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					                       BATH TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES


                                         August 4, 2010


This regular meeting of the Bath Township Board of Trustees was called to order by Mr.
Pitstick. Other township personnel present were Misters Ross, Heizer, and Howard, and Mrs.
Brown. Mr. Ross made a motion to approve the minutes of the July 7th and July 21st
meetings; seconded by Mr. Pitstick. Roll call: two yeas, no nays, motion carried. Mr. Ross
made a motion to pay the bills totaling $58,009.62; seconded by Mr. Pitstick. Roll call: two
yeas, no nays, motion carried.

OLD BUSINESS: Mr. Ross made a motion to hold a Public Hearing at the regular meeting
on August 18 so that the Board may review and act on the recommendation of the Zoning
Commission not to legislatively make a text change to the Zoning Resolution 504.1 Private
Swimming Pools. The text change is for the purpose of allowing for the installation of a safety
pool cover which meets ASTM F1346-91 standards as an alternative to constructing a five
foot security fence around a residential pool. (Case #2009-002-Z) Mr. Pitstick seconded the
motion. Mr. Pitstick explained that due to irregularities when the Board made the decision to
not change the text at the October 7, 2009, meeting, Ms. Ellis, Assistant Prosecuting
Attorney, advised the Board to hold another hearing at which time the Board could either
accept or reject the Zoning Commission’s recommendation. Roll call: two yeas, no nays,
motion carried. At Mr. Pitstick’s request, Ms. Ellis had spoken to Mr. McDonald, Mr. Hayes’
attorney, about waiving the irregularities. In addition to the published legal notice, notices will
be mailed to the same residents who received them last year as well as to Mr. McDonald.

Concerning the health insurance policy renewal: Mr. Ross made a motion to approve the
change in the Medical Mutual health insurance policy that would increase the deductible from
$1,000 to $3,000 ($6,000/$9,000); seconded by Mr. Pitstick. Roll call: two yeas, no nays,
motion carried. Mr. Ross made a motion to give each employee the choice of reimbursement
of the first $2000/$4,000/$6,000 of the deductible from the Health Reimbursement Account
or to pay a monthly premium of $80/$160/$240 and be reimbursed for $3,000/$6000/$9000;
seconded by Mr. Pitstick. Roll call: two yeas, no nays, motion carried. Mr. Harmon will
prepare a letter explaining this along with a signup form.

GUEST: Mr. Larry Johnson, Swartzel/Affiliated: Mr. Johnson presented the Oho Plan Risk
Management property and liability insurance proposal to the Board. He noted several items
including the increased valuation for the hall, road garage, and cemetery building; the
increase in the Inland Marine limit over $100,000 based on our inventory list; the addition of
the new dump truck; the Ohio Plan Advantage Credit of $448 and the Ohio Plan Safety
Allowance Credit of $300. The Board and Mr. Heizer discussed the timing for placing the
1991 International dump truck on the Greene County online auction. Once the truck is sold
there will be a credit that will carry over until next year’s renewal. Mr. Ross made a motion to
approve the insurance proposal of $16,087.00; seconded by Mr. Pitstick. Roll call: two yeas,
no nays, motion carried.

NEW BUSINESS: Mr. Ross made a motion to approve Resolution 19-2010 providing for a
non-emergency political subdivision agreement for road work or maintenance between Bath
Township and Sugarcreek Township and to approve and sign Sugarcreek Township’s
Resolution 2010.07.19.10 providing for the same; seconded by Mr. Pitstick. Roll call: two
yeas, no nays, motion carried.

Mr. Ross made a motion to approve Resolutions 20-2010 and 21-2010 providing for the
destruction of noxious weeds at 3332 Cedarwood Drive and 3800 Skyros Drive, respectively,
and certify to the County Auditor that noxious weeds were growing and were cut and
removed by the Bath Township Road Department and that charges of $1050 and $787.50,
respectively, be entered on the tax duplicate; seconded by Mr. Pitstick. Roll call: two yeas, no
nays, motion carried.

Mr. Pitstick noted that the Greene County Budget Commission had approved the township’s
2011 budget as submitted. Mr. Ross gave a brief report on topics covered and complimented
Mrs. Brown on her handling of the questions.

Mrs. Brown submitted the July Management Reports to the Board for their review.

Mr. Ross made a motion to approve the Application for Road Project: Grants to Townships to
the Greene County Engineer for $4546.71 to be used for asphalt for patching and resurfacing
Union Road; seconded by Mr. Pitstick. Roll call: two yeas, no nays, motion carried.
                       BATH TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES


                                        August 4, 2010


The Board reviewed and discussed Mrs. Phillips’ report concerning complaints of dogs not
being kept on leashes in the park. A sign is posted stating that dogs must be kept on leash at
all times. However, she has learned in talking with Officer David Turner of the Greene
County Animal Control that the City of Fairborn does not have a leash law nor does the ORC
state that a dog must be leashed. It only states that a dog owner must have his/her dog
under control. The Board would like Mrs. Phillips to come up with some wording by the next
meeting that would encourage dog walkers to be aware that others using the park might be
intimidated by loose dogs.

Correspondence:
    John Fisher, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation: up-date on negotiations with Humane
      Society of United States
    Andrew Frank, Frank Gates Assistant Vice President: thank you for continued
      participation in the Ohio workers’ compensation group rating program and a copy of
      the “10-Step Business Plan for Safety”
    Jim Heider: letter concerning his retirement to start October 1, 2010. Mr. Ross made
      a motion to accept his resignation from the road department; seconded by Mr.
      Pitstick. Roll call: two yeas, no nays, motion carried. Mrs. Brown noted that Mr. Heider
      indicated that his last day on the job would be Monday, August 16.

Mr. Heizer, Road Department, reported that Tamko would be sending certificates for
installation and shingles for the road garage. (This will be for the portion that was replaced in
October 2008 following a FEMA event.) He also asked the Board to consider hiring Michael
Rhoades full time to fill Mr. Heider’s position. Mr. Rhoades is currently employed as a
temporary occasional laborer.

 Mr. Heizer noted that the new dump truck should be ready within the next two weeks. Mr.
Pitstick and Mr. Heizer agreed that the road department could start preparing the old dump
truck and the description for the online auction. Mr. Heizer will contact Miami Township to
advise them that it will be available soon. Mr. Ross made a motion to sell the 1991
International truck through the Greene County online auction with a minimum bid of $7500;
seconded by Mr. Pitstick. Roll call: two yeas, no nays, motion carried.

Mr. Howard, Cemetery Sexton, reported that they had completed this round of trimming
today and that tomorrow with the help of a community service worker they will be picking up
decorations that were blown off during the recent storm.

In response to Mr. Ross’s question about the paving on Mud Run Road, Mr. Heizer explained
that placing a thin layer and patching had been planned for this year. They also did some
patching on Wilkerson in preparation for the FiberMat installation. Mr. Pitstick suggested that
the Board meet with the Mad River Township trustees after Wilkerson is finished and discuss
our plans for Mud Run with the hope that the entire road can be done at the same time.

Mr. Ross made a motion to adjourn to executive session to discuss road and cemetery
personnel and contracts; seconded by Mr. Pitstick. Roll call: two yeas, no nays, motion
carried.

Mr. Pitstick called the regular meeting back to order. Mr. Ross made a motion to offer
$28,200 for the property at 1451 Dayton-Yellow Springs Road; seconded by Mr. Pitstick.
(This would provide a rear access to Byron Cemetery at some future date.)

Mr. Pitstick will speak with Mr. Jenkins, Road Superintendent, about Mr. Rhoades; and Mr.
Ross will speak with Mr. Howard and Mrs. Phillips.

There being no further business, Mr. Pitstick made a motion to adjourn; seconded by Mr.
Pitstick. Roll call: two yeas, no nays, motion carried.


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Elaine M. Brown, Fiscal Officer                      Tom Pitstick, Chairman

				
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