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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Suffield News

 Township Is Looking To Hire A Full-time Road Department Worker

The Suffield Board of Trustees announced that they are looking to hire a full time Road Department worker.  The township will accept applications for the position.  A qualified candidate must have experience in road maintenance, snow plowing, operating equipment and a variety of labor tasks.  Candidates must have the ability to occasionally work extended hours, weekends and evenings.  Ability to serve on a 24-hour call and respond to emergencies from off duty status, and possess an Ohio Class B Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with fewer than six points is required.  Interested parties should submit a resume and cover letter to:  Suffield Township, 2150 May Road, Mogadore, Ohio 44260 or Suffieldtownship@neo.rr.com by December 7, 2018.

 

Suffield Township Website Passes A Quarter Of a Million Visitors Since April 1, 2015

As of November 26, 2018, Suffield Township's website had 260,207 visitors since April 1, 2015.  Since the "new" website was adopted, the daily viewership has risen from about 40 per day to over 285.37 per day.  Thanks for taking a look at "suffieldtownshipohio.com".  Tell your friends about us.

 

 Recycle Pick Up Monday & Tuesday, December 3rd & 4th95lb cart

 

Field Varsity Football 2018

 

Local High School Football Scores & Schedules

Kirtland Prevails, Whips Wildcats 20-14

In Week 13, Mogadore traveled to Aurora for a playoff game for the second week in a row, this time losing the regional final  for Division VI, Region 21 to unbeaten Kirtland (13-0) by a final score of 20-14.  The Wildcats ended the year 11-2 with losses to The Linsly School (5-4) of Wheeling, West Virginia and to Kirtland.    Click here to see their schedules and scores.

Local basketball schedules and results coming soon!

 

Bill Knapp Memorial Alumni Game Is November 24th

Bill Knapp Memorial Game 2018 

 

Historical Society Hold Hold Elections And Conduct Planning Session

The Suffield Township Historical Society will have a meeting on Sunday December 9th at 2:30 PM at the their museum.  Included in the agenda is the election of officers for 2019 and a planning session for 2019 programs and activities.  The meeting is sure to wrap up early enough to allow everyone to attend the Christmas With Santa event at the historic Town Hall, which begins at 6:00 PM.

 

Leaf Dump Is Open At 558 Etter Road

Of importance to many in the township is the leaf dump.  The resident at 558 Etter Road has again offered to allow Suffield residents a place to dump their leaves.  The dump is now open and will be until about Thanksgiving.  We will give advance warning a week or so before the leaf dump closes for the year.  It is asked that you bring no sticks, branches, stones or plastic bags.  The dump will be open from Dawn to Dark.  Please respect the privacy of the property owner.

 

Card Bingo On Sundays

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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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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