The Suffield Township Board of Trustees met on Tuesday July 9th for two separate meetings.  First came the annual Budget meeting.  They approved a tentative budget of $2,200,059 for the year 2020.  This meeting was followed by the regular meeting at which they approved placing a one mill, five year levy, on the November 4, 2019 ballot for Road Department expenses.  Trustee Jeff Eldreth said that this money is crucial to making the chip and seal program happen.  The one mill levy is expected to bring in $132,000 per year.

Also on the agenda of topics was some discussion on the Portage County Solid Waste Management's desire to increase recycling rates by seventy-five cents per month beginning in January 2020, and then another seventy-five cents per month in January 2021.  Consensus by the board was that Bill Steiner, director of the solid waste system, should come to a meeting for a more detailed explanation on their cost increase.  Chief Robert Rasnick said that in June his firefighters and EMS units responded to 71 callouts.  He also announced the resignation of Mike Morrison, who is leaving for a full time firefighter's position.  In his place, Keith Jarvis was hired.  Jarvis will be required to serve the usual one year probationary period.  Rasnick also announced that long-time firefighter Captain Connie Mihalik is retiring on July 31st after twenty-five years of faithful service.  A retirement gathering is set for her last day with the department.  That will be Wednesday July 31st from 3-6 PM at the Fire House.

A water problem exists near the Don Fobes residence on Misher Road.  A culvert and catch basin are needed, but the roadway is one of those that are maintained by the Portage County Engineer.  They have refused to correct the situation.  Trustee Jared Phillip is looking into the matter.  Due to the large amount of rain in the past month or so, Jeff Eldreth said that the chip and seal program for this season may be delayed a little.  In the past the Road Department tried to get this program completed before school started, so as to not interfere with school bus operations.

The trustees voted to buy three parcels of land at 1222 State Road 43.  If that address rings a bell to you, you have an extraordinary memory.  That address was once the location of the township's Road Department, and later the location of the old recycle bins.  In about 1990 the property was sold by the township and the present-day owner Kenneth Barton was happy to resell it to the township for $51,000.  The three parcels total 6.7 acres.  Jeff Eldreth said that the land is needed to store stone, slag and other road materials, since the proposed salt barn is to be built where those materials are currently stored.

Kathryn Sheets told the trustees that in June her rain gauge measured 11.36 inches on rain on her Congress Lake Road property.   In the crowd of seven residents was Field School Board President Laura May.

The trustees next meet on Tuesday July 23rd at 7:00 AM.  The Zoning Commission meets on Wednesday July 10th at 7:00 PM.  The Board of Zoning Appeals is set to meet on Tuesday July 16th at 7:00 PM.  All meetings are in the Suffield Community Room.

Archived Articles

Most of the articles, photos and images shown on this website's "front page" are stored so that you can read them later.  To see older information, click the "READ MORE" button at the top of the page and a list of articles will appear.  Click on the article you are interested in reading. 

 

Click on logo to sign up

code red image 20150611 1141728363

 

 

 

 

Click here for more Code Red info

Suffield News

 

 

 Recycle Pick Up Monday January 27th & Tuesday January 28th95lb cart

 

Historical Society To Hold Yearly Business Meeting

The Suffield Township Historical Society will hold their Annual Business Meeting on Sunday, January 19 at 4:00 P.M. in the Suffield Township Historical Museum, located behind the Town Hall. The group will meet to discuss future STHS meetings and to review the by-laws.  Everyone is invited to attend and share ideas for the Society and discuss future speakers/topics.  Note the place, day and time change for the meeting.  The Museum will be open from 2:15 P.M. to 3:45 P.M. for visiting and touring with the meeting commencing at 4:00 P.M.    For more information, contact Elizabeth Vence  330-354-3625

 

Field Girls Outplayed By Ravenna, Mogadore Beats Crestwood Again!

The Lady Falcons (7-7) traveled to Ravenna (8-6) for a game that was pivotal for them if they were to ANY chance of staying in the hunt for a Portage Trail Conference Metro Division title.  An absolute lack of enthusiasm and execution of fundamentals by the Falcons was clearly obvious as the Ravens crawled back from a 20-19 halftime deficit to whip Field 47-35.  Maria Sziva needed eleven points to become the all-time leading girls scorer at Field, but some good Raven defense and some questionable shot selections by Sziva held her to just five points, all at the free throw line.  Ravenna went on an 11-2 run to open the second half and Field was never able to come back.  Sydney Kline had 18 points to lead Field scorers.  The Lady Falcons go to Akron Ellet on Saturday January 18th for a game that is scheduled for 2:00 PM. 

Mogadore (4-10) hosted Crestwood (6-8) on Wednesday January 15th and beat the Red Devils for the second time this season.  The Wildcats beat Crestwood 47-46 on Pearl Harbor Day December 7th and this time on the Mogadore home court beat them 44-40 behind 23 points by senior Hope Murphy and 11 points from sophomore Carley Hickle.  Murphy is the only senior on the team this year.  The four wins so far this year double the entire win total for last year, when the Wildcats finished 2-21.  The win also upped their Portage Trail Conference County Division record to 3-5.  Last year they were 0-12 in the league.  The Wildcat girls go to Our Lady of the Elms on Martin Luther King Day Monday January 20th for a game that is scheduled to start at 6:00 PM.

Falcon Boys Snap Losing Skid, Whip Ravenna 48-45, Mogadore Lose Close One To Crestwood

The Field Falcons (1-13) went to Ravenna (3-10) and broke their 13 game losing streak by sneaking past the Ravens 48-45.  As the season progressed, smart money would have pointed to next Tuesday's game at home against Rootstown as the best chance for Field to break the losing streak, as the Rovers are 1-11 on the year and play in a lower state division, but the win against Ravenna was impressive on all levels.  The chance for a two game winning streak is good.  Rootstown (1-11) comes to Field for a 7:00 PM game on Tuesday January 21st.   

In a game that had several big scoring swings, the Crestwood Red Devils prevailed in the end to beat the Mogadore Wildcats 77-74 on Friday January 17th in Mogadore.  Mogadore started off strong and led by 52-40 at one point only to find themselves trailing 70-62 seven minutes later.  The game has serious implications in the Wildcats hopes to win the Portage Trail Conference County Division title for a sixth straight year.  Mogadore goes to 8-2 on the year and  5-2 in the league, while Crestwood improves to 11-1 and 7-1 in the league.  Garrettsville came in the evening with one league loss, but no score is yet available.  For the Wildcats, Lukas Swartz had 32 points, including 15 for 16 at the charity line, while Aaron Morris had 15 and Nate Stephenson scored 10 points.  Leading Crestwood was Blaze Angle with 21 points.  The Wildcats step out of the league on Tuesday January 21st for a game with Akron City Series opponent Kenmore-Garfield.  The game with the Rams will be in Mogadore at 7:00 PM.

 

Trustees Name Bryon Wine To Tax Incentive Review Council

A longtime figure in Suffield Township politics, Paul Young, recently moved from the township to Hartville and has resigned his seat on the Tax Incentive Review Council.  The Suffield Township Board of Trustees on January 14th appointed Bryon Wine to fill Young's vacant seat.  The TIRC meets yearly, or as needed, to review tax abatements that have been negotiated between the business and the Portage County Board of Commissioners.  

 

BZA Hearing Set For January 21st

The Suffield Township Board of Zoning Appeals will meet on Tuesday January 21st at 7:00 PM in the Suffield Community Room.  Gerald Altizer of 1205 Martin Road is requesting a variance to allow him to combine two non-conforming lots into a single non-conforming lot.  The BZA will also hold its annual Re-Organiizational Meeting the same evening just prior to the stated hearing.

Zoning Commission Re-Organizes For 2020

The Suffield Township Zoning Commission met on Wednesday January 8th for their regular monthly meeting and for their annual Re-Organizational meeting.  The Commission elected John Yeargin as its Chairman and Jim Lutz as their Vice Chairman.

 

Youth Baseball & Softball Sign Ups Set

Suffield Youth Baseball and Softball will hold sign ups for the 2020 season on Sunday January 26th from noon until 3:00 PM and again on Saturday February 1st from 10:00 AM until 1:00 PM.  Both sessions will be 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 460,000 Visitors Since April 1, 2015

As of January 13, 2020, Suffield Township's website had 460,144 visitors since April 1, 2015.  Since the "new" website was adopted, the daily viewership has risen from about 40 per day to over 561.16 per day.  Thanks for taking a look at "suffieldtownshipohio.com".  Tell your friends about us.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wingfoot Lake State Park

wingfoot lake state park 20150623 1970716186

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.

 

Front Page Articles

The articles on the Front Page of this website are written for informational purposes.  While most of these articles chronicle the discussions and actions at the township trustee meetings or zoning meetings, they are not the minutes of those meetings.  The articles are intended to summarize what was said or done.  The actual minutes of the meetings can be found on the "Trustees" page or the "Zoning" page.  Keep in mind that these official minutes are posted only after they are approved by their respective boards and submitted to the webmaster for publication.

Emergency & Assistance

Who to contact in case of emergency and assistance when you need it.

Historical Society

suffield historical society 20150428 1555515514 tn

A great opportunity for community involvement, and many free activities for everyone!  Click on the logo to learn more about the Suffield League.

Visitors

Today493
Yesterday673
This week3044
This month9474

Friday, 17 January 2020 23:46