Over that past several months, the Suffield Township Board of Trustees have talked about how the Local Government Fund would distribute state funds to each of the political subdivisions in Portage County.  Our trustees appointed Tom Calcei to be the point man on this important adventure.  Calcei has joined with trustee Jack Groselle of Hiram Township and trustee Mike Kostensky of Brimfield Township to form a committee to represent the townships in their quest for a more fair approach to the distribution of about $3,722,533 (2017's total amount) that the State of Ohio releases to Portage County.  In Portage County there are eighteen townships, four cities, six villages, and, of course, the county itself.  Each of these twenty-nine governmental entities gets a slice of that $3,722,533 pie.

For the past ten years, Portage County has received about 39.8% of the money, which is essentially money that the State of Ohio collected in sales taxes and partially returns to local governments, county-by-county.  The townships equally split 14.34% of the money, thus each township got $29,487, or about .79%.  The four cities got 37.12% and the the villages got 8.74%.  The City of Kent got the yeoman's share by collecting $742,774. (click here to see the funding chart for 2017's Local Government Funds)

How these funds are distributed come under the direction of the Portage County Office of the Budget Commission.  This commission is made up of three members:  Portage County Treasurer Brad Cromes, Portage County Auditor Janet Esposito and Portage County Prosecutor Victor Vigluicci.  The commission is to hold hearings during the first half of 2018 with the various subdivision classifications and then make a decision on how to divide the money in each of the next ten years, beginning in 2019.  Naturally, the various groups have different ideas on how to spread the wealth.  All eighteen of the townships have signed off on a plan that would give each township, city and village $15,000, and would then divide the remainder of the available funds according to population.  Based on this plan, Suffield Township would benefit by about $60,000 annually.

In the meantime, the meetings and conversation has continued.  Last Sunday (November 19th) the editorial staff of the Record Courier published an editorial suggesting essentially that the funding method remain unchanged. (click here to read that editorial)  In response to that editorial, Tom Calcei has written a response, which is supposed to be published in the Record Courier next weekend.  (click here to read this response)

Sixty thousand dollars to a lot of money to anyone, even a township.

 

Archived Articles

Most of the articles, photos and images shown on this website's "front page" are stored so that you can read them later.  To see older information, click the "READ MORE" button at the top of the page and a list of articles will appear.  Click on the article you are interested in reading.

Click on logo to sign up

code red image 20150611 1141728363

 

 

 

 

Click here for more Code Red info

Suffield News

 

SUFFIELD NEWS

 

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

wingfoot lake state park 20150623 1970716186

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.

Click here to read more.....

Emergency & Assistance

Who to contact in case of emergency and assistance when you need it.

Historical Society

suffield historical society 20150428 1555515514 tn

A great opportunity for community involvement, and many free activities for everyone!  Click on the logo to learn more about the Suffield League.

Visitors

Today103
Yesterday181
This week456
This month2502

Wednesday, 13 December 2017 15:51