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Archive | March, 2020

PUBLIC NOTICE – Special Meeting of Chagrin Falls Village Council (3/31, 7pm)

March 30, 2020

Special Meeting of Chagrin Falls Village Council with the following purposes (A) to discuss and vote on meeting minutes from March 9, 2020 Regular Village Council Meeting, (B) legislation to (i) approve 2020 Village Budget; (ii) approve a change order for the Fire Station ventilation system contract change order, (iii) approve the 2020 ODOT Road Salt Contract; and (C) receive reports from the Administration. The public will be permitted to speak on legislative agenda items and to address Council on general matters related to the community. The meeting will be held on March 31, 2020 at 7:00pm. In accordance with Sub. HB 197, this meeting will be held as a remote meeting, no one will be in attendance at the Village Council Chambers, and the public is not permitted to access the Council Chambers during the meeting. Access is available to the public via telephone, YouTube and through Zoom web conferencing. Instructions are listed below and at The agenda for the special council meeting will be posted on the Village website no later than Monday March 30, 2020. Please contact Kristy Holmes at Village Hall with questions or if you want to speak on any legislative agenda items, at 440-247-5050 x2875; or send an email to or contact Council President, Erinn Grube at 440-339-7438 or via email

Robert S. Jamieson
Chief Administrative Officer


Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act)


The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19.These provisions will apply from April 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020.
Generally, employers covered under the Act must provide employees:
Up to two weeks (80 hours, or a part-time employee’s two-week equivalent) of paid sick leave based on the higher of their regular rate of pay, or the applicable state or Federal minimum wage, paid at:
•100% for qualifying reasons #1-3 below, up to $511 daily and $5,110 total;
•2/3 for qualifying reasons #4 and 6 below, up to $200 daily and $2,000 total; and
•Up to 12 weeks of paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave paid at 2/3 for qualifying reason #5
below for up to $200 daily and $12,000 total.
A part-time employee is eligible for leave for the number of hours that the employee is normally scheduled to workover that period.
In general, employees of private sector employers with fewer than 500 employees, and certain public sectoremployers, are eligible for up to two weeks of fully or partially paid sick leave for COVID-19 related reasons (see below).
Employees who have been employed for at least 30 daysprior to their leave request may be eligible for up to anadditional 10 weeks of partially paid expanded family and medical leave for reason #5 below.
An employee is entitled to take leave related to COVID-19 if the employee is unable to work, including unable to
telework, because the employee: subject to a Federal, State, or local quarantine or isolation order related to COVID-19;
2.has been advised by a health care provider to self-quarantine related to COVID-19; experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and is seeking a medical diagnosis; caring for an individual subject to an order described in (1) or self-quarantine as described in (2); caring for his or her child whose school or place of care is closed (or child care provider is unavailable) due to COVID-19 related reasons; or experiencing any other substantially-similar condition specified by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) has the authority to investigate and enforce compliance with the FFCRA. Employers may not discharge, discipline, or otherwise discriminate against any employee who lawfully takes paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave under the FFCRA, files a complaint, or institutes a proceeding under or related to this Act. Employers in violation of the provisions of the FFCRA will be subject to penalties and enforcement by WHD.


For additional information or to file a complaint:
TTY: 1-877-889-5627

Public Notice – Temporary Funeral Policy


March 27, 2020

In response to the orders from the State of Ohio Director of Health regarding actions to take to avoid the spread of the Covid-19 virus, the Village of Chagrin Falls is implementing the following rules for funeral and other services to be performed at Evergreen Hill Cemetery:

  1. Services shall not exceed 10 people at one time.
  2. People attending the service shall maintain a 6-foot separation between one another.
  3. If anyone has tested positive for the Covid-19 virus, they are not to attend a funeral, and if someone has a fever, sore throat, or cough that would be indicative of Covid-19 they shall also not attend (even if they are immediate family).

Parties not following these rules will be asked to separate as to ensure compliance with the State of Ohio order.

These temporary rules will remain in place until the State of Ohio Department of Health orders either change or remove restrictions on assembly.

Contact me if you have any questions.

Robert Jamieson
Chief Administrative Officer

Grove Hill property being purchased by Western Reserve Land Conservancy

The Village of Chagrin Falls is pleased to announce that the Western Reserve Land Conservancy (Land Conservancy) has been successful in entering into a purchase contract to acquire the Grove Hill property.

It is the Land Conservancy’s  intention to transfer the lower (southern) portion of the lot to the Village for the creation of a park, while selling the house and upper portion to a buyer who will preserve the Bancroft Home.

The land transferred to the Village will be subject to legal restrictions ensuring that it is not developed. The house will be subject to certain deed restrictions that will encourage preservation to the maximum extent possible including the transfer of control to Land Conservancy and the Village regarding exterior changes to the home.

The project is an outstanding demonstration of what can be achieved when concerned citizens, local government and private organizations such as Land Conservancy come together to achieve a common goal.