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Ohio Revised Code:
"What Does it Mean to be A Home Rule Township?"
"Limited Home Rule gives the township the ability to enact legislation in a broad range of areas that it cannot do as a statutory township. Currently, the only powers a statutory township has includes the adoption of township zoning, creation of a police and/or fire district, imposition of civil fines for property maintenance and/or traffic violations, and general maintenance of roads and cemeteries within the township (excluding county roadways). That’s it, nothing more, nothing less."
"Coalition of Large Ohio Urban Townships (“CLOUT”)A Committee of the Ohio Township Association The Coalition of Large Ohio Urban Townships (“CLOUT”) is a group of large, urban townships in Ohio that has formed a committee for the purpose of providing its members with a forum for the exchange of ideas and solutions for problems and issues related specifically to the governance of large, urban townships. CLOUT works jointly with the Ohio Township Association and seeks only legislation which would be permissive in nature so as not to pose a detriment to any of Ohio’s 1,308 townships. Membership in CLOUT is limited to those townships having either a budget of over $3,000,000, or a population of 15,000 or more residents in the unincorporated area."