Nelson Twp. – On Wednesday January 18 the Nelson Trustees held a regular business meeting. There were a good number of residents in attendance at the meeting. The trustees led everyone in the Pledge of Allegiance to begin the meeting.

Minutes from the January 4 meeting were accepted as corrected and bill payments were accepted as presented. An executive session at the end of the open meeting was added to the agenda.
Department leaders gave their reports to keep everyone up to date on plans and work being done for and throughout the township. Some of the discussions were about plans to develop a new webpage and purchase a new domain name.

It was reported that there is still plenty of salt available for roads, should it be needed. Residents will be encouraged to pick up debris and branches near their drives and property frontage. They are also asked to not spray ditches with week killer. Drainage problems on Knowlton Road are being looked into and there was discussion on how to fix the problem.
The trustees are waiting on the EPA for more information about tire removal at Nelson Ledges Racetrack and Ross Development is working with the trustees on this. An up-to-date map showing wetlands within the township was brought in for people to see.

Some general information was given about high speed internet moving into the area. There will be some cleanup work done at the Community House. There was a brief discussion about the job description for Community House caretakers and its rental agreement. The trustees are getting estimates on a new one ton truck and financing options.

The Garden Club’s idea for the gazebo and how to incorporate the veteran’s memorial and monuments were shared. The goal is to honor veterans , be something the township can be proud of and use.

There was good interaction between the residents and the trustees. The trustees then moved to go into an executive session. The next scheduled meeting is Wednesday February 1 at 7pm. All residents are welcome to attend.