April 2021 Meeting Summary

Summary of the regular meeting of the Tate Township trustees that was held April 13, 2021.

  • Bethel-Tate Local School District’s Superintendent Melissa Kircher and Treasurer Karen Royer presented information at the April meeting about the upcoming emergency 5-year renewal levy that is needed to replace the current levy expiring this December 2021. The renewal levy will not begin collection until 2022 which is after the current levy expires.  Dave Brannock, school board president said this levy is to maintain the services we have right now in our schools.  Each mil in the BT school district generates $200,000 in tax revenue.  Royer added that she welcomes any calls from residents that want to know the exact cost of the renewal levy to their tax bill next year.   For every $100,000 of your home’s appraised value, you can expect an additional $18.55 annually. The levy is Issue#1 on the ballot on May 4th. The Township Trustees gave their support for the levy.  LEVY FACTS
  • Deputy Pike reported in March 2021, he wrote 18 new reports, had 2 criminal arrests, and worked 27 investigations.    He added that he goes out on all BTFD calls in the evenings when he is available.  He thanked the fire department for their assistance recently.
  • Cemetery report for March-There were 8 burials, 12 foundations sold, 13 graves sold (6 in-township/7 out-of-township).  They are in the process of pouring the foundations as the weather is improving.  They hope to have them caught up by Memorial Day.  One lowering device was repaired and both were overhauled so they are in good working order.
  • Maintenance report- The township Clean-Up dates are June 11 and 12, 2021 7:00am to 5:00pm.  IDs will be checked for Tate Township (including Bethel) residents.  There will be a small fee for tires.  No hazardous materials will be accepted.
  •  Zoning report for March 2021- There were 4 new home permits and 4 new garage permits given.  George Eckert has announced that he will retire on May 31.  He has worked for the township for 40 years.
  • BTFD report for March 2021-There were 131 calls of which 32 were fire and 99 were EMS.  There was $1400 fire loss, no fire injuries.  Response time is 1 1/2  minutes to get out the door. BTFD Mar 2021Update
  • The trustees signed a resolution for the Clermont County All Hazard and Litigations Plan, which is a plan for the whole county to work together with the emergency management team.
  • Next meeting is May 11, 2021.
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