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Tate Township Meeting Summary

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.

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Tate Township News

Tate Township News

Residents in the ALB (Asian Longhorn Beetle) regulated areas established within Clermont County cannot move firewood or wood debris outside of the regulated area and outside of East Fork State Park. Residents are also discouraged from moving firewood and wood debris inside the regulated area. For answers to questions about regulated materials and permits, or… Read More

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At the information meeting on 10/4/17, Joe Garrett with Trebel LLC. gave a presentation to 18 residents of Tate and Monroe Township.  On 11/7/17, voters should vote YES if they want to allow the Trustees to form an Aggregation under Ohio law.  This will allow the Trustees to enter into a contract to buy the… Read More

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Canoeing the Ohio: 9 a.m.-noon, Oct. 8, Chilo Lock #34 Park Join naturalists for a guided canoe trip through Crooked Run Nature Preserve. The journey will begin and end from the boat ramp of Chilo Lock #34 Park. Contact Jana Marshall-Westhoven at 513.240.2615 or jmarshall@clermontcountyohio.gov to reserve your spot. Participants must be at least 7 years of age. Above or… Read More

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The Bethel-Tate Tigers will be playing CNE (Clermont Northeastern) on 10/6/17.  Kick-off time is 7:00 pm. Come out and line the street (St Rt 125) that leads the parade starting at 5:30 this year, from the Middle School to the High School football field.  Cheer on the football team as all the teams from youth… Read More

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In early September, the Tate Township Maintenance crew got assistance from the Bethel-Tate Fire Department ladder truck.  The twin-trunk oak tree, located in the Tate Township Cemetery was cracked down the center and needed to be removed. For pictures, go to the Roads & Maintenance page.

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On November 7, 2017, the community will VOTE on the issue of electric and natural gas aggregation.  Residents of Tate Township were sent a flyer in the mail this past week that answers FAQs and gives facts about aggregation so you can make an informed vote.  A town hall meeting is scheduled for October 4th,… Read More

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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

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
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