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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Township Looking For Part Time Road Worker

Suffield Township Fiscal Officer Lori Calcei reported that the township is seeking applications for a part time road worker.  She wrote:  Suffield Township is accepting applications for summer help for their Road Department. Duties to include, but not limited to: assist road crew with general road maintenance, township building maintenance and mowing. Qualified candidates must have a valid Ohio driver’s license and (CDL is a plus), a high school diploma or equivalent and good communication skills. Wage $15.00 per hour. Interested candidates may submit resume to 2150 May Rd Suffield Oh 44260 or email suffieldtownship@neo.rr.com.

Deadline to submit resume is July 3, 2018.

 

Vacation Bible School At Suffield United Christian Church

Vacation Bible School will take place on June 18th through June 22nd from 9:00 to 11:30 AM at the Suffield United Christian Church at 1115 State Route 43.  Ages are 3 to 12 years.  For more information, call 330-628-4038.

 

Change of Plans For Trustees

The Suffield Township Board of Trustees have changed their schedule for the next meeting.  They have canceled their Tuesday June 26th meeting and rescheduled it for Friday June 22nd at 7:00 AM in the Suffield Community Room at 1256 Waterloo Road.  

 

BZA Grants Summerset Drive Variance

The Board of Zoning Appeals met on Tuesday May 15th and granted Doug Moore of 1449 Summerset Drive a variance, allowing him to build an addition to the front and back of his house.  The house will now be 41 feet from the rear lot line and the front will be 52 feet from the front lot line.  Current rules require 50 feet to the rear and 60 feet to the front.  Zoning Commission chairman John C. Yeargin was on hand to explain that the Commission had recently agreed to new setback rules.  Due to the hoops that must be jumped through to enact new rules, they will not become reality until later this year.  The new rules for an R-2 district call for 40 feet to the rear lot line and 50 feet to the front lot line.  Matt Loos motioned to allow the variance and Vickie Vincent seconded it.  The motion carried 5-0.

 

Board of Zoning Appeals Votes To Allow Oversized Accessory Building

The Suffield Township Board of Zoning Appeals met on Tuesday June 19th to hear a request from Joseph Moldovan to build a larger-than-allowed accessory building on his property at 2251 Randolph Road.  Led by Chairman Don Monroe, the board heard arguments in favor of allowing Moldovan to build his accessory building.  No one opposed the proposal.  Pete Einloth motioned to allow the variance and this was seconded by Matt Loos.  The board passed the variance by a 5-0 vote.

 

Zoning Commission Resets June Meeting Until June 20th

The Suffield Township Zoning Commission has changed its regular June meeting from June 13th to June 20th at 7:00 PM in the Suffield Community Room.  Work this month centers on the updated "20-Year Land Use Plan".

 

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Spring S.T.H.S. Newsletter Has Been Published 

Read the Spring edition of the Suffield Township Historical Society newsletter.  Click on the "Society Newsletters" at the bottom of this page.

 

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 Has 205,000 Visitors Since April 1, 2015

As of June 17, 2018, Suffield Township's website had 205,352 visitors since April 1, 2015.  Since the "new" website was adopted, the daily viewership has risen from about 40 per day to over 214 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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