On Tuesday February 13th the Suffield Board of Trustees met before a crowd of ten residents.  Mostly routine matters were discussed or acted upon.  They accepted a one dollar check from the Suffield Township Historical Society for use of the township's original Fire Station, which now houses the Historical Museum.  Trustee Chairman Tom Calcei also read a letter from Historical Society president Judy Calcei in which she thanked the trustees for their continued support and spoke of improvements that the history group has made to the building in the past year.

Trustee Jeff Eldreth asked that Edwin Hanna III be hired as the new year-round part time employee for the Road Department.  Plans are still in the works to hire a part timer for summer work.  No one has been chosen for that position.  Trustee Jared Phillip was absent, but Tom Calcei and Jeff Eldreth voted to hire HannaTom Calcei said that the fight for more Local Government Funds from the State of Ohio is still ongoing.  He and Fiscal Officer Lori Calcei will be meeting with the Portage County Budget Commission to outline Suffield's financial situation.  This will play a part in the Commission's decision on how to divvy up the tax money to the local county subdivisions.

The new owner of the derelict property at 1560 Carriage House Drive is moving forward with his quest to rescue that house from the wrecking ball.  The owner has an engineer working on new drawings and, according to Zoning Inspector Adam Bey, will be applying for a county building permit in the very near future.  Bernie Trares, a neighbor to the house, said that the new owner has started some improvement, such as mowing the property.

Jeff Eldreth said that a representative of the Portage County Health Department asked to speak at the next trustee meeting.  The trustees also voted to reduce load limits on township roads by 35%, which is a yearly procedure.  Eldreth said that he had attended a meeting with other township officials and the County Engineer Mickey Marozzi.  He felt the meeting went well and more meetings are planned.  Some discussion was had on the status of the township cemeteries.  While no firm decision was adopted at this meeting, the trustees appear to be headed to making a formal resolution that would bar any further burials in any the the three township-owned cemeteries.  In the crowd was former trustee Ron Mishler, who recalled that in about 1997 during his 14-year tenure as trustee, the trustees had closed the cemeteries to further burials, but Mishler could not recall if a formal resolution was made at the time.  Trustee Tom Calcei said that he would confer with the county prosecutor on this matter before any further action was taken.  

The next trustee meeting will be on Tuesday February 27th at 7:00 AM.  The Zoning Commission will meet on Wednesday February 14th at 7:00 PM.  No Board of Zoning Appeals meetings are scheduled.

 

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 Memorial Day Parade Is Monday May 28th At 2:00 PM

The annual Memorial Day Parade, sponsored by the Suffield League, is just around the corner.  For more information, click here.  Want to be in the parade?  Click here for an entry form Get the entry form filled out and returned to Terry Ginn or Tom Calcei as soon as possible.

 

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.

 

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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 195,000 Visitors Since April 1, 2015

As of May 8, 2018, Suffield Township's website had 195,032 visitors since April 1, 2015.  Since the "new" website was adopted, the daily viewership has risen from about 40 per day to over 211 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.

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