Taylor Township, Union County, Ohio
|Taylor Township, Union County, Ohio|
State Route 347 in Broadway
Location of Taylor Township in Union County
|• Total||26.6 sq mi (69.0 km2)|
|• Land||26.6 sq mi (69.0 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||1,001 ft (305 m)|
|• Density||54.2/sq mi (20.9/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1087083|
Geography and Settlement
Located in the center of the county, it borders the following townships:
- Claibourne Township - northeast
- Leesburg Township - east
- Paris Township - south
- Liberty Township - west
- York Township - northwest
No municipalities are located in Taylor Township, although the unincorporated community of Broadway lies in the township's west. Parrott Village, a 50-house, single-home development started in the 1970s, lies at the southeast corner of the township. All other homes in the township are on individual homesites of at least 1.5 acres along the various township, county and state roads.
Name and history
Taylor was the last township to be organized in Union County, on December 5, 1849.
The township is administered 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 1st. Two are elected in the year after a presidential election and one is elected in the year before it. There is also a township Fiscal Officer, who is elected in November of the year before a presidential election and serves a four-year term beginning on April 1st of the year after the election. Trustee and Fiscal Officer vacancies are filled through appointment by the remaining trustees.
For 2016, the elected officials are:
- Dennis Schertzer, Trustee and Chairman of the Board
- Scott Weeks, Trustee
- Bob Kroshefsky, Trustee
- Tina Marshall, Fiscal Officer
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