Past Achievements

PLANNING
I initiated an update of the Village's Comprehensive Land Use Plan and has encouraged the Park Board to develop a comprehensive plan for recreational programs and facilities. I have also encouraged more collaboration between the Village Council, the Planning Commission and the Park Board.

GATHERING RESOURCES
I obtained two significant competitive grants (for $550,000) for the Village from the Clean Ohio Fund to preserve 67 acres of undeveloped land, the Eastwood and Carter properties.
I also negotiated the purchase of 4 other properties as part of the Village's overall plan to expand parks, recreation, open space and Village facilities:
o Pedigo property (33 acres to expand the Village complex to the south),
o Starkey property (4 acres to expand the County Library property to the east),
o Johnson property (4 acres to expand Richfield Woods Park to the south), and
o Dizmo property (4 acres to expand the Village complex to the east).

FISCAL MANAGEMENT
I negotiated the first collective bargaining agreements with police and fire departments.
I instituted a thorough budgetary analysis, which he adjusts and improves each year.

PLANNING AND BUILDING INFRASTRUCTURE
I oversaw three large projects: the reconstruction of Brecksville Road, the renovation of the Town Hall and the extension of a water line to serve the Village Complex.

DEVELOPING HIGH QUALITY TAX BASE
I have worked actively to attract high-quality office and business development for areas like the CF property and the south side of Wheatley Road.
I submitted two applications for Job Ready Sites Grants from the State (one of which outranked all other grants submitted in Summit County).

RESPECTED LEADER
I believe I have earned the respect of other municipal leaders and county officials. I serve on the executive committee of the Summit County Mayor's Association and the Cuyahoga Valley Regional Council of Governments.



CONTACT MIKE:
Michael Lyons, 3300 Broadview Rd., Richfield, OH
Cell: 330-310-5926
Home: 330-659-3296
Email: lyonslaw@windstream.net

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