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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.

Bath’s revised snow removal plan pays off

Thursday, February 11, 2016 by BILL LEINER JR. in Local News

As water trickled down Bath streets on a balmy 46-degree February evening, Bath Borough Council President Mark Saginario applauded borough crews’ snow plowing and removal efforts during the Jan. 23 Winter Storm Jonas.

“The snow removal policy represented a change, a judicious risk that paid off. I want to thank the council for their work amending the policy. We stayed ahead of the storm. Everyone worked together,” he said.

Ordinance should be ‘enforced exactly as it is,’ President Saginario says

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

When Bath Councilman Barry Fenstermaker arrived at the Bath Borough Council special meeting Jan. 13, he was serenaded by his fellow council members and Mayor Fiorella Mirabito in an unrehearsed, impromptu rendition of the happy birthday song. Seeming mildly embarrassed, Fenstermaker listened to the rendition.

Bath Borough’s new chief is fired up

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

Newly appointed Bath Fire Chief Emilio Desini gave his January report at Bath Borough Council’s reorganization meeting Jan. 4.

Desini was introduced by Mayor Fiorella Reginelli-Mirabito as having “more energy in his pinky finger than most people have in the room.” The chief lived up to this description. After the meeting, Reginelli-Mirabito expressed how delighted she is with council’s appointment of Desini, saying, “He is going to improve our fire services, do good things.”

Saginario, Ehrgutt are elected to lead Bath council

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

Circumstance and a little levity were present at the beginning of the Bath Borough Council reorganization meeting Jan. 4.

Mayor Fiorella Reginelli-Mirabito called the meeting to order with a full room present. By Pennsylvania Borough Code, the mayor every two years holds the gavel on the first Monday before the first Tuesday meeting. The mayor can expound for as long as — and about whatever topic — she chooses.