The Suffield Township Board of Trustees met on Tuesday August 27th at 7:00 before four interested citizens.  Lori Calcei said that the township had received a "More Grant" from the Ohio Township Association in the amount of $500.  This is a yearly grant that must be used for safety equipment.  Chairman Jeff Eldreth motioned that the Suffield Township Historical Society be allowed to mount a four foot by eight foot sign on the south side of the museum.  Tom Calcei seconded the motion, which passed by a 2-0 vote.  Fire Chief Bob Rasnick said that Andrew Crano has resigned from the Fire Department.  He also was happy to report that Michael Morrison has been re-instated to the Fire Department with no probation.  Morrison had resigned in July to work full time at another department, but now finds it possible to also work part time here.  Chief Rasnick recommended that Ryan Evans, Grace Fronk and Emma Harrison be placed on the Fire Department roster is "volunteers".  They will serve a one year probationary period.  They have no fire cards, but are enrolling in the fire school later this year.  All three are State Certified basic EMT's and all three passed a preliminary physical agility test.

Jeff Eldreth said that a lot of Suffield Township residents showed animals at the Randolph Portage County Fair last week, and many came home with first place ribbons.  He congratulated them on their achievement. 

Pete Einloth said that the Road Department is working this week on chip and sealing, with the Henry Luli Construction Company, on Manning and Bolender Roads.  Adam Bey reported that the Big Red Foundation is hoping to put up "senior banners" on State Route 43, north of Saxe Road in Brimfield Township.  These senior banners are not of old folks, but rather seniors at Field High School.  There are forty banners to be hung.  John Yeargin said that the Dollar General store on State Route 43, just south of the Road Department garage, has been open for about two weeks, but will have their official grand opening on Saturday August 31st.  Tom Calcei said that there will be a Halloween event at the Wingfoot Lake State Park on Saturday October 26th from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM.  We will post more details as they become available.

The trustees next meet on Tuesday September 10th at 7:00 AM.  This meeting has been changed from the evening time slot to the morning time and will feature Portage County Solid Waste Management director William Steiner, who was asked to come and discuss his hopes for raising the recycle fees, and, no doubt, will be peppered with other questions on the recycling issue.  The Zoning Commission next meets on Wednesday September 11th at 7:00 PM.  The Board of Zoning Appeals meets TONIGHT at 7:00 PM to hear a request for a variance on an accessory building on North Polen Avenue.

 

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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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