Tate Township, Ohio

Tate Township Trustees

We are your 3 elected township trustees entrusted to serve on your behalf in matters related to the township. We are dedicated to working together for the greater good of the township to provide a safe and fiscally sound environment for the residents.

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Order Address Signs

Order your 911 address sign through the Bethel-Tate Fire Department with the new online form.  Make sure first responders are able to locate your home in case of an emergency.

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End Of Year 2022 Reports

The 2022 Year-End reports were presented to the trustees at the January 2023 Tate Township meeting. They can be accessed individually below or found with other previous years HERE.

Bethel-Tate Fire Department Accepting Applications

Accepting Applications for Firefighter Paramedic

The Bethel-Tate Fire Department document about the job posting for Firefighter Paramedics can be found in the following link:



January 2023 Trustee Meeting Update

Summary of the regular meeting of the Tate Township trustees, held January 10, 2023.

All trustees and the fiscal officer were present for the meeting.  The official December 2022 meeting minutes were approved, Dec 13 2023 Trustee mtg

Department reports for December 2022:

  • A resident complained about the solar farm going in on the east side of the township.  The trustees responded that the decision is not in the local hands.  The County Commissioners are in charge.  They have a contract that states that Clermont County will make repairs to any damages incurred by the installation, maintenance, and removal of anything that is a part of the solar farm.
  • A resident is worried about the increased presence of the coyotes.  They go after his dogs and he fears they will go after his grandkids when they visit.  Deputy Pike informed the man that he does not need a permit to shoot a coyote on his property. They are considered a nuisance.  As long as he uses safe gun practices and does not put anyone in harm’s way, he is allowed to kill coyotes.
  • Zoning-December 2022 report- There were 2 permits issued in December for a garage and a porch.
  • Deputy report for December 2022- He had 48 calls, took 9 reports, conducted 13 investigations, and closed 7 reports. The entire Clermont County department is now “live” with body cams.  Anytime weapons are drawn, tasers are drawn, or overhead lamps/lights are turned on, the body cam is activated to turn on.
  • BTFD- BTFD Jan 2023 Update In December, there were199 total call, 61 were fire and 138 were EMS.  Assistant Chief Dave Long’s last day before retirement will be Jan. 23, 2023.  There will be three full-time positions posted.  These are funded by FEMA.  The 2023 fire department rooster was approved by the trustees for the State Marshal’s office. Eric Smith will take over the light maintenance on BTFD equipment.
  • Cemetery report- December 2022, there were 7 burials, 2 foundation orders, and sold 9 graves.
  • Roads report- They have been trimming trees and clearing debris in culverts and in the right of ways on township owned roads.
  • Gary Reed remarked on Cashious Bell (1927- 2023) who passed away on 1/7/23 at the age of 95.  Cashious was the 1st sexton of the Tate Township cemetery and hand dug each grave (in 4 hours) for at least 16 years until a backhoe was purchased.  Gary remembers walking through the cemetery when he was a kid and talking to Cashious as he was digging a grave.
  • Next meeting will be February 14, 2023.

POSTPONED /Special Trustee Meeting

Meeting will be rescheduled at a later date due to the weather.

Previously scheduled for 1/12/23 at 10:30am. The meeting is cancelled until further notice.

December 2022 Trustees Meeting Update

Summary of the regular meeting of the Tate Township trustees, held December 13, 2022.

All trustees and the fiscal officer were present for the meeting.  The official November 2022 meeting minutes were approved, Nov 8 2022 Trustee Mtg

Department reports for Nov./2022:

  • Zoning- There were 4 permits and 1 variance issued. Permits were for 1 garage, 1 pole barn, 1 Acc bldg, 1 sign, and 1 variance for placement of a garage.
  • Deputy reported- He handled 79 calls, took 18 reports, had 1 accident report, assisted other departments 29 times, conducted 29 investigations, closed 21 reports, and recovered $9,930 in stolen property.  He also assisted the Bethel Police with the Down Home Christmas festivities.
  • BTFD reported 156 total calls, 108 were EMS and  48 were fire responses.They averaged 1 1/2 minutes to get out the door and 5 minutes to be on the scene.  Assistant Chief Dave Long will be retiring, officially in February 2023 with his last day to be in January, 2023.  The application process is now closed.  The next Asst. Chief will be sworn in at a trustee meeting.  The reporting system used to track and bill for EMS no longer meets ther minimum requirements.  To convert to the new reporting system, BTFD will need to purchase 3 new tablets. BTFD Dec 2022 Update
  • Cemetery report- There were 8 burials, 4 graves sold, and 1 footer ordered.  The ne memorial shelter was started and Trustee Bob Redden will submit the bills for the grant reimbursement.
  • Roads report- They set one culvert on Patterson Rd.  They will be putting up reflectors on the township roads for the snow plow turn-around areas.
  • The next regular meeting will be January 10, 2023 at 7:00PM.

Bethel-Batavia Pipeline Project

You may have noticed the preparation of construction yards by Duke Energy for a pipeline in the Bethel-Batavia area of Clermont County. This release was sent from Duke Energy:

Duke Energy is in the pre-construction phase of the Bethel-Batavia Pipeline Project. The laydown yards will be loacted on Old St Rt 32, behind the city of Batavia’s maintenance facility at the northern end of the project area, and on Bethel-New Richmond Road near Moore Road, at the southern end of the project area.

The laydown yards will be used to house office trailers for the construction team and inspectora, as well as storage for the pipe, materials and other equipment needed for the project. Construction personnel, heavy trucks and equipment will be coming in and out of these two laydown areas regularly. Please remember to slow down  and use caution in all construction areas and work zones.

Pipeline construction is scheduled to begin in late Spring 2023 and be complete in Fall 2023.

Restoration activities will follow construction. More information will be provided to the public as that time approaches.

If you have any questions about this work, please reach out via our project hotline at 513.287.2130 or by email at BBPipeline@duke-energy.com.                              022022-BethelBataviaBrochure

November 2022 Trustees Meeting Update

Summary of the regular meeting of the Tate Township trustees that was held November 08, 2022.

All trustees and the fiscal officer were present for the meeting.  The official October 2022 meeting minutes were approved, Oct 11 2022 Trustee Mtg

Department reports from October 2022:

  • Bethel-Tate Fire Department reported there were 43 fire dept. calls and 108 EMS calls with $0 fire loss. No structure fires.  The BTFD really appreciates ODOT paving of 125, the roads are now in much better condition. The newly striped fire truck was paid for with BTFD funds and not with taxpayer dollars. The BTFD Nov 2022 Update.
  • Cemetery reported 11 burials, 4 foundations ordered, and 2 out of township grave sales. With the cost of concrete going up in January, they intend to begin the shelter (approximately 32 x 60ft.) soon. They received 14 loads of reclaim paving to be used for the shelter parking lot.
  • Roads report: They have continued the ditching, set 3 township culverts on Hoover Rd. and 2 culverts on Shayler Rd.
  • Zoning report: There is a variance meeting scheduled for a garage to be built 6 feet in front of the house.  12 permits were issued for 2 inground pools, 5 single family dwellings, 1 porch, 2 garages, 1 solar panels, and 1 room addition.
  • Deputy stats:  Deputy Pike handled 72 calls, took 17 reports, responded to 1 accident,served 4 warrants, assisted other departments 18 times, conducted 22 investigations, and closed 20 reports.
  • The trustees want to remind residents to contact ODOT for any concerns about the state roads such as St Rt 125, St Rt 222, St Rt 232, and St Rt 133.  For example, a resident asked that a turn lane be put in where St Rt 125 intersects Crane Schoolhouse Rd. and Macedonia Rd. This request would need to be sent to ODOT because it involves a state route. The township’s ability to maintain roads, pave, ditch, and replace culverts only applies to the township owned roads.  The other roads are either private, village of Bethel, county, or state roads.  A complete chart of the township roads can be found HERE on the Tate Township Roads & Maintenance page.
  • The December trustee meeting will be on Tuesday, December 13, 2022 at 7:00 PM.

Show Your Patriotism

Tuesday, November 8, 2022 is election day.  The polls will be open for in-person voting from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Information on early voting, poll location, sample ballots, and election results are all available on the Clermont County Board of Elections webpage.

Veteran’s Day is Friday, November 11, 2022. Originally was named Armistice Day but was amended in 1954 to be called Veteran’s Day, becoming a day to honor American Veterans of all wars.  The original concept was for a day observed with parades and public meetings and a brief suspension of business beginning at 11:00 am.  The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.

A celebration to honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.

Ways to show Patriotism to the United States:

  • Vote: Honor the principles on which our nation was built by casting your vote.
  • Support a Veteran:
    • Thank them for their service
    • Go to or participate in a parade or other Veteran’s Day celebration.
  • Display a flag:  Rules on American flag displays,

ODOT Construction Update: SR 125 Resurfacing

CLERMONT COUNTY:Construction Update

Through the week ending October 22, 2022: The following traffic advisory includes restrictions on the state highway system in Clermont County. All work will be contingent upon the weather. For construction information and statewide information regarding road conditions, visit ODOT on the web at www.Ohgo.com.

S.R. 125 Resurfacing – Between Amelia-Olive Branch Road and S.R. 222. Single-lane closures will be in effect for resurfacing, and a minimum of one lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction. All work is scheduled to be completed in mid-fall of 2022.

S.R. 125 Resurfacing – Between Union Street in Bethel to the Brown County line. Single-lane restrictions will be in effect from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for resurfacing, and traffic will be maintained by flaggers. All work is scheduled to be completed by late October.

October Is Firewood Month!: ALB Report

Moving firewood long distances can spread invasive forest pests hidden in or on the wood. Your firewood choices matter, and you can help slow the spread of these tree-killing pests. This October, we’ll be celebrating Firewood Month with our friends at Hungry Pests to help spread the word on this important topic!

Don’t move firewood – instead, make one of these better choices:

  • Buy firewood where you’ll burn it.
  • Buy certified heat treated firewood.
  • Gather firewood on site when permitted.

You have the power to slow the spread of forest pests.

Learn more at these quick links:

USDA Report: ALB in the United States

ALB is in 4 states: Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, and South Carolina. Eradication efforts eliminated infestations in Illinois and New Jersey. If you live in a quarantine area, please keep this tree-killing pest from spreading. Follow state and federal laws, that restrict the movement of woody material and untreated firewood.

SOUTH CAROLINA – First detection: May 2020

Regulated Area: 76.4 sq. miles in Charleston/Dorchester Counties

Infested Trees: 6,480

33 Charleston, 4,591 Hollywood, 1,095 Johns Island, 759 Ravenel

Removals: 6,781

3,998 Infested, 2,783 High-Risk Hosts

Surveys: 148,593

Residents can dispose of regulated yard waste at Bees Ferry Road Convenience Center, 1344 Bees Ferry Road, 29414 or Hollywood Convenience Center, 5305 Highway 165, 29449. For more information, please call 843-973-8329 or click South Carolina.

OHIO – First detection: June 2011

Regulated Area: 49 sq. miles* in Clermont County

Tate and Williamsburg Townships

Infested Trees: 21,597

34 East Fork Recreational Area, 48 Monroe Township, 21,512 Tate Township, 3 Stonelick/Batavia Township

Removals: 114,336

21,356 Infested, 92,980 High-Risk Hosts

Surveys: 4,201,914

* Monroe Township eradicated in September 2018, resulting in a reduction of the regulated area by .5 sq. miles. Stonelick and Batavia Townships eradicated in March 2018, resulting in a reduction of the regulated area by 5 sq. miles.

The wood disposal yard located at 2896 State Route 232 in Bethel is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Wood chips are available for residents from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. on the first Saturday of every month. For more information, please call 513-381-7180 or click Ohio.

MASSACHUSETTS – First detection: August 2008

Regulated Area: 110 sq. miles* in Worcester County

Infested Trees: 24,209**

1 Auburn, 6 Boston, 13 Boylston, 233 Holden, 1,097 Shrewsbury, 699 West Boylston, 20,760 Worcester,

Removals: 36,265**

24,209 Infested, 12,056 High-Risk Hosts

Surveys: Inspections continue

* Boston (Suffolk County) declared eradication in 2014, resulting in a reduction of the regulated area by 10 sq. miles. ** Due to additional host trees removed through acreage cuts within the regulated area, the actual number of infested trees and the actual number of trees removed is unknown.

The wood disposal yard is located at 0 Dr. Paul Ware Drive in Boylston and is open Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. For more information, please call 508-852-8090 or click Massachusetts.

NEW YORK – First detection: August 1996

Regulated Area: 53 sq. miles* in Nassau/Suffolk County

Infested Trees: 7,241

2,889 Amityville, 2,327 Brooklyn, 27 Islip, 110 Manhattan, 1,831 Queens, 57 Staten Island

Removals: 24,097

7,227 Infested, 16,870 High-Risk Hosts

Surveys: Inspections continue

* Brooklyn and Queens eradicated in 2019, resulting in a reduction of the regulated area by 58 sq. miles. New infestation detected in Amityville area in 2013 resulted in an increase of the regulated area by 28 sq. miles. Manhattan (New York County) and Staten Island (Richmond County) eradicated in 2013, resulting in a reduction of the regulated area by 26 sq. miles. Islip (Suffolk County) eradicated in 2011, resulting in a reduction of the regulated area by 7 sq. miles.

For more information, please call 866-265-0301 or click New York.


USDA laboratories conduct research to learn more about the beetle. This information guides the approach used to fight infestations. Field studies, trials, and laboratory research over the years have been vital in developing the protocols used today to fight the beetle.

Current research includes regulatory treatments for wood and nursery stock, chip size and grinding techniques to deregulate host materials, traps to lure adult beetles, and the use of dogs to detect the insect’s presence. USDA is also studying how quickly the insect spreads on its own and its host tree preference and range and conducting DNA analysis and various behavioral experiments.

Latest Maps

Interactive Quarantine Map

Eradication Program Maps


If you live in a quarantine area, you can help by allowing program officials access to your property to perform tree surveys and remove infested and, in some cases, high-risk host trees. Hire companies that have compliance agreements with the eradication program for working on host trees. And never move wood out of regulated areas, because it can spread the beetle and other tree pests and diseases.

Report ALB

If you think you’ve found ALB or signs of infestation, record the area where the specimen was found, capture the insect and take digital pictures of the insect and/or the tree damage. Then contact the eradication program operating in your state, or call the ALB hotline at 866-702-9938, or report online.