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Scrap Tire Day

The Gallia-Jackson-Meigs-Vinton Solid Waste District will host a SCRAP TIRE DAY on Tuesday June 18th from 10 am until 2 pm at their recycling center, 1056 South New Hampshire Avenue, in Wellston. The recycling charge is $1 per tire and no more than 10 tires per load. No tires from businesses and no tires on rims. Cash only. This is a good LEGAL way to get rid of unsightly old tires. For more information, call the GJMV offices at (740) 384-2164.

2018 Water Report

The latest Consumer Confidence Report on Wellston city water is now available. Click HERE.

Weeds and Mowing

WEEDS
§ 93.15  CUTTING REQUIRED.
(A)   Any person owning or having charge of land (this would include any owner, company or lending institution) within the city shall keep the property free and clear of all grass , noxious weeds and rank vegetation, and shall cut all of such on the lots owned or controlled by him or her at least four times in every year, two weeks before Memorial Day in May, two weeks before Independence Day on July 4th, two weeks before the end of July and two weeks before Labor day.
(2003 Code, § 93.15)
(B)   Any person owning nonresidential developed land may be exempted from this regulation by the Director of Public Service, and the owner may cut such land once per year.
(C)   If the owner or person having charge of such land fails to comply to cut grass /weeds, the Director of Public Service shall cause the grass , weeds and rank vegetation to be cut and destroyed and may employ the necessary labor to perform such task, if there is sufficient money appropriated to do so.
(D)   The Director of Public Service, through the City Auditor, shall make a written return to the County Auditor of their actions under this section with a statement of the charges for its service, the amount paid for labor, the fees of serving such notices and a proper description of the premises. Such amounts, when allowed, shall be entered upon the tax duplicate and shall be a lien upon such lands from and after the date of the entry and be collected as other taxes, and be turned in to the city into the General Fund.
(E)   The owner or person having charge of such land, (this would include any owner, company or lending institution) who fails to comply with the notice to cut weeds as described in division (A) above, and violates this section, is guilty of a minor misdemeanor, and shall be fined up to $150.
(F)   The owner or person having charge of such land, (this would include any owner, company or lending institution) who fails to comply with the notice to cut weeds as described in division (A) above, and violates this section, shall be charged $250 per each incident for a city lot of up to 120 x 60 feet.
(2003 Code, § 93.17)
(Ord. 1788, passed 8-1-1963; Ord. 3202, passed 5-21-1998; Ord. 2015-050, passed 2-5-2014; Ord. 2017- 15, passed 4-20-2017; Ord. 2018-18, passed 5-3-2018) Penalty, see § 93.99

§ 93.99  PENALTY.
(A)   Any person violating any provision of this chapter for which no specific penalty is prescribed shall be subject to § 10.99 of this code of ordinances.
(B)   Whoever violates § 93.01 shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the fourth degree.
(2003 Code, § 93.01)  (R.C. § 3767.99(B))
(C)   Whoever violates § 93.02 is guilty of a minor misdemeanor.
(2003 Code, § 93.02)
(D)   Whoever violates § 93.03 is guilty of a minor misdemeanor.
(2003 Code, § 93.03)  (Ord. 3149, passed 5-2-1996)
(E)   Whoever violates § 93.04 shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the third degree. The sentencing court may, in addition to or in lieu of the penalty provided in this division, require a person who violates this section to remove litter from any public or private property or in or on waters of the state.
(F)   Whoever violates § 93.15 is guilty of a minor misdemeanor and shall be fined up to $150.
(2003 Code, § 93.04)  (R.C. § 3767.99(C)) (Ord. 2017-15, passed 4-20-2017)

Utility Bill Payments

Starting July 1st 2019, you must bring your utility bill with you to the clerk’s office if you are paying the bill in person. This helps with our records and yours.

There will be a fee of $0.52 to provide you with a copy of your bill after July 1st.

All customers have the option of paying their utility bill online. Go to the city’s website at http://www.cityofwellston.org then click the UTILITY PAYMENTS link at the top of every page.

Yard Sales

City residents planning a yard sale must call the mayor’s office and obtain a permit number. This is free. You must display that number at your yard sale. This permit is for 3 days only. No signs are to be posted on ANY utility poles. Call (740) 384-2720 for your free yard sale permit number.

Trash and Waste

WASTE MATERIAL, JUNK AND JUNK VEHICLES ON PUBLIC AND PRIVATE PROPERTY.

(a)   No person shall deposit or leave rubbish, garbage, waste, putrid substances, junk, waste, or other waste material on any public street or any other public property or in any pond or watercourse, nor shall any person who is the owner, occupant or person in possession of any property within the city, deposit, permit to remain, or permit any other person to deposit, on private property, any of such material. For the purpose of this section, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.

(1)   WASTE MATERIAL. Any material which has been discarded or abandoned or any material no longer in use, and, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, includes junk, waste boxes, cartons, plastic or wood scraps or shavings, waste paper and paper products and other combustible materials or substances no longer in use or discarded or abandoned, metal or ceramic scraps or pieces of all types, glass and other noncombustible materials or substances no longer in use or discarded or abandoned, and machinery, appliances or equipment, or parts thereof, no longer in use or discarded or abandoned.

(2)   JUNK. Includes old or scrap copper, brass, rope, rags, batteries, paper and rubber. It also includes inoperable, partially dismantled or wrecked vehicles of any kind, whether motor vehicles, automobiles, motorcycles, emergency vehicles, public safety vehicles, school buses, bicycles, commercial tractors, agricultural tractors, house trailers, trucks, buses, trailers, semitrailers, railroad trains, railroad cars, watercraft or any other form of device for the transportation of persons or property, and, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, with respect to any automobile or other transportation device of any kind, the operation of which requires issuance of a license by the federal government or any agency thereof or by the state or any agency or political subdivision thereof, any such automobile or other transportation device shall be deemed to be junk unless a current valid license has been issued for the operation of such automobile or other transportation device, which license, if required by law, is displayed upon such automobile or other transportation device. The word also includes other automobiles or other transportation devices. The word also includes other old scrap and ferrous or nonferrous materials which are not held for sale or for remelting purposes by an establishment having facilities for processing such materials.

(b)   The provisions of this section shall be enforced by the Director of Service and the Director of Public Safety or by either of them.

(c)   Whoever violates any of the provisions of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree. A separate offense shall be deemed committed each day during or on which a violation occurs or continues.

DEBRIS REMOVAL.

(a)   (1)   The owner, occupant or person in control of any lot or land within the city shall keep all yard areas free from the accumulation in the open of paper, bottles, cans, cartons, rubbish and other debris.

(2)   Operators of business establishments that sell food or other merchandise in containers that are customarily discarded on the premises or upon leaving the premises shall provide convenient and strategically located waste receptacles on their premises. Operators of business establishments shall maintain the cleanliness of the sidewalks and street areas in front of their establishments.

(b)   Whoever violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the fourth degree.

 

Definitions.

(1)   “Litter” includes any “garbage,” “refuse,” and “rubbish” as defined herein and all other waste material which, if thrown or deposited as herein prohibited tends to create a danger to public health, safety and welfare.

(2)   “Garbage” includes any putrescible animal and vegetable waste resulting from the handling, preparation, cooking and consumption of food.

(3)   “Refuse” includes any putrescible and nonputrescible solid wastes, including garbage, rubbish, ashes, street cleanings, dead animals, tires, and solid market and industrial waste.

(4)   “Rubbish” includes any nonputrescible solid wastes consisting of both combustible and noncombustible waste, such as paper, bottles, wire, wrappings, parts of automobiles, furniture, cardboard, cans, wood, glass, bedding, crockery and any thing else of an unsightly or unsanitary nature.

(e)   Exceptions.  This does not apply to land being used under a municipal building or construction permit or license, a municipal permit or license, a conditional zoning permit or variance to operate a junk yard, scrap metal processing facility or similar businesses, or a permit or license issued pursuant to Ohio R. C. Chapter 3734, 4737.05 to 4737.12, or Chapter 6111.

(ORC 731.52)

 

Know Your City Ward

Here’s a map to show boundaries for voting wards.  Each ward has an elected council person, plus there are three “at large” council positions.  All voting in the city of Wellston occurs at the Jackson-Vinton Community Action Building (the old Central School) at 118 South New York Avenue.  Polls are set up in the gymnasium.city wards