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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Local High School Football Scores & Schedules

Field Rips Springfield 38-20 To Break Losing Skid

Suffield has four school districts; Field, Mogadore, Springfield and Lake.  Follow their seasons here.

In Week 8, Field (1-7) ended their 18 game losing streak by whipping the Springfield Spartans (1-7) by a 38-20 count at Kenneth Lohr Stadium.  Way to go Falcons!   Mogadore (7-1) slipped past a determined Garrettsville (5-3) team 49-26.  And the Lake Blue Streaks (4-4) upset the Perry Panthers (6-2) by a 27-23 score. 

In Week 9, Field (1-7) hosts Cloverleaf (3-5) in another game that is very winable, Mogadore (7-1) plays on Saturday evening at the Poland Seminary Stadium against Youngstown Valley Christian (5-3).  GlenOak (1-7) is at Lake (4-4) and Coventry (3-5) comes to Springfield (1-7).   Click here to see their schedules and scores.

 

Historical Society To Hear Local Blimp Historian Ed Ogden

The Suffield Township Historical Society will meet on Monday October 15th.  A business meeting, which will include nomination of officers for the November election, will begin at 6:30 PM.  Following the business session, Ed Ogden, a public relations specialist and historian for the Goodyear blimps operation, will speak.  He knows everything about blimps and is willing to take questions about the newest blimp and all that preceded it.  Ogden's talk will begin about 7:00 PM.  The meeting is in the Suffield Community Room at 1256 Waterloo Road and is open to the public.

 

BZA Approves Variance To Allow Home Owner To Remain In Home While New One Is Built

The Suffield Township Board of Zoning Appeals met on Tuesday October 2nd to consider a request from James and Jill Scovern to remain in their home at 2107 State Route 43 while a new house is built.  This would violate the rules of the Zoning Resolution and the principle of having more than one residential dwelling on a lot.  The Board of Zoning Appeals made quick work of the issue and after just a few inquiries by the board members voted 5-0 to allow the variance.  Board member Pete Einloth made the motion to allow the variance and Vickie Vincent seconded the measure.

 

Election Day Polling Places Announced

The Portage County Board of Elections announced the locations for this year's General Election to be held on Tuesday November 6th.  Polls will open at 6:30 AM and remain open until 7:30 PM.  The polling locations are the same as the last several elections.  Precincts A & B will be in the Suffield United Christian Church at 1115 State Route 43.  Precincts C, D & E will be in the Suffield Elementary School at 1128 Waterloo Road.

 

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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!

 

Suffield Township Website Has 245,000 Visitors Since April 1, 2015

As of October 12, 2018, Suffield Township's website had 245,149 visitors since April 1, 2015.  Since the "new" website was adopted, the daily viewership has risen from about 40 per day to over 265.98 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.

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