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Archive | March, 2019

NORTH MAIN STREET BRIDGE PROJECT UPDATE

NORTH MAIN BRIDGE PROJECT STATUS 3-14-2019
The Cuyahoga County Department of Public Works opened bids for the North Main Street Bridge Project on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. There was only one bidder and that bid was significantly over the county’s cost estimate and therefore cannot be accepted by the county.
We have been advised by the County that they are now analyzing the project specifications and that they intend to re-bid the project as soon as they complete their analysis.
They will be notifying the Village administration as soon as they have a firm plan moving forward.  This means that at this time, this project is postponed until further notice.  We will notify the community as soon as we have further information to report.
In regards to the Village project to rebuild the retaining  “wing walls” adjacent to the bridge along both Riverside and Bell Street parks, the Village had planned to perform this project alongside the County project of rebuilding the bridge.  We are now assessing the situation to determine if we will either move forward with the “wing wall” project as a standalone project or postpone it to coincide with the bridge project.  Again, we will notify the community as soon as we have further information to report.
Thank you for your interest and patience as we work through the process to get these projects underway.

Notice of Public Hearing-BZA-198 Low Street

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

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, April 2, 2019 in the Council Chamber of the Chagrin Falls Village Hall, 21 West Washington Street, Chagrin Falls, Ohio at the request of Jeffery and Margaret Stauffer, for a variance to Section 1125.03(d)(h), Area, Yard, and Height Regulations: Main Buildings, specifically at 198 Low Street, Permanent Parcel No. 931-15-031.

Robert Jamieson

Chief Administrative Officer

Notice of Council Vacancy

The Village of Chagrin Falls has a vacancy on Council. The council is seeking individuals who are interested in the position.  The term will run from the date of appointment until December 31, 2019.  Council meets twice each month on the 2nd and 4th Mondays at 7:30 p.m.  The Qualifications for this position follow:

VILLAGE CHARTER

SECTION IV-2.  QUALIFICATIONS.

Each member of Council shall have been a resident and qualified elector of the Municipality for at least two continuous years prior to his election and shall continue to be a resident of the Municipality throughout his term of office. A member of Council shall not hold any other public office, or hold employment with said Municipality, except as otherwise provided in this Charter or by ordinance enacted thereunder, and that of notary public or membership in the State Militia or reserve corps of the United States.

Please submit your resume and request for consideration electronically to:

Nancy Rogoff, Council President council@chagrin-falls.org

Your resume also may be submitted by mail or in person at the

Chagrin Falls Village Hall, 21 W. Washington St, Chagrin Falls, Oh.

Deadline for submission is no later than March 27, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.

Main Street Bridge

As you know the county is going to be replacing the Main Street Bridge over the two year period 2019 and 2020. Construction is slated to start this June; shortly after Art in the Park. To prevent a second disruption we will be under taking a rebuilding of the wing walls at the same time; the vertical walls between the bridge and the man made falls. While there will be some degree of unavoidable disruption associated with this, it is required. The bridge last had a major rebuild in the early 1930’s and the wing walls in the early 1980’s. Time has taken its toll.

The county plans on bid opening for this project on Wednesday, March 13th, with contractor selection following shortly thereafter.

The Village is planning on calling a meeting of merchants and residents in early May to explain the construction plans and our planning to make the process as least disruptive as possible. 

Construction is expected to begin with the East Side of the bridge first and once completed, move to the West side. During construction, two way traffic will be maintained across the bridge. Prior to contractor selection and our having an opportunity to meet with the contractor for preconstruction planning; we do not have additional details regarding possible disruption at this time, nor plans for minimize it.

We have been actively planning to get ready for this construction project.  We have secured all day employee leased parking spaces that will more than compensate for the spaces lost due to construction and we are discussing with various professional groups regarding an institutional advertising campaign program to promote all business in Chagrin during the construction period. 

When we meet in early May we will be in a position to answer your questions, share our thinking on managing this process and solicit your ideas and input to minimize the effect on business.

Move to Amend Day

The Mayor and Council will hold a public hearing to study the impact on the Village of political influence by corporate entities, including unions and Political Action Committees.

The Village of Chagrin Falls “Move to Amend Day” is scheduled for March 16, 2019 at 1:00 PM at Chagrin Falls Village Hall, in Council Chambers, 21 West Washington Street, Chagrin Falls OH 44022.

Members of the general public in attendance shall be afforded the opportunity to speak on the above matters for up to five (5) minutes per person.

Power Outages

Residents and businesses in Chagrin Falls that are experiencing a power outage are encouraged to report it to The Illuminating Company by calling 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877). It is encouraged that every person experiencing a power outage report it so that The Illuminating Company is aware of the extent of the problem. The status of the repair of a power outage can be checked by referencing First Energy website at outages.firstenergycorp.com/oh.html and zooming in on the map to Chagrin Falls. All reported electrical outages will be shown with an icon, which you can click on to obtain information on the number of people affected by that specific outage as well as the approximate time of power restoration. Please do not call Village Hall or the Chagrin Valley Dispatch Center as we do not have any additional information on power outages.

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