The Suffield Township Board of Trustees met on Tuesday March 26th at 7:00 AM before a crowd of five citizens.  Most the business discussed was mundane and of the routine nature.  Chairman Jeff Eldreth announced that the annual Township Clean-Up Day will be on Saturday April 20th from 8:00 AM until 12:00 AM.  It will be held at the township Road Department garage, which is on State Route 43 to the rear of the historic Town Hall.  The Portage County Solid Waste Management District has provided the township with rules on what will be accepted.  These rules are:

1.  A strict limit of 10 tires per vehicle will be accepted at the collection event.

2.  Passenger tires with rims will be accepted.

3.  Tractor tires, with rims, will be accepted.

4.  Cut (sheared) tires will NOT be accepted.

5.  Tires that are muddy of filled with dirt will NOT be accepted.

6.  Semi tires will NOT be accepted.

7.  We CANNOT accept heavy equipment tires or treads from mini excavators.

8.  We CANNOT accept chunks of rubber.

9.  We CANNOT accept inner tubes.

10. Tires will NOT be accepted from commercial businesses.

11. Batteries will be accepted.

12. Electronics will be accepted, however, NO TV's WILL BE ACCEPTED.

Fiscal Officer Lori Calcei reported that NOPEC has okayed two grants to Suffield Township for 2019.  One was for just shy of $19,000.  NOPEC has agreed that using this money to pay towards the new electronic sign would be appropriate.  The other grant for $1,500 is to be used for a community based event.  There is also $400 worth of leftover NOPEC grant money from 2018 that the township can use.  The trustees discussed some options on this.  Tom Calcei said that the Suffield League has decided not to have the annual Suffield Music Festival in 2019, but instead is considering a "community picnic" at Wingfoot Lake State Park.  This grant money could be used for that event.  Jeff Eldreth talked about a Christmas decorations competition in which residents would nominate and vote on the best decorated house.  A small portion of the NOPEC grant could money be used as prize money.  No decision on spending this grant money was made.

The new electronic sign is up and running.  Community based organizations are encouraged to advertise their events on BOTH the Suffield Township website and on the electronic sign.  Call Jeff Childers at 330-819-8905 to provide website information and call Shannon Eldreth at 330-807-0384 to provide information for the electronic sign.

Jeff Eldreth reported that the annual street sweeping has been completed.  Buckeye Sweeping was the contractor this year.  There was some discussion on the proposed new salt barn.  Jeff Eldreth hoped that the new salt barn would be about 54' by 40' and would hold about 900 tons of material.  Since that amount of salt is about twice the amount used annually, Eldreth said that he wanted a shed large enough to shelter both the salt and grit that the township uses.  Keeping the grit out of the weather will prevent it from freezing into chunks that won't go through the spreader apparatus.

The trustees next meet on Tuesday April 9th at 7:00 AM (this time is correct, meeting time was changed).  The Zoning Commission meets on Wednesday April 10th at 7:00 PM.  No Board of Zoning Appeals hearings are scheduled.

 

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Girls Basketball

Field Girls Manhandle Akron Ellet 62-22, Mogadore Beats "The Elms" 59-23

The Lady Falcons (8-7) traveled to Akron on Saturday January 18th for a game with the Ellet Orangemen and came away winning 62-22 in a game that really was even that close.  Maria Sziva led the Falcons with 25 points, and in doing so became the all-time leading girls scorer in Field basketball history.  Sydney Kline added 18 points.  Field plays at Coventry on Wednesday January 22nd at 7:00 PM. 

Mogadore (5-10) went to Akron on Monday January 20th for a game with Our Lady of the Elms.  The Elms is struggling through another awful season and after Mogadore's 59-23 win their season sank lower to an 0-15 record.  The Wildcats led at the half 24-9, but then put the game out of reach with a 20-6 third quarter.  In Mogadore's fifth win of the season, Carley Hickle scored 12 and Hope Murphy netted 10.   Ten of the twelve members of the Mogadore team scored as coach Jenn Rich substituted early and often.  The Wildcats go to Garrettsville on Wednesday January 22nd for a 7:00 PM game with Garfield.   The G-Men are 9-4 on the year and 6-1 in the league.

 

Boys Basketball

Falcon Boys Snap Losing Skid, Whip Ravenna 48-45, Wildcats Lose Close One To Crestwood 77-74

The Field Falcons (1-13) went to Ravenna (3-10) and broke their 13 game losing streak by sneaking past the Ravens 48-45.  Jacob Gartner paced the Falcons with 20 points, his second straight game with 20 or more.  As the season progressed, smart money would have pointed to next Tuesday's game at home against Rootstown as the best chance for Field to break the losing streak, as the Rovers are 2-11 on the year and play in a lower state division, but the win against Ravenna was impressive on all levels.  The chance for a two game winning streak is good.  Rootstown (2-11) comes to Field for a 7:00 PM game on Tuesday January 21st.   

In a game that had several big scoring swings, the Crestwood Red Devils prevailed in the end to beat the Mogadore Wildcats 77-74 on Friday January 17th in Mogadore.  Mogadore started off strong and led by 52-40 at one point only to find themselves trailing 70-62 seven minutes later.  The game has serious implications in the Wildcats hopes to win the Portage Trail Conference County Division title for a sixth straight year.  Mogadore goes to 8-2 on the year and  5-2 in the league, while Crestwood improves to 11-1 and 7-1 in the league.  Garrettsville came in the evening with one league loss, but no score is yet available.  For the Wildcats, Lukas Swartz had 32 points, including 15 for 16 at the charity line, while Aaron Morris had 15 and Nate Stephenson scored 10 points.  Leading Crestwood was Blaze Angle with 21 points.  The Wildcats step out of the league on Tuesday January 21st for a game with Akron City Series opponent Kenmore-Garfield.  The game with the Rams will be in Mogadore at 7:00 PM.

 

Trustees Name Bryon Wine To Tax Incentive Review Council

A longtime figure in Suffield Township politics, Paul Young, recently moved from the township to Hartville and has resigned his seat on the Tax Incentive Review Council.  The Suffield Township Board of Trustees on January 14th appointed Bryon Wine to fill Young's vacant seat.  The TIRC meets yearly, or as needed, to review tax abatements that have been negotiated between the business and the Portage County Board of Commissioners.  

 

BZA Hearing Set For January 21st

The Suffield Township Board of Zoning Appeals will meet on Tuesday January 21st at 7:00 PM in the Suffield Community Room.  Gerald Altizer of 1205 Martin Road is requesting a variance to allow him to combine two non-conforming lots into a single non-conforming lot.  The BZA will also hold its annual Re-Organiizational Meeting the same evening just prior to the stated hearing.

Zoning Commission Re-Organizes For 2020

The Suffield Township Zoning Commission met on Wednesday January 8th for their regular monthly meeting and for their annual Re-Organizational meeting.  The Commission elected John Yeargin as its Chairman and Jim Lutz as their Vice Chairman.

 

Youth Baseball & Softball Sign Ups Set

Suffield Youth Baseball and Softball will hold sign ups for the 2020 season on Sunday January 26th from noon until 3:00 PM and again on Saturday February 1st from 10:00 AM until 1:00 PM.  Both sessions will be in the Suffield Community Room at 1256 Waterloo Road.

 

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 460,000 Visitors Since April 1, 2015

As of January 13, 2020, Suffield Township's website had 460,144 visitors since April 1, 2015.  Since the "new" website was adopted, the daily viewership has risen from about 40 per day to over 561.16 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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