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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Falcons Lose 16th Straight Game

Suffield has four school districts; Field, Mogadore, Springfield and Lake.  Follow their seasons here.

In Week 5, Field (0-5) lost their 16th in a row, this time by a 21-17 score to the Coventry Comets (3-2).  The Falcons played well through three quarters and led by a 17-7 margin until they gave up two fourth quarter touchdowns.  Mogadore (4-1) went to Byesville and beat Meadowbook (3-2) 35-32.  Lake (3-2) opened with three impressive wins and since have lost two games.  Tonight they lost to Jackson (3-2) by a 31-17 count.  And Springfield (1-4) was beaten by Ravenna (4-1) 35-12.

In Week 6, Field (1-4) hosts Streetsboro (2-3).  Mogadore (4-1) is home to Crestwood (4-1), Lake (3-2) faces a big challenge when the Canton McKinley Bulldogs (5-0) come to Uniontown and Springfield (1-4) hosts the Norton Panthers (4-1).      Click here to see their schedules and scores.

 

BZA Approves Variances To Allow Home Addition And New Garage

The Suffield Township Board of Zoning Appeals met on Tuesday September 4th at 8:00 PM in the Suffield Community Room (1256 Waterloo Road) to hear a request for a variance from Paul Galloway of 557 Waterloo Road.  He wants to enlarge his home beyond what is allowable in its zoning district, which is actually industrial. The addition would also be too close to the roadway.   Galloway presented his case and answered the questions of the Board.  Owner of the property surrounding the Galloway lot is Warner Hughes, a former Suffield trustee of 13 years, who spoke on the history of the property and voiced his opinion that winters in Ohio are rough and the Galloways could certainly use a two car garage.  Andy Grow motioned that the variances be granted.  It was seconded by David "Pete" Einloth and then passed by a 5-0 vote.

 

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BZA To Hear Request For Variance 

The Board of Zoning Appeals will hold a hearing in the Community Room at 1256 Waterloo Road on Tuesday October 2nd at 8:00 PM.  James & Jill Scovern of 2107 State Route 43 seek a variance that would allow them to remain in their existing home while they build a new one on the same lot.

 

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Suffield Township Website Has 235,000 Visitors Since April 1, 2015

As of September 13, 2018, Suffield Township's website had 235,250 visitors since April 1, 2015.  Since the "new" website was adopted, the daily viewership has risen from about 40 per day to over 258 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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