Nelson is building a storage shed for its road equipment

Nelson Township trustees are in the process of building a 28-by-60-feet storage building near the township garage and the salt barn, Trustee Mike Kortan told The Portager.

The building will house the township’s new oil truck for road work, a gravel spreader for chip and seal work, and a rubber tire roller. The roller device follows the gravel spreader and compacts the aggregate on the roadway. All three pieces of equipment cost the township $10,750, he said.

The township’s spring cleanup will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 1 and 2 at the Nelson Community Center. Spring cleanup is for Nelson Township residents only, and they will be checking motorists’ IDs. Township employees and trustees will be on hand to help residents unload their vehicles. Because of new regulations at the county level, tires will not be accepted.