Access will be maintained for residents.
Much of the street parking in Chagrin Falls recently changed to three hour parking in an effort to give visitors more time to enjoy the area. Recently, contracts with private parking areas have also been signed to offer free all day parking in the area. The map that’s provided in the pdf below shows the current parking regulations in effect across Chagrin Falls. If you have additional questions about parking, please feel free to call Village Hall at 440-247-5050.
2018-2019 FALL NEWSLETTER
The Village of Chagrin Falls provides brush and tree limb collection through our refuse collection hauler, Kimble Company. Kimble will collect your brush and tree limbs on your regular refuse collection day when tied in bundles weighing no more than 50 pound each or less. Small amounts of loose material can be placed in your refuse cart. The Village does not offer a chipping service.
The Village of Chagrin Falls offers leaf collection during the fall only. No spring collection is provided. Chagrin Falls Street Department typically begins annual leaf pick-up the second week of October and completes the program in late November weather permitting. Crews start at the south end of town and work towards the north end. Leaves should be piled in long windrows within 4 feet of the curb on the tree lawn wherever possible. On streets with ditches, leaves should be raked as close to the road as possible in windrows, but not blocking the ditch. Leaves should not be raked into the street as they will cause drainage problems or will be pushed off if we have snow, Branches, twigs, and flower cuttings must not be put in the leaf piles as they will clog up the vacuum equipment and slow down the pick-up considerably.
Wood mailbox enclosures rot over time and become weak. “Step 2” mailboxes become brittle in the cold weather. Tell your private snow plow driver not to push snow against or your drive. When the Village plows come by it can shift the pile and cause damage to your mailbox and post. Homeowners are advised to keep the mailbox assembly in good condition. The force of the snow and ice thrown from the Village plow truck contributes largely to the damage. The Village is not liable from snow and ice coming off a plow and damaging a mailbox.
TRASH CANS & TOTES
Weekly trash pickup containers must be placed to the side of your driveway. Handles should face your house. Do not place containers in the roadway, cul-de-sacs or blocking a sidewalk.
The Village of Chagrin Falls and its Service Department takes great pride in keeping our roadways clear and safe for the winter season. The Service Department will plow and salt in a priority system. Plowing of primary roads will be addressed first, then secondary roads will be plowed and salted as the driver’s route dictates. Plowing of cul-de-sacs will be addressed once the primary and secondary roads are clear and safe.
No person shall sweep, shovel or pile or, being the owner, occupant or person having care of any building or lot of land bordering any street, sidewalk, alley or other public place, permit or cause the sweeping, shoveling of piling of any snow, ice, leaves, branches, twigs, brush or grass upon any street, alley or public place. (Ord. 1963-558. Passed 2-11-63.)
This is a reminder that the Village of Chagrin Falls has an ordinance in regards to the removal of snow and ice from sidewalks.
543.02 REMOVAL OF ICE AND SNOW FROM SIDEWALKS.
It shall be the duty of the owner of each and every parcel of real estate in the Municipality abutting upon any sidewalk to keep such sidewalk abutting his premises free and clear of snow and ice and to remove there from all snow and ice accumulated thereon within a reasonable time.
“Reasonable time” means removal of the snow and ice within two hours after the most Recent accumulation of ice or snow, or if during the night, two hours after sunrise, or, if Noticed by the Municipality, within two hours of such notice. Notice is adequate whether oral Or written and served upon the owner or occupant, or posted in writing on the main entrance Of the premises. (Ord. 1987-44. Passed 10-26-87.)
NO OVERNIGHT PARKING
No person shall park or permit any vehicle to be parked on any street or municipal parking lot between the hours of 2 A.M and 6 A.M. on any day, except emergency and public safety vehicles and physicians on call. (Ord. 1983-32. Passed 5-8-89.)
A downloadable pdf of the newsletter is available below.
Following the sexennial reappraisal and concerns from property owners that their property values have risen, Cuyahoga County has extended the informal appeal process. Residents now have until September 14th to file an informal appeal.
Residents who are concerned that their property values may have been over-estimated can appeal to the Cuyahoga County fiscal office by going online or by calling (216) 443-4663 (H-O-M-E).
If you are not able to appeal informally by September 14th, don’t worry. You may still file a formal appeal with the County Board of Revision between January 1st and March 31st, 2019. Continue Reading →
Over the last year, May Court has been experiencing a problem with increased street parking density during the daytime hours. May Court is a narrow roadway with two way traffic which allows street parking on one side of the roadway. As parking has increased in the area, it has affected the safety of the neighborhood in the following ways:
- It is difficult for cars, school buses, trucks and village service and safety vehicles to easily travel along the roadway. When one side is completely blocked with parked vehicles, cars traveling down the road can meet head to head, causing one car to backup – sometimes a considerable distance – in order to clear the roadway.
- Residents of the street have found themselves blocked in their driveways by parked vehicles.
- The roadway curves along its length, and the parked vehicles interrupt sight lines making it more difficult to see an oncoming vehicle at a distance.
For all these reasons, residents have come to Council to request that some action be taken. On August 13th, Council passed a temporary 30 day daytime parking ban (7 am – 6 pm) that will go in to effect on or about September 14, 2018. The problem was referred to the Safety Committee, which met on August 17th to hear from residents, engineering and safety forces.
The Safety Committee has recommended a proposal to permanently change the permitted parking areas on May and Elm Court which is now before Council for evaluation. Parking would be reduced by half on May Court, taking the current number of available spaces from 14 to 7, and eliminating spaces that block sight lines and access to driveways. The openings created along the road will provide more areas for cars to “duck in” when they meet traffic traveling in the other direction. If adopted, May Court will be striped and signage placed immediately.
Parking plans were also developed for Elm Court and Village Circle, Old May Court, and Old Elm Court in anticipation of the parking issues moving around the circle to the next available area. The plans block parking in front of mailboxes, and similar to what we’ve tried to accomplish on May Court, they limit the total number of cars allowed to park along the street. These plans, if adopted, could be put in to action quickly by administration but would not be striped or have any added signage unless a problem developed.
Diagrams are presented below of each area. Red shading indicates driveways and houses. Blue shading is a proposed parking location.
The ordinance and diagrams are available as a pdf below.
Council had its first reading of this proposal on August 27th. It will be before Council again on September 10th at 7 pm for a second reading. If you would like to be heard on this issue at the meeting, please call Beth DeBaggis at 440-247-5050 and ask to be placed on the Sept. 10th agenda in relation to the May Court/Elm Court parking plan. If you would like to contact Council by email, you can reach them at email@example.com.
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Safety Committee Chair