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Special Notices

Township Trustee Meeting Schedule Change Notice

10.25.16 Board Trustees Public Hearing Notice - Zoning Map Amendments

11.02.16 Zoning Commission Notice
(Some Notices can be Clicked on for More Information)

Trick-or-Treat in the Township and the Village will be observed Saturday, October 29 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Be Safe!


Danbury Township Fire Department 4th Annual Feather Party
November 5, 2016 - Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Door Prizes, 50/50, and refreshments.
Raffle Prizes - Turkeys, steaks, ribs, hams and slabs of bacon.
Click here to view the flyer


FEMA Great Lakes Coastal Study & New Flood Map Information
Please be advised that it has come to the Township's attention in recent months that FEMA is preparing new Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) for Ottawa and the surrounding Counties. While Ottawa County recently adopted maps in 2015, these new maps would replace the 2015 maps. FEMA anticipates that these new maps will be ready for adoption within the next 2-3 years. 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.

The most recent meeting that took place was open to coastal communities, such as Danbury, and their representatives to learn about FEMA's study and to view draft results of the study. Below we have included a link to information that has been provided to us thus far.

The Township feels it is vital to provide our residents this information because there are substantial changes proposed. FEMA is proposing to create a new coastal flood hazard area referred to as a VE zone and coastal AE zone. These new zones are subject to strong potential damage as a result of wave action from Lake Erie. These new zones also carry unique construction standards, which will result in stilt or piling construction. In these new zones, the top of the finished floor is no longer the standard either, in order to be considered "above" the base flood elevation (BFE). Rather the bottom of the lowest horizontal floor structure will have to be at or above the BFE. Additionally, no fill dirt will be permitted to be brought in for structural support for foundations. Someone inland, or outside of these coastal zones will still be able to measure their BFE from the top of their finished first floor. 

One thing we did learn is that NOW is a critical time to get engineered data and comments to FEMA should the draft results and proposed flood areas they have shown, be inaccurate. If you have recently done new construction on your property or installed new break walls, this information needs to get to FEMA before November 15, 2016. Please do not assume that if you are currently working with FEMA, ODNR or Army Corps. on a project, that this information is is getting shared with those working on these maps. The contacts for those working on the map is in the link below. During this 60-day comment period, they are accepting all comments. They would prefer engineered data, but if you are a property put into a VE zone or zone that you were not once included in, and have never flooded before, you are encouraged to share this information with them. Once November 15, 2016 has passed, and they begin creating the preliminary FIRM maps, they will require that only engineered data, drawings & maps, be submitted for map changes. 

We understand that people will have many questions, as we the Township also have many questions. What we share here is what we know. We have no information at this time on what this does to insurance rates, prior LOMA's, building height restrictions, or other construction standards that will eventually change. We are learning all of this the same time as you are. We will be happy to try to assist you to get you in touch with the proper County Flood, FEMA or ODNR representative to answer specific questions, but please keep in mind that the Township officials and staff are not flood experts. 


Wreaths across America


Ottawa County Veterans Service Office is excited to announce they will again be bringing Wreaths Across America to Ottawa County! National Wreaths Across America Day is 
Saturday, December 17


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. 

Mulch Pile/Brush Drop-Off
The Service Department will be available to load mulch Monday mornings (except Legal Holidays, July 18th and October 17th ) from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Residents are welcome to help themselves to the mulch at the brush pile behind the Dog Park off SR 269 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. If you need assistance loading the mulch besides the days listed above, please contact the Maintenance Department at (419) 734-4091 to schedule a pick-up time. 

The gate to the brush pile and mulch area will close for the winter season by the end of November. Please check back here as we will post the official closing date closer to that time. 

Ottawa County Emergency Alerts WENS system
Fall is here, and soon...winter will be.  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, click here to sign up. 

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:
(419) 734-4703 charles@danburytownship.com

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

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

Fiscal Officer - Shelley Seamon:
(419) 732-3039 or (419) 341- 6904 

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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