The October meeting of the Tate Township Trustees was held 10/10/17. Here is the condensed version. The minutes, when they are approved, will be posted to the website after the November meeting.
- The Trustees would like to congratulate Bethel-Tate Tigers Football for their 7-0 record this season.
- Zoning report from George Eckert. He issued 3 permits in September. There are a couple of properties that he is working with the owners on to get torn down since the Trustees passed the resolutions to do so. They are moving forward and George will keep us updated on the progress.
- Officer Pike reported that the breaking and entering numbers are down since last month. In September, he responded to 73 calls, made 3 warrant arrests and recovered $450 in stolen property. He asked the trustees if they would like more information on Next Door, a website through the county that residents can use to report suspicious activities that they see and the sheriffs are able to respond and use that information. Currently, the Clermont County Sheriff’s department cannot interact with residents on other social media sites. If the Next Door website is something that Tate residents are interested in, he would have another deputy come to a meeting to explain the benefits of the program to Tate residents. Trustee Burns would like residents to contact any of the trustees to let them know if they are interested or not.
- The Cemetery and Road Maintenance report for September was given by Ed Stanley. They sold the F450 on gov.deals. He asked about the grant for Trisler Road and Trustee Reed said he does not expect that will happen because the road is in more than one county and the grant doesn’t allow for that. He has an agreement with the Bethel-Tate schools to sell them salt as needed when the Township crew is already at the Maintenance barn. If a Township employee has to make a special trip to get the salt loaded then there will be an additional fee to cover the employee’s salary. There was an inquiry about the lack of progress on tearing down the Spring Street house. Ed said that while the weather holds out, the maintenance crew is taking advantage of getting as much other work done as they can. They will resume work when the weather gets colder.
- In cemetery news, Ed reported there were 12 funerals. They sold 15 graves of which 11 were out of township residents. They poured 7 1/4 yards of concrete for the headstones and 10 footers for markers.
- The September report from the BT Fire Department was given by Rick Stowell. He reported 161 runs of which 38 were fire and 123 were EMS. Their average time in route to the call is 1 minute. The average time to be on the scene is 4 1/2 minutes. The Trustees motioned to accept Lindsey They are getting ready to sell the ambulance which still has a faulty air-ride.
- The Trustee passed a motion for a commitment letter with Park National Bank for up to $180,000 and a 5 year fixed interest (currently 3.058%). This is to be used for the life squad.
- The Trustees mentioned that the garbage contract is still in the works. The Aggregate meeting was last week. This is a good thing for the residents with no way for them to lose by voting FOR it on 11/7/17.
- The Trustees are looking for residents that are interested in serving on the Board of Zoning Appeals and the Zoning Commission. If you are a resident of Tate Township an are interested, please contact one of the trustees.