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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

11.01.2017 ZC Legal Notice
November 7, 2017 Election Information
For Statewide Ballot Issues, please click on the following link to see the Ohio Secretary of State 2017 State Issues Report, which includes official ballot language, explanation, arguments for and against and the full texts of the issues. Secretary of State website link: www.sos.state.oh.us.

For information on local issues, polling locations and candidates, please see the Ottawa County Board of Elections website www.co.ottawa.oh.us/board-of-elections. Danbury Township Hall is not a polling location. The Board of Elections office can be reached at (419) 898-3071 for general questions as well. 

                                Map of Danbury Precincts and Polling Locations

Land Use Plan Update
A Community Open House will be held at the Township Hall, Friday, November 3, 2017 from 6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m. for the public to comment on a DRAFT of the potential Land Use Map. A formal presentation summarizing how the Steering Committee came to this proposal and other aspects of the Plan will be given at 6:30p.m. Snacks and beverages will be provided. This will be the last Community input session before the adoption phase begins. 

In January the Board of Trustees appointed a Steering Committee to review and update the Land Use Plan, but the basis of the plan will come from the participation of residents in the Township and their comments at key moments in the process. The 1st opportunity was held the second weekend in June. The next event is tentatively scheduled for September 11, 2017. 

A Land Use Plan is a policy document that serves as a vision for the future which is intended to guide decision making that designates appropriate land uses based on infrastructure and development constraints for physical development. Comprised of policy statements, principles, goals, objectives, strategies and maps, the Plan guides the physical, social, and economic development of the Township and its neighborhoods, including both private and public development. The 2011 Land Use Plan has helped guide the Township to address development issues for this community to pursue, however, new information, technologies and demands face the community that must be dealt with in order to manage growth in a responsible and respectful way. Land is an exhaustible resource that once developed and converted to a use, is often difficult to change. Land will continue to be developed, but the pattern, rate, timing and location of how land is developed can be shaped by the Township through well-founded planning policies. When considering the future land use pattern the key question is not whether or not Danbury will grow, but how it will grow and change to serve future residents. 

To stay up-to-date on the planning process please check back regularly via the link below.


Danbury Township Fire Dept. 5th Annual Feather Party
The Danbury Township Fire Department will be holding their 5th Annual Feather Party on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at Station 2 located at 150 S. Bridge Road (SR 269). Doors open at 6:30p.m. There will be door prizes, 50/50, and turkeys, steaks, ribs & slabs of bacon and more offered for raffle prizes! Raffle starts at 7:00p.m. Please call Fire Headquarters for more information (419) 798-5219.

News from the Mulch Pile/ Brush Drop-off:

Residents are welcome to help themselves to mulch at the brush pile behind the Dog Park of SR 269/ S. Bridge Road until the supply of mulch is exhausted. This is for residents only and not for contractor use. Residents are not allowed to bring their own heavy equipment to load the mulch. 

Leaf drop-off remains open typically until the end of November, weather permitting. The last day will be posted here. Please bring loose leaves. If you bring leaves in a bag, please empty the bag and take it home with you. 

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 within the next 2-3 years (2018-2019). During this 2-3 
year time frame, 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
Trustee Charles Scott:

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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