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Solon Road Surface Water Improvements Project Completed

Tim Lannon, PE, Village Engineer


The Village recently completed the Solon Road Stormwater Improvements Project funded through a $73,000 Surface Water Improvement Fund (SWIF) grant received from the Ohio EPA. The project is located along River Run path between Monticello Drive and the Village service garage. The project included the installation of a permeable concrete berm on the east side of the road which allows water to flow down through the concrete instead of running off over the surface. The permeable pavement sections are designed to collect and clean the polluted runoff from the road and help solve some of the flooding and erosion that happens along the roadway by letting water soak into the ground naturally instead of ponding on the surface.

On the west side of the roadway, the project included the installation of a series of infiltration swales which lead to a bioretention cell in River Run Park. This bioretention cell was designed to capture polluted stormwater runoff and let it soak into the ground. The vegetated swales and bioretention cell clean and filter stormwater runoff through soil and microbial activity, and reduce runoff through infiltration and uptake by the plants. The water that doesn’t soak into the ground below is slowly released to the nearby Chagrin River. The result is the improvement of the water quality of the river and flooding and erosion problems resulting from too much water running over impervious surfaces like roads.

A public tour of the improvements will be held on Friday, November 14, 2014 at noon. Please meet in the River Run Park parking lot. For more information regarding the project or the tour, contact Debbie Carter 440-247-5050.

Leaf Pickup Update 11-05-2014

The leaf truck has finished the second pass through the village.  This was a slower transit through town due to the large volume of leaves at each house.  The third pass has begun in the south of the village.  Here’s the current map:

Leaf Update 11-6-14

Fall Photo Contest from Safe Routes Chagrin

10714255_10205132991552445_2818307238182250260_o Safe Routes Chagrin wants you to get outside and go for a walk before winter weather hits this year  – but take your camera or smartphone.

The organization is celebrating the opening of the Mill Street Sidewalks by holding a Chagrin Falls photo contest through November 8th.  You can enter your photographs of the Chagrin Falls area by emailing them to , dropping off printed photos at the Chagrin Falls public library or uploading publicly visible photos on social media with the hashtag #chagrinwalks.

All submitted photos will be displayed here on the Village of Chagrin Falls website for public voting after November 2nd.

Photos will be available online for public voting until November 8th.

After voting closes on  November 8th,  photographers with the winning entries will be notified.

Prizes are as follows:

1st prize: Complimentary family photo shoot with Megan Mkalar Photography.

2nd prize: $100 cash prize

3rd prize: $50 cash prize

There is no age limit for entry.


How To Enter:

DEADLINE EXTENDED! All entries must be submitted  by 5 PM on November 2, 2014. Submit digital photos by uploading on social media with #chagrinwalks or by emailing your entry along with contact information to Printed photos may be dropped off at the library; contact information should be written on the back of the photo. Photos submitted to the library and to social media using our hashtag will be placed online on the evening of November 1st.  All submissions become the property of the contest.

Photo Requirements:

All photos must be taken within the Village of Chagrin Falls and will be subject to approval before being placed online for judging.  Please only submit family-friendly material.

Judging & Prizes:

All submitted photos will be displayed online until November 8th.  Contest winners will be determined by public vote and will be featured on the Village of Chagrin Falls website.  The top three photo entries will receive:  First Place: Free photo session through Megan Mlakar Photography  Second Place: $100  Third Place: $50

Photo Ideas:

There are unlimited photo-worthy locations and subjects in the area; be creative and show us what you see when you get out and walk.