Township Corner by Trustee Don Laubacher

I hope everyone can enjoy the crisp weather and beautiful colors of Fall.

I am a fan of township government because of its efficiency and accountability; efficiency that allows us to provide essential services at a fraction of the cost of similar-sized municipalities, and our reliance on property tax levies makes every expenditure accountable to our residents. The end of each September brings large payments for our police and fire contracts and the summer’s road projects. Nevertheless, even after these payments, our total fund balances remain healthy and are almost as high as they were on Jan. 1, 2023. Factors contributing to this are sound fiscal management, income from our STAR account, and revenue from our Joint Economic Development District. Our JEDD still has three commercial parcels for sale. We hope for fresh interest in them once Allega Way, the new exit to Brecksville Road, is opened.

Our revamped website has annual reports and other financial information in the Fiscal Officer tab. The email notification tab also allows everyone to receive alerts for township news, trustee meeting agendas and minutes, and more.

Thank you:

To Michael Bandsuh for joining our Board of Zoning Appeals.

To Pat Ryan, our zoning inspector who will retire later this year, for being a fantastic colleague and zoning resource.

Contacting me

Please get in touch with 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. ∞