May 2023 Trustee Meeting Update

Summary of the regular meeting of the Tate Township trustees held May 9, 2023.

Trustees Gary Reed, Bob Redden, and John Wilson were present for the meeting.  The official April 2023 meeting minutes were approved: Apr 11 2023 Trustee Mtg

Cemetery Report- In April, there were 7 burials, 4 graves sold, and 6 foundation orders placed.  They poured 17 footers 3 weeks ago and plan to pour another 17 tomorrow.Trustee Reed commented- The shelter looks good with the gutters installed. You did a nice job with the grading around it.  Trustee Redden commented- I recently applied for the 2023 grant from the Clermont County Park District.  I received a letter today that says Tate Township has been awarded a $10,000 grant to be used towards the cemetery shelter.

Roads report- The first mowing of the  the roads is finished.  The crew completed two days of pot hole repair on township roads. They replaced 4 culverts.  Clermont County road crew has ditched Moore road in preparation for the bridge replacement. 

BTFD report- BTFD May 2023 Update  In April 2023 there was a total of 162 calls with the fire total calls 53 and the EMS total 109.  Average en route time is 1.5 minutes and average response time is 5.5 minutes.  Tate- Monroe Water has installed 38 new hydrants since we received the grant in 2021. 19 more have been marked, once they are installed that will bring the total to 57. The biggest complaint they are hearing from residents is from the ground work that is done around the new hydrants.  Residents need to be patient with the dirt that needs to settle around the new hydrants. The BTFD did a Mock Crash last Friday at the high school, prom night weekend. SRO Randy McElfresh and A/C Cooper put everything together with the Ohio State Police, UC Air Care, Clermont County Coroner’s Office and Bethel-Tate Fire Department.  It was well received by the students and staff.  

Zachary Downing


Swearing in full-time firefighter/Medic Zachary Downing, who replaced the vacancy created from Dave Long retiring





Steve Troutman




Swearing in Steve Troutman for the 2nd Lt position. 





Lucas Rueb




Swearing in SAFER Grant Full Time firefighter/EMT-B Lucas Rueb.




William Welch




Swearing in SAFER Grant Full Time firefighter/EMT-B William Vince Welch.




Patrick Salvatore



Swearing in SAFER Grant Full Time firefighter/EMT-B Patrick Salvatore-






Three Fire Cadets, Dakota Day, Autumn Morlatt, and Chloe Stamm, were approved by the trustees to bring the Fire Cadet count up to 7. The Fire Department’s Ladies Auxiliary Quarter Auction on April 20, 2023 profited $3,007.00. Hose testing for 7000 feet of hose will be done next month. The hose needs to be tested annually.

Zoning report from Rob-He issued 9 permits and assigned 6 addresses.

Deputy Pike’s report-  In the month of April, he handled 77 calls, took 25 reports, and 1 accident report.  He assisted other departments 18 times, made 2 criminal arrests, conducted 30 investigations, and closed 19 reports.

Trustee Redden wants residents to know that Take A Root is giving 175 trees away on May 20 at the Grant Career Center to Tate residents that have registered online through the link located in a post on Tate Township.

Next regular meeting is June 13, 2023 at 7:oopm.


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