On Tuesday September 10th the Suffield Township Board of Trustees held their semi-monthly meeting at 7:00 AM before eight concerned citizens.  Most of the meeting was purely perfunctory in nature.  Trustee Tom Calcei read the Fire Department's monthly report.  August totals included 71 total calls for service.  The Chief Rasnick asked Jordan Stansberrythat the trustees accept the Andrew ArmstrongJohn Crouserresignation of  firefighter Ben Freeman, who is quitting to take a full time job with the Niles Fire Department.  The Chief also asked that the trustees allow him to hire three new firefighters.  They are Andrew Armstrong, John Crouser and Jordan Stansberry.  They will be required to serve the normal one year probationary period. Calcei also said that the Fire Department's annual Open House will be on Sunday October 13th from 11:00 AM until 3:00 PM.

Trustee chairman Jeff Eldreth said that the Road Department has completed the chip and seal program for this year and that the roads will be striped very soon.  He also reminded the other trustees that Halloween is near.  They voted to keep Trick or Treat times the same as in the past.  Trick or Treat will be on Sunday October 27th from 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM.  The Fall Festival at Wingfoot Lake State Park is scheduled for Saturday October 16 from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM.

Bill Steiner from the Portage County Solid Waste Management was on hand to speak about the potential upcoming contract between Suffield Township and his agency.  His talk hinted that a modest increase in fees would be likely in order to maintain services that are now provided.  He mentioned that it now costs $22.00 to $23.00 per ton to process recycle materials.  He blames foreign markets for this increase in costs.  Steiner also suggested that part of the problem in costs is that too high of a percentage of users are putting non-recyclable materials in their recycle carts.  His estimate is that about 38% of what is picked up is not recyclable.  His goal is to decrease that number to 10%.  Oddly enough, Steiner could not provided an estimate on how many Suffield residents used his recycle services.  He also mentioned that it is okay to leave the caps on bottles, which is directly opposite of what the Akron Beacon Journal reported.  He said that how Portage County recycles is quite different that how Summit County does it.

The trustees meet again at 7:00 AM on Tuesday September 24th.  The Zoning Commission meets on Wednesday September 11th at 7:00 PM.  No Board of Zoning Appeals hearings are scheduled.  Both the scheduled meetings are at the Suffield Community Room at 1256 Waterloo Road.

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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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