ⓘ Perry Township, Franklin County, Ohio. Perry Township is one of the seventeen townships of Franklin County, Ohio, United States. The 2010 census found 3.637 peo ..

                                     

ⓘ Perry Township, Franklin County, Ohio

Perry Township is one of the seventeen townships of Franklin County, Ohio, United States. The 2010 census found 3.637 people in the township, down from 4.087 in 2000.

                                     

1. Geography

Most of Perry Township is now part of one of these four cities:

  • Columbus, the county seat of Franklin County, in the center
  • Dublin, in the northwest
  • Worthington, in the east
  • Upper Arlington, in the southwest

Today, the township is composed of many small "islands," all of which are surrounded by the city of Columbus, except for three: the farthest south "island", which borders Upper Arlington to the south; the largest "island" in the center of the original township, which borders Worthington to the east; and the most northerly "island", which borders three other townships:

  • Sharon Township - east
  • Orange Township, Delaware County - northeast corner
  • Liberty Township, Delaware County - north
                                     

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.

The trustees appoint a Township Administrator who administers the day-to-day activities of the township government.