Elected Officials

Danbury Township is governed by a non-partisan board of three Trustees and one Fiscal Officer, all of whom are elected for a four-year term. The board meets in public session on the second and fourth Wednesday each month at 6:00 p.m. on the first floor of Township Hall. Their areas of responsibility include roads, parks, cemeteries, fire and police departments, zoning, fiscal management, budgets and maintenance of public records.

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Meet Your Elected Officials

John Paul Dress

Term: 1/1/18 - 12/31/21

4755 E. Port Clinton Eastern
Port Clinton, Ohio 43452
(419) 341-0404

John Paul is a lifelong resident of Danbury Township.  He is married to Dawn, and they have three adult daughters and three grandsons. He started as a grounds maintenance crew member at Bay Point Resort 40 years ago. Over the years he has worked his way up, gaining experience in customer service, business management and facility management and is now the acting General Manager of this prestigious resort community.

John Paul recently served on the Danbury Township Zoning Commission, rounding out his three and a half years of service as Chairman of the Board. He is an active member in the community and has served twelve years as a Board Member for Danbury Schools. Additionally, he has a business degree from BGSU.
His goals as a Danbury Township Trustee are:
a)      Balance fiscal responsibility while maintaining needed services
b)      Establish a customer service approach to the residents of the Township
c)      Manage Township growth in balance with residents’ expectations

Overall, demonstrate his commitment to the residents of Danbury Township.

Dianne Rozak

Term: 1/1/20 - 12/31/2023

3265 S. Confederate Drive
Marblehead, OH 43440
(419) 340-9359

Dianne began her tenure as Township Trustee in January 1996. Her background includes an Associate Degree in Management from John Carroll University in Cleveland. She was a Director of Human Resources and Training for a nationwide specialty retailer in Cleveland. In addition, she has held various marketing positions in the specialty food industry, owned a catering business and has been very involved in community activities. She has served in the capacity of President for the Wide World Shop Board of Directors, The Peninsula Chamber of Commerce, Ottawa County Regional Planning Commission, Ottawa County Visitors Bureau and Ottawa County Township Association. She is a past member of the board of Otterbein North Shore Retirement Community and currently serves as recording secretary for the Area Heritage Foundation which operates the Ottawa County Historical Museum, Dianne oversees Zoning and Safety, produces the Township newsletter and "Focus on Danbury Township" newspaper articles. She is a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and is self-employed as an artist/photographer. Her goals for the Township include continued citizen involvement, controlled development and public awareness of Township business.

Dave Hirt

Term: 1/1/18 - 12/31/21

1775 S. Church Road
Marblehead, OH 43440
(419) 732-2703

Dave was elected to the position of Township Trustee and began serving in 1994. He is a lifelong resident of the township and a graduate of Danbury High School class of '66. Dave has worked at Bill's Implement Sales since 1975 as a parts and equipment salesman of lawn and garden equipment. He has been active in the township serving as an officer for the Ottawa County Township Association, the Danbury Waste Water Advisory Committee and the Ottawa County District Health Advisory Committee. He also remains active in the community by chartering and leading the Danbury Ski Club for 12 years, being an officer in the Experimental Aviation Association Chapter 1247 for 7 years, being involved at St. Paul on council, in choir, and on Sunday school staff, and volunteering at the High School popcorn stand. He is a U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam war serving on an ammunition ship there and also aboard a nuclear submarine based from Hawaii with 6 years active service from 1969 to 1975. Dave and his wife Jan are the parents of three girls Loree, Karyn and Abbey. Dave's goals are to continue to improve the quality of life in Danbury Township through controlled development and growth. He is also a strong supporter for land preservation and of our parks. Preservation is a way for our public officials to give back to the taxpayers for the benefit of all future generations.

Carolyn Adams

Term: 03/31/20 - 03/31/24

5630 Windjammer
Marblehead, Ohio 43440
(419) 732-3039

Carolyn was appointed as Fiscal Officer and began serving September 2017. She was then elected in 2017 to fulfill the vacated seat.



To download and view the Annual Budget, just click on the links below. 

2022 Budget
2021 Budget
2020 Budget
2019 Budget
2018 Budget
2017 Budget
2016 Budget
2015 Budget
2014 Budget
2013 Budget

Meeting Schedule

Meeting Schedule & Notifications

The Board of Trustees meet in public session on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month at 6:00 p.m, unless otherwise noted. Meetings are held in the meeting room of the Township Hall located at 5972 E. Port Clinton Eastern Road, Marblehead, Ohio 43440.

Board of Trustees

The Danbury Township Board of Trustees will hold a public hearing beginning at 5:45p.m. on Wednesday, December 14, 2022 at the New Danbury Township Fire Station, 7870 E. Harbor Road, Marblehead, Ohio for the following application:

ZC-2022-254 Text Amendment. Request for Text Amendments to Section 5.2 ‘Accessory Buildings’ to increase the size of said structures within all zoning districts for properties over 2 acres and the height of said structures over 3,200s.f. Danbury Township, Applicant.

A copy of the proposed amendments may be viewed at the office of the Zoning Inspector at Danbury Township Hall by appointment, at the Ottawa Regional Planning Commission office at the Ottawa County Courthouse or by clicking on the case information above. At the conclusion of said hearing and the Danbury Township Board of Trustees will take action.

** Please park in front of the building and not the sides. **

** The meeting room is accessed thru the door to the left of the Main Entry of the building. **  

2022 Trustee Meeting Schedule

December 14, 2022 - To be held at New Fire Station
December 28, 2022

** Changed due to Thanksgiving

2023 Trustee Meeting Schedule

January 11, 2023
January 25, 2023
February 8, 2023
February 22, 2023
March 8, 2023
March 22, 2023
April 12, 2023
April 26, 2023
May 10, 2023
May 24, 2023
June 14, 2023
June 28, 2023
July 12, 2023
July 26, 2023
August 9, 2023
August 23, 2023
September 13, 2023
September 28, 2023
October 11, 2023
October 25, 2023
November 8, 2023
November 22, 2023**
December 13, 2023
December 27, 2023

** Subject to Change


Board of Trustees Approved Meeting Minutes

The only official public record of Danbury Township is the paper file(s) located at Danbury Township Hall. The official approved copy of township minutes including attachments and references is available for review or purchase. Contact the Township Fiscal Officer at (419) 732-3039 or via email fiscalofficer@danburytownship.com to make arrangements for record review or purchase or fill out & submit the Public Records Request form.

December 8, 2021
December 22, 2021 - Records Commission
December 22, 2021 - Trustees Organizational
December 22, 2021 - Trustees Regular Mtg. Minutes
December 29, 2021 - Trustees Special Mtg. Minutes

January 12, 2022
January 26, 2022
February 9, 2022
February 23, 2022
March 9, 2022
March 23, 2022
April 13, 2022
April 27, 2022
May 11, 2022
May 25, 2022
June 8, 2022
June 22, 2022
June 29, 2022 - Special Meeting
July 13, 2022
July 27, 2022
August 10, 2022 - Special Meeting
August 10, 2022
August 24, 2022
September 14, 2022
September 28, 2022
October 12, 2022
October 26, 2022
November 9, 2022
November 21, 2022*
December 14, 2022
December 28, 2022

* Change in Regular Schedule
** Subject to Change



**Resolutions are listed in the Trustee Minutes

01-2022 - Sale of Township Property
02-2022 - Signatory Designation
03-2022 - ARPA Standard Allowance
  03A-2022 - Authorizing Expenditure from ARPA
04-2022 - 2022 Road Paving
05-2022 - 2022 Road Striping
06-2022 - Participation in ODOT Salt Contracts
07-2022 -  Uniform Policy
08-2022 -  Advocacy Center Donation
09-2022 - Demo Extension Agreement 1070 Englebeck Road
10-2022 - Park District Grant
11-REV-2022 - Operating Levy Renewal
12-REV-2022 - Fire Levy Renewal
13-2022 - ARPA Grant
14-2022 - Solar & Wind Farms
15-2022 - Tall Grass 1935 Ellsworth - Brown
16-2022 - Tall Grass 140 Tibbels - Wowk
17-2022 - Operational Levy Renewal
18-2022 - Fire Levy Renewal
19-2022 - Map Amendment 1381 & 1405 Englebeck
20-2022 - Map Amendment 5216 E. Harbor Road
21-2022 - Text Amendment "L" & "LBO" Zoning Districts
22-2022 - Tall Grass 325 Forest Green - Walterbach
23-2022 - Extension Agreement 1070 Englebeck Road
24-2022 - Police Cruiser
25-2022 - Meadowbrook Dike & Township Hall Floor Repair
  25A-2022 - ARPA Funds for Floor Repairs
26-2022 - Sale of Fire Station #1
27-2022 - Map Amendment - Kristensen
28-2022 - 1935 Ellsworth Tall Grass
29-2022 - 325 Forest Green Tall Grass
30-2022 - Budget Commission Tax Levies
31-2022 - Budget Commission Tax Levies Gen. Fund
32-2022 - ARPA Funds for Chairs & Blinds
33-2022 - ARPA Funds for Window Replacements & Dog Park
  33A-2022 - ARPA Funds for Window Replacements & Dog Park
34-2022 - ARPA Funds for Covid-19 Wages
35-2022 - ARPA Funds for Atty. Fees

Resolutions of Continued Interest:

25-2015 - Fire Loss- Insurance
09-2015 - Junk Vehicle
011007-1- Noise
06-2013 - Tall Grass
06-2017 - Medical Marijuana
12-2019 - Abandoned Structures

The only official public record of Danbury Township is the paper file(s) located at Danbury Township Hall. The official approved copy of township minutes including attachments and references is available for review or purchase. Contact the Township Fiscal Officer at (419) 732-3039 or via email fiscalofficer@danburytownship.com to make arrangements for record review or purchase or fill out & submit the Public Records Request form.

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