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City of Twinsburg: State of the City

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Twinsburg:
State of the City
2014

Special thanks to:

Roger Greene and
The Hilton Garden Inn Staff
&
We can't forget...
Twinsburg City Council
Company Job Growth
New Companies
Businesses Under Construction
Cornerstone Business Park
Demolition complete
Road construction to begin soon
$5.2 million in JRS and CORF grants
Twinsburg Industrial Properties
Committed $14 million for sale
City Demographics
Resident population:
18,795
Households:
7,505
Median home value:
$205,800
Median household income:
$69,662
Residential property tax rate:
59.26 mils
Income tax rate:
2%
Transient visitor tax:
3%
On the Horizon
Metro Parks Serving Summit County Nature Center
Education
44%
have a bachelor or advanced degrees
(Age
25
and older)

12
colleges and universities within 20 miles
Finance
Income Tax Revenue
Finance
General Fund Beginning Balance History
Finance
State/Local Government Assist
Finance Director Karen Howse
Prepared city for decline in revenue from 2.25 percent to 2 percent in November
Finance
2013 General Fund Revenue & Expenditure Recap
Finance
General Fund Actual 2013 Personnel Expenditures
Waste Management Contract
Saves Twinsburg
$415,000
Automated pickup
Savings of
$83,000/year
Serves 6,200 homes
Event sponsor
Tim Edgington
Edward Jones
Investments
Davita Dialysis Center
HCR Manorcare
&
Carolyn Lookabill
Twinsburg Chamber of Commerce 2013 Business Person of the Year
Green Initiative Projects
Lighting retrofits
Energy efficient doors and windows
Hybrid cars
Solar pool heating
$165,000 per year
in energy savings
Energy efficient windows
Lighting retrofits
Waste Water Treatment Plant
In its first full year, the microturbine reduced plant's energy costs by more than
$49,000
Grant Funding
Creekside and State Route 91 Intersection
Improvements cost $812,558
ODOT Safety Funding Grant paid for
$500,000
Re-Leaf Grant
$20,000

from Project Clean Lake
Paid for 200 trees
Helped replace trees infested by Emerald Ash Borer
Grant Funding
2013
Completed
$3.2 million
in capital projects
$2 million
funded through grants
City received 62 cents on every dollar spent on capital projects
GlenEagles Golf Course
50 trees planted from Re-Leaf Grant
Replaced infected Emerald Ash Borer trees already removed
GlenEagles Golf Course
Cart Path Repaving
Comprehensive Plan
Committee recently completed 5th comprehensive plan
Planning Commission to review changes
Suggestions forwarded to City Council
Comprehensive Plan
Community Improvement Corporation
Help facilitate redevelopment of Downtown Twinsburg
Interviewing development partners
Goal to create walkable destination for community activities
Residential, commercial and retail uses
Employee Retirees
Bonnie Kocmit - 19 years
Tammy DePew - 30 years
Dave Smith - 25 years
K-9 Niko - 7 years
Police Department
Police Department
Police Department
Two New Hires
Ken Weinhardt
Nicole Baad
Assistant Chief of Police
Asst. Chief Robert Gonsiewski
Hired in 1990
Promoted to sergeant in 2006
Became lieutenant in 2009
Firearms instructor
Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy Certified
Liason Officer to Homeland Security
Fire Department
Chief Richard Racine Retires
Chief Richard Racine
Retired Jan. 3, 2014
Started as on-call volunteer in 1974
Promoted to executive captain in 1991
Appointed fire chief in 1997
Fire Department
Tim Morgan Hired as 3rd Full-Time Chief
Tim Morgan
Hired as part-time firefighter in 1991
Promoted to lieutenant in 1997
Became captain in 2003
Green Community
Green Initiative
More energy efficient
Get Caught Green Handed
Encourages recycling
Celebrating Twinsburg
Garden Club 50th Anniversary & Blue Star Memorial Marker
Celebrating Twinsburg
Historical Society 50th Anniversary & Barn Quilt
Celebrating Twinsburg
Twinsburg Public Library
20th Anniversary
Celebrating Twinsburg
Blue Canyon Kitchen & Tavern
Celebrating Twinsburg
Twinsburg City Schools
Rated "Excellent"
Twins Days Festival
August 1-3, 2014
Memorial Day Parade
May 26
Relay for Life
June 6 & 7
Rock the Park Concerts
June
Josh Miktarian Golf Outing
July 18
Safety Forces Open House
October
Taste of Twinsburg
June 21
Special Guests
Thank you for attending the 2014 State of the City Address
"How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world."
-Anne Frank
Corbett's Farm Residential Development
Twinsburg Ranked No. 38 in Money Magazine's Best Places to Live
Cleveland Pops Orchestra 'Rocks the Park'
Twinsburg is the 'Summit of Sustainability'
City wins 2013 Summit of Sustainability Award for Public Sector
Renowned orchestra performed patriotic program on July 5. They will play again in July 2014.
The second-highest Ohio city to be ranked in 2013 Best Places to Live: America's Best Small Towns.
State of Ohio Lifeguard Champs!
Aquatics Director Brandon Burns' group beat out 20 teams in the state in responding to emergency situations.
City Officials Keep Promise, Cut Income Tax
After five years, Twinsburg rescinded a .25% income tax increase, keeping an election promise made to voters.
Sorace, Stauffer and Rodin Retain Twinsburg City Council Seats
Finance
2013 Income Tax Collection
Cost of Freedom Memorial
2015
2013 Actual City Income Tax Collected:
*$25.1 Million
Collections increased by 8%
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*City income tax was 88% of the Total General Fund Revenue Source

2014 Estimated Income Tax
$20,000,000


2013 Actual City Income Tax Received
$25,058,791

Projected Loss Without the Quarter % in 2014
$5,058,791
2013 Actual Revenue Collected $28,886,099

2013 Actual Expenditures $23,910,885

2013 Revenue Less Expenditures $4,975,214
*Including prior year encumberances
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The City SPENT 5% LESS of the approved $25 Million General Fund Appropriations
Det. Greg Kopniske
became the second School Resource Officer in the Twinsburg City School District
Seth Rodin
Maureen Stauffer
Gary Sorace
C.E.R.T. & Rapid Response Training
Enviro Commission
Designed and distributed 80 rain barrels to community
Police Department
Craig Bremner Promoted to Sergeant
Matt Pfeiffer
Fill-A-Cruiser/Shop With A Cop
Santa's Special Delivery
Fire Department
Freedom 5K
Community Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T.)
Rapid Response to Active Shooter Training
Fill-A-Cruiser
Shop With a Cop
Joey and Julia
Finance
Operational Expenses
Everett
Finley, Lucy, Harper and Gene
Claire
Special Guests
Stella
September 13
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