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Move To Amend Day Special Council Meeting Announced

In November of 2014, Chagrin  Falls voters passed an ordinance by 66% of the voters designating the third Saturday in March in odd numbered years as “Move to Amend Day.”  The initiative petition placed on the ballot was a response to Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, a Supreme Court decision in 2010 that, among other things, deemed spending money as an expression of free speech.

The Ordinance (2105-09) that went into effect as a result of this initiative petition calls for Village Council to hold a public meeting the third Saturday in March in odd-numbered years.  Accordingly, we are announcing a Special Council Meeting for Saturday, March 18 at 9:00 am.

Here is the language from Ordinance 2015-09 about the goal of the meeting: 

WHEREAS, an ordinance was adopted by the electorate on November 4,2014, requiring the Mayor and Village Council to designate one day every two years as “Move to Amend Day” and tosponsor a public hearing to study the impact on the Village of political influence by corporate entities, including unions and Political Action Committees, in connection with the most recent election

 

Here is information from Chagrin Falls resident Becky Thomas, who is associated with the Move to Amend organization:

In a reaction to this threat to our democracy, a national organization called Move to Amend was formed with the intent to amend the Constitution.  In the past few years, Brecksville, Shaker Hts., Mentor, Toledo, Cleveland Heights, Cleveland, Newburgh Heights, Defiance and Dayton have also passed ordinances supporting this constitutional amendment.

The purpose of the public meeting is draw attention to the influence of money in politics.  Citizens will have the opportunity to speak for 5 minutes per person on any topic having to do with the Constitution, money in politics, corporate influence on social/environmental/political policy, the concept of corporate personhood, writing of legislation by corporate lobbyists, state budgets which effect local spending, or any other topic which influences our democratic principles.

Please come and speak.  Your comments will be listened to and posted on the Village website.  We welcome all citizens who want to curtail the influence the wealthy few have on our democracy.

Council Meeting 2017-02-27 Agenda

1.  Pledge of Allegiance
2.  Roll call and action concerning absentees
3.  Approval of the minutes of the Regular Council Meeting held February 13,2017
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 two (2) minutes per person.)
7.  Report of the Law Director Dale H. Markowitz

A. Legislative Docket: Disposition of legislation, including any public hearings on legislation.

1.Ordinance No. 2016-75 – An ordinance amending the Zoning Code of the Village of Chagrin Falls and amending Sections 1107 .22 and 11,07 and providing for use variances when an unnecessary hardship exists. First reading December 12,2016, second reading January 9,2077, third reading January 23,2017. Public Hearing scheduled for March 27,2017.

2.Ordinance No. 2017-09 – An Ordinance to revise the codified ordinances by adopting current replacement pages and declaring an emergency. New legislation.

3.Ordinance No. 2017-10 – An ordinance establishing rules and regulations for off- street parking lots in the Village of Chagrin Falls, creating a new chapter 355- municipal parking lots in the traffic code, prohibiting parking without a permit when required by ordinance or by rules and regulations adopted by the Chief Administrative Officer, and declaring an emergency. New legislation.

8.  Council Committee Reports

  • Streets & Sidewalks Committee
  • Facilities & Services Committee
  • Planning &. Zoning Commission
  • Safety Committee
  • Utilities Committee
  • Board of Zoning Appeals
  • Administration & Compensation Committee
  • Finance Committee
  • Parks Commission
  • Shade Tree Commission
  • Arts Commission
  • Parking Commission

9.   Report of the Chief Administrative Officer

10. Report of the Engineer

11.   Report of the Police Chief

12. Report of the Fire Chief

13. Members of the public to speak to any matter (not to exceed 5 minutes)

14.  Miscellaneous

15.   Adjournment

Public Hearing: Demolition 45 Standridge on Feb 21

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Office of Building & Zoning

February 10, 2017

 

Notice is hereby given pursuant to Section 1109.05(b)(1)(B)of the Codified Ordinances of Chagrin Falls that a meeting will be held by the Architectural Board of Review, of the Village of Chagrin Falls Tuesday, February 21, 2017, at 8:30 AM in the Council Chambers Village Hall, 21 W. Washington Street, Chagrin Falls, Ohio

To hear a request: for demolition of a single family dwelling. Project Address: 45 Standridge Permanent Parcel No. 931-10-022

IF YOU WISH TO COMMENT ON THIS PROPOSED PROJECT, YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO DO SO PRIOR TO THE ARCHITECTURAL BOARD OF REVIEW’S APPROVAL OF THE INITIAL PROPOSAL. PLEASE BE ADVISED THERE ARE LIMITED CIRCUMSTANCES FOR MODIFICATION TO A PROPOSAL AFTER INITIAL APPROVAL. THE APPROPRIATE TIME TO COMMENT ON THE PROPOSAL IS AT THE SCHEDULED MEETING REFERENCED ABOVE.

 

______________________________

Harry Edwards, Building and Zoning Inspector

cc: Benjamin Himes, CAO: Architectural Board of Review

Second Town Hall on Parking Proposal

The second town meeting in a three meeting series took place on Wednesday February 1st at Township Hall.  In the video below, the Chagrin Falls Parking Commission takes comment from residents and local businesses on the proposed paid parking plan for the downtown area.

A final Town Hall is scheduled for February 15th from 6-8 pm in Township Hall.  If you are unable to attend, please send comments on the parking proposal to cfvillagehall@gmail.com, and note if you are a business owner, resident or visitor.

Thank you!

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