The Suffield Township Board of Trustees met on Tuesday evening June 11th at the Suffield Community Room.  Eighteen residents attended, including more than a handful who live in the Eaver Street/Miller Avenue neighborhood.  These residents came to express a complaint that the new fence along the western side of the H.M. Miller Excavating Company is not sufficient in hiding the construction company's storage from the neighboring houses.  Colleen Taylor took the lead for the residents.  She gave a brief history of the area, saying that in the late 1960's or early 1970's there was an agreement between the residents along Eaver Street and Miller Avenue that allowed H.M. Miller to purchase a lot that was deemed "unbuildable" and then use it for storage of pipe.  The company erected a fence and planted trees to hide their operation from the neighbors, but over the years the trees died and the chain link fence failed to mask the area.  Just recently, the H.M. Miller Company experienced some thefts and tore out the remaining trees and fencing, and then replaced these with a six foot wooden fence.  This effort by the company has failed to meet its objectives, according to Mrs. Taylor.  H.M. Miller has always been considered one of the premier businesses in Suffield.  Trustee Jared Phillip said he would go the the company and hope that they would make some changes that would satisfy the residents.  When asked by Trustee Jeff Eldreth what would make the residents happy, Mrs. Taylor said that a higher fence and more large trees would be a great place to start.  She had also mentioned that the original agreement provided that the company would not start operations until 8:00 AM, but that they now start much earlier.  There seemed to be a consensus among the trustees and those present that any changes in landscaping or work hours would have to be on completely voluntary basis by the company.  Zoning Commission Chairman John Yeargin said that the Suffield Zoning Resolutions have little impact on the company's use of the property or hours of operation.  

In other business Fire Chief Robert Rasnick was congratulated by Trustee Jeff Eldreth for his forty years of township service, the last 35 as Fire Chief.  Chief Rasnick gave his monthly report in which he reported the department responding to 62 calls for service.  Oddly enough, none were mutual aid call outs.  The men and women of the department also had six continuing education courses and did one tanker shuttle drill with the Greentown Fire Department.   Rasnick reported that the Mogadore VFW has paid for five ballistic helmets to be used with the five ballistic vests purchased two years ago.  The bill for the helmets was $1,771.25, all paid for by the VFW.  The Trustees also voted to hire Tanner Baker as a new firefighter.  He will serve the usual one year probation.

In the absence of Road Foreman Pete Einloth, Trustee Jeff Eldreth asked the trustees to approve a purchase order for $10,000 to Seal Master for crack sealing.  He also asked for a purchase order for $2,500 to Municipal Sign for signs and barricades.  Both issues were passed by the board.  Two local township levies are up for renewal.  They are a one mill, five-year levy for the Road Department, and a 1.25 mill, five-year levy for Fire Department operations.  The trustees passed both measures to allow the Fiscal Officer to send these matters to the County Auditor.  Most likely at the next trustee meeting, the trustees will vote on putting the levies on the November ballot.  Again, these are renewal levies, not new tax dollars.

Trustee Jeff Eldreth, whose wife Shannon is responsible for changes to the electronic sign in front of the historic Town Hall, said that the public is welcome to call Shannon with requests to have information placed on the sign.  She can be reached at 330-807-0384.

The next trustee meeting is on Tuesday June 25th at 7:00 AM.  The Zoning Commission meets on Wednesday June 12th at 7:00 PM.  A public hearing on resolution changes and updates accumulated over the past two years will precede the regular business meeting.  No Board of Zoning Appeals hearings have been set.  Both meetings are in the Suffield Community Room at 1256 Waterloo Road.

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See The Akron Rubber Duckies With The Suffield League

The Suffield League is sponsoring a night with the Akron Rubber Duckies.  The game will be at 7:05 PM on Saturday August 24th.   Tickets are $8.00 and must be reserved by August 13th.  Call 330-221-4899 to reserve tickets or for more info.  There will be fireworks after the game.

 

Board Of Zoning Appeals Schedules Hearing For North Polen Property

The Suffield Township Board of Zoning Appeals will meet on Tuesday August 27th at 7:00 PM to hear a request from Mike Smith for a variance to build an accessory building too close to the property line by Zoning Resolution standards.  The hearing will be in the Suffield Community Room at 1256 Waterloo Road.

 

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Card Bingo Returns To Suffield On Sunday Evenings

Card Bingo has returned to the Suffield Community Room on Sundays at 6:00 PM.  Bring some change and spend an evening playing bingo with your neighbors.

 

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 375,000 Visitors Since April 1, 2015

As of August 12, 2019, Suffield Township's website had 375,123 visitors since April 1, 2015.  Since the "new" website was adopted, the daily viewership has risen from about 40 per day to over 484.1 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

The historic Suffield Town Hall can be rented by residents and non-residents for various events.  For complete information on the availability, costs and regulations on renting the Town Hall, please call the Town Hall administrator Shannon Eldreth at 330-807-0384.

 

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