The Suffield Township Board of Trustees met on Tuesday September 25th to conduct business before a crowd of eight interested parties.  Noteworthy was the expenditure of $18,750 to put a new dimensional shingle roof on the Road Scott McBroom photoDepartment garage.  The trustees discussed at length on whether to go with a shingled roof or a metal roof.  Road Department superintendent Scott McBroom may have tipped the scales when he suggested the shingled roof.  Another consideration was the cost.  The shingles were about $4,000 less.  The trustees voted to have Steve Bable, a local contractor, do the job. Jeff Eldreth asked that the project be completed within 45 days.  Perhaps the best news is that Fiscal Officer Lori Calcei stated she had been in contact with Charles Ramer of NOPEC, and this roofing replacement will qualify as an allowed project for a $19,630 grant that the township hoped to get from NOPEC.  The trustees voted to submit the grant application.  They also agreed to submit a grant application in order to get $1,500 from NOPEC for community events.  This smaller grant will go toward Fire Department Open House expenses.

Scott McBroom said the Road Department has been busy with a number of small projects.  The road striping has been completed, so the trustees voted to pay JD Striping & Services of Ravenna $15,838 for their services.  Fire Chief Robert Rasnick was unavailable, but he sent in his stead Fire Safety Inspector Dean Chinrock to answer questions, of which there were none.  The crowd was reminded that the Fire Department Open House is on Sunday October 7th from 11:00 AM until 3:00 PM.  The Suffield Township Historical will have the museum open during those hours.  For those unfamiliar with the museum's location, it is in the township's original Fire Department building, directly behind the historic Town Hall.  The Portage County Health Department will also be on hand to administer flu shots.

Jeff Eldreth said that the house at 1560 Carriage House Way has come a long way since all the neighborhood complaints over the past ten years, or so.  He mentioned that the new owners have recently replaced the roof and are forging ahead with a complete restoration.  Tom Calcei motioned that the trustees hire Andrew J. Crano of Alliance to be a new firefighter.  He will have to serve a one year probationary period.

The Hills Pond or Pretty Glen Dam is still on the minds of the neighbors, the trustees and the county administration.  Tony Badalamenti, who is running for county commissioner this fall, told Tom Calcei that he has plans to save the dam.  He plans to attend the trustee meeting on Tuesday October 11th to present his ideas.  Calcei said that he hopes those who live in Spring Valley Estates will take the time to attend this meeting.

The next trustee meeting is on Tuesday October 11th at 8:00 PM.  The Zoning Commission meets on Wednesday October 12th at 7:00 PM and the Board of Zoning Appeals has a hearing set for Tuesday October 2nd at 8:00 PM.  All meetings are at the Suffield Community Room at 1256 Waterloo Road and all meetings are open to the public.

 

 

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Board of Zoning Appeals Hearing Is Scheduled

The Suffield Township Board of Zoning Appeals has a hearing set for Tuesday January 22nd at 8:00 PM to hear a request from Tim Thomas.  Thomas wants to use the old Administration Building at 1273 State Route 43 as a used car lot. 

Leaf Dump Is Closed For The Year

Leaf Dump Was Closed On January 2nd

Many thanks to the resident at 558 Etter Road who has allowed residents to dump their leaves for the past several years.  The dump has closed for the 2018 season.

 

Local High School Basketball Scores & Schedules

Falcons Play Hard, But Lose To Coventry, Mogadore Drops Close One To Crestwood 67-64 

The Field Falcons (4-9) hosted the Coventry Comets (6-6) on Friday January 18th.  After an 8-8 score, the Falcons jumped out to a 17-8 lead, only to have the Comets come back and lead at the half 27-26.  The second half seesawed until the last couple minutes when Coventry took command.  This was the exact situation as the Falcons loss to Ravenna last week.  The highlights of the game belonged to the referring crew, who tossed out three spectators and called Field coach Dominique Sanders a technical foul for arguing a call.  Jacob Lupardus led Field with 21 points, while Jacob Gartner had eleven. 

On Friday January 18th the Mogadore (6-4) traveled to Mantua and lost to Crestwood 67-64.  The loss jeopardizes the Wildcats chances in the Portage Trail Conference County Division, where they now have three losses.

Field Girls Lose Third In Row, Mogadore Loses Again

On Wednesday January 16th the Field (10-5) girls went to Norton and were beaten by the Panthers 47-26.  It was the third loss in a row for the Falcons.  Maria Sziva scored eight for Field.  So sure was Norton coach Brian Miller that his team would prevail, he took three of his players from the far end of his bench and started them.  The Falcons didn't play particularly well and were constantly plagued by traveling calls, errant passes, or some players refusal to pass at all.   The Panthers had beaten the Falcons 71-32 back on November 13th, so the 21 point loss was an improvement from a strictly numbers perspective. 

On Wednesday January 16th the Mogadore girls hosted the Tigers of Lake Center Christian School and lost 60-39, dropping their record to 1-14.

The Field girls game against Crestwood scheduled for Saturday January 19th has been postponed until Monday January 28th at 7:00 PM.

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Historical Society Elects New Officers

The Suffield Township Historical Society met on Sunday December 9th and elected new officers.  John Saxe was elected president, Elizabeth Vence treasurer and Bev Persons secretary.  The STHS also voted to purchase new signs for the outside of the museum at a cost of $327.  They also voted to give Suffield Township $1,000 towards the purchase of the proposed electronic sign that will be placed in front of the historic Town Hall.  Township trustee Tom Calcei was on hand to accept a check for $1,000 from president John Saxe and treasurer Elizabeth Vence.  Also on the agenda was the creation of a fundraiser this coming March.  They have planned to sponsor a "Chili Cook Off" to be held in the Town Hall.  More details on this later.

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License Plate Renewals

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Suffield Township Website Passes 280,000 Visitors Since April 1, 2015

As of December 28, 2018, Suffield Township's website had 280,006 visitors since April 1, 2015.  Since the "new" website was adopted, the daily viewership has risen from about 40 per day to over 313.50 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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