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 Are Indefinitely Closed To The Public, But Will Be Aired On Facebook

Effective with the trustee meeting set for Tuesday March 24th at 7:00 AM, the trustee meetings will be closed to the public.  They will be streamed live on the township's Facebook page, which is https://www.facebook.com/Suffield-Township-779053555578841/.  This is in response to the corona-virus crisis and in particular to the order by Governor Mike DeWine to limit public gatherings to ten persons or less.

Annual Township Clean-Up Day Canceled For 2020

The Portage County Solid Waste Management District and the Suffield Township Board of Trustees announced that the annual "Clean-Up" Day for 2020 has been canceled.  You can bet that the COVID-19 coronavirus played a major part in this decision, but trustee Jared Phillip speculated that the Solid Waste District has been considering doing away with the collection of old tires as another likely reason.  Regardless, these governmental agencies are hoping to have a "Clean-Up" Day in 2021.

 

Saint Joseph's Cancels Annual Festival

The annual Saint Joseph's Festival has been canceled for 2020.

 

Suffield Township Historical Society Cancels All Events Until Further Notice

In accordance with Governor DeWine's decree to cancel all meetings, the Suffield Township Historical Society has canceled all future meetings until Governor DeWine lifts this ban. We will advise when future meetings are scheduled.    Thank you for your past support and please keep safe during this trying time.   For more information please contact Elizabeth Vence at 330-354-3625.

 

Board of Zoning Appeals Okays Conditional Use Permit

Kyle Conrad came to the Suffield Township Board of Zoning Appeals on Tuesday April 21st and asked for a conditional use permit to allow a tenant to use his building at 1137 State Route 43 as a Electrical Supply business.  The Board limited itself to three members due to the Covid-9 corona-virus and voted 3-0 to allow the conditional use. 

 

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 535,000 Visitors Since April 1, 2015

As of May 23, 2020, Suffield Township's website had 535,025 visitors since April 1, 2015.  Since the "new" website was adopted, the daily viewership has risen from about 40 per day to over 427.36 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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