Welcome to Richfield Township
Residents of Richfield Township have a new government center located at 3038 Boston Mills Road, Brecksville, Ohio 44141. The Administration Office and Service Department are under one roof. No need to change your "speed dial" since our telephone number remains the same.
A Public Open House will be Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. We hope to see many of you there.
Trustee and Chair Janet Jankura, Trustee and Vice Chair Jeff Shupe and Trustee Bob Luther
All Township Offices [Administration and the Service Department] are located at 3038 Boston Mills Road, Brecksville, Ohio 44141. The Administration Offices are typically staffed from 8:00 a.m.to 4:30 p.m. but due to the limited number of staff (3), there are some rare times when the office is not staffed so please call before stopping by to ensure staff is available. 330.659.4700 Residents may leave a voice mail 24/7 and your message will be forwarded to the appropriate department.
A PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
Energy production facilities and distribution companies are important to the American economy and our everyday lives. Because of the nature of such businesses, and the goods and services they provide, they can be easy targets for terrorism. Our utility companies recognize the importance of safe operations and the awareness of what goes on in and around our com0pany. Even though our facilities are secure and nothing has ever happened, nevertheless, compliance with all rules and regulations regarding safe operation is paramount.
Our utilitiy companies cannot do it alone, so they are asking for your participation in the Neighborhool Watch to help protect these vital parts of America's infrastructure. The message is simple: "If you See Something, Say Something!" Please click here to link on information to help you recognize and report suspicious activity and you are encouraged to share the information with family members, other neighbors and community groups. Increased awareness will increase the likelihood of curtailing acts of terrorism.
NEWS RELEASE FROM SUMMIT COUNTY FISCAL OFFICER KRISTEN SCALISE: The Board of Revision is accepting complaints against the valuation of real estate beginning January 1, 2016. The deadline to file is March 31, 2016. Property owners may obtain a complaint form (DTE 1) by calling 330.643.2631 or by visiting the website at http://fiscaloffice.summitoh.net and choosing the Board of Revisions Complaint llink on their home pate. To read more click here.
The Cleveland MetroParks will be continuing their deer management program this winter to establish and maintain a balanced ecosystem. A portion of Hinckley Reservation is within Richfield Township and deeer reduction is planned for this reservation from 12 Noon to as late as Midnight several days from mid-January through mid-March. The main body of Hinckley Reservation will be closed to the public. For more information, please click here to read the Chief Executive Director's letter or contact Executive Director Brian Zimmerman on 216.635.3295.
ATTENTION RESIDENTS ON THE FOLLOWING STREETS: Boston Mills Road, Berkley Road, Streetsboro Road, Fox Run Drive, Brush Road, Columbia Road, Townsend Road, Briarwood Drive, Brecksville Road
Ohio Edison has contracted with Asplundh Tree Service to conduct tree trimming activities along power lines and towers that will begin after January 1, 2016. Beginning November 10, 2015, Asplundh representative Mr. Clay Long, 330.221.3368, will be checking roadways and properties where Ohio Edison has a power line right-of-way and easement to identify and mark trees or shrubbery for trimming/removal. The power lines and streets affected are listed above.
Mr. Long will have company credentials and will be operating an Asplundh Tree Service truck at all times. His presence along these power lines and streets are legitimate and he possess the authrority to conduct his assessments.
TO CONTACT STAFF VIA ELECTRONIC MAIL:
HOURS OF OPERATION:
Township Administrator: 8:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Administrative Assistant: 8:00 a.m. to Noon
Zoning Inspector: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Service Department: 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Effective March 30, 2015)
RICHFIELD TOWNSHIP ZONING DISTRICTS
RTWP ZONING REGULATIONS (REVISED & UPDATED 11.11.2014)
RTWP COMPREHENSIVE LAND USE PLAN (ADOPTED 12.1.2011)
RTWP BZA: There are no openings.
RTWP ZONING COMMISSION: There are no openings.
JEDD BOARD: There are no openings.
RJRD (RICHFIELD JOINT RECREATION DISTRICT): There are no openings. Anyone interested in following the progress of the Richfield Joint Park District, please click here to be directed to the RJRD Web Page.
Richfield Joint Recreation District Board Members
Ms. Kelly Clark (3-year term expiring 12.31.2016/RJRD Board Appointee), Mr. Bob Becker, (RTWP Appointee, Serving a Vacated 3-year term expiring 12.31.2016), Mr. Ralph McNerney (Village Appointee, 3-year term expiring 12.31.2016), Mr. Dominic Cugini (RTWP Appointee, 3-year term expiring December 31, 2018), Mr. William Taylor (3-year term expiring 12.31.2018), Mr. Pat Norris (3-year term expiring 12.31.2017) and Mr. Rich Fleming (RTWP Appointee, 3-year term expiring 12.31.2017).
2016 Officers: The 2016 Officers will be determined at a Special Meeting on Janurary 25, 2016. Mrs. Debbie Bluso Rogers, Administrator
WASTE AND RECYCLING: WASTE AND RECYCLE PICKUP WILL NOT BE DELAYED DUE TO THE OBSERVANCE OF MARTIN LUTHER KING'S DAY.
FOR MORE INFORMATION REGARDING TRASH AND THE NEW RECYCLING PROGRAM "SIMPLE RECYCLING", EITHER GO TO Waste and Recycle Removal OR go directly to the section on the website under the tab entitled, "Departments." When cleaning, please remember to recycle your textiles.
EXTRA GREEN SIMPLE RECYCLING BAGS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE ADMINISTRATION OFFICE.
SERVICE DEPARTMENT AND OTHER PUBLIC SERVICE:
DID YOU KNOW? The Township provides green, reflective address markers at no charge for safety and emergency situations. If you need a marker please click here for more information.
Click HERE for animal control information. Click HERE for wild animal control information.
TOWNSHIP HUNTING INFORMATION: Hunting in the Township is permitted with certain conditions. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Summit County Ordinances and the Ohio Administrative Code provide the rules and regulations.
TOWNSHIP FIREARM DISCHARGING : Click here to go to the Police Department section of the website for Firearm and Hunting information and applicable links to these agencies for the latest and up to date information.
To prepare for an emergency the following link is the basic plan of the Summit County Emergency Plan dated October 2012. For the entire plan, click on this link: https://co.summitoh.net/index.php/emergency-operations-plan
Please click here for the Weekly Traffic Update.
State Route I-271 northbound and southbound will have various lane restrictions between Broadview Road and the Ohio Turnpike. This work is part of a $46.4 million project to reconstruct the pavement along I-271 from Broadview Road to the Ohio Turnpike. The entire project is scheduled to be completed by late July, 2017.
MOTORISTS need to be aware of various routes in Summit County that are impacted by different road projects in process.
PLEASE ADD ADDITIONAL TIME TO YOUR DAILY COMMUTE AND SLOW DOWN AND BE AWARE OF THE ROAD WORKERS.
The Website is updated as frequently as possible with the latest information. But for those infrequent times when there is either technical issues or a delay, please call the Administration Office.
Trustee Regular and BZA meetings are recorded with the exception of Excecutive Session. This medium was determined by the Board of Trustees per Chapter Two of the The Ohio Open Meetings Act and anyone can obtain an audio copy of the minutes by calling the Administration Office. Please note that "As per this disclaimer, these are NOT the OFFICIAL minutes. Approved and signed minutes along with items entered into the record are retained in the "RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS" book. They are available for public viewing.
BOARD OF TRUSTEE MEETINGS
There are two (2) Regular Trustee Meetings per month; First Thursday at 10 a.m. and Third Thursday at 6:30 p.m. held at the Administration Offices & Service Department Building located at 3038 Boston Mills Road, Brecksville, Ohio 44141. For more information regarding a meeting, please call the Administration Office.
THE NEXT REGULAR TRUSTEES MEETING: THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4 @ 10 A.M.
LATEST TRUSTEE AGENDAS AND MINUTES:
December 17, 2015: SPECIAL & REGULAR MEETING WITH ORGANIZATIONAL. MINUTES.
January 7, 2016: AGENDA. MINUTES.
January 21, 2016: AGENDA. MINUTES.
February 4, 2016: AGENDA. MINUTES.
Trustee Resolutions: ALL RESOLUTIONS TO DATE (2014 & 2015)
Learn More About the Board of Trustees.
FISCAL REPORTS (Per ORC the Fiscal Officer is only required to provide four reports per calendar year)
January 26, 2015 (Reflects 2014 Fourth Quarter)
April 16, 2015 (Reflects 2015 First Quarter)
July 16, 2015 (Reflects 2015 Second Quarter)
October 15, 2015 (Reflects 2015 Third Quarter)
January, 2016 (Reflects 2015 Fourth Quarter)
ZONING: To view the Current Zoning Report, CLICK HERE.
Zoning Commission meets the second Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Linked below are the latest agendas and minutes available. To Learn More About the ZC
2016 ZC MEETING AGENDAS & MINUTES
January 14, 2016: AGENDA. MINUTES.
BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS
The Board of Zoning Appeals meets the third MONDAY of the month at 6:30 p.m. Linked below are the latest agendas and minutes available.
2016 BZA MEETING AGENDAS & MINUTES
January 18, 2016: AGENDA. MINUTES.
February 9, 2016 Special: AGENDA. MINUTES.
February 15, 2016: AGENDA. MINUTES.
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