Editor’s note: According to Bath.Ohio.com readers, the top story of 2012 in Bath Township is the impact of state pension changes on the township.
Bath’s work force impacted by state pension changes
BATH TWP.: Changes that were initially proposed and then approved in 2012 by state legislators for Ohio’s Public Employee Retirement System had a direct impact on Bath Township this past year.
Those soon-to-be-implemented changes will affect various aspects of the public sector pension system, including contribution rates and years on the job. Those changes also spurred the retirements of what Trustee President Becky Corbett called “some seasoned and important employees.”
Among the township personnel opting to retire rather than deal with changes in their retirement/pension packages were long-time Township Administrator Bill Snow, Service Director Bob Wilson, fire department veterans Bob Motz and Tom Kamp and police officers Kevin Hylbert and Scott Barb.
Changes in public sector pensions are scheduled to take effect statewide in January.