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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.  

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