BATH TWP.: During the Dec. 17 regular meeting, trustees hired one full-time police officer, two full-time firefighters, a laborer/equipment operator for the service department and promoted a long-time Bath employee to full-time lieutenant status in the fire department.
Robert Young was hired, effective Jan. 1, per the recommendation of Police Chief Michael McNeely and at the entry level salary of $48,271.22. Young, 27, graduated from the University of Akron Police Academy in January and was employed simultaneously by the Richfield and the Sagamore Hills Police Departments, employment he will leave once he is full time with Bath.
According to McNeely, the full-time vacancy was the result of Officer Vito Sinopoli being selected as the next Bath administrator. In January, the department will be staffed by 20 full-time officers and two part-time officers with three part-time police officer vacancies.
With 15 years under his belt with the Bath Fire Department, John Rodriguez was promoted by trustees to full-time lieutenant, effective Jan. 1.
According to fire Chief Walt Hower, who made the recommendation, Rodriguez went through the same procedures as all applicants for the post, including interviews, testing and a third-party evaluation procedure.
“He is a talented young man and we are glad to have him moving up the ladder,” said Trustee Elaina Goodrich.
Two other part-time Bath firefighters, Chris Null and Geoffrey Kuzas, were hired as full-time members of the department in swearing-in ceremonies during the meeting.
In the final personnel issue, trustees hired Alan Garner Dean for the post of laborer/equipment operator for the service department. Dean has been an employee with the Bath Parks Department since 2005 and will be paid the hourly rate of $22.65, effective immediately.