Richfield Township Corner
by Janet Jankura
Now that spring is around the corner, we will begin to see Richfield Township road repairs and repaving. The staff and trustees prioritized the projects and decided to resurface a large portion of Glencairn Forest development streets in 2023. The cost for material and labor will be less now, as prices continue to increase. The township road program will not exceed $700,000, with up to $600,000 coming from the road and bridge fund, motor vehicle license, gasoline and permissive motor vehicle tax funds and $100,000 from the American Rescue Act fund. We will also seek improvement grants and no-cost financing.
Trustees also voted to place a renewal of the waste-hauling levy at the current rate of 1.1 mills on the May 2023 ballot. Providing trash and recycling removal is a valuable service to our residents. I am hopeful that folks will support continuing it in the upcoming election on May 2.
We are in the process of updating our logo and website. While working with the professional providers, it made me think about how to succinctly depict the township’s identity and brand. We want the logo to reflect a natural image indigenous to our area. We do not have a short tagline and are considering what might best convey our essence. We are open to suggestions. Residents may submit them to email@example.com. The team is hiring a photography firm to take pictures portraying representative scenes in our community. Later will come designing the content and interactive features, which will make the website more user friendly. On a sad note, I want to pay tribute to Mark Totten, former Richfield Township Zoning Commission chair and Board of Zoning Appeals member, who passed away in February. The township appreciates Mark’s work and extends our deepest condolences to his loved ones. ∞