Early on a beautiful spring-like morning the Suffield Township Board of Trustees met to discuss business and pay the bills.  Also on hand was Becky Lehman and several others from the Portage County Health Department, pitching the upcoming countywide health levy and reminding the township that low interest loans for failing septic systems are available again this year.  Bob Rasnick, the Fire Chief, gave his report and all is well at the Fire Department.  He said that they had an unusually high volume of calls (75) in January.  They also had six training sessions and that he has applied for FEMA grants for a new pumper truck and firefighter turnout gear. 

Road Superintendent Scott McBroom also reported on road happenings.  Full-time road department employee Tim Fox has left the department, necessitating the search for a replacement. McBroom also said they had problems with water on the roadway in several locations, due largely to heavy rains and the warm temperature that quickly melted away the last snow falls.  This flooding occurred on Manning, Palm, Congress Lake  and Trares Roads.  

Adam Bey, Zoning Inspector, reported that the Zoning Commission was well on its way to rewriting the Suffield Township Land Use Manual.  As part of this procedure, input from the community is both requested and appreciated.  Beginning on March 1st, the township is looking for residents to complete a survey that will help the Zoning Commission to understand how the residents would like to see the community unfold in the next twenty year cycle.  An online survey will be up and running on Thursday March 1st.  A link to that site will posted on this website and well as several of the local newspapers.  For those who would prefer doing the survey the old-fashioned-way, copies of the survey will be available at the Fire Department or by contacting Adam Bey.  The duration of the surveying will be through the end of March.  The survey is quick and easy, only twenty multiple choice questions. 

Some discussion was had on the water level of Wingfoot Lake and how to get the railroad, the Wingfoot Lake State Park administration and the Portage County Health Department all on the same page, so that the water level of the lake is maintained in order to prevent flooding in the southwestern portion of the township.  Trustee Jared Phillip noted that this has been a yearly problem and seems to go away as summer arrives and people tend to forget the spring flooding.  He said that he helped to clear out a drainage ditch along Mishler Road, just south of Spring Valley Drive, but other work is necessary, and determining the level of the lake, and keeping it at an acceptable level is equally important to solving the yearly water problem.

The next trustee meeting will be on Tuesday March 13th at 8:00 PM in the Suffield Community Center, 1256 Waterloo Road.  The Zoning Commission meets at 7:00 PM on Wednesday March 14th.  There are no Board of Zoning Appeals hearings scheduled.     

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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!

 

Annual Crafts Bazaar At The Suffield United Christian Church Has Been Canceled For 2020

The annual Crafts Bazaar usually held during the first week of November at the Suffield United Christian Church has been canceled for this year.  The organizers of the event hope to return next year.

 

 

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.

 

 

Suffield Township Website Passes 610,000 Visitors Since April 1, 2015

As of November 18, 2020, Suffield Township's website had 610,112 visitors since April 1, 2015.  Since the "new" website was adopted, the daily viewership has risen from about 40 per day to over 420.76 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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