The Suffield Township Board of Trustees met on Tuesday August 13th at 7:30 PM to conduct a public hearing on some Zoning Resolution changes.  After some discussion, the trustees voted 3-0 to accept the changes.  The changes become township law in thirty days unless there is an appeal to the County Prosecutor's Office.  (click here for Zoning Resolution text changes)

Then the trustees met again, this time for their regular business meeting.  Many issues were discussed.  Tom Calcei mentioned that Fire Department Captain Connie Milahik had retired at the end of July after twenty-five years of faithful service.  He also mentioned that she received a check for $10,000 from the trustees in appreciation of her Captain Connie Mihalikservice.  Just two meetings ago the trustees had voted to award fire department employees $10,000, if they had twenty-five or more years of part-time service.   Captain Mihalik is the first Suffield Township employee to receive this benefit.  Part-time fire department workers are not eligible for pensions from either the Ohio Police and Fire Pension Fund or from the Public Employees Retirement System.  Calcei also gave the monthly fire department report.  The firefighters responded to 84 calls for service in July.

The new Dollar General store on State Route 43 is nearing completion.  They expect to be open approximately September 3rd, but may open before that.  The Dollar General people have informed the trustees that they want to apply for a license to sell beer.  The trustees voted to not oppose their request.  Fiscal Officer Lori Calcei submitted the county-approved 2020 budget and the trustees voted to accept it as written.  The Portage County Board of Elections asked trustee chairman Jeff Eldreth to remind Suffield residents that they are in need of poll workers.  The County will pay poll workers $20 to attend a training session and $120 to man the polls on election day.  Need more info, call 330-297-3512.   Eldreth also mentioned that the 2020 Census is rapidly approaching.  Census workers will be around the township and each will be armed to an official U.S. Census handbag and an official badge. 

Zoning Inspector Adam Bey reported that he had issued some permits for pools and for one new house on Pheasant Lane. He also said that there will be a Board of Zoning Appeals hearing on Tuesday August 27th at 7:00 PM, concerning an accessory building on North Polen Road.  Bey also said that there is some interest in a couple township properties, of which both have become eyesores.  He hopes to have more information to pass along at future meetings.

Jeff Eldreth said that Henry Luli Construction Company is preparing to start the chip and seal program next week and hopes to have about half of the work done before the school year begins.  Eldreth asked for a purchase order in the amount of $18,000 to buy slag.  The trustees agreed to spend the money.

Some familiar faces returned to the crowd tonight.  Of the eleven people present, it was good to see Dennis Copley, Dave Vartenuk and Howard Coomer again.

The trustees next meet Tuesday August 27th at 7:00 AM.  The Board of Zoning Appeals has a hearing on Tuesday August 27th at 7:00 PM.  Both meetings are in the Suffield Communty Room at 1256 Waterloo Road.

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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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