The Suffield Township Board of Trustees met on Tuesday August 27th at 7:00 before four interested citizens.  Lori Calcei said that the township had received a "More Grant" from the Ohio Township Association in the amount of $500.  This is a yearly grant that must be used for safety equipment.  Chairman Jeff Eldreth motioned that the Suffield Township Historical Society be allowed to mount a four foot by eight foot sign on the south side of the museum.  Tom Calcei seconded the motion, which passed by a 2-0 vote.  Fire Chief Bob Rasnick said that Andrew Crano has resigned from the Fire Department.  He also was happy to report that Michael Morrison has been re-instated to the Fire Department with no probation.  Morrison had resigned in July to work full time at another department, but now finds it possible to also work part time here.  Chief Rasnick recommended that Ryan Evans, Grace Fronk and Emma Harrison be placed on the Fire Department roster is "volunteers".  They will serve a one year probationary period.  They have no fire cards, but are enrolling in the fire school later this year.  All three are State Certified basic EMT's and all three passed a preliminary physical agility test.

Jeff Eldreth said that a lot of Suffield Township residents showed animals at the Randolph Portage County Fair last week, and many came home with first place ribbons.  He congratulated them on their achievement. 

Pete Einloth said that the Road Department is working this week on chip and sealing, with the Henry Luli Construction Company, on Manning and Bolender Roads.  Adam Bey reported that the Big Red Foundation is hoping to put up "senior banners" on State Route 43, north of Saxe Road in Brimfield Township.  These senior banners are not of old folks, but rather seniors at Field High School.  There are forty banners to be hung.  John Yeargin said that the Dollar General store on State Route 43, just south of the Road Department garage, has been open for about two weeks, but will have their official grand opening on Saturday August 31st.  Tom Calcei said that there will be a Halloween event at the Wingfoot Lake State Park on Saturday October 26th from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM.  We will post more details as they become available.

The trustees next meet on Tuesday September 10th at 7:00 AM.  This meeting has been changed from the evening time slot to the morning time and will feature Portage County Solid Waste Management director William Steiner, who was asked to come and discuss his hopes for raising the recycle fees, and, no doubt, will be peppered with other questions on the recycling issue.  The Zoning Commission next meets on Wednesday September 11th at 7:00 PM.  The Board of Zoning Appeals meets TONIGHT at 7:00 PM to hear a request for a variance on an accessory building on North Polen Avenue.

 

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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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