The Suffield Board of Trustees met on Tuesday March 10th before a crowd of 15 interested parties.  Fire Chief Bob Rasnick reported that Jordan Stansberry has resigned from the Fire Department.  The trustees accepted his resignation and wished Stansberry the best in future endeavors.  Not much was going on in zoning issues as zoning inspector Adam Bey said he had issued just three permits.  Trustee Jeff Eldreth asked the trustees for a purchase order in the amount of $4,000 to pay for two engineering studies in conjunction with the soon-to-be-built salt shed.  When asked by David Vartenuk what the cost for the salt shed would be, Eldreth said that the project was likely come in under $70,000.  Trustee Tom Calcei noted that the expenditure of $70,000 was within the "planned for" capital budget and that the shed would be with us for fifty years.  The trustees agreed in principle to hire a new part time road department worker, but postponed the actual hiring until the next trustee meeting.  The trustees also agreed to advertise for bids for this year's road materials.  As soon as the forms are available, they will be posted on this website.  Eldreth said that the township is planning to pave about seven miles of roads in 2020.

A lot if time was spent talking about septic systems.  As the township ages and grows, the need to add or at least upgrade septic systems seems to draw a lot of interest. Trustee Jared Phillip, whose day job includes operating a company that installs and works on septic systems, led the discussion, and was remarkably able to answer a lot of the nagging questions that always seem to surface.  A more contentious issue appears to be again on the horizon, as the mining operation along State Route 224 near the railroad tracks is about six months away from the end of mining operations.  After early October 2020, the operators of Suffield Aggregate will no longer be able, according to a Federal Court agreement, to mine for sand and gravel, but will have two years to sell off any materials already excavated.  Over the last fifteen years there have been many meetings, discussions, court cases and even a referendum vote on this mining site. At tonight's meeting, tempers flared and battle lines seemed to form on the issue, which is sure to be revisited for the next six months, or two and half years, or......longer.

The trustees next meet on Tuesday March 24th at 7:00 AM.  The Zoning Commission meets on Wednesday March 11th at 7:00 PM.  There are no Board of Zoning Appeals hearings scheduled.  Keep in mind that the evening trustee meetings will change time from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM.  The first 8:00 PM meeting will be Tuesday April 14th.  All meetings are in the Suffield Community Room at 1256 Waterloo Road.  All are welcome to attend.

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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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