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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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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