On a warm and pleasant almost-Spring evening the Suffield Township Board of Trustees met before a crowd of eight interested parties.  Trustee Tom Calcei presented a report in Fire Chief Robert Rasnick's absence.  The chief's brother John is in the hospital and needs your prayers.  In February the firemen conducted five continuing education classes.  They also responded to 54 calls for service, which included nine mutual aid events.  The trustees voted to renew a contract with the Nimishillen Township Fire Department for dispatching services.  These services will cost Suffield Township $2337 per month.

Tom Calcei said that the Suffield League will again sponsor an Easter Egg Hunt this year.  The event which is scheduled for Sunday March 28th from noon until 2:00 PM and will be a drive-thru event at the Suffield Fire Department.  For those who attended the drive-thru Christmas With Santa, they will see great similarities.  The Suffield League will also sponsor the annual Memorial Day Parade, pending final approval from the Portage County Health Department.  This too will be very different than the parades will all have attended in the past. First of all, this year's parade will kick off at 10:00 AM.  This time of day will likely reduce the number of participants, such as fire departments that have committed to other parades.  Calcei is suggesting the usual memorial service that has preceded the parade will take place after the parade.  Many details need to be considered and worked out, so more on this later.  

Trustee Jared Phillip gave the zoning report, and ended up yielding to zoning inspector Adam Bey for the details.  Bey said the problematic property at 2412 Sunnybrook Road has been demolished.  He said there are two new Board of Zoning Appeals hearings in the works.  The resident at 1450 Saxe Road is seeking a variance on an accessory building, and the resident at 1353 Brookwood Drive is also wanting a variance to open a winery on his property.  Already in the pipe is a Board of Zoning Appeals hearing on the property at 1188 State Route 43, where the owner and/or tenant if hoping for a variance to open a trash hauling business.

Trustee Chairman Jeff Eldreth asked that the Fiscal Officer advertise for bids for oil and slag for this year's road projects.  After written, these advertisements will be posted on this website.  The sealed bids will be opened at the trustee's meeting on Tuesday April 13th.

The trustees meet again on Tuesday March 23rd at 7:00 AM.  The Zoning Commission will meet on Wednesday March 10th at 7:00 PM.  The Board of Zoning Appeals have one hearing set so far for Tuesday March 16th at 7:00 PM.  All these meetings 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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