Tate Township, Ohio

May & June 2021 Meeting Summaries

Summary of the regular meeting of the Tate Township trustees that was held May 11,2021.

  • BZA Board appointed Kristen Wilson to fill a vacant spot..
  • Cemetery report from April, there were 4 burials, 4 graves sold, and 10 foundations ordered.  They have 28 more foundations to get completed by Memorial Day weekend.  They will be needing to purchase more alterna-mats and plywood for funeral services when they cover the ground to protect the cemetery grounds
  • Roads report for April, they have mowed all township roads once.  They will be ordering a MowerMax to help cut up to 8 inch trees, bush-hog, stump grind, and ditch.
  • BTFD report from April, they went on 32 Fire calls and 112 EMS calls. BTFD Apr 2021 Update.  They are applying for a FEMA grant to 100% pay for additional full-time employees for 3 years.

Summary of the regular meeting of the Tate Township trustees that was held June 8,2021.

  • Rob Williams was hired June 1, 2021 to be the Tate Township Zoning Inspector. George Eckert retire at the end of May and will help with the transition. Rob reprted 6 permits were issued in May.
  • BTFD report from May, there were 33 Fire calls and 128 EMS calls, up 30% from normal numbers.  There was 1 civilian fir injury from a kitchen fire.  The new BTFD tanker will be able to go out on calls once everyone is qualified to drive it. They are ordering side-sonar to go on the boat for water recovery. This will allow them to see clearly down 120 feet for searches. Tate will be the only department in the area to have one.  The money to purchase the sonar comes from proceeds made on drink purchases in the machines located at BTFD.
  • Cemetery report from May, there were 4 burials, 9 foundations ordered, and 7 graves sold (5 in & 2 out-of township sales).  A big thanks to the EMS crew for responding quickly to a possible heart attack patient during a burial.
  • Roads report from May, The MowerMax is ordered and due in July.  They discussed the amount of salt to purchase in 2022.  The amount has to be locked in for the current rate. They discussed an issue with township roads when contractors and homeowners destroy the road pavement putting in their culvert pipes.
  • Deputy report from May, reported that Tate residents are complaining of noise from the drive-in possibly due to trees removed nearby.  The drive-in is in Monroe Township and was previously granted immunity from the county noise ordinance.
  • Next meeting is July 13, 2021 at 7:00pm.

Information from Tate Township trustees:

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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Meeting Summary JULY 2021

Summary of the regular meeting of the Tate Township trustees that was held July 13,2021.

  • Trustees approved the 2022 budget and a 3-year contract with sheriff’s department for Eric Pike.  Click for the approved June2021 minutes. Jun 8 2021 Mtg.
  • Township residents questioned the trustees about a white bucket truck that cut down trees and limbs along Schaller Road because they leave behind the cuttings that fall into the ditch causing a dam.  The trustees were unaware of this and said they were not notified.  They want all residents to call the road department whenever debris is on a township owned road or in ditches along a township road. For a list or township maintained roads, go to the Road Maintenance page.
  • Julia Carney introduced herself to the trustees and attendees, she is the new Assistant Prosecutor for Clermont County.
  • June 2021 Cemetery report- 8 burials, 7 foundations ordered, and 3 graves sold.
  • June 2021 Roads report- Township roads were mowed 2nd time.  The new mowermax is expected at the end of the month. The Case boom mower will be put up for auction on Gov.com with a $15,000.00 reserve.  The report from the 2021 clean-up posted HERE.
  • June 2021 BTFD report- 164 calls were made (42 fire & 122 EMS).  Average response time was acceptable.  $155,000 damage sustained from a barn fire with the cause as undetermined.  BTFD update links: BTFD May 2021 Update , BTFD June 2021 Update
  • The Donald Road emergency siren is fixed and operating correctly.
  • June 2021 Planning & Zoning report- 6 permits were issued for a total of $825.  One BZA meeting was held.  The trustees will look at adding an agricultural sales permit.
  • June 2021 Deputy report- Pike responded to 79 calls, wrote 17 reports, had 1 accident report, wrote 3 tickets, and made 9 criminal arrests. He recovered $125,000 in stolen property and assisted the Village of Bethel with 38 calls.
  • Next meeting is August 10, 2021 at 7:00pm.

Tate Township Clean-Up 2021 Report

A successful clean-up of Tate Township was held on June 11 and 12, 2021 with a total of 110.77 TONS of trash, tires, and metal.

Special thanks to all the help from Trustees Gary Reed & Bob Redden, Clermont County Sheriff, and Clermont County Municipal Court workers.

The break down of the pounds hailed away is as follows:

        • 5 roll-off dumps                                  12.62 tons
        • 10 compactor trucks                           75.77 tons
        • 5 loads of metal                                   21.31 tons
        • misc. recycles                                      2149 pounds
        • 228 tires collected

Total tons haled away: 110.77

Thank you to all residents  who participated.

Curbside Trash & Recycling Agreement- Rumpke

Tate Township has an agreement with Rumpke to provide trash and recycling curbside pick-up for the residents at a monthly rate of $19.25 and seniors get a discount of $2, making it $17.25.  This fee includes a weekly pick-up of trash plus a bi-weekly pick-up of recycling.

If you already use Rumpke for your trash and want to have your recycling picked up you can request a no charge recycling cart or bins from Rumpke. Recycling is included in the $19.25 monthly fee.

This agreement also include free large item pick-up-  Rumpke tries to accommodate oversized items within the same week they are notified. Contact Rumpke at least 48 hours before your regularly scheduled collection to request large item pickup for acceptable large items, and/or excessive amounts of trash.

The call service can look up the agreement with Tate Township if they know that you live here. You must tell them you live in TATE TOWNSHIP when you call.  800-828-8171. Giving them you address will not flag the special agreement so please tell them you are a part of TATE TOWNSHIP. If you have any problems at all, please contact one of the trustees for help.

Burkefest ’21, Concert & Fireworks This Saturday

The Bethel-Tate High School NHS is hosting Burkefest ’21 this Saturday, July 17th from Noon until 7PM.  After the festival, there will be a concert and a fireworks display will take place from the field behind Save-A-Lot.

The fireworks were originally planned for May of 2020 but were postponed due to all the pandemic shutdowns.

Everyone is invited to enjoy the fun at Burke Park all day Saturday Noon to 7pm.  Rain or shine!

Bethel-Tate School Survey Deadline July 15 for Free Chromebook

To the parents and guardians of Bethel-Tate Local School District students,

Your child has the opportunity to receive a free Chromebook for home instruction use, but we need your help in completing this survey. Bethel-Tate Local School District is working on a grant opportunity through the federal E-Rate program that could enable students in need to receive a Chromebook.

To determine your eligibility, please complete the following survey. We are asking every family to identify whether or not each student in the household has their own up-to-date and reliable laptop/Chromebook for remote/home instructional uses. We will use this information to determine the devices needed for each student.

Please complete the survey by July 15, 2021Note: only those who respond to the survey are eligible to receive a free Chromebook.

Link to survey: https://forms.gle/ryGf3W4W6rYn9RUz9

New 10-digit Dialing Procedure

Cincinnati Bell along with other phone companies have announced that the FCC is making 10-digit dialing mandatory. If your area code is 513 or 859, starting October 24, 2021 it will be necessary to dial the area code for all local calls.

In addition to changing the way you dial local calls, all services, automatic dialing equipment, or other types of equipment that are programmed to complete calls to 7-digit local numbers will need to be reprogrammed to complete calls to 10-digit numbers. Some examples are life safety systems or medical monitoring devices, PBXs, fax machines, Internet dial-up numbers, fire or burglar alarm and security systems or gates, speed dialers, mobile or other wireless phone contact lists, call forwarding settings, voicemail services and other similar functions.

For information about anything in this article, please call Cincinnati Bell at 513.565.2210 or access www.cincinnatibell.com/10digitdialing for more information.

Rumpke Acceptable Recycling Items

These are the items that are accepted for Rumpke recycling:

  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Metal Cans: Aluminum cans, steel cans and lids, empty aerosol cans with the lids and tips removed
  • Plastic Bottles (empty, crush, reattach lid): Bottles and jugs that have a small mouth and wider base, such as milk jugs, soda bottles, laundry detergent bottles, water bottles, shampoo bottles and contact solution bottles
  • Plastic Tubs: Containers for butter, sour cream cottage cheese, yogurt, Jello and fruit slices would fall into the tub category. Lids should be reattached prior to recycling
  • Paper: newspaper, magazines, cardboard, mixed office paper and envelopes, paperboard (cereal boxes), pizza boxes free of food debris and grease, telephone books and catalogs
  • Cartons: food and beverage cartons, such as milk, juice, soup, wine, broth and other cartonsRecycling Tips
    • Mix all items together – no separation required
    • Empty all bottles, jugs and cans
    • No need to remove labels
    • For plastic bottles, empty, crush and reattach lids
    • For cartons, remove plastic caps and straws
    • NEVER place medical sharps or needles in the recycling
    • DON’T use plastic bags

NOT for Recycling
No plastic bags, cassette tapes, bed sheets, hangers, metal chains, garden hoses, batteries, needles, syringes, electronics, polystyrene foam, buckets, car parts, food, yard waste, light bulbs, drinking glasses, ceramics, pots, pans, and scrap metal.

Rumpke’s Acceptable Items Flyer: acceptableitems_march2021_tubs


Clermont County Dog Licenses Due By July 1

You may purchase or renew your dog license online by going to the Clermont County Auditor website and selecting Dog License Information.  The license fee is $16 per dog and should be purchaseed before July 1st to avoid penalty. Under Ohio law all dogs older than three months of age must be licensed (ORC 955.01). The law applies regardless of whether the dog is kept inside or out.  Link to the Clermont County Dog License Information page.

Vaccine Clinics June 4 & 5

There are 2 remaining Vaccine clinics where no appointment is needed.  Just show up within the scheduled hours.  Minors between 12 and 18 years old must be accompanied by a guardian or parent for consent.


June 4
2400 Clermont Center Drive
Batavia, OH 45103
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

June 5
Bethel-Tate Fire Department
149 N. East St.
Bethel, OH 45106
9 a.m. – noon