Friday, April 19, 2013
Students at Revere High School see government in action
Bath Township trustees held their meeting this week at Revere High School so government students could see their local leaders in action. The trustees have a meeting at the school every year to help teach the students about local government, explaining the duties of Bath leaders and townships' role in Ohio. After regular business is conducted, the trustees open the meeting to questions from the students to the police and fire chief and other department heads. Among them: • What's the difference between a robbery and a burglary? • How do you get a horse out of a pool (referring to a recent rescue by the Bath Fire Department when a horse fell through a pool cover)? "Believe it or not, it's not the first time it happened in Bath," Fire …
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Trustees honor long-time employee with resolution
Bill Snow's long service to Bath Township ended Sunday, when he officially retired as township administrator. At Monday's meeting, township trustees passed a resolution honoring Snow for his years of service, which started when he was hired as a volunteer firefighter in 1982. "Mr. Snow is known as a consummate professional, always putting the interests of Bath Township first," the resolution says. "He has witnessed both tragedy and celebration within the community and has always given selflessly to offer his heartfelt support in every instance." Snow left the fire department in 2003 as a captain, after becoming Bath's clerk-treasurer in 1996. He moved into the administrator role in 2000. Snow announced last year that he was forced to …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Trustees split vote on who should get job
Bath Township Trustees voted 2-1 to hire a new service director Monday, filling a three-month vacancy in the post. Caine Collins, who is currently the service director in Green, Ohio, will get the $37,50-an-hour job of overseeing the township's service department. He will start May 1. The hiring came over the objections of Trustee Elaina Goodrich, who said she believes Mike Rorar -- Bath's parks director and assistant service director who has been filling in as interim service director -- should get the position. "He's done a great job," Goodrich said. "In all these years, I've never heard a resident complain about him." She said Rorar has overseen development of Bath's parks from 40 acres to 500 acres in his 16 years with the township …
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Fairlawn City Council meets at 6:30, Bath Trustees at 7 p.m.
Monday, August 20, 2012
Project was one of only two in Ohio to receive funding through federal program.
A long-planned project to create a “visitor wayside” on Cleveland-Massillon Road in Bath Township has been bolstered by a 2012 National Scenic Byways Program grant of $150,608. The Heritage Corridors of Bath’s “Ghent Wayside” was one of only two Ohio projects chosen to receive NSBP funding this year from the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration. According to the NSBP's website, the federal program recognizes roads having outstanding scenic, historic, cultural, natural, recreational and archaeological qualities. NSBP funding supports projects that manage and protect these roads and improve visitor facilities. The Heritage Corridors of Bath Scenic Byway includes all or parts of 12 roads within Bath Township, …
Friday, August 10, 2012
The trustees rehired Snow Friday morning.
Bath Township Administrator Bill Snow was set to retire on Aug. 31, but the trustees have rehired him for an interim period ending March 31, 2013, according to a press release. Snow said he was forced to ask the trustees to accept his Aug. 31 retirement to protect his state pension. However, he did tell the trustees he would like to be rehired at a reduced salary. The trustees are using this interim period to find a new township administrator and to allow for training of that person, the release said. "Mr. Snow’s job duties and responsibilities during the interim period will be identical to those presently held by the Administrator," the release said. "Mr. Snow’s interim appointment will provide for an orderly transition." Earlier this …
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
William Snow's retirement was accepted by the Bath Township Trustees Monday.
At Monday's Bath Township Trustees meeting Township Administrator Bill Snow asked trustees to accept his retirement. Snow has more than 30 years of service in the public sector. See a copy of his retirement letter above. Snow said he is not retiring because of anything that is happening in the township, but because he has to protect his best interest with the changes in Ohio Public Employee's Pension plan happening at the state level. "Make no mistake about the issues," Snow said in his letter. "The State is changing the rules of the pension fund that is driving this change, and again residents of the Township are being directly affected by the actions of state government." At the end of his letter, Snow said he hopes the trustees will …
Monday, June 18, 2012
Council meets at 6:30 p.m.
Fairlawn City Council will look to approve allowing Mayor William Roth to enter into a development agreement with Giant Eagle for the building of a GetGo at tonight's meeting. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall. If approved, the city will enter into the development agreement and Giant Eagle will build a GetGo at the corner of West Market Street and Trunko Road. Giant Eagle representatives hope to break ground in August. To make way for the extra traffic of a GetGo, Giant Eagle also agreed to pay more than half the cost of widening a portion of Trunko Road. The improvements include a left-turn lane and a left-turn signal. To see a full copy of tonight's agenda, check out the media portion above. Bath Township Trustees also meet …
Monday, May 7, 2012
Fairlawn Council and Bath Township Trustees meet tonight in separate meetings.
Fairlawn Council meets tonight at 6:30 at City Hall. Agenda items include: • approving several road improvement projects • approving the purchase of new vehicles for the service department • passing a resolution declaring May 13 to May 19 as National Police Week Bath Township Trustees meet tonight at 7 p.m. in the Township Center. Agenda items include: • accepting the resignation of a police officer • approving the sale and auction of a police car and fire department SUV • appointing members to the Bath Township Community Emergency Response Team A copy of each agenda is attached to the media portion of this article. Any questions? Tell us in the comments.
Monday, March 19, 2012
Fairlawn City Council and Bath Township Trustees meet Monday night.
Both Fairlawn City Council and Bath Township Trustees will meet tonight to approve their city/township budgets. By state law, the year's budgets must be approved by the end of March. Fairlawn's budget is 0.63 percent higher this year than last because of raises and promotions, said Mayor William Roth. Bath's budget is 1 percent higher because of carry-over balances, said Township Administrator William Snow. Other topics on Fairlawn's agenda include: • Establishing May 19 as Fairlawn Clean Up and Beautification Day; and • Passing a resolution opposing statewide centralized tax collection The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. in City Hall. Other topics on Bath's agenda include: • Approving the purchase of a new pick-up truck for the fire …