The Suffield Township Board of Trustees conducted an advertised executive session prior to their regular meeting. The smaller than usual crowd of six people waited patiently for the executive session to end and the trustees to get down to the important business of running the township.  Once the meeting began, trustee Tom Calcei reported that the fire truck that had been wrecked a couple months ago was back in its home garage and would be put back into service in the next day or two.  Otherwise there was nothing new going on at the Fire Department.  Trustee Jeff Eldreth said that the road work on Portage Line Road was near completion, after the contractor had "fogged" the new road surface.  It still needs to be striped.  Trustee chairman Dave Vartenuk said that there was nothing to report on Carriage House Drive, as the Sheriff's Sale has not yet been scheduled.  He mentioned that the Zoning Commission would be taking the month of August off, but would return to action on September 13th.  He also said the Board of Zoning Appeals will meet on August 17th to decide whether or not to issue a variance to a resident at 1153 Congress Lake Road who wants to build an oversized accessory building.  It was mentioned that the property on Waterloo Road at Portage Line Line appears to headed toward some sort of development as dozers have been knocking down trees and clearing land, but no one has yet come forth seeking permits.  This discussion brought about questions on the "Welcome to Suffield" sign that sits in front of this property.  No action was taken on that matter.

Tom Calcei spoke on a meeting he had with other county township officials concerning the formula used to distribute Local Government Funds.  Each ten years a commission, consisting of the County Auditor (Janet Esposito), the County Treasurer (Brad Cromes) and the County Prosecutor (Victor Vigluicci), consider how to divide funds from the State to each of the political subdivisions in the county for the next ten years.  Townships have complained that the formula used in the past is unfair to the townships and too generous to the cities.  The meeting that Calcei attended yesterday produced a plan that would use population as one of the factors in the money distribution.  Another meeting on this issue is upcoming, and Calcei said he would report back to the Board of Trustees after that meeting.   Money received from this funding stream is extremely important to the financial health of Suffield.

Dave Vartenuk asked if there were any problems with the recycling program, now that it's been in effect for a little more than six months.  The trustees agreed that they were favorably impressed with the program so far.  No one in the audience had any objections on the issue.   

(the following is a reminder of the revised trustee meeting schedule)  Several changes were made to the meeting schedule for the Suffield Township Board of Trustees.  The first is that the regular meeting for Tuesday August 8th has been changed to Thursday August 3rd at 8:00 PM.  There will be an executive session at 6:00 PM, which is closed to the public.  Another change to the meeting schedule is that the regular meeting set on Tuesday August 22nd has been rolled back to Tuesday August 15th at 8:00 PM.  The regular meeting set for Tuesday September 12th has been reset for Thursday September 7th at 8:00 PM.  All meetings are at the Township Administration Building.  And, don't forget, beginning September 26th, the second regularly scheduled monthly meeting will be at 7:00 AM. 

Incidentally, the Zoning Commission is not meeting this month.  The Board of Zoning Appeals has a hearing set for Thursday August 17th at 8:00 PM.  David Stormer of 1153 Congress Lake Road is requesting a variance to build an oversize accessory building.

 

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Jeff Eldreth 08 27 2016 with text

David T. Vartenuk 01 11 2017 with text

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Fire Department To Hold Open House

The Suffield Township Fire Department will hold its annual Open House on Sunday October 10th from 11:00 AM until 3:00 PM.  Refreshments will be served and all are welcome.  Come out and meet your neighbors and members of your local Fire Department.

 

Field Picks Up First Win, Beating Springfield 28-0, Mogadore Survives Warren JFK 16-14 And Lake Falls From the Unbeaten Ranks

In week number six on Friday September 24th, the Field Falcons went to Springfield and beat the Spartans 28-0 for their first win of the 2021 season.  Field's record goes to 1-4 and Springfield drops to 1-4.  Mogadore took their show on the road to Warren and outlasted the John F. Kennedy Eagles 16-14.  The Wildcats are now 5-1 and the Warren JFK squad drops to 3-2.  In a battle of unbeatens, Federal League rivals, Lake and Jackson, played Friday night in Hartville and the Jackson Polar Bears prevailed 30-28.  Jackson goes to 5-0 on the year, while Lake drops to 4-1.  Lake plays at Canton McKinley (3-3) next week.    

Historical Society Looking For Old Field High Yearbooks

The Suffield Township Historical Society is hoping to complete their collection of old Field High School, and old countywide yearbooks.  These were originally known as "Speedometers".  Needed are books from the following years: 1916, 1917, 1918, 1923, 1924, 1935, 1945, 1946, 1949, 1953, 1958, 1962, 1963, 1964 and 1965.  Call or e-mail Elizabeth Vence at 330-354-3625 or "suffieldtwphistory@gmail.com" to donate old books or to learn more.

 

Crafts Bazaar Slated For Saturday November 20th

The annual Crafts Bazaar at the Suffield United Church of Christ is set for Saturday November 20th.   The church is located at 1115 State Route 43.  For more information, call 333-699-4342.

 

Card Bingo Returns On Sunday Evenings

After a log absence, the very popular "Card Bingo" will make its return to Suffield Township on Sunday July 11th.  The games will be played at the Suffield Community Room at 1256 Waterloo Road.  Doors will open a little before 6:00 PM and the games begin at 6:00 PM.  Bring your neighbors and a couple dollars in change and enjoy the evening. 

 

BZA Grants Two Variances

The Suffield Township Board of Zoning Appeals met on Tuesday September 7th to consider two separate variance requests.  Doug and Jill Dickey of 350 Garner Drive asked that they be allowed to build an eight foot tall privacy fence along their side property line. The Zoning Resolutions allow a six foot maximum height.  No one opposed the request.  Board member Brian Cheshire motioned that the variance request be approved.  Bryon Wine seconded the motion and it passed 5-0.  The second hearing was much more contentious.  Mark Wake of 1227 Martin Road asked a variance to be allowed to add a third accessory building on his property.  This third building would violate the Zoning Resolutions as only two accessory buildings are permitted and the total square footage of the three buildings would exceed the amount allowed for a lot the size owned by Mr. Wake.  Brian Cheshire motioned that the variance be permitted with the condition that no more than two animals be housed in the new structure.  The motion carried by a 3-2 vote.

 

Suffield Township Website Passes 765,000 Visitors Since April 1, 2015

As of September 21, 2021, Suffield Township's website had 765,082 visitors since April 1, 2015.  Since the "new" website was adopted, the daily viewership has risen from about 40 per day to over 479.40 per day (thirty day moving average).  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

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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