The Suffield Township Board of Trustees met on Tuesday February 9th before a gathering of eight people.  Fire Chief Robert Rasnick gave a brief report of January's activity.  A total of 62 calls were handled, of which 52 were EMS runs.  Zoning Inspector Adam Bey gave a report in which he said the derelict property at 2412 Sunnybrook Road had jumped to near the top of the list of properties that the Portage County Land Bank planned to demolish this year.  The Land Bank acquired a demolition permit from Bey and it now seems likely that the structures on the land will be removed sometime in March.  Bey also gave a report on zoning activity in 2020.  Fifty-five permits were issued, including eight for new homes.  The total value of improvements to the township was $4,860,814, which is about ten percent more than in 2019.

Some discussion was had on record retention.  The trustees seem to want to consolidate all the old records in one location than then have some at the old administration building and some on the second floor of the original Fire Station.  Jeff Eldreth spoke of building out a room in the Road Department garage where the salt used to be stored.  Tom Calcei mentioned that some of the older records could be destroyed after a careful review by the Record Review Commission and the Suffield Township Historical Society.  No final decision was made on this matter.  The trustees spoke of the new "Temporary Vendor's Permit" resolution that had its first public meeting two weeks ago.  Some changes were suggested and these changes will be considered by the Zoning Commission on Wednesday February 10th at the regular monthly Zoning Commission meeting,  John Yeargin complimented the Fire Chief and his department for the kind and professional manner in which the EMS crew operated on January 31st when Yeargin's wife Judy needed transportation to the hospital.

The big news was that the trustees voted to go forward with purchasing a new Road Department dump truck to replace the township's 2000 International dump truck.  A dealership in Wapakoneta has been selected and has in stock just the truck that the trustees are looking for.   The cost is about $145,000 which the fiscal officer said the township could afford.

The next trustee meeting will be on Tuesday February 23rd at 7:00 AM.  They will meet again that same day at 7:00 PM to continue their public hearing on the "Temporary Vendor's Permit" issue.  The Zoning Commission will meet on Wednesday February 10th at 7:00 PM.  All meetings are open to the public and are at 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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