Bath’s Project Pride deemed great success
Bath Township’s Project Pride was a “great success” this year, according to Bath Township Administrator Vito Sinopoli.
Sinopoli, at the May 6 Bath Board of Trustees meeting, thanked all who participated in the township-wide cleanup effort April 27. Sinopoli recognized Dana Singer for coordinating and implementing the event.
New Service Director Caine Collins attended his first trustees meeting since beginning his job May 1. Collins reported the new 24-hour fuel station at the township’s Ira Road facility has been completed and is operational. The station provides diesel fuel and gasoline for township vehicles, including fire and police vehicles.
Trustees approved two amendments to the township organizational resolution. Noting the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act requires health insurance for employees who work 30 or more hours per week, trustees amended the resolution to require supervisor approval for part-time employees to work more than 29 hours per week, effective May 6.
Trustees also approved an amendment that would pay the cemetery sexton time-and-a-half for burials occurring after 4 p.m. Fridays and anytime on Saturdays.
The township is seeking citizens to serve on the External Audit Committee and on township zoning committees. External Audit Committee candidates should apply to Fiscal Officer Sharon Troike by tomorrow, May 10. Citizens interested in serving on township zoning committees should apply to the Board of Trustees.
In other action, the board:
- approved reapplying for a Ohio Public Works Commission grant for storm sewer improvements on Smith Road. The grant is a joint effort with the cities of Akron and Fairlawn;
- approved applying for a $10,000 no-match grant for development of the Bath Creek Trail, connecting Moore Chapel Cemetery to Beefy’s Woods in the Bath Nature Preserve. The grant would cover material for a boardwalk across Bath Creek;
- approved a six-month leave of absence for firefighter/paramedic Timothy Lombardi, who is leaving to serve as a ranger at Yellowstone National Park;
- accepted the resignation for retirement of firefighter Jim Brock, effective May 3. Brock retires with 44 years of service to the township;
- accepted the resignation of Bath Fire Department administrative assistant Cheryl Jackson;
- approved posting through May 17 for a full-time administrative assistant in the Fire Department;
- approved the sale of 10 unneeded Fire Department radios each to the Valley Fire District and the Village of Boston Heights at a cost of $600 each;
- approved the sale of two Stryker cots at $700 each to the Valley Fire District; and
- approved the payment of requisitions and purchase orders totaling $170,053.
Upcoming events include:
√ Bog Tour of Kent and Ravenna bogs, May 20. On May 6, four seats remained available on the bus tour. Parks Director Mike Rorar is seeking to educate township residents about bogs prior to a planned project to rehabilitate Tamarack Bog in the Bath Nature Preserve. Call the Parks Department at 330-666-4007 to participate;
√ Memorial Day observance at the Bath Veterans’ Memorial May 27 at noon;
√ Walk Down Memory Lane on view at the Bath Township Museum, 1241 N. Cleveland-Massillon Road. The exhibit features township memorabilia and photographs from the 1950s, 60s and 70s. The museum is open Mondays from 2 to 4 p.m., Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 10 a.m. to noon on the last Saturday of each month. The museum is open other times by appointment. Admission is free; and
√ Community Day at Bath Community Activity Center is set for Aug. 3.
The board’s next regular meeting will be May 20 at 4 p.m. in the trustees’ meeting room of the Bath Administration Building, 3864 W. Bath Road.
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