Board of Trustees
The Ohio Revised Code authorizes townships to be governed by three Trustees. Two trustees are elected at the general election in an odd-numbered year for four years and one is elected on the alternate odd year for a four-year term. The trustees are charged with both the legislative and administrative duties of running the Township and its services.
The Board of Trustees serves as both an executive and legislative body. In other words, the Trustees' responsibilities combine those assigned to both the mayor and the council in a city. The legislative authority of the Trustees is limited by Ohio law to something less than that of a City council.
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 Lafayette Township Board of Trustees and Fire District meets at 7:00 p.m. on the first and third Monday of each month at the Lafayette Township Safety Services Building at 6367 Technology Ln, Medina, OH 44256.
Additional meetings are often called by the Board President should the need arise. Residents are encouraged to attend Trustee meetings to stay informed of the issues facing their community.
Once approved by the Board and signed off on, minutes of recent Trustee meetings are posted on this site. Minutes of previous meetings not available on this site can be requested from the Township's Fiscal Officer.
The Township's fiscal matters and official records are handled by the Fiscal Officer (formerly referred to as the Township Clerk). This individual is elected to a term of four years. In addition to paying bills, processing payroll and maintaining the financial records for the Township, the Fiscal Officer also prepares, along with the Trustees, the Township’s yearly operating budgets. The Fiscal Officer has the responsibility of maintaining the fiscal and procedural records for the Township, including Trustee meeting minutes and correspondence.
Call the Fiscal Officer’s office at (330) 725-6515 Ext.1 for information on how to request minutes and other Township public records. The Township’s public records policy summarizes how and when the public can access Township records. It should be noted that in addition to the posted times, the Fiscal Officer makes every attempt possible to accommodate reasonable requests outside of normal business hours.