Mayor’s Column

Spring is here and so is tax time. As a reminder, individual municipal income tax filings are due Tuesday, April 18. Also due on April 18 are estimated income taxes and/or an extension to file late.

I have an update on our 100,000 meals to help end world hunger. We have raised enough money to make 120,000 meals on April 15. The use of 60, 8-foot tables has been donated. Lunches and funds for 10, 4’ x 8’ banners have been donated.

We have confirmed 240 participants so far. We are looking for 300 volunteers, so please consider coming out from 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. to help prepare the meals. Go to the village website,, to sign up or for more information.

Community Project Pride Day and Arbor Day is Saturday, April 22. Take pride in Richfield, adopt a street or neighborhood and pitch in to help clean up the roadways. Paper shredding, recycling of electronics and old clothing will be available from 9 a.m. to noon behind Village Hall. Once again, we are giving out tree saplings (various varieties) at the Village Hall pavilion. Safe drug disposal will be available, allowing residents to turn in unused or expired medications to the police department.

Through March 15, 2023, we collected $6,267,049 of the $35,805,590 budgeted for all funds revenue, or 17.5% of the budget. On the expenditure side, the village expended $6,407,160 overall through March 15, 2023, or 14.5% of the $44,159,235 budgeted for expenditures. At mid-March the expected rate of approximately 20.8% of the budget should be expended. Looking only at the general fund, 18.8% of the revenues have been collected, and 19.0% of the budget was expended.

If you have questions, concerns or comments, please contact me or my executive assistant at 330-659-9201, ext. 234, or email me at  ∞