BATH TWP.: The meeting of the Bath trustees on Monday night was notable in that it was the first meeting in 13 years without Bill Snow as township administrator.
Vito Sinopoli assumed that role thanks to the March 31 retirement of longtime Bath employee Snow.
The sole resolution approved at the meeting addressed Snow’s 31 years of service along with a cake to congratulate him on his retirement. A number of township residents were in attendance hoping to pay tribute.
The only thing missing was Snow who was taking an exam in an evening real estate class.
Snow announced in July his plans to retire due to changes in the Ohio Public Employee Retirement System that would adversely impact his public employee pension. Following that announcement, trustees appointed Snow as interim township administrator through March 31, to ensure an orderly transition to the next administrator.
Sinopoli recognized Snow at the meeting for his experience, wisdom and guidance in the months they worked together.
Trustees then approved the resolution that outlined Snow’s career in Bath starting in 1982 as a volunteer firefighter/EMT. He was with the department 21 years, rising to the rank of captain.
He was appointed township clerk-treasurer in 1996 and became administrator in 2000.
Trustees opted to serve the cake then deliver what was left along with the framed resolution to Snow’s home.