Township Corner

I hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful fall and staying healthy.


Summit County hosted a meeting on Sept. 26 to discuss their plans to build a 100-plus-mile broadband ring to improve the county’s internet service. It’s early in the process, but the county plans to spend a large sum of money to connect all communities to a new data center in Fairlawn.

Our property zoning records are in paper form and there is no backup. It’s important to have backup records and digitizing them would allow us to share requested documents far more efficiently. We received one quote of about $22,000 and are seeking a few others. It seems likely that we will use some of our American Rescue Plan dollars for this important project.

We received a cost estimate of over $150,000 from the Summit County Engineer’s office to fix stormwater drainage problems on Stubbins, Hecker and Farnham roads. We requested, and are hoping, that the county can pay for this project with ARPA funds they allocated to stormwater projects.

A public hearing is set for Nov. 3 for definitional changes to our zoning code. Our zoning commission drafted them and Summit County Planning Commission approved them. Thanks to our zoning commission and our zoning inspector, Patricia Ryan.

Thank you

Thank you and best wishes to Officer Robert Gaydosh who recently retired from the Richfield Police Department after 22 years of outstanding service.

Thanks to the many volunteers, led by Ken and Judy Bowman, for restoring the historic Oviatt house. I was pleased to visit the property on Sept. 24. Great work on a fascinating home.

Contacting me

Please contact me at my email address, or visit me at the township office on the last Friday of each month between 9 and 11 a.m. ∞