The Suffield Township Board of Trustees had another two for one meeting day.  They met on Tuesday February 11th and during the first meeting okayed a resolution allowing a 13 acre parcel at 863 State Route 43 to be rezoned from Industrial to Residential.  The Zoning Commission had approved the measure, if only reluctantly, and forwarded it to the Board of Trustees, who voted 3-0 to allow the change.  The property owner has already subdivided the land into four lots and houses will be built in all likelihood this summer.

The regular Trustee meeting followed and much was discussed.  Fire Chief Bob Rasnick said that the Fire Department had handled 71 calls for service in January and that the staff participated in five continuing education classes.  He also asked for and received the trustee's blessing to apply for several grants.  Rasnick said that he hoped to get money from four separate grants.   The Chief also said that Dean Chinrock and Road Department superintendent Pete Einloth had been working with the newer firefighters in order that  they learn the township and routes to the various facilities that they might have to go to.  Trustee Jared Phillip said that the dam work at Wingfoot Lake has been completed and that ODNR is now refilling the lake to its normal levels.  He said that there is some renewed interest in the purchase of the old Suffield United Christian Church on Waterloo Road. 

Lori Calcei said that the Board of Elections is looking for pollworkers (see the article below), and that the U.S. Census Bureau is also looking for workers to conduct the 2020 Census.  Tom Calcei said that the first annual Chili Cook Off held this past weekend at Lions Park was a huge success and that plans are already in motion for next year's event.  The proceeds from this year's event were donated to the Suffield,Randolph & Atwater Food Shelf.  Calcei also mentioned that the Memorial Day Parade is changing the starting times.  The memorial service in front of the historic Town Hall will begin at 9:00 AM and the parade will step off at 10:00 AM. 

Trustee Chairman Jeff Eldreth asked for $6000 to hire H. Luli Construction Company to put in one culvert and two catch basins at Arehart Drive and Bixler Road.  He explained that the depth of this project will reach about twelve feet and proper boxing is necessary to do the job in a safe manner.  The trustees voted 3-0 to issue the purchase order.  The trustees also talked about the house at 1560 Carriage House Lane that was the source of so many complaints for years and years.  A resident came to the meeting and complained that the new owners have allowed their building permit to expire and that the renovation of the house seems to have come to a stop.  Jeff Eldreth said he'll look into the situation.  Howard Coomer complained that the residence at 387 Waterloo Road has become an eyesore with junk and junk cars, and he believes the place is being used as a business.  Trustee Jared Phillip said he's look into that situation.  The trustees also talked about the new salt shed that is getting closer to reality each day.  They talked about purchasing a new pickup truck for Road Department use.  The new truck would allow the road workers to use the department's twenty-year-old one ton dump less, in hopes of making it last a little longer.  Estimated costs for a new completely outfitted dump truck is in the $150,000 range.  A new pickup, on the other hand, is in the $35,000 range.

Long time, no see.  In the crowd of ten were old friends Bernie Trares and Ed Vincent.  Welcome back!

The trustees next meet on on Tuesday February 25th at 7:00 AM.  The Zoning Commission meets on Wednesday February 19th at 7:00 PM.  There are no Board of Zoning Appeals hearings on the calendar.  All meetings are at the Suffield Community Room at 1256 Waterloo Road.  All are welcome.

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Trustee Meetings Are Indefinitely Closed To The Public, But Will Be Aired On Facebook

Effective with the trustee meeting set for Tuesday March 24th at 7:00 AM, the trustee meetings will be closed to the public.  They will be streamed live on the township's Facebook page, which is https://www.facebook.com/Suffield-Township-779053555578841/.  This is in response to the corona-virus crisis and in particular to the order by Governor Mike DeWine to limit public gatherings to ten persons or less.

Annual Township Clean-Up Day Canceled For 2020

The Portage County Solid Waste Management District and the Suffield Township Board of Trustees announced that the annual "Clean-Up" Day for 2020 has been canceled.  You can bet that the COVID-19 coronavirus played a major part in this decision, but trustee Jared Phillip speculated that the Solid Waste District has been considering doing away with the collection of old tires as another likely reason.  Regardless, these governmental agencies are hoping to have a "Clean-Up" Day in 2021.

 

Saint Joseph's Cancels Annual Festival

The annual Saint Joseph's Festival has been canceled for 2020.

 

Suffield Township Historical Society Cancels All Events Until Further Notice

In accordance with Governor DeWine's decree to cancel all meetings, the Suffield Township Historical Society has canceled all future meetings until Governor DeWine lifts this ban. We will advise when future meetings are scheduled.    Thank you for your past support and please keep safe during this trying time.   For more information please contact Elizabeth Vence at 330-354-3625.

 

Board of Zoning Appeals Okays Conditional Use Permit

Kyle Conrad came to the Suffield Township Board of Zoning Appeals on Tuesday April 21st and asked for a conditional use permit to allow a tenant to use his building at 1137 State Route 43 as a Electrical Supply business.  The Board limited itself to three members due to the Covid-9 corona-virus and voted 3-0 to allow the conditional use. 

 

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 535,000 Visitors Since April 1, 2015

As of May 23, 2020, Suffield Township's website had 535,025 visitors since April 1, 2015.  Since the "new" website was adopted, the daily viewership has risen from about 40 per day to over 427.36 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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