It was just at the last Suffield Township Board of Trustee's meeting the trustees voted to have one of their monthly meetings changed to a 7:00 AM start.  Again at Tuesday's meeting the trustees changed the meeting schedule, but on a more gentile and temporary basis.  Summer vacations, work travel and even the 159th Portage County Randolph Fair figured into the need to reschedule the next three trustee's meetings.  The regular meeting for August 8th and been changed to Thursday August 3rd at 8:00 PM.  The regular meeting for August 22nd has been changed to Tuesday August 15th at 8:00 PM, and the regular meeting for September 12th has been moved back to Thursday September 7th at 8:00 PM.  Beginning on Tuesday September 26th, the second trustee meeting of each month will be held at 7:00 AM.  Palmyra and Randolph are the only other of Portage County's eighteen townships that have a morning trustee meeting.

Fire Chief Bob  Rasnick's monthly report was read by trustee Tom Calcei.  In June, the Fire Department responded to 75 calls for service, bringing them up to 335 calls during the first six months of the year.  The fire truck that was wrecked about two months ago, is due to be returned to service sometime in the next week, and the Chief has asked that Ross Harmon, a Suffield Township resident, be hired.  The trustees voted to hire Ross with the normal stipulation of completing a one-year probationary period. 

Trustee Jeff Eldreth said the Road Department is moving along doing its normal summer work, including some mowing and patchwork.  He asked for $5,000 to buy asphalt, which the trustees agreed to.  Eldreth also commented on the road projects being done by the Portage County Engineer' Office and the ODOT.  For those tired of bumps at driveways and intersections along State Route 43, they will be glad to know that there is one more layer of asphalt to be applied and with that layer, all those bumps will go away.  Eldreth mentioned that the Portage Line Road project is nearing completion, and the rebuilding of Pontius Road, from Congress Lake Road to the east township limits is also nearly completed.  Resident Jim Lutz commented on a dead tree on Martin Road near Randolph Road that presents a danger to motorists.  The trustees asked Eldreth to get a price for removing this tree and some tree work further down Martin Road near Etter Road, where low hanging branches create a view obstruction.  

Trustee Chairman Dave Vartenuk asked the trustees to approve spending $5,255.30 for work by the Portage County Regional Planning on writing the 2020-2040 Land Use Comprehensive Plan that the Zoning Commission is working on.  The trustees also appear to be taking a more aggressive tone towards getting the derelict property at 1560 Carriage House Drive demolished.  The Prosecutor's Office had asked the township to hold off on demolition until the property was offered at a Sheriff's Sale, but no auction date has yet been set.  Since money for the demolition is available from the Portage County Land Bank, the trustees want to move forward with this.  Construction in earnest began on this house in 1996.  While the structure looks fairly complete, the builder has failed to get building department inspections and code violations are many.  No work has been done on the house in many years.  The Portage County Auditor's Office valued the property in 2006 at $295,500.  This year the valuation has dropped to $91,900, and according to the Auditor's website, as of today, the property taxes are about $19,000 in arrears.  While the Prosecutor's Office feels that the Sheriff's Sale auction is a necessary step in the condemnation process, trustee Tom Calcei wants to schedule a second public hearing to move forward with demolition.

The next trustees meeting will on on Thursday August 3rd at 8:00 PM.  The Zoning Commission does not meet in August.  The zoning inspector stated that the Board of Zoning Appeals would be called into action for a hearing on a variance on the size of an accessory building, but no date has been set.          

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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

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