Twinsburg -- Touching on topics ranging from new jobs created in the city to school sports team successes, Mayor Katherine Procop walked through the current affairs of Twinsburg Feb. 14 during her 2013 State of the City Address.
Hosted by the Twinsburg Chamber of Commerce at the Hilton Garden Inn at 8971 Wilcox Dr., the address was sponsored by the Edward Jones investment firm and highlighted the high and low points the city experienced in the past year, from the more than $5 million in grant money received to assist with cleanup of the former Chrysler Stamping Plant site (now Cornerstone Business Park) to the white-nose fungus that is threatening the bat population in Liberty Park.
The speech was supplemented by a slide show displaying photographs, charts and diagrams of the city's operations and assets.
Procop explained the city's finances, pointing out that the current 2.25 percent income tax produced $23.1 million in 2012, providing 86 percent of the city's general fund. She added that without the quarter-percent increase passed in 2009, the 2012 collections would have totaled about $19.9 million.
Congratulating city officials and organizations on their previous year's accomplishments, Procop reviewed all the elements of Twinsburg's identity that make it unique.
"Great people and great organizations add to a great city," Procop said.
For much more on the 2013 State of the City Address, see the Feb. 21 Twinsburg Bulletin.