The Portage County Township Association meets quarterly to allow members and associates to dine, network with other county officials, listen to noteworthy speakers and occasionally hear some news, both good and bad.  For the Suffield Township trustees, of which all three were in attendance Saturday evening, heard Portage County Engineer Micheal Marozzi announce that three roads in the township would be paved this summer.

Mishler Road, from Waterloo Road to the south township limits will be paved, thanks in part a grant from the Ohio Public Works Commission.  Grant money in the amount of $271,000 is expected to be released on July 1st, and work on Mishler Road is expected to commence shortly thereafter.  The county will match the grant money with another $271,000.  This $542,000 project will mark the first time this road has been paved since 1996, according to project engineer Mike Collins.  Township trustees have often been asked when the road would be paved, but were forced to defer the complaints to the County Engineer's Office, as Mishler Road is one of several roads in the township that is maintained by the county road department.  Collins said that the grant money from the Ohio Public Works Commission is money that was once distributed and known as "Issue 2" money.

Also on the paving schedule is Portage Line Road from U.S. Route 224 to the south township limits.  This road to jointly maintained by the Summit County Engineer and the Portage County EngineerSummit County will oversee the project.  Collins said that the new pavement will be a cross between regular asphalt and a process similar to chip & seal.  Pontius Road is also a joint project between the Portage County Engineer and the Stark County Engineer.  This road will be resurfaced from Congress Lake Road to the east township limits.  The Stark County Engineer will be the project leader.  No township funds will be required for any of these three projects.  All are expected to be completed by the end of summer.

The PCTA dinner was held in the main garage of the County Engineer's Office, where "Mickey" Marozzi has annually hosted it in May it many years.  In his remarks to the attendees, Marozzi said that the ability to repave roads is getting tougher as his office maintains 370 miles of roadway, and as costs have increased, his operating budget has not increased at the same rate.  His office also is in charge of maintaining 85 bridges, as well as the signage, mowing, patching of roadways and snow removal on those 370 miles of roadway.

Also speaking at the PCTA dinner was Mathew DeTemple, Executive Director of the Ohio Township Association, who talked mostly on legislative matters.  His assessment was that the Ohio legislature would keep their funding of townships in the new state budget at the same level as last year.  Chris Gilmore, President of the Portage County Regional Airport Board of Trustees, spoke on the importance of the airport and its future.  The Portage County Regional Airport is located along State Route 44 in Shalersville Township.

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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

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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

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