The Suffield Township Board of Trustees again met behind locked doors on Tuesday June 9th.  The meeting was accessible to the public thanks to the wonders of Facebook.

Chief Bob Rasnick said the Fire Department had responded to 66 call for service in May, and are now ahead of last year's pace.  The department has been doing training by utilizing Zoom.  A grant was received and this money will fund buying some new fire hose and paying for boots and some new "turn out" gear.  The chief also said that there will be a drive-by parade on Thursday June 18th to honor Captain Robert Dudley for his 50 years of service to Suffield Township.  Captain Dudley will assume a position in front of the Fire House and cars can drive by beginning about 3:00 PM on Thursday June 18th, which happens to be the anniversary of his hiring date with this township.  Both the Chief and Trustee Jeff Eldreth pointed out that the fifty year milestone is one that is very rarely achieved.

The Road Department has been mowing, and will shortly be done with that task.  They will then do some road patching in preparation for the annual "chip & seal" program.  Trustee Jared Phillip wanted to publicly thank the Portage County Engineer's Office, but no explanation was given.  It was mentioned that former resident Mary Denny will be turning 110 on Wednesday June 10th.  She currently lives in a nursing home in Hartville, but had been a Suffield resident for 102 years of her life.  Trustee Jared Phillip asked for clarification on the leaf dump.  Jeff Eldreth said that the leaf dump is just that - a place to dump leaves in the fall.  The township does not have a dump where residents can dump trash, such as grass clipping and tree trimmings.  

Jeff Eldreth also expressed the desire to have a car show on or about July 10th to be held at the township's municipal facility.  He also mentioned that a fireworks show would be nice for perhaps the Labor Day weekend.  Both these adventures are merely in the planning phase. 

Regarding the "parade" for Captain Robert Dudley, the Fire Department posted the following on their Facebook page:  June 18th the Suffield Fire Department will be honoring Capt. Robert Dudley’s 50 years of service to our community. Unfortunately, due to social distancing, we are unable to throw the party that he deserves. However, we will be hosting a “drive by” tribute to Bob that will be open to the public. If you would like to show your respect to Capt. Dudley, please be at the Suffield Elementary School by 2:45 p.m. on June 18th and remain in your vehicle. Bob and his family will be in front of the Suffield Fire Station to greet you as you drive by. We plan on starting at 3:00 p.m.  Have questions, call the Fire Department at 628-9240.

And lastly, the next trustee meeting will again be held on Tuesday June 23rd at 7:00 AM.  The public will again be excluded, but the meeting will be aired live on Facebook.  The trustees hope to open the meetings to the public on perhaps Tuesday July 14th at 8:00 PM.  The Portage County Health Department and guidelines from the governor's office are the stumbling blocks. The Zoning Commission will meet on Wednesday June 10th at 7:00 PM in the Suffield Community Room.

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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!

 

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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