On Tuesday March 13th the Suffield Township Board of Trustees entered the Suffield Community Room to find a much larger than usual crowd.  Fifteen souls braved the cold weather to attend.  Chairman Tom Calcei called the meeting to order and choose to acknowledge two young men in the gathering who each had questions for the trustees.  Rusty Carpenter and Caden Burgs, members of Suffield Boy Scout Troop 262, are working toward a merit badge and as part of their endeavor, they came to see local government at work.  They were allowed to ask the trustees several questions.  Rusty was curious on the trustees take on the current drug crisis, and Caden was concerned about what young people could do to make their township better.  Opinions were given and suggestions made, but it was Trustee Jeff Eldreth who uttered the most profound statement when he said, "show me your friends, I'll show you your life".  

Moving on, the trustees listened to a lengthy presentation by a Brimfield resident who is hoping to create a playground for county-wide special needs children.  The trustees were sympathetic to her request, but firmly stated that Suffield Township owns no vacant property on which to build a public park.  More water problems came to light.  In addition to the seemingly yearly problem of flooding in the southwest corner of the township around Wingfoot Lake, a Manning Road residents Duane & Mary Davidson told the trustees that there is a high-water situation along the 300 block of Manning Road.  Trustee Jared Phillip said he would work with the Davidsons.  He mentioned that a new property owner next to the Davidsons was planning to make alterations to his property that would at least partially resolve the problem.  Phillip had mentioned that Wingfoot Lake was four feet over its correct level, which was mandated by a 1912 court decision to be set at 1147 feet above sea level.

Jeff Eldreth said a beaver was damming up a culvert along Palm Road.  He asked the trustees to approve up to $350 to hire a trapper to catch the beaver and relocate it to somewhere else in America.  He also said that Suffield Township Clean Up Day would be Saturday May 12th.  The hours will be 8:00 AM until noon.  Old tires, batteries and electronic can be brought to the Road Department that day for disposal.  No tube-type televisions or tubed  monitors will be accepted.  Some discussion was had on purchasing the necessary equipment for the Road Department to use when mowing the cemeteries and township property this summer.  No final decision was made and no money was allotted at this time.  Trustee Tom Calcei said that mowing will begin soon, thus they should make a decision at the next meeting on what to buy and where to buy at. Jeff Eldreth said that mowing began on April 22nd last year.

Adam Bey, zoning inspector, said that the local rumor mill is up and running.  One rumor he wanted to squash in no uncertain terms was that there are absolutely no plans to extend Palm Road south from Trares Road to State Route 224.  Some surveyor flags near Palm Road are there due to a proposed fence along the cemetery.

Trustee Jared Phillip said that he has been in contact with officials at ODOT and is planning for more discussions on how Suffield Township and ODOT might pool their resources.  Already on the table is talks on salt usage and salt storage.  It's always good to have new faces in the crowd.  Tonight Bill Rufener, Duane & Mary Davidson, Margee Kimmel and Marco Massoli shared their evening with the trustees and crowd.

The trustees next meet on Tuesday March 27th at 7:00 AM.  The Zoning Commission meets on Wednesday March 14th at 7:00 PM.  Both meetings are at the Suffield Community Room.  The Board of Zoning Appeals has no hearings scheduled.  The Suffield League's Easter Egg Hunt is Sunday March 25th at 1:00 PM at the Wingfoot Lake Park.

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Trustees Set Trick Or Treat For Sunday October 25th

The Suffield Township Board of Trustees have set Sunday October 25th from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM as the time for this year's Trick or Treat event.  Turn on your porch lights and welcome the kids of our community.

 

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!

 

Falcons Improve To 3-1 With 42-14 Win Over The Ravens, Mogadore Wins Again

The Field Falcons are off to a great season as they beat the Ravens (2-2) in Ravenna by an impressive 42-14 count.  The Falcons are now 3-1 and play at home next Friday against the Cloverleaf Colts (3-1) who were whipped on Friday September 18 by a 49-28 score to Streetsboro (4-0).  The Mogadore Wildcats improved to 3-0 with a 29-7 win over previously unbeaten Southeast (3-1).  Mogadore hosts Garrettsville (4-0) next Friday.  The G-Men beat Warren JFK (3-1) this Friday by a 27-21 score.

 

BZA To Hold Hearing On Variance Request

The Suffield Township Board of Zoning Appeals has set Tuesday October 6th at 7:00 PM to hear a request from Tim Swallen for a variance to allow him to build an accessory building, which would be larger than the Zoning Resolution allows.  Swallen's property and proposed accessory building are located at 2479 Lansinger Road.  The meeting will be held in the Suffield Community Room at 1256 Waterloo Road. 

TIRC Votes To Continue Tax Abatements

The Suffield Township Tax Incentive Review Council (TIRC) met on Thursday August 6th in a meeting that had been postponed from its normal date in March.  They reviewed data and information from Diana Fierle of the Portage County Development Board on three Suffield businesses that received tax incentives for things such as:  adding or retaining employees and property improvements.  Hamrick Manufacturing, GP Tree Service and Bednar Properties (Hunter's Manufacturing) received the recommendation from the TIRC that these incentives be continued for another year.  The incentive is a reduction in county property tax.  The Portage County Commissioners make the final decision whether to continue the incentive or not, but the local TIRC's input has a substantial bearing the the decision.

 

Suffield Township Historical Society Meetings Are Canceled, BUT The Museum Is Open On Selected Dates

As of September 22, 2020, thanks to the Covid virus and Health Department orders on limiting attendance at meetings, the STHS is still canceling meetings indefinitely.  However, people who wish to view the museum and all of its treasures can still go there on the four following dates:  Saturday October 10, Sunday October 25, Saturday November 14 and Sunday November 22.  The museum will be open from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM on those days.   For more information please contact Elizabeth Vence at 330-354-3625, or contact her at the new STHS e-mail address:  suffieldtwphistory@gmail.com.

 

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 585,000 Visitors Since April 1, 2015

As of September 20, 2020, Suffield Township's website had 585,118 visitors since April 1, 2015.  Since the "new" website was adopted, the daily viewership has risen from about 40 per day to over 476.73 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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