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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September 2022 Trustees Meeting Update

Summary of the regular meeting of the Tate Township trustees that was held September 13, 2022.

All trustees and the fiscal officer were present for the meeting.  The official Aug 2022 minutes were approved. Aug 09 2022 Trustee mtg

  • Deputy Eric Pike brought Deputy D. Bailey, an officer in training, to the meeting. In the month of August he responded to 79 calls, made 15 traffic stops, served 2 warrants, and assisted 19 other departments. During one of Pike’s calls to a farm injury situation, Dep. Pike told the trustees how impressive it was that off duty BTFD staff heard the call and responded to help, even bringing their own equipment to help.
  • The trustees have had calls about large amounts of field grass blown onto the road. Dep. Pike suggested that residents call him when they encounter dangerous amounts of debris on the road.
  • Cemetery- August report- There were 5 footers ordered, 5 graves sold (3 in township/ 2 out of township), 4 funerals were held on Saturdays, and they formed and poured 13 footers.
  • Roads- August report- They replaced 2 culverts on Sugartree Rd,continue to ditch on Pitzer Rd, and have been patching with the Duropatcher machine.The fire department helped by using the water truck to blow out 2 resident culverts to open them up so they did not need replaced.  The blacktopping is completed on Sprague Rd. The trustees approved outsourcing the work to re-open 200 feet of Kelch road to connect a resident’s easement.
  • Bethel-Tate Fire Department- August report- They made a total of 164 calls, with 36 fire calls, $14,000 in fire damage, and $96,000 in property saved.. There was 1 civilian fire injury. There were 128 EMS calls.  They responded to  a triple fatality on 125. September report on August 2022: BTFD Sep 2022 Update. Rick told the trustees that we have a great grant writer Mickey Smith. He got the BTFD the SAFER grant, only the 3rd department in the state of Ohio to receive the grant. The department will purchase a storage rack for the gator to hold equipment during rescues.
  • Next regular meeting is October 11, 2022 at 7:00 pm.

Summary of the special meeting of the Tate Township trustees that was held September 1, 2022.

All trustees and the fiscal officer were present for the meeting.  The official 9/1/22 minutes are linked HERE

The meeting was held in public with the township lawyer attending to go over the resolution presented by the solar panel company and Clermont County Commissioners.  The resolution contains the terms of the maintenance of the township and county roads during both the construction period and the deconstruction period.

ALB Update September 2022

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

OHIO (First detected June 2011)

Special Trustee Meeting 9/1/22

Tate Township trustees will hold a special meeting on Thursday, 9/1/2022 at 6:00 PM to discuss a road maintenance resolution for the solar farm contractors. The meeting will be held at 149 N. East Street, Bethel, Ohio.

August 2022 Trustees Meeting Update

Summary of the regular meeting of the Tate Township trustees that was held August 9, 2022.

All trustees and the fiscal officer were present for the meeting.  The official July minutes were approved. July 12 2022 Trustee mtg

Department reports for July 2022:

  • Deputy- National night out was held the week before this meeting and everyone had a good time.
  • Zoning- There were 5 permits issued- 3 pole barn/garages, 1 single family dwelling, 2 inground pools, and 1 car port. Two variances were heard and passed.
  • BTFD- July report- There were 181 calls.  56 fire calls reporting a loss of $4000 and saving over $1.5 million.  No injuries.  All response times are good.  The crews have completed flushing and maintenance on all the fire hydrants. The battery powered rescue tools are now in use. August report BTFD Aug 2022 Update
  • Cemetery- In July there were 4 burials, 6 foundations ordered and 2 graves sold out of township residents. The new property has been cleared and Rumke hauled the debris away. The parking lot next to the shelter should measure 150 by 150 ft. This project is funded by a grant from the Clermont County Park District.
  • Roads-Work on Sprague Road continues with  4 cprivate culverts replaced and  2 road culverts replaced. Five culverts where blown out with water hose.  Road will be ready to pave end of September. Salt price is going up considerably but we purchased before the price hike and have enough stocked for this coming winter.
  • Next meeting is September 13, 2022 at 7:00 pm.

Bethel Tate Varsity Football Schedule

Bethel-Tate Tigers have already kicked off their 2022 football season.  This week’s game (8/26/22) is AWAY at New Richmond starting at 7:00m. For the varsity schedule, click Varsity Football Schedule – Bethel-Tate Tigers.  If you want to search for other sports and schedules, the link to the BT athletics page is HERE.  If you like to plan ahead, the BT Homecoming game will be Oct. 7th against Blanchester at 7:00pm. Go Tigers!!

August is Tree Check Month for Invasive Beetle

USDA Urges Public to Check Trees for Asian Longhorned Beetle and to Not Move Untreated Firewood

August is Tree Check Month for Invasive Beetle

WASHINGTON, July 26, 2022—The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is declaring August as “Tree Check Month” for the Asian longhorned beetle (ALB). USDA and its partners are asking residents to check their trees for this invasive insect and the damage it causes. August is the most important time of year to look for the beetle because it is when people are most likely to see adult beetles.

“Checking trees for the pest and the damage it causes is how you can help us eliminate the beetle from the United States, and protect more trees,” said Josie Ryan, APHIS’ National Operations Manager for the ALB Eradication Program. “The sooner we know where the insect is, the sooner we can stop its spread.”

USDA and its partners are working to eradicate the tree-killing beetle in Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, and South Carolina. ALB was found most recently in South Carolina, when a homeowner reported finding a beetle in their backyard in 2020, leading USDA and Clemson University’s Department of Plant Industry to discover an active infestation. Since all states have trees that ALBs attack, unknown infestations could exist elsewhere in the U.S.

The ALB is an invasive wood-boring beetle that attacks 12 types of hardwood trees in North America, such as maples, elms, buckeyes, birches, and willows. Infested trees do not recover and eventually die. Infested trees also become safety hazards since branches can drop and trees can fall over, especially during storms. In its larval stage, the insect feeds inside tree trunks and branches, creating tunnels as it feeds, then adults chew their way out in the warmer months, leaving about 3/4-inch round exit holes.

The adult beetle has distinctive markings that are easy to recognize:

  • A shiny black body with white spots that is about 1” to 1-1/2” long.
  • Black and white antennae that are longer than the insect’s body.
  • Six legs and feet that can appear bluish in color.

Signs that a tree might be infested include:

  • Round exit holes in tree trunks and branches about the size of a dime or smaller.
  • Egg sites that are shallow, oval or round wounds in the bark where sap might weep.
  • Sawdust-like material called frass found on the ground around the tree or on the branches.
  • Branches or limbs falling from an otherwise healthy-looking tree. 


The public has a vital role in helping to stop the spread of the ALB and eliminating it from infested areas. 

Report it: If you think you found a beetle or tree damage, report it by calling the ALB hotline at 1-866-702-9938 or submitting an online report at www.AsianLonghornedBeetle.com. Try to photograph the ALB or tree damage. If you can, capture the beetle in a durable container and freeze it, which helps preserve the insect for identification. Then report it. 

Reduce spread: If you live in an ALB quarantine area, please keep the tree-killing pest from spreading. Follow state and federal laws, which restrict the movement of woody material and untreated firewood that could be infested.

It is possible to eradicate ALB. USDA and its partners eradicated the insect from Illinois, Boston in Massachusetts, New Jersey and portions of New York and Ohio.

For more information about the ALB and the eradication efforts, visit www.AsianLonghornedBeetle.com. For local inquiries or to speak to your USDA State Plant Health Director, call 1-866-702-9938.

ALB July 2022 Update-ALB 07222022 Update

Tate Township 2022 Clean-Up Report

The clean-up event was June 11 & 12, 2022 at the Tate Township Maintenance yard on Spring Street.  Residents from all of tate Township brought their unwanted large items to be trashed.  Here is the weight of the trash collected those 2 days:

  • 5 Roll-off dumpsters                        7.45 tons
  • 9 Compactor truck loads               62.49 tons
  • 4 Loads of metal                              19.53 tons
  • Tires – 236
  • Total 401 loads brought in 89.47 tons 

A big thanks to all the trustees, Deputy Pike, Clermont County Municipal Court helpers, and the Village of Bethel for coming out to help the Maintenance Department.

July 2022 Trustees Meeting Update

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

All trustees and the fiscal officer were present for the meeting.  The official June minutes were approved. Jun 14 2022 Trustee Mtg

Department reports for June 2022:

  • Deputy- Had 72 calls, took 26 reports, assisted other departments 11 times, made 4 criminal arrests, conducted 37 investigations, and closed 28 reports.
  • Zoning- There were 13 permits issued- 4 pole barn/garages, 2 single family dwellings, 2 inground pools, 2 porches. 1 room addition and 2 variance requests to be heard on July 26, 2022 at 7:30pm at the BTFD meeting room,
  • Cemetery- There were 11 burials, 3 foundations ordered, and 0 graves sold. A couple trees were taken down and cleaned up after the storm.
  • Roads- They continue to work on Sprague Road and set 3 culverts. They received the new air compressor.  It took the department  about 4 days to  go around the township roads and clean up after the storms. They added stone to repair various turn arounds on township dead-end roads that the snow plows use during the winter.  Information: The Clermont County Engineer’s office let the township know that CC will handle the road maintenance forms in reference to the township roads affected by the installation of the solar panels.
  • BTFD- There were 167 total calls, 58 fire and 109 EMS with 1.2 minutes out the door and 4.6 avg. minutes to on the scene. $0 fire loss. They had a lot of storm runs.  The new ambulance A/C went out but is under warranty.  Mt Orab Fod is waiting on parts. BTFD Jun 2022 Update
  • Tate Township Clean-Up was June 11 & 12, 2022. Everything went well.  Special thanks to all trustees, Clermont Cty. Sheriff Deputy Pike, Clermont Cty. Municipal Court, and Village of Bethel for everyone’s help during the clean-up.
  • Next regular trustee meeting is Aug. 9, 2022 at 7:00pm.


June 2022 Trustees Meeting Update

Summary of the regular meeting of the Tate Township trustees that was held June 14, 2022.

  • All three trustees and the fiscal officer were present at the June meeting.  Gary Reed, Bob Redden, John Wilson, and Kathy Brannock.  Minutes approved May 10 2022 Trustee Mtg
  • Cemetery- May ’22 Report-There were 10 burials, 4 foundations sold, 6 graves (all in township residents) sold. They will have 37 foundations sold within the next 2 months.
  • Deputy Report for May ’22- Deputy Pike answered 72 calls, took 33 reports, wrote 3 accident reports, made 7 traffic contacts, made 3 criminal arrests, and conducted 48 investigations.  He closed 31 reports.
  • Roads & Maintenance – May ’22 Report- All roads have been mowed at least once, some twice. Clean-up went well.  All the trustees were there to help out. The Village of Bethel also sent 4 helpers and money to cover costs.
  • BTFD- May ’22 Report- There were 145 total calls in May. 37 fire calls with no injuries and $14,000 in fire loss. 108 EMS calls. The BTFD time remains under 5 minutes to the scene of an incident. BTFD will be starting on fire hydrant flushing soon with Village hydrants first. BTFD Jun 2022 Update
  • Zoning-May ’22 Report- There were 2 permits issued, a room addition and a shed.  5/31/22- The zoning change for a campground at 2425 Bantam Rd from Agricultural to RS was approved by the trustees.
  • The trustees have completed purchases that resulted in the addition of 12 acres that ajoins the existing Tate Township cemetery to help ensure room for future burials.
  • Next meeting is Tuesday, July 12, 2022 at 7:00 pm.

Bethel-Tate Fire & EMS Updates

Bethel-Tate Fire Department

The Bethel-Tate Fire Department update reports for March, April, and May, 2022 are now available on the BTFD Updates page HERE

BTFD Apr 2022 Update // BTFD May 2022 Update // BTFD Jun 2022 Update