Nelson Twp. – Residents gathered at the Nelson Community House on Wednesday, February 18th for the second trustee meeting of the month. Present were Fiscal Officer John David Finney; Trustees Joe Leonard, Mike Elias, and Tom Matota; Anne Mae VanDerHoeven and Chuck Vanek were also present.

Jarrod Senk of Boy Scout Troop 65 gave a short presentation on his proposed Eagle Scout service project — the replacement of nature trail signage and posts. The signage would measure 4” x 6” and feature embossed green ink on durable yellow plastic. The project would include an estimated 20 signs at a total price of $214.65. The trustees approved Jarrod’s project unanimously.

Fiscal Officer Dave Finney presented the trustees with bills and wages totaling  $13,959.65. Matota made a motion to pay the bills and wages as presented, and Elias seconded this motion; it carried with approval by all three trustees. The old tractor sent to Chalker’s Auction brought in $12,100 at auction, allowing the trustees to proceed with the purchase of a new John Deer 575 Utility Tractor for $17,685. Elias also shared the protocol for establishing no parking zones on certain roads within the township. The trustees will be looking for public commentary/feedback at the March 18th trustee meeting.

Nelson Township’s annual Spring Cleanup at Nelson Circle has been scheduled for May 2nd & 3rd. More details for this event will be available in the coming weeks