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Tate Township Meeting Summary

Summary of the July meeting of the Tate Township Trustees that was held 07/10/18:

  • The trustees voted to accept the 2019 budget.
  • Mrs. Marx addressed the trustees about the cemetery rules regarding the decorating of graves.  The concern is that there are people who want to have flowers on their loved ones’ graves but there are many monuments and markers that do not have vases or room on the stone for flowers to be placed.  The trustees understand the concern and appreciate the information.  Ed Stanley suggested they call and make an appointment to discuss options that might be available. If decorations are within the rules of the cemetery, they will not be taken off.
  • Mr. Painter, the county commissioner, was present to address the trustees about the possible additional 1% hotel tax which would be spent on buying down the debt of the FC Soccer team’s professional sports complex in Clermont County.  He assured the trustees that he would keep an open conversation going as soon as he knows more.  He is worried that false rumors will start circulating and the county residents will not get all the right information to make a voting decision.
  • Mr. Harvey asked Mr. Painter about the additional $5 license fee that was recently added.  Mr. Painter said that the funds are earmarked specifically for road repair in all of Clermont County.
  • A representative of an energy consultant firm addressed the trustees about putting the aggregation back on the ballot. The trustees said they are not interested in running it again because the residents voiced their opinion by voting it down in November 2017.  They respect that decision.
  • Officer Pike reported that he is getting complaints about cars parking on township roads that are already narrow.  No Parking signs seem to have disappeared over the years.  Chief Stowell said they could use Fire Lane signs to be sure the roads stay clear to through traffic and emergency vehicles. Mr. Stanley will check into it and mentioned they would probably cost about $50 each. Pike said he had to ask a group of people to leave the cemetery because they were playing a video “catch” game and walking all over the graves.  No law was broken, however it was disrespectful. Officer Pike asked about his renewal contract.  The trustees said they can only keep his services if the voters pass a officer levy in November.  They voted to accept the contract with a possible cancellation if the levy fails.
  • Zoning- George Eckert had 5 permits for room additions in June.  He reported on a number of ongoing property neglect and trash situations as well as illegal residencies.  In the past, he has tried to work through a mediator to get the situations resolved but that it a slow process and doesn’t always work..  He is now using the county agencies that have more authority and hopes this will encourage residents to follow zoning regulations to avoid penalties.
  • Fire & EMS- Chief Stowell reported 242 total runs in June, 42 were fire and 162 were EMS.The June total for fire loss was $45,700.  As a part of the Statewide Mutual Aide, the BTFD water truck was used in Portsmouth to help keep the hospital running and cooled while they had no water at all in their water mains. The 2 trucks that aided were pumping 83,000 gallons a day. He noted that, in an emergency here, we had Felicity’s water truck as a back up. Still waiting on final news for 3 grants that were applied for.
  • Cemetery- Ed Stanley reported 4 funerals in June and 2 foundations ordered. They have been replacing driveway and road culverts as well as continuing work on Happy Hollow Rd. He needs to order winter road salt by July 13th and the program now requires each entity to buy at least 80% of what they pre-order.  He asked the trustees to consider building a salt barn.

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Greg Burns, Tate Township Trustee addressed the July meeting attendees, “Our dilemma for keeping the township deputy can only be solved by placing a levy on the ballot in November so that the voters can decide.” The amounts are not yet certified so the numbers are not exact but 0.6 mils would generate enough to… Read More

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REMINDER State Route 133 full closure scheduled for water main replacement Clermont County (Friday, Tuesday, July 6, 2018) – Water main replacement by the village of Bethel requires a full closure of State Route 133 beginning Monday, July 9. SR 133 will be closed at Water Street, within the village of Bethel, from 7 a.m. Monday, July… Read More

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The Clermont County Engineer’s office reports a bridge replacement on Jones Florer Rd in Tate Township where a closure will be necessary until the work is finished.  Expected dates of closure are 7/9/2018 – 8/3/2018. The detour is expected to be about 5.5 miles and signs will be posted. The letter and map can be… Read More

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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

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

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.

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