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Tate Township Meeting Summary

The September Tate Township meeting was held 9/12/17.  Here is an overview of what happened. The actual minutes are officially approved at the next (October) meeting.

  • The Zoning report is that 12 permits were issued in the last 2 months (July & August). George said he has been busy issuing violation letters for unlicensed vehicles sitting around houses and also for unkempt yards.
  • Officer Pike reported that he made 62 calls in August and 8 warrant arrests.  He brought printed out stats sheets for the trustees and said that he will continue to do so.
  • Chief Stowell reported that the 2005 ambulance is out of service.  The problem is related to the air ride.  They have the new ambulance on order.  In August, when Duke Energy had a planned power outage, the Bethel-Tate Fire Department had a power surge that destroyed the outside AC unit.  Duke has denied the claim Rick made for them to pay and now it will go to insurance coverage.
  • The CC Sheriff’s department, the Bethel Police, US Grant Career Center, and Bethel-Tate Schools are all working together to plan an active shooter drill.  The planning committee is meeting next week.
  • There were 9 funerals held in the cemetery in August.  The trustees asked if there was room to store the shepherd’s hooks a little longer in case there are still residents that want to pick them up.  Ed said that they may need that barn to store the new signs that are already ordered but not here yet.  If he has to make room for the signs, the hooks and other ornaments will be sent to be recycled.
  • The Road and Maintenance department  reports that they sold the F-650 in an online auction and the F-450, which is a 2001 needs to be sold because the pump for the salt spreader is worn out and no longer reliable.  It will be put up for auction on the same site.     They had the new F-550  undercoated to help protect it against the salt and make it last longer.
  • The Bethel-Tate School District has asked to get their salt from the Township this winter.  Ed will contact John Burns from the district to work out a plan.
  • The trustees passed resolutions to have 2 houses condemned so that they can be torn down by the township.  This is all part of the procedure with the County to be able to take them down.

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Tate Township News

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that a special meeting of the Tate Township Trustees will be held on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 4:00 pm in the Meeting Room at the Bethel-Tate Fire Department, 149 N. East Street.

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In early September, the Tate Township Maintenance crew got assistance from the Bethel-Tate Fire Department ladder truck.  The twin-trunk oak tree, located in the Tate Township Cemetery was cracked down the center and needed to be removed. For pictures, go to the Roads & Maintenance page.

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On November 7, 2017, the community will VOTE on the issue of electric and natural gas aggregation.  Residents of Tate Township were sent a flyer in the mail this past week that answers FAQs and gives facts about aggregation so you can make an informed vote.  A town hall meeting is scheduled for October 4th,… Read More

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The October meeting will be held at 7:00 pm in the meeting room in the Bethel-Tate Fire Department building.  The public is invited to attend.

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In August, the fire department and EMS made a total of 187 calls.  Of that number, 40 calls were made by the fire department and 147 calls were made by the EMS.  The complete detailed report can be found on the BTFD page HERE.

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The Tate Township Road Maintenance will need to temporarily close Sugartree Road between State Route 125 and Sprague Road this Friday, September 8th due to a culvert replacement.

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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

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

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