The Suffield Township Board of Trustees held two separate meetings on Tuesday July 11th.  First they discussed income streams and expected expenses for 2018 and ultimately approved a preliminary budget of $2,143,102, as presented by Fiscal Officer Lori Calcei.

The second meeting was mostly routine business.  Dana Heffner of First Energy was on hand to clarify First Energy's position on previously awarded grants to the township.  She also spoke of an Energy Conservation Kit that is available to residential customers. Click here for more info on the kit.  Trustee Dave Vartenuk said that the Zoning Commission meeting for Wednesday July 12th has been postponed until Tuesday July 18th at 7:00 PM.  Jim Albertoni spoke to the trustees on his concerns about a gun range that is operating in the 300 block of Randolph Road.  Bernard Trares of Carriage House Lane came to the meeting to ask about the progress in demolishing the house at 1560 Carriage House Lane.  This house has been the subject of many complaints over the past twenty or so years.  Trustee Tom Calcei said that the trustees are still hopeful that this situation will be resolved some time soon, rather than later.  For now the property is in limbo, awaiting to be auctioned at Sheriff's Sale.  As of today, this sale has not yet been scheduled.

However, one of the most surprising items of business was Trustee Jeff Eldreth's motion to change the time for one of the monthly trustee's meetings from 8:00 PM to 7:00 AM.  This would be the regular meeting on the fourth Tuesday of each month.  The issue passed with unanimous consent.  It was decided that September 26th would be the first early morning meeting.  Trustee Tom Calcei had suggested that he would like to have the Road Department Superintendent and the Fire Chief come to the meetings to give their departmental reports in person rather than just be read by a trustee.  Changing the meeting times would allow these departmental heads the opportunity to give their reports during their normal work hours. In addition, the unusually early hour was set to allow the trustees to meet early enough to still be able to go to work that day.  All three trustees work full time jobs.

The Suffield Township Board of Trustees next meet on Tuesday July 25th at 8:00 PM.  The Zoning Commission will meet on Tuesday July 18th at 7:00 PM.  The Board of Zoning Appeals will meet on Thursday July 20th at 8:00 PM.  Best wishes to Ed Vincent, who is still under the weather, and to Dave Duma, who is recovering after a fall from his tractor.

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Field Varsity Football 2018

Local High School Football Scores & Schedules

Falcons Lose 16th Straight Game

Suffield has four school districts; Field, Mogadore, Springfield and Lake.  Follow their seasons here.

In Week 5, Field (0-5) lost their 16th in a row, this time by a 21-17 score to the Coventry Comets (3-2).  The Falcons played well through three quarters and led by a 17-7 margin until they gave up two fourth quarter touchdowns.  Mogadore (4-1) went to Byesville and beat Meadowbook (3-2) 35-32.  Lake (3-2) opened with three impressive wins and since have lost two games.  Tonight they lost to Jackson (3-2) by a 31-17 count.  And Springfield (1-4) was beaten by Ravenna (4-1) 35-12.

In Week 6, Field (1-4) hosts Streetsboro (2-3).  Mogadore (4-1) is home to Crestwood (4-1), Lake (3-2) faces a big challenge when the Canton McKinley Bulldogs (5-0) come to Uniontown and Springfield (1-4) hosts the Norton Panthers (4-1).      Click here to see their schedules and scores.

 

BZA Approves Variances To Allow Home Addition And New Garage

The Suffield Township Board of Zoning Appeals met on Tuesday September 4th at 8:00 PM in the Suffield Community Room (1256 Waterloo Road) to hear a request for a variance from Paul Galloway of 557 Waterloo Road.  He wants to enlarge his home beyond what is allowable in its zoning district, which is actually industrial. The addition would also be too close to the roadway.   Galloway presented his case and answered the questions of the Board.  Owner of the property surrounding the Galloway lot is Warner Hughes, a former Suffield trustee of 13 years, who spoke on the history of the property and voiced his opinion that winters in Ohio are rough and the Galloways could certainly use a two car garage.  Andy Grow motioned that the variances be granted.  It was seconded by David "Pete" Einloth and then passed by a 5-0 vote.

 

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BZA To Hear Request For Variance 

The Board of Zoning Appeals will hold a hearing in the Community Room at 1256 Waterloo Road on Tuesday October 2nd at 8:00 PM.  James & Jill Scovern of 2107 State Route 43 seek a variance that would allow them to remain in their existing home while they build a new one on the same lot.

 

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 235,000 Visitors Since April 1, 2015

As of September 13, 2018, Suffield Township's website had 235,250 visitors since April 1, 2015.  Since the "new" website was adopted, the daily viewership has risen from about 40 per day to over 258 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.

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