The Suffield Township Board of Trustees conducted their annual Re-organizational meeting on January 1st before a small, but interested crowd of five residents.  Tom Calcei, entering his ninth year as trustee was elected Chairman of the Board for 2018 and Jeff Eldreth was re-elected Vice Chairman.  Newly sworn trustee Jared Phillip sat at his first meeting as a trustee and showed some great poise and understanding.  Most of the items discussed were random, run-of-the-mill issues that are so mundane that no report of them seems necessary.  However, the trustees voted to keep the meeting schedule the same as the past four months, that being their first monthly meeting will be on the second Tuesday of the month at 8:00 PM and the second meeting will be on the fourth Tuesday at 7:00 AM.  Both meetings will at the Suffield Community Room.  (formerly referred to as the Fire House Community Room)

Robert Rasnick was hired again as Fire Chief with a small pay increase.  A roster of Fire Department employees was approved and those serving will receive a forty cent per hour increase in pay.  Scott McBroom was retained as Road Department superintendent and Tim Fox was rehired as Road Department laborer, both at small pay increases.  These three are the township's only full-time employees.  Adam Bey was reappointed as Zoning Inspector, Jeff Childers reappointed as Webmaster and Shannon Eldreth was again re-tasked as Town Hall Administrator.  Current Zoning Commission Chairman John C. Yeargin was reappointed to a new five year term on the Zoning Commission.   William Evans and Mason Kisamore were named as alternates to the Zoning Commission for the year 2018.  Mark Frisone of the Board of Zoning Appeals has moved to Edinburg and in his place David G. Duma was appointed to a five year term.  For 2018, the Board of Zoning Appeals alternates will be David (Pete) Einloth and Matt Loos.

Zoning fees will remain unchanged for 2018.  There are some very minor changes to the rules for renting the Town Hall.  The trustees voted to enact a Temporary Appropriations budget of $2,143,102.

Jared Phillip sworn in by Lori Calcei 12 29 2017

In other trustee news, the trustees also met on Friday January 29th.  The trustees were told by Fiscal Officer Lori L. Calcei that the property insurance for the township in 2018 was going to increase to $19,909 from $19,474.  The Fire Department handled 46 calls for service in November 2017.  The Fire Department's ambulance that was sent to Columbus for repainting will beTom Calcei sworn in by Lori Calcei 12 29 2017 returned about the middle of January, and the township's other ambulance was damaged in an accident at an Akron hospital when a private ambulance collided with it.  No estimates of damage were mentioned.  Adam Bey said that they were still on track to demolish the house at 1560 Carriage House Lane.  He also said that for the year 2017, there was $1,873,175 in new added-value to the township, which was $231,675 more than in 2017.  This included six new homes.  He also said that the township received $3,499 in zoning fees.  The high point of the meeting was when Tom Calcei and newly elected Jared Phillip were sworn into office as trustees by Portage County Recorder Lori Calcei.

The trustees next meet on Tuesday January 9th at 8:00 PM.  The Board of Zoning Appeals next meets on Tuesday January 2nd at 7:30 for their Re-Organizational Meeting to be followed at 8:00 PM for a hearing on a lot-splitting issue.  The Zoning Commission continues its work on the Land Use Plan on Wednesday January 10th at 7:00 PM.  All meetings are at the Suffield Community Room.

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Suffield Township Website Passes A Quarter Of a Million Visitors Since April 1, 2015

As of December 13, 2018, Suffield Township's website had 270,301 visitors since April 1, 2015.  Since the "new" website was adopted, the daily viewership has risen from about 40 per day to over 273.68 per day.  Thanks for taking a look at "suffieldtownshipohio.com".  Tell your friends about us.

 

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Local High School Basketball Scores & Schedules

Falcons Boys Lose Close One To Streetsboro, 55-47 

The Field Falcon (1-3) boys team hosted the Rockets of Streetsboro and played well enough to win, but came up short by a 55-47 score on Friday evening.  The game was pretty much even until the last couple minutes when the Falcons took some questionable shots and the Rockets pulled away.  Jacob Lupardus scored 19 and Jaheim James has 13.  The Mogadore Wildcat boys team played Friday evening in Youngstown against Valley Christian and lost their opener 55-52.

Field Girls Impressive In Win Over Woodridge

The Falcon girls (4-2) played on Wednesday December 12th in Cuyahoga Falls and beat the Woodridge Bulldogs by a 56-31 count, raising their record to 4-2 on the year.  Samantha Kline scored 16 points, while Maria Sziva and Cortney Currey each had 13 points.  Meanwhile, the Wildcat girls continue to struggle mightily.  They were beaten on Wednesday in Palmyra by the Southeast Pirates 62-22. 

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BZA Hearing Set For December 18th At 8:00 PM

Jeremy Richards of 571 Mishler Road has asked for a Board of Zoning Appeals hearing to request two variances on his property.  He wants to build closer to the lot line than allowed and he wants to build a larger accessory building than is allowed for the size of his lot.  The BZA will meet in the Suffield Community Room on Tuesday December 18th at 8:00 PM to hear the requests.

 

Historical Society Elects New Officers

The Suffield Township Historical Society met on Sunday December 9th and elected new officers.  John Saxe was elected president, Elizabeth Vence treasurer and Bev Persons secretary.  The STHS also voted to purchase new signs for the outside of the museum at a cost of $327.  They also voted to give Suffield Township $1,000 towards the purchase of the proposed electronic sign that will be placed in front of the historic Town Hall.  Township trustee Tom Calcei was on hand to accept a check for $1,000 from president John Saxe and treasurer Elizabeth Vence.  Also on the agenda was the creation of a fundraiser this coming March.  They have planned to sponsor a "Chili Cook Off" to be held in the Town Hall.  More details on this later.

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Leaf Dump Is Open At 558 Etter Road

Of importance to many in the township is the leaf dump.  The resident at 558 Etter Road has again offered to allow Suffield residents a place to dump their leaves.  The dump is now open and will be until about Thanksgiving.  We will give advance warning a week or so before the leaf dump closes for the year.  It is asked that you bring no sticks, branches, stones or plastic bags.  The dump will be open from Dawn to Dark.  Please respect the privacy of the property owner.

 

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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 A Quarter Of a Million Visitors Since April 1, 2015

As of December 13, 2018, Suffield Township's website had 270,301 visitors since April 1, 2015.  Since the "new" website was adopted, the daily viewership has risen from about 40 per day to over 273.68 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

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