The Suffield Township Board of Trustees met on Tuesday November 10th before a crowd of eleven persons. Chief Robert Rasnick gave his fire report in which he stated the Fire Department had responded to 75 call for service in October. He also said that the Fire Department is hosting the Portage County Health Department on Tuesday November 24th for the purpose of doing free Covid-19 tests. The tests will be conducted in the Suffield Community Room from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM.
Jeff Eldreth reported that the old township administration building, which is now being leased and used as a used car dealer, was broken in to, Keys to all the cars were stolen and four vehicles were taken. Two of the four cars have been recovered. The trustees decided that instead of replacing just the one broken window that they would replace four window at a cost of about $3,200. Jeff Wohlwend will do the window installations.
Jared Phillip has arranged for Green's Men Christmas Lighting to light up the town hall this year. The trustees approved spending $2,985 for the work. The contractor will have the lights up by Thanksgiving Day. The township can received a 5% discount if the invoice is paid before installation. According to Jeff Eldreth there have been seven people who have signed up for the Christmas Lighting contest. Entrance forms can be obtained in the lobby of the Fire Department. Judging is tentatively set for December 12th. Shannon Eldreth asked that the trustees purchase a new refrigerator for the Town Hall kitchen. The trustees authorized spending up to $800 for the new unit.
Jeff Eldreth motioned that the trustees "sub-grant" $25,000 of the CARES Act money to the Food Shelter. The motion carried 3-0. He also motioned that any remaining funds from the CARES Act money be used for Fire Department payroll expenses.
The trustees next meet on Tuesday November 24th at 7:00 AM. The Zoning Commission next meets on Wednesday November 11th at 7:00 PM. No Board of Zoning Appeals hearing are set.