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End of an era as Bath moves to end EMS

Thursday, July 21, 2016 by BILL LEINER JR. in Local News

Bath Borough has moved a step closer to disbanding its EMS service.

At the July 5 council meeting, Fire Chief Emilio DeNisi reported the Bath Fire Department investigated other services available to serve Bath. The fire department made the recommendation that Bethlehem Township EMS serve Bath. The recommendation was accepted by members of Bath Borough Council.

The next step is to have the recommendation finalized at council’s August meeting, after the Bath Fire Department approaches the Pennsylvania State EMS Council for its approval.

Council discusses noise ordinance

Thursday, June 2, 2016 by BILL LEINER JR. in Local News

Bath borough manager

At the May 11 Bath Borough Council meeting, a resident presented a complaint about noise in her neighborhood.

The Borough of Bath currently does not have a noise ordinance.

After some discussion, Mayor Fiorella Reginelli-Mirabito said, “We need to do this. We need to develop a noise ordinance.”

At the meeting, it was decided borough Manager Brad Flynn will gather information about a potential noise ordinance.

Moore supervisors will meet May 3

Thursday, April 28, 2016 by BILL LEINER JR. in Local News

The Moore Township April 5 meeting was a rapid-fire, no-nonsense gathering. Lasting less than a half hour, the meeting consisted of business and committee reports.

The supervisors breezed through the agenda like the early winds of a late summer thunderstorm. Perhaps the lure of the Republican Wisconsin primary results later that evening was too compelling to require a long meeting. Perhaps it was a demonstration of elected efficiency. At the March meeting, three issues were raised that were not on the April agenda.

The disc golf course was not on the agenda.

Residents seek cleanup help in neighborhood

Thursday, April 14, 2016 by BILL LEINER JR. in Local News

Bath council president asks

Two residents from the Creek Road area appeared before Bath Borough Council April 4 to request help in their neighborhood. Loretta Long and Kristin Meixner expressed disgust that people new to Bath walk their dogs and do not pick up their dogs’ feces. Litter is thrown about and not picked up. Children are running in the neighborhood and lacking apparent parental supervision. Kids are throwing stones in driveways, and cars are parked in front of driveways. They complained about a lack of police visibility and questioned if code enforcement is occurring.

Bath to receive $16,000 in aid

Thursday, March 31, 2016 by BILL LEINER JR. in Local News

Part of January storm cost to be reimbursed

At the March 7 Bath Borough Council meeting, President Mark Saginario happily explained there is a solid chance Bath will be reimbursed 75 percent of the costs of snow removal from the Jan. 22 and 23 Winter Storm Jonas. Bath spent about $21,000 during the storm. Because President Barack Obama declared the January snowstorm a disaster for Pennsylvania March 23, Bath will receive nearly $16,000.

DeNisi is sworn in as Bath’s fire chief

Thursday, March 17, 2016 by BILL LEINER JR. in Local News

Big city plans in a small borough was the sense of the evening at the Bath Fire Department’s official oath-taking ceremony Feb. 29. An excited group, nearing 40 people of all ages, was on hand in the station’s social hall to witness the swearing in of Bath Fire Department personnel.

Mayor Fiorella Reginelli-Mirabito installed Emilio DeNisi as Bath’s fire chief and swore in other members of the department. DeNisi is a 15-plus-year veteran of firefighting.

After the meeting, Reginelli-Mirabito said she “is very happy and likes the direction the fire department is going.”

Moore safety manual, group in works

Thursday, February 25, 2016 by BILL LEINER JR. in Local News

Despite little aggravating circumstances, a room full of residents were present for the Feb. 2 Moore Township Board of Supervisors meeting.

Jason Harhart, fire department captain, presented the 2015 annual fire and ambulance report. There were 235 fire calls and 689 ambulance calls, he said. Emergency services logged more than 6,000 man-hours.

Supervisor Richard Gable gave a First Regional Compost Authority report. Brush and leaves pick-up increased last year from the previous year, he said.

“It took two months to get the leaves picked up,” Gable said.

Bath council counseled on renewing sanitation contract

Thursday, February 18, 2016 by BILL LEINER JR. in Local News

At the Jan. 13 Bath Borough Council special meeting, Cindy Oatis, an independent gratis consultant, presented a number of options to council regarding the borough’s soon-to-expire sanitation contract. The 10-year pact expires at the end of 2016.

Oatis’ suggestion is to have “the cleanest sanitation contract as possible” and make the contract term three to five years. Her rationale is that there is too much uncertainty in today’s waste to have a contract over five years.