After final deliberations, the parks committee voted unanimously to recommend the railing based on the George Washington Memorial Parkway -3 design. This railing will have 3/4 in pickets, square posts (no fins). Those present discussed that given the constraints of the crash tested (ODOT approved) designs, the GW design offered the best combination of safety for pedestrians (trying to climb) and aesthetic appropriateness.
During the meeting the following issues were discussed:
- Safety – many concerns were raised regarding the ease and accessibility of climbing. Parents/residents are concerned that the horizontal railings invite your kids to climb up to view the falls.
- Aesthetics – which design is most in keeping with the aesthetic style of the CF Village architecture (other fences, railings, sign posts, benches, light fixtures, etc.)
- Accessibility to view – which design allows for optimal viewing of falls and invites pedestrians to stop and enjoy.
The GW offers three (3) rounded/pipe-like horizontal elements (5 in) backed by 3/4 in pickets. This option best addresses safety concern re: climbing in that it is thought the round horizontal elements would be more difficult for children to climb. This option has acceptable viewing access given the crash test structural requirements and the child safety concerns.
SCHEDULED MEETINGS FOR THE NEXT FEW WEEKS ARE: Monday, December 11th 7:00 P.M. Council Meeting Agenda Wednesday, December 13th 9:00 A.M. Cemetery Board Meeting Monday, December 18th 7:30 P.M. Planning & Zoning Commission had been canceled Tuesday, December 19th 8:30 … Continue reading →
At this time of year we are all inundated with charitable requests; I would like to ask you to also consider the Chagrin Falls Suburban Volunteer Firemen’s Association’s(“Suburban”) capital fund raising drive in your charitable giving. The Suburban fire department is NOT an … Continue reading →
SCHEDULED MEETINGS FOR THE NEXT FEW WEEKS ARE: Tuesday, December 5th 8:30 A.M. Architectural Board of Review Thursday, December 7th 8:30 A.M. Shade Tree Commission 6:00 P.M. Administration & Compensation Monday, December 11th 7:00 P.M. Council … Continue reading →
Please have your leaves out by Sunday December 3rd. The Street Department will make there final trip around the Village starting Monday December 4th., on the South End working towards the North End. If you miss the cut off date you can … Continue reading →
Update: The George Washington Rail with square pickets and rounded horizontals was unanimously selected by the committee. Byron Sah (Cuyahoga County), and one representative (Joanne Shaner)from HDR (construction company) attended the meeting and provided renderings of TWO top railing picks … Continue reading →
The big tree is up in Triangle Park! The Chagrin Valley Jaycees Annual Lighting of the Greens ceremony will be on Friday, November 24th at 6:30 pm. Your HomeTown Chagrin Falls’ Holly Hall at 83 N. Main Street will open … Continue reading →
November 15, 2017– Due to emergency water main repair, residents who live in the eastern suburbs of Cleveland may experience discolored water over the next couple of days. The water is safe to drink and use as normal, but customers … Continue reading →
I have a few updates for residents: 1. Since the Artificial Plant Company is an icon here in the village (Gamekeepers & The Inn of Chagrin Falls), I thought I would pass along this information. You will start to see … Continue reading →
Thank you to the residents of our town who thoughtfully voted in the Chagrin Falls Council election. We had a 36% voter turnout, per cleveland.com, which is a bit above the county average. Congratulations to each of our newly elected council … Continue reading →
SCHEDULED MEETINGS FOR THE NEXT FEW WEEKS ARE: Monday, November 13th 6:00 P.M. Administration & Compensation (Agenda: Healthcare Renewal 2018) 7:00 P.M. Council Meeting Agenda Tuesday, November 14th 8:30 A.M. Parks Commission Monday, November 20th 7:30 P.M. … Continue reading →
We have received new renderings of the two railings styles under consideration for the Main Street Bridge reconstruction in 2019. The two railing styles are the Texas C2P and the MassDOT S3-TL4. Multiple views of each railing are rendered in … Continue reading →