Tate Township, Ohio

Notes From October and November 2020 Trustee Meetings

The regular meeting of the Tate Township trustees was held October 13, 2020. 

  • Commissioner Painter was in attendance to answer questions and update the trustees on county issues. One resident voiced a concern about the new traffic island that was installed in front of the Grant Career Center on St Rt 125.  Comm. Painter said the island and lane closure is State controlled and residents are welcome to call the State to voice their opinion Duke is looking to install a natural gas line running 15 miles from Bethel to Batavia.  Residents in the path of the pipeline will be offered to hook-up to natural gas.  Check the Duke website for information meeting dates.
  • Deputy report-  Deputy Pike made 64 calls in September, wrote 34 reports, and made 2 criminal arrests. Two juveniles are being held for breaking into Tate Township Maintenance barn.
  • Zoning- In September,7 permits were issued for 3 single family dwellings, 3 garages and 1 gazebo.
  • BTFD – BTFD Sep 2020 Update  The parking lot project from grant money is starting but not progressing. Comm. Painter says he will look into it. Th e replacement fence around the fuel pump has been installed. There will not be a staff Christmas party this year due to COVID.
  • Cemetery- In September there were 13 burials, 6 foundations sold, and 14 graves sold (2 out of township/12 township residents).

The regular meeting of the Tate Township trustees was held November 10, 2020.

  • A resolution was made to use COVID relief funds for salaries.
  • Zoning- In October there were 3 permits issued for 1 deck, 1 carport, and 1 variance.
  • Cemetery- There were 10 burials, 9 foundation orders, and 10 graves sold ( 4 out of township/6 in township) in October.
  • BTFD- In October ( BTFD Oct 2020 Update ), there were 138 calls of which 32 were fire and 106 were EMS. There was 1 arson case. They received $137,487 for dividends for COVID relief from Gov. DeWine.  They are accepting the hose and nozzle bid from Heritage Fire Equipment for $94,849.99.  This is FEMA grant money.  The cost to Tate Township is 5%. Chief Stowell recommends (2) 3-way radios for the maintenance department to replace old radios for better communication between departments during snow and ice storms and other emergency situations.
  • Deputy Pike- In October there were 173 calls, 81 reports written, 2 accident reports, 12 criminal reports, and 17 assists to the Village of Bethel.

The next regular meeting is scheduled for December 8, 2020 at 7:00 pm. Please call the departments or the trustees with any concerns.


Veteran Buddy Checks

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.

Veteran’s Day Thank You

The 11th day of the 11th month every year in the United States is Veteran’s Day.

In this video link, Maj. John J. Harris Jr. , Ohio adjutant general, delivers a special message about Veteran’s Day.


If you are a veteran living in Tate Township, we would like to honor you on our page for veterans who are from Tate Township or are living in Tate Township.  Our Veteran’s page.  We are proud of you and thank you for your service, past and present.

Emerald Ash Borer Program Report & Video

September 28, 2020

USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) works with State, Federal, and other partners to detect and manage known emerald ash borer (EAB) infestations. The EAB program uses biological control and ongoing research to minimize the impact from an infestation and maintain ash as a viable part of the American landscape. This report provides the most current information on EAB program efforts.


Proposed Rule

In September 2018, APHIS published a proposal to remove the domestic quarantine regulations for emerald ash borer requesting comments from the public on the proposal. When the final rule is ready, it will be published in the Federal Register.

Debarking Ash

Watch this helpful  VIDEO featuring recommendations on how to debark ash tree logs to look for EAB larvae or other signs of infestation.

EAB in the United States

EAB is in 35 states and the District of Columbia: Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

For the USDA APHIS/ Emerald Ash Borerwebsite CLICK HERE

For the Michigan University, EAB website CLICK HERE

VOTE – Election 2020

Election day will be here soon.  It is Tuesday, November 3rd. If you need information about voting, polling locations, hours, mail-in ballots, issues on the ballots, or anything else related to elections, please visit the Clermont Board of Elections for their information page HERE.

Use the same page to find out election results as they are posted for our Clermont County issues.


ALB Update October 2020

October 9, 2020  enewsletter

OHIO – First detection in June 2011

Regulated Area: 56.5 sq. miles*

56.5 – Clermont County (Tate and Williamsburg Townships)

Infested Trees: 21,070

  • 20,985 – Tate Township
  • 48 – Monroe Township
  • 3 – Stonelick/Batavia Township
  • 34 – East Fork Recreational Area

Removals: 109,172

  • 20,317 Infested:
  • 20,232 – Tate Township
  • 48 – Monroe Township
  • 3 – Stonelick/Batavia Township
  • 34 – East Fork Recreation Area
  • 88,855 High-risk hosts
  • 71,342 – Tate Township
  • 1,138 – Monroe Township
  • 0 – Stonelick/Batavia Township
  • 16,375 – East Fork Recreation Area

Surveys: 3,447,754

* 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.


Eradication efforts eliminated infestations and removed regulations in Illinois (2008) and New Jersey (2013).


The program has no public meetings planned at this time.


The mission of the eradication program is to help save trees and to eliminate the beetle from infested areas. Residents in Asian longhorned beetle regulated areas cannot move firewood or wood debris outside of the regulated area. Residents are also discouraged from moving firewood and wood debris inside the regulated area. In the event of inclement weather, surveys and infested tree removals may be delayed or cancelled.

 If you think you’ve found an Asian longhorned beetle (ALB) or signs of infestation, always record the area where the specimen was found. If possible, capture the insect you think is an Asian longhorned beetle, place it in a jar and freeze it — this will preserve the insect for easy identification. Take digital pictures of the insect and damage to your trees in case officials request them, and Report It.

 More Information:

There are other ways to stay informed about Asian longhorned beetle eradication efforts:

WEBSITE: www.AsianLonghornedBeetle.com or APHIS Asian longhorned beetle

FACEBOOK: facebook.com/asianlonghornbeetle

YOUTUBE: youtube.com/user/BeetleBusters


 For local information about eradication activities, or if you think you’ve found an insect or signs of infestation, please call 1-866-702-9938, or contact your state’s ALB eradication program office directly:

Ohio: (513) 381-7180

Legal Notice for Sealed Bids


The Bethel-Tate Fire Department, Clermont County, Ohio (hereinafter referred to as “Agency or Agency’s”) requesting sealed bid proposals for the purchase of various lengths, amounts, types, and sizes of NFPA 1961, 1964 & 1965 current edition compliant, Fire Hose, Nozzles and Appliances.

Bids will be received until 3:00 P.M. EST on October 9, 2020, at the

Bethel-Tate Fire Department

149 N. East St.

Bethel, Ohio 45106

All bid packages will be opened and reviewed for accuracy and compliance one hour after that time. Once completed, the Fire Chief or his designee will make a formal recommendation to the Agency’s Board of Trustees, Tate Township Trustees, followed by notification to the successful bidder.

Copies of the Invitation to Bid, specifications, proposal are available at the following address:

149 N. East St.

Bethel, Ohio 45106

           The proposals shall be made on the forms provided, or as indicated in the Invitation to Bid.

*All proposals shall be sent via U.S. Postal Service, Federal Express, DHL, or UPS.

*No proposal will be accepted via walk-in or hand to hand delivery.

The Bethel-Tate Fire Department reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals; to waive any informalities or irregularities in the bids received and to award the contract to the lowest and best bidder whose proposal is deemed most favorable to the Bethel-Tate Fire Department.

Source(s) of Advertisement:

Bethel Journal & http://www.tatetownship.org Dates

Advertised: Bethel Journal- September 24, 2020 (1-week)

http://www.tatetownship.org- September 24, 2020-October 9, 2020

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Download a copy of the Legal Notice.LEGAL Ad BTFD 9242020

US Census 2020 Deadline Nears

Help shape the future of our community by completing the Census 2020.  Every 10 years, the US government sends out a census to see exactly where the populations are in the country.  This matters to you because the population numbers determine how the tax dollars are distributed.

If you want your tax dollars to go to:

  • the fire department that serves you and your house,
  • the school district that your children or neighbors children go to,
  • the senior services provided to you or your neighborhood seniors,
  • the local library in your community,
  • the township you live in for roads, parks, and cemetery upkeep.
  • the Headstart programs and special education grants in your school district

Your response to the Census 2020 determines all this and more for the next 10 years.  It is so important that you say, “I’m here!” by letting the government know you are a part of this community.

All offices are scheduled to complete their work by September 30, 2020.

It’s not too late until 9/30/2020.

Please visit US Census 2020 to get more facts and find out how to respond.  It will take 15 minutes of your time and make 10 years of difference.

Bethel-Tate Homecoming Drive Thru

This year’s Fall Homecoming parade will look a little different than in past years.  The Bethel-Tate Hish School invites family, students, and community to drive thru the high school half-circle to view the band, players, student groups, cheerleaders, and homecoming court participants this Friday from 6:00 to 6:45 pm.

The administrators have had to make changes to most of the regular school events during the pandemic. There will be no traditional fall homecoming parade or dance this year in Bethel.  Come out to show your support for the students of Bethel-Tate High School by filling your vehicle with spectators and driving around the half-circle this Friday 9/18/2020 from 6:00 to 6:45 pm.  This year you get to make the posters, wave, and shout “GO TIGERS!”


September 2020 Trustee Meeting Summary

Summary of the September 2020 meeting of the Tate Township Trustees:

The Tate Township Trustees’ regular meeting was held on September 8, 2020, with all trustees present.

  • Zoning reported 10 new permits issued.
  • BTFD reported 147 calls in August, 39 fire, and 108 ambulance runs.  The new tanker truck is nearing completion.  The parking lot project, grant-funded, is expected to begin in mid-September. In other grant news, the new fire hoses will be ordered soon.  Another round of COVID-19 reimbursement money will be coming to the department to be used towards the touch-free towel dispenser,  A recent storm caused 2 large trees to damage the BTFD fence.  Insurance will cover the replacement. Find a copy of Rick Stowell’s BTFD Sep 2020 Update here: BTFD August 2020 Update
  • Cemetery report: 8 burials in August, 19 foundations ordered, 3 pre-paid open/closes, and 12 graves sold (1 was out-of-township). The East fork State Park has received a grant that they would like to use to replace fencing at the old church cemetery
  • Next meeting, October 13, 2020.
  • Approved August 10, 2020 meeting minutes HERE