Trustee / Fiscal Officer Forms & Links
Township Budgeting and Planning Form
Click the link below to see the planning example offered by the Engineer's Office.
Township Contract Project Protocol
This protocol is a guideline for townships to follow when they want to request assistance from the County Engineer to evaluate a project and consider it for the bidding process. A step by step sequence is provided along with timelines for the completion of each phase. A protocol specifically for the annual Road Striping Program is the 2nd page of the outline.
Township Request For Assistance Form
Townships that desire assistance of any kind from the County Engineer's Office and/or Highway Department are required to complete and submit a Township Request Form. The Board must complete all sections to the best of their ability. The requests must be signed by at least 2 Trustees and the Fiscal Officer in order to be considered.
Please send the form to the Ottawa County Engineer's Office.
If you have additional questions please feel free to contact us at 419-734-6777.
Township Material Request Form
Townships that wish to get materials from the County Highway Department are required to complete and submit a Township Material Request Form. The requests must be signed by at least 1 Trustee in order for supplies to be released from our inventory.
Please contact the Highway Department to ensure items are available and/or to make arrangements for material pick up.
If you have additional questions please feel free to contact the Highway Department at (419) 898-6463.
2018 Township Meeting Presentations
Every year townships are asked to provide resolutions authorizing township participation in various projects. Below are copies of a few resolutions we have received. Each is a great example of the information we need for the various project types.
- Township Contract, Engineer prepares and opens bid
- Resolution Sample 3 (PDF)
Township Force Account Flowcharts
Township maintenance and repair of roads by force account is authorized by ORC 5575.1. The flowcharts below help guide townships through the process of determining when to request a force account estimate from the County Engineer, proceed with the work with their staff, and when to bid the work out.
Maintenance and Repair of Roads
Road Construction and Reconstruction
To request a force account estimate from the Engineer's Office complete and submit a TRQ. Be sure to provide all information requested on page 2 with current rates and pricing.
Force account limits are to be adjusted on July 1 of ever odd numbered year by the lesser of 3% or the construction cost index as determined by the Ohio Department of Transportation.
Ohio Revised Code Quick Reference Guide
The Ottawa County Engineer has prepared a quick reference guide of several sections of the Ohio Revised Code. Township officials may find this beneficial for researching sections that may impact township responsibilities .
Accounting Procedures for Joint Township Ohio Public Works Commission (OPWC) Projects
The State Auditors and our staff combined efforts to create an outline to guide fiscal officers through the steps of recording these projects correctly. These guidelines contain information for the lead and partner township and cover grant and loan monies:
Culvert Inventories by Township
The Ottawa County Engineer's Office encourages each township to prepare and maintain a culvert inventory. Below are links to the inventory on file in the Engineer's Office, by township, as of April 10, 2018. Please submit your updated list to the County Engineer's Office as it becomes available.
- Allen Township Culvert Inventory (PDF)
- Bay Township Culvert Inventory (PDF)
- Benton Township Culvert Inventory (PDF)
- Carroll Township Culvert Inventory (PDF)
- Catawba Island Township Culvert Inventory (PDF)
- Clay Township Culvert Inventory (PDF)
- Danbury Township Culvert Inventory (PDF)
- Erie Township Culvert Inventory (PDF)
- Harris Township Culvert Inventory (PDF)
- Portage Township Culvert Inventory (PDF)
- Salem Township Culvert Inventory (PDF)