The fiscal officer is an elected position, serving a four-year term. The fiscal officer is independent of the township trustees, yet by law, the fiscal officer must work closely with the trustees.
The trustees have the legislative authority in the township and the fiscal officer has legally designated authority over all financial matters.
It is the responsibility of the fiscal officer to keep an accurate record of all township accounts and transactions.
The township fiscal officer has designated duties as specified in the Ohio Revised Code, such as accurately recording proceedings of the board to township trustees, i.e., keeping the minutes and numerous other ministerial duties.
In practice, the fiscal officer and the trustees must work together, particularly in fiscal matters, to remind each other what can legally be done.
Bud Zappitelli, Fiscal Officer
Bud Zappitelli was appointed Plain Township Fiscal Officer on April 4, 2012.
Prior to being appointed Fiscal Officer, Bud was a member of the Board Trustees in Plain Township since he was first elected in November 2005.
In addition to serving as the Plain Township Fiscal Officer, he volunteers at the Plain Township Joint Parks District as a coach and enjoys watching the youth in our community compete and grow.
Bud is a self-employed Financial Consultant. He has been in the financial services business since 1983.
He and his family are members of the New Albany Church of the Resurrection and the New Albany Country Club. He and his wife Kathleen and their children have lived in Plain Township since 1998.
You can reach Bud by phone (614) 855-4620 or email Bud@Zappitelli.com.