State Route 125 Closed For Culvert Replacement

The Ohio Department of Transportation has announced a culvert replacement on St. Rt. 125 requires a full closure for 19 days.

Beginning 8 a.m. Wednesday, July 19, SR 125 will be closed at Spring Grove Road until 7 p.m. Monday, August 7.

The detour will use SR 125 to SR 774 to SR 133 and SR 125.

Arrow boards and/or signs will be in place to alert motorists of the upcoming work zone and restrictions.

To help ensure the safety of the construction workers as well as the traveling public, motorists should remain alert, reduce their speed and watch for stopped traffic while passing through the work zone.

Summer Road Closures Scheduled

In order to replace culvert pipes on Donald Rd and Antioch Rd, the Clermont County Engineer’s Office has notified Tate Township of these closings with detours.  Signs will be placed to notify residents and give detours.

Donald Rd will be closed to through traffic on Monday 7/17- Thursday 7/20 from 7AM to 5PM between addresses 2118 & 2150 Donald Rd.  Two culverts will be replaced.  The detour will be 8.19 miles.

Antioch Rd will be closed to through traffic on Wednesday 7/19 – Monday 7/24 from 7AM to 5PM with the work starting between addresses 1842 & 1859 Antioch Rd.  Two culverts will be replaced.  The detour will be 4.37 miles.

Cemetery Safety Concerns

Please keep in mind that due to safety concerns for our mowing crews, all shepherd hooks and hanging ornaments as of January 1st, 2017 had to be removed from the cemetery.

All the shepherd hooks and solar lights have been tagged with the plot information and retained.  If you would like your shepherd hook, please call (513)734-2384 to arrange a pick-up time and date.  The remaining shepherd hooks that are not picked up will be disposed of after 10/01/17.  As of October 1st, 2017, any newly placed hooks, poles, or other dangerous decorations will be removed and disposed of.

Thank you for adhering to this cemetery rule because the safety of our mowing crew is very important to us.

Trustees Ask For Resident Input on Electric Aggregation

The Tate Township Trustees are interested in receiving residents input on placing the question of residential electric and natural gas aggregation on the November 7, 2017 ballot.

Ohio law allows for communities such as townships, villages, cities and counties to form aggregated buying groups to negotiate discounted prices on electric and natural gas generation on behalf of their citizens.

The programs would NOT include any customer fees, switching fees or termination fees for residents. Residents would have the choice to leave the program at any time and reenroll at any time without additional costs. Also there will be no costs to the township in operating these programs. Tate Township would NOT receive any funds from these programs. Trustees are offering these programs for the residents benefit and to provide a safe publicly vetted option for residents to participate in.

Over 450 of these types programs have been approved by voters in Ohio. To learn more about the program or provide input please reach out to the Tate Township Trustees. Your input is greatly appreciated.

Take a 7 question survey on aggregation HERE

Free Inspection

All residents on Township roads that are considering upgrading your driveway with new blacktop or concrete should first call the Road & Maintenance Department. Many steel pipes eventually rust out which lets the pipe collapse, then water backs up, and onto the road. When this happens the pipe has to be dug up and replaced which means cutting the new blacktop or concrete.

Please call 513-734-2384 for a free culvert pipe inspection.  If the pipe has to be replaced we will have to cut the driveway so it is better to let us replace it BEFORE you buy new blacktop or concrete.

Remember on culvert pipe replacements, the homeowner buys the pipe and Tate Township supplies the labor and gravel.

Keep in mind that just about all driveways in the township have a pipe where the driveway goes over the ditch.  Many of these pipes are made of steel which can rust out and collapse.  The replacement pipe you will buy will be made of plastic and will not rust out.

ALB Update May 2017

Clermont County

Tree removals are ongoing. Property owners are asked to communicate any concerns with the contractor in advance of tree removal work being conducted. Ground and tree-climbing survey crews continue to conduct delimiting surveys, inspecting all host trees throughout the regulated areas in Clermont County. Staff survey for the presence of ALB by examining individual host trees for signs of beetle damage. The following numbers pertain to the tree removals and surveys currently being conducted:

  • 2,327,835 Number of tree surveys conducted as of 5/6/17 (since surveys began on 7/1/11)
  • 18,868 Number of ALB infested trees confirmed as of 5/6/17 (since detection on 6/17/11)
  • 18,625 Number of ALB infested trees removed as of 5/6/17 (since removals started on 11/14/11)
  • 75,849 Number of ALB high risk host trees removed as of 5/6/17 (since removals started on 5/1/13)
  • 36,130 Number of ALB high risk host tree treatments conducted since 2013
  • 61 Square-miles under regulation; see “Regulated Area” map: http://agri.ohio.gov/topnews/asianbeetle/docs/ALB_ohio_quarantine_082112.pdf

The quarantine restricts the movement of hardwood logs, firewood, stumps, roots and branches out of the regulated area and also restricts the sale of nursery stock, green lumber, and logs of the following trees: maples, horse chestnut, buckeye, mimosa, birch, ash, golden raintree, katsura, sycamore, poplar, willow, mountain ash, and elms. Program staff continue to monitor regulated areas, respond to service calls and conduct training sessions for compliance agreements.

For the full article Ohio Media Update_05122017

BTFD May Update

5/8/17

So far the Bethel-Tate Fire Department has had a busy year. As of early May:

  • 178 fire details
  • 547 EMS details.
  • 21 dispatches for structure fires or vehicle fires with a total fire loss of about $36,000 and a total property and contents saved amount of about $498,000.
  • Our most recent fire in our district was a detached garage that caught fire in the latter part of April, whereas we assisted Monroe Township with a barn fire in early May.

In EMS news, we received a grant from the Ohio Bureau of Worker’s Compensation for a motorized cot and load system.  This cot and load system will reduce our risk of lifting-related injuries we can incur on EMS details. Stay tuned as we will try and get a video of the cot in action and post it here.