Mayor Ted Yates

Our warm weather continues into this first week of fall, but cooler weather is just around the corner.  The fall season is always filled with exciting events in and around Twinsburg.  Locally, the Fire Station is hosting its annual open house on October 12th, the Chamber’s yearly clambake is on October 6th, and the high school is kicking off its Homecoming weekend with a parade on September 29th at 6 p.m.  

The City’s income tax revenue continues to maintain a 9.7% increase over 2015.  Cornerstone has added National DCP (Dunkin Donuts distribution center) to its industrial park.  NDCP has invested 11 million in the site and will bring 50 jobs to Twinsburg.  2016 has been a productive year for economic development for Twinsburg and the additional jobs will allow the City to slowly recover from the loss of income following the repeal of the 1/4 % tax increase.
I have been working with my Department Heads to finalize the preliminary budget for 2017.  The current proposed budget reflects a 1% decrease in our General Fund and an overall 6% reduction from 2016’s budget.  This preliminary budget will now work its way through our Capital Improvement Board and City Council for their review.  
This City has completed its road project with the resurfacing of 26 streets throughout our residential neighborhoods.  Recently, there was a Public Works meeting that focused on next year’s road program and projects.  Sections of Ravenna Road will be resurfaced in 2017 along with approximately 12 residential streets.  Once the final list is approved it will be published on the City’s website. 

To conclude, I want to commend our Safety Forces, CERT team and many other City personnel who were called in and assisted with the unfortunate murder/suicide event that occurred on the evening of September 4th.  The professional manner in which our Police and Fire department responded to this incident demonstrates how fortunate we are to have such a safeguarded community.  

Please contact my office should you have any questions about events or projects happening in the City. 


Mayor Ted Yates