On Monday September 10th the Suffield Township Board of Trustees met before a much smaller crowd than usual.  Perhaps it was that the meeting had been moved forward one day, or maybe it was the sudden onset of fall, but the five attendees heard mostly routine business.  Fire Chief Robert Rasnick reported that the Fire Department had been busy Mosquito Warningin August, compiling 78 calls for service and bringing them to 532 calls for the year.  He announced that firefighter Kyle Knapp had resigned effective August 31st due to his return to college.  On a happier note, Rasnick said that the annual Pancake Breakfast was a big success.  He said that there was a larger than usual crowd and that the Suffield Fire Department Explorers were able to raise $2,000 towards their trip to the Firemen's Annual Conference in Indianapolis next spring.  The trustees allocated $2,000 to replace the bed in the Fire Department's pickup truck.

Chairman Tom Calcei reported that the Portage County Commissioners had approved a tax abatement for Hamrick Manufacturing.  Hamrick had come to the last trustees meeting to secure their blessing on the abatement matter.  The manufacturing company is planning to spending about $500,000 on building improvements and will be hiring additional personnel.  Calcei also mentioned that NOPEC was offering a grant of up to $19,630 to the township for projects that would improve our energy efficiency.  The township may be eligible to collect this amount for up to three consecutive years.  The trustees voted to accept the official tax rate for Suffield.  This resolution will be forwarded to the County Auditor.

Trustee Jeff Eldreth said that the Road Department was busy the past several weeks.  Of note, they power washed the historic Town Hall, painted the cupola on the Town Hall and cut down a tree in front of the old administration building, which will allow a better view of the flag there and the new "Suffield:  Home of the Falcons" sign.  He also said that the roughly ten miles of roads that had been chipped and sealed this year will be stripped soon by a private contractor.  There was an extensive conversation on re-roofing the township Road Department garage.  Due to a lack of "Apples to Apples" bids, no final decision was made.  Part of the consideration is whether to go with three-rib steel roofing, standing rib steel roofing or shingle  roofing.  Eldreth said he would get a couple more estimates before the next meeting.

Adam Bey said a lot of building is taking place in Suffield.  Most of it is in the routine nature, such as decks and garages.  There is one new house in the works on Goodyear Lake Boulevard. Bey had met with county prosecutor Chris Meduri and was given exact instructions on how the paperwork for the William Gump burial should be handled.  Meduri opined that by allowing this one-time ashes burial, the township would not be setting a precedent. 

Jared Phillip said that the signage on and around the township campus was nearly complete.  The lettering on the glass doors on the east side of the administration building should be done this week  Tom Calcei also reported that the association of Portage County townships had come to an agreement on how to divide the Local Government Funds.  He said that they voted to accept a five year plan that would give each of the townships $22,300 per year, plus each township would receive an additional amount that would be based on their population.   Under this plan, Suffield came out a winner.  This year Suffield's share of the approximate $3,600,000 pie was about $28,424.  Under the new plan, that amount would rise in 2019 to about $45,000.  The trustees voted to accept this plan and this resolution will be forwarded to the County Budget Commission.  Calcei also mentioned having Elegant Lighting decorate for the Christmas season the Town Hall and the old administration building.  Jared Phillip motioned to expend $1,800 to accomplish this.  The resolution passed 3-0.  Jared Phillip also motioned that the township trustees set Sunday October 28th as "Trick or Treat" day.  Jeff Eldreth seconded the motion, which passed 3-0.  The "Trick or Treat" hours will be the usual 2-4 PM.  And lastly, Tom Calcei mentioned that 80% of the county's 18 township have had positive tests for the West Nile virus, which is carried mainly by mosquitoes.  Mosquitoes can also transmit dog heartworm disease too.  Contact the Portage County Health District Mosquito Education Program at 296-9919 for more information. 

The trustees next meet on Tuesday September 25th at 7:00 AM.  The Zoning Commission meets next on Wednesday September 12th at 7:00 PM.  There are no Board of Zoning Appeals hearings on the calendar.  Both meetings will be at the Community Room, 1256 Waterloo Road.

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Board of Zoning Appeals Hearing Is Scheduled

The Suffield Township Board of Zoning Appeals has a hearing set for Tuesday January 22nd at 8:00 PM to hear a request from Tim Thomas.  Thomas wants to use the old Administration Building at 1273 State Route 43 as a used car lot. 

Leaf Dump Is Closed For The Year

Leaf Dump Was Closed On January 2nd

Many thanks to the resident at 558 Etter Road who has allowed residents to dump their leaves for the past several years.  The dump has closed for the 2018 season.

 

Local High School Basketball Scores & Schedules

Falcons Play Hard, But Lose To Coventry, Mogadore Drops Close One To Crestwood 67-64 

The Field Falcons (4-9) hosted the Coventry Comets (6-6) on Friday January 18th.  After an 8-8 score, the Falcons jumped out to a 17-8 lead, only to have the Comets come back and lead at the half 27-26.  The second half seesawed until the last couple minutes when Coventry took command.  This was the exact situation as the Falcons loss to Ravenna last week.  The highlights of the game belonged to the referring crew, who tossed out three spectators and called Field coach Dominique Sanders a technical foul for arguing a call.  Jacob Lupardus led Field with 21 points, while Jacob Gartner had eleven. 

On Friday January 18th the Mogadore (6-4) traveled to Mantua and lost to Crestwood 67-64.  The loss jeopardizes the Wildcats chances in the Portage Trail Conference County Division, where they now have three losses.

Field Girls Lose Third In Row, Mogadore Loses Again

On Wednesday January 16th the Field (10-5) girls went to Norton and were beaten by the Panthers 47-26.  It was the third loss in a row for the Falcons.  Maria Sziva scored eight for Field.  So sure was Norton coach Brian Miller that his team would prevail, he took three of his players from the far end of his bench and started them.  The Falcons didn't play particularly well and were constantly plagued by traveling calls, errant passes, or some players refusal to pass at all.   The Panthers had beaten the Falcons 71-32 back on November 13th, so the 21 point loss was an improvement from a strictly numbers perspective. 

On Wednesday January 16th the Mogadore girls hosted the Tigers of Lake Center Christian School and lost 60-39, dropping their record to 1-14.

The Field girls game against Crestwood scheduled for Saturday January 19th has been postponed until Monday January 28th at 7:00 PM.

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Historical Society Elects New Officers

The Suffield Township Historical Society met on Sunday December 9th and elected new officers.  John Saxe was elected president, Elizabeth Vence treasurer and Bev Persons secretary.  The STHS also voted to purchase new signs for the outside of the museum at a cost of $327.  They also voted to give Suffield Township $1,000 towards the purchase of the proposed electronic sign that will be placed in front of the historic Town Hall.  Township trustee Tom Calcei was on hand to accept a check for $1,000 from president John Saxe and treasurer Elizabeth Vence.  Also on the agenda was the creation of a fundraiser this coming March.  They have planned to sponsor a "Chili Cook Off" to be held in the Town Hall.  More details on this later.

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License Plate Renewals

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Suffield Township Website Passes 280,000 Visitors Since April 1, 2015

As of December 28, 2018, Suffield Township's website had 280,006 visitors since April 1, 2015.  Since the "new" website was adopted, the daily viewership has risen from about 40 per day to over 313.50 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

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