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Bath board approves road improvements, trail construction

8/21/2014 - West Side Leader
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By Julia Kazar

At the Bath Board of Trustees meeting Aug. 18, trustees approved several road improvement projects, as well as construction of a trail.

Trustees voted 2-0 to approve a contract with H. Luli Construction Co. for chip and seal of the Bath Community Activity Center driveway, parking lots and a portion of the North Fork Trail not to exceed $25,000. Trustee Becky Corbett was not present at the meeting.

Trustees also approved a contract with H. Luli Construction Co. for chip and seal of the Bath Hill Park driveway, parking lots and a portion of the Revere Woods Trail not to exceed $7,202.

Trustees approved a contract with Perrin Asphalt & Concrete to construct 80 feet of the Bath Creek Wetland Trail located in the Bath Nature Preserve, not to exceed $10,000. Park Director/Assistant Service Director Alan Garner noted this is a reimbursable expense through the 2013 Summit County Community Grant.

Trustees also agreed to pay Aero-Mark Inc. $32,682 for crack sealing as part of the regional pavement maintenance program. Service Director Caine Collins also noted this concludes the program.

In other business, trustees:

  • agreed to remove Officer Eric Shaffer from probationary status and move him to full-time police officer status effective Aug. 1;
  • accepted with regret the resignation of Lt. David Flowers from the Bath Fire Department effective Aug. 31;
  • accepted with regret the resignation of seasonal employees Stephen Troike and Leah Blachaniec. Collins noted both individuals are returning to college;
  • agreed to extend the posting for the part-time park personnel position until Aug. 29;
  • agreed to waive zoning fees associated with the proposed deck project at the Regal Beagle, located in Bath Nature Preserve;
  • agreed to enter into an agreement with Kronos for the new Kronos Workforce Ready program not to exceed $18,500;
  • agreed to rescind the previous recommendation to hire EG&G as consultants for the Heritage Corridors of Bath Information Center and authorized the township administrator to select an alternate consultant. According to Township Administrator Vito Sinopoli, EG&G’s submitted fees came in too high, so he is talking with another company that will prepare and submit their own fee schedule to be approved; and
  • approved a resolution for the Nature Works Grant. According to Trustee Elaina Goodrich, if the grant is approved, the money will go toward expanding the playground at Bath Baseball Park.

The board’s next meeting will be Sept. 2, one day later than usual due to Labor Day, at 7 p.m. in the trustees’ meeting room of the Bath Administration Building, 3864 W. Bath Road.

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