Tate Township, Ohio

Tate Township Trustees

We are your 3 elected township trustees entrusted to serve on your behave 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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November 2021 Trustee Meeting Summary

Summary of the regular meeting of the Tate Township trustees that was held November 9,2021.

  • Gary Reed brought the meeting to order at 7:00pm, Bob Redden and Greg Burns were in attendance.
  • BTFD Oct/2021 report- There were a total of 146  calls (32 fire & 114 EMS). No $ loss to fire and the average response time was within 5 1/2 minutes.  All door buzzers at the station are now functioning properly.  The new ambulance purchased with COVID dollars is headed to Akron for the finish accessories to be added. Trustee Redden asked if there was any way to notify residents within 1000 feet of the new hydrants so they can call their homeowners insurance and get a rate reduction.  Chief Stowell  gave the oath of office for 2 new full-time firefighters. Both Shayna Striblen and Levi Troutman were sworn in. Leaving are Brian O’Neil who will be retiring soon and Cory Myers is moving to part-time.
  • Cemetery Oct/2021 report- There were 17 burials (2 were on a Saturday), 4 foundation orders, and 12 graves (all out of township) sold.
  • Roads & Maintenance Oct/2021 report- The Wilson Road paving project is completed and the bill came in $187 under the bid. Township roadside tree trimming will continue.
  • Deputy Oct/2021 report- The stats are low because he was on vacation one week in October. He responded to 69 calls, wrote 9 reports, served 3 warrants, made 2 criminal arrests, and made 31 assists to other deputies.  He checked into the noise ordinances and found they are written for bars, not for individual residents.  Tate Township currently has the barking dog ordinance. He gives 1st offense a warning.  Pike has needed to use it one time.
  • Zoning Oct/2021 report- There were 5 permits issued and 1 variance request filed..
  • The trustees and employees of the township would like to thank Greg Burns for 26 years of service to Tate Township.   He was a volunteer BT firefighter for 15 years.  We all wish him a happy retirement.  Greg says he has enjoyed his time as a trustee and as a volunteer on the fire department.  The Burns family was in attendance, gave Greg a retirement gift and brought cupcakes to share with everyone.
  • Greg made his final motion to end the meeting.  Next meeting on December 14, 2021. There will be a Zoning Variance Meeting on Monday, 11/15/21 at 7:00pm in the BTFD meeting room.


VOTE – Election 2021

Election day for 2021 is Tuesday, November 2nd. For those in Tate Township, the precincts either vote at the Bethel-Tate Middle School using the back parking lot entrance near the tennis courts or at the Bethel Community Building, 129 N. Union St.  For you exact voting location in Clermont County, Find Your Poll Location .You can also look at a copy of your precinct’s ballot on the Clermont County Election page.

Local battles that are on the ballot in Tate Township are three (3) Bethel School Board Member openings.  The three incumbents are Tiffiany Riddle, William Shula, and David R. Brannock.  The two additional candidates are Jamie Jeffers and Melanie Jasontek Rubenstein.

There are two (2) Tate Township Trustee seats open with one (1) incumbent, Gary Reed. Two candidates are Ron Shouse and John Wilson. One additional candidate that is eligible for the write-in box is Greg Schuler. Greg Burns is not seeking re-election.

Polls are open this Tuesday, 11/2/21 from 6:30 AM to 7:30 PM.  Be sure to bring your ID.  Any questions about voting should be directed to your county election headquarters.

Village of Bethel Halloween Trick or Treat

Trick or Treat in the Village of Bethel is set for Saturday, 10/30/21, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.  Parade up and down the sidewalks of Bethel in your scariest costumes this Saturday.  Don’t forget the magic words…Trick of Treat!

Legal Notice – Special Tate Township Meeting

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that a special meeting of the Tate Township Trustees will be held on Monday, November 1, 2021 at 8:00 am.  Meeting is at the Bethel-Tate Fire Department   149 North East St. Bethel, Ohio. The topic is concerning the 2022 Clermont County Port Authority State Capital Bill Community Project.

World Walker Steve Newman’s 35th Anniversary Planned

A 35th anniversary event is in the planning stages by the Bethel Historical Society to happen on April 1st, 2022.

Stay tuned – the Bethel Historical Society will be commemorating the 35th anniversary of World Walker, Steve Newman’s return into Bethel after his 4-year walk around the world.

The plan is to recreate the last part of his journey from Bantam to Bethel. Steve left Bethel on April 1st, 1983 and returned on April 1st, 1987.  Did you know that a trail in East Fork State Park is named after the World Walker?

The event details will be shared  on TateTownship.org.  If you want to keep up with what is happening at the Bethel Historical Society, search for them on Facebook. They are always posting interesting historical facts and pictures.

Wood Quarantine Remains In Effect

It is prime season for fall campfires and backyard fire pits. When traveling to area campsites, please do not transport any wood out of the Tate Township quarantine area.  All of the township still remains under quarantine because of the Asian Longhorned Beetle (ALB), first discovered in this area in June, 2011.  Please note the wood disposal address listed below (in red).

There are 56.5 regulated square miles located in Clermont County (Tate and Williamsburg Townships).

The September 2, 2021 ALB report listed these facts:

Infested Trees: 21,487

21,402 – Tate Township
48 – Monroe Township
3 – Stonelick/Batavia Township
34 – East Fork Recreational Area

Removals: 113,084

21,236 Infested
21,151 – Tate Township
48 – Monroe Township
3 – Stonelick/Batavia Township
34 – East Fork Recreation Area

91,848 High-risk Hosts
74,335 – Tate Township
1,138 – Monroe Township
0 – Stonelick/Batavia Township
16,375 – East Fork Recreation Area

Surveys: 3,780,727
Ground and aerial survey crews continue to conduct delimiting surveys, inspecting all host trees throughout the regulated areas in Clermont County. Staff continues to monitor regulated areas, respond to service calls and conduct training sessions for compliance agreements. To report suspicious activity, please call 513-381-7180. Infested trees are removed throughout the year, as they are detected.

The wood disposal yard located at 2896 State Route 232 in Bethel is open for business: Mon. through Fri. from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Wood chips are available for residents from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on the first Sat. of every month

Link to ALB Quarantine Page

MAP of the quarantine area: ALB_ohio_quarantine

October 2021 Trustee Meeting Summary

Summary of the regular meeting of the Tate Township trustees that was held October 12,2021.

  • Trustees approved the meeting minutes from September 2021. Click Sep 14 2021 Mtg for the approved September 2021 minutes.  You can find all past Tate Township approved meeting minutes HERE.
  • BTFD September report- BTFD Sep 2021 Update The department made 188 total calls, 143 EMS and 45 FD calls with response time averaging 1.4 minutes for “out the door” and 5 minutes to the site.  The fire department estimates $392,250 total fire lost to damages. They are working with Tate Monroe Water to mark for placement of water hydrants from the grant money. The BTFD has completed the hiring process for 2 new full-time positions to start Nov. 1st.
  • Deputy September report- He responded to 104 complaints; had 21 calls; made 4 crime arrests; assisted other departments 50 times. Pike reported that the crime rate in Clermont County is down.
  • Cemetery September report- There were 3 burials, 8 fondations sold, 4 graves purchased (3 in-township/ 1 out-of-township) and they poured 15 foundation orders for stone placement.
  • Roads September report- Mowed the roads for the 4th time. They are currently working on writing a grant to fix and pave one of our township roads (Sugartree). They are looking at the estimates to decide what the township can afford even with the grant money.  The car count has been completed. They will have 2 years to use the grant if awarded. The grant must be turned in by mid-November.
  • Public comments/questions- Resident asking about noise ordinances because of a neighbor playing extreme load music at all hours of the day that he can hear inside his house.  The current noise restriction is a County-wide ordinance that begins at 11:00pm.
  • Public comments/questions- Resident asking about tree limb cutting rights when the limbs hang over the property line.
  • Public comments/questions- Residents were at the meeting asking what to do about the house on the corner of Macedonia and Rt 133 that was bought to house a recovery home for 8 or more residents.  The trustees have been told by the Clermont County Prosecutor’s office that recovery group homes are protected by the Federal government under the Fair Housing Authority Act and considered a disability group under Federal law. Trustee Reed expressed that he told Barbara Isermann from OnOurWayHome.org that our community is not the place for a recovery house that does not have a trained supervisor on site in a family neighborhood area that is 2 miles from town without sidewalks.
  • Next meeting is November 9th, 2021 at 7:00pm in the BTFD meeting room.

Meeting Summary September 2021

Summary of the regular meeting of the Tate Township trustees that was held September 14,2021.

  • Trustees approved the meeting minutes from August 2021 budget. Click for the approved August 2021 minutes. Aug 10 2021 Mtg.  You can find all past Tate Township approved meeting minutes HERE.
  • BTFD August report-  BTFD Aug 2021 Update The department made 141 EMS calss and 50 FD calls with  response time averaging 5 minutes.  The fire department estimates  $1,065,000 saved and $5,750 lost to damages.  The business fire (across from BT high school) was totally enguklfed when the fire department arrived.Hydrants have been ordered with a future total of 60 to be ordered as part of grant money recently received for hydrant purchase. They are working together with Tate Monroe Water to place them.  In new business, Brian O’Neil submitted his retirement letter effective 12/1/21.
  • Cemetery report- In August 2021, there were 5 burials and 8 foundations ordered.
  • Roads report-  The crew replaced 2 culverts and have Wilson Road ready to pave. They are continue to work on securing grant money to widen some township roads.
  • Zoning report- 9 permits were issued (2 single family dwellings, 2 garage, 2 accessory buildings, 2 decks, and 1 swimming pool).
  • Public participation- Barbara Isemann, representing On Our Way Home, a nonprofit public charity, spoke to the trustees and residents in attendance about the recovery home they have planned for a home they have purchased in Tate Township. About 20 residents voiced their concerns and suggestions.  A lawyer from the Clermont County Prosecutor’s office spoke up about the Federal Fair Housing Authority, which prevents local governments from making policies that discriminate against groups such as recovery addicts.  The trustees allowed a 2+ hour open discussion so that all opinions could be heard.  The charity web site is http://www.OnOurWayHome.org
  • Next regular trustee meeting is October 12, 2021 at 7pm.

Bethel Tate Homecoming Football

The Bethel-Tate Homecoming Game Parade is Friday 9/17/2021, scheduled to start around 5:15 from the Bethel-Tate Middle School, East on St Rt 125, ending at the high school football stadium.  Follow the parade to the high school and watch the Bethel-Tate Tigers take on the Batavia Bulldogs at 7:00pm.

Tickets are $7.00, available for purchase online at Ticket Spicket

For live coverage of the games and current Bethel-Tate sports information, go to the Athletics page on the Bethel-Tate school website

9/11 National Day of Remembrance

Batavia Invites Community To 9/11 Commemoration

Clermont County will commemorate the 20th anniversary of 9/11 with a solemn event in front of the Courthouse at 270 E. Main St., Batavia, starting at 8:30 a.m. Sept. 11.
The half-hour ceremony will include brief remarks from first responders and community leaders and patriotic songs by vocalists. The Clermont Northeastern Marching Rockets will perform the National Anthem and Boy Scouts will raise the flag and lead the Pledge of Allegiance
“Clermont County will come together to honor those who lost their lives and the first-responders who heroically came to the rescue on Sept. 11, 2001,” said Claire Corcoran, president of the Board of County Commissioners. “We invite the community to take some time from their busy lives to commemorate the 20th anniversary of that tragic day. May we never forget 9/11/01.”