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Dear Township Officials:

We have had two requests for information submitted this week.  Please find below a description for each request and the contact person to whom you should reply if you are able to assist.

Performance Evaluations
We are looking for evaluation procedures, criteria, forms, etc. for evaluating department heads (fire chief, police chief, highway supt., park director, law director, zoning inspector, maintenance director).  If you have any such procedures or forms, would you mind sharing them with Jackson Township?

I appreciate your consideration of this request.
Marilyn Lyon, Administrator
Jackson Township, Stark County
330-832-7416 Phone
330-832-5936 Fax

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Sheriff Patrol Services
Anderson Township has had some issues with the Hamilton County Commissioners regarding our current sheriff patrol contract we have in place.  I am interested in finding out how many, and which, County Sheriffs in Ohio provide any patrol services to unincorporated areas of townships and do not charge those townships 100% of the cost of these services.

Thank you for your consideration.

Henry Dolive, Administrator
Anderson Township, Hamilton County
Voice (513) 688-8400
FAX   (513) 231-2967


New 12/13/08 OTA Email:

Dear Township Officials:

I am happy to report that the Ohio Senate has passed House Bill 458, which would permit townships to use general fund monies derived from inside millage for road/bridge purposes and clarifies the township health insurance statute.

The bill passed out of the Senate Ways & Means Committee earlier today by a vote of 7-0.  There was an amendment added, at the request of the Ohio Department of Taxation, that has no relevance to the township measures in the bill however the amendment did need an emergency clause which HB 458 has.  The full Senate took the measure up this afternoon.  The Senate first voted on whether to include the emergency clause and they voted in the affirmative by a vote of 30-1 with Grendell voting in the negative.  Then the Senate took a vote on the bill and they voted 30-1 to pass the bill with Grendell voting in the negative.

The Ohio Township Association is asking that each township official call or send an e-mail to their respective senators and express your thanks for their vote on HB 458.  You may find the list of senate members and their contact information at http://www.senate.state.oh.us/senators/by_name.html.  Additionally, we ask that you also thank Senator Ron Amstutz, the chairman of the Senate Ways and Means Committee.

Now HB 458 will head back to the House for concurrence on the changes made to the bill.  The OTA will keep you updated on this bill.



Heidi M. Fought
Director of Governmental Affairs
Ohio Township Association
6500 Taylor Road, Suite A
Blacklick, OH  43004
(614) 863-0045
(614) 863-9751 - Fax

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05/28/2008 [Wednesdays Update-Senate Update of Below Topics  Click Here]

05-27-08 Legislative Update from OTA-Internet Action, Use of General Fund Moneys, Bid Advertising, Commissions to Study Local Governments and More [click here]

 01/25-Phase II Storm Water Run Off  Compliance needed before April 1st! See Left Menu for information.
New 02/09/08-Governer Strickland's State of the State Address Outline [Click Here]

New 01/16/08 [New State Fire/EMS Rules Town Hall Meeting Click Here]

09/14/07  Public Records-- Attorney Generals Opinion  and OTA Opinion  [Click Here]

09/07 Pay to Play 

(Political Contributions for Government Contracts)

            In the waning hours of the 126th General Assembly, a bill was passed
that impacts local governments.
            The bill extends to most local governments statutory provisions intended to discourage pay to play contracts between authorities and vendors.
           Under the new law, any bid or undid contract, including purchase orders, for goods and services with a value of more than $500 will require the
vendor to certify to the contracting authority in an amount that exceeds
the limits provided by law.  While the bill was designed to deal with
state agencies, the local government provisions were added in the Ohio
Senate, after the bill had passed the House.[.....More Click Here]