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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

Arbor Day Ceremony April 29th in Riverside Park

A view across Riverside Park in downtown Chagrin FallsThe Village of Chagrin Falls would like to invite the community to the annual Arbor Day Ceremony on SATURDAY, APRIL 29th at 10:00 a.m. at Riverside Park 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 three Norway spruce trees in the area near the skating shelter. These trees are being provided as a memorial donation from several residents, as well as the Village. An informative program from the Chagrin Falls Shade Tree Commission on tree planting will be presented. The session will cover preparing the planting site, selecting a tree, planting the tree, and caring for a newly-planted tree. lnformation will also be provided on the programs and services that the Shade Tree Commission offers to the community. All residents and interested persons are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served.

See you there!

Spring Fundraisers Coming Soon

Your HomeTown Chagrin Falls  will hold their Annual Fundraiser on May 7th.  Chagrin on Tap is a brand new event taking place in the heart of the village at the new Heinen’s! Formerly called Wine by the Falls, Chagrin on Tap will be a unique and more intimate gathering than YHTCF has had in years past and this year it will be held right by the falls.

Please join us as we savor excellent wines, artisan cheese, craft beers, and hors d’oeuvres created exclusively by Heinen’s chefs. This beautiful and comfortable venue lends itself to easy and relaxed conversation with old and new friends alike. Cleav Peavy will provide live music and all funds raised will directly benefit the many events and programs sponsored by YHTCF in support of our mission to preserve the economic vitality, historic character and unique lifestyle of Chagrin Falls.

Tickets are $150 each, available online at the Your Hometown Chagrin Falls website.

The Chagrin Documentary Film Festival kicks off of their 8th season on Sunday, May 7  as they celebrate bringing Chagrin Falls the best in documentary film from around the world with one of the best: “Dark Horse”

Pre-film Dinner Reception – 4:30 pm  Cocktails and Cinco de Mayo fusion cuisine  SOLD OUT
CDFF World Headquarters – 49 W. Orange St.

Feature Presentation – 6:30 pm
“Dark Horse”
Chagrin Valley Little Theatre – 40 River St.

About the Film:
“Dark Horse” is an inspirational true story of a group of friends from a working men’s club who decide to take on the elite ‘sport of kings’ and breed themselves a racehorse, Winner of the 2015 Sundance Audience Award
“Dark Horse” Trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YzA9Ct44oes
Dinner and Film $40 SOLD OUT
Film Only $15

Tickets for the film only portion of the fundraiser are still available at the Chagrin Documentary Film Festival website.

 

New Parking Proposal Presented To Council

Village Council has scheduled two meetings to discuss everyone’s favorite topic—parking. They will be on Thursday, April 20 and Wednesday, May 3 both at 7:00 pm at Village Hall.

In the last few weeks, there have been several revisions to the proposed parking plan and I’ll attempt to summarize the current proposal here. Another good source is the article by Barbara Christian in last week’s CVT (Section A, Page 5).

1) Parking Meters.

The proposed plan calls for installing 2-hour meters on all streets where we don’t currently have meters as well as putting 2-hour meters at 38 spots in the W. Washington lot (aka the Muni lot, which is mostly owned by the Village). The revised plan also calls for installing 8-hour meters in the East Orange lot (next to Riverside Park). Council will have to decide whether to install meters in these locations or leave it the way it is.

The current proposal calls for relatively basic meters that would (a) take coins and (b) allow payment via a smart phone App. Using these basic meters would keep the cost for the meter itself relatively low ($400 per meter) and allow the Village to maintain the $0.50 per hour charge.

Council will also discuss potentially putting in kiosks that take credit cards, etc., but we are told that the break-even point for those types of meters requires charging $1.25 per hour, which is much more than the current level of $0.50.

All meters would have a first 20 minutes free button.

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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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