On Tuesday September 10th the Suffield Township Board of Trustees held their semi-monthly meeting at 7:00 AM before eight concerned citizens.  Most of the meeting was purely perfunctory in nature.  Trustee Tom Calcei read the Fire Department's monthly report.  August totals included 71 total calls for service.  The Chief Rasnick asked Jordan Stansberrythat the trustees accept the Andrew ArmstrongJohn Crouserresignation of  firefighter Ben Freeman, who is quitting to take a full time job with the Niles Fire Department.  The Chief also asked that the trustees allow him to hire three new firefighters.  They are Andrew Armstrong, John Crouser and Jordan Stansberry.  They will be required to serve the normal one year probationary period. Calcei also said that the Fire Department's annual Open House will be on Sunday October 13th from 11:00 AM until 3:00 PM.

Trustee chairman Jeff Eldreth said that the Road Department has completed the chip and seal program for this year and that the roads will be striped very soon.  He also reminded the other trustees that Halloween is near.  They voted to keep Trick or Treat times the same as in the past.  Trick or Treat will be on Sunday October 27th from 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM.  The Fall Festival at Wingfoot Lake State Park is scheduled for Saturday October 16 from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM.

Bill Steiner from the Portage County Solid Waste Management was on hand to speak about the potential upcoming contract between Suffield Township and his agency.  His talk hinted that a modest increase in fees would be likely in order to maintain services that are now provided.  He mentioned that it now costs $22.00 to $23.00 per ton to process recycle materials.  He blames foreign markets for this increase in costs.  Steiner also suggested that part of the problem in costs is that too high of a percentage of users are putting non-recyclable materials in their recycle carts.  His estimate is that about 38% of what is picked up is not recyclable.  His goal is to decrease that number to 10%.  Oddly enough, Steiner could not provided an estimate on how many Suffield residents used his recycle services.  He also mentioned that it is okay to leave the caps on bottles, which is directly opposite of what the Akron Beacon Journal reported.  He said that how Portage County recycles is quite different that how Summit County does it.

The trustees meet again at 7:00 AM on Tuesday September 24th.  The Zoning Commission meets on Wednesday September 11th at 7:00 PM.  No Board of Zoning Appeals hearings are scheduled.  Both the scheduled meetings are at the Suffield Community Room at 1256 Waterloo Road.

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Board Of Zoning Appeals Approves Variance For North Polen Property

The Suffield Township Board of Zoning Appeals met on Tuesday August 27th to hear a request from Mike Smith for a variance to build an accessory building too close to the property line by Zoning Resolution standards.  The hearing was perhaps the fastest ever conducted, taking just seven minutes to complete.  Smith was granted his variance by a 4-0 vote.

Follow The Falcons And Other Local Girdiron Teams

Most Suffield children attend Field Local Schools, but Suffield is also home to children who attend Mogadore, Lake and Springfield schools.  Follow their football seasons here.  Click here to see the schedules and scores.

Week 4:  Field (1-3) hosted the Ravenna Ravens (4-0).  The Falcons played a great game only to lose 31-26 when the Ravens scored a touchdown with 22 seconds to go.  The Falcons had taken the lead on a fumble recovery touchdown with 1:22 remaining, but Ravenna showed why they are off to a 4-0 start.  Lake (4-0) welcomed  Louisville (2-2) to Hartville and then edged the Leopards 37-27.   Mogadore (3-1) played at home against Lima Central Catholic (3-1) on Saturday and lost 27-21.   The Woodridge Bulldogs (2-2) visited the Springfield Spartans (0-4), and came away with a 40-15 win.

Week 5:  The Falcons (1-3) travel to Lodi for a game with the Cloverleaf Colts (1-3), who were annihilated by Streetsboro in Week 4 by a 70-20 score.  Mogadore (3-0) has a home game against Meadowbrook (1-3).  Meadowbrook is no slouch however, as their three losses were to a 3-1 team and two unbeaten teams, including Division VI powerhouse Fort Frye.  Lake (4-0) hosts the Jackson Polar Bears (3-1) and Springfield (0-4) goes to Coventry (0-4) in a match up of winless teams.  

 

Card Bingo Returns To Suffield On Sunday Evenings

Card Bingo has returned to the Suffield Community Room on Sundays at 6:00 PM.  Bring some change and spend an evening playing bingo with your neighbors.

 

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!

 

Suffield Township Website Passes 390,000 Visitors Since April 1, 2015

As of September 13, 2019, Suffield Township's website had 390,226 visitors since April 1, 2015.  Since the "new" website was adopted, the daily viewership has risen from about 40 per day to over 469.26 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

Town Hall Rental

The historic Suffield Town Hall can be rented by residents and non-residents for various events.  For complete information on the availability, costs and regulations on renting the Town Hall, please call the Town Hall administrator Shannon Eldreth at 330-807-0384.

 

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