Bath secures $120,000 grant for North Fork

by Laura Bednar

July 24 township trustees meeting

Bath Township received a $120,000 Community Block Development Grant from the Summit County Department of Community and Economic Development to renovate the home at North Fork Preserve.

The preserve, at 4400 Everett Rd., opened to the public in June with two of the three trails available for exploration. The Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired on-site house will be renovated into office space and rentable areas for community groups. The grant will be used to make the building accessible according to Americans with Disabilities Act standards.

Other township building updates include a new roof on a section of the Bath Administration Building. Service Director Caine Collins said there are several leaks coming from the flat roof area, and during a recent storm, a leak led to a waterlogged hallway. He estimated the existing roof dates to the 1990s. Miller Roofing & Exteriors will replace the section of roof for $23,000.

JEDD Committee

Trustee President Sharon Troike announced the appointed members of the Joint Economic Development District advisory committee: Ted Bare, Jeff Bonomo, Kelley Brubaker, Jim Burns, Dave Carlos, Jen Hardin, Shibu Joykutty, Thomas Kamp and Diana McCool.

The committee will meet for five months to review and revise, as needed, the Economic District Revenue Committee’s 2000 report that recommends acceptable uses for JEDD funds within Bath.

“As needs change, there is an increased need for a new set of eyes,” said Troike.

In other action

The police department made two staffing changes: hiring Christina Gaydosh as a part-time communications specialist and promoting Steven Tayerle to communications supervisor. Gaydosh has experience as a dispatcher. Police Chief and Township Administrator Vito Sinopoli said Tayerle has been a Bath dispatcher for eight years.

Bath paid Richfield Village $32,200 for its share of the cost to have Richfield police officer Scott Dressler as Revere schools’ resource officer.

The township renewed its property/casualty and auto insurance policy through Wichert Insurance for $136,086 through July of next year. ∞