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Ohio Townships

Ohio townships are considered political subdivisions of the State of Ohio
and have only those powers granted by the state legislature and perform
functions defined by the state. To keep up with the responsibilities of the
changing times, the functions, duties and obligations of the township have
changed over the years. Demands for increased or different services have
prompted the state legislature to grant Ohio’s 1,309 townships the authority
to fulfill many of the changing demands.
Township administration in all Ohio townships is governed by three trustees
and a fiscal officer, each elected for a four-year term. Officially they fill their
offices on a part-time basis, but they are always ready to meet their
responsibilities and put in many hours of work to serve their constituents.
Their accessibility to the township residents and their intimate knowledge
of their community, its needs, and its citizens enables them to offer more
personal service than any other unit of government.
The Sagamore Hills Township Board of Trustees meets regularly at the
Township Safety Center on the second Monday of each month to conduct
Township government business. When the second Monday falls on a
national holiday, the Township Board meeting is held on the next Tuesday. All special meetings are advertised. There is a Citizens’ Forum on each
meeting agenda and the public is welcome to address the Board at
The major priority of the Sagamore Hills Township Trustees and their staff
is to provide needed services while maintaining the quality of life that the
township residents have come to enjoy.