On springlike Tuesday evening on April 10th, the Suffield Township Board of Trustees met before a crowd of 14 interested parties.  Trustee Jeff Eldreth asked the board for a purchase order of $11,000 in order to buy a Kubota lawn mower from Coia Implements of Ravenna Township.  The trustees, after Road Department chief Scott McBroom makes a recommendation, will buy a trailer to haul the lawn mower.  Also discussed was the idea of purchasing a truck to use to haul the lawn mower and could also be used for other Road Department and township uses.  Eldreth said he would get some estimates on costs for this truck by the next trustee meeting.  Mowing is just around the corner!

Fiscal Officer Lori Calcei had some good news in that the township's insurance carrier, OTARMA, rebated to the township a little over $1,300.  It is typical that OTARMA gives rebates nearly every year, but it is not known how much to expect.  Fire Chief Bob Rasnick gave two monthly reports.  Fire calls for February and March remained fairly constant, and the levels of training were similar as well.  The Chief, clearly in discomfort, limped in and out of the meeting.  Just prior to the last trustee meeting, Rasnick was out in Randolph on a mutual-aid fire when he dropped a large metal cylinder on his foot.  While he didn't need surgery, he is operating at less than 100%.  As part of his report, the Chief also announced that three of his prized firefighters are leaving the department and have submitted resignations.  He asked that the trustees accept the resignation of Matt Frawley, who is leaving for a full time position in Ravenna Township, Brandon Bryan, who is leaving for the Alliance City Fire Department job and Andrew Byler, who is leaving for a full time position in Plain Township.  The trustees accepted the resignations and gave each firefighter their best wishes. In other Fire Department business Chief Rasnick said that FEMA denied the township two grants, but that was expected, as we had applied for these grants before and were turned down.  Rasnick also asked the trustees to buy a new copier.  They agreed to pay Meritech Technologies $2,510 for a new one.  The cost of buying a new copier was substantially less than the $3,600 leasing fee for three years.

In the crowd were several new faces.  Deerfield trustee Ed Dean introduced himself to the trustees and crowd.  He is running for Portage County Commissioner in the Republican primary, which is May 8thMaggie Engelhart introduced herself as a new resident, who recently came here from Florida.  She was interested in what community activities are available for senior citizens.  She suggested that she would be interested in starting up an activity called "Card Bingo", which is not bingo at all, but a card game.  The trustees gave her the green light to try and set up something like this.  Another fairly newcomer to the trustee meetings, Margee Kimmel, volunteered to help out on this potential project.

The Zoning Commission meets Wednesday April 11th at 7:00 PM.  The trustees meet again on Tuesday April 24th at 7:00 AM.  There are no Board of Zoning Appeals hearings in the works. 

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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".

 

Card Bingo On Sundays

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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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