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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April & May 2022 Trustee Meeting Update

Summary of the regular meeting of the Tate Township trustees that was held May 10, 2022.

  • Tate Township Clean-Up ’22 is Friday, June 10 & Saturday June 11, 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM both days. Proof of residency will be required.  There will be a charge for tires.  No paint, yard waste, or batteries will be accepted.
  • The Regular meeting started at 7:00 pm with all trustees present.
  • Public Participation:  Brian from Village of Bethel said the DQ restaurant has an equipment supply shortage with the delay possibly lasting until November.  A grocery Dollar General/ Market Place is considering a store on the west side of town.  The Village is still actively seeking a “sit down” restaurant for Bethel.
  • BTFD April 2022 report: They made 138 total calls, 36 were fire & 102 were EMS.  The new ambulance is getting warranty work done, the 1980 Jeep has all the parts in and will be fixed soon. Thank you to Eric Smith for bringing his equipment to help clear out the tree behind the dumpster.  They took the wood to the marshalling yard for disposal.
  • Cemetery & Roads April 2022 report: There were 12 burials, 4 foundation orders, and 7 graves sold.  The cemetery has already been mowed 5 times this year. They will start clearing the area in the cemetery for a parking and pavilion area. Tate received a $20,000 grant from the park district to help with costs.
  • Zoning & Planning April 2022 report: There were 7 permits sold- 2 homes, 2 inground pools, 2 solar panels, and 1 pole barn.
  • Deputy Pike April 2022 report: He made 73 calls, wrote 28 reports, 3 accident reports, 4 traffic contacts, 2 warrants served, assisted other departments 15 times, made 3 criminal arrests, conducted 33 investigations, and closed 25 reports.

Summary of the regular meeting of the Tate Township trustees that was held April 12, 2022.

  • The Regular meeting started at 7:00 pm with all trustees present.
  • Public Participation:  Brian from the Village of Bethel said the Bethel Police are cracking down on speeders in town.  They wrote 162 citations in the last month.  Burke Fest will happen in the park on July 9th.  There will be booths run by the youth football and cheer.  The band Rider Anderson will kick off the music at noon with rifes, booths and music]c continuing until the fireworks at dark sponsored by the Bethel-Tate National Honor Society.  They are still needing $3000 in donations to have the fireworks display.
  • BTFD March 2022 report: BTFD Mar 2022 Update They responded to 38 fires with $0 in loss/$175,000 saved. They ran 134 EMS calls.  1 more hydrant has been installed/7 total.  The FEMA grant money was spent on amazing battery operated evacuation tools. A big thank you to the BTFD for participating in the  Newman walk from East Fork State Park to Burke Park.
  • Deputy Pike March 2022 report: He had 65 calls, 1 crash, 4 trafficviolations, 2 criminal arrests, and assisted with 16 other calls.  Bethel Hygiene Rd has been cleaned up through the Clermont Cty Sheriff’s Department.
  • Cemetery March 2022 report: There were 11 burials, 4 foundations, and 5 graves.
  • Roads & Maintenance March 2022 report: They set 4 private driveway culverts and a 36″ culvert on Ninichuck Rd at a cost of $2800.
  • Zoning & Planning March 2022 report: Sold 5 permits (2 garage, 1 solar, 1 shed, 1 room addition). Talked about pool fence rules to clarify that pools under 4 feet should have surrounding fences.
  • Next meeting is May 10, 2022.

 

Zoning Appeals Board Meeting Notice

The Tate Township Zoning Appeals Board will hold a public meeting on May 24, 2022 at 7:00 PM at the Bethel-Tate Firehouse located at 149 North East St., Bethel, Ohio.

The purpose of this meeting is to consider the application, 1586RW, for a variance to build a pole barn. The property is owned by Will Dannaher, 4065 Jenny Lane, Bethel, OH 45106. The application will be on file at the Bethel-Tate Firehouse, located at 149 N. East St., for public examination for a period of ten (10) days prior to the public hearing.

Kathy Brannock Zoning Secretary

Zoning Commission Meeting Scheduled

The Tate Township Zoning Commission will hold a public meeting on May 24, 2022 at 7:30 PM at the Bethel-Tate Firehouse located at 149 North East St., Bethel, Ohio.

The purpose of this meeting is to consider the application for a Zone Change 103RW2022 from (100-A agricultural) to (RS) for property located at the 2425 Bantam Road, Bethel, Ohio. The property is owned by Abiluc Holdings LLC. The Zone Change application was filed by Ryan Craig. The application will be on file at the Bethel-Tate Firehouse, located at 149 N. East St., for public examination for a period of ten (10) days prior to the public hearing.

After the hearing by the Zoning Commission, this matter will be submitted to the Board of Tate Township Trustees on May 31st, 2022 at 7 PM for its action.

 

Tate Township Zoning Commission

Kathy Brannock Zoning Secretary

History of Ohio 133

Once known as Bullskin Trace, the section of Ohio 133 between Bethel and Williamsburg follows a path used by Shawnee Indians and General Anthony Wayne and his troops and the Underground Railroad. Here is some history of Ohio 133:
  • Prehistorically, the trace crossed the Ohio River to the salt licks farther south in Kentucky.
  • The Shawnee Indians used the trace to reach sacred hunting grounds and the salt licks.
  • 1793, General Wayne improved the trace so he could fight Indians in northern Ohio.
  • 1807 – 1808, the Ohio Legislature established the road as the Xenia State Road. At that time, $700 was obtained to buy land to create a 20-foot right of way. That 60 foot width remains.
  • War of 1812, the road was improved so supplies could be hauled to Detroit and Sandusky for ships on the Great Lakes.
  • Pre-Civil War period, the road became an avenue for runaway slaves as part of the Underground railroad.
  • 1920’s, the road became part of the State highway system.
  • Today, the two lane road follows the route of the original trace with few minor improvements.

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ALB Update April 2022

ALB News                                                                                                April 15, 2022

Employee inspects tree using binoculars for Asian longhorned beetle

The following information summarizes activities in Ohio with active Asian longhorned beetle (ALB) eradication programs: South Carolina, Ohio, Massachusetts, and New York.

Announcements

Portion of East Fork State Park DeregulatedA portion of East Fork State Park in Clermont County, Ohio, is removed from the quarantine. Read more.

Seeking Bids for Marshaling Yard The Ohio marshaling yard contract solicitation process is accepting competitive bids through Thursday, April 21, 2022. This is not a small business set aside and any company can submit bids regardless of the size of the company. Bids can be submitted through this link.

Zoning Commission Meeting

The Tate Township Zoning Commission will hold a public meeting on May 5, 2022 at 7:00 PM at the Bethel-Tate Firehouse located at 149 North East St., Bethel, Ohio.

The purpose of this meeting is to consider the application for a Zone Change 103RW2022 from (100-A agricultural) to (RS) for property located at the 2425 Bantam Road, Bethel, Ohio. The property is owned by Abiluc Holdings LLC. The Zone Change application was filed by Ryan Craig. The application will be on file at the Bethel-Tate Firehouse, located at 149 N. East St., for public examination for a period of ten (10) days prior to the public hearing.

After the hearing by the Zoning Commission, this matter will be submitted to the Board of Tate Township Trustees on May 10th at 7 PM for its action.

 

Tate Township Zoning Commission

Kathy Brannock Zoning Secretary

March 2022 Trustee Meeting Update

Summary of the regular meeting of the Tate Township trustees that was held March 8, 2022.

  • The Regular meeting started at 7:00 pm with all trustees present.
  • Public Participation:
    • Burkefest  will happen in Burke Park on July 9th, with 3 bands sponsored by NHS.  Burke Fund will donate $5000 towards the event.  Bethel needs additional sponsorship to provide a fireworks display at the end of the festivities.
    • Mr. Rudd is running for the county auditor and just came to the meeting to answer any questions.
  • Zoning Report- There were 5 garage permits, 1 single family dwelling permit,3 solar panel permits, 1 room addition permit, and 1 shed permit issued in February 2022.
  • Officer Pike reported for Feb/2022, he made 52 calls, wrote 18 reports, called to 1 accident, assisted other departments 10 times, and had 1 criminal arrest.  He has  arranged with the probation department at Clermont County to provide help for the Tate Township clean-up dates (June 10 & 11, 2022).
  • BTFD Feb/2022 report- BTFD Feb 2022 Update -There were 70 fire and 107 EMS calls made. On a fire assist call in Pike Township, there was $70,000 fire loss.  BTFD has received a FEMA grant for battery extraction tools.  Some $ has been spent on stabilizing jacks. They will be purchasing the Rescue Jack Paratech System to complete the grant.  A block heater has been installed in the water truck to repair it.  News on the Hydrant grant, 6 have now been installed by Tate Monroe Water crew.           Chief Stowell performed the swearing in of full time Firefighter/Medic Steve Troutman (pictured below).
  • Cemetery/ Roads Maintenance Feb 2022 report- February 2022 had 11 burials, 2 foundation orders, and 2 graves sold.  The township roads were salted 3 times in February.
  • June 10th & 11th will be Tate Township clean up dates.  Times are from 7:00am to 5:00 pm each day. Residents will need ID to show at drop off on Spring Street.
  • Bethel Tate Buzz Facebook page is a combined effort among all Bethel and Tate organizations to get information about events and news to the residents.  A semi-annual newsletter mailing is in progress.
  • Next meeting is April 12,2022 at 7:00 pm.

 

Steve Newman Worldwalker 35th Anniversary

Join the fun as we Walk With The Worldwalker to celebrate the 35th anniversary of Bethel native Steve Newman’s historic walk around the world.  This event is hosted by the Bethel Historical Society to celebrate Steve Newman’s Historic Four-Year Solo Walk Around The World!

Register to relive the final miles with Steve on Friday, April, 1, 2022 beginning/starting at 10:00 am at the East Fork Bantam Ranger Station located at 3294 Elklick Rd, Bethel, OH and ending at Burke Park, 531 w.Plane St, Bethel.  Early registration has ended.  Day of registration will be restricted to 8:30-9:30am.  Please see registration forms and information at www.bethelohiohistorymuseum.com.

For those who wish to welcome Steve Newman and the walkers, the expected arrival time in Burke Park is 12:00.

 

Legal Notice-Special Trustee Meeting

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that a special meeting of the Tate Township Trustees will be held on Wednesday, March 30, 2022 at 12:30 pm.  Meeting is at the Bethel-Tate Fire Department  149 North East St. Bethel.

The topic of discussion will be the purchase of property.

Legal Notice – Special Tate Township Meeting

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that a special meeting of the Tate Township Trustees will be held on Tuesday, March 15, 2022 at 4:30 pm.  Meeting is at the Bethel-Tate Fire Department   149 North East St. Bethel, Ohio.

The topics are to review the bids for 2022 road work project and discuss property.