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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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Public Hearing on Parking Proposal April 20th and May 3rd

Please be advised that the Chagrin Falls Village Council will hold meetings on Thursday, April 20th 2017 and Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017 at 7:00 P.M in the Council Chambers of the Village Hall at 21 W. Washington Street. The purpose of the meetings is to review the comprehensive parking plan and associated improvements recommended by the Parking Committee and the administration. Public input is welcome and encouraged.

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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Cybercrime: Come Get Your Questions Answered

Due to the rapidly increasing incidents of cybercrime through-out the Chagrin Valley, the Chagrin Falls Police Department is presenting a Town Hall Format meeting on things you can do to protect yourself, family and business from becoming the victim of cybercrime.

Unfortunately due to the nature of the crime itself, you have to be the first line of defense in protecting yourself from becoming a victim.

While this meeting will be held in the Chagrin Township Hall, 83 North Main Street, all are welcome, including nonresidents. The meeting date is Thursday April 13 at 6:30 PM.

The agenda items to be presented are:

  • General Cyber Security,
  • Protecting your children from online dangers
  • Current online scams

There will be an open formant question and answer period following the police presentation.

 

Spring Hydrant Flushing Underway

All fire hydrants in the Village of Chagrin Falls will be tested and flushed during the month s of April and May.

Starting the week of April 3, flushing of hydrants will be done on; Solon Road, Chagrin Valley Trails subdivision, Nob Hill, Monticello, Carriage Stone, Olive, Hall, Hawthorne, Somerset, Greenbrier-Greenhaven.

During the week of April 10, hydrants will be flushed on; Maple, Center, Walnut, Church, Water, West Washington, South Franklin, Cedar, South Street, Bellview, Bradley, Pine, and Oak.

During the week of April 17, hydrants will be flushed on; South Main, Elm Court, May Court, and Village Circle Drive, Miles Road, Winding River Dr., North Fork subdivision, Orchard, Meadow Lane, Bramley Ct., Hillside, West Orange, River Street, West Street, West Summit, Solether Lane, West Cottage, Chagrin Boulevard, Bentleyville Road, Old Plank, Skyline, Canyon.

During the week of April 24, hydrants will be flushed on; North Main (including the Township), East Orange, East Cottage, East Summit, Falls Walk, Stanridge, Lyndale, Locust Lane, Timberidge, Kenton Road, North Street, High Street, North Cleveland, Willow, Falls Road, Stonecreek, Applebrook (including the Township), Coy Lane, High Court, Scarsdale Lane, Hunting Lane, Longwood Drive, Edgewood Court, and Wilding Chase.

During the week of May 1, hydrants will be flushed on; East Washington Street, Pheasant Run Subdivision, Senlac Hills Drive, Hastings Lane, Heather Court, Tartan Court, Highland Lane, Bell Street from Village limits-east, Fairview, Hazelwood, Sylvan, Mapleridge, Birchmont, Woodside Road, Fernwood, Blackford, Laurel, and Clarion, Philomethian Street, Shopping Plaza.

During the week of May 8, hydrants will be flushed on; Ridgewood, Bell Street, Bell Tower, Carriage Hill, Hamlet, Vincent, Columbus, American, Walters, Hickory Hill, Cleveland Street, Village Commons.

Fire hydrants will not be operated before 8:00 a.m. of each day. All immediate areas will notice a drop in pressure while hydrants are operated. Some discolored water will be noticed. It is advisable to do any clothes washing before the time that the crews are in your neighborhood. The water should clear up within 3 or 4 hours after flushing. Occasionally it does take longer. If anyone is in doubt about washing clothes on any particular day, please call the Water Department office at 247-5050 for further information.

 

Spring Beautification Committee Needs Volunteers

I enjoyed a productive conversation with the co-chairs of the Chagrin Falls Beautification Committee; Janine Bauman, Anne Wombwell deConingh and Beth Skeel.

The committee is in need of new volunteers and is reaching out to the community for assistance from anyone that might be interested in helping with the gardens located throughout our town. (You do not need to be a village resident to join with them).

They have provided the following outline of the work that the committee undertakes and contact information for those that might be interested in joining with them.


The work that they do is priceless and I thank the committee for their countless hours of dedication and volunteerism.

 —-  Mayor William Tomko

CHAGRIN FALLS IN BLOOM!

Urns, hanging baskets and gardens all filled with flowers make Chagrin Falls Village a colorful showplace in spring, summer and fall. The beauty and profusion of the flowers attract visitors and provide enjoyment for residents and shoppers.
It takes a team of volunteers to unify the efforts for showcasing the Village. New team members to the “Beautification Committee” are always welcome. It requires commitment to spring clean the gardens and urns, plant and maintain the flowers throughout the season, and prepare for winter. Over 700 hours were logged last year by volunteers who committed to various levels of participation.

In concert with these efforts, it takes participation by Your HomeTown, who provides plants for 52 urns. It takes support from the Village, which provides plants for the gardens and parks. And it takes Dogwood Valley Garden Club, who funds the hanging baskets, and plants the horse trough in Triangle Park and the hayracks on the Main Street bridge.
Co-chairs Beth Skeel, Anne deConingh and Janine Bauman plan and coordinate the program and of course, garden all summer. If you enjoy gardening and would like to be a volunteer, please contact Anne at awomb@yahoo.com