The trustees met on Monday April 23rd at 7:00 AM before a small gathering of five people. Mostly routine business was discussed and acted upon. Trustee Jared Phillip reported that there was nothing new on zoning matters. He reminded the other trustees that now would be the time to get a marker in Wingfoot Lake to keep track of the elevation of the lake water. Keeping the water level at 1147 feet above sea level is critical to lessen flooding in the southwest corner of the township.
Scott McBroom, Road Department superintendent, reported that the Road Department had completed a cross-over on Steffy Road. He also said that mowing will begin soon. McBroom mentioned that the water problem on Palm Road, which is caused by dam building beavers, is still being worked on. He said that two "state record breaking" beavers have been caught, but more are still there. He is working with the county engineer's office to get the culvert cleaned out. A list of 8.75 miles of roads to be "chip & sealed" this year was presented and can be seen on the "Roads" section of this website under the "Planned Road Work for 2018" title. Trustee Jeff Eldreth asked the trustees to approve spending $10,000 for crack sealing material. These materials would be purchased from Sealmaster. Eldreth also asked for a purchase order in the amount of $1,659 to buy a trailer from Willow Knoll Farms. The trustees agreed to both expenditures. The trustees also opened the sealed bids for road materials. Seven suppliers presented bids. These bids were accepted and the winning bidders will be determined at the next trustee meeting.
Also mentioned was an event to be held at the Community Room on Sunday April 29th from 6:00 PM until 8:30 PM. Maggie Engelhart has planned a "Florida Card Bingo" event in hopes of providing some entertainment, geared mostly for the senior citizens of Suffield. She hopes to make this an ongoing event. Trustee Tom Calcei also reminded everyone that the Township Clean Up Day is coming up on Saturday May 12th. Old tires, batteries and electronics (no tubed televisions or monitors) can be turned in at the Road Department from 8:00 AM until 12:00 PM. The next trustee meeting is Tuesday May 8th at 8:00 PM. The Zoning Commission will meet on Wednesday May 9th at 7:00 PM. The Suffield Township Historical Society is having its annual Plant Sale on Friday & Saturday, May 4th & 5th, from 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM. It will be held this year in front of the Historical Museum.