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We'll be using this section to post the most current information we need to communicate
in a timely manner. As always, if you need to reach any of us just refer to the Contact Information on the right side.

Special Notices

03.21.18 BZA Adjudication Hearing

Police Officer Position Available

The Danbury Township Police Department has an immediate opening for a full-time permanent patrolman. Experience is required. Starting rate of pay is $20 per hour with benefits. Township residency is not required. Must have current OPOTA certification and be able to pass pre-employment drug screening. Mail an employment application and resume to:

                  Chief Michael Meisler, Danbury Township Police

                  419 Bridge Road, Marblehead, OH 43440

                  or email it to: policechief@danburytownship.com 

Higher than expected utility bills? 
Click here to view information on First Energy's Ohio Utilities Public Assistance  Programs.

2018 Clean-up Weeks Announced!
Three times per year "Township Clean-Up Week" provides residents the opportunity to dispose of

oversized items, appliances and steel. This is held behind the Township Hall. 

                                                   April 16 - 20
                                           July 16 - 20
                                           October 15 - 19

The clean-up runs Monday through Friday during daylight hours. Township personnel will be available to provide unloading assistance from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Clean-up ends promptly at 11 a.m. on Friday.

        Rules & Regulations
 No tires
                •    No brush
                    No oil
                •    No paint
                •    No batteries
                •    No boats or vehicles
                    No propane tanks

For information on the dates for the Ottawa, Sandusky & Seneca County Solid Waste Districts recycling events at the Ottawa County fairgrounds, please click here for their flyer. 

ODOT Updates Re: SR 2 West & SR 269 Exit
As of November 29, 2017, the ramp from west bound SR 2 to SR 269 north (Lakeside/Marblehead Exit 125-B) is  closed for emergency repairs. The asphalt shoulder has undermined 44" and was dropping an additional 1.5" daily. An additional concern was the potential for the concrete exit ramp itself to undermine. ODOT has declared this as an emergency project and the hope is  it can be completed prior to Memorial Day, but weather is the ultimate determining factor for repair, especially with the freeze/thaw over the winter months. Detours will undoubtedly result in an increased level of traffic on E. Port Clinton Eastern Road. Please use extra caution at the E. Bayshore/ State Road and 269 Intersections. 
Click here for the current Project Bulletin Update from the Ohio Department of Transportation.

03.13.18 Handout

Land Use Plan Update
As of December 26, 2017 the Land Use Plan has been adopted by the Board of Trustees, Ottawa County Regional Planning Commission and the Ottawa County Commissioners. To view the plan which will be effective until 2025 please click the link below. Future access to the document will be available by going thru the Zoning Department links. 


News from the Leaf Brush Drop-off Site:
Leaf drop-off is closed for the winter season. It will reopen in the spring. Watch the website for details. 

Police Department Burglary Prevention Tips:
For those who are leaving the Danbury Township Peninsula either for a short vacation or for the entire winter season, the Police Department would like to offer a few tips to help make sure your residence is secure while you're away. As always, your neighborhoods will be patrolled and we're looking forward to your return. Have a safe Fall & Winter! Click here to view the flyer.
FEMA Great Lakes Coastal Study & New Flood Map Information
FEMA is preparing new Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) for Ottawa and the 
surrounding Counties. While Ottawa County recently adopted maps in 2015, these 
proposed new maps would replace the 2015 maps. FEMA anticipates that these new 
maps will be ready for adoption by 2018-2019. During this timeframe, they will conduct public meetings and community outreach for residents to attend and comment. The Township will do the best that we can to help filter that information to our residents. 


Ottawa County Emergency Alerts WENS system
We encourage you to sign up to the Ottawa County Emergency Alerts WENS system.  
In the event of an emergency or severe weather condition, a text message will be 
sent to the mobile number and/or your email address that you specify. This is a free 
service provided by Ottawa County, Ohio.  
To receive alerts, please click here to sign-up.

Concerns & Complaints

It is the policy of the Danbury Trustees to not accept anonymous complaints regarding 
tall grass, junk vehicles or other nuisance concerns. A written complaint regarding 
issues within 500 feet of your property will be accepted and reviewed to determine 
what action may be taken. Please click here for more information and the form to file. 

Appointed Positions Available
If you have interest in serving on the Danbury Township Zoning Commission (ZC) or
Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) please submit an 
Appointed Position Application
 as well
as your resume to Kathryn A. Dale the Danbury Township Zoning & Planning Administrator. She can be reached at (419) 734-6120 for more questions.  

The Zoning Commission meets the 1st Wednesday of each month at 6:30p.m. and is responsible for amendments to the zoning resolution and map. The Commission  is comprised of 5 regular members and 2 alternates. An appointment is for 5 years, unless fulfilling a vacated seat. To be considered for the position, your permanent residence of record must be Danbury Township. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The Board of Zoning Appeals meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 6:30p.m. and is responsible for hearing requests on Appeals, Area Variances, Conditional Uses and Special Exceptions. The Board is comprised of 5 regular members and 2 alternates. An appointment is for 5 years, unless fulfilling a vacated seat.

To be considered for either position, your permanent residence of record must be Danbury Township. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.  
Danbury Township Hall
5972 E. Port Clinton Eastern Rd.
Marblehead, OH 43440
   Phone: (419) 732-3039
   Fax:     (419) 734-3137
   Hours for the Trustees & Fiscal 
   Officer are by appointment
John Paul Dress:

Trustee David Hirt:
(419) 732-2703 dave@danburytownship.com

Trustee Dianne Rozak:
(419) 798-4071 dianne@danburytownship.com

Fiscal Officer - Carolyn Adams:

Fire:   Chief Keith Kahler
Station 1 - Headquarters
9551 E. Harbor Road
Lakeside, OH 43440
    Phone: (419) 798-5219
    Fax:     (419) 798-9122

Station 2 

150 S. Bridge Road
Lakeside-Marblehead, OH 43440
    Phone: (419) 734-9700

Station 3

517 W. Main Street
Marblehead, OH 43440
    Phone: (419) 798-4450
    Fax:     (419) 798-9421

Police: Chief Michael Meisler
419 S. Bridge Road
Marblehead, Ohio 43440
   Phone: (419) 732-2549
   Fax:     (419) 732-1516
   Hours:  24 hours. If an officer    
   does not answer, you may leave
   a message for a non-emergency
   situation. Non-emergency calls
   may also be placed at the Ottawa
   County Sheriff’s Office
   (419) 734-4404.
   Email: dtpd@cros.net or
   Emergency calls: please dial 911
Maintenance Garage:
Road Supervisor, Brett Waldron
    Phone: (419) 734-4091
    Fax:     (419) 734-3137
    Hours: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.  
                Monday thru Friday

Zoning & Planning Administrator
Kathryn A. Dale, AICP
Phone: (419) 734-6120
     Fax:     (419) 734-3137
     Hours:  M, T, TH, F: 9am to 4pm
                  W.: 9-11am & 4-6:30pm

Shelter House Rental Application


** The physical Township Hall building is no longer rented for events.                                             


Danbury Township encompasses are area of 17.76 square miles which includes 32.75 miles of Lake Erie, Sandusky Bay and Harbor shoreline. The historic Village of Marblehead is located at the east end of the Township. The permanent population of Danbury is 4,264 with an additional 903 residing in the Village. Seasonal homes, condominiums, marina, campgrounds, cottages and recreational vehicle parks are home to a population of several thousand summer-only residents. Danbury was named for the original settlers who arrived from Danbury, Connecticut and became a township on March 6, 1840. The Village of Marblehead was incorporated in 1891.

"The Mission of the Danbury Township Board of Trustees is to provide fair and representative government for all citizens, to foster pride in the community, to ensure fiscal solvency, to preserve and protect natural and historical sites, and to operate within the parameters of the laws of the State of Ohio while making certain that the Township remains an enjoyable place to live for
both permanent and seasonal residents."
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