Bay Township, Ottawa County, Ohio

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Bay Township, Ottawa County, Ohio
Township
Location of Bay Township in Ottawa County.
Location of Bay Township in Ottawa County.
Coordinates: 41°29′32″N 83°0′47″W / 41.49222°N 83.01306°W / 41.49222; -83.01306Coordinates: 41°29′32″N 83°0′47″W / 41.49222°N 83.01306°W / 41.49222; -83.01306
Country United States
State Ohio
County Ottawa
Area
 • Total 21.9 sq mi (56.7 km2)
 • Land 16.2 sq mi (41.9 km2)
 • Water 5.7 sq mi (14.8 km2)
Elevation[1] 577 ft (176 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,294
 • Density 80.1/sq mi (30.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-04304[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086755[1]

Bay Township is one of the twelve townships of Ottawa County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 1,294 people in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

Located in the southern part of the county along Sandusky Bay, it borders the following townships:

A small part of the city of Port Clinton, the county seat of Ottawa County, is located in the northeastern corner of Bay Township.

The Portage River forms the border with Erie Township

Name and history[edit]

It is the only Bay Township statewide.

Government[edit]

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. There is also an elected township fiscal officer,[4] 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.

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