The Suffield Township Board of Trustees met on Tuesday May 12th, and thanks to Shannon Eldreth the meeting was available to the public through the wonders of the internet and Facebook in particular. 

Fiscal Officer Lori Calcei said that the Bureau of Workers Compensation returned the township's entire $19,000 premium that was billed and paid for in 2018.   The BWC had generated an excess of funds and was returning money to the communities that had paid into the system.  Calcei also said that with the Covid-19 situation and related fiscal matters, she will be monitoring the gas tax revenues and Local Government Fund allocations, both of which will generally affect the 2021 fiscal budget.  Fire Chief Bob Rasnick reported that the Fire Department had participated in 58 calls in April.  This is approximately the same number of calls for service as this time last year.  Rasnick said that the fire fighters had been doing training online.  He also asked that the trustees hire Kasey Beaver.  She will be required to serve the normal one year probationary period.  Trustee Tom Calcei motioned that Beaver be hired.  The trustees voted 3-0 to hire Kasey Beaver.

Tom Calcei also mentioned that the Suffield League's campaign to raise money for new flags to be used in the downtown area was a huge success.  The Suffield League has ordered 200 flags and some new mounting hardware, and hope to have these new flags in place by Memorial Day.   He also confirmed that the Memorial Day parade will not be held  this year.  Trustee Jared Phillip said he had received a noise complaint caused by dirt bikes being operated along Etter Road.  After some discussion, it was decided to table the complaint.

The Zoning Inspector said that the Portage County Land Bank has implied that the Land Bank will likely demolish the derelict property at 2412 Sunnybrook Road by the end of this year.  The cost will be borne by the Land Bank.  The Zoning Inspector also said that the old West Country Club property, of which about nine acres is in Suffield Township, is moving forward and that some zoning moves will need to take place.  He said that the Zoning Commission will take up this matter at their next meeting, which is Wednesday May 13th.  The Zoning Inspector also said that the "food truck" issue will be discussed at the Zoning Commission meeting.  This concerns a man who has been operating a food truck at the Double D Plaza without the benefit of a permit. 

The next trustee meeting will be Tuesday May 26th at 7:00 AM.  The Zoning Commission next meets on Wednesday May 13th at 7:00 PM.  There are no Board of Zoning Appeals meetings scheduled.  

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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!


Annual Crafts Bazaar At The Suffield United Christian Church Has Been Canceled For 2020

The annual Crafts Bazaar usually held during the first week of November at the Suffield United Christian Church has been canceled for this year.  The organizers of the event hope to return next year.



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:



Suffield Township Website Passes 610,000 Visitors Since April 1, 2015

As of November 18, 2020, Suffield Township's website had 610,112 visitors since April 1, 2015.  Since the "new" website was adopted, the daily viewership has risen from about 40 per day to over 420.76 per day.  Thanks for taking a look at "".  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:

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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