Your township government consists of three Trustees and a Clerk, who is elected for a four-year term. The terms are staggered so that every two years, either one Trustee and the Clerk, or two Trustees, are up for election. The Trustees take office January 1st and the Clerk April 1st, following their election.
The Board of Township Trustees is the overall governing body of the Township. They decide issues of Township policy and are responsible for all expenditures of Township funds. They also appoint the Township’s Zoning officials and hire Township employees.
The authority of township government is limited to only those specific duties, which are delegated by State law. Townships do not have the authority to pass law, or to offer basic services such as water and sewer.
While the Trustees have no direct authority over these services, your Township officials can act as community spokesperson, bringing problems to the attention of higher elected officials and assisting with the solution of such problems. Your Liberty Township officials are always available to assist residents with problems dealing with Township, County and State government.
*** IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR MEETINGS ***
22-06 Motion that the Board of Liberty Township Trustees shall conduct its meetings in full compliance with the Ohio Sunshine Law and accordingly establishes the following rules for the scheduling and notice of all meetings:
REGULAR MEETINGS – The Board of Trustees will hold Regular monthly evening meetings the 2ndMonday of every month, at 6:30 p.m. beginning January 10, 2022 except for Monday, October 10, 2022 Columbus Day, which will be moved to Tuesday October 11, 2022. Starting January 26, 2022 the Board will also hold regular weekly meetings on Wednesdays at 8:30 a.m. (except those weeks a Monday evening meeting is held).
NO REGULAR MEETINGS IN AUGUST. All meetings will be held at the Township administration building. Notice of the Regular Meetings or changes shall be posted on the Township website. The Township will provide notice of changes to the meeting date or times to the Vindicator, Warren Tribune and any other media that requests the same at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting, except in an emergency in which case the notices shall be given as soon as practicable.
SPECIAL MEETINGS– Notice of special meetings of the Board of Trustees shall be given by posting notice of the meeting on the Township website. Notice of all special meetings shall be given to the Vindicator, Warren Tribune Chronicle and any other newspaper or media that requests the same at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting, except in an emergency in which case the notices shall be given as soon as practicable.
Additionally, the Township will provide advance notice of regular or special meetings to anyone who provides the Township with postage pre-paid, self-addressed postcards or email address.
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