The Suffield Township Board of Trustees met on Tuesday April 8th and discussed a myriad of subjects, most could be thought of as routine business matters.  

Fire Chief Bob Rasnick was given the opportunity to present the April Fire Department report.  He noted that the firefighters responded to 44 calls in April, and they are 247 calls ahead of last year's pace.  He asked that former fireman Kyle Knapp be reinstated for the summer, to which the trustees agreed.  Rasnick also said that he and Captain Matt Moulton attended the "Fire Department Instructions Conference" in Indianapolis, Indiana, and that they came home with lots of good information and handouts.  He said it was a very worthwhile adventure for Moulton and himself.

Card Bingo FlyerTrustee Jeff Eldreth reported that the Road Department is working on crack sealing.  He asked the trustees to approve spending another $10,000 for crack seal materials.  The motion was approved.  Eldreth also asked that the township purchase 400 tons of salt.  Last yerar the price was $34.00 per ton, using the ODOT Winter Bid program.  This will save the township a ton of money (pun intended).  Eldreth also asked that the trustees approve spending $3,500 to hire flagers from  Area Wide Patrol for some upcoming crack sealing.  This motion passed.  He also accepted the bids for road materials.  Lastly, Eldreth said that the water problem along Palm Road, very near to the Mogadore Reservoir, wasn't solved by trapping a couple of beavers.  A more permanent solution, which likely includes a new cross-road culvert may be necessary.  No immediate decision was made on this issue.

Trustee Tom Calcei said that he had received a communication from the Portage County Solid Waste District in which Director Bill Steiner reported that 15.9% of the material that the recycle trucks pick up is not recyclable.  The letter received was vague enough so that this is no way to know what areas these unacceptable materials are coming from.  Some discussion was had on this important matter.  Calcei asked that the township website re-post information on what is acceptable and what is not. (Click here to see what CANNOT go into the Recycle Bin).....(Click here to see what CAN BE placed in the Recycle Bin)

Trustee Jared Phillip said that First Energy has finally given the township a cost for the proposed street light at Saxe Road and Congress Lake Road.  Installing the light at a cost of $1,531.25 was approved by the trustees.  Phillip will make arrangements to have the light installed.  It was noted that the cost to maintain the light will be $4.22 per month.  Fiscal Officer Lori Calcei said that Suffield pays about $982 per month for lighting the township.

Trustee Jeff Eldreth said that the "Card Bingo" that was held on Sunday April 29th was very successful.  This program will continue each Sunday evening from 6:00 PM until 8:30 PM.  The event is held in the Suffield Community Room, 1256 Waterloo Road.  All are welcome.

The Board of Trustees next meet on Tuesday May 22, at 7:00 AM.  The Zoning Commission meets on Wednesday May 9th at 7:00 PM.  Both meetings are in the Suffield Community Room, 1256 Waterloo Road.  The annual Suffield League Memorial Day Parade is Monday May 28th at 2:00 PM.  Preceding the parade at 1:00 PM will be a memorial service in front of the historic Town Hall.  This year's Grand Marshal will be Kyle Kreiner.

 

 

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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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