Pear trees to be planted in cemetery

By Linda Collins - For the Fairborn Herald

BATH TOWNSHIP — The Bath Township Board of Trustees recently approved the purchase of two Cleveland pear trees that will be planted near the rose mausoleum in the Byron Cemetery. The trustees agreed to purchase the two trees during the Aug. 16 township meeting. However, they did not cast their votes at that time, making their approval official.

The township trustees also approved the Ohio Plan package proposal for the township’s property and liability insurance coverage for 2018. The township has been covered under the Ohio Plan program since 2006, which is a member-driven alternative insurance program that provides comprehensive coverage and risk management services to Ohio local governments and public entities.

“We have been with the Ohio plan for a while and have been comfortable with what they have been doing. They have reduced the price from last year $2,409,” Township Trustee Steve Ross said. “It is hard to leave someone who has been treating you properly.”

Trustee Tom Pitstick noted that he also had been very pleased with the service from the insurance provider.

“We have had a couple of claims that were handled appropriately,” Pitstick said. “Our loss ratio has dropped since last year, and our credit increased.”

During the Aug. 16 township meeting, Karie Novesl, Client Service Executive at Hylant Administrative Services, who presented the Ohio Plan package proposal to the trustees, pointed out that the annual premium for the township this year is $14,250, which is a 17 percent decrease compared to $16,659 in 2016. The Ohio Plan advantage calculation showed a premium contribution of $1,563 in 2017 in comparison to $647 in 2016, which Novesl noted almost tripled.

The Bath Township Trustees will meet again in regular session at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 20 at the township building, 1006 Yellow Springs-Fairfield Road in Fairborn. The public is welcome.

By Linda Collins

For the Fairborn Herald

Linda Collins is a freelance writer for Greene County News.

Linda Collins is a freelance writer for Greene County News.