Beacon Journal staff

BATH TWP.: Trustees on Thursday approved a contract with Vito Sinopoli for the full-time administrator's position effective Jan. 1.

Sinopoli was selected in October from a pool of 33 candidates for the job. He will work with Bill Snow, the current administrator, as deputy administrator until Snow's planned retirement on March 31.

After that, Sinopoli will become the township administrator.

In a related matter, trustees accepted the resignation of Sinopoli from the Bath Police Department effective Dec. 31. Sinopoli has been a Bath police officer for 27 years.

Trustees also approved a motion to write-off $3,338 in unpaid emergency medical services billing charges. Bath routinely charges the insurance companies of non-Bath residents when township personnel provide EMS. The amount being written off is one year beyond the billing cycle, according to officials.

Also in the meeting, Trustee Elaina Goodrich was elected to serve as president of the board of trustees in 2013, with Trustee James Nelson serving as vice president.

Trustees traditionally rotate these leadership roles.