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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Mishler Road Work To Begin Around End Of August

As of July 26th, the much awaited repaving of Mishler Road is about a month away.  Mike Collins of the Portage County Engineer's Office said that the bids have been received and reviewed and that the County Commissioners will be awarding a contract, probably next week,  for this work.  Collins said that work would likely begin near the end of August and would likely take about seven days to complete.  This is good news to the thousands of motorists that use this road daily.

 

Board of Zoning Appeals Okays Waterloo Road Variance

The Suffield Township Board of Zoning Appeals, meeting for only the second time this year, heard Michael Walker's request for a variance to build a 32' by 40' pole building on one of his six lots.  The Board struggled with their decision, but ended by voting 5-0 to allow Walker to build his accessory building on his lot at 1455 Waterloo Road.

Congress Lake Road Variance Approved

The Suffield Township Board of Zoning Appeals voted 5-0 to allow resident David Stormer of 1153 Congress Lake Road to build a 1728 square foot pole building on his 1.63 acre property.  The pole building is larger than the Zoning Resolution rules allow.

 

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!

 

Portage County Randoplh Fair - August 22-27

Portage County Fair 2017

 

Suffield Music Festival

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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 140,000 Visitors Since April 1, 2015

As of July 31, 2017, Suffield Township's website had 140,000 visitors since April 1, 2015.  Since the "new" website was adopted, the daily viewership has risen from about 40 per day to over 211 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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Historical Society

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