ⓘ Salem Township, Ottawa County, Ohio. Salem Township is one of the twelve townships of Ottawa County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 5.517 people in ..

                                     

ⓘ Salem Township, Ottawa County, Ohio

Salem Township is one of the twelve townships of Ottawa County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 5.517 people in the township, 2.676 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.

                                     

1. Geography

Located in the southern part of the county, it borders the following townships:

  • Erie Township - northeast
  • Harris Township - west
  • Rice Township, Sandusky County - south
  • Washington Township, Sandusky County - southwest corner
  • Bay Township - east
  • Carroll Township - north
  • Benton Township - northwest

The village of Oak Harbor is located in the townships northwest.

The Portage River runs from west to east through Salem Township before emptying into Lake Erie.

                                     

2. Government

The township is governed by a three-member board of trustees, who are elected in November of odd-numbered years to a four-year term beginning on the following January 1. Two are elected in the year after the presidential election and one is elected in the year before it. There is also an elected township fiscal officer, who serves a four-year term beginning on April 1 of the year after the election, which is held in November of the year before the presidential election. Vacancies in the fiscal officership or on the board of trustees are filled by the remaining trustees.