On Tuesday February 12th the Suffield Township Board of Trustees met in special session to review the final draft of the long awaited "Land Use Plan".  Zoning Inspector Adam Bey and Zoning Commission chairman John C. Yeargin gave a power point presentation of the document that the Zoning Commission has worked on for almost a year.  About twenty people showed up for the hearing.  

The trustees then held their regular meeting.  Fiscal Officer Lori Calcei read a letter from Judy Calcei of the Historical Society thanking the township for leasing the township's oldest fire station to the Society for use as their museum.  Judy Calcei also outlined some of the Society's programs and activities that benefit the Suffield Township community.  Chief Bob Rasnick gave the fire report for the month of January.  The department handled 59 call for service.  They also received a grant for $9,062.50 from the Bureau of Workers Compensation to replace washer/extractors.  The township will have to match that grant with $1,812.50.  This was certainly good news.  Rasnick also congratulated three of his firefighters for being January's Summa Health System Stemi Team award winner.  The firefighters were Captain Keith Emhoff, Sean Barber and Ben Feeman.

On the zoning report by Adam Bey, the zoning inspector said that the Board of Zoning Appeals had three hearings in the past couple weeks.  Tim Thomas was granted a conditional use permit to operate a car lot at the old township administration building.  John Kassinger was granted a conditional use permit to operate a construction company on the property at 1188 State Route 43, and Transitional Healthcare Solutions was granted a variance to operate a senior care facility at 2094 Randolph Road.  Road Department foreman David "Pete" Einloth was introduced to the crowd.  He stood and told of his many years in Suffield and his love for the community.  Trustee Jared Phillip said that the new wiring for the new electronic sign is in place and that the sign will be installed as soon as the temperature climbs above the freezing mark.

The trustees passed a resolution approving the "Land Use Plan".  They also voted to lease the old Administration building to Tim Thomas for one year. 

Many of the twenty people that had shown up for the "Land Use Plan" hearing had stayed on for the regular trustee meeting.  In a slight change from the past, trustee chairman Jeff Eldreth announced early on that those in the audience were to hold their comments and questions until after the trustees had conducted their normal business.  For the most part, his request was honored.  When the time arrived, Jay Abercrombie mentioned that he thought an electronic sign in front of the historic Town Hall was incongruent with the residents desires to keep Suffield a rural farming community.  Jeff Eldreth acknowledged that he had once harbored the same sentiment, but the need to get information out to the public was just too important to not go with the advanced technology.   Concerning the sign, the trustees voted to spend up to $1,000 to buy a laptop computer dedicated for use with the electronic sign.  

The subject of the recycle program was broached.  Trustee chairman Jeff Eldreth explained that the cost of the program has not changed.  Each resident is charged $27.00 for a year's service.  This is paid through the homeowners county tax bill.  Each half the resident is billed $13.50.  Some received a tax bill at some point in the past that had a $6.75 charge.  Eldreth said that this was due to the first year's service being pro-rated.  He said that the Suffield Township has about two years left on their five-year contract with the county.    

It was good to see some old faces in the crowd.  Mary Lohr, Laura May, Margee Kimmel, Marco Massoli and Janelle Albertoni sat in tonight. 

The trustees next meet on Tuesday February 26th at 7:00 AM.  The Zoning Commission meets on Wednesday February 13th at 7:00 PM.  There are no Board of Zoning Appeals scheduled.

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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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