The Suffield Township Board of Trustees met twice on Tuesday January 26th.  First they met at 7:00 AM in front of one attendee.  The meeting was quick and to the point.  The trustees discussed spending approximately $13,000 in the form of a grant offered by NOPEC.  Plans, while not finalized, are to make some repairs to the old salt shed, which is actually part of the Township Garage.  This would include new insulated doors, insulation in the walls and ceiling and heating the space.  Our friends at NOPEC have been very generous with Suffield Township over the recent past.  This year's grant of about $13,000 is a little less than the usual amount of about $19,000 they have made available.  The township can use these funds without allocating matching funds.  Last year's grant paid for the new roof on the Road Department garage. 

The trustees accepted the one dollar yearly payment from the Suffield Township Historical Society for use of the original Fire Department building where the museum is now located.  The property at 2412 Sunnybrook Road is now owned by the Portage County Land Bank.  The Land Bank plans to demolish the structure on that property, hopefully by the end of March.

The second meeting of the trustees was later in the day, when a public hearing on proposed changes to the Zoning Resolutions were heard.  The only issue up for discussion was a new section to the Zoning Resolutions that would regulate vendors who operate on a temporary basis.  In this case, the temporary basis would be no longer than six months.  Some concerns by the trustees caused the issue to be tabled until a later date.  Zoning Commission Chairman John Yeargin said be would work with the others on the Zoning Commission and have the requested changes included in the amendment by the time the trustees meet again on this issue.  Eleven citizens, including three Zoning Commission members, attended the hearing.

The trustees next meet on Tuesday February 9th at 7:00 PM.  The Zoning Commission meets on Wednesday February 10th at 7:00 PM.  There are no Board of Zoning Appeals hearings in the works.  Both meetings are in the Suffield Community Room at 1256 Waterloo Road. 

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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.

 

Annual Historical Society Plant Sale Is On For May 7th & May 8th

The Suffield Township Historical Society will have their annual plant sale on Friday May 7th (9:00 AM to 6:00 PM) and Saturday May 8th (9:00 AM to 2:00 PM) at the Historical Society Museum.  To donate plants, call or e-mail Elizabeth Vence at 330-354-3625 or "suffieldtwphistory@gmail.com".  Hearty plants and great bargains will be available.  The museum will also be open to the public during the same times that the plant sale is occurring.

 

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!

 

Tax Incentive Review Council Approves Three Business Property Tax Abatements

The Suffield Township Tax Incentive Review Council met on Thursday March 4th and approved continuing property tax abatements for Bednar Properties (Hunter's Manufacturing), GP Tree Service and Hamrick Manufacturing.  Each resolution passed by a 5-0 vote.

 

BZA Tables Variance Request To Build Accessory Building Before House

The Suffield Township Board of Zoning Appeals heard a request from Collin Kunkle to allow him to build an accessory building on his lot at 1460 Saxe Road before building the primary residence.  The Board tabled the request at Kunkle's request to allow him time to get the Health Department to issue a permit, or at least approve the location of a septic field.  No date was specified on when the hearing will continue.

 

BZA Issues A Variance To Allow Wine Making At A Private Residence, But Denies Permission To Allow On-Premises Wine Tasting

The Suffield Township Board of Zoning Appeals heard an appeal from Richard Rohr of 1353 Brookwood Drive to grant a variance that would allow Rohr to make wine on his R-1 zoned property.  They approved this measure by a 4-0 vote.  The Board, however, denied a variance to allow a "wine tasting room" in his basement.  The Brookwood Estates residents that came to the hearing were fairly evenly split on their opinions.

Suffield Township Website Passes 670,000 Visitors Since April 1, 2015

As of March 30, 2021, Suffield Township's website had 670,058 visitors since April 1, 2015.  Since the "new" website was adopted, the daily viewership has risen from about 40 per day to over 421.16 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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