The Suffield Township Board of Trustees met on Tuesday March 12th before about ten people.  Trustee Tom Calcei gave the Fire Department report. He said that in February the Fire Department responded to 62 calls for service.  He also announced that Ron Jacob had resigned from the department.  The trustees accepted Jacob's resignation with regret.  He had served the community well and was one the leaders for our Fire Explorers program.  Calcei and the other trustees wish Jacob the best in his future endeavors.

Trustee Jared Phillip gave an update on the progress of the new electronic sign for in front of the historic Town Hall.  He said that the weather is all that is holding them back.  The trustees agreed at the last meeting to pay up to $1,000 for a new laptop computer to be used with the new sign.  Tonight they decided to buy a "pre-loaded" computer from the sign company for $775, plus shipping.  Phillip also mentioned that the Zoning Commission will meet on Wednesday March 13th at 7:00 PM.  He said that the Board of Zoning Appeals has two hearings coming up on Tuesday March 19th at 7:00 PM and 7:30 PM.  The second one is a little controversial in that the applicant is asking to be allowed to reduce six lots from 1.5 acres each to about 1.3 acres each.  Typically, standard building lots in Suffield are required to be 1.5 acres. 

Trustee chairman Jeff Eldreth wanted to express his gratitude to the Lake Township Road Department for their help in jetting out a drainage pipe on Trares Road near Congress Lake Road.  He said that, sooner or later, Suffield will return the favor to Lake Township in some form.  The trustees voted to place ads in the local paper and on this website to advertise for road material bids.  These bids will be sealed and opened at the April 23rd trustee meeting.  Eldreth said that the Township Cleanup Day will be in May, but no date has been set.  That date will probably be set by the next trustee meeting.

Resident Kathryn Sheets told the trustees of her appreciation to the Fire Department for their fine efforts when they transported her husband Larry to the hospital last week.  She said that Larry is back home and doing well.

The trustees next meet on Tuesday March 26th at 7:00 AM.  The Zoning Commission meets on Wednesday March 13th at 7:00 PM.  The Board of Zoning Appeals meets on Tuesday March 19th at 7:00 PM and 7:30 PM.  The regular trustee meeting for Tuesday April 9th has been changed from 8:00 PM to 7:00 AM.  All meetings are at the Suffield Community Room at 1256 Waterloo Road.

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Suffield Township Is Accepting Bids For Road Materials

The Suffield Township Board of Trustees is accepting bids for road materials to be used in 2019.  A "Notice to Bidders Letter" and "Bid Sheet Forms" are available on this website in the "Roads" section, or by stopping by the Suffield Fire Department or from Road Department foreman Pete Einloth at 1225 State Route 43.  To see Pete Einloth, you'll need an appointment.  He can be reached at 628-4974.  Bids need to be received by the end of the business day Monday April 22, 2019, as they will be opened at the trustees meeting on April 23rd..

 

Board of Zoning Appeals Grants Two Variances

On Tuesday March 19th the Suffield Township Board of Zoning Appeals met to hear two requests for variances.  Pete Alexander of 1745 Waterloo Road requested a variance to build an oversized accessory building on his property.  The Board heard his request and voted 5-0 to grant the variance.  After that issue came another variance request from Mel and Patti Colegrove.  About 40 persons had come to hear this request and voice their their comments, of which most were to deny the request.  The Colegroves bought a nine acre parcel of land at the corner of Bolender Road and Portage Line Road with the intentions of dividing the property into six one-point-five acre lots.  The plan was moving forward until Portage County announced that the thirty-three foot right of way for Bolender Road was county property and thus couldn't be counted as land toward the one-point-five acre parcels.  This made the original lot division plan faulty as the township zoning resolutions require one-point-five acres for a building lot and the land the county took away left  these lots with approximately 1.34 acres.  There was plenty of discussion and after all were heard, sometimes several times, a motion was placed before the Board to deny the variance request.  No one seconded the motion.  A second motion was made by Andy Grow to allow the variance and it was seconded by Pete Einloth.  The motion to grant the Colegrove's their variance was ratified 4-1.

 

Suffield Lions Club To Hold Reverse Raffle

The Suffield Lions Club is holding their annual Reverse Raffle on Saturday April 27th at the Randolph Knights of Columbus Hall.  The cost is $50 per person.  Call David Kuntzman at 699-3401 for tickets.

 

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 315,000 Visitors Since April 1, 2015

As of March 24, 2019, Suffield Township's website had 315,117 visitors since April 1, 2015.  Since the "new" website was adopted, the daily viewership has risen from about 40 per day to over 398.80 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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