The Suffield Township Board of Trustees met on Tuesday November 12th.  They discussed a number of topics, but the discussion of recycling was once again the top item.  The township's contract with the Portage County Commissioners that deals with our current recycling program comes to a conclusion at the end of 2020.  While that seems like a long way off, the subject has drawn a lot of traction around the county, especially since other township and cities are currently having discussions with the Portage County Solid Waste District.  And those talk have hinted at higher monthly or yearly costs to residents.  It appears to be a foregone conclusion that the $2.25 fee per month that Suffield residents now enjoy for the biweekly recycle collections is going to increase beginning in 2021.  The question that begs to be answered is by how much.  Naturally no decisions were arrived at tonight, since there have been no actual negotiations with Bill Steiner or the Commissioners, but how the County handles the other townships during the next several months is sure to have an impact on Suffield.

Fire Chief Bob Rasnick said the Fire Department responded to 81 calls for service in October, the staff attended five training sessions, and the need to replace thirty firefighter helmets has arisen.  Trustee Tom Calcei motioned that the township spend up to $9,000 for new helmets.  Chairman Jeff Eldreth seconded the measure and it was passed 2-0.  Trustee Jared Phillip was absent.  The Chief also asked for permission to allow Captain James Taylor and himself to attend the annual Firefighter Conference in Indianapolis in 2020.  Traditionally, Suffield has sent firemen to this conference every other year.  Last year the Department's Explorers raised money for the trip and represented the township.  Rasnick asked well in advance so that he could secure reservations at a reduced price of $620 per person.  The trustees agreed that both firemen could attend this event.  The Chief also said that there will be a controlled burn of the house at 2378 Sunnybrook Road on Saturday November 23rd.  The fire crews will arrive about 8:00 AM and the actual burning is to begin about 9:00 AM.

Gail Pavliga, a Republican hoping to unseat 75th District State Representative Randi Clites, stopped by to introduce herself and explain her qualifications and goals for the position, which will be on the November 2020 ballot.  Pavliga, who is an impressive speaker, is from nearby Atwater Township.  Adam Bey, zoning inspector, said that the Zoning Commission had voted to increase the size of accessory buildings and to allow a height increase to 25 feet for such buildings.  They then forwarded the change to the Portage County Regional Planning Commission, who will hear the issue on Wednesday November 13th.   After Regional Planning approves the changes, as they are expected to do, the issue will come before the Suffield Township trustees for a final hearing and vote, in all likelihood on December 10th.  

The trustees also set the meeting schedule for the last two months of 2019.  The second meeting for November will remain the same, that being Tuesday November 26th at 7:00 AM.  The December meetings for  trustees will be on Tuesday December 10th at 7:00 PM and Tuesday December 24th at 7:00 AM.  They have set Tuesday December 10th at 6:30 PM for the above mentioned Zoning Resolution change, and have set Tuesday December 31st at 7:00 AM for the annual re-organizational meeting.  The Zoning Commission next meets on Wednesday November 13th at 7:00 PM.  There are no Board of Zoning Appeals hearing set at this time.

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Field Girls Lose In OT To Streetsboro 47-43, Wildcats Drop Third Straight

The Falcon (1-2) girls went to Streetsboro on Wednesday December 4th and ended up losing a game that they should have won.  The game was tied at 20 at the end of one half, but then Field ran off the first 12 points of the third quarter.  They were up by ten, 41-31, with about two minutes to go in the fourth quarter, but couldn't hold the lead.  The Rockets scored on a three pointer as time expired to tie the game at 42.  The Falcons played badly in the overtime stanza and lost 47-43.  Maria Sziva scored 17 points and Sydney Kline had 15.  Field hosts Ravenna at 12:30 PM on Saturday December 7th.  Also on December 4th, the Mogadore Wildcats (0-3) went to Palmyra and lost  to the Southeast Pirates 60-28. 

Rockets Roll Past Falcons 81-64

The Field Falcons (0-4) fell behind the Streetsboro Rockets 8-0 and then 15-12 at the end of the first quarter.  After that Streetsboro controlled the game and beat Field 81-64 in a game that wasn't really as close as the final score.   Junior Jordan McComb had one of his best scoring nights ever, finishing with 12 points.  Juniors Jacob Gartner and Bryson Silveus each had 11 points for the Falcons.  The Rockets were paced by sophomore Bryce Vecchio who seemed to score at will, ending with 26 points.  Devin Reese, also a sophomore, added 23 points.  The good news for Field was that the Junior Varsity eked out another win by a 54-48 score.  Field hosts the Ravenna Ravens on Tuesday December 10th at 7:00 PM.

 

Improved Falcons Finish 4-6, Wildcats End At 11-2

Most Suffield children attend Field Local Schools, but Suffield is also home to children who attend Mogadore, Lake and Springfield schools.  Follow their football seasons here.  Click here to see the schedules and scores.

 

Leaf Dump To Close Soon

Township residents will again be allowed to dump their leaves at 558 Etter Road. Several reminders must be made. The dump closes to all traffic at SUNDOWN each day. When dumping leaves, no other debris, such as branches or trash should be dumped, and if you use plastic bags to transport the leaves, DO NOT LEAVE THE PLASTIC BAGS AT THE DUMP SITE.  No final date for leaf dumping has been set, but the trustees have hinted that the dump will be closed for the season on or about December 1st.

BZA Hearing Set For December 17

Cindy and Ken Quesenberry of 1388 Laura Lane want to build a larger accessory building than allowed by the Zoning Resolutions.  The Board of Zoning Appeals has scheduled a hearing to consider a request for a variance.  The hearing is set for Tuesday December 17th at 7:00 PM 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 435,000 Visitors Since April 1, 2015

As of December 2, 2019, Suffield Township's website had 435,462 visitors since April 1, 2015.  Since the "new" website was adopted, the daily viewership has risen from about 40 per day to over 670.53 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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