The organizational meeting was held on January 4, 2021. The chairperson, Gary Reed and Vice-Chairperson Bob Redden will remain the same for this year. Employee evaluations were reported to the trustees. No new business was recorded.
The last regular meeting was held on January 12th. The departments all reported their year-end figures. There were no outside attendees. The next meeting will be at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, February 9th, 2021.
Ohio is taking a tiered approach to vaccination for COVID.
Ohio will follow this timeline for vaccinating group 1B.
Week of January 18 – Ohioans 80 years of age and older
Week of January 25 – Ohioans 75 years of age and older and those with severe congenital or developmental disabilities
Week of February 1 – Ohioans 70 years of age and older; K-12 school employees
Week of February 8 – Ohioans 65 years of age and older
For those in group 1B, it is important that you only sign up with one provider.
Please do not register at more than one clinic. Many people want the vaccine and there are limited appointment openings. Registering for appointments at more than one location, and not showing up for an appointment can cause doses of the vaccine to go to waste.
The week starting 1/18/21: Ohio residents who are 80 years of age and older can get the COVID-19 vaccine beginning Jan. 18 under the next phase of Ohio’s vaccine distribution plan. Ohio will be distributing 100,000 doses of vaccine statewide beginning Jan. 18. Clermont County vaccine providers will receive 1,900 of those doses.
Clermont County Public Health will get 100 doses. The remaining 1,800 doses will go to:
“We are encouraged to begin protecting our most vulnerable population,” said Health Commissioner Julianne Nesbit. “But, we are urging everyone to show patience as the supply is limited. With only 1,900 doses designated for our county next week, we know it will take time until everyone that wants the vaccine can get it.
”How do you get vaccinated if you’re eligible?
From the ALB e-newsletter of 1/8/2021:
OHIO – First detection in June 2011
Regulated Area: 56.5 sq. miles*
56.5 – Clermont County (Tate and Williamsburg Townships)
Infested Trees: 21,273
90,057 High-risk hosts
* Monroe Township declared eradication in September 2018, resulting in a reduction of the regulated area by .5 sq. miles. Stonelick and Batavia Townships declared eradication in March 2018, resulting in a reduction of the regulated area by 5 sq. miles.
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, however wood chips will not be available on Sat., April 4. Click Ohio for more information.
Clermont County residents who have children under the age of five are eligible for enrollment in Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library to receive free books.
Every month, a new book is sent . There is no cost or obligation to your family. To register your children under 5 if you are a resident of Clermont County, use this link https://ohioimaginationlibrary.org/enroll
Recycle your broken or unwanted holiday lights in Clermont County at any of the locations listed below. Only holiday lights should go in the designated collection bins – please do not put bags or boxes in the bins.
Items to be recycled include indoor and outdoor light strands, icicle lights and rope lights. Please do not bring individual bulbs, pre-lit trees, wreaths or other decorations. Also please don’t put holiday lights in the curbside or drop-off recycling dumpsters. Lights have to be collected separately from other recyclables because they can tangle the equipment used to sort materials at the recycling facilities.
Please use the provided link to join the BTHS concert band for a live streamed performance of their Fall 2020 music selection this Thursday, November 19th at 6:00 pm. The link will take you to a Facebook live-streaming page.
This link can also be found on the Bethel-Tate High School web page. https://www.betheltate.org/1/News/10800#sthash.M6OqEKuJ.dpbs
Ohio’s 2nd District Representative Brad Wenstrup reported in this week’s update that he is supporting bipartisan legislation, H.R.2898 to designate a week as “Buddy Check Week”, to improve the VA’s wellness check outreach to veterans.
If you or a veteran you know needs urgent assistance, please call the Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255 If you need help with the VA or any other federal agency, please call Brad Wenstrup’s office at (513) 474-7777.
Click HERE for additional resources.