Union Township, Clermont County, Ohio
Located along the Ohio 32 and Interstate 275 corridor in northwest Clermont county, Union Township is a thriving community on the outskirts of Cincinnati. 2010 U.S. census figures report the population of this 9th largest township in the state as 46,416, a growth of more than 9 percent over the 2000 census. With a mean (average) household income of $76,382, an aggregate taxable valuation of $1,016,292,540 and the largest school district in the county, Union Township continues to be one of the most livable communities in the Midwest. Booming residential and commercial development require an infrastructure that is second to none. Through sound and conservative fiscal practice, the Union Township Board of Trustees and fiscal officer manage a general fund that shows steady growth each year.
The township provides the following services:
A 60-person Police Department which is responsible for its own police and fire emergency dispatch system. * The department has been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement (CALEA) since 1993 and became a Flagship Agency in 2010.
The Fire Department has a total of 55 personnel who provide services to Union Township and the Village of Amelia. * The Fire Department has been accredited by the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI) since 2004.
The Communications Division provides 24/7 dispatching services for Union Township and the Village of Amelia, numbering more than 62,000 in 2011. The Communications Division was awarded Public Safety Communications Accreditation, part of CALEA, in 2010.
A Service Department that manages the day-to-day maintenance of all township roads, four township parks, the township cemetery, the Union Township Civic Center, and all other township buildings. In 2011, the Service Department was accredited by the American Public Works Association (APWA).
A Planning and Zoning Department that is responsible for guiding the township’s growth and development through comprehensive planning and zoning administration.
The West Clermont Local School District, which is the largest in the county, with 9,096 students, 539 certified staff members, and 278 support personnel. * The district has eight elementary, two middle, and two high schools. The district also serves the Village of Amelia and portions of Batavia, Monroe, Ohio and Pierce townships. Three other school districts include Batavia Schools, Clermont Northeastern Schools, and Milford Schools.
In 2011, the Service Department was nationally accredited for the first time, making Union Township the only township in the U.S. to have the police, fire, communications center and service department accredited. Being benchmarked against the very best agencies in the country is indicative of the high quality of services the Board of Trustees delivers to township residents and businesses.
In July, 2004, Union Township opened the doors to its Civic Center, which houses township administration, the West Clermont Local School District administration, Clermont Senior Services Inc., a United States Post Office, a gymnasium for basketball and volleyball, a 400-car Park and Ride, five meeting rooms, and an amphitheater that is home to the Union Township Summer Concert Series. In the fall of 2011, a study of people-traffic accessing all Civic Center amenities resulted in a conservative estimate of nearly 303,000 people annually.
From managed, responsible growth, to the distinction of being the only township in the United States to have both its police and fire departments internationally accredited, Union Township is a community that stakes its outstanding reputation on sound government, thriving residential neighborhoods, and civic-minded businesses.
* Unless otherwise noted, figures cited are from 2010 U.S. Census, West Clermont Local School District, and Union Township personnel records.