You may be wondering, where is the Pretty Glen Dam?  As you travel north on Cleveland Avenue through Mogadore and have passed the old West Country Club, you cross a short bridge over the Little Cuyahoga River.  Just to the east of the roadway is a small dam.  About a year ago the Portage County Commissioners, who actually own this Pretty Glen Dam, considered whether to remove the dam or continue to maintain it at a cost that was somehow estimated to be $50,000 per year.  After a monumental effort, spearheaded by John Yeargin, the Commissioners were convinced that keeping the dam was in the best interests of Suffield Township, as the pool that is formed by the dam is an important source of water for the Fire Department. 

On September 3rd, the Suffield Township Trustees were informed in a letter from Jeff Lonzrick, Portage County Water Resources Department Director, that the county was in the process of planning and then building a 12" water line from their existing water lines in Brimfield to the water system that serves Rivermoor Estates.  This line, to be completed no later than the spring of 2017, would be constructed along Sunnybrook Road in Brimfield, down Saxe Road and then south on Martin Road to Rivermoor Estates.  As part of this project, hydrants would be placed along it for fire suppression, "which should eliminate the Fire Department's need to maintain a dry hydrant" near the Mogadore Reservoir.

The building of this water line and the placement of high pressure hydrants is thought to be the next move in getting the Pretty Glen Dam removed.  In the past several years it has become fashionable to remove dams along rivers.  Several dams have been removed from the Cuyahoga River in Kent, Munroe Falls and Cuyahoga Falls.  It appears certain from discussion by the trustees that they and John Yeargin will continue to make it known to the Commissioners that the Pretty Glen Dam is a viable resource to the community.  More on this later.

This important issue was discussed again at the September 22nd Trustee's Meeting.  John Yeargin pointed out that the water line mentioned above is becoming more of a reality each day.  It was noted that construction of the water line along Sunnybrook Road has gone south from Tallmadge Road in Brimfield and is already nearing Saxe Road.  Yeargin was to meet with county officials to gather more info and to convey the Suffield Township's desire for the Pretty Glen Dam to remain intact.

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Zoning Hearing Postponed Until January 26th

The Suffield Township Board of Trustees have postponed their public hearing on Zoning Resolution changes from January 12 to January 26th.  The meeting will convene at 7:00 PM in the Suffield Community Room.

 

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!

 

Suffield Township Website Passes 635,000 Visitors Since April 1, 2015

As of January 15, 2021, Suffield Township's website had 635,252 visitors since April 1, 2015.  Since the "new" website was adopted, the daily viewership has risen from about 40 per day to over 391.36 per day.  Thanks for taking a look at "suffieldtownshipohio.com".  Tell your friends about us.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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

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