The Suffield Township Board of Trustees met before a crowd of nine residents on Tuesday April 12th.  The trustees welcomed Portage County Commissioner candidate Ed Dean to speak on his primary election hopes.  Dean is one of two Republicans seeking the seat that Vicki Kline is vacating at the end of her current term.  Chief Bob Resnick said the Fire Department handled 69 calls for service in March.  He asked the trustees to appoint Chelsea Pratt and Ian Tuel to the Fire Department roster.  Tom Calcei motioned to take the two on in a probationary capacity,  Both Jeff Eldreth and Jared Phillip voted in favor of the hiring.

John Yeargin brought up the issue of the recent barn fire at the Dussel Farm in Brimfield.  All agreed that the barn was a local landmark, which will now be replaced with a metal structure.  Tom Calcei said that this year's Easter Egg Hunt at Wingfoot Lake State Park was a big success with 220 children participating.  Mike Student, park director, said that Wingfoot Lake State Park has drawn so many visitors and events that the State of Ohio is going to increase funding for the park.  Tom Calcei also said that Captain Bob Dudley will be this year's Memorial Day Parade Grand Marshal.  Congratulations to Captain Dudley!

Zoning Inspector Adam Bey said that he has received complaints of free range chickens in Garner Estates, and a home-based engine repair service on Skylark Drive.  He and trustee Jared Phillip are assisting the owner of Windy Acres Farm on State Route 43 to develop the property into a wedding center.  Bey also said that the controversial trash service that was located at 1188 State Route 43 has moved out.  It was unknown where Zehner Trash Service was moving to.  Bey gave the year end zoning report.  In 2021, there was $3,815,465 in new development in Suffield Township, which is about $500,000 less than in 2020.  In 2020, there were nine new houses built in Suffield, but in 2021, only three new houses were built.  Bey was surprised that were 12 more private pool permits issued in 2021.

Trustee Jeff Eldreth asked for and received a purchase order for $7,200 to pay for replacement of a under-road culvert on Shaffer Road.  He also said that the chip and seal program plans for this year have not been finalized, but that Etter Road, Martin Road and Congress Lake Road will certainly make the list this year.  They hope to chip and seal about seven miles of township maintained roads.

The trustees meet next on Tuesday April 26th at 7:00 AM.  The Zoning Commission will meet on Wednesday April 13th at 7:00 PM.  There are likely to be two Board of Zoning Appeals hearings, but those dates have not yet been set.

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Suffield League Sponsors 2023 Chili Cook-Off

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Lion's Club Is Selling Cemetery Blankets 

The Suffield Township Lions Club is selling cemetery blankets beginning November 1st.  The cost is $30.00.  Contact Diane Kuntzman at 699-6856 to order or for more information.

The Lion's Club also has a building next to Suffield Elementary School available.  Call Diane Kuntzman at 699-6856 for more information.


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Suffield Township Website Passes 885,000 Visitors Since April 1, 2015

As of December 28, 2022, Suffield Township's website had 895,161 visitors since April 1, 2015.  Since the "new" website was adopted, the daily viewership has risen from about 40 per day to over 313.93 per day (thirty day moving average).  Thanks for taking a look at "".  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:

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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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