On Tuesday February 13th the Suffield Board of Trustees met before a crowd of ten residents.  Mostly routine matters were discussed or acted upon.  They accepted a one dollar check from the Suffield Township Historical Society for use of the township's original Fire Station, which now houses the Historical Museum.  Trustee Chairman Tom Calcei also read a letter from Historical Society president Judy Calcei in which she thanked the trustees for their continued support and spoke of improvements that the history group has made to the building in the past year.

Trustee Jeff Eldreth asked that Edwin Hanna III be hired as the new year-round part time employee for the Road Department.  Plans are still in the works to hire a part timer for summer work.  No one has been chosen for that position.  Trustee Jared Phillip was absent, but Tom Calcei and Jeff Eldreth voted to hire HannaTom Calcei said that the fight for more Local Government Funds from the State of Ohio is still ongoing.  He and Fiscal Officer Lori Calcei will be meeting with the Portage County Budget Commission to outline Suffield's financial situation.  This will play a part in the Commission's decision on how to divvy up the tax money to the local county subdivisions.

The new owner of the derelict property at 1560 Carriage House Drive is moving forward with his quest to rescue that house from the wrecking ball.  The owner has an engineer working on new drawings and, according to Zoning Inspector Adam Bey, will be applying for a county building permit in the very near future.  Bernie Trares, a neighbor to the house, said that the new owner has started some improvement, such as mowing the property.

Jeff Eldreth said that a representative of the Portage County Health Department asked to speak at the next trustee meeting.  The trustees also voted to reduce load limits on township roads by 35%, which is a yearly procedure.  Eldreth said that he had attended a meeting with other township officials and the County Engineer Mickey Marozzi.  He felt the meeting went well and more meetings are planned.  Some discussion was had on the status of the township cemeteries.  While no firm decision was adopted at this meeting, the trustees appear to be headed to making a formal resolution that would bar any further burials in any the the three township-owned cemeteries.  In the crowd was former trustee Ron Mishler, who recalled that in about 1997 during his 14-year tenure as trustee, the trustees had closed the cemeteries to further burials, but Mishler could not recall if a formal resolution was made at the time.  Trustee Tom Calcei said that he would confer with the county prosecutor on this matter before any further action was taken.  

The next trustee meeting will be on Tuesday February 27th at 7:00 AM.  The Zoning Commission will meet on Wednesday February 14th at 7:00 PM.  No Board of Zoning Appeals meetings are scheduled.

 

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BZA To Hold July 7th Hearing

The Suffield Township Board of Zoning Appeals will hold a public hearing at the Suffield Township Administration Building, July 7, 2020 at 7:00 PM. This hearing is to hear a request from Mark Lake to add an accessory building that exceeds allowable square footage on his property. The request is in a Residential District, at 1227 Martin Rd, Suffield Ohio. This request requires approval of the Board of Zoning Appeals, per Sec. 30.2.K.

In response to the Governor’s Executive order, members of the community will be prohibited from physically attending the July 7, 2020 hearing of the Suffield Township Board of Zoning Appeals. The Suffield Township Board of Zoning Appeals has opted to broadcast this meeting via Microsoft Team Virtual Meeting.

Physical attendance for this meeting will be restricted to members of the appeals board, the Zoning Inspector, the Appeals Board Secretary, 1 trustee, the court reporter and the applicant. If you would like to attend this hearing through Microsoft Team, please send your email address to suffieldtownship@yahoo.com and an invitation to the hearing will be sent to you.

For more information, please call Lori Calcei at 330-819-6947.

All interested parties are invited to attend this hearing through Microsoft Team Virtual Meeting.

 

Trustee Meetings Are Indefinitely Closed To The Public, But Will Be Aired On Facebook

Effective with the trustee meeting set for Tuesday March 24th at 7:00 AM, the trustee meetings will be closed to the public.  They will be streamed live on the township's Facebook page, which is https://www.facebook.com/Suffield-Township-779053555578841/.  This is in response to the corona-virus crisis and in particular to the order by Governor Mike DeWine to limit public gatherings to ten persons or less.

Annual Township Clean-Up Day Canceled For 2020

The Portage County Solid Waste Management District and the Suffield Township Board of Trustees announced that the annual "Clean-Up" Day for 2020 has been canceled.  You can bet that the COVID-19 coronavirus played a major part in this decision, but trustee Jared Phillip speculated that the Solid Waste District has been considering doing away with the collection of old tires as another likely reason.  Regardless, these governmental agencies are hoping to have a "Clean-Up" Day in 2021.

 

Saint Joseph's Cancels Annual Festival

The annual Saint Joseph's Festival has been canceled for 2020.

 

Suffield Township Historical Society Cancels All Events Until Further Notice

In accordance with Governor DeWine's decree to cancel all meetings, the Suffield Township Historical Society has canceled all future meetings until Governor DeWine lifts this ban. We will advise when future meetings are scheduled.    Thank you for your past support and please keep safe during this trying time.   For more information please contact Elizabeth Vence at 330-354-3625.

 

Board of Zoning Appeals Okays Conditional Use Permit

Kyle Conrad came to the Suffield Township Board of Zoning Appeals on Tuesday April 21st and asked for a conditional use permit to allow a tenant to use his building at 1137 State Route 43 as a Electrical Supply business.  The Board limited itself to three members due to the Covid-9 corona-virus and voted 3-0 to allow the conditional use. 

 

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 550,000 Visitors Since April 1, 2015

As of July 3, 2020, Suffield Township's website had 550,136 visitors since April 1, 2015.  Since the "new" website was adopted, the daily viewership has risen from about 40 per day to over 302.73 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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