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.