Eight interested parties showed up at the Suffield Township Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday evening January 14th.  Mostly routine matters were discussed or acted upon.  The trustees agreed to pay Magic Garage Doors $9,800 for three new doors and openers for the "cold storage" end of the Road Department's garage.  They agreed with the Portage County Engineers Office that there are in fact 41.204 miles of roads in Suffield Township.  Fire Chief Bob Rasnick said that 2019 set a record for fire calls with 845.  In December the Fire Department responded to 72 calls for service and held five classes of continuing education. Rasnick also said that, due to some absolutely unnecessary information requests by the Boy Scouts of America, the Fire Fighters Explorer Post is going to sever all ties with the Boy Scouts of America.  The Post and all the good things that arise from it will continue.  Zoning Inspector Adam Bey noted that the trustees need to hold a public hearing to finalize the change of zoning status from "Industrial" to "Residential" on the property along State Route 43, across from the William "Ernie" Rufener farm.  The trustees have set the date for that hearing to be Tuesday February 11th at 6:30 PM, just before the regular trustee meeting.  Jeff Childers, chairman of the Tax Incentive Review Council, pointed out that longtime resident Paul Young has resigned from that Council and that the position needs to be filled.  The trustees appointed Bryon Wine to the post.  

The trustees meet again on Tuesday January 28th at 7:00 AM.  They will then meet again on Tuesday February 11th at 6:30 PM for a Zoning Hearing and at 7:00 PM the same evening for their regular meeting.  The Board of Zoning Appeals has a hearing and Re-Organizational Meeting set for Tuesday January 21st at 7:00 PM.  The Zoning Commission next meets on Abraham Lincoln's Birthday, Wednesday February 12th at 7:00 PM.  All these meetings are in the Community Room at 1256 Waterloo Road, and all are open to the public.

A couple other dates need to be mentioned.  On Sunday January 19th the Suffield Township Historical Society will conduct its annual business meeting at the Museum at 4:00 PM.  The Museum will be open to interested parties from 2:15 to 3:45 PM that same day.  The Historical Society in conjunction with the Suffield League and the Suffield Lions will hold its first annual Chili Cook Off on Saturday February 8th at Lions Park,  Admission to the "all you can eat" event is $5.00 and doors open at 6:00 PM.  There will be a cash bar featuring beer, pop and water operated by the Suffield Lions Club.  Questions can be directed to Sally Kreiner at 330-628-1580.  And the Suffield League will have its annual Laugh at the Lake dinner and comedy show on Saturday March 7th.  Doors at Paradise Lake Country Club will open at 6:00 PM.

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Trustee Meetings Now Open To Public

The Suffield Township Board of Trustees will hold their regular meetings at the normal times.  These meetings will still take place at the Suffield Community Room at 1256 Waterloo Road.  Social distancing will be required, but otherwise they will be open to the public.  Because of distancing guidelines, access to the meetings will on a first come, first serve basis.  Welcome back!

 

Falcons Improve To 3-1 With 42-14 Win Over The Ravens, Mogadore Wins Again

The Field Falcons are off to a great season as they beat the Ravens (2-2) in Ravenna by an impressive 42-14 count.  The Falcons are now 3-1 and play at home next Friday against the Cloverleaf Colts (3-1) who were whipped on Friday September 18 by a 49-28 score to Streetsboro (4-0).  The Mogadore Wildcats improved to 3-0 with a 29-7 win over previously unbeaten Southeast (3-1).  Mogadore hosts Garrettsville (4-0) next Friday.  The G-Men beat Warren JFK (3-1) this Friday by a 27-21 score.

 

BZA To Hold Hearing On Variance Request

The Suffield Township Board of Zoning Appeals has set Tuesday October 6th at 7:00 PM to hear a request from Tim Swallen for a variance to allow him to build an accessory building, which would be larger than the Zoning Resolution allows.  Swallen's property and proposed accessory building are located at 2479 Lansinger Road.  The meeting will be held in the Suffield Community Room at 1256 Waterloo Road. 

TIRC Votes To Continue Tax Abatements

The Suffield Township Tax Incentive Review Council (TIRC) met on Thursday August 6th in a meeting that had been postponed from its normal date in March.  They reviewed data and information from Diana Fierle of the Portage County Development Board on three Suffield businesses that received tax incentives for things such as:  adding or retaining employees and property improvements.  Hamrick Manufacturing, GP Tree Service and Bednar Properties (Hunter's Manufacturing) received the recommendation from the TIRC that these incentives be continued for another year.  The incentive is a reduction in county property tax.  The Portage County Commissioners make the final decision whether to continue the incentive or not, but the local TIRC's input has a substantial bearing the the decision.

 

Suffield Township Historical Society Meetings Are Canceled, BUT The Museum Is Open On Selected Dates

As of September 22, 2020, thanks to the Covid virus and Health Department orders on limiting attendance at meetings, the STHS is still canceling meetings indefinitely.  However, people who wish to view the museum and all of its treasures can still go there on the four following dates:  Saturday October 10, Sunday October 25, Saturday November 14 and Sunday November 22.  The museum will be open from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM on those days.   For more information please contact Elizabeth Vence at 330-354-3625, or contact her at the new STHS e-mail address:  suffieldtwphistory@gmail.com.

 

License Plate Renewals

When buying new license plates, or renewing them, be sure the registrar at the Bureau of Motor Vehicles knows that you live in Suffield Township.  If you simply state your address as Mogadore, the road tax funds, which should go to Suffield Township, will go to Mogadore Village, due to your zip code.  Keep your tax money in the township!

 

Suffield Township Website Passes 585,000 Visitors Since April 1, 2015

As of September 20, 2020, Suffield Township's website had 585,118 visitors since April 1, 2015.  Since the "new" website was adopted, the daily viewership has risen from about 40 per day to over 476.73 per day.  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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