Jim Hunter, Fiscal Officer
Number: (513) 678-5226 (Cell)
Term Began: 1/21/16
Term Expires: 3/31/20
Past Governmental Experience: Jim has held the position of Hamilton Township Fiscal Officer since January 2016. He has 35 years total of experience with the Loveland Symmes Fire Department and retired after 23 years as the department's Fire Chief. Throughout his experience with the fire department he handled contract negotiations, purchasing of large equipment, as well as maintaining the budget. Jim has experience working with the Loveland City Council, Miami Township Trustees and the Symmes Township Trustees. Jim was also a volunteer member of the Maineville Fire Department for 5 years and conducted their fire investigations.
Background in Hamilton Township: Jim has been a resident of Hamilton Township for 30 years. He grew up on a farm on Schlottman Rd and has volunteered at township events such as the Easter Egg Hunt.
Current Employer: Fire and Explosion Consultants, Owner. www.fec-fire.com
Family: Jim has been married to his wife, Carolyn, for 22 years. They reside on Baxter Rd. in the southern part of Hamilton Township in Warren County. They have two sons; Kris and Jim, and a daughter, Tammy who resides with her husband Rob. Jim and Carolyn have four grandchildren; Kameron, Kaylee, James and Everly.
A note from Jim:
"I have spent my life serving the public since I was 16 years of age when I joined the Loveland Fire Department as a fire cadet. It has been an honor to serve the residents of Hamilton Township as their Fiscal Officer. Words cannot express the appreciation I have for the residents of Hamilton Township in putting their trust in me to oversee their tax funds. I am proud to have had a perfect audit every year since my tenure as your Fiscal Officer."
Hamilton Township is committed to fiscal transparency.
The Township has developed the Financial Transparency Portal to give you, the Hamilton Township stakeholder, a transparent view of how your funds are invested in the delivery of outstanding services that distinguish us as a Signature Township of the region.
The Transparency Portal is designed to bring visibility, openness, and accountability to our operations:
Tips on How To Use the Financial Transparency Portal
• The portal allows you to explore budget and historical finances in a simple graphical user interface. The main view includes a chart or graph, a legend and various controls to view expenses by departments out of various funds.
• You’ll notice the title of the chart or graph you are viewing on top along with the account type selector. You can use the filter to see the data that is of most interest to you.
• To focus on specific data – like a fund, department, expense type, or any combination – look to the left and use the menu on the side panel. These selectors allow you to specify exactly what breakdown you want the graph or table to represent. When you select “Filtered By” the data filter pops up and allows you to turn-on or turn-off selected filters for that category – funds, departments, expense type.
• Keep in mind that some departments or expenses only receive funds from specific funds – if the department or expense is not funded from a particular fund, it will be grayed out.
• There are five different types of visual representations of the data – an area graph, an area graph by percentage, a line graph, a pie chart, and a table. You can change your view at any time by simply selecting the different type of representation. The data will automatically convert. These functions are on the top right.
• You can also download the data into a .csv spreadsheet or a .png image.
• You can share the data, in any view, on a social network or by email.
• Hamilton Township’s main fund is the General Fund which includes all Township’s departments (e.g. Public Safety, Recreation and Parks, Public Works, Community Development, etc.). In accordance with law, other functions of Township government will be reported in separate funds (e.g. Emergency-911 Fund, Sanitation Fund, etc.).
• Some expenditures or revenues do not track year to year. For example, there may be expenditure for a specific item or project in Fiscal Year 2014 that the Township no longer uses. These expenditure categories will only be visible for the years they were used. After that, they will be zeroed out.
View, filter, and analyze revenue, expense, and balance sheet financial data for the township. Analyze financial trends from 2010 to current from a micro to a macro point-of-view Data can also be downloaded for offline analysis.
View, filter, and analyze every expenditure transaction from 2014 to current including such detail as vendor name, transaction amount, transaction date, description, etc. It’s your money; you have a right to know how it’s spent.
The Audited 2018 Financial Statements for Hamilton Township, Warren County, Ohio are ready for the public to review at the Hamilton Township Administration Building, 7780 S SR 48, Maineville, Ohio, 45039. Copies can be reviewed during normal business hours.