OTA Supports Senate's Action on Force Accounts
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Ohio Township Association Supports Senate's Action on Force Accounts
Columbus, Ohio – The Ohio Township Association is appreciative of the Ohio Senate’s efforts on the state’s Transportation Budget, House Bill 23. Of greatest importance to townships in this bill is addressing the two decades old issue of modernizing force account limits for road and maintenance projects.
Our members take seriously the financial covenant made to citizens to be efficient stewards of taxpayer resources. Township officials work hard to ensure that roads are safe and passable, while making every dime of tax dollars count. The Ohio Senate has entrusted townships to be good stewards of their tax dollars and empowered boards of trustees to make decisions that are best for their citizens.
We thank the members of the Senate for their leadership on this issue. We look forward to the next round of discussions with the House and the DeWine/Husted Administration on finalizing House Bill 23 for the continued improvement of Ohio townships.
The Ohio Township Association is a statewide organization dedicated to the promotion and preservation of township government in Ohio. The OTA was founded on June 28, 1928 and is organized in 87 Ohio counties. OTA has more than 5,200 active members, made up of trustees and fiscal officers from Ohio’s 1,308 townships, and more than 4,000 associate members.