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Please Check Your Hemlock Trees For Woolly Adelgid Infestation

Holden Arboretum has reported Hemlock Woolly Adelgids are now in our area. This is an invasive pest that is killing hemlock trees. It is important for everyone to check their hemlocks as many in our area are on private property.

The hemlock woolly adelgid is tiny, less than 1/16 inch long, and varies from dark reddish brown to purple black in color.  As it matures, it produces a covering of wool-like wax filaments to protect itself and its eggs from natural enemies and prevent them from drying out.  This “wool” is most conspicuous when the adelgid is mature and laying eggs.  Ovisacs can be readily observed from late fall to early summer on the underside of the outermost branch tips of hemlock trees.

The brochure from the US Department of Agriculture can be downloaded below.  It describes what to look for on your hemlocks. If you find you have an infestation, report it to:

Report Online: Invasive Species Report Form

Report By Phone:  ODNR 877-247-8733  or  ODA 614-728-6400

Download: Brochure on Woolly Adelgid In Eastern Hemlocks

Council Meeting Agenda for April 9, 2018

Village of Chagrin Falls

April 9, 2018 Regular Council Meeting 7:00 PM

  1. Pledge of Allegiance
  2. Roll call and action concerning absentees
  3. Approval of the minutes from the Regular Council Meeting held March 26, 2018.
  4. Report of the Mayor: William A. Tomko
  5. Report of the Finance Director: David B. Bloom
  6. Members of the public to speak to agenda items (Not to exceed 2 minutes per person)
  7. 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.

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        • 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.

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        • 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.

      Full text (pdf)

  8. 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
  9. Report of the Chief Administrative Officer: Rob Jamieson
  10. Report of the Engineer: Tim Lannon
  11. Report of the Police Chief: Amber Dacek
  12. Report of the Fire Chief: Frank M. Zugan
  13. Members of the public to speak to any matter (not to exceed 5 minutes)
  14. Miscellaneous
  15. Adjournment

Upcoming Meeting Currently Scheduled

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING APRIL 16, 2018 7:30PM

April 6, 2018

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the Planning and Zoning Commission of the Village of Chagrin Falls at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, April 16, 2018 in the Council Chambers of the Chagrin Falls Village Hall, 21 West Washington Street, Chagrin Falls, Ohio at the request of Brickhaus Partners for the following items relating to the property at 218 Cleveland Street, Permanent Parcel No. 931-17-003:

  1. 04(a)(3) Area Regulations: Determine Reasonable Means of Ingress and Egress.
  2. 09(c) Modifications to Area, Yard, and Buffer Requirements.

Robert S. Jamieson

Chief Administrative Officer

 

 

Healthy Food for Ducks

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

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