The Village Safety Committee (Angela DeBernardo, Nancy Rogoff and Erinn Grube) unanimously recommended the Village move forward with legislation to add a pedestrian crosswalk and a third stop sign to the 3-way intersection at the Bell and Walters intersection during a meeting earlier this summer. The Safety Committee will meet Monday, September 10 at 6pm to review the legislation and vote if it should be recommended to Council. Residents are welcome to come and speak at the Safety Committee meeting regarding this legislation.
This legislation stems from a request by Bell Street residents asking for the Bell and Walters intersection to become a 3-way stop in order to:
- Connect the new Walters Road sidewalks to the rest of the Village
- Provide safe pedestrian crossing of Bell Street in a location that is likely to be used
- Allow Bell Street residents to safely use their right turn signal when turning into their driveways
The Walters Road Reconstruction Project is scheduled to start the week of April 16th and conclude in mid-October. As part of the Village Capital Improvement Program, the work will involve replacing the sanitary sewer system, replacing the water main, removing the Hickory Hill sanitary sewer pump station, reconstruction of Walters Road, and the addition of sidewalks on the north side of Walters from the Village line to Bell Street.
For the duration of this project, Walters Road will be one way with all traffic flowing north bound, leaving the village. Due to the size of the equipment, width of the road and scope of the project, please be prepared to expect delays and consider alternative routes. CFEVSD Transportation, Russell and South Russell Police Departments have all been made aware of the project and changes to the traffic pattern.
The Village Council awarded the contract for this project to Mr Excavator. They will be working 4 x 10-hour days which provides flexibility to make up weather delays. Residents are advised that there will be occasional interruption of water services due to the water line replacement and notices will be provided in advance.
Village of Chagrin Falls
April 9, 2018 Regular Council Meeting 7:00 PM
- Pledge of Allegiance
- Roll call and action concerning absentees
- Approval of the minutes from the Regular Council Meeting held March 26, 2018.
- Report of the Mayor: William A. Tomko
- Report of the Finance Director: David B. Bloom
- Members of the public to speak to agenda items (Not to exceed 2 minutes per person)
- Report of the Law Director: Dale Markowitz
- Ordinance No. 2018-24 – An ordinance amending and replacing Chapter 1146, Historic Preservation Regulations of the Planning andZoning Code of the Codified Ordinances of the Village of Chagrin Falls. 1st Reading 3-26-18, Public Hearing scheduled for 5-14-1 8.
- Ordinance No. 2018-25 – An ordinance amending the position classification and salary schedule for various positions within the Village of Chagrin Falls and declaring an emergency. New legislation.
- Ordinance No. 2018-26 – An ordinance amending codified ordinance Section 5aa.I4(a) to increase the composition of the Shade Tree Commission from six (6) members to seven (7) members and eliminating the residency requirement. New legislation.
- Council Committee Reports
- Streets & Sidewalks Committee: Erinn Grube
- Facilities & Services Committee: Jan Evans
- Planning &, Zoning Commission: Nancy Rogoff
- Safety Committee: Angela DeBernardo
- Utilities Committee: Jim Newell
- Board of Zoning Appeals: Karl Maersch
- Administration & Compensation Committee: Julia Lipp
- Finance Committee: Karl Maersch
- Parks Commission: Erinn Grube
- Shade Tree Commission: Angela DeBernardo
- Arts Commission: Nancy Rogoff
- Parking Commission: Jim Newell
- Cemetery Commission: Julia Lipp
- Report of the Chief Administrative Officer: Rob Jamieson
- Report of the Engineer: Tim Lannon
- Report of the Police Chief: Amber Dacek
- Report of the Fire Chief: Frank M. Zugan
- Members of the public to speak to any matter (not to exceed 5 minutes)
Upcoming Meeting Currently Scheduled
In response to requests from residents, the Parks Commission approved two signs to be placed in Riverside Park with information about healthy diets for waterfowl. Ducks, geese and other waterfowl face serious health complications when they eat empty calories, like bread, instead of nutrient rich foods. These health issues can impact their ability to fly, migrate, reproduce and escape predators.
Fortunately, it is easy to offer our feathered friends a healthy snack. Fresh foods like cut seedless grapes, cooked rice, peas, corn and lettuce are all great options. The Hardware Store sells bags of corn for $1.
The signs will be placed in mid-April on existing poles.
More information about the impacts of feeding waterfowl bread can be found here.
By Erinn Grube