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Tim Foley

Trustee
Tim began serving the Township in 2008 and is currently in his third term. Tim is a member of the Ohio Public Works District 11 Integrating Committee responsible for recommending local projects to the O.P.W. Commission for government funding.
937.399.2900 (W)
937.323.1322 (H)
Trustee Jim Scoby's photo

Jim Scoby

Trustee
Jim began serving the Township as Trustee in 2000 and is currently serving his fourth term. Jim oversees the Road Department. He is a member of the Convention and Visitors Bureau and is currently President of the Clark County Traffic Council.
937.926.2927 (C)
Trustee Dr. R. Dean Wells' photo

Dr. R. Dean Wells

Trustee
Dr. Wells began serving the Township in 2010. He is liason to the Road Department and is a representative to the Health Insurance Committee.
937.325.0972 (H)
937.902.3484 (C)
Fiscal Officer Mike Hively's photo

Mike Hively

Fiscal Officer
Mike was elected in November, 2011 and took office in April, 2012. His responsibilities include the management of the fiscal affairs of the Township, keeping accurate records of all Township accounts, transactions and payroll processing. He ensures compliance to all Township written policies and procedures and records the proceedings of the Township Board of Trustees meetings.
937.325.8870 (H)
937.408.4875 (C)

Township History

Springfield Township in Clark County is one of 1308 Ohio townships. Our township was established in 1818.

The Pilgrims brought the township form of government to America in 1620. This government type is considered the earliest in American history and is still found in 22 states.

In Ohio the township predates our state government. The townships' size is determined by the Congressional Acts which established the various land grants. Ohio land grants were divided into townships that were 6 square miles. Congress set aside sections in each township for schools and religious institutions.

As the Ohio territory became populated it was only natural that the surveyed townships become the basic unit of local government. In 1804 the elected officials of a township consisted of 3 trustees, a clerk, 2 overseers of the poor and a sufficient number of supervisors of the roads, in addition to justices of the peace and constables. A township treasurer and assessor were later added.

Today, like in 1804, the Ohio township is a political subdivision of the state. As such, it only has these powers granted to it by the state legislature and performs functions defined by the state.

To keep pace with the changing times, and growing demands, the functions, duties and obligations have changed over the years.

Today the largest township function is road maintenance. Currently, Springfield Township takes care of 82 miles of roadway in a 33 square mile area.

There are 3 Trustees and one Fiscal Officer, each elected for a 4 year term to direct Township business in Ohio. Clark County has 10 townships with Springfield Township being the largest with 13,424 citizens.

Officially, Trustees and the Fiscal Officers fulfill their jobs on a part-time basis, but they are always ready to meet their responsibilities and put in many hours of work to serve their constituents. Their intimate knowledge of their community, its needs, and its citizens, enable them to offer more personal service than any other unit of government.

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Springfield Township Map

Springfield Township map.

This is a representative map, not to scale.

2017 Meeting Minutes (in PDF)

Meeting minutes must be approved by the trustees before being posted to the website. Due to special meetings, some months may contain more than two meetings.
2015 Meeting Minutes Archive (Click to Expand)
Due to special meetings, some months may contain more than the typical two monthly meeting minutes or have less than two meetings if one was canceled. All minutes are in PDF.