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Delhi is a home-rule Township governed by an elected three-member Board of Trustees. Home rule authorizes a township to enact resolutions which are not in conflict with general law. The power granted the Township by virtue of its home rule status has enable the Board of Trustees to proactively address issues it would otherwise be powerless to affect.
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Ohio townships mainly rely on property taxes for revenue. Ohio townships and are not permitted to collect earnings tax like a municipality (city or village). Ohio townships receive revenue from what is commonly referred to as 'inside millage' and 'outside millage'. Inside millage is set by the State legislators and cannot be more than 10 mills and is not voted on by residents. The inside millage is distributed to Delhi's general fund and the Road and Bridge fund.
In order to fund other operations, Delhi residents have approved 'outside millage' for fire and police services as well as parks and recreation. Each of those levies is continuous. Continuous levies are valid until repealed or replaced, however, they do not increase in revenue generated throughout the years either. Most funds need additional levy support as costs increase with inflation and staffing needs.
Delhi Township also has revenue generated in various departments for fee for service items, rental and program income, emergency medical billing, and various state and federal revenue support.
The Trustees establish a regular meeting schedule of 6:00 p.m., on the second and last Wednesday of each month. Meetings are held in the Board Room, Administration Building, 934 Neeb Road.