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!

 

Mishler Road Work Has Begun, Hope To Finish Early Next Week

According to Mike Collins of the Portage County Engineer's Office, the much awaited repaving of Mishler Road is now under way and hopes are that it will be completed early in the week of October 23-26.  The project, which amounts to $374,154 and paid for by the County, is being done by the Shelly Company.  Traffic will be maintained throughout the project.  This is good news to the thousands of motorists who use this road daily.

 

Candidates Night Is Thursday October 26th

The Lions Club is again sponsoring a "Candidates Night" this year.  It will be at the Field Middle School on Thursday October 26th and begins at 6:00 PM.  There will be speakers on the 8.3 mill school levy and presentations by the candidates for trustee in Suffield and Brimfield townships.   

 

Local High School Football

Falcons Lose Again

Week NineField (0-9) went to Lodi and lost to Cloverleaf (2-7) 70-20, Springfield (5-4) traveled to Coventry (7-2) and lost 37-15, Mogadore (8-0) beat Valley Christian of Youngstown (4-5) 49-13 and Lake (1-8) lost to the GlenOak Eagles (3-6) 45-13.
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Week Ten: Field (0-9) hosts Ravenna (5-4), undefeateds Rootstown (9-0) hosts Mogadore (8-0), Lake (1-8) is at Green (3-6) and the Woodridge Bulldogs are at Springfield (5-4).  Going into next weekend, Mogadore is ranked #1 in their computer region and Rootstown is ranked #2 in that same region.  All other local teams are mathematically eliminated from the playoffs this year.


 

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!

 

Senior Lunches Available

The Family and Community Services of Portage County in conjunction with the Suffield United Church of Christ offer lunches to Seniors at the church Tuesday through Friday from 11:30 AM until 12:30 PM.  Lunch requires a donation and must be ordered one week in advance by calling Beverly Miller at 330-877-3965.

 

Suffield Township Website Has 155,000 Visitors Since April 1, 2015

As of August 28, 2017, Suffield Township's website had 155,153 visitors since April 1, 2015.  Since the "new" website was adopted, the daily viewership has risen from about 40 per day to over 206 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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