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Proposed Priorities for Chagrin Falls in 2013

villageseal-200-150x150The following are the proposed priorities of the Chagrin Falls Village Government for the year 2013.

1.) In light of the loss of revenue of over $1M/per year from state sources:

a. Address funding for Road Maintenance and Capital    Improvement Programs.
b. Address General Fund sustainability.
c. Work with local groups and the County on mutually beneficial collaborative projects.

2.) Continue to support local art organizations and filming.

3.) Work towards a regionalized stand-alone dispatch center and improvements to the Police Station.

4.) Develop 25 year Village facilities plan and long range plans for cemetery expansion.

5.) Address successful progress in Village redevelopments including Falls Walk, River Walk and Spillway.

6.) Review ordinances for opportunities to better preserve the historical character of the Village.

7.) Improve  Hillside Protection Ordinances for strengthening and adopt a monitored smoke alarm ordinance.

8.) Continue to develop our emergency response capability.

9.) Continue assessments of stormwater issues and develop plans for improvements.

10.) Increase residents usage of website.

2012 Village Accomplishments

Village Hall WebMajor Accomplishments

1.) Started a comprehensive review of all of our budgets to develop sustainable financial plans.

2.) Continuing work on a regionalized, stand- alone dispatch center within the County framework for consolidating dispatch centers.

3.) Continued participating in the shared services studies involving the counter merger study of Moreland Hills, Orange, Woodmere, & Pepper Pike.

4.) Continued to support the cultural growth of the Village including the Chagrin Valley Little Theater, Chatauqua in Chagrin and the Chagrin Falls Documentary Film Festival.

5.) Supported the Falls Walk and  River Walk redevelopments  including the restoration  of the Sears Adams house.

6.) Supported Spillway, LLC in substantially completing the re-mediation of the IVEX Dam.

7.) Developed a draft of a strengthened Hillside Protection Ordinance.

8.) Developed a draft of a monitored smoke alarm ordinance to improve response times and fireman safety.

9.) Partially completed the  installation of a new water line  on South Franklin Street.

10.) Adopted the County Business Attraction and Anti-Poaching Protocol.

Do you have photoelectric smoke alarms?

photo_unitThe Chagrin Falls Fire Marshal Jim Alunni was featured in a recent news article on new, more effective smoke alarms.  Chagrin Falls was among the first communities in northeast Ohio to mandate photo-electric technology in smoke alarms installed with any new construction and remodels.   The Fire Department recommends that all homes investigate installing photoelectric smoke alarms.  Read more about the difference in the smoke alarm technologies in the NewsNet 5 report .