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PUBLIC NOTICE: Road Work

Road work is currently being performed on 10th Street from New York Avenue to Mulga Road (at the City Limits). Work is also being performed on 2nd street, from Minnesota Avenue to Broadway, in addition to 4th Street from Minnesota Avenue to Missouri Avenue. We ask that drivers use caution and avoid the area if possible.

NO PARKING DOWNTOWN THURSDAY

Street sweeping will be performed in the downtown district this Thursday, May 26th. In order to facilitate this endeavor, parking downtown will be PROHIBITED until noon on Thursday. Crews will begin work at 5 a.m. that day, so please have your vehicles moved by Wednesday evening. All violators will be towed. The City would like to thank you for your advanced participation in order for us to prepare for the upcoming Memorial Day Festivities.

PUBLIC NOTICE: BOIL ORDER

There is currently a BOIL ORDER for Broadway to 4th Street; Minnesota Avenue to Broadway; and any customers with low or no water pressure. We appreciate your patience in this matter.

Health & Safety Committee to Meet

The Health and Safety Committee is set to meet on Thursday, June 2, 2022, in Council Chambers at 6 p.m. The topic of discussion will be stray cats. This meeting is open to the public.

Sewer Adjustments for Pool Fills

With temperatures rising, pools are being filled. Please remember that adjustments are made to the sewer portion of your bill ONLY.

Here is what we need from you: Please take note of the date(s) in which the pool is being filled. Once you receive the water bill reflecting the pool fill, notify the water department so that the sewer adjustment can be completed.

51.10 (A) Filling of pools. The adjustments will be made to the sewer portion only and will be as follows: we will deduct any amount over the average use of the customer’s sewer bill only.

Parades & Other Special Events Now Required to Submit Free Application

Any individual or organization that intends to hold a special event on City-owned property or public right-of-way within the City’s corporation limit is now required to submit an application to the Service Director. Any public or private gatherings including races, block parties, festivals, parades, performances, or other group events that utilize public property or right-of-way will be subject to this policy and application process. The cost is free.

The intent of this policy and application approval process is to streamline the collection and distribution of information to and from various City departments for each requested special event in the City.

Beginning in September, the application must be submitted to the Service Director at least 90 days prior to the event. Exceptions to this deadline must be approved by the City.

For more information, or to download the required materials, stop by the Mayor’s Office or visit the following links:

Memorial Day Closure Notice

Wellston City Offices will be closed Monday, May 30, 2022 in observance of Memorial Day. Monday’s trash will be picked up on Tuesday, May 31st, along with the regular trash route.  Please have the garbage out early as the crews will be running double routes. Thanks for your advanced cooperation.

It’s Finally Here!

City-wide Spring Clean up/Free Big Haul will be held beginning the week of May 23rd.

Customers can set out extra trash on their normal trash day during that week. Fees for excessive garbage and large items will NOT apply during that week ONLY. All furniture must still be wrapped and sealed in plastic before being picked up. Roofing, building materials, tires, batteries, paint, appliances containing freon, and unbundled brush will not be picked up on special haul. Carpets and rugs MUST be cut down, bagged, and manageable.

As always, please set your garbage out the night before your scheduled pick up day. There will be absolutely NO make-up dates permitted for the free big haul.

Wellston receives TAP Grant

The City of Wellston was just awarded $697,538 in Federal Funds through the Transportation Alternatives Program through the Ohio Department of Transportation. These funds will come available in State Fiscal Year 2025.

These funds will be used as a supplement to the Small Cities Grant, which was awarded to renovate the downtown area. These projects will replace sidewalks, lighting, drainage and parking along Ohio Avenue between 2nd Street and A Street.

Contractors Must Now Register

In an effort to move the City of Wellston in a direction of growth, Code Enforcement Officer Ryan Pelletier recommended the implementation of a new City ordinance for registering contractors who conduct business within the City. Council accepted Pelletier’s recommendation, and now contractors MUST register with the Office of Code Enforcement.
Many residential and commercial projects conducted within the City are performed without liability insurance. Pelletier researched many municipalities throughout Ohio, including Chillicothe, Lancaster, Mentor, and many more.

Here are the benefits of Contractor Registration:

  1. Allows for each contractor who performs business within the city to provide a level of service to the certification they may hold.
  2. The plan will require contractors to provide a minimum of $250,000 in coverage for bodily harm and property damage. It will NOT be the responsibility of the City to ensure the contractor is carrying the proper amount of liability coverage for the job being performed. This only ensures the contract is at least carrying some sort of liability coverage.
  3. The plan will ensure that individuals proclaiming to be certified licensed contractors do in fact have a license in their area of expertise.
  4. All contractors who obtain the registration will be listed on the city website along with their registration verification. This verification will show any license numbers they may carry.
  5. The plan will generate some income to be used to help offset the cost of the Zoning/Code Enforcement department. The registration fee will be $100.00 for each contractor annually
  6. The plan will also make ALL contractors performing work in the city to register with RITA.

To access the forms online, visit https://cityofwellston.org/permits/