Eleven people turned out on Tuesday evening to watch the Suffield Township Board of Trustees conduct business.  Trustee Jeff Eldreth motioned to award road materials contracts to H. Luli Construction Company for applied liquid asphalts, to Shelly Materials for limestone, to Central Allied for gravel, to Tallmadge Asphalt and Central Allied for asphalt and Arms Trucking for slag.  The motion carried unanimously .  He also reported that the Road Department was almost done with this year's crack sealing.  Eldreth said that the county is going to pave Mishler Road, Portage Line Road and part of Pontius Road this summer.  He said that the State of Ohio was moving forward with repaving of all of State Route 43 through Suffield and Brimfield, at a cost of $2,055,000.  This also will be done over the next several months.

Tom Calcei said that the fire truck that was wrecked last week when responding to a call would be out of service for about 30-45 days according to Fire Chief Bob RasnickCalcei said that in the meantime, the insurance company has provided Suffield with a rental fire truck.  Calcei motioned to pay $1,200 for a street light at the intersection of Martin Road and Garner Drive.  The issue passed unanimously.  The street light will cost the township an additional $10.54 per month in electrical costs.

Trustee chairman Dave Vartenuk said that First Energy would be having a helicopter flying throughout the township to check power lines.  This will be happening at various times over the next six weeks.  He also mentioned that the Portage County Health Department is going to be placing mosquito traps in various locations in the county, including some in Suffield Township.  These canisters, which are about the size of a trashcan, are designed to catch mosquitoes in hopes learning if the Zika virus or West Nile virus is present in Portage County.  Each trap will have warning signs posted.

Some discussion was had on the property at 1560 Carriage House Drive.  This property is supposedly going to be up for "Sheriff's Sale" in the next several months.  Tom Calcei suggested that the township somehow warn potential buyers of the extensive work necessary to bring the house up to current building code standards.  It was suggested that persons interested in purchasing the property should contact Adam Bey, the zoning inspector, for pertinent information.

The trustees also changed the date of their next meeting.  The regularly scheduled meeting for Tuesday June 13th has been changed to Thursday June 8th at 8:00 PM.  The Zoning Commission will meet on Wednesday June 14th at 7:00 PM.  According to Zoning Inspector Adam Bey, there will be a Board of Zoning Appeals meeting concerning an accessory building, but no date has been set.

It was good to see everyone's good friend Ed Vincent back at the trustee meeting.

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LEAF DUMP NOW OPEN

Each year the resident at 558 Etter Road allows Suffield Township residents a place to dump their leaves.  Beginning October 3rd, you may dump leaves on the west side of the property at 558 Etter RoadThe leaf dump is open from daybreak  until dark. DO NOT GO THERE AFTER DARK.  Leaves only, no branches or other fill.  Thanks!

 

Mishler Road Work Has Begun, Hope To Finish Early Next Week

According to Mike Collins of the Portage County Engineer's Office, the much awaited repaving of Mishler Road is now under way and hopes are that it will be completed early in the week of October 23-26.  The project, which amounts to $374,154 and paid for by the County, is being done by the Shelly Company.  Traffic will be maintained throughout the project.  This is good news to the thousands of motorists who use this road daily.

 

Candidates Night Is Thursday October 26th

The Lions Club is again sponsoring a "Candidates Night" this year.  It will be at the Field Middle School on Thursday October 26th and begins at 6:00 PM.  There will be speakers on the 8.3 mill school levy and presentations by the candidates for trustee in Suffield and Brimfield townships.   

 

Local High School Football

Falcons Lose Again

Week NineField (0-9) went to Lodi and lost to Cloverleaf (2-7) 70-20, Springfield (5-4) traveled to Coventry (7-2) and lost 37-15, Mogadore (8-0) beat Valley Christian of Youngstown (4-5) 49-13 and Lake (1-8) lost to the GlenOak Eagles (3-6) 45-13.
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Week Ten: Field (0-9) hosts Ravenna (5-4), undefeateds Rootstown (9-0) hosts Mogadore (8-0), Lake (1-8) is at Green (3-6) and the Woodridge Bulldogs are at Springfield (5-4).  Going into next weekend, Mogadore is ranked #1 in their computer region and Rootstown is ranked #2 in that same region.  All other local teams are mathematically eliminated from the playoffs this year.


 

Read The Historical Society Newsletter Online!

The FALL 2017 Newsletter is available for you to read online.  The Suffield Township Historical Society urges you to read the semi-annual newsletter which is published right here on this website.  At the bottom of this page is a link to the Society's newsletters.  Incidentally, the Historical Society is hoping you'll enjoy this newsletter online, so they might save the cost of mailing you one.  Postage and printing costs the group several hundred dollars per year.  Call any of the Society's officers to get on their e-mail list.

 

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!

 

Senior Lunches Available

The Family and Community Services of Portage County in conjunction with the Suffield United Church of Christ offer lunches to Seniors at the church Tuesday through Friday from 11:30 AM until 12:30 PM.  Lunch requires a donation and must be ordered one week in advance by calling Beverly Miller at 330-877-3965.

 

Suffield Township Website Has 155,000 Visitors Since April 1, 2015

As of August 28, 2017, Suffield Township's website had 155,153 visitors since April 1, 2015.  Since the "new" website was adopted, the daily viewership has risen from about 40 per day to over 206 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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