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.
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.