Northfield Village’s first quarter 2023 budget set at $3.5M

NORTHFIELD – A resolution proposing temporary appropriations for the first quarter of 2023 was passed at the November 9 village council meeting. The figures are $1.95 million in the general fund and $3.5 million in all funds.

Appropriations cover planned expenditures up to March 31, 2023. Council must adopt standing appropriations for the remainder of 2023 by that date.

The amounts include $500,000 in transfers and advances to the general fund and $237,000 for capital improvements.

The breakdown of capital improvements is as follows: $150,000, police department; $25,000, after-sales service; $5,000, Mayor’s Office; $30,000, land and buildings; $1,000 each, finance and engineering departments; $15,000 fire tax; and $10,000, sewer fund.

First quarter general fund expenditures are expected to be as follows: Police Department, $657,000; after-sales service, $345,000; general government, $100,000; land and buildings, $80,000; dues, $50,000.

Department of Finance and Engineer, $48,500 each; legal department, $35,000; mayor’s office, $31,500; county health, $12,000; Council and cemetery, $11,000 each; county auditor’s deductions, $10,000; street lighting, $6,000; and traffic signs, signals and markings, $5,000.

Figures for other funds include the following: Northfield Park TIF, $650,000; fire royalty fund, $505,000; street construction and maintenance, $150,000; sewer fund, $120,000; police pension, $69,000; benefits earned, $25,000; national highway and permissive tax, $10,000 each; capital projects for road improvements, $9,000; and One One Opioid Settlement Fund, $1,000.

OTHER BUSINESS

Mayor Jennifer Domzalski’s appointments of three part-time firefighters/paramedics have been confirmed by Council. The three are Ashley Allen, James Armstrong and Derek Fuhrmann.

Appointments are conditional on completing and passing the pre-employment physical and drug examination required of new village employees, and involve a one-year probationary period.

The council also passed a resolution directing the Summit County tax agent to advance to the village the money to which it is entitled from the proceeds of the 2022 tax levies. Ohio’s revised code provides that money from the county treasury may be withdrawn by a municipality upon proper application.

The village council will not meet on the fourth Wednesday of November 23 due to Thanksgiving week. The next session will take place on December 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the town hall.

The mayor recently reported that the village received five trees from Davey Tree Expert Co. and the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Tree for Three program. He will get credit for planting the trees from the Summit Soil & Water Conservation District.

During this time, the leaves are collected in the village until November 23. Residents who still have leaves after the end of the collection must put them in a bag for garbage collection. Bags must not weigh more than 40 pounds.

Residents should periodically check the bulletin board in front of City Hall for updates on leaf pickup or call customer service at 330-468-4363.

Village officials are encouraging residents to give back and help a local child in need of some holiday cheer by participating in the Giving Tree program.

Donors can choose an ornament from the tree, complete a sign-up sheet available at 199 Ledge Road (the service center) and return their items by December 9 in a bag with the ornament attached. Items will be placed under the tree.

Families seeking assistance were required to complete their wish list forms by November 10. They can pick up their donated items the week of December 12. All recipients are anonymous and must be residents of the village.

Questions about the Giving Tree program should be directed to 330-468-4360 weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., which are office hours at 199 Ledge Road.

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