Bright and early on Tuesday August 28th the Suffield Township Board of Trustees met before a gathering of ten people to conduct the business of the township.  Road Department superintendent Scott McBroom reported that his department had been busy with various improvements, including installing new catch basins on Valleycrest Drive and some more mowing.  He reported that the price of road salt would be about twenty dollars a ton higher than last year.  This year's cost should be about $53.00 per ton, and based on about 400 tons needed, the additional cost to the township will be about $8,000 according to trustee Jeff Eldreth. 

On July 10, 2018, the trustees voted to officially close the township's three cemeteries to further burials.  Today they voted to allow a one-time exception to this rule.  The ashes of William Gump will be buried above the casket of his father in the Kent Corners Cemetery.  Gump's relatives had made a request for this to happen prior to the permanent closing of the cemeteries. 

Jeff Eldreth said he was proud of the Suffield participation at the Randolph Fair.  Later trustee Jared Phillip echoed Eldreth's sentiments.  They both agreed that the township display board, displayed at the Portage County Township Association tent, was better than ever and was very representative of the "Field Community".   Jeff Eldreth and his wife Shannon had spent a lot of time acquiring photos and reworking the display.  Phillip also pointed out that some of the new signage around the township campus has been completed.  The new lettering on the east side of the building that houses the Fire Department, the Community Room and the Administrative offices has been installed.  Some spelling corrections need to be made to one of the signs on the building and some names and phone numbers are still to be added to the entry door.  Phillip said that his company's crew will drill holes, without cost to the township, and install two signs that are along Waterloo Road and State Route 43 this Thursday.  

Brad Ehrhart of the Portage Development Board came to the meeting to ask the trustees to endorse a proposal by Hamrick Manufacturing Company of 1436 Martin Road to abate property taxes at that location.  Hamrick is investing about $500,000 in the facility and is adding several more employees.  In order to earn a 50% tax break for the next ten years, Hamrick will build a new $400,000 building, make about $100,000 of improvements to their existing facility, and create at least three new employment positions.  The tax abatement only reduces taxes on the newly spent money.  The trustees agreed to the request and will forward a letter stating such to the Portage County Commissioners, who have the final say on the taxing matter.

Zoning Inspector Adam Bey and Zoning Commission Chairman John Yeargin spoke briefly on the possibility that about one half of an acre might be annexed into the Village of Mogadore as part of the Testa Companies development plans for the old West Country Club property.  What will become three lots in the new development would be considerably too small to be even one "building lot" by Suffield's Zoning Resolutions guidelines.  By annexing this half acre, Testa will have to deal only with Mogadore for permits, etc.

Trustee chairman Tom Calcei will attend a meeting tonight in Shalersville (one of Portage County's smaller town halls in terms of seating) on the Local Government Funding issue.  According to Calcei, it looks as if a plan to divide these funds from the State of Ohio may be close. 

The trustees have changed the date for the next trustee meeting.  Instead of Tuesday September 11th, the next meeting will be on Monday September 10th at 8:00 PM.  The Zoning Commission will meet on Wednesday September 12th at 7:00 PM.  There is a Board of Zoning Appeals hearing set for Tuesday September 4th at 8:00 PM.  All of these meetings are at the Suffield Community Room at 1256 Waterloo Road.  All are welcome.

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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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