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Tate Township Meeting Summary

Summary of the May meeting of the Tate Township Trustees that was held 05/08/18:

  • Comments and questions for the trustees: Residents were in attendance to thank the trustees for continuing to offer the clean-up days. A member of the village council asked the trustees to consider forming a transparency board composed of officials from the township, village, and schools to bring ideas together.
  • Deputy Pike – Thank you to the trustees for getting curbside recycling for the residents.  Cameras are going to be installed at the recycle bins up at the grocery parking lot to help prevent the unwanted items being dumped there.  The trustees thanked Pike for getting the extra help for clean-up days.  Pike said that checking IDs to be sure they are residents helped too.  They did turn about 20 non-residents away. During the month of April, he had 67 calls, 21 reports, 4 traffic stops, 28 investigations and recovered $500 of stolen property.
  • Zoning – George Eckert reported there were permits for 2 room additions, 2 porches, 2 garages, 1 in-ground pool and 1 deck issued last month. He has been working with several homes to get them to clean up yards and get rid of non-licensed vehicles.
  • Roads – Ed Stanley reported that Happy Hollow Road will be paved once they finish the culverts and prep work by Brown County Asphalt.  The old road signs that were replaced weighed over 2000 pounds and brought in $830 from recycling them.  The heavy and continuous rains we are having is undermining the old culvert pipes quicker than the road crews are able to get to them to be replaced.  They are having to put steel plates over some pipes that gravel doesn’t fix.
  • Cemetery – They are waiting on the weather to put in foundations for 24 markers and stones.  The mowers have cut every Monday 3 times now and they are doing great.  Last month there were 10 funerals, 2 foundation orders, and 2 graves sold to residents.
  • Fire Department & EMS – Rick Stowell reported there were 159 total calls of which 39 were fire and 120 were EMS.  They had 1 fatal fire and 1 firefighter injury.  The 2008 ambulance is in the alignment shop.  He has located a security system with 6 cameras to be used at the fire ststion.  The BTMS will be conducting a mock disaster at the Bethel Woods complex which is similar to a fire drill for the residents.  The Ladies Auxiliairy brought in $2900 from the quarter auction


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Tate Township News

Tate Township News

Be aware that Duke Energy’s tree trimming crews will continue to perform the required tree trimming and removal work within the Tate Township specifically along the high voltage transmission lines. Residents may see their specialists and their equipment along the circuit throughout the next few months. Please watch out for them.

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The recycle bins up in Bethel at the Save-A-Lot will be discontinued after June 15th, 2018. Rumpke is redirecting them to the East Fork Park Offices at 3294 Elklick Rd.  Please do not leave ANY items at all after the dumpsters have been removed from the Save-A-Lot parking lot.  You now have 2 options to dispose… Read More

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Picnics in the Park for the Bethel-Tate community will be every Wednesday from June 6 through August 8 at the Burke Park in Bethel from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. This event is organized by Empower Youth and is sponsored by many area groups and businesses so that it can be free for everyone to… Read More

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Hello, I am Gary Reed and I have been a Trustee since 2014.  I am a Bethel native, born in 1959 and raised here. I have worked hard my entire life to support this community, beginning with working with my father in 1976 at the Southside Services Station, which I purchased in 1990 and which has been in continuous operation ever since, expanding in the early 2000’s to include tool rental and an excavation company.  It is due to the good people and loyal customers of Tate Township and the surrounding communities that my business has been able to flourish.  It is one of my greatest wishes to give back to my community by supporting local businesses, school, and community activities. Through the years I have sponsored the wrestling and soccer teams, the high school score board, and more.

My daughter Hailey was born, raised, and educated in this community as well. Prior to her birth I purchased farmland in this community which I currently farm myself and which I believe gives me insight into the needs of other local farmers. In 2006, I married my wife Kay.

As a Trustee, I feel my 40 years of mechanical, excavating, and farming experience combined with the connections obtained over the years being an active member of this community enable me to understand how best to use my abilities and local resources to achieve what this community needs and wants.I take this position very seriously and want to see this community continue to grow and succeed.

Born in Bethel, Ohio, graduated from Bethel-Tate High School in 1965, married to Terri 46 years, two children, two grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Owner of a distributorship for 38 years for Little Debbie Snack Cakes,and a Veteran Services Advocate since 1999.

A life member of Bethel American Legion, Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars, AMVETS, Purple Heart, The Vietnam Veterans of America and the Ohio Military Hall of Fame for Valor.

A life Member of Clermont County Historical Association, and the Bethel Historical Association, a twenty-five year member of the Bethel Lions Club, a member of the Bethel Baptist Church.

Currently Executive Director of Clermont County Veterans Service Commission, Batavia Ohio, and Chairman of Tate Township Trustees.

Howard S. Daugherty Executive Director Clermont County Veterans Service Commission                    P: 513-732-7377 F: 513-732-7639

I, James G. Burns, am a life long resident of Tate Township. I graduated from Bethel-Tate High School. I married my high school sweetheart, Corinne, in 1975. To this union, two children were born.  My daughter Tiffany, married David Riddle.  They have two children, Nathan and Mackenzie.  They also live in Tate Township. My son, James married Tiffany Balk and they reside in Winchester, Kentucky.

I started working at the family business in October 1968.  I took over the business in 1990 and I am there still today.

I am a member and past Master of Bethel Lodge 61. I am a past member of the Bethel Lions Club and served as President for two years. I served as Assistant Scout Master for Boy Scout Troop 196. I am a member of the Sons of American Legion, Bethel Post 406. I sponsored the SADD chapter at Bethel-Tate High School and assisted in numerous local baseball and softball teams. I have supplied the touchdown cannon for Bethel-Tate High School football games for ten plus years.

I was elected as Tate Township Trustee in 1994 to serve a two year unexpired term.  I was then defeated and then re-elected. I have held that position ever since.  During the years I have observed Tate Township changing. I have done my best to keep ahead of the changes to better serve the residents of the township.  I am a strong supported of our Fire Department, which is second to none. I am extremely proud of our Road and Cemetery Departments. Our Zoning Department does its best to keep up with our zoning regulations.

Remember this is your Township to enjoy and protect.  I will continue to do my best to serve our community. Thank you.      Sincerely,   James G. Burns

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