On Tuesday October 9th the Suffield Township Board of Trustees met before a crowd of ten interested citizens.  With Tom Calcei away, Jeff Eldreth stepped up and ably ran the meeting.  A number of routine matters were discussed including:  the Fire Chief's monthly report, an update on the derelict property at 2412 Sunnybrook Road, some road issues and the annual opening of the leaf dump.  The trustees also gave Portage County Commissioner candidate Tony Badalamenti some time to discuss his suggestions for a Pretty Glen Dam solution.

Chief Robert Rasnick said that the his department had a very busy September.   The firefighters and EMS squads responded to 83 calls, giving them 615 call-outs so far this year.  They are on a pace to set a call-out record for the year.  The annual Fire Department Open House was a great success.  Thanks to grant money from NOPEC, the Fire Department was able to purchase some really nice first aid kits and fire extinguishers and other handouts for residents.  The Portage County Health Department expressed appreciation on being invited.  They shot up 61 people with flu shots.  The Chief also announced that David Gasaway had resigned, citing that he "simply didn't have the time" to continue on with the Fire Department.  The trustees voted to accept his resignation.

Jared Phillip said that the Zoning Commission was meeting on Wednesday and that they were close to wrapping up the Twenty Year Land Use Plan.  The subject of the derelict property at 2412 Sunnybrook was given some explanation by zoning inspector Adam Bey.  While nothing would happen yet this year, it appears the Portage County Land Bank is willing to help in getting the property cleaned up and turned over to a new owner.  He said that there are several possible outcomes.  They include the landbank selling the property as a foreclosed property, the township being given the property, one of the contingent property owners being given first chance to purchase the land, or the property being put to community use, such as a park.  With the landbank's involvement, their legal department will handle all the legal details, which would be a blessing to the township.

Of importance to many in the township is the leaf dump.  The resident at 558 Etter Road has again offered to allow Suffield residents a place to dump their leaves.  The dump is now open and will be until about Thanksgiving.  We will give advance warning a week or so before the leaf dump closes for the year.  It is asked that you bring no sticks, branches, stones or plastic bags.  The dump will be open from Dawn to Dark.  Please respect the privacy of the property owner.

Tony Badalamenti said he has researched the documents that relate to the Hills Pond Dam, aka the Pretty Glen Dam.  Since the dam is owned by the county commissioners, it is their option to decide if the dam will be repaired, replaced or tore down.  Badalamenti's said the cost to replace the dam was about $1.6 million and to tear it down was about $1.5 million.  He suggested that with community involvement, it would be possible to keep the dam with very little cost to either the community or the county.  His suggestion was to get volunteers to spend a couple weekends clearing brush from on and around the immediate dam.  The trustees took no action on this matter.

On the calendar for the rest of October:  the trustees meet again on Tuesday October 23rd at 7:00 AM in the Suffield Community Room.  The Zoning Commission meets on Wednesday October 10th at 7:00 PM in the Suffield Community Room.  The Lions Club is sponsoring a Night With the Candidates on Thursday October 25th from 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM at the Field Middle School.  Trick or Treat will be held on Sunday October 28th from 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM.

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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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