I hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful summer and staying healthy.
In the past few years, the township has spent roughly $2.2 million annually from its five main funds: general, road and bridge, garbage disposal, police, and fire. We began 2022 with a cash balance across all funds of just over $2 million. This is a healthy amount, and more than $800,000 higher than it was in January 2020, due primarily to COVID money, a large one-time zoning fee, and funds from the American Rescue Plan. Rising inflation is affecting all of us, including Richfield Township. We recently conducted open bids for new garbage disposal and employee medical insurance contracts and the lowest bids show increases easily in the double-digits. The township’s expenses are increasing, but our cash cushion and thoughtful expense control will enable us to manage them.
Please plan to attend Richfield Community Day, our 50th annual, on August 14 at Richfield Woods Park. There will be many activities for all, plenty of food, and excellent fireworks to cap off the day.
Please vote on August 2, 2022
August 2 is a Primary Election in Ohio so please remember to exercise your right to vote.
To the Bath-Richfield Kiwanis Club for hosting our community’s pancake breakfast on Memorial Day weekend.
To the Richfield Chamber of Commerce for all they do to improve our community and for hosting my “State of the Township” talk to them on June 1.
Please feel free to contact me at my email address firstname.lastname@example.org. I also have office hours at the Township Administration Building on the last Friday of each month between 9 and 11 a.m. ∞