The Township Fiscal Officer is an elected position.
Duties of the Fiscal Officer
The current Fiscal Officer is Robert Costello. His office is responsible for:
- Keeping the Township Minutes
- Issuance of Warrants (Signs all Township checks)
- Preparation of the Annual Financial Report
- Keep an accurate accounting record of all the township's accounts and transactions
- Other miscellaneous dutes as defined by Ohio Revised Code
Howland Township residents pay $13.50 per thousand dollars of valuation for township services which consist of police, fire and road. This consists of 10 mils inside millage (collected as a levy without being voted on by the people of a taxing district) and 3.5 mils (voted upon and approved by the majority of voters). These valuable services have been maintained without any voted millage since 1988.
Surrounding townships like Bazetta (19.20), Brookfield (17.90), Kinsman (14.00) and Liberty (26.75) have a higher tax rate for township services than Howland.