On Tuesday March 13th the Suffield Township Board of Trustees entered the Suffield Community Room to find a much larger than usual crowd.  Fifteen souls braved the cold weather to attend.  Chairman Tom Calcei called the meeting to order and choose to acknowledge two young men in the gathering who each had questions for the trustees.  Rusty Carpenter and Caden Burgs, members of Suffield Boy Scout Troop 262, are working toward a merit badge and as part of their endeavor, they came to see local government at work.  They were allowed to ask the trustees several questions.  Rusty was curious on the trustees take on the current drug crisis, and Caden was concerned about what young people could do to make their township better.  Opinions were given and suggestions made, but it was Trustee Jeff Eldreth who uttered the most profound statement when he said, "show me your friends, I'll show you your life".  

Moving on, the trustees listened to a lengthy presentation by a Brimfield resident who is hoping to create a playground for county-wide special needs children.  The trustees were sympathetic to her request, but firmly stated that Suffield Township owns no vacant property on which to build a public park.  More water problems came to light.  In addition to the seemingly yearly problem of flooding in the southwest corner of the township around Wingfoot Lake, a Manning Road residents Duane & Mary Davidson told the trustees that there is a high-water situation along the 300 block of Manning Road.  Trustee Jared Phillip said he would work with the Davidsons.  He mentioned that a new property owner next to the Davidsons was planning to make alterations to his property that would at least partially resolve the problem.  Phillip had mentioned that Wingfoot Lake was four feet over its correct level, which was mandated by a 1912 court decision to be set at 1147 feet above sea level.

Jeff Eldreth said a beaver was damming up a culvert along Palm Road.  He asked the trustees to approve up to $350 to hire a trapper to catch the beaver and relocate it to somewhere else in America.  He also said that Suffield Township Clean Up Day would be Saturday May 12th.  The hours will be 8:00 AM until noon.  Old tires, batteries and electronic can be brought to the Road Department that day for disposal.  No tube-type televisions or tubed  monitors will be accepted.  Some discussion was had on purchasing the necessary equipment for the Road Department to use when mowing the cemeteries and township property this summer.  No final decision was made and no money was allotted at this time.  Trustee Tom Calcei said that mowing will begin soon, thus they should make a decision at the next meeting on what to buy and where to buy at. Jeff Eldreth said that mowing began on April 22nd last year.

Adam Bey, zoning inspector, said that the local rumor mill is up and running.  One rumor he wanted to squash in no uncertain terms was that there are absolutely no plans to extend Palm Road south from Trares Road to State Route 224.  Some surveyor flags near Palm Road are there due to a proposed fence along the cemetery.

Trustee Jared Phillip said that he has been in contact with officials at ODOT and is planning for more discussions on how Suffield Township and ODOT might pool their resources.  Already on the table is talks on salt usage and salt storage.  It's always good to have new faces in the crowd.  Tonight Bill Rufener, Duane & Mary Davidson, Margee Kimmel and Marco Massoli shared their evening with the trustees and crowd.

The trustees next meet on Tuesday March 27th at 7:00 AM.  The Zoning Commission meets on Wednesday March 14th at 7:00 PM.  Both meetings are at the Suffield Community Room.  The Board of Zoning Appeals has no hearings scheduled.  The Suffield League's Easter Egg Hunt is Sunday March 25th at 1:00 PM at the Wingfoot Lake Park.

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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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