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Village Overview

Service Department The Sheffield Village Service Department consists of 9

full-time employees shared by all departments.

Service: In the summer, Village crews maintain all the road right-of-ways, signs and traffic signals. Berms are mowed and trees and shrubs encroaching on the roadways are trimmed. Roads are patched or paved, striping is painted, and neighborhood streets are repaired. During the winter, the Village plows State Highways 611, 254, and 301 under contract for ODOT. All Service Department employees are required to have a valid CDL license. Water: The Water Department services and maintains distribution pipelines for close to 5,200 accounts, 2,020 of those being residential services. Water hydrants are flushed, exercised and lubricated to preserve their ability to perform as needed. The occasional leak or break is repaired by the Water Department. Meters are read quarterly. This department has 5 employees with Water Distribution licenses and 1 with a Backflow Inspection license. Sanitary Sewer: The Sanitary Department serves as the caretaker of the sanitary sewer pipes, collection devices and lift stations owned and operated by Sheffield Village. This department has 4 licensed Water Collection employees. Parks: The Parks Department takes care of James Day

Park including its 45 acres with 2 softball fields, a football/ soccer field and 2 pavilions. Restrooms are serviced daily and trash and litter are collected as necessary. In addition, the Service Department also maintains Garfield Cemetery along with Pioneer Cemetery. As an additional service to residents, branches are chipped on a regular basis from May to November weather and schedules permitting. Stormwater: From open ditches to culverts and retention ponds owned by the Village, the Stormwater Department cleans and maintains these areas. Road drains and outfalls are monitored and cleaned/repaired as necessary. These departments are managed by the Village Administrator, who is also responsible for managing all public facilities, floodplain management, stormwater administration, water distribution and collection and park facilities. The Service Department exhibits the “pride of ownership� with most of its employees residing in Sheffield Village. The Sheffield Village Service Department strives to be just that, a service department dedicated to the needs and responsibilities of the owners of our Ken Kaczay, Village, our residents. Village Administrator

Police Department The Sheffield Village Police Department

has evolved from a part-time department that now employs 14 full-time police officers, 4 parttime police officers, 4 full-time dispatchers and 6 part-time dispatchers. Our staff is very diversified and, in addition to patrol officers, includes a school resource officer, detective bureau, and an officer that specializes in computer technology. We provide an officer that works with the United States Marshall Service on the Lorain County Violent Fugitive Task Force and we have a trained hostage negotiator that is a member of the Lorain County S.W.A.T. team. We strive to maintain state-of-the-art equipment and training. Every member of the Department takes pride in providing the


Sheffield Village Magazine & Community Guide | 2017-2018

residents, businesses, citizens and visitors of Sheffield Village with the most expedient, professional and courteous service possible.

Larry Bliss, Police Chief

Sheffield Village 2017-18  
Sheffield Village 2017-18