is one of the eighteen townships
of Portage County
, United States
. The 2000 census
found 2,762 people in the township.
Located in the southern part of the county, it borders the following townships:
No municipalities are located in Atwater Township.
Formed from the Connecticut Western Reserve, Atwater Township covers an area of 25 sq mi.
Name and history
It is the only Atwater Township statewide.
The township is governed by a three-member board of trustees, who are elected in November of odd-numbered years to a four-year term beginning on the following January 1. Two are elected in the year after the presidential election and one is elected in the year before it. There is also an elected township clerk, 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 clerkship or on the board of trustees are filled by the remaining trustees.
Students in Atwater Township are served by the Waterloo Local School District
, which also serves neighboring Randolph Township. Fire and EMS protection is provided by the Atwater Township Volunteer Fire Department.