Summary of the October meeting of the Tate Township Trustees that was held 10/09/18:
- Public participation- News from the Village of Bethel- On the November ballot, the repeal for municipal income tax will be voted on. A yes vote will be a vote to get rid of it. A no vote will be a vote to keep it. Liquor permits are also on the ballot in an effort to bring in bigger chain restaurants and stores. The township police levy has been put on the Village ballot in error. The trustees will call to try to get it off the Village precincts.
- Several residents attended to find out the status of a family living a parcel of land without sanitary conditions. The trustees are now going through the prosecutors office to try and get the situation resolved. Mediation has been ineffective.
- A resident brought in a copy of his insurance for the Fire Chief because of a letter he received. The Chief explained that he had been transported in a BT ambulance and was sent a “soft” bill. This is sent to try to recover some EMT service costs. If the resident does not have insurance there is no payment due. If the resident does have insurance, the amount paid by the insurance company will be accepted as full payment.
- Roads- Happy Hollow Road is set to be blacktopped in about 3 weeks.
- The fire department completed all the fire prevention classes for grades K-5 in Bethel-Tate schools. BTFD made a total of 160 runs in September 2018, 39 fire and 121 EMS.