July 2023 Trustee Meeting Update

NOTE: This is not the official minutes of the last meeting.  It is simply a highlight of the reports given by the departments and information from the meeting that may be of interest to the residents of Tate Township. More details can be found in the official meeting minutes once they are approved by the trustees.

Summary of the regular meeting of the Tate Township trustees held July 11, 2023.

Trustees Gary Reed, Bob Redden, and John Wilson and Fiscal Officer Kathy Brannock were present for the meeting.  The official June 2023 meeting minutes were approved: Jun 13 2023 trustee mtg

The trustees began the meeting.  The resolution from the previous meeting was read that limits speakers to 3 minutes and requires that they are addressing the trustees, not the audience. A new resolution was approved to add a 2.5 mill levy for Fire and Medical emergency services to the ballot in November 2023.

The department reports for the month of June 2023:

  • Zoning- There were 7 permits issued consisting of 1 deck, 1 inground pool, 2 single family dwellings, 2 sheds, and 1 room addition. The variance meeting was held on June 27, 2023 for 2 separate requests that were passed. The trustees agreed to have Alicia Blankenship replace David Brannock on the Tate Township Zoning Board.
  • BTFD-  BTFD JUL 2023 Update There were 144 total calls, 39 fire and 105 EMS.  They responded to 5 structure fires and saved over $234,000 in fire loss.  The response times are acceptable, averaging 1.2 minutes out the door. The hydrant flushing continues.  The village hydrant flushing is complete and they are onto the rest ofd the township. Tate Monroe did not install any new hydrants in June due to other issues with water leak repairs. There are 2 vehicle recalls to be done on 2 seperate ambulances which will be completed one at a time at Beechmont Ford.
  • Deputy Pike- In June he handled 80 calls, took 36 reports, had 20 traffic contacts, made 13 warrant arrests, conducted 43 investigations, and assisted other departments 25 times.
  • Cemetery- There were 7 interments, 7 foundations ordered, and 5 graves sold. The downspouts were installed for the cemetery shelter.
    • Trustee Bob Redden got news that his grant application for the paving of the shelter parking lot was awarded $90,000. This will allow Tate to use the $20,000 in grant monies towards a veterans memorial that is being planned to be placed in that immediate area of the cemetery, Picture is of Bob Redden receiving the earlier grant check from the Duke Energy Grant. 
  • Roads- They have mowed 4 times this year. They are currently working on cutting the trees back on township roads.  They replaced 1 private culvert pipe on Macedonia Road. The township clean-up event last weekend went well.There were helpers from the Village of Bethel, Township Trustees, Deputy Pike, and the County Community Service group. The vehicle count was 408. Ed will have a complete report at the next meeting. After an executive session (in private), the trustees approved an additional maintenance department employee for a one year probation period.
  • Public Participation- Approximately 20 residents expressed their views on solar use in the township.
  • The trustees passed a resolution in regards to solar.
  • The next regular township trustee meeting is August 8, 2023.
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