March 2022 Trustee Meeting Update

Summary of the regular meeting of the Tate Township trustees that was held March 8, 2022.

  • The Regular meeting started at 7:00 pm with all trustees present.
  • Public Participation:
    • Burkefest  will happen in Burke Park on July 9th, with 3 bands sponsored by NHS.  Burke Fund will donate $5000 towards the event.  Bethel needs additional sponsorship to provide a fireworks display at the end of the festivities.
    • Mr. Rudd is running for the county auditor and just came to the meeting to answer any questions.
  • Zoning Report- There were 5 garage permits, 1 single family dwelling permit,3 solar panel permits, 1 room addition permit, and 1 shed permit issued in February 2022.
  • Officer Pike reported for Feb/2022, he made 52 calls, wrote 18 reports, called to 1 accident, assisted other departments 10 times, and had 1 criminal arrest.  He has  arranged with the probation department at Clermont County to provide help for the Tate Township clean-up dates (June 10 & 11, 2022).
  • BTFD Feb/2022 report- BTFD Feb 2022 Update -There were 70 fire and 107 EMS calls made. On a fire assist call in Pike Township, there was $70,000 fire loss.  BTFD has received a FEMA grant for battery extraction tools.  Some $ has been spent on stabilizing jacks. They will be purchasing the Rescue Jack Paratech System to complete the grant.  A block heater has been installed in the water truck to repair it.  News on the Hydrant grant, 6 have now been installed by Tate Monroe Water crew.           Chief Stowell performed the swearing in of full time Firefighter/Medic Steve Troutman (pictured below).
  • Cemetery/ Roads Maintenance Feb 2022 report- February 2022 had 11 burials, 2 foundation orders, and 2 graves sold.  The township roads were salted 3 times in February.
  • June 10th & 11th will be Tate Township clean up dates.  Times are from 7:00am to 5:00 pm each day. Residents will need ID to show at drop off on Spring Street.
  • Bethel Tate Buzz Facebook page is a combined effort among all Bethel and Tate organizations to get information about events and news to the residents.  A semi-annual newsletter mailing is in progress.
  • Next meeting is April 12,2022 at 7:00 pm.


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