The Suffield Township Board of Trustees met on Tuesday July 9th for two separate meetings.  First came the annual Budget meeting.  They approved a tentative budget of $2,200,059 for the year 2020.  This meeting was followed by the regular meeting at which they approved placing a one mill, five year levy, on the November 4, 2019 ballot for Road Department expenses.  Trustee Jeff Eldreth said that this money is crucial to making the chip and seal program happen.  The one mill levy is expected to bring in $132,000 per year.

Also on the agenda of topics was some discussion on the Portage County Solid Waste Management's desire to increase recycling rates by seventy-five cents per month beginning in January 2020, and then another seventy-five cents per month in January 2021.  Consensus by the board was that Bill Steiner, director of the solid waste system, should come to a meeting for a more detailed explanation on their cost increase.  Chief Robert Rasnick said that in June his firefighters and EMS units responded to 71 callouts.  He also announced the resignation of Mike Morrison, who is leaving for a full time firefighter's position.  In his place, Keith Jarvis was hired.  Jarvis will be required to serve the usual one year probationary period.  Rasnick also announced that long-time firefighter Captain Connie Mihalik is retiring on July 31st after twenty-five years of faithful service.  A retirement gathering is set for her last day with the department.  That will be Wednesday July 31st from 3-6 PM at the Fire House.

A water problem exists near the Don Fobes residence on Misher Road.  A culvert and catch basin are needed, but the roadway is one of those that are maintained by the Portage County Engineer.  They have refused to correct the situation.  Trustee Jared Phillip is looking into the matter.  Due to the large amount of rain in the past month or so, Jeff Eldreth said that the chip and seal program for this season may be delayed a little.  In the past the Road Department tried to get this program completed before school started, so as to not interfere with school bus operations.

The trustees voted to buy three parcels of land at 1222 State Road 43.  If that address rings a bell to you, you have an extraordinary memory.  That address was once the location of the township's Road Department, and later the location of the old recycle bins.  In about 1990 the property was sold by the township and the present-day owner Kenneth Barton was happy to resell it to the township for $51,000.  The three parcels total 6.7 acres.  Jeff Eldreth said that the land is needed to store stone, slag and other road materials, since the proposed salt barn is to be built where those materials are currently stored.

Kathryn Sheets told the trustees that in June her rain gauge measured 11.36 inches on rain on her Congress Lake Road property.   In the crowd of seven residents was Field School Board President Laura May.

The trustees next meet on Tuesday July 23rd at 7:00 AM.  The Zoning Commission meets on Wednesday July 10th at 7:00 PM.  The Board of Zoning Appeals is set to meet on Tuesday July 16th at 7:00 PM.  All meetings are in the Suffield Community Room.

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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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