The Village Hall is the meeting location for Council, Planning Commission, Architectural Board of Review and Zoning Board of Appeals meetings. Please check the Village calendar for meeting dates and times.
The Fiscal Officer carries responsibilities of both Clerk of Council and Treasurer for the village. If you have any questions concerning Village finances or would like to inquire about an upcoming Village Council Meeting, please contact:
Village Income Taxes
Anyone over the age of 18 residing or working in South Russell Village is subject to a 1.25% tax on earned income. A South Russell resident who pays local taxes to another municipality is not exempt from paying taxes to South Russell, but will receive a credit for a portion of taxes paid.
South Russelll’s income tax is administered by the Central Collection Agency (CCA). All South Russell residents who have earned income must file a Municipal Income Tax Return with CCA, independent of whether or not a balance is due. The filing deadline for CCA returns is April 15th.
CCA tax forms and instructions are available at the Village Hall. They can also be downloaded from CCA’s website. If you have any questions regarding Municipal income taxes please contact:
Central Collection Agency
Or, please contact South Russell Village at (440) 338-6700.
South Russell Village Hall
The Village Hall located at 5205 Chillicothe Road in South Russell.
Hours: Monday through Friday / 8 am to 4 pm
Danielle Romanowski was appointed Fiscal Officer/Tax Administrator for the Village in 2007 and was selected as Employee of the Year. She is a member of the Association of Public Treasurers of the United States and Canada (APT US&C) and earned her Certified Public Funds Administrator (CPFA) designation in 2012, the Certified Public Funds Investment Manager (CPFIM) in 2012 and continues to maintain her Certified Public Investment Manager (CPIM) through the State of Ohio annually. She is also an active member in the Municipal Finance Officers Association of Ohio (MFOA), and the Ohio Association of Public Treasurers (OAPT).
On the clerical aspects of her job, Danielle is a member of International Institute of Municipal Clerks Association (IIMC) and earned her Certified Municipal Clerk (CMC) designation in 2010 and her Master Municipal Clerk (MMC) designation in 2018. She is a member of the Ohio Municipal Clerks Association (OMCA), Past President of the Western Reserve Municipal Clerks Association (WRMCA), was Treasurer of the Northeast Ohio Municipal Clerks Association (NEOMCA) from 2009 until 2016 at which time she was elected to serve as President. She currently remains in that position.
Danielle has her Associate’s Degree in Accounting and is a recent graduate of Cleveland State University’s Leadership Academy XXIV. She is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting.
Danielle and her husband Tom live in Auburn Township and have three adult children.
Public Records Policy
It is the policy of South Russell Village that openness leads to a better informed citizenry, which leads to better government and better public policy. It is the policy of South Russell Village to strictly adhere to the state’s Public Records Act. All exemptions to openness are to be construed in their narrowest sense and any denial of public records in response to a valid request must be accompanied by an explanation, including legal authority, as outlined in the Ohio Revised Code. If the request is in writing, the explanation must also be in writing.
- For the purposes of this Policy, the Terms “public records” shall have the meaning set forth in the Ohio Revised Code Chapter 149.
- Although no specific language is required to make a request, the requester must at least identify the records requested with sufficient clarity to allow the public office to identify, retrieve, and review the records. If it is not clear what records are being sought, the records custodian must contact the requester for clarification, and should assist the requestor in revising the request by informing the requestor of the manner in which the office keeps its records.
- Public records are to be available for inspection during regular business hours, with the exception of published holidays. Public records must be made available for inspection promptly. Copies of public records must be made available within a reasonable period of time. “Prompt” and “reasonable” take into account the volume of records requested; the proximity of the location where the records are stored; and the necessity for any legal review of the records requested.
- Those seeking public records will be charged only the actual cost of making copies. There is no charge for documents e-mailed. The charge for paper copies over 25 pages is 10 cents per page. The charge for downloaded computer files to a compact disc is $1 per disc.
- With any public records request, the Village of South Russell reserves the right to consult with legal counsel prior to the release of such public records. To view the entire Public Records Policy and/or Records Retention Schedule, please see the Fiscal Officer at South Russell Village Hall.