Summary of the February meeting of the Tate Township Trustees that was held 2/10/2018.,
- A representative from Rumpke would still like to offer the unified pricing plan to the township residents, which was presented at the last meeting. The trustees would not need to take action because there is no contract. Regardless of the trustee’s decision, any resident that uses Rumpke now and is over age 65 can contact Rumpke to receive a $2 discount on their bill each month.
- Former trustee Frank Wilson was in attendance and wanted to say that all the employees of the township are doing a great job. Also in attendance, newly elected school board member Bill Shula expressed his sincere thanks to the BTFD, EMS, and Bethel Police for reacting so quickly when he had an emergency and calling the UC air care, which he credits for saving his life. We are lucky to have skilled and quick thinking employees that can handle life or death situations so well.
- Zoning- George Eckert had 4 new permits in January. He had no new news to report.
- Cemetery- Ed Stanley reported 10 funerals in January and 7 (in township) graves were sold.
- Roads- The road crews salted the township roads 6 times in January and used 88 tons of salt. All the signs and hardware have now been received. They now begin the long process of replacing all the township road signs.
- Fire dept & EMS- Rick Stowell reported 170 calls in January of which 37 were fire and 133 were EMS. There was only $750 of reported fire damage. The average time for anyone in the department to be out the door to a response is 1 minute and they are on the scene in 4.75 minutes. They have submitted 1 grant for a new parking lot around the BTFD. They have also submitted a grant request for new firefighter breathing equipment and pumper tanker. The new ambulance should be in service by Friday.
- Sheriff’s report- In January there was 1 breaking and entering, 2 burglaries, 1 criminal damage, 4 assaults, 3 domestic violence, and 7 reports of theft in Tate Township.