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Recent Meeting Summary

Tate Township Meeting Summary

The November meeting of the Tate Township Trustees was held 11/14/17.  Here is a summary of the meeting events. The minutes, when they are approved by the trustees, will be posted to the website after the December meeting.

  • Congratulations to Gary Reed and Greg Burns on their re-election to the trustee positions.
  • Zoning news- George Eckert reported that 7 permits were issued with 1 new construction, a deck, and 2 garages.  He says that construction is starting to pick back up.  The house on Brown Street has been condemned and the County needs another letter from the Township.  The house on St Rt 125 & Sugartree Rd. is moving forward to demolition.  The owner has called George and said she is the process of getting estimates to have it torn down,  In new business, George has issued several violation letters to residents for unlicensed vehicles, old campers, and burnt out buildings.
  • Officer Pike- The October crimes stats are a total of 57 calls which include 14 reports, 4 warrants, 23 investigations, and 3 criminal arrests. He has not been able to set up an information session on the neighborhood watch program and will set a date before the next meeting.
  • BT Fire Department- Chief Rick Stowell reported that in October they had a total of 182 calls with 49 fire runs, $4000 in fire damage and no fatalities or fire fighter injuries.  They had 133 emergency medical service runs.  In the last few days the had a house fire in town while 2 runs were out at the same time.  1 ambulance crew had a pregnant woman and 1 ambulance crew  had a man with breathing distress. Both runs were emergency situations.  The policy is that no one goes to a fire alone and with only one employee at the station, that person could not report alone to the fire.  It was very upsetting to the department that Channel 5 ran a biased, sensational report that used inaccurate information.  The response time on the fire was under 6 minutes.  Greg Burns commended the Chief on the good job that the fire department does.  Their record of excellence speaks for itself.  Rick said he received calls from the Batavia , Monroe, Williamsburg, Miami Township fire chiefs and others, all wanting him to know they support the BTFD and have only good things to say about the department. Officer Pike said he has worked with other fire departments in the county and this (BTFD) is the best Fire department in the county. Chief Stowell said “Our staff is 2nd to none.  We have a mission to save lives 1st and save property 2nd.”
  • In other BTFD News- The 2005 ambulance air-ride has been repaired.  The new ambulance will be complete in 25 days.  Rick asked the trustees to look over the emblems that are being considered for the vehicle. In new business, one part-time EMT was hired with a 1 year probation.  Rick has applied for a grant to replace all the 2-way radios in the 17-year-old system.  They are asking for 20 radios/800 megahertz.  They are applying for a grant to improve the parking lot and concrete on the NE side of the fire department lot.  Because of where the BTFD building is located this qualifies them for the grant.
  • Cemetery, Roads, & Maintenance- Ed Stanley reported in October 9 funerals were held.  They poured 8 yards of concrete  for 7 new footers.  4 graves were sold ( 2 within the township and 2 outside the township.  The crew started tearing down the house on Spring St.  A new grant is in the works to widen some roads.  This would not happen until 2019 if they won the grant.  The Trisler Road widening is still being considered.  On the sign replacement grant.  There will be approximately 500 new signs that will need to be installed.  They are just now starting to be delivered.  The trustees made a motion to approve Ed’s request for 2 employees to attend the Ohio Township Association Conference for 2 days in Columbus at the end of January 2018.
  • New business- The trustees approved a records retention schedule RC-2.
  • The aggregation failed to pass in Tate Township which would only have benefited the residents of Tate.  They plan on trying again next year in an effort to bring a savings to the residents.


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The December 7, 2017 report from the cooperative agencies has been posted to the Tate Township web site.  It can be found here.

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There’s a new neighborhood watch program called Next Door.  It uses an app and can be downloaded for free.  The Clermont County Sheriff’s Department will be explaining the program for Tate Township on December 14th at 6:00 pm in the meeting room of the Bethel-Tate Fire Department.  The public is invited to attend for a… Read More

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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that a special re-organizational meeting of the Tate Township Trustees will be held on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 5:00 pm in the Meeting Room at the Bethel-Tate Fire Department, 149 N. East Street.

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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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