The Suffield Township Board of Trustees met before nine people on Tuesday January 12th.  The evening meeting featured the fire chief's monthly and yearly reports.   Chief Rasnick said that December' calls for service totaled 86, which was higher than usual.  The calls for service in the year 2020 set a record for calls, with the Fire Department responding to 862 calls.  EMS response calls weighed in at 71% of the total.  Rasnick said that the Fire Department has purchased a UVC light, which will help to eliminate germs and viruses from their ambulances.  New phones were discussed and the trustees decided to switch from AT&T to Spectrum.  The subject of getting internet service to the Road Department also merited some talk, and ultimately, it was decided that a "hard wire" connection would be made from the Historical Society Museum to the Road Department office.  Chief Rasnick also asked the trustees for permission to look into getting a new chassis for a 27-year-old truck.  The stainless steel body is still very serviceable and does not need to be replaced, but the cab and the under chassis does.  Lori Calcei, fiscal officer, said the township has money set aside for this sort of matter.  To re-chassis the fire truck will be in the $250,000 range.

Jeff Eldreth motioned for the trustees to accept and set aside the money ($1,500) that NOPEC is willing to grant us for 2021.  This money is to be used for community events.  Some discussion was had on signs that are in the township right-of-way, specifically those nailed to utility poles.  

The trustees next meet on Tuesday January 26th at 7:00 AM for a regular meeting.  Later that same day the trustees will hold the postponed Zoning Resolution Change hearing at 7:00 PM.  The only change to be considered pertains to "temporary permits" for things such as food trucks, etc.  The Zoning Commission will meet on Wednesday January 13th at 7:00 PM.  They hold their own re-organizational meeting, immediately followed by their regular monthly meeting.  No Board of Zoning Appeals hearings have been set.  As usual, all meetings are open to the public and are subject to social distancing.  All meetings listed are in the Suffield Community Room at 1256 Waterloo Road. 

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Fire Department To Hold Open House

The Suffield Township Fire Department will hold its annual Open House on Sunday October 10th from 11:00 AM until 3:00 PM.  Refreshments will be served and all are welcome.  Come out and meet your neighbors and members of your local Fire Department.

 

Field Is Blasted 48-0 At Cloverleaf, Mogadore Welcomes St. Thomas Aquinas To The Portage County League, Whipping the Knights 41-7

In week number five,the four high schools that have some of their district in Suffield finally played all their games without succumbing to the Covid-19 game stopper.  Mogadore (4-1) hosted the St. Thomas Aquinas Knights (0-5) of Louisville and beat them 41-7.  It was the Knights first game in the newly formed league.  Field (0-4) went to Lodi to play the Cloverleaf Colts (2-2) and was blasted 48-0.  Springfield (1-3) lost 50-8 at Coventry (1-4) and the Hartville Lake Blue Streaks (4-0) kept the once powerful Louisville Leopards (0-5) winless by beating them 38-7. 

Next week on Friday September 24th, Springfield (1-3) hosts your Field Falcons (0-4) in what may be the Falcons best chance for a win this season.  Mogadore (4-1) travels to Warren John F. Kennedy (3-1), and in a battle of undefeateds, the Jackson Polar Bears (5-0) come to play Hartville Lake (4-0) in a Federal League game that will figure big in league standings.  

Historical Society Looking For Old Field High Yearbooks

The Suffield Township Historical Society is hoping to complete their collection of old Field High School, and old countywide yearbooks.  These were originally known as "Speedometers".  Needed are books from the following years: 1916, 1917, 1918, 1923, 1924, 1935, 1945, 1946, 1949, 1953, 1958, 1962, 1963, 1964 and 1965.  Call or e-mail Elizabeth Vence at 330-354-3625 or "suffieldtwphistory@gmail.com" to donate old books or to learn more.

 

Crafts Bazaar Slated For Saturday November 20th

The annual Crafts Bazaar at the Suffield United Church of Christ is set for Saturday November 20th.   The church is located at 1115 State Route 43.  For more information, call 333-699-4342.

 

Card Bingo Returns On Sunday Evenings

After a log absence, the very popular "Card Bingo" will make its return to Suffield Township on Sunday July 11th.  The games will be played at the Suffield Community Room at 1256 Waterloo Road.  Doors will open a little before 6:00 PM and the games begin at 6:00 PM.  Bring your neighbors and a couple dollars in change and enjoy the evening. 

 

BZA Grants Two Variances

The Suffield Township Board of Zoning Appeals met on Tuesday September 7th to consider two separate variance requests.  Doug and Jill Dickey of 350 Garner Drive asked that they be allowed to build an eight foot tall privacy fence along their side property line. The Zoning Resolutions allow a six foot maximum height.  No one opposed the request.  Board member Brian Cheshire motioned that the variance request be approved.  Bryon Wine seconded the motion and it passed 5-0.  The second hearing was much more contentious.  Mark Wake of 1227 Martin Road asked a variance to be allowed to add a third accessory building on his property.  This third building would violate the Zoning Resolutions as only two accessory buildings are permitted and the total square footage of the three buildings would exceed the amount allowed for a lot the size owned by Mr. Wake.  Brian Cheshire motioned that the variance be permitted with the condition that no more than two animals be housed in the new structure.  The motion carried by a 3-2 vote.

 

Suffield Township Website Passes 765,000 Visitors Since April 1, 2015

As of September 21, 2021, Suffield Township's website had 765,082 visitors since April 1, 2015.  Since the "new" website was adopted, the daily viewership has risen from about 40 per day to over 479.40 per day (thirty day moving average).  Thanks for taking a look at "suffieldtownshipohio.com".  Tell your friends about us.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wingfoot Lake State Park

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Wingfoot Lake State Park is Suffield's only park.   It was opened by the Ohio State Parks & Recreation Department in 2009.  Goodyear had operated the park since the 1960's as a private playground for its employees and for corporate retreats.  As the company footprint grew smaller in the Akron area Goodyear decided to close the park in 2006.  To learn more about the park, such as rental of the facilities, visit the park's website:  http://parks.ohiodnr.gov/wingfootlake

Town Hall Rental

The historic Suffield Town Hall can be rented by residents and non-residents for various events.  For complete information on the availability, costs and regulations on renting the Town Hall, please call the Town Hall administrator Shannon Eldreth at 330-807-0384.

 

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