The trustees met on Monday April 23rd at 7:00 AM before a small gathering of five people.  Mostly routine business was discussed and acted upon.  Trustee Jared Phillip reported that there was nothing new on zoning matters.  He reminded the other trustees that now would be the time to get a marker in Wingfoot Lake to keep track of the elevation of the lake water.  Keeping the water level at 1147 feet above sea level is critical to lessen flooding in the southwest corner of the township.  

Scott McBroom, Road Department superintendent, reported that the Road Department had completed a cross-over on Steffy Road.  He also said that mowing will begin soon.  McBroom mentioned that the water problem on Palm Road, which is caused by dam building beavers, is still being worked on.  He said that two "state record breaking" beavers have been caught, but more are still there.  He is working with the county engineer's office to get the culvert cleaned out.  A list of 8.75 miles of roads to be "chip & sealed" this year was presented and can be seen on the "Roads" section of this website under the "Planned Road Work for 2018" title.  Trustee Jeff Eldreth asked the trustees to approve spending $10,000 for crack sealing material. These materials would be purchased from SealmasterEldreth also asked for a purchase order in the amount of $1,659 to buy a trailer from Willow Knoll Farms.  The trustees agreed to both expenditures.  The trustees also opened the sealed bids for road materials.  Seven suppliers presented bids.  These bids were accepted and the winning bidders will be determined at the next trustee meeting. 

Also mentioned was an event to be held at the Community Room on Sunday April 29th from 6:00 PM until 8:30 PM.  Maggie Engelhart has planned a "Florida Card Bingo" event in hopes of providing some entertainment, geared mostly for the senior citizens of Suffield.  She hopes to make this an ongoing event.  Trustee Tom Calcei also reminded everyone that the Township Clean Up Day is coming up on Saturday May 12th.  Old tires, batteries and electronics (no tubed televisions or monitors) can be turned in at the Road Department from 8:00 AM until 12:00 PM.  The next trustee meeting is Tuesday May 8th at 8:00 PM.  The Zoning Commission will meet on Wednesday May 9th at 7:00 PM.  The Suffield Township Historical Society is having its annual Plant Sale on Friday & Saturday, May 4th & 5th, from 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM.  It will be held this year in front of the Historical Museum.

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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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