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2018 Holiday Tree Recycling

The Chagrin Falls Street Department offers curbside collection of holiday trees from all
residences in the Village. Collection dates will be on Monday, January 8th and
Monday, January 22nd weather permitting.

Please place holiday trees on the tree lawn for collection, after removing ALL
decorations. No decorated or artificial trees will be accepted. Trees collected will be
ground up and recycled as mulch.

Contact the Street Department at (440) 247-5053 with any questions.

Leaf Pickup Final Round For 2017

Please have your leaves out by Sunday December 3rd. The Street Department will make there final trip around the Village starting Monday December 4th., on the South End  working towards the North End. If you miss the cut off date you can bag them or put them in your Trash Totter for Kimble to pickup.

 

John Brockway

Streets Superintendent

Leaf Collection Update: Friday November 3rd

The third round of leaf collection began today in the south end of town.  The Streets Department team expects to complete Solon Road through Olive Street on Friday, and start from there moving north on Monday November 6th.

 

 

New Leaf Collection Team On Second Pass Through Village


Leaves are being collected by a new machine this year.  The new trailer has an extended hose for street side collection, which makes it possible to operate with only two street department staffers instead of four, as a raking team is no longer required to move the leaves closer to the curb.

The leaf collection team is on its second pass through town, moving from the south end of the village to the north. The historic district was completed on Friday.

The village anticipates completing four passes of leaf collection through the village as long as  weather permits.  Last year, fair weather allowed for six passes.

Pedestrian Signalization To Allow Leading “Walk” Period Soon

The Village of Chagrin Falls will be implementing a pedestrian safety improvement project in the downtown business district.  This project involves upgrading traffic signals to improve visibility of pedestrians in the crosswalk, as well as reduce the conflict potential between pedestrians and motorists.

The signal reprogramming consists of providing the pedestrian with a six-to-eight second head start relative to motorists.  While motorists face a red light, the pedestrian is given the walk signal.  After the head start time, the light will then turn green for motorists.  The goal is to get pedestrians to be mid-way across the street in the crosswalk before traffic is given the green light to proceed.  This system has proven to improve pedestrian visibility and safety.

This signal programming will be installed at four intersections in the downtown district.  These include; North Main Street and Orange Street, North Main Street and Bell Street, North Main Street and Washington Street, and Franklin Street and Washington Street.

This project is scheduled to begin near the end of October and reach completion around the middle of November, 2017.  The project is funded entirely by the Cuyahoga County Supplemental Development Grant (Casino tax funds).

Rob Jamieson

Assistant Executive Officer

Village of Chagrin Falls

Safety Forces and Streets Department Host Meet The Trucks

Meet the Trucks was a huge success on Saturday, October 14th.

Over the three hour event, 500+ guests attended, hundreds of plastic fire helmets were distributed, along with police department trick-or-treat bags and balloons, and most importantly, 300 hot dogs!

The Chagrin Falls Fire Department, the Chagrin Falls Police Department and The Chagrin Falls Service Department thank you for coming out.  Enjoy the photos!

Fall Leaf Collection Begins Monday, October 16th

The Village of Chagrin Falls Street Department will begin the annual leaf pick-up program on Monday, October 16, 2017.  Collection will begin at the south end of town and work north. 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. 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. Three rounds of leaf pick-up are planned through the Village, weather-permitting. lnclement weather will slow down the pick-up and may delay collection. Please have fall leaves placed out for collection NO LATER THAN Monday, November 20th. A final round of collection through the Village will start on that date. After final pick-up, residents will have to bag their leaves for collection with their regular refuse.

Check the sidebar at chagrin-falls.org for updates throughout the leaf pickup season.

Bell Street Local Access Only During Sidewalk Repair October 10th-16th

Beginning Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 9:00 a.m., Bell Street will be closed between Cleveland Street and Carriage Drive for sidewalk repair on the north side of the street. During construction, local access will be provided for residents of the affected area, as well as, school buses and emergency service vehicles. At 5:00 p.m. each day, the eastbound lane will be reopened to through traffic. Please use caution when driving through the construction area.

Detour signs will be erected to assist motorists traveling around the area.

Work is scheduled to be completed on Monday, October 16.

If you have any questions, please contact the Chagrin Falls Service Department at 440-247-5053

Fluorescent Bulb Recycling

Fluorescent tube bulbs and compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs) are not accepted by the service department during hazardous waste drop-off.

Residents can recycle CFL bulbs (small, twisty bulbs) for free at any Home Depot or Lowe’s store. Other types of bulbs, fluorescent tubes, can be recycled at any Batteries Plus Bulbs retail locations. Two area locations are listed below.

 

 

Batteries Plus Bulbs

Mayfield Heights, OH · (440) 459-0212

Batteries Plus Bulbs

Macedonia, OH · (330) 510-5215

See also http://www.cuyahogarecycles.org/fluorescent_bulbs

Leaf Collection Begins October 16th

The Village of Chagrin Falls Street Department will begin the annual leaf pick-up program on Monday, October 16, 2017.  Collection will begin at the south end of town and work north. 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. 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. Three rounds of leaf pick-up are planned through the Village, weather-permitting. lnclement weather will slow down the pick-up and may delay collection. Please have fall leaves placed out for collection NO LATER THAN Monday, November 20th. A final round of collection through the Village will start on that date. After final pick-up, residents will have to bag their leaves for collection with their regular refuse.

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.  

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.