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