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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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

None at this time.


2023 Trustee Meeting Schedule

November 22, 2023** Moved to Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2023
December 13, 2023
December 27, 2023

** Subject to Change

2024 Trustee Meeting Schedule
January 10, 2024
January 24, 2024
February 14, 2024
February 28, 2024
March 13, 2024
March 27, 2024
April 10, 2024
April 24, 2024
May 8, 2024
May 22, 2024
June 12, 2024
June 26, 2024
July 10, 2024
July 24, 2024
August 14, 2024
August 28, 2024
September 11, 2024
September 25, 2024
October 9, 2024
October 23, 2024
November 13, 2024
November 27, 2024 ** Subject to Change
December 11, 2024
December 25, 2024 ** 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.

Archive Minutes - All of 2022

January 11, 2023
    Organization Minutes
    Special Meeting Minutes
    Regular Meeting Minutes
Monday, January 23, 2023*
February 8, 2023
February 22, 2023
March 8, 2023 - Special Meeting
March 8, 2023 - Regular Meeting
March 22, 2023
April 12, 2023
April 26, 2023
May 10, 2023
May 24, 2023 - Special Meeting
May 24, 2023 - Regular Meeting
June 14, 2023
June 28, 2023
July 12, 2023
July 18, 2023 - Special Meeting
July 26, 2023
August 9, 2023
August 23, 2023
September 13, 2023
September 27, 2023
October 11, 2023
October 25, 2023
November 8, 2023
November 29, 2023*
December 13, 2023
December 27, 2023

* Change in Schedule



Archive Resolutions - All of 2022

**Resolutions are listed in the Trustee Minutes

01-2023 - Map Amendment, 280 S. Bridge Road
02-2023 - Atty. Letter of Engagement for Zoning
03-2023 - OSS Grant Application
04-2023 - Ottawa Co. Parks Grant
05-2023 - ARPA Funds for Meadowbrook Park Grant
06-2023 - 7241 & 7275 E. Bayshore Road Map Amendment
07-2023 - Mod. to Res. 32-2022. ARPA Funds for Meeting Room
08-2023 - 2023 Road Striping
09-2023 - Police Radios
10-2023 - OSS Solid Waste Plan
11-2023 - Salt Contract
12-2023 - Sale of Fire Station 2
13-2023 - Tall Grass 140 Tibbles
14-2023 - Map & Text Amendment establishing "LMO" Zoning District
15-2023 - Tall Grass 1935 Ellsworth
16-2023 - Engine Brake Restrictions
17-2023 - ARPA Funds (Meadowbrook, Storage Study, Maint. Bldg.)
17A-2023 - Amended
18-2023 - 7931 E. Harbor Road Map Amendment
19-2023 - 319 S. Bridge Road Map Amendment
20-2023 - Removal of Fire Hydrant Levy 
21-2023 - 1935 Ellsworth - Brown Property - Nuisance
22-2023 - JakeJosh Land Co. - Lighthouse Bluffs - Nuisance
23-2023 - Budget, Fire & Police Levy Rates
24-2023 - Budget, Hydrant Levy Rates
25-2023 - Note Sale New Maintenance Bldg. 
26-2023 - Tall Grass - Dunfee Properties, LLC

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.

Meet Your Elected Officials

John Paul Dress

Term: 1/1/21 - 12/31/25

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.

John Paul was first elected as a Trustee in 2018. 

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: 1/1/21 - 12/31/25

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.

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