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Trustees hear reports on Yellow Creek

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November 7, 2019

The Bath trustees heard status reports on the Yellow Creek watershed and the Summit County Nursing Homes and Facilities Task Force during the Nov. 4 meeting.


Township Administrator Vito Sinopoli said Sustainable Streams LLC, which was hired by the Summit County Engineer’s Office to evaluate the status of the watershed, has prepared a technical summary report on 61 potential storm water remediation projects. Sinopoli said the total cost of those projects would be roughly $40 million.


He said Summit County Engineer Alan Brubaker met with the trustees to discuss the report, as well as a separate report prepared by MS Consultants focusing on flooding problems in the Wye Road area.


Sinopoli noted the discussions with the Engineer’s Office also focused on development of a Non-Point Source Implementation Strategy (NPSIS) plan, which would be required for potential grant funding of the remediation projects through federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Section 319 Nonpoint Source grants.


Sinopoli added fee revenue from Brubaker’s Surface Water Management District provided funding for the two reports and would most likely be used for preparation of the NPSIS plan.
Also during the meeting, Summit County Council President Jeff Wilhite (D-District 4) said the Summit County Nursing Homes and Facilities Task Force will have its organizational meeting Nov. 12 at 10 a.m. at the AES Building, 388 S. Main St., Suite 205.


According to legislation passed by Summit County Council, the task force is tasked with evaluating the current status of nursing home facilities located in Summit County and to recommend potential legislative action and advocacy efforts to protect the health, safety and welfare of nursing home residents.
Wilhite stated all task force meetings are open to the public and regular meetings will kick off in January.


In other business, the trustees:

  • Approved an agreement with RB Stout Inc. to install landscaping beds at Moore’s Chapel Cemetery at a cost not to exceed $17,000. Service Director Caine Collins said the cemetery, located on North Hametown Road, is the township’s primary active cemetery and the landscaping work will complete its established landscaping plan;
  • Approved an agreement with the Summit County Sheriff’s Office for the Bath Police Department’s continued participation in the Summit County OVI Task Force;
  • Approved the township’s annual membership of $225 in the Coalition of Large Ohio Urban Townships for 2020;
  • Heard the police department’s Drug Take Back Day on Oct. 26 resulted in the collection of 77 pounds of expired/unused prescription drugs that were safely destroyed;
  • Approved the service department’s internal advertising for a part-time laborer position;
  • Accepted the resignation of service department seasonal worker Stephen Rose;
  • Approved moving service department equipment operator/laborer Richard Brogan from probationary status to regular full-time status;
  • Approved a payment of $36,407 to Lewis Landscaping and Nursery Inc. for the completion of the two-year ball field renovation project at Bath Baseball Park;
  • Heard the Bath Fire Department responded to two major fires in late October, one on North Revere Road and one on Minor Road in Copley;
  • Heard between 700 and 800 residents attended the fire department’s Halloween party and the police department’s Haunted Jail;
  • Accepted the 2020 calendar for township trustees’ meetings and work sessions;
  • Approved scheduling the final 2019 trustees’ meeting on Dec. 16 at 4 p.m., followed by the special settlement meeting at 4:30 p.m.;
  • Heard from Fire Chief Robert Campbell the fire department will participate in the Toys for Tots campaign and will collect new, unwrapped children’s toys Nov. 25 through Dec. 12. Campbell said residents can drop off toys in the collection bin located near the fire department’s reception desk;
  • Announced that the annual Wye Road Bridge Lighting and Santa’s arrival will take place Nov. 29 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.; and
  • Approved requisitions, regular purchase orders and payments totaling $176,828.


The next Bath Township trustees’ meeting will be held Nov. 18 at 4 p.m. in the trustees’ meeting room at the Bath Center Building, located at 3864 W. Bath Road.


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