This was the first of the new morning meetings for the Suffield Township Board of Trustees.  At the July 25th meeting the trustees voted to change their regularly scheduled second meeting of each month, which will still be held on the fourth Tuesday as usual, but it will be held at 7:00 AM instead of 8:00 PM.  The meeting on Tuesday September 26th was the first morning meeting under this new format. 

The three residents who showed up the watch government in action were treated to reports by the three department heads.  Fire Chief Robert Rasnick asked that the trustees acknowledge the resignation of firefighter Jason Purkey from the Fire DepartmentPurkey is a full-time firefighter in Richfield and had his work schedule changed there and does not have the time to participate here.   The trustees voted to accept his resignation.  Rasnick said that the new radio upgrades recently installed have improved communications immensely.  He also said that one of the ambulances will be out to service for about three weeks for repairs.  During this time he asked for permission to spent $100 per day to rent an ambulance from Superior Sales.  The trustees agreed to his request.  Chief Rasnick said that the Fire Department's Annual Open House will be Sunday October 8th from 11:00 AM until 3:00 PM.

Trustee Tom Calcei said that the Portage County townships and the Portage County cities and villages are still working an a compromise to distribute about $3.5 million in Local Government Funds beginning in 2018.  When they adopt a formula for the distribution, it will stand for the next ten years.  For this reason, Calcei wants to make sure the townships get as much of the pie as possible.  The trustees voted to accept a bid from Elegant Christmas Tree Lighting for $1,800 to decorate the Town Hall and Administration Building this holiday season.

Adam Bey gave the Zoning Inspectors report.  He said that the had issued several miscellaneous permits and arbitrated several neighbor disputes.  There was nothing new on the Carriage House situation.

Road Superintendent Scott McBroom gave a report on what the Road Department was doing recently.  They have been busy with patching, which is nearly done for the season, replacing several culverts, and painting stop bars.  They also took down some trees and limbs along Martin Road to improve visibility near Etter Road.  Trustee Jeff Eldreth said that he wanted to talk with McBroom about possibly hiring someone next spring to work as "summer help" from April until about September.  He cited the need to have a fourth person available for flagging when necessary.  He suggested that with a fourth employee the issue of using Road Department employees to do mowing in the cemeteries could be revisited.  Eldreth also asked that Sunday October 29th be Trick or Treat Day in Suffield. The trustees agreed and set the times as 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM.

After some discussion, the trustees voted 2-1 to rent the Administration Building to Lauren Luli for $650 per month.  She plans to use the space as a real estate office.  Luli will not have access to the walk-in safe, will pay the building's utilities, will maintain the lighted flag pole and will not have a sign in front of the building.  The agreement with Luli will be for one year, beginning in January 2018.  The trustee meetings will move to the Community Room at the Fire House and the Zoning Inspector will move his operations to the Fire House as well.  More on this later.

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LEAF DUMP NOW OPEN

Each year the resident at 558 Etter Road allows Suffield Township residents a place to dump their leaves.  Beginning October 3rd, you may dump leaves on the west side of the property at 558 Etter RoadThe leaf dump is open from daybreak  until dark. DO NOT GO THERE AFTER DARK.  Leaves only, no branches or other fill.  Thanks!

 

Suffield Looks To Hire Part Time Road Worker

Suffield Township is hiring to fill a year round Part-Time Road Crew position. Duties to include, but not limited to: assist road crew with general road maintenance and township building maintenance. Qualified candidates must have a valid Ohio driver’s license (CDL a plus), a high school diploma or equivalent and good communication skills. Interested candidates may submit resume to 2150 May Rd Suffield Oh 44260 or email to Suffieldtownship @neo.rr.com. Deadline to submit resume is December 19, 2017.  EOE

 

BZA Approves Driving Range and Sod Farm

The Suffield Township Board of Zoning Appeals held a hearing on Thursday November 30th and granted the owners of Paradise Lake Country Club a variance to allow them to use some acreage along Randolph Road for a sod farm and a driving range.  The board voted 3-0 to allow the changes.  Some neighbors had questions about potential noise and were concerned that the driving range would cast unwanted lights onto their property.  After some discussion, these concerns faded.

 

No Historical Society In December

There will be no meeting of the Suffield Township Historical Society in December.  The January meeting will be on Monday January 15th at 7:00 PM in the Community Room of the Fire House.  It will be a strictly business meeting, however, all are still welcome to attend.

 

Local High School Basketball

Mogadore Wins Opener

The Mogadore boys opened their season at Crestwood and won 74-68.  The Field boys lost their third straight 59-45 to the visiting Coventry Comets.  Field plays at Streetsboro this Friday and Mogadore goes to Youngstown Christian.  ......   Click here to see the schedules and scores.


Read The Historical Society Newsletter Online!

The FALL 2017 Newsletter is available for you to read online.  The Suffield Township Historical Society urges you to read the semi-annual newsletter which is published right here on this website.  At the bottom of this page is a link to the Society's newsletters.  Incidentally, the Historical Society is hoping you'll enjoy this newsletter online, so they might save the cost of mailing you one.  Postage and printing costs the group several hundred dollars per year.  Call any of the Society's officers to get on their e-mail list.

 

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 Has 165,000 Visitors Since April 1, 2015

As of December 7, 2017, Suffield Township's website had 165,077 visitors since April 1, 2015.  Since the "new" website was adopted, the daily viewership has risen from about 40 per day to over 212 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

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