The Suffield Township Board of Trustees met on Tuesday August 14th before a group of about fifteen residents.  A whole range of topics was discussed, from Fire Department issues to Local Government Funds.

Chief Robert L. Rasnick gave the fire report in which he said the Fire Department had responded to 57 calls for service in July, and 454 for the year.  He said that the men and women of the department had done their regular continuing education courses, concentrating most notably on water rescue and fire truck pumping operations.  Rasnick reported that the department had received the ballistic vests that were authorized and ordered a couple months ago, and had to actually use them on two EMS calls in July.  Some of the good news on the vests is that, because the vests were delayed in arriving, the vest were discounted $2,000.  This made the final cost to the township $5,410.  The original projection for the vests was $7,000.  Rasnick also said that the annual Fire Department Open House will be Sunday October 7th.  A "Flu Clinic" is to be included that day.

Trustee Jared Phillip complimented that Suffield League on a great Suffield Music Festival, which was held last weekend at Wingfoot Lake State Park.  He also said that the new signage on and around the Community Center is to be done next week.  This will include the lettering on the building, the doors and the signs along the road near the Road Department and in front of the Community Room.  In zoning matters, Adam Bey said that the resident at 557 Waterloo Road would be coming in for a yet-to-be-scheduled Board of Zoning Appeals hearing.  The resident wants to add a large addition and garage to his existing house.  Bey also said that last month some of the property at the corner of Bolender Road and Portage Line Road was auctioned off and the new owners want to sub-divide a nine acre plot into five lots.  This brought up a long discussion on the flow of water along Bolender Road and the continental divide. Another multi-faceted discussion was had on the yet-to-be-official coming of a Dollar General Store on State Route 43, just south of Waterloo Road.  A neighbor to this proposed site David Parker had some questions on this matter, of which Zoning Inspector Adam Bey pared by saying the nothing about the Dollar General Store is "official" at this point. 

Trustee Jeff Eldreth mentioned that AT&T is planning on installing fiber optics underground on Bolender Road, Lawnhaven, Oakhaven, Deer Crossing, Kapity Drive and Ruth Circle.  AT&T will give the township three days advance notice before starting.  No preliminary date was given.  Eldreth also said that the "Chip & Seal" program for this year was completed today.  They will wait about a month before striping the roads.  He said that the Road Department guys will be power washing the historic Town Hall (built in 1908) and painting the cupola in the couple weeks.

Trustee Chairman Tom Calcei talked about the distribution for 2019 of Local Government Funds.  There will be a meeting for all the political subdivisions next week to try and work out an agreement on splitting these funds, which come from the State of Ohio.  The final decision rests with a panel composed of the Portage County Auditor (Janet Esposito), Prosecutor (Victor Vigluicci) and Treasurer (Brad Cromes).

The trustees next meet on Tuesday August 28th at 7:00 AM in the Suffield Community Room at 1256  Waterloo Road.  The Zoning Commission has the month off and there are currently no Board of Zoning Appeals hearings scheduled.  Of note, it was pointed out that the Welcome Back Celebration at the Suffield Elementary School on Monday August 27th was originally listed as starting at 5:30 PM and running until 7:00 PM is wrong.  The actual times are 5:00 PM until 6:30 PM.  Don't forget that the Portage County Fair starts next Tuesday, August 21st, and runs through Sunday August 26th. 


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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.


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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 "".  Tell your friends about us.






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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:

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