Bath’s share of JEDD taxes dips

by Laura Bednar

Nov. 21 township board of trustees meeting

Bath Township received its share of real estate property taxes from the joint economic development district, which includes Bath, Akron and Fairlawn. Bath received $54,625 for tax year 2021 and collection year 2022.

Trustee Sharon Troike said the amount is usually $100,000 or $150,000, adding that businesses must have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic or appealed not to pay tax.

The township renewed its membership with the Coalition of Large Ohio Urban Townships, a group formed to provide a forum for the exchange of township problems, issues and solutions and to provide input to the Ohio Township Association, according to

Townships eligible for membership must have a population of 15,000 or more or a budget of more than $3 million. Bath is eligible based on its budget of over $13 million.

Township Administrator Vito Sinopoli said the sale of property at 70 S. Cleveland-Massillon Rd. has been canceled. Sidhu Realty Capital bought the property, the former site of Bath fire station No. 2, in the fall and was permitted to back out of the sale per the contract. The property is still listed for sale.

The Historic Town Hall exterior restoration project is officially completed, according to Service Director Caine Collins. Trustees approved payment of $98,372 for the project. ∞