Service, parks departments give annual reports

by Laura Bednar

Feb. 20 township trustees meeting

Service Director and Interim Parks Director Caine Collins outlined each department’s accomplishments and goals in his annual report to Bath Township trustees.

The service department fixed drainage issues at seven properties on Springside Drive, began eradicating the invasive “Tree of Heaven” species at the Bath Center building and the service department complex and put design plans for the service building expansion out to bid.

The service department replaced 1,187 square yards of concrete road panel, rebuilt 13 catch basins, used 848 tons of salt and sold 97 cemetery graves. Collins also reminded residents that they can call the service department to replace broken address markers at their homes.

Goals for 2024 are to construct a lower level restroom in the Bath Center building, complete the service building expansion by fall and fill two laborer/equipment operator crew positions.


The parks department renovated the home at 1581 Hickory Farm Lane within the Bath Nature Preserve. Employees also repaired the exterior of the barn at North Fork Preserve on Everett Road and added a 700-foot access driveway from the barn to the second loop of the triple loop trail.

Collins said plans for 2024 include motorpaving Hickory Farm Lane in the nature preserve; repairing the storywalk trail, upgrading the football scoreboard and repairing pickeball and tennis courts at Bath Community Park; finishing barn work and completing the triple loop trail at North Fork Preserve; and installing a new set of swings and a new shelter at Bath Hills Park.


Planning Director/Zoning Inspector Bill Funk said the township has begun its comprehensive plan review. He said the goal is for the committee tasked with reviewing the plan to have final suggestions for the trustees sometime this year.

Funk said developers of the Sheetz gas station and Texas Roadhouse at 4073 Medina Road continue to work with the Ohio Department of Transportation on a traffic study.

Open positions

The service and parks departments are looking for seasonal workers to work for up to six months at a time and part-time laborers to work up to 28 hours a week indefinitely. Applicants must be 18 years old, have a driver’s license and a high school diploma or GED. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.

Bath is posting openings for a full-time fiscal officer assistant and a part-time fiscal officer assistant. Police Chief/Administrator Vito Sinopoli said the township will hire either a part-time or full-time fiscal assistant, but the township is “casting a broad net to see what candidates have an interest in.” The application period ends April 5. ∞