Welcome to Richfield Township
EFFECTIVE MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2014
THE TOWNSHIP WILL BE CLOSED ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2014 IN OBSERVANCE OF THE LABOR DAY HOLIDAY. ALL TRASH COLLECTION DAYS WILL BE DELAYED DUE TO THE HOLIDAY.
NEW HOURS OF OPERATION FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OFFICE
ZONING INSPECTOR: 8:00 A.M. TO 4:00 P.M.
TOWNSHIP ADMINISTRATOR: 8:30 A.M. TO 4:30 P.M.
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE PLEASE USE THE ADMINISTRATION OFFICE PHONE NUMBER 330.65.4700 FOR ALL SERVICE DEPARTMENT ISSUES DUE TO THE AUGUST 19, 2014 CATASTROPHIC FIRE AT THE SERVICE DEPARTMENT.
THE TOWNSHIP APPRECIATES YOUR SUPPORT AND PATIENCE AS EMERGENCY & CONTIGENCY PLANS ARE IMPLEMENTED TO CONTINUE SERVICE TO YOU.
The Township Administrative Office is typically staffed from 8:00 a.m.to 4:30 p.m. Residents may leave a voice mail 24/7. Due to the limited number of staff (3), there are some rare times when the office is not staffed. Please call before stopping by to ensure that there is someone in the office.
Every effort is made to update the Website 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.
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
The Richfield Fire Department will be conducting Fire Training at 2550 columbia Road on August 27, 2014 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. A small barn will be burned on that property. The same training will be repeated on September 27, 2014 from 6:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Several neighboring Fire Departments will be part of the training so you will see various fire and emergency apparatus on the roadways. Residents in the area will be receiving a courtesy letter from the Fire Department on the matter. Questions may be directe to Assistant Chief Phil McLean on telephone number 330.659.9400.
BOARD POSITIONS: The Township is accepting applications for full-member positions and alternate-member positions on the Board of Zoning Appeals. Full-members serve a five (5) year terms and the Alternate positions serve a one (1) year term. The Board members must reside in Richfield Township.
JEDD POSITIONS: Positions are also available on the Joint Economic Development Board (JEDD). The JEDD Board meets once or twice a year. The next Regular Meeting is August 27, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at the Village of Richfield Mayor's Conference Room. A Special Meeting will be held on May 21, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at the same location.
Interested parties should forward a letter of interest and/or résumé or hand deliver the information to: Richfield Township Board of Trustees, P. O. Box 191, 4410 West Streetsboro Road, Richfield, Ohio 44286.
Anyone interested in following the progress of the Richfield Joint Park District, please click here to be directed to their temporary web page found through the Village of Richfield's Website.
Richfield Joint Recreation District Board Members
Ms. Kelly Clark (3-year term), Mr. Bob Lucas, (3-year term), Mr. Ralph McNerney (3-year term), Mr. Floyd Ostrowski (2-year term), Mr. William Taylor (2-year term), Mr. Pat Norris (1-year term) and Ms. Donna Skoda (1-year term).
Officers: Mr. Floyd Ostrowski, Chairperson, Mr. Ralph McNerney, Vice Chairperson, Mr. Pat Norris, Treasurer and Mr. William Taylor, Secretary and Mr. William Hanna, Board Legal Counsel
Communication (Including Education), Ms. Kelly Clark Chairperson, Volunteer Resources, Ms. Donna Skoda Chairperson, Facilities & Programming (Including Recreation & Amenities), Mr. Bob Lucas Chairperson, Finance & Budget, Mr. Pat Norris Chairperson
06.26.2014: ODOT has informed us that the northbound on and off ramps to State 303 from I-271 will be CLOSED beginning Monday, July 7, 2014 for approximately 30 days. Detour signs will be posted.
PROJECT BRECKSVILLE ROAD:
The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) Brecksville Road construction project will BEGIN ON MONDAY, JUNE 16, 2014 UNTIL AUGUST 31, 2014.
The section of road north of the turnpike bridge will be milled down and several areas will be complete full depth repairs. This requires complete removal of the asphalt road and base materials. The road will then be built back up to road profile from the base to the top. Once the full depth repairs are completed there will be a top coat of asphalt placed on the entire area.
Residents and motorists should note that the traffic in both directions will be maintained at all times. There will be lane shifting and single lanes will occur while construction takes place. We recognize that this will add traffic flow congestion throughout the community this summer but we are pleased that ODOT is completing the much needed road repairs.
PLEASE ADD ADDITIONAL TIME TO YOUR DAILY COMMUTE AND SLOW DOWN AND BE AWARE OF THE ROAD WORKERS.
PROJECT INTERSTATE 271 (TWO LOCATIONS):
Interstate 271 in the Village of Richfield and Richfield Township will be restricted to one lane in each direction for bridge work beginning Monday, March 10 until futher notice. The anticipated work completion date is July, 2017. This work is part of a $46.4 million project to reconstruct the pavement along I-271 from Broadview Road to the Ohio Turnpike.
PLEASE drive with care through this section: slow down and be aware of the workers and slower traffic.
BEGINNING MAY 5, 2014 UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Interstate 271 in Village of Richfield and Richfield Township: At approximately 6 p.m. Motorists traveling northboud between I-77 and the Ohio Turnpike should be aware of a bi-directional traffic pattern. Although two lanes of traffic are maintained in each direction on I-271, northbound traffic is split, with one lane of northbound.
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE the following traffic restrictions are in place:
The Brecksvill Road bridge over I-271 is reduced to one lane of traffic maintained by a traffic signal through early June for bridge rehabilitation.
SR-303 over I-271 is restricted to one lane in each direction for bridge work through early December.
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
While enjoying the parks and recreation areas, please note that a large number of ticks have been observed. To educate you on ticks, tick borne diseases and Lyme disease, please click on the following fact sheets from the Ohio Department of Health and the Ohio State University Entomology Fact Sheet.
Ticks and Tick Borne Diseases. Lyme Disease.
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."
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.
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.