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Bath trustees approve seasonal workers

11/21/2013 - West Side Leader
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By Julia Kazar

The Bath Board of Trustees unanimously approved the hiring of three seasonal snow and ice control professionals in the Service Department during the Nov. 18 meeting.

Michael Ostrander was hired at $16 an hour, and Richard Brogan and John Markel were hired at $12 an hour.

According to Service Director Caine Collins, Ostrander was hired at a higher rate due to his 15 years of previous plowing experience.

Collins also informed trustees all three new hires have a valid Ohio Class B commercial driver’s license (CDL).

Once the new hires have met all the prehire requisites, they will be trained on how to use the snow and ice removal equipment owned by the township. Next, they will become familiar with the routes they have been assigned, as well as surrounding areas in case they need to fill in due to absence.

“They should be trained and ready to go before any snow comes,” Collins told trustees.

Trustees also unanimously approved an amendment to the job description for an equipment operator for the township. The description now states that an applicant must hold a valid Ohio Class B CDL instead of a Class A CDL.

“I feel that this change will allow us to have more potential applicants for positions,” Collins said, “opening the door to a lot more well-qualified candidates.”

In other business, trustees:

  • approved the purchase of a replacement infield buggy in the amount of $12,553 with a vote of 3-0. This was a scheduled purchase for 2013. The buggy will be used to clear excess dust off the infield during summer baseball games;
  • approved the second renewal of an agreement with Summit County for the lease of the salt shed at 3879 Ira Road through November 2014 at a cost of $7,200 per year;
  • were informed about the 10th annual Wye Road Bridge Lighting taking place Nov. 29 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the area of the bridge, located near the intersection of North Cleveland-Massillon and Granger roads;
  • heard a letter from Bath resident Ed Hoyle commending Carol Marik, an administrative assistant in the Service Department, and the Service Department for their work in removing a tree on the Martadale Road right-of-way; and
  • congratulated the Revere High School boys soccer team on winning the state championship.
    “They’ve worked hard for this, and it’s a job well done,” said Trustee Becky Corbett.

The board’s next meeting will be Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. in the trustees’ meeting room of the Bath Administration Building, 3864 W. Bath Road.

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