Summary of the January meeting of the Tate Township Trustees that was held 1/9/2018.
Rick, a representative of Rumpke, offered a recycle & trash removal plan to the trustees for Tate Township. This would add a recycle curbside pickup to all township residents outside the Village of Bethel and include 1 large pickup a month per house at no additional charge. There would be a $2 per month discount for senior citizens. Recycle bins or carts would be provided to each resident that uses Rumpke. If the residents would be interested in adding curbside recycling and the trustees give the okay, the monthly charge would be $19.25 and could be started within one month.
Officer Pike reported that the Next Door App is being used by some Tate residents. Anyone can go to NextDoor.com and sign up or get more information. The FOP (fraternal Order of Police) will be calling residents for their annual fundraising.
Road & Maintenance- Ed Stanley gave the year-end report for the maintenance department. He reported that all the hardware and posts have been delivered from the State grant and they are waiting on the signs. They will be stored in the Maintenance buildings until they are able to start the replacement process.
Cemetery News- The Trustees approved the rules for the new cremation area of the cemetery. The cost will be different because the plot sizes are smaller. Only flush mount headstones within the size of 12″ x 24″ will be permitted. No above ground height monuments will be allowed. Ed has received a bid for the 2018 year cemetery mowing.
Fire & EMS- Rick Stowell gave December and Year-end reports. They will be placing the 2005 ambulance online for auction in February. The new ambulance is here and waiting on latching to be installed before it is put into service probably in March. New: The fire department meets the requirements for a grant to replace the parking lot around the BTFD building. The trustees gave approval for them to apply for the grant. The department now has 11 out of 12 full timers certified in the ICE rescue training.View All Summaries