The Suffield Township Board of Trustees met twice on Tuesday October 8th.  At 7:00 PM OTARMA conducted a workshop in which the trustees heard suggestions on how to improve the township's stance in potential claims against the township.  They were reminded to keep their personnel policies up to date, to add "hold harmless" language to their contracts with vendors and how to prepare documents to verify things such as, but not limited to, preventative maintenance to vehicles and equipment, pre-trip inspections and the need to check and verify licensing before employees use township vehicles.

Ben Humphrey with text 10 08 2019Following the workshop session, the trustees went into the regular scheduled meeting.  Chief Robert Rasnick gave his monthly report for Fire Department activity in August 2019.  Included were 77 calls for service and five continuing educations courses for the staff.  He also asked that the trustees hire Benjamin Humphrey.  Rasnick said that Humphrey is enthusiastic about becoming a Suffield Fire Department employee and that he has his Basic EMT certificate and is a Level Two firefighter.  The trustees hired Humphrey and subjected him to the usual one year probationary period.

The trustees also discussed Christmas lighting around the historic Town Hall and decided on using Greensmen, Inc for the job.  The cost is $3,040.  The lights are to be up and on by Thanksgiving and will be on through the first of the year.  Trustee Jeff Eldreth was given the okay to work on a "Suffield Christmas Lighting Display" program in which residents would decorate their houses and then register the address at  the Fire Department.  Other residents could then check the list to see the locations and several township officials would then judge the decorated houses.  This list of locations will likely be added to this website.  There will be gift cards, in amounts yet to be determined, for the winners.  The prize money would come out of NOPEC funds that the township receives from NOPEC to support township events.

Tomorrow night the Zoning Commission will have a public hearing.  The Commission is proposing to allow larger accessory buildings on smaller lots.  The majority of hearings before the Board of Zoning Appeals in the past several years has been for residents who ask to build larger accessory buildings than the Resolutions currently allow.  Following the hearing the Zoning Commission will continue with their regular business meeting.

Christmas Lights competition for 2019Another important announcement was made at the trustee meeting.  Township residents will again be allowed to dump their leaves at 558 Etter Road.  Several reminders must be made.  The dump closes to all traffic at SUNDOWN each day.  When dumping leaves, no other debris, such as branches or trash should be dumped, and if you use plastic bags to transport the leaves, DO NOT LEAVE THE PLASTIC BAGS AT THE DUMP SITE.  

The Fire Department holds it's annual OPEN HOUSE this coming Sunday (October 13th) from 11:00 AM until 3:00 PM.  The Road Department will also be on hand to display their equipment and to allow children to sign their names on the snow plows.  The Portage County Health Department will also be there to administer Flu Shots.  And, of course, there will be a cloud of dust when the Medivac helicopter stops by.  The Suffield Township Historical Society will also have their museum open to the public from 11:00 AM until 3:00 PM.  Mark your calendars for two events this Halloween season.  On Saturday October 26th from 5:00 to 9:00 PM at Wingfoot Lake State Park in the Pine Shelter there will be the first annual Wingfoot Lake State Park Fall Festival.  There will be a lot of activities packed into those four hours.  See the flyer on the right side of  this page.  This event is sponsored by the Wingfoot Lake State Park and the Suffield League.  Then on Sunday October 27th, Trick or Treat will be observed throughout the township from 2:00 to 4:00 PM.

The trustees next meet on Tuesday October 22nd at 7:00 AM.  The Zoning Commission meets at 7:00 PM on Wednesday October 9th.  There are no hearings scheduled for the Board of Zoning Appeals.  

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Girls Basketball

Field Girls Manhandle Akron Ellet 62-22, Mogadore Beats "The Elms" 59-23

The Lady Falcons (8-7) traveled to Akron on Saturday January 18th for a game with the Ellet Orangemen and came away winning 62-22 in a game that really was even that close.  Maria Sziva led the Falcons with 25 points, and in doing so became the all-time leading girls scorer in Field basketball history.  Sydney Kline added 18 points.  Field plays at Coventry on Wednesday January 22nd at 7:00 PM. 

Mogadore (5-10) went to Akron on Monday January 20th for a game with Our Lady of the Elms.  The Elms is struggling through another awful season and after Mogadore's 59-23 win their season sank lower to an 0-15 record.  The Wildcats led at the half 24-9, but then put the game out of reach with a 20-6 third quarter.  In Mogadore's fifth win of the season, Carley Hickle scored 12 and Hope Murphy netted 10.   Ten of the twelve members of the Mogadore team scored as coach Jenn Rich substituted early and often.  The Wildcats go to Garrettsville on Wednesday January 22nd for a 7:00 PM game with Garfield.   The G-Men are 9-4 on the year and 6-1 in the league.

 

Boys Basketball

Falcon Boys Snap Losing Skid, Whip Ravenna 48-45, Wildcats Lose Close One To Crestwood 77-74

The Field Falcons (1-13) went to Ravenna (3-10) and broke their 13 game losing streak by sneaking past the Ravens 48-45.  Jacob Gartner paced the Falcons with 20 points, his second straight game with 20 or more.  As the season progressed, smart money would have pointed to next Tuesday's game at home against Rootstown as the best chance for Field to break the losing streak, as the Rovers are 2-11 on the year and play in a lower state division, but the win against Ravenna was impressive on all levels.  The chance for a two game winning streak is good.  Rootstown (2-11) comes to Field for a 7:00 PM game on Tuesday January 21st.   

In a game that had several big scoring swings, the Crestwood Red Devils prevailed in the end to beat the Mogadore Wildcats 77-74 on Friday January 17th in Mogadore.  Mogadore started off strong and led by 52-40 at one point only to find themselves trailing 70-62 seven minutes later.  The game has serious implications in the Wildcats hopes to win the Portage Trail Conference County Division title for a sixth straight year.  Mogadore goes to 8-2 on the year and  5-2 in the league, while Crestwood improves to 11-1 and 7-1 in the league.  Garrettsville came in the evening with one league loss, but no score is yet available.  For the Wildcats, Lukas Swartz had 32 points, including 15 for 16 at the charity line, while Aaron Morris had 15 and Nate Stephenson scored 10 points.  Leading Crestwood was Blaze Angle with 21 points.  The Wildcats step out of the league on Tuesday January 21st for a game with Akron City Series opponent Kenmore-Garfield.  The game with the Rams will be in Mogadore at 7:00 PM.

 

Trustees Name Bryon Wine To Tax Incentive Review Council

A longtime figure in Suffield Township politics, Paul Young, recently moved from the township to Hartville and has resigned his seat on the Tax Incentive Review Council.  The Suffield Township Board of Trustees on January 14th appointed Bryon Wine to fill Young's vacant seat.  The TIRC meets yearly, or as needed, to review tax abatements that have been negotiated between the business and the Portage County Board of Commissioners.  

 

BZA Hearing Set For January 21st

The Suffield Township Board of Zoning Appeals will meet on Tuesday January 21st at 7:00 PM in the Suffield Community Room.  Gerald Altizer of 1205 Martin Road is requesting a variance to allow him to combine two non-conforming lots into a single non-conforming lot.  The BZA will also hold its annual Re-Organiizational Meeting the same evening just prior to the stated hearing.

Zoning Commission Re-Organizes For 2020

The Suffield Township Zoning Commission met on Wednesday January 8th for their regular monthly meeting and for their annual Re-Organizational meeting.  The Commission elected John Yeargin as its Chairman and Jim Lutz as their Vice Chairman.

 

Youth Baseball & Softball Sign Ups Set

Suffield Youth Baseball and Softball will hold sign ups for the 2020 season on Sunday January 26th from noon until 3:00 PM and again on Saturday February 1st from 10:00 AM until 1:00 PM.  Both sessions will be in the Suffield Community Room at 1256 Waterloo Road.

 

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 460,000 Visitors Since April 1, 2015

As of January 13, 2020, Suffield Township's website had 460,144 visitors since April 1, 2015.  Since the "new" website was adopted, the daily viewership has risen from about 40 per day to over 561.16 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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