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Public Hearing – 194 Low Street


21 West Washington Street Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44022

Telephone: (440) 247-5050 • Fax (440) 247-1510

August 5, 2016


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, August 23, 2016 in the Council Chamber of the Chagrin Falls Village Hall, 21 West Washington Street, Chagrin Falls, Ohio at the request of Steven Hamori for a variance to Section 1125.03(e), Area, Yard, and Height Regulations: Main Buildings, specifically at 194 Low Street, Permanent Parcel No. 931-15-030, 2^

Benjamin T. Himes Chief Administrative Officer

Notice of Public Hearing: Cash Basis Annual Financial Report

March 1, 2016

The Cash Basis Annual Financial Report of the Village of Chagrin Falls for 2015 has been completed.

The Report is available for inspection at the Village Hall at 21 West Washington Street, Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44022 between 8:00 A.M. and 4:30 P.M.


David Bloom

Director of Finance

Independent Financial Review Now Available

Finance Town HallChagrin Falls Residents:

This financial review (available for online viewing below) was completed by an independent committee I appointed to review the Village’s operations and financial condition. I wanted a completely independent review of Village finances.  While village employees provided information and discussed operations, no Village employee or elected official took
part in drafting this report.

I am calling a Town meeting so that the committee can discuss their report with all residents and council at one time. The town meeting will be in the evening of March 16 at 7:30 PM in Township Hall 83 North Main Street. The committee will present their report via a brief Power Point presentation then allow whatever time is necessary for questions and answers.

My hope is with the presentation of this independent report and open discussion we can once and for all lay questions regarding the village’s financial condition and operations to rest and beginning the discussion on what we need to do to secure our Village’s future based upon a common understanding of the facts.

William A. Tomko
Mayor of The Village of Chagrin Falls

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Riverside Park Rezoning Information

10407380_941309952551399_8244239070931668046_nThe voters of the Village of Chagrin Falls will be asked to vote on two zoning issues that were placed on the ballot via  initiative petitions.  An initiative petition is a procedure that allows certain citizens to propose  laws that the electorate can enact at a general election. The process bypasses the Village’s elected representatives, appointed committees and professional staff. In this case, certain residents are seeking to enact certain zoning laws.

Petitioners have caused the placement of zoning ordinances on the November 3, 2015, ballot to prohibit parking as an allowed use in the park.  Currently, parking is permitted as an accessory use in the zoning district, which is applicable to Riverside Park. Mayor Brick has proposed that the existing parking lot on East Orange Street be expanded to provide additional parking for Village businesses and the public, generally.

Issue #17, if passed, creates a new zoning district called the “Riverside Park District”.  The proposed zoning district contemplates “passive park” uses.  The stated intent of the new district is to preserve and protect the values of distinctive geologic, topographic, botanic, historic or scenic areas; To preserve and protect wildlife habitats; To conserve natural resources and protect the ecological balance of an area; and To provide opportunities for environmental education and outdoor recreation that are compatible with the other objectives of the District.

The second Issue #18, if passed, would rezone the Riverside Park to the “Riverside Park District” from its current Parks and Institutional District.

The new zoning district, if approved by voters, would not permit many of the existing park uses.  Most notably it does not allow parking as a lawful use.  Other uses like the playground and shelter house would all become legal non-conforming structures and uses. These types of structures and uses are commonly referred to as “grandfathered.” Repair of grandfathered structures is allowed so long as structural elements are not repaired or replace.  This means that major repairs or replacement of the playground equipment, shelter house and parking lot would be prohibited.

The proposed rezoning only allows passive park uses, similar to the Conservation zoning district that covers Whitesburg Park, and therefore prohibits the annual events like Blossom Time and Art by the Falls. While the ordinance purports to allow Council to permit such uses, upon the recommendation of the Parks Commission, the Parks Commission and Council are not above the zoning law and must abide by those laws.

The Mayor and Council have not endorsed these changes to the zoning on Riverside Park. The Chagrin Falls Planning and Zoning Commission will be reviewing the proposed zoning at its regular meeting on September 21, 2015 at 7:30pm in the Council Chambers of Village Hall located at 21 West Washington Street.  This is a public meeting and all are welcome to attend and provide input.

Riverside Park Zoning Comments

Information Sheet on Riverside Park Zoning

Public Hearing for Move To Amend Day March 21, 2015

Notice is given that a Public Hearing will be held by the Mayor & Council of the Village of Chagrin Falls, Ohio at 100 PM. on Saturday, March 21, 2015 in Council Chambers for Ordinance No. 2015-09, to study the impact on the Village of political influence by corporate entities, including unions and Political Action Committees.


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