On Tuesday April 9th the Suffield Board of Trustees met before about eight people.  Fire Chief Bob Rasnick gave his monthly report which outlined the 62 calls for service that the Fire Department had responded to in March.  He said that this year's call totals is about the same as this time last year.  He also reported that this coming Friday six of his Fire Explorers and three adult advisers will be going to Indianapolis, Indiana for the annual Fire Department Instructors Conference.  Cost of the trip, which includes renting a van and hotel accommodations, is being paid from money earned at last fall's fundraiser.  The Chief also said that the Suffield Fire Department and the Mogadore Fire Department pooled money in order to get six thermal imagers for the price of five.  These imagers have come significantly down in cost over the years.  The first one our department ha, which the manufacturer had loaned to the New York Fire Department just after the September 11th disaster, cost $14,700, while these new imagers were $542 each.  The new ones are also much smaller than the older units.

On March 20th there was a statewide Tornado Alert Safety Drill.  At that time the Code Red system that Suffield Township participates in was activated.  About 5,000 phone numbers in Suffield were called to advise of the drill.  The system recognized that only about 1,800 of the phones actually received the notification.  Chief Rasnick said that there are a lot of phone numbers for persons in Suffield that still need to be added.  He suggested, for those who have not yet registered for Code Red Weather Alerts, that they go to the Suffield Township website and click on the Code Red logo on the right side of the home page and sign up for the alerts.  It is free and confidential.  Remember that this alert system can be added to your home land line and to any cell phone. 

Lori Calcei mentioned that the Portage County Board of Elections is in need of poll workers for the upcoming primary election.  The caveat is that someone who wants to work at the polls needs to receive training beforehand.  The last training date before the May 7th primary is April 19th.  Call the Board of Elections at 330-297-3511 for further info.

In a move that made a lot of commonsense the trustees voted to remove an addendum to the Zoning Resolution that prohibited dangerous dogs.  Since the township has no authority to enforce such a ban, the document, which was added to the Zoning Resolution on 2002, was removed.  Dangerous dogs are handled by the Portage County Dog Warden.  Trustee Jared Phillip asked for and received a purchase order in the amount of $1,500 to pay Hammond Tree & Associates for shooting elevations at Wingfoot Lake.  He said that the actual cost would be between $800 and $1,500.  The water level there is supposed to be no higher than 1147 feet above sea level according to a 1916 court case.  Once the elevation is determined, three markers are planned to memorialize the level. 

Road Department foreman Pete Einloth told the trustees of what his department has been doing and what they plan to do in the near future.  Trustee chairman Jeff Eldreth motioned that the trustees accept the report for the Suffield Township Tax Incentive Review Council.  It was received unanimously.  Eldreth also motioned that the trustees accept an annexation agreement with the Village of Mogadore for seven tenths of an acre in the old West Country Club property.  This issue also passed.  Eldreth postponed any discussion on the proposed new salt barn until trustee Tom Calcei could be there. 

The next trustee meeting is on Tuesday April 23rd at 7:00 AM.  The Zoning Commission will not meet on April 10th, but on Wednesday April 17th at 7:00 PM.  No Board of Zoning Appeals are scheduled.  These meetings will be at the Suffield Community Room at 1256 Waterloo Road. The annual Suffield League Easter Egg Hunt is this coming Sunday April 14th at 1:00 PM at the Wingfoot Lake State Park.  The event is for children twelve and under. 

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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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