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May Primary Election Announced

PROCLAMATION

NOTICE OF PRIMARY ELECTION AND SPECIAL ELECTION

R.C. 3501.03
The Board of Elections of Cuyahoga County, Ohio issues this Proclamation and Notice of Election. A PRIMARY AND SPECIAL ELECTION WILL BE HELD ON

TUESDAY, the 2nd day of May, 2017

at the usual places of holding elections in each and every precinct in the City of Bedford; City of Brecksvile; Brecksville – Broadview Heights City School District; City of Brooklyn; Brooklyn City School District; Chagrin Falls Exempted Village School District; Maple Heights City School District; North Royalton City School District; Parma City School District; Rocky River City School District; City of Seven Hills; Shaker Heights City School District; Village of Walton Hills; City of Westlake Ward 1, or at such places as the Board may designate, to nominate candidates:

Chagrin Falls Exempted Village School District

Proposed Bond Issue and Tax Levy- authorizing the school district to: (1) Issue bonds for the purpose of renovating, remodeling, rehabilitating, constructing, adding to, furnishing, equipping and otherwise improving facilities and buildings, including the existing Chagrin Falls Intermediate School, and preparing, equipping and otherwise improving real estate, for School District purposes in the principal amount of $31,500,000, to be repaid annually over a maximum period of 30 years, and levy a property tax outside the ten-mill limitation, estimated to average over the bond repayment period 3.4 mills, to pay the annual debt charges on the bonds, and to pay debt charges on any notes issued in anticipation of those bonds; and (2) levy an additional 5.5 mill levy to pay current operating expenses for a continuing period of time.

The complete election announcement for all districts holding an election in May is available below.

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Cybercrime: Come Get Your Questions Answered

Due to the rapidly increasing incidents of cybercrime through-out the Chagrin Valley, the Chagrin Falls Police Department is presenting a Town Hall Format meeting on things you can do to protect yourself, family and business from becoming the victim of cybercrime.

Unfortunately due to the nature of the crime itself, you have to be the first line of defense in protecting yourself from becoming a victim.

While this meeting will be held in the Chagrin Township Hall, 83 North Main Street, all are welcome, including nonresidents. The meeting date is Thursday April 13 at 6:30 PM.

The agenda items to be presented are:

  • General Cyber Security,
  • Protecting your children from online dangers
  • Current online scams

There will be an open formant question and answer period following the police presentation.

 

Shredding Day Scheduled For April 8th

The Villages of Bentleyville and Chagrin Falls are again sponsoring a Community Shred Day on Saturday, April 8th, 2017.  The event will be held in the parking lot of the Chagrin Falls Intermediate School,77 E. Washington Street, off Philomethian Street, from 9:00 A.M, until l2 Noon.

The service is free for the residents of the two Villages. We ask that you limit your shred material to five boxes or bags, Materials that can be shredded include: paper, light cardboard, staples, paper clips and 3.5 inch computer storage discs.

Questions can be directed to either the Bentleyville Village Hall at440’247-5055 or the Chagrin Falls Village Hall at 440-247-5050′

Chagrin Valley Jaycees Annual Chili Cook Off January 28th

It is time for the annual Chagrin Valley Jaycees Chili Cook Off. All proceeds raised by this event go to support various Children’s programs in the Chagrin Valley including the Chagrin Falls Police and Fire departments annual Safety Town Program. A good time is had by all and the proceeds support important local programs. Pre event tickets are available at the Chagrin Falls Police department 21 West Washington St.
January 28th 2017
5:30-10 pm
Federated Church Family Life Center
16349 Chillicothe Road (Rt. 306)

Ticket prices:
Chili Only $15
Brew Only $15
Chili and Brew $25
Children 12-20 $12

First Parking Town Hall

The first of three parking presentations took place on Wednesday January 11th in Township Hall.  Full video of the event is presented below.  The presentation begins at about 5 minutes in, and questions begin at 45 minutes in.

Fire Extinguisher Recharging

14612644_1267050093337667_7915466637628427522_oWith Fire Prevention Week upon us the Chagrin Falls Fire Department will be hosting a free residential fire extinguisher refill this Saturday, October 15th from 9:00-Noon at the Fire Station. 21 W. Washington Street. Ron Campanella of Pro-Fire Equipment will be on hand to make sure your residential fire extinguishers are serviced and ready.

Village Shredding Day

Shredder-slideThe Villages of Bentleyville and Chagrin Falls are again sponsoring a Community Shred Day on Saturday, October 22nd, 2016. The event will be held in the parking lot of the Chagrin Falls Intermediate School, 77 E. Washington Street, off of Philomethian Street, from 9:00 A.M. until 12 Noon.

The service is free for the residents of the two Villages. We ask that you limit your shred material to five boxes or bags. Materials that can be shredded include: paper,

light cardboard, Staples, paper clips and 3.5 inch computer storage discs.

Questions can be directed to either the Bentleyville Village Hall at 440-247-5055 or the Chagrin Falls Village Hall at 440-247-5050.

Salute the First Responders From September 11th – September 18th

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For this year’s First Responders Appreciation Week, the following events are planned in Chagrin Falls:

KICK OFF EVENTS

CHAGRIN FALLS RESIDENTS Gather at the Main Street Bridge at 2 PM on September 11th, as we hang the Thank You banner. Add your message to our local forces then – or any time during the week.

ALL WEEK: Change your porch light to red or blue and “leave the light on” to watch out for them. Decorate a tree in the yard with red or blue ribbon.

FOOTBALL GAME CEREMONY: Friday, September 16th at Harris Field. Thank you ceremony begins at 6:50.

Local businesses will be providing complimentary lunches to the forces all week long. (Thanks to Chagrin Valley Chamber of Commerce for organizing.)

Village Yard Sale Scheduled For September 17th

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Saturday, September 17th 

10 A.M. – 5 P.M.

Chagrin Falls hosts the 2016 Village Yard Sale on September 17th!  Scores of residents are participating in the biggest garage sale of the season.  Come and spend the day shopping for special treasures on the shady lawns of the village’s many historic homes.

Parking available in municipal lots and on residential streets.

 

 

 

Income Tax Increase Unanimously Recommended to Council

Mayor Bill Tomko entered office in January of 2016

Mayor William Tomko, 2016

On Tuesday May 31, the finance committee of council, meeting as a committee of the entire council, (all council members were present and voting) voted unanimously to recommend to council putting the administration-proposed tax increase on the November 2016 ballot.

The residents of the Village will now have the final say in what kind of town they want Chagrin Falls to be.

The proposed income tax increase will be from the current rate of 1.5% to 1.85% (approximately 1/3 of 1 percent). This will result in a maximum tax increase of $35.00 on every $10,000 of wage income before applying the tax credit for taxes paid to other taxing communities. The tax increase will not apply to retirement income or passive income such as interest or dividend income. For residents living in Chagrin Falls and working in another taxing community, (which is the overwhelming majority of our residents), the current tax credit rate of 75% will remain unchanged and unlimited in amount. This proposed increase is projected by R.I.T.A. to generate $750,000 per year.

The use of these funds would be restricted to funding:

1. Permanent improvements

2. Infrastructure maintenance

3. Cemetery perpetual care

During the next five years, approximately 75% of the funds generated by the proposed tax increase will go towards road repair and maintenance. For a detailed listing of where the proposed tax increase will be spent see the Proposed Projects Spreadsheet where we have listed each proposed project by year and the reason why we are proposing to undertake the specific project.

While no one likes any tax increase, I believe the proposed tax increase is the fairest means to raise the funds required to finance vital capital replacements and maintenance projects. We are not asking for funding for nebulous projects as we have specifically identified the individual projects and stated the reason we are proposing to spend funds on it. Most identified projects can be seen by driving down the road and for those that can’t call me (247-8399) and I will show you the project.

There will be several council meetings (June 13 and 27) before this proposal goes to the Board of Elections for placement on the November general election ballot. At each of these council meetings there will be ample opportunity for public input on the proposed tax increase. If you wish to comment or have questions, I encourage you to come to the meetings.

 

Mayor Bill Tomko

Village Budget Town Hall Report

March 16th Town Hall

Video and slide presentation (below) from the March 16 Town Hall.  Questions from the standing room only crowd begin at about 35 minutes in to the video.

 

Chagrin Falls Town Hall Meeting on Village Budget

Posted by Chagrin Falls on Wednesday, March 16, 2016

 

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Shredding Day April 9th

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The Villages of Bentleyville and Chagrin Falls are again sponsoring a Community Shred Day on Saturday, April 9th, 2016. The event will be held in the parking lot of the Chagrin Falls Intermediate School, 77 E. Washington Street, off of Philomethian Street, from 9:00 A.M. until 12 Noon.

The service is free for the residents of the two Villages. We ask that you limit your shred material to five boxes or bags. Materials that can be shredded include: paper, light cardboard, Staples, paper clips and 3.5 inch computer storage discs,

Questions can be directed to either the Bentleyville Village Hall at 440-247-5055 or the Chagrin Falls Village Hall at 440-247-5050.

Community Shred Day October 24

Shredder

The Villages of Chagrin Falls is  sponsoring a Community
Shred Day on Saturday, October 24. The event will be held in the parking lot
of the Chagrin Falls Intermediate School, 77 E. Washington Street, off of
Philomethian Street, from 9:00 A.M. until 12 Noon.

The service is free for the residents. We ask that you limit
your shred material to five boxes or bags. Materials that can be shredded include:
paper, light cardboard, staples, paper clips and 3.5 inch computer storage discs.

Questions can be directed to the Chagrin Falls Village Hall at 440-247-5050.