Columbia Township, Hamilton County, Ohio
|Columbia Township, Hamilton County, Ohio|
A building of the Seven Hills School in the township
Location in Hamilton County and the state of Ohio.
|• Total||2.7 sq mi (6.9 km2)|
|• Land||2.5 sq mi (6.6 km2)|
|• Water||0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)|
|Elevation||571 ft (174 m)|
|• Density||1,700/sq mi (660/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1086203|
Located in the eastern part of Hamilton County, Ohio, the township divides into several "islands" by annexations. The principal ones have the following borders:
Columbia Township is occupied by the following municipalities:
Some of the remaining township (only about 2.5 sq mi (6 km²) in area) is land unsuitable for development, especially the banks of the Little Miami River.
Name and history
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, 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.
Joint Economic Development Zone (JEDZ)
On November 5, 2013 the residents of Columbia Township voted to establish a Joint Economic Development Zone (JEDZ) and to implement an earnings tax on individuals working in the Zone and on net profits from businesses in the Zone, in partnership with the Village of Fairfax.
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- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Columbia township, Hamilton County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved November 6, 2012.
- §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.