Miami Twp. fiscal officer resigns

Miami Twp. Fiscal Officer Aaron Newell stepped down Friday after seven years in the role.

Newell, in a letter obtained by Dayton Daily News, said that for “family reasons” he was resigning effective immediately.

“My wife is the newly appointed Miamisburg Municipal Court judge and because of this change in our family, the demands on my time are shifting,” Newell, 33, said in the letter. “I am certain that this is the best decision in order to support her new role in the community and our growing family.”

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Reached for comment about the short notice of the resignation, Newell told Dayton Daily News that “I wasn’t expected to serve as an elected official in my wife’s district.”

“So that’s part of it, and … we have three children that are all under the age of 2, so that’s very demanding, and I just want to be able to support her as much as possible as she learns this new role

.”

Newell was elected to the role in November 2015. He was re-elected in 2019.

The fiscal officer works closely with the board of trustees, the other three elected positions in the township. The officer manages the fiscal team, maintains township records and is in charge of payroll, issuing checks and waste disposal service charge collections, among other duties.

Newell, said he was proud of several accomplishment during his time in office, including initiating annual audits to ensure state compliance, implementing Ohio Checkbook for better transparency, reestablishing the township’s bond rating and refinancing the township debt, enabling more than $700,000 in savings.

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He told township officials he was available via phone or email if any questions arise. “I am available for a handover session if required to make the transition smoother,” Newell said.

Ohio law requires the township to make an appointment within 30 days. Prospective candidates should refer to Ohio Revised Code §507 for information on the responsibilities of the fiscal officer.

The appointed person will fulfill the unexpired term ending March 31, 2024, according to the township.

For more information on the position, including how to apply, call 937-433-9969.

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