BATH TOWNSHIP — Steve Ross is feeling positive about Bath Township. He has served as a trustee for the last 12 years, and was re-elected Tuesday to serve for a fourth term.
“It’s a part of who I am,” he said. “You don’t get paid a lot of money, but it’s not volunteer labor either. It becomes a part of who you are and what you do.”
He is thrilled to have been reelected, and is excited to keep working with the team of trustees and fiscal officer who are already established in their positions, including John Martin, who Ross said is the most-senior trustee, Tom Pitstick and Fiscal Officer Elaine Brown. In addition to these individuals, he said he appreciates the staff, such as the road department and Byron Cemetery employees, as well.
“In consideration of fiscal challenges facing all township and municipalities, our team efficiently addresses issues quite well because we plan and collaborate with each other … Bath Township owes no one any money, and we want it to stay that way.”
He faced off in the election with James Heider, who held 41.33 percent of votes, while Ross ultimately led with 58.67 percent of total votes.
“Bath Township is a really good place,” Ross said. “It’s really great with voters say ‘yes, you’re doing a great job and we’ll let you keep doing it.’”
He feels that the job of a trustee includes addressing infrastructure prospects, such as maintaining roads, trimming trees, digging ditches and mowing the grass. The trustees plan to address the roads within the township, and may be in consideration for a road levy in the distant future.
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