Early in the morning on Tuesday January 23rd the Suffield Board of Trustees met before an unusually large crowd of fourteen concerned citizens.  Among the crowd were six firefighters.  The meeting started off with Road Superintendent Scott McBroom reporting on what his department had been doing for the past month.  Predictably, he told of their efforts to keep the roads clear of snow and ice. He also reported that they have used a "little more than half their quota of salt" for this year.

Fire Chief Robert Rasnick reported that they had responded to 62 calls for service in December and had ended 2017 with a total of 746 calls, up from 743 call in 2016. He also reported that the department's 2012 ambulance was now back and in service after some body work to remove rust and be repainted.  Rasnick said that the warranty work was done by Horton Manufacturing and that they did the repair and painting at no cost to the township.  The cost of renting an ambulance to use while this work was done will be paid out of fees collected from insurance companies for hospital runs, thus no real out-of-pocket expenses to the township.  He also asked the trustees to accept the resignations of two of his valued firefighters, Randy Porter and Chris Dinkins.   

The Chief asked the trustees for $7,000 to purchase five new ballistic vests for EMS responders to wear when they respond to calls where violence is likely.  Rasnick turned to EMS Coordinator Tim Hinkle to explain the need for vests and further explanations to the trustees.  After some discussion Tom Calcei motioned that the trustees expend $7,000 to buy the vests from Southeastern Emergency EquipmentJared Phillip seconded the motion and all three trustees voted to spend the money.

A short discussion was again had on the Carriage House Lane situation.  This is moving ahead as planned.  Zoning Inspector Adam Bey said that he hoped a "walk through" of the house at 1560 Carriage House Lane could be done sometime next week, but admitted it was hard to coordinate schedules of the four departments involved, plus the new property owner.  In zoning matters, the trustees appointed Adam Bey as the primary representative for Suffield Township to the Portage County Regional Planning Commission and Dave Vartenuk as the alternate representative. 

Some discussion was had on the use of our now closed cemeteries.  While no grave sites are available, the trustees are going to have to determine a policy on allowing the burial of cremation urns in plots where a casket is already interred.  They agreed that a new policy on cemetery use is needed and plan to work on that in the very near future.

Suffield Seal 01 23 2018.JPG croppedAlso on the table for discussion was the proposed new signage for the Suffield Community Center.  Trustee Jared Phillip has been working with sign maker Graphic Detail, Inc of Brimfield to design signs and graphics for the building and the driveway entrances from both Waterloo Road and State Route 43.  Of particular interest to the assembled crowd was a circular sign that some feel is destined to become the "seal" for Suffield.  To the left is this "seal", which incorporates the idea of community, giving attention to the Field Schools, the local farming industry and Suffield's blimp heritage. As stated, this is just a proposal that will be further discussed in the near future.

The trustees next meet on Tuesday February 13th at 8:00 PM in the Suffield Community Center.  The Zoning Commission continues its work on the new Land Use Plan on Wednesday February 14th at 7:00 PM.  There are no Board of Zoning Appeals hearing scheduled.

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Field Girls Lose In OT To Streetsboro 47-43, Wildcats Drop Third Straight

The Falcon (1-2) girls went to Streetsboro on Wednesday December 4th and ended up losing a game that they should have won.  The game was tied at 20 at the end of one half, but then Field ran off the first 12 points of the third quarter.  They were up by ten, 41-31, with about two minutes to go in the fourth quarter, but couldn't hold the lead.  The Rockets scored on a three pointer as time expired to tie the game at 42.  The Falcons played badly in the overtime stanza and lost 47-43.  Maria Sziva scored 17 points and Sydney Kline had 15.  Field hosts Ravenna at 12:30 PM on Saturday December 7th.  Also on December 4th, the Mogadore Wildcats (0-3) went to Palmyra and lost  to the Southeast Pirates 60-28. 

Rockets Roll Past Falcons 81-64

The Field Falcons (0-4) fell behind the Streetsboro Rockets 8-0 and then 15-12 at the end of the first quarter.  After that Streetsboro controlled the game and beat Field 81-64 in a game that wasn't really as close as the final score.   Junior Jordan McComb had one of his best scoring nights ever, finishing with 12 points.  Juniors Jacob Gartner and Bryson Silveus each had 11 points for the Falcons.  The Rockets were paced by sophomore Bryce Vecchio who seemed to score at will, ending with 26 points.  Devin Reese, also a sophomore, added 23 points.  The good news for Field was that the Junior Varsity eked out another win by a 54-48 score.  Field hosts the Ravenna Ravens on Tuesday December 10th at 7:00 PM.

 

Improved Falcons Finish 4-6, Wildcats End At 11-2

Most Suffield children attend Field Local Schools, but Suffield is also home to children who attend Mogadore, Lake and Springfield schools.  Follow their football seasons here.  Click here to see the schedules and scores.

 

Leaf Dump To Close Soon

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.  No final date for leaf dumping has been set, but the trustees have hinted that the dump will be closed for the season on or about December 1st.

BZA Hearing Set For December 17

Cindy and Ken Quesenberry of 1388 Laura Lane want to build a larger accessory building than allowed by the Zoning Resolutions.  The Board of Zoning Appeals has scheduled a hearing to consider a request for a variance.  The hearing is set for Tuesday December 17th at 7:00 PM 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 435,000 Visitors Since April 1, 2015

As of December 2, 2019, Suffield Township's website had 435,462 visitors since April 1, 2015.  Since the "new" website was adopted, the daily viewership has risen from about 40 per day to over 670.53 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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