BATH TWP.: Per the recommendation of Deputy Administrator Vito Sinopoli, trustees unanimously adopted Monday the township’s permanent appropriations for 2013 in the amount of $13,784,486.51.
The budget will provide for the same level of service residents have had in years past, Sinopoli said, while providing funds for a number of other needed projects.
“We have saved money over the years to move forward with some capital expenditures in 2013,” he said, listing the projects to be completed this year.
The budget will provide for a replacement of both the roof and the generator at the 20-year-old Bath Center Administration Building; for installation of a fuel tank storage system at the Ira Road facility for use 24/7 by all township vehicles; for replacement of the township’s mail server, which uses 2003 software; parking lot repairs at the Bath Nature Preserve; and for crack sealing and color coat for four tennis courts.
Also among the projects listed were several for which trustees approved action during the meeting, including vehicle replacements for the police, service and parks departments, all of which had set money aside in recent years to handle these planned replacements.
In addition, the resolution included the transfer of money from the General Fund to reserve funds, in particular, the transfer of $74,000 toward the purchase of a replacement fire vehicle in 2020, as well as $90,000 toward the purchase of the police vehicles.
The resolution will now be submitted to the county budget commission before the April 1 deadline.