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Archive | November, 2017

Leaf Pickup Final Round For 2017

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 bag them or put them in your Trash Totter for Kimble to pickup.

 

John Brockway

Streets Superintendent

Final Meeting On Bridge Rail Selection Tuesday November 28th 8:30 am

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 (MASSDOT S3-TL4 and Texas C2P).  These renderings had been posted on the Village website (Angela DeBernardo).

 

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.)

Accessability to view:  which design allows for optimal viewing of falls and invites pedestrians to stop and enjoy.

 

FINAL THREE OPTIONS

George Washington with added pickets:

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The George Washington Rail offers three (3) rounded/pipe-like horizontal elements (4in) backed by 3/4 in pickets.

  • This option addresses safety concern re: climbing in that it is thought the round horizontal elements would be more difficult for children to climb
  • This option tends to appear more industrial/modern and may not be aesthetically in keeping with the quaint Western Reserve style of historic CF Village
  • This option has acceptable viewing access given the crash test structural requirements and the child safety concerns

 

Mass Dot SL- TL4 with pickets behind

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The MassDOT offers three (3) squared off/rectangular horizontal elements (4in) backed by 3/4 in pickets.

This option could include:

  • The visually clean, top ledge reminiscent of current railing OR no ledge and a simple bar (square)
  • The ledge option addresses the safety concern in that children would be less able to climb over the top rail
  • This option is in keeping with the aesthetic Western Reserve style in that the rounded elements are not present
  • This option has acceptable viewing access given the crash test structural requirements and the child safety concerns

 

 

Texas C2P (with no fin on backside)with pickets visible above/behind the tube/rounded horizontal top railing

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The Texas C2P offers two (2) square horizontal elements with the top rail being rounded.

  • This option could mitigate safety concern in that the top railing is rounded and more difficult to grasp
  • This option offers a mix of rounded and square elements which can be aesthetically busy and hence distracting
  • This option is less in keeping with the village Western Reserve style
  • This option has acceptable viewing access

 

The FINAL meeting regarding Main St. bridge railing design will be 11/28 @8:30 in Village Hall.

Triangle Park Lighting Of The Greens and Deck The Falls Events

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 the same evening at 6 pm with their new “Deck The Falls” program of events, including visits With Santa, a children’s scavenger hunt, cookies, decorated mini-trees and a large model train display.

 

Possible Discolored Water Notification for Eastern Service Area

November 15, 2017Due 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 should refrain from doing laundry if they are experiencing discolored water. THERE IS NO BOIL ALERT IN EFFECT.

Potential discoloration of the water would be a result of a 54-inch steel transmission main being shut down for emergency repairs on Highland and Georgetown Rd. in Euclid. Potential discoloration results from iron particles being stirred up to due a sudden change of direction in water flow from having to divert water to supplemental mains within the system. Crews are working to make the repairs and additional crews are monitoring in the field for discoloration.

If the customers notice discoloration, they should contact Cleveland Water’s 24 Hour Emergency Dispatch Line at 216.664.3060.

The following suburbs may be impacted:

Beachwood

Bentleyville

Bratenahl

Cleveland Heights

East Cleveland

Gates Mills

Highland Heights

Highland Hills

Hunting Valley

Lyndhurst

Mayfield Heights

Mayfield Village

Moreland Hills

North Randall

Orange

Pepper Pike

Richmond Heights

Shaker Heights

South Euclid

University Heights

Warrensville Heights

Woodmere

Chagrin Falls

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A Few Updates From The Building Department

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 some construction activity, and the erection of scaffolding around the building in the coming weeks, and a dumpster on West Street, Snavely Company is general contractor, and will be doing some repair work to the exterior of the buildings, work entails roofing, and repairs to the exterior siding, (replacing one for one) no material changes, fixing some windows and a paint job. I am sure this will generate questions from the public – so now you know what’s going on! By the way  –  no, I do not know if they have a tenant, there has been no mention of that to me.

2. There is now a public Wi-Fi for the general public at village hall, it is separate from our other Wi-Fi.

Name: Village Public
Password: PublicWiFi (no spaces)

 

Regards,

Harry Edwards
Building and Zoning Inspector
Village of Chagrin Falls
21 West Washington Street
Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44022
440-247-5050 – Village Hall
email: Harry@chagrin-falls.org

Election Day Results

Mayor Bill Tomko entered office in January of 2016

Mayor William Tomko, 2016

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 members for the January, 2018-December 31, 2020 term: Karl Maersch, Julia Lipp, Angela DeBernardo, Erinn Grube, Nancy Rogoff, Janis Evans, and Jim Newell.


I look forward to working together with them in our pledged efforts to maintain the highest quality of village government, services and town character.


Respectfully,


Mayor Bill Tomko

Weekly Meeting Report

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.     Planning & Zoning Commission

Tuesday, November 21st
8:30 A.M.     Architectural Board of Review

We will be closed on Thursday, November 23rd and Friday, November 24th in observance of the holiday.

Monday, November 27th
7:00 P.M.     Council Meeting

Tuesday, November 28th
8:30 A.M.     Parks Commission
8:00 P.M.     Board of Zoning Appeals

Tuesday, December 5th
8:30 A.M.     Architectural Board of Review

Thursday, December 7th
8:30 A.M.     Shade Tree Commission

Monday, December 11th
7:00 P.M.   Council Meeting

Main Street Bridge Railing Renderings For November 14th Public Hearing

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 the slide show below.

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Minutes of the three previous Parks Meetings dedicated to Main Street Bridge design elements are available below.

2017-09-26 Parks Minutes

2017-10-10 Parks Minutes

2017-10-24 Parks Minutes

Weekly Meeting Report

SCHEDULED MEETINGS FOR THE NEXT FEW WEEKS ARE:

Tuesday, November 7th
8:30 A.M.     Architectural Board of Review

Wednesday, November 8th
9:00 A.M.     Cemetery Board Meeting

Thursday, November 9th
8:30 A.M.     Shade Tree Commission

Monday, November 13th
7:00 P.M.     Council Meeting

Tuesday, November 14th
8:30 A.M.     Parks Commission

Monday, November 20th
7:30 P.M.     Planning & Zoning Commission

Tuesday, November 21st
8:30 A.M.     Architectural Board of Review

We will be closed on Thursday, November 23rd and Friday, November 24th in observance of the holiday.

Monday, November 27th
7:00 P.M.     Council Meeting

Tuesday, November 28th
8:30 A.M.     Parks Commission
8:00 P.M.     Board of Zoning Appeals

Tuesday, December 5th
8:30 A.M.     Architectural Board of Review

Thursday, December 7th
8:30 A.M.     Shade Tree Commission

Minutes and Agendas Uploaded This Week

2017-10-24 Parks Minutes

2017-10-10 Parks Minutes

2017-09-25 Council Minutes

2017-09-11 Council Minutes

 

 

Leaf Collection Update: Friday November 3rd

The third round of leaf collection began today in the south end of town.  The Streets Department team expects to complete Solon Road through Olive Street on Friday, and start from there moving north on Monday November 6th.

 

 

Public Hearing: Variance Request at 111 Walnut Street

Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the Board of Zoning Appeals of the Village of Chagrin Falls at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 28,2017 in the Council Chamber of the Chagrin Falls Village Hall, 21 West Washington Street, Chagrin Falls, Ohio at the request of Rich and Lisa Varos, for a variance to Section 1125.03(e)&(h), Area, Yard, and Height Regulations: Main Buildings, and Section 1125.04:(a)(1)&(a)(3), Area, Yard, and Height Regulations: Accessory Structures, specifically at 111 Walnut Street, Permanent Parcel No. 932-05-045.

Public Hearing: Variance Request for 49 W. Washington Street

Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the Board of Zoning Appeals of the Village of Chagrin Falls at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 28,2017 in the Council Chamber of the Chagrin Falls Village Hall, 21 West Washington Street, Chagrin Falls, Ohio at the request of Todd Goldstein, for a variance to Section 1125.04(f),(1) (2), & (5), Area, Yard, and Height Regulations: Accessory Structures, specifically at 49 West Washington Street, Permanent Parcel No. 932-03-004.

Public Hearing: Variance Request for 271 High Street

Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the Board of Zoning Appeals of the Village of Chagrin Falls at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November28,2017 in the Council Chamber of the Chagrin Falls Village Hall, 21 West Washington Street, Chagrin Falls, Ohio at the request of Stuart Reader, for a variance to Section 1125.04(a)(3), Area, Yard, and Height Regulations: Accessory Structures, specifically at 271 High Street, Permanent Parcel No. 931-22-004.