2017-07-12 / News

Bath officials hold first meeting of new term

by Trish Rudder


Town Council elected officials are from left, Elizabeth Skinner, Rose Jackson, Chris Chapman, Mayor Scott Merki, Town Recorder Susan Webster, Andrew Swaim in back, and Rick Weber on right. photo by Trish Rudder Town Council elected officials are from left, Elizabeth Skinner, Rose Jackson, Chris Chapman, Mayor Scott Merki, Town Recorder Susan Webster, Andrew Swaim in back, and Rick Weber on right. photo by Trish Rudder The Town of Bath Council with its two newly-elected members – Councilwoman Rose Jackson and Town Recorder Susan Webster – met on Wednesday, July 5 for its first meeting of a twoyear term.

Mayor Scott Merki said the new council could “make a good two years of it” when working on town issues.

Live streaming on hold

The issue of live streaming the town council meetings was tabled again and not voted on.

Councilwoman Elizabeth Skinner said the council is waiting for the names of companies recommended by the State to archive the video recordings before moving forward.

Town clerk Melinda Holliday had not provided the information yet, Merki said, and after learning what companies are acceptable that would protect the archived videos, the council will vote on July 18 to live stream meetings.

Breezeway addition

A building permit to add a breezeway at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home and Crematorium Center at 95 Union Street was approved by the council members.

Councilman Rick Weber said there was no need to have formal first and second readings because the breezeway between the buildings would not change the building’s footprint.

The breezeway will be built by the owner.

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