Mayor’s Message Board

Mayor’s Message Board

Posted on: February 15th, 2016 by middlefield-admin No Comments

Our village officials realized a few years ago the importance of an updated and useful website to better communicate and serve our residents. We want it to be a tool yielding transparency and a source of instant and current information. Over the past few years, we put a lot of energy into developing the site and every year we strive to improve, making it more user-friendly and informative. I urge each of you to visit  www.middlefieldohio.com to stay informed of events and changes that affect you as residents. In addition to viewing the site, we would welcome any suggestions you feel would add value and improvement.

We have been able to patch a few roads, specifically Pierce and Button, which will soon be heavily traveled (who can believe) as the 2018-19 school year will be beginning. We have many more streets that also need attention. We were able to receive a grant and low interest loan to completely redo South Springdale which is the preferred way to fund the streets in disrepair. We realize our 70-year-old infrastructure needs revamping. We’ve identified $10,000,000 in infrastructure projects that if funds were available could and should be done to properly maintain our village. Council realizes their responsibility to ensure the successful future of our Village and will be requesting additional funding on the November ballot. I admire them for understanding the need and not taking the easy path of ‘kicking the can down the road.’ We welcome your input and are always available to answer any questions you have regarding this request in November.

I am so impressed with the number of people using the new paved bike path. I see walkers, runners, bikers, nature lovers, and all people are exceptionally friendly and always in cheerful moods. I feel blessed to live in an area where I can jump on my bike, without loading it on a bike rack, and ride to numerous facilities that have water, exercise amenities and shelters. I urge each of you to enjoy the outdoors, traverse through covered bridges, enjoy nature and exercise and come back to Middlefield to be refueled at one of our many quality establishments.

It has been a terrific summer and I look forward to a successful last half of the year. We are seeing lots of activity and improvement which we find exciting and will be working to maintain the momentum.

Thank you for your support and participation in our Village. Be informed, be involved, shop Middlefield, visit
www.middlefieldohio.com.