Chapter 117-7 Townships

117-7-01 Chart of accounts - townships. [Rescinded.].

Rescinded eff 1-23-06

117-7-02 Appropriation measures.

The township trustees shall adopt appropriation measures. These measures establish the legal level of control.

The legal level of control is the level (E.G., fund, program or function, department, object level) at which spending in excess of budgeted amounts would be a violation of law. This is established by the level at which the township trustees appropriate, and must meet or exceed the level prescribed by section 5705.38 of the Revised Code.

Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 11/06/2015 and 11/06/2020
Promulgated Under: 117.20
Statutory Authority: 117.43
Rule Amplifies: 117.43
Prior Effective Dates: 1/1/2001

117-7-03 Filing affidavit of failure of performance of township fiscal officer.

(A) If a township fiscal officer purposely, knowingly, or recklessly fails to perform a fiscal duty expressly imposed by law, with respect to the fiscal duties of the office of township fiscal officer, or purposely, knowingly, or recklessly commits any act expressly prohibited by law, with respect to the fiscal duties of the office of township fiscal officer, four residents of the township may submit a sworn affidavit or sworn affidavits containing the signatures of the four residents, alleging the violation, together with evidence supporting the allegations to the auditor of state. Any person who knowingly makes a false statement in such a sworn affidavit is guilty of falsification under section 2921.13 of the Revised Code, a felony of the third degree.

(B) The sworn affidavit and evidence shall be submitted to the office of the auditor of state in the following form and manner:

"AFFIDAVIT (Type or print full name)

The undersigned, being ______ a resident or residents of ___________________________ Township, ________________________ County, Ohio, after being duly cautioned and sworn, hereby state as follows:

That _________________________________ , the fiscal officer of said township has purposely, knowingly, or recklessly failed to perform a fiscal duty expressly imposed by law, with respect to the fiscal duties of the office of township fiscal officer, or has purposely, knowingly, or recklessly committed any act expressly prohibited by law, with respect to the fiscal duties of the office of township fiscal officer.

The substance facts constituting the of the purposeful, knowing, or reckless failure of the said township fiscal officer to perform a fiscal duty expressly imposed by law, with respect to the fiscal duties of the office of township fiscal officer, or of the said township fiscal officer's purposeful, knowing, or reckless commission of any act expressly prohibited by law, with respect to the fiscal duties of the office of township fiscal officer, is set forth herein below are as follows:

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Evidence supporting the foregoing allegations is as follows:

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BY SIGNING BELOW, YOU ARE SWEARING TO THE TRUTH OF THE ALLEGATION(S) AND THE AUTHENTICITY OF ALL DOCUMENTS AND EXHIBTS WHICH ARE DEEMED INCORPORATED HEREIN. ANY PERSON WHO KNOWINGLY MAKES A FALSE STATEMENT IN SUCH AN AFFIDAVIT IS GUILTY OF FALSIFICATION UNDER SECTION 2921.13 OF THE OHIO REVISED CODE, A FELONY OF THE THIRD DEGREE.

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TO CONSTITUTE A VALID COMPLAINT, THIS AFFIDAVIT MUST BE SIGNED BEFORE A NOTARY PUBLIC. FAILURE TO SIGN AND TO INCLUDE A PROPERLY COMPLETED JURAT (BELOW) WILL RESULT IN THE IMMEDIATE DISMISSAL OF THE COMPLAINT.

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Before me, a Notary Public, in and for said county and state, personally appeared the Affiant identified above who, after having been first duly sworn pursuant to law, executed the foregoing document, and averred that the same was his own free act and deed, and that the content thereof is true to the best of his knowledge, understanding, and belief.

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NOTARY PUBLIC

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(C) Any such affidavit, together with any supporting evidence accompanying the same, shall be delivered to the offices of the auditor of state in Columbus, Ohio, or forwarded to the auditor of state at said office, via certified United States mail with return receipt requested, postage prepaid. The effective receipt of any such affidavit and any supporting evidence accompanying the same shall be the date of actual delivery to and receipt by the auditor of state.

Effective: 11/16/2015
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 11/16/2020
Promulgated Under: 117.20
Statutory Authority: 117.43, 117.45
Rule Amplifies: 117.43, 117.45