The Suffield Township Board of Trustees conducted an advertised executive session prior to their regular meeting. The smaller than usual crowd of six people waited patiently for the executive session to end and the trustees to get down to the important business of running the township.  Once the meeting began, trustee Tom Calcei reported that the fire truck that had been wrecked a couple months ago was back in its home garage and would be put back into service in the next day or two.  Otherwise there was nothing new going on at the Fire Department.  Trustee Jeff Eldreth said that the road work on Portage Line Road was near completion, after the contractor had "fogged" the new road surface.  It still needs to be striped.  Trustee chairman Dave Vartenuk said that there was nothing to report on Carriage House Drive, as the Sheriff's Sale has not yet been scheduled.  He mentioned that the Zoning Commission would be taking the month of August off, but would return to action on September 13th.  He also said the Board of Zoning Appeals will meet on August 17th to decide whether or not to issue a variance to a resident at 1153 Congress Lake Road who wants to build an oversized accessory building.  It was mentioned that the property on Waterloo Road at Portage Line Line appears to headed toward some sort of development as dozers have been knocking down trees and clearing land, but no one has yet come forth seeking permits.  This discussion brought about questions on the "Welcome to Suffield" sign that sits in front of this property.  No action was taken on that matter.

Tom Calcei spoke on a meeting he had with other county township officials concerning the formula used to distribute Local Government Funds.  Each ten years a commission, consisting of the County Auditor (Janet Esposito), the County Treasurer (Brad Cromes) and the County Prosecutor (Victor Vigluicci), consider how to divide funds from the State to each of the political subdivisions in the county for the next ten years.  Townships have complained that the formula used in the past is unfair to the townships and too generous to the cities.  The meeting that Calcei attended yesterday produced a plan that would use population as one of the factors in the money distribution.  Another meeting on this issue is upcoming, and Calcei said he would report back to the Board of Trustees after that meeting.   Money received from this funding stream is extremely important to the financial health of Suffield.

Dave Vartenuk asked if there were any problems with the recycling program, now that it's been in effect for a little more than six months.  The trustees agreed that they were favorably impressed with the program so far.  No one in the audience had any objections on the issue.   

(the following is a reminder of the revised trustee meeting schedule)  Several changes were made to the meeting schedule for the Suffield Township Board of Trustees.  The first is that the regular meeting for Tuesday August 8th has been changed to Thursday August 3rd at 8:00 PM.  There will be an executive session at 6:00 PM, which is closed to the public.  Another change to the meeting schedule is that the regular meeting set on Tuesday August 22nd has been rolled back to Tuesday August 15th at 8:00 PM.  The regular meeting set for Tuesday September 12th has been reset for Thursday September 7th at 8:00 PM.  All meetings are at the Township Administration Building.  And, don't forget, beginning September 26th, the second regularly scheduled monthly meeting will be at 7:00 AM. 

Incidentally, the Zoning Commission is not meeting this month.  The Board of Zoning Appeals has a hearing set for Thursday August 17th at 8:00 PM.  David Stormer of 1153 Congress Lake Road is requesting a variance to build an oversize accessory building.

 

 

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Jeff Eldreth 08 27 2016 with text

David T. Vartenuk 01 11 2017 with text

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Mishler Road Work To Begin Around End Of August

As of July 26th, the much awaited repaving of Mishler Road is about a month away.  Mike Collins of the Portage County Engineer's Office said that the bids have been received and reviewed and that the County Commissioners will be awarding a contract, probably next week,  for this work.  Collins said that work would likely begin near the end of August and would likely take about seven days to complete.  This is good news to the thousands of motorists that use this road daily.

 

Board of Zoning Appeals Okays Waterloo Road Variance

The Suffield Township Board of Zoning Appeals, meeting for only the second time this year, heard Michael Walker's request for a variance to build a 32' by 40' pole building on one of his six lots.  The Board struggled with their decision, but ended by voting 5-0 to allow Walker to build his accessory building on his lot at 1455 Waterloo Road.

Congress Lake Road Variance Approved

The Suffield Township Board of Zoning Appeals voted 5-0 to allow resident David Stormer of 1153 Congress Lake Road to build a 1728 square foot pole building on his 1.63 acre property.  The pole building is larger than the Zoning Resolution rules allow.

 

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!

 

Portage County Randoplh Fair - August 22-27

Portage County Fair 2017

 

Suffield Music Festival

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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 140,000 Visitors Since April 1, 2015

As of July 31, 2017, Suffield Township's website had 140,000 visitors since April 1, 2015.  Since the "new" website was adopted, the daily viewership has risen from about 40 per day to over 211 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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