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Ben King Arboretum Rain Garden Installation

Vincent Street Arboretum before work begins.Good News!  We met with Jim Funai from Tri-C yesterday and worked out all of the details for the rain garden installation at the Ben King Arboretum. The Street Department will be digging the hole and setting the catch basin inlet next week, with the students from Tri-C coming out on FRIDAY, MAY 5th at 9 a.m. to do the installation of the garden.

I would like to invite all of you to spread the word and feel free to stop by next Friday to see the work the students will be doing for the village.

At your service,
Rob Jamieson
Superintendent of Streets

(Note: The Arboretum is located at Vincent Street and Bell Street, Chagrin Falls, OH 44022.)

Political Sign Recycling Starts May 3rd

The Village is offering a POLITICAL SIGN RECYCLING DROP-OFF service to residents after the May 2nd election has concluded.

Signs can be brought to the Street Department at 240 Solon Rd. during weekdays from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and placed next to the front door to our office.  The signs will be taken to the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District to be processed and recycled into paper towels, toilet paper, mailing crates, and metal products.

The last day to drop off signs is Friday, May 5th.  

Advertisement For Bids/Public Notice To Bidders: Salt Storage Structure

Sealed bids will be received at the Chief Administrator’s Office, Village Hall, 21 West Washington Street, Chagrin Falls, Ohio  44022 until 12:00 p.m. Noon on May 11, 2017 and will be opened and read immediately thereafter for the

 

SALT STORAGE STRUCTURE

COMPLETION DATE:  TO BE PROPOSED BY BIDDER, BUT NO LATER THAN NOVEMBER 15, 2017

 

The bidder may submit a bid for one or more of the types of building structures in the bid forms.

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Demolition Request Withdrawn For 23 Water Street

April 27,2017

Notice is hereby given that the request for demolition, and preliminary review for a new dwelling for23 Water Street Chagrin Fails, Ohio 44022 Permanent Parcel No.932-03-036, has been withdrawn from Architectural Board of Review Agenda for Tuesday, May 2,2017.

Police Department Accepting Applications

The Chagrin Falls Police Department will be accepting applications to fill one full-time and one part-time patrol officer position. Applications may be picked up in person at the Chagrin Falls Police Department, 21 W. Washington Street (Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.) or downloaded online here starting May 1st, 2017.

Completed applications must be returned in person by May 12th, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. Dates and times that applications can be turned in are in the application packet. Additional information regarding the position is available below.

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Public Hearing On Proposed Amendments To Chapter 1143: Signs

Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be held by the Council of the Village of Chagrin Falls on May 22, 2017 at 7 pm at 21 W. Washington Street, Chagrin Falls, OH 44022 on proposed amendments to Chapter 1143 of the Codified Ordinances of Chagrin Falls.  The proposed amendments are outlined in the document below.  Continue Reading →

Village Seeks Comment On New Loop Trail

The Village is considering adding a new loop trail from Riverside Park that would travel through the Ben King Arboretum on Vincent Street.  Maps of the proposed trail route are posted in Village Hall and the Public Library.  Comments on the project are welcome.

Police Department and Safe Routes Chagrin Team Up For Bike-a-palooza April 29th

**Event Cancelled Due  To Weather**
Saturday, April 29th 12 – 3 pm
Chagrin Falls Intermediate School Parking Lot
Philomethian Street, Chagrin Falls, OH 44022
Bring your helmet and bike and to the CFIS parking lot on Philomethian Street for fun, games and prizes!

Get road ready for summer with:

  • Geiger’s Ski & Sport Haus bike check and minor repair clinic
  • Helmet fitting – and free helmets to those in need
  • Bike registration – with police department so they can locate owners of stolen bikes

Prizes include light sets, bike locks, bells and more!

Food provided by the Chagrin Falls Police Department

Bike-A-Palooza is a bike rodeo for students K-6 grade. The Chagrin Falls Police Department runs the rodeo stations which incorporate different bike safety skills like navigating around pot-holes, signaling a turn, and exiting a drive into the street. The event include free bike inspections by Geiger’s Ski & Sport Haus, helmet fitting and give-away, bike registration, free food and safety games. Safe Routes Chagrin supports the event with promotion, prizes and volunteers along with the CFIS Bike Club.

Additional Pedestrian Crossing Signs

At its last meeting, the Safety Committee discussed the idea of putting Pedestrian Crossing Signs in additional intersections around town. The perception of the Committee is that the presence of these signs both alerts drivers to the fact that a crosswalk is there and generally results in slowing drivers down. Both of these make Chagrin Falls more pedestrian friendly and safe.

In the next couple of weeks, our Superintendent of Streets, Rob Jamieson, and Council President Karl Maersch are going to be looking at some potential locations for these additional signs. If you have ideas on intersections or crosswalks that you think would be a good candidate, please contact us.

Board of Elections to Demonstrate Electronic Poll Books

New technology awaits you at the polls come Election Day! Beginning with the May 2 Primary Election, electronic poll books (e-poll books) will be used instead of paper poll books to check in all voters. We’ve partnered with the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections to give you an exclusive first look at e-poll books to see how the new technology works and how it will benefit your voting experience. Demonstrations will occur at the library on: please see the attached schedule to dates, times and locations of when will be at a library branch in your city.

 

April 21st at Chagrin Falls Library 1-3 pm

Arbor Day Ceremony April 29th in Riverside Park

A view across Riverside Park in downtown Chagrin FallsThe Village of Chagrin Falls would like to invite the community to the annual Arbor Day Ceremony on SATURDAY, APRIL 29th at 10:00 a.m. at Riverside Park on North Main Street. Arbor Day is an international event held to commemorate the importance of trees in our communities.

This event will feature the planting of three Norway spruce trees in the area near the skating shelter. These trees are being provided as a memorial donation from several residents, as well as the Village. An informative program from the Chagrin Falls Shade Tree Commission on tree planting will be presented. The session will cover preparing the planting site, selecting a tree, planting the tree, and caring for a newly-planted tree. lnformation will also be provided on the programs and services that the Shade Tree Commission offers to the community. All residents and interested persons are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served.

See you there!

Spring Fundraisers Coming Soon

Your HomeTown Chagrin Falls  will hold their Annual Fundraiser on May 7th.  Chagrin on Tap is a brand new event taking place in the heart of the village at the new Heinen’s! Formerly called Wine by the Falls, Chagrin on Tap will be a unique and more intimate gathering than YHTCF has had in years past and this year it will be held right by the falls.

Please join us as we savor excellent wines, artisan cheese, craft beers, and hors d’oeuvres created exclusively by Heinen’s chefs. This beautiful and comfortable venue lends itself to easy and relaxed conversation with old and new friends alike. Cleav Peavy will provide live music and all funds raised will directly benefit the many events and programs sponsored by YHTCF in support of our mission to preserve the economic vitality, historic character and unique lifestyle of Chagrin Falls.

Tickets are $150 each, available online at the Your Hometown Chagrin Falls website.

The Chagrin Documentary Film Festival kicks off of their 8th season on Sunday, May 7  as they celebrate bringing Chagrin Falls the best in documentary film from around the world with one of the best: “Dark Horse”

Pre-film Dinner Reception – 4:30 pm  Cocktails and Cinco de Mayo fusion cuisine  SOLD OUT
CDFF World Headquarters – 49 W. Orange St.

Feature Presentation – 6:30 pm
“Dark Horse”
Chagrin Valley Little Theatre – 40 River St.

About the Film:
“Dark Horse” is an inspirational true story of a group of friends from a working men’s club who decide to take on the elite ‘sport of kings’ and breed themselves a racehorse, Winner of the 2015 Sundance Audience Award
“Dark Horse” Trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YzA9Ct44oes
Dinner and Film $40 SOLD OUT
Film Only $15

Tickets for the film only portion of the fundraiser are still available at the Chagrin Documentary Film Festival website.

 

New Parking Proposal Presented To Council

Village Council has scheduled two meetings to discuss everyone’s favorite topic—parking. They will be on Thursday, April 20 and Wednesday, May 3 both at 7:00 pm at Village Hall.

In the last few weeks, there have been several revisions to the proposed parking plan and I’ll attempt to summarize the current proposal here. Another good source is the article by Barbara Christian in last week’s CVT (Section A, Page 5).

1) Parking Meters.

The proposed plan calls for installing 2-hour meters on all streets where we don’t currently have meters as well as putting 2-hour meters at 38 spots in the W. Washington lot (aka the Muni lot, which is mostly owned by the Village). The revised plan also calls for installing 8-hour meters in the East Orange lot (next to Riverside Park). Council will have to decide whether to install meters in these locations or leave it the way it is.

The current proposal calls for relatively basic meters that would (a) take coins and (b) allow payment via a smart phone App. Using these basic meters would keep the cost for the meter itself relatively low ($400 per meter) and allow the Village to maintain the $0.50 per hour charge.

Council will also discuss potentially putting in kiosks that take credit cards, etc., but we are told that the break-even point for those types of meters requires charging $1.25 per hour, which is much more than the current level of $0.50.

All meters would have a first 20 minutes free button.

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