Tate Township, Ohio

April 2021 Meeting Summary

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

  • Bethel-Tate Local School District’s Superintendent Melissa Kircher and Treasurer Karen Royer presented information at the April meeting about the upcoming emergency 5-year renewal levy that is needed to replace the current levy expiring this December 2021. The renewal levy will not begin collection until 2022 which is after the current levy expires.  Dave Brannock, school board president said this levy is to maintain the services we have right now in our schools.  Each mil in the BT school district generates $200,000 in tax revenue.  Royer added that she welcomes any calls from residents that want to know the exact cost of the renewal levy to their tax bill next year.   For every $100,000 of your home’s appraised value, you can expect an additional $18.55 annually. The levy is Issue#1 on the ballot on May 4th. The Township Trustees gave their support for the levy.  LEVY FACTS
  • Deputy Pike reported in March 2021, he wrote 18 new reports, had 2 criminal arrests, and worked 27 investigations.    He added that he goes out on all BTFD calls in the evenings when he is available.  He thanked the fire department for their assistance recently.
  • Cemetery report for March-There were 8 burials, 12 foundations sold, 13 graves sold (6 in-township/7 out-of-township).  They are in the process of pouring the foundations as the weather is improving.  They hope to have them caught up by Memorial Day.  One lowering device was repaired and both were overhauled so they are in good working order.
  • Maintenance report- The township Clean-Up dates are June 11 and 12, 2021 7:00am to 5:00pm.  IDs will be checked for Tate Township (including Bethel) residents.  There will be a small fee for tires.  No hazardous materials will be accepted.
  •  Zoning report for March 2021- There were 4 new home permits and 4 new garage permits given.  George Eckert has announced that he will retire on May 31.  He has worked for the township for 40 years.
  • BTFD report for March 2021-There were 131 calls of which 32 were fire and 99 were EMS.  There was $1400 fire loss, no fire injuries.  Response time is 1 1/2  minutes to get out the door. BTFD Mar 2021Update
  • The trustees signed a resolution for the Clermont County All Hazard and Litigations Plan, which is a plan for the whole county to work together with the emergency management team.
  • Next meeting is May 11, 2021.

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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Spring 2021 Tate Township Newsletter

Tate Township residents received their newsletter in the mail this past week with 8 pages of department year-end reports, updates, and other important information.

A copy of the newsletter can be downloaded and viewed here: TATE TOWNSHIP SPRING 2021 NEWSLETTER.

Township officials want to keep residents informed of all the departments’ business throughout the year.  They encourage all residents to leave feedback through the website or by attending the monthly meetings that are always held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7:00pm,  in the meeting room of the Bethel-Tate Fire Department, 149 N. East St, Bethel, Ohio.

Vaccine Appointments Locally

This site was checked on 4/17/21 and there are many appointments still available at the Mercy Health website, link here.  You will need the Social Security number of the person needing the appointment but no insurance is required. If you cannot access the site, you may call – call the Mercy Health COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline at 866-624-0366, Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

If you need transportation and are a Clermont County resident, there is free transportation available to the vaccine sight:

Clermont Transportation Connection (CTC) is offering free rides to COVID-19 vaccination, testing and doctor’s appointments within Clermont County to people age 59 and younger. Rides are available 7 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday-Friday.

Call 732-7433 (ext. 2) to schedule a ride. Give your name and phone number, home address, the clinic’s address, time of appointment and expected time to be picked up from the clinic.

People 60 and older may call Clermont Senior Services at 513-536-4115 to schedule a ride.

CTC received an Ohio Department of Transportation grant through its Rides to Community Immunity program offered throughout the state.

Clermont County Visitors Guide

Check out the Clermont County Visitors Guide on the Clermont County website.  You will find places and activities that are located in our county.  The visitors guide is full-color, with ideas and information on all your favorites in Clermont County. Check it out!  For more information about Clermont County, visit Discover Clermont-  www.discoverclermont.com

Here is the LINK to the FULL size guide: Clermont County Visitors Guide

Download the MINI Clermont County Visitors Guide: cvb_mini_visitors_guide_2016_proof_3


Bethel-Tate Community Blood Drive

Friday, April 30, 2021 from 9:00am to 3:00pm, the Hoxworth Donor Bus will be parked in the back parking lot of the Bethel-Tate Middle School at 649 W. Plane Street, Bethel, Ohio.

To schedule your appointment, please visit:  www.hoxworth.org/groups/betheltatems  or call Hoxworth at 513-451-0910

We Are Bethel-Tate Community Blood Drive e-flyer (2).

Meeting Summary

What Happened at the Last Tate Township Trustee Meeting?

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

  • Tate Township Junk Clean Up dates are agreed to be June 11 & 12, 2021, Friday and Saturday from 7:00am to 5:00pm each day.  It will be located at the Maintenance lot and Deputy Pike said he will get additional help to help with unloading.  IDs for township residency will be checked.
  • Deputy report for Feb, 2021- He made 47 calls, made 3 warrant arrests, along with his reports, stops, and help to the village.  Deputy Pike will be on day shift for up to 30 days in order to  help the USDA in a project on St Rt 232 for safety.
  • Zoning News for Feb, 2021-5 permits were issued. A new spreadsheet was designed and being used to report the progress of warnings issued to residents to clean-up when they are in zoning violation. Trustees can see the date of violations more easily. This will serve to make the township zoning enforcement more efficient.
  • The trustees accepted a bid for the resurfacing of the township road Wilson Rd this summer.
  • Bethel-Tate Fire Dept Feb, 2021 report- 131 calls were made.  Of that, 27 were fire and 104 were EMS.  The 2 vehicles that were posted to sell on the government auction site were sold in February.  The trustees approved a resolution to continue the fire department mutual aid agreement within Clermont County for another 5 years. The Chief expects to have the township newsletter out on the web site in April 2021.
  • Area news- There is a new company taking over the solar fields that are scheduled to built on the border of Clermont and Brown Counties.   The new company will start in Fall 2021.

Cintas Center Mass Vaccination Site

On Wednesday, officials with Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s office said that the state-sponsored, pop-up mass vaccination site will be operated by Kroger in cooperation with Cincinnati Public Health, Hamilton County Public Health and the Health Collaborative.

The clinic will offer approximately 10,000 first doses and 10,000 second doses of the Pfizer vaccine.

The Cintas Center will offer first doses on March 18, 19 and 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Second doses will be offered April 8, 9 and 10 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Individuals who receive their first dose of vaccine at a pop-up site will be guaranteed their second dose at the same site approximately three weeks later.

Those eligible can now register online by visiting www.kroger.com/rx/covid-vaccine.

ALB Report March 2021 Newsletter

Information from the March 2, 2021 eNewsletter–

This eNewsletter is designed to keep you current with Asian longhorned beetle (ALB) eradication efforts and serve as a meaningful resource for the most current information. Presently, there are active eradication programs operating in four states: South Carolina, Ohio, Massachusetts, and New York. The following information pertains to activities in OHIO.

OHIO – First detection in June 2011

Regulated Area: 56.5 sq. miles*

  • 56.5 – Clermont County (Tate and Williamsburg Townships)

Infested Trees: 21,333

  • 21,248 – Tate Township
  • 48 – Monroe Township
  • 3 – Stonelick/Batavia Township
  • 34 – East Fork Recreational Area

Removals: 110,559

  • 20,502 Infested:
    •    20,417 – Tate Township
    •    48 – Monroe Township
    •    3 – Stonelick/Batavia Township
    •    34 – East Fork Recreation Area
  • 90,057 High-risk hosts
    •    72,544 – Tate Township
    •    1,138 – Monroe Township
    •    0 – Stonelick/Batavia Township
    •    16,375 – East Fork Recreation Area

Surveys: 3,551,453

* 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. Click Ohio for more information.

Legal Notice For Bids



Sealed bids will be received at the office of the Tate Township Maintenance Building located at 2655 Spring Street, Bethel, Ohio until 12:00 PM, March 4, 2021

for furnishing labor and material required for resurfacing of selected township roads. Roads to be resurfaced and specifications for such improvements are on file with the Tate Township Road Supervisor, Ed Stanley (estanley@tatetownship.org). All bids are to be marked “Bid-2021”. The contract will be awarded to the lowest and best bidder as determined by the Township Trustees. Bids are to be submitted on a unit price basis.

Attention is directed to the special statutory provisions (R.C. 4115.03, et. seg.) governing the prevailing rate of wages to be paid to laborers and mechanics employed on public improvements. No bid will be considered which is for a greater sum than the estimated cost, nor unless it be accompanied by a bond in the amount of 100% of the bid price or a certified check in the amount of 10% of the total bid price to guarantee that if said bid is accepted, a contract will be entered into and the performance of it properly secured by bond.

The Board of Township Trustees reserves the right to reject any and all bids.

By order of the Board of Township Trustees.

Kathy A. Brannock, Tate Township Fiscal Officer

Bethel-Tate Fire Department and EMS

Bethel-Tate Fire Department

The BTFD building is home to the fleet of emergency vehicles and facilities for the employees. The monthly Tate Township trustee meetings, any zoning meetings, and BTFD education classes are held in the BTFD building meeting room.  BTFD Monthly Updates

The non-emergency phone number to the Bethel-Tate Fire Department and EMS is 513-734-4444. Business hours are Monday through Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm.  Located at 149 N. East Street in Bethel, Ohio.  BTFD page