The township is governed by a three-member board of trustees, who are elected in November of odd-numbered years to a four-year term beginning on the following January 1. Two are elected in the year after the presidential election and one is elected in the year before it.
Township Administration Building
7890 State Rte 5,
Kinsman, OH 44428
There is also an elected township fiscal officer, who serves a four-year term beginning on April 1 of the year after the election, which is held in November of the year before the presidential election. Vacancies in the fiscal officership or on the board of trustees are filled by the remaining trustees.
Township Trustee meetings are held on the second and fourth Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. at the Township Administration Building. In conjunction with Ohio Sunshine Laws and ORC, these meetings are open to the public. You may attend in-person, or you may attend virtually via zoom.
Board of Trustees
In each township there shall be a board of township trustees consisting of three members. Two of such trustees shall be elected at the general election in nineteen forty-nine and quadrennially thereafter, in each township, who shall hold office for a term of four years, commencing on the first day of January next after their election. The third trustee shall be elected at the general election in nineteen fifty-one and quadrennially thereafter, in each township, who shall hold office for a term of four years, commencing on the first day of January next after his election.
Effective Date: 10-01-1953 ORC 505.01
Kinsman Township Trustees meet the second and fourth Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m at the Administrative building located at 7890 State Route 5. On those scheduled meeting days that fall on holidays, the meeting will be held at 6 p.m. of the next business day. (See posting at Township Garage for the meeting dates for the current calendar year.)
Township Fiscal Officer
A township fiscal officer shall be elected at the general election in 2007, and quadrennially thereafter in each township, and the fiscal officer shall hold office for a term of four years commencing on the first day of April next after election.
Effective Date: 03-15-1983; 12-20-2005 ORC 507.01
Personal Attendance at Board Meetings
The township fiscal officer shall keep an accurate record of the proceedings of the board of township trustees at all of its meetings, and of all its accounts and transactions, including the acceptance of the bonds of township officers. The township fiscal officer shall personally attend at least one meeting of the board during each quarter of every year, unless prevented by the occurrence of an emergency from attending.
P.O. Box 399, Kinsman, Ohio 44428-9503
In any township where the township fiscal officer does not keep the township’s records in a public facility, the board of township trustees, once each quarter of each year, may request the fiscal officer to provide the board with copies of township records for its review. If the board makes such a request, it shall tell the township fiscal officer which records it wants copies of by indicating the dates or types of the records it is requesting. A request made under this section does not diminish any trustee’s right to inspect township records under division (B) of section 149.43 of the Revised Code.
Effective Date: 10-27-1981; 11-05-2004; 12-20-2005 ORC507.04
Books to be Provided by Fiscal Officer
The township fiscal officer shall, in addition to the books for the record of the proceedings of the board of township trustees, be provided by the township with a book for the record of township roads, a book for the record of marks and brands, and a book for the record of official oaths and bonds of township officers
Effective Date: 10-01-1953; 12-20-2005 ORC 507.05
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