Elyria Township, Lorain County, Ohio
|Elyria Township, Lorain County, Ohio|
Houses on Murray Ridge Road
Municipalities of Lorain County, Ohio
|• Total||5.9 sq mi (15.3 km2)|
|• Land||5.9 sq mi (15.3 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)|
|Elevation||741 ft (226 m)|
|• Density||597.6/sq mi (230.7/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1086509|
Located in northern Lorain County, it borders the following townships and cities:
- Sheffield Township - north
- Elyria - east
- Carlisle Township - south
- New Russia Township - southwest corner
- Amherst Township - west
- Lorain - northwest
No municipalities are located in Elyria Township, other than the city of Elyria, which has annexed the majority of the township.
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.
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