On Tuesday June 12th the Suffield Township Board of Trustees met before a crowd of 17 people.  The issue that drew the most attention was the mowing, or more accurately the lack of mowing, on several township properties.  This is an issue that seems to be dealt with yearly.  Martha Saenger, a Waterloo Road resident, read a prepared text concerning the property at 1864 Waterloo Road.  Her complaint was that the property has not been mowed all year and is a definite eyesore to the neighborhood.  Her daughter Judy Bills, also a neighbor, added her comments on that property.  Trustee Jared Phillip, who is familiar with the property, said that the property owner is planning on baling the tall grass, but hasn't gotten around to it just yet.  He also mentioned that the house is under renovation and the interior is currently in a "gutted state".  Mrs Saenger said that the house has been vacant for four years.  Due to restrictions in the Ohio Revised Code on what a township can do in such situations, the trustees have opted to sending a warning letter to the property owner, giving a ten day notice to cut the lawn.  Two other properties, 923 Waterloo Road and 1526 Trares Road, are also going to be receiving a warning letter.

Tony Badalamenti, an Aurora resident, came to the meeting introduce himself to the trustees and the gathering.  He is a Republican running for county commissioner.  Fire Chief Robert Rasnick came to the meeting to personally give his fire report for the month of May.  The Fire Department responded to 72 calls for service with a large majority of them coming in the last two weeks of the month.  He proudly acknowledged that Captain Robert Dudley was named Ohio EMS Provider of the Year.  Rasnick praised Dudley for the honor and his 48 years of service to the Suffield Fire Department.  The Chief said that the community has received an ISO (Insurance Service Office) rating of 4 for this year, which is the same as last year.  Over the past several years the Fire Department has worked at improving this status.  Insurance rates are in part based on ISO ratings.  Rasnick also said that the Fire Department received a grant from the Bureau of Workers Compensation for $3,960 to buy new firefighter gloves.  The township must match the grant with $792 in local funds.

Trustee Jared Phillip presented the final plan for new signage around the municipal complex.  The trustees agreed to pay Graphic Details, Inc. $5,000 for the work.  The signage includes new lettering (Suffield Community Room) on the east end of the Fire House, a new seal over the entrance and various letterings on the doors and interior lobby.  There will  also be two signs near the road on both State Route 43 and Waterloo Road.  A new face to the sign currently in front of the old Administration Building will soon read, "Suffield Township - Home of the Field Falcons".  

Trustee Jeff Eldreth asked that the township replace a worker who has opted to leave for full time employment elsewhere.  They voted to advertise the position, which will be referred to has "summer help" with up to 40 hours of weekly work at $15.00 per hour.  The actual job posting will appear in the Record-Courier and this website soon.  Eldreth said that the Road Department has been mowing, and is just about finished with crack sealing.  He asked for a purchase order in the amount of $8,000 for culvert work to be done on Palm Road near Saxe Road.  This work MAY be started as soon this Friday, June 15th.  As the road will need to be closed, we'll post his as soon as we know for sure.  

Eldreth also said that David Kuntzman Tree Service was called out for some emergency work.  A tree at the East Lawn Cemetery was in danger of falling on a neighbor's garage and had to be removed right away.  The township has not yet received the bill for these services.  Eldreth also said that he'd like to get started on the planning and building of a new salt barn.  More discussion was postponed until a later meeting. 

Fred Herro asked about the water level at Wingfoot Lake.  Jared Phillip said that the county Soil and Water Resources Department may assist the township in getting the elevation by using their surveying team.  Jim and Janelle Albertoni returned to the trustee's meeting.  Jim complained that Excel Lane should be crack sealed sooner, rather than later.  

The trustees have changed their next meeting date from Tuesday June 26th to Friday June 22nd at 7:00 AM.  The Zoning Commission also changed their June meeting from June 13th to Wednesday June 20th at 7:00 PM.  The Board of Zoning Appeals has a hearing set for Tuesday June 19th at 8:00 PM.  All meetings are in the Suffield Community Room at 1256 Waterloo Road and the public is very welcome.   

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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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