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Press Release – Paving Starting 4/26

EAST WASHINGTON STREET IMPROVEMENT PROJECT

PROJECT UPDATE – PAVING SCHEDULE

April 21, 2021

Repaving of East Washington Street from North Main Street east to the Village line near Ridgewood Road, as well as Cleveland Street from East Washington Street to Bell Street will commence on Monday, April 26, 2021 and is scheduled to be completed by Friday, May 28, 2021 before Memorial Day.

The roadway will remain open through the construction process, and traffic will be maintained by flaggers.  There may be slight delays in traffic flow in certain areas during the project, so plan travels accordingly.  No full roadway closures are planned at this time.  Any hazards in the roadway will be marked for identification.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we enter the final phase of this extensive project. 

Robert Jamieson

Chief Administrative Officer

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Safety Town 2021

Registration is OPEN!

Chagrin Falls Safety Town is a nationally recognized safety awareness program for children entering kindergarten.  The Chagrin Falls Police Department and youth volunteers, with the cooperation of the Chagrin Falls Fire Department and the Chagrin Valley Jaycees, will teach the classes.

  • When:            July 19 – July 23, 2021 | (Registration deadline is June 15, 2021)
  • Sessions:        8:30 a.m. –  9:30 a.m. | 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. | 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.                  
  • Duration:       1 hour per day for 5 days
  • Location:       Chagrin Falls Intermediate School, 77 E. Washington

River Bank Restoration VIDEO

Orchard Street River Bank | RESTORATION

Attached is a short promotional video Davey Tree produced showcasing our Orchard Street river bank restoration project. The video does an excellent job of explaining this project.

THE HISTORY

In July of 2015, a thunderstorm caused nearly a million dollars in damage in the Village. One major issue to note was massive river bank erosion at our Waste Water Treatment Plant. In fact, the perimeter fence around the plant, approximately 30 feet from the river bank, was in danger of being washed into the river.

THE ACTION

Through our membership with Chagrin River Watershed Partners, we applied for a Section 319 grant from the Ohio EPA resulting in a grant in the amount of  $89,000. This offset 60% of the $148,000 total cost of the restoration project.

THE RESULT

Restoring the river bank in a natural means did several things for the Village. It cost less than a hard engineered solution using steel or gabion (a wirework container filled with rock, broken concrete, or other material, used in the construction of dams, retaining walls, etc.) baskets. Additionally, it was a permanent solution using the forces of the river to maintain the bank. Lastly, it opened up an area of the river for recreational usage that would have otherwise been precluded by the hard engineered solution.

Free Wood Chips

Due to the numerous severe storms this past winter, The Village Service Department has an abundance of fresh wood chips it is looking to dispose of.

Anyone wishing to take wood chips may have them for free. Pick-up is available at the Service Department at 240 Solon Road, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 AM and 3 PM.