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Tate Township Meeting Summary

The December meeting of the Tate Township Trustees was held 12/11/17.  Here is a summary of the meeting events.  The approved minutes are posted to the Meeting minutes page.

Special Re-organizational meeting 5:00 pm: The trustees and department chairs met in executive session to discuss personnel.  In the open meeting, the trustees accepted all resolutions for pay and zoning fee changes.  An amendment was made to appoint John Wilson to the zoning appeals board.  A motion was made to appoint Diane Eckert to close the cemetery gates at dusk & open and close them on weekends.

December Regular meeting 7:00 pm:

  • A representative for the garbage collection/waste bids came to talk to the township.  They have rejected all bids because of the terms and will ask for new bids with clarification and change the contract request to 3 or less.  They expect bids back in February.  The next step is to hear the bids from the other companies (Solid Waste & Republic) in February or March.
  • Zoning- George Eckert reports there were 4 new home permits and 1 garage permit.  The house on Brown Street went up for sheriffs auction on 12/17/17. On Donald Road, the camper in front of the mobile home is up for sale and they say the side yard camper is not being used to live in..  On Jones Florer Road, the garage burned and the owners are cleaning it up. He is working to get a yard cleaned up on Swings Corner Road.  New news: A house on St Rt 133 that he has posted notes on the home and sent letters.  The owner said they are trying to find a contractor and lawn care service to fix the issue.
  • Cemetery & Roads- Ed Stanley reports there were 8 funerals in November, 10 graves sold with 4 to township residents and 6 to out of township residents. Stanley asked trustees to consider banning a dome vault int the Township cemetery.  Reed said he needed more time before making a decision.
  • The cemetery would like to have one area dedicated to cremation burials.  The plots are sized smaller and flat stones would be required.  They would sell for $200 each
  • The 550 dump truck is working well.  The crew needs a chain saw that will fit into the truck.  The trustees approved the purchase of a Stihl saw with 2 extra chains and a bar cover.
  • A laser transit is needed to do the ditch work and culverts to measure fall for water flow.  The trustees approved the purchase  of  a new transit.


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The Clermont County Sheriff’s Department has introduced to Tate Township.  It is a private social network for you, your neighborhood, and your community.  It’s an easy way for you to talk with your neighbors where you live. According to Ben Popper of, it had expanded by June 2016 to over 100,000 US neighborhoods.… Read More

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Residents of Tate Township are also within Clermont County and are eligible to serve, if interested, on various boards with vacancies that exist.  There are currently 3 boards with openings, the Clermont County Convention & Visitors Board, Planning Commission, and Law Library Board.  For the information page on the Clermont County website, click here.  You… Read More

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The 2017 October, November, and December official meeting minutes have been posted to the website.   They can be read by visiting the Meeting Minutes page.

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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.

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

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
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