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Bath receives grant funds for storm cleanup

8/7/2014 - West Side Leader
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By Julia Kazar

At the Bath Board of Trustees meeting Aug. 4, trustees approved a memorandum of understanding with the Ohio Public Works Commission awarding emergency funds for $38,820 for road and bridge damage in the township from a May 12 storm.

Trustees voted 2-0 to approve the memorandum of understanding, with Trustee Elaina Goodrich recusing herself.

According to Township Administrator Vito Sinopoli, this is an 80 percent reimbursement and will help the township with much of the repairs.

In other business, trustees:

  • agreed to list and sell fire power pig tails and an air cart on www.GovDeals.com through Aug. 19;
  • agreed to offer terms of full-time employment in the Service Department to Jeffrey France;
  • approved a recommendation to pay Ronyak Paving Inc. $340,297 for resurfacing  four roadways in the Regional Paving Maintenance Program;
  • awarded a contract to Acme Fence Co. for the generator cooling tower enclosure for $6,967;
  • agreed to sell obsolete or unused property from the Service Department on www.GovDeals.com;
  • agreed to post and advertise for a part-time parks laborer. Applications will be accepted until Aug. 15;
  • agreed to accept and sign a memorandum of understanding with the Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition. According to Parks Director/Assistant Service Director Alan Garner, this is a grant for engineering and design of a Bath Creek Trail;
  • agreed to set the Bath trustees public hearing date for the zoning resolution and zoning map amendments for Sept. 15 at 4 p.m. Trustee Becky Corbett noted this will be part of the regular trustees meeting.

Zoning Director William Funk said all proposed changes are available for review on the township website, and all home and business owners affected by the changes have been notified;

  • agreed to a contract with Wichert Insurance Co. for $69,225 for Bath’s property and liability insurance;
  • agreed to advertise and solicit bids for the township window replacement project. Bids will be opened Aug. 25 at 9 a.m., and there will be a prebid meeting Aug. 15 at 10 a.m. in the trustees’ meeting room;
  • approved a payment to Precise Boring of Ohio for the Ghent Road sanitary sewer installation for $96,747;
  • approved an application for a water connection for Lillian Solomon, of North Revere Road;
  • approved an application for a wastewater collection and treatment system for Crown Point Ecology Center at 3220 Ira Road. Corbett noted this is just an approval of the application; and
  • approved the appointment of Randall Kalstrom to the Friends of Yellow Creek Committee.

The board’s next meeting is set for Aug. 18 at 4 p.m. in the trustees’ meeting room of the Bath Administration Building, 3864 W. Bath Road.

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