NEW Page Added with ALB (Asian Longhorned Beetle) Updates

The link to the new ALB information page can be found HERE and on the About Tate Township page.  As the 4 agency cooperative posts media updates, they will be uploaded to this page.  There are currently 3 updates on the page. The current map for the quarantine area as of June, 2017 is posted on the page and many links to agencies with information on the Asian Longhorned Beetle.  We hope you find this information useful.

Election Results for Bethel-Tate

The Clermont County election webpage results show all precincts counted in Tate Township.  Currently unofficial, the local race results as copied from the web page http://clermontelections.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2017/01/el45a-3.htm are as follows:

Trustee – Tate Township
Vote for not more than 2   (WITH 7 OF 7 PRECINCTS COUNTED)
Greg Burns . . . . . . . . . . 886
Mike McCarthy . . . . . . . . . 645
Gary Reed . . . . . . . . . . 1,026
Jim Rees. . . . . . . . . . . 435
Rus Whitley. . . . . . . . . . 217

Council Bethel – Village
Vote for not more than 4   (WITH 2 OF 2 PRECINCTS COUNTED)
Janessa Brown . . . . . . . . . 252
Bryan Coogan . . . . . . . . . 270
Jay Noble . . . . . . . . . . 248
Stephanie Ross. . . . . . . . . 266
Amy Sparks . . . . . . . . . . 176

Board of Education – Bethel Tate Local School District
Vote for not more than 3   (WITH 10 OF 10 PRECINCTS COUNTED)
Chris Baker. . . . . . . . . . 512
Melanie Brandenburger . . . . . . 605
David R. Brannock. . . . . . . . 625
Charles Napier. . . . . . . . . 611
Brandy Pryor . . . . . . . . . 587
Tiffiany Riddle . . . . . . . . 819
Bill Shula . . . . . . . . . . 660

Board of Education – Bethel Tate Local School District
(Unexpired term ending 12/31/19)
Vote for not more than 1   (WITH 10 OF 10 PRECINCTS COUNTED)
Gary L. Shepherd . . . . . . . . 1,216

15. Tate Township (Unincorp) Electric Aggregation  
(WITH 5 OF 5 PRECINCTS COUNTED)
YES . . . . . . . . . . . . 605
NO. . . . . . . . . . . . . 698 

16. Tate Township (Unincorp) Gas Aggregation
(WITH 5 OF 5 PRECINCTS COUNTED)
YES . . . . . . . . . . . . 604
NO. . . . . . . . . . . . . 709

Voting Issues For Tate Township

The polls for the Election on Tuesday 11/7/17 will open at 6:30 a.m. and remain open until 7:30 p.m. on election day.

  •  Tate Township residents  (Unincorporated area ONLY) will vote on (2) Issues, Issue 15 is Electric Aggregation & Issue 16 is Gas Aggregation.  Both have OPT-OUT provisions. Both are for business and residential.
  • All Tate Township residents will
    • Vote for (2)  Township Trustees.  Gary Reed and Greg Burns are both running for re-election.
    • Vote for (2) Members of Bethel-Tate Board of Education.
  • Members of the incorporated Village of Bethel ONLY will vote for members of council in Bethel.
  • Clermont County- Vote for (1) Municipal Court Judge.
  • State Issue 1 Ohio Crime Victims Proposed Initiated Constitutional Amendment.
  • State Issue 2 Ohio Prescriptions Drug Proposed Initiated Statute.

Sample ballots are listed at www.ClermontElections.org under Voter View/Registration Information.

Veterans, We Thank You For Your Service

The month of November is Military Family Appreciation Month and we celebrate Veterans Day on November 11th.  Many national chains are showing their appreciation by providing discounts to veterans or active military throughout the month. Most offers will require proof or military ID.

From the web pages of USA Today and WLWT  here’s a partial listing of those businesses:

Bob Evans, IHOP, Little Caesars Pizza, Applebees, Red Lobster, Longhorn Steakhouse, On The Border, Fazoli’s, Baskin Robbins, Outback Steakhouse, Red Robin, Buffalo Wild Wings, Chipotle, Chili’s, Olive Garden, Cracker Barrel, Shoney’s, Bar Louie, UFC Gym, Tractor Supply Co., Great Clips, Golden Corral, City BarBQ, Frisch’s, Home Depot, Newport Aquarium, and many more.

Offers are all different, be sure to check WLWT  http://www.wlwt.com/article/veterans-day-freebies-and-deals-for-2016/8250811 for the deals that are listed or the individual businesses to get details.

Locally, the YMCA is waiving activation fees and military families can use this flyer link for a free visit. NovemberVets

Asian Longhorned Beetle Update 10/12/2017

Residents in the ALB (Asian Longhorn Beetle) regulated areas established within Clermont County cannot move firewood or wood debris outside of the regulated area and outside of East Fork State Park. Residents are also discouraged from moving firewood and wood debris inside the regulated area. For answers to questions about regulated materials and permits, or to report wood movement or suspected ALB infested trees, residents are asked to call the program office at 513‐381‐7180. Residents can also report suspected ALB infestations online at www.AsianLonghornedBeetle.com.

Find the complete report here Ohio Media Update_10122017

Town Hall Aggregation Information Meeting

At the information meeting on 10/4/17, Joe Garrett with Trebel LLC. gave a presentation to 18 residents of Tate and Monroe Township.  On 11/7/17, voters should vote YES if they want to allow the Trustees to form an Aggregation under Ohio law.  This will allow the Trustees to enter into a contract to buy the electric and gas generation charges to save residents money on their energy bill.  This is for the generation charge only. The transmission and distribution will stay with Duke. The billing for the generation charge will stay on your current bill.

There will be no fee to the Township for this service and the savings could be $160,000 to the residents.  All residents can opt out at any time and continue to pay their current generation charge. Residents already under contract with someone will not be affected.

If the Aggregation is voted in on 11/7/17, it will take about 6 months for the bidding process and Trustees will pick the best deal on behalf of the residents. Once a generation contract is in place.

  • A letter will go out to all residents to inform them of the contracted price and the terms.
  • Residents will be given information on how to OPT out.
  • Residents will be automatically enrolled UNLESS:
    • If you are already with another generation supplier, then you will get a letter to explain why you are not eligible at this time.
    • If you are in a subsidized energy program then you do not qualify for the savings.
  • All residents have a choice after the Trustees sign a contract. You always have the options to cancel or join at any time.

The Trustees feel this is a good plan for the residents of Tate Township.  Please vote YES for the Aggregation on 11/7/17.

 

October Clermont County Park Events

Canoeing the Ohio: 9 a.m.-noon, Oct. 8, Chilo Lock #34 Park

Join naturalists for a guided canoe trip through Crooked Run Nature Preserve. The journey will begin and end from the boat ramp of Chilo Lock #34 Park. Contact Jana Marshall-Westhoven at 513.240.2615 or jmarshall@clermontcountyohio.gov to reserve your spot. Participants must be at least 7 years of age.

Above or Beneath the Snow: 10-11 a.m. Oct. 11, Little Miami Scenic River & Trail Center
Days are getting shorter, nights are getting longer, and weather is getting cooler. Learn how nature adapts to these changes, who hibernates and who braves the cold.

Chili CookOff Clip ArtChilo Chili Cook Off & Fall Fest: 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Oct. 21, Chilo Lock #34 Park

Live music, chili, and games are all part of the Clermont County Park District’s second annual Chilo Chili Cook Off & Fall Fest. This fundraising event brings local restaurants and breweries together for a little friendly competition and YOU get to be the judge!

Tickets are $5 in advance; kids 6 and under are free. Same day tickets are $8. Tickets are available at Chilo Lock #34 River Museum, Chilo Dairy Bar and Pattison Park.

Information: Jana Marshall-Westhoven at 513.240.2615 or Jim Setty atjsetty@clermontcountyohio.gov.

Halloween Campfire Stories: 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 27, Chilo Lock #34 Park

Join the Dreamweavers and naturalists from the Park District to find out what goes bump in the night on a guided night hike, then relax by the fire as we share spooky-fun stories! RSVP to jmarshall@clermontcountyohio.gov or 513.240.2615.
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