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Bell Street Reopened To Traffic

Work on the water lines has been completed at the Walters and Bell Street intersection.

Bell Street has reopened to traffic in both directions at 3 pm on May 8th.

 

John Brockway

Department Head, Streets and Service Department

 

 

Bell Street Closure All Day May 7th

Due to unforeseen circumstances at the Walters Road project site, BELL STREET between Cleveland Street and Ridgewood Road will be CLOSED on MAY 7TH, 2018 from 6:00 a.m. until 7 p.m, with access for local residents ONLY.  The intersection of Bell Street and Walters Road will be closed completely.

The detour to use for this period is Cleveland Street to East Washington Street to Ridgewood Road, and vice versa.  Signs will be posted.

**Residents living on Walters Road and Hickory Hill Road are advised to come down Bell Street from Ridgewood Road, and access will be provided for them to get to their houses. We anticipate that this closure will only be in effect for one to two days, and we are working to minimize the delay as much as possible.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

 

 

Public Notice: Mr. Excavator To Begin Walters Road Construction

Please be advised that the week of April 26, 2018 weather permitting; Mr. Excavator will be implementing a road closure and detour on the local Walters Rd.  Drive access will be maintained to residents who live in the work area. Expect short delays during construction.

The project includes installation of water main and appurtenances including valves, hydrants, and service connections; replacement of sanitary sewer and sanitary lateral connections; replacement of catch basins and catch basin connections to storm sewer main; full pavement reconstruction including new curb, apron replacement, and new sidewalk on the north side of the road; sanitary sewer replacement and pump station abandonment on the south end of Hickory Hill Road.

Please provide location information if you have any of the following within the construction limits.

  • Underground Pet Fencing
  • Lawn Sprinklers
  • Yard Lighting
  • Wiring
  • Any other Underground Facilities.

Feel free to contact Dan Bonham with CT Consultants at (440-530-2257) or the Village of Chagrin Falls Streets Department at (440-247-5053) with any questions or concerns.

Wrap Up: Arbor Day Celebration in Riverside Park

We had a beautiful and fun filled morning planting trees in the heart of Chagrin Falls to celebrate Arbor Day.

Volunteers planted two staggered rows of white flowering dogwood saplings all along the house line of Riverside Park. It should be beautiful when they mature.

The saplings were donated by First Energy, who also handed out free saplings to residents to plant in their yard. Our service department and shade tree commissioners were also on hand, and helped plant with lots of residents, young and old.

If you have questions about your own trees, feel free to contact the shade tree commission.  They are a wealth of knowledge, and great people as well.

 

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Plant A Tree And Get A Tree In Celebration Of Arbor Day!

The Village of Chagrin Falls invites the community to the Annual Arbor Day Ceremony on SATURDAY, APRIL 21st at 10:00 AM in Riverside Park, located 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 trees and shrubs, which will provide year-round beauty, near the children’s playground.
We thank First Energy for their donation of a large flowering dogwood tree and 200 flowering dogwood seedlings which will be planted throughout the Village parklands. They will also be giving away 100 dogwood seedlings for participants to take home and plant, so bring a shovel and come and plant a tree and get a tree.


An informative program about tree planting will be presented by the Chagrin Falls Shade Tree Commission and planting instructions for the seedlings will be handed out. The session will cover preparing the planting site, selecting shrubs and trees for the proper planting area, and caring for your new plantings.

All residents and interested persons are welcome to attend. 


I hope to see you there!
Mayor Bill Tomko

Spring Cleaning? What To Do With Fluorescent Bulbs

Fluorescent tube bulbs and compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs) are not accepted by the service department. Residents can recycle CFL bulbs (small, twisty bulbs) for free at any Home Depot or Lowe’s store. Other types of bulbs, fluorescent tubes, can be recycled at any Batteries Plus Bulbs retail locations. See also http://www.cuyahogarecycles.org/fluorescent_bulbs

Batteries Plus Bulbs

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Batteries Plus Bulbs

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Streets and Sidewalks Meeting Announced for Greenbriar Development

There will be a public meeting on April 19, 2018 at 8 pm at Village Hall in Council Chambers to discuss the plans to address storm water management needs in the Greenbriar development.  The plan to be discussed is meant to address two issues; eliminating the stormwater run-off and pooling in yards and to manage the stormwater in a manner that enhances the street view of the neighborhood.

Parking Commission Meeting Announced

The Parking Commission will meet on Thursday, April 26 at 4 pm in Village Hall Council Chambers.  The agenda includes:

1.    Review 2016 Parking Plan

2.    Discuss Parking Meters in the Central Business District

3.    Discuss Smart Phone Apps to Pay for Parking Fees

Public Hearing: Variance Request for 54 W. Washington Street on April 24

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 24,2018 in the Council Chamber of the Chagrin Falls Village Hall, 21 West Washington Street, Chagrin Falls, Ohio at the request of 603 North Main, LLC, for a variance to Section 1125.03(9), Area, Yard, and Height Regulations: Main Buildings, and Section 1145.02(b), Nonconforming Buildings, specifically at 54 West Washington Street, Permanent Parcel No. 932-06-42.

Please Check Your Hemlock Trees For Woolly Adelgid Infestation

Holden Arboretum has reported Hemlock Woolly Adelgids are now in our area. This is an invasive pest that is killing hemlock trees. It is important for everyone to check their hemlocks as many in our area are on private property.

The hemlock woolly adelgid is tiny, less than 1/16 inch long, and varies from dark reddish brown to purple black in color.  As it matures, it produces a covering of wool-like wax filaments to protect itself and its eggs from natural enemies and prevent them from drying out.  This “wool” is most conspicuous when the adelgid is mature and laying eggs.  Ovisacs can be readily observed from late fall to early summer on the underside of the outermost branch tips of hemlock trees.

The brochure from the US Department of Agriculture can be downloaded below.  It describes what to look for on your hemlocks. If you find you have an infestation, report it to:

Report Online: Invasive Species Report Form

Report By Phone:  ODNR 877-247-8733  or  ODA 614-728-6400

Download: Brochure on Woolly Adelgid In Eastern Hemlocks

Council Meeting Agenda for April 9, 2018

Village of Chagrin Falls

April 9, 2018 Regular Council Meeting 7:00 PM

  1. Pledge of Allegiance
  2. Roll call and action concerning absentees
  3. Approval of the minutes from the Regular Council Meeting held March 26, 2018.
  4. Report of the Mayor: William A. Tomko
  5. Report of the Finance Director: David B. Bloom
  6. Members of the public to speak to agenda items (Not to exceed 2 minutes per person)
  7. Report of the Law Director: Dale Markowitz
        • Ordinance No. 2018-24 – An ordinance amending and replacing Chapter 1146, Historic Preservation Regulations of the Planning andZoning Code of the Codified Ordinances of the Village of Chagrin Falls. 1st Reading 3-26-18, Public Hearing scheduled for 5-14-1 8.

      Full text (pdf)

     

        • Ordinance No. 2018-25 – An ordinance amending the position classification and salary schedule for various positions within the Village of Chagrin Falls and declaring an emergency. New legislation.

      Full Text (pdf)

     

        • Ordinance No. 2018-26 – An ordinance amending codified ordinance Section 5aa.I4(a) to increase the composition of the Shade Tree Commission from six (6) members to seven (7) members and eliminating the residency requirement. New legislation.

      Full text (pdf)

  8. Council Committee Reports
      • Streets & Sidewalks Committee: Erinn Grube
      • Facilities & Services Committee: Jan Evans
      • Planning &, Zoning Commission: Nancy Rogoff
      • Safety Committee: Angela DeBernardo
      • Utilities Committee: Jim Newell
      • Board of Zoning Appeals: Karl Maersch
      • Administration & Compensation Committee: Julia Lipp
      • Finance Committee: Karl Maersch
      • Parks Commission: Erinn Grube
      • Shade Tree Commission: Angela DeBernardo
      • Arts Commission: Nancy Rogoff
      • Parking Commission: Jim Newell
      • Cemetery Commission: Julia Lipp
  9. Report of the Chief Administrative Officer: Rob Jamieson
  10. Report of the Engineer: Tim Lannon
  11. Report of the Police Chief: Amber Dacek
  12. Report of the Fire Chief: Frank M. Zugan
  13. Members of the public to speak to any matter (not to exceed 5 minutes)
  14. Miscellaneous
  15. Adjournment

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