Old and lingering items took center stage at the Tuesday June 14th Suffield Township Trustees Meeting.  Trustee Jeff Eldreth said that the Road Department has completed its "crack sealing" program for this year and now has moved onto once again mowing along the roadways.  He asked for $3,220 to pay General Concrete Construction Company for work to be done in the next several weeks to replace some curbs and gutter and fix a catch basin on Rivermoor Drive.  Eldreth said that the "chip & seal" program is about to start and he presented a list of roads that the township hopes to "chip & seal" this summer.  A copy of this list is on the Road Department page of this website.  In addition, the township is hoping to pave Palm Road from Randolph Road to Ranfield Road.  This paving is contingent on pricing, which will be known on July 12th, when the bids for the project are opened.

Trustee Dave Vartenuk advised that the Zoning Commission meeting had been postponed from last week until Wednesday June 15th, and it will be at 8:00 PM, rather that the usual 7:00 PM start.  Vartenuk noted that there has been some progress to the clean-up of the Copeland's Landing property, including the removal of several submerged boats.  Zoning Inspector Adam Bey commented that the clean-up on the lake-side of the Copeland property is still being investigated and run by the State of Ohio.  On other property clean-ups, it was also mentioned by Bey that Jack Trickett, the owner of the old Trellborg property, is pushing for a Board of Zoning Appeals hearing in hopes of being allowed to operate an automobile dismantling business on the property.  The County Prosecutor's Office has stated that no local hearing can be held on this matter until a case pending between the Ohio Attorney General's Office and Trickett is resolved.  In what may be the world's longest standing fight to get a condemned house demolished, some progress was reported on the house at 1560 Carriage House Drive, which is now owned by a bank. 

1470 North Polen 05 29 2016Some discussion was had on a house at 1470 North Polen Avenue (see photo on left), which has been vacant for some time and the yard has not been mowed yet this year.  One of the problems that the township has run into on this and several other properties is the ability to locate an owner.  Once an owner is located, warning letters can be sent to the owner mandating that they mow the property.  If they fail to do so, the trustees may elect to have the property mowed and ask that the County Auditor add the cost of mowing to the owners tax bill.  In the meantime, the township is forced to front the mowing costs.  Several other properties in the township have needed prompting by the township officals in order to come into compliance.

From the smaller-than-usual audience, Dave Polen asked about the status of the recycling bins.  Trustee Tom Calcei said that the Portage County Solid Waste Management would be sending out cards to all residences in order to get input from the residents on whether they would prefer to recycle as they do now, by using the dumpsters across from the Road Department, or by having curbside recycling.  Once these cards have been filled out and returned, the trustees will make an informed decision.  The Suffield Historical Society has sent a letter to the trustees outlining their plan for shrubs and flowers for the front of the historic Town Hall.  The trustees voted to accept the plan and allow the Historical Society to go forward with the project.  Project committee person Vicky Vincent acknowledged that the plantings will cost around $500 and will the project completed in the next couple weeks.  The Historical Society used the design services of the Canton Road Garden Center and will bear the cost of the project.

The trustees will meet again on Tuesday June 28th at 7:00 PM for further review of the township's Personnel Policies and Procedures Manual, and then the regular business meeting at 8:00 PM.  Of other interest to the township, the trial of Samantha Moseley in the death of township Road Department employee William Knapp has again been postponed until July.  The pre-trial is on July 14th at 10:00 AM and the Jury Trial is July 19th at 9:00 AM, both in Judge Laurie Pittman's courtroom.  Since April 1, 2015, when the township website changed to its current personnel and format, there have been 50,301 visitors.  Thanks for your interest and support!

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See The Akron Rubber Duckies With The Suffield League

The Suffield League is sponsoring a night with the Akron Rubber Duckies.  The game will be at 7:05 PM on Saturday August 24th.   Tickets are $8.00 and must be reserved by August 13th.  Call 330-221-4899 to reserve tickets or for more info.  There will be fireworks after the game.

 

Board Of Zoning Appeals Schedules Hearing For North Polen Property

The Suffield Township Board of Zoning Appeals will meet on Tuesday August 27th at 7:00 PM to hear a request from Mike Smith for a variance to build an accessory building too close to the property line by Zoning Resolution standards.  The hearing will be in the Suffield Community Room at 1256 Waterloo Road.

 

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Card Bingo Returns To Suffield On Sunday Evenings

Card Bingo has returned to the Suffield Community Room on Sundays at 6:00 PM.  Bring some change and spend an evening playing bingo with your neighbors.

 

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 Passes 375,000 Visitors Since April 1, 2015

As of August 12, 2019, Suffield Township's website had 375,123 visitors since April 1, 2015.  Since the "new" website was adopted, the daily viewership has risen from about 40 per day to over 484.1 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.  For complete information on the availability, costs and regulations on renting the Town Hall, please call the Town Hall administrator Shannon Eldreth at 330-807-0384.

 

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