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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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 "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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