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Public Hearing – Council – Ordinance 2020-09 (Amend P&Z code)


February 11, 2020

Notice is hereby given pursuant to Section 1109.09(a) of the Codified Ordinances of
Chagrin Falls that a meeting will be held;

Council of the Village of Chagrin Falls
7:00 p.m. on Monday, March 9, 2020
Village Hall Council Chambers
21 West Washington Street, Chagrin Falls, Ohio

In reference to Ordinance No. 2020-09, an ordinance amending the Planning and Zoning code of the Village of Chagrin Falls and amending section 1109.04(b)(9), adding subsection 1125.06 (c), (2), (3), (4), and (5) and amending section 1142.01 and adding subsections (d), (e), (f), (g), (h), (i), (j) and (k) to section 1142.01,  amending section 1142.02(b), amending section 1142.03(a) and adding subsection (b), (c), (d) and (e) to section 1142.03 and amending section 1142.04 (b).

The public may appear, speak, and present written comments regarding the application, so long as the comments are made available to the proponent of the matter that is the subject of the public hearing and remain available to be examined on the comments made by such proponent, other interested parties, and the Village Council.  The proposed ordinance and the text amendment to be considered are available for inspection at the Clerk of Council’s office at Village Hall.

Robert S. Jamieson
Chief Administrative Officer

Waste Water Treatment Plant Tours (Feb 29, 2020)

The Village is about to undertake a rebuilding program for the Waste Water Treatment Plant and waste water collection system (sewers).

  • This is required as many of our sanitary sewer lines are over 100 years old and in need of repair and relining.
  • Our treatment plant is approaching 50 years old with the last major renovation done in 1992.
  • Additionally, we have certain commitments to meet to remain in compliance with our Ohio EPA (OEPA) discharge permit.

Relining sewer lines to eliminate ground water entering the system is the most cost-efficient means of rehabilitating sewers if done before the line deteriorates to the point of needing to be replaced.

The Waste Water Treatment Plant will be offering tours of the facility:
Saturday, February 29, 2020
9:00 AM | 10:30 AM | 12:00 PM

301 Meadow Lane, Chagrin Falls

The Village has identified the E. Washington Street sewer line as the top priority for relining and repair.

It is hard to fully appreciate things that cannot be seen and understand why repair is necessary. Accordingly, we had the length of this sewer video recorded last summer by United Survey, Inc., the company evaluating the sewer line.  United Survey, Inc. confirmed what our flow metering of the line first disclosed, the line was a major source of ground water infiltration into the treatment system.

Below are photos from that video.

The white you see in the photos are misalignment of the pipe or cracks in the pipe. The growth you see in the pipe is where misalignment and cracks have allowed roots to enter the system.

This line needs immediate relining. If this relining is not done promptly, the line may cease to function and could result in sewage backups.  Also, without relining and repair it will allow ground water to infiltrate into the sewer and continue to contribute to treatment plant capacity over loads. Elimination of capacity overloads is one requirement of our OEPA license renewal. The Village is proposing to start this project this summer.

On East Washington Street, The Village will be relining the sanitary sewer main and the portion of the laterals running from the main to the edge of the road right away. The property owner is responsible for the portion of lateral sewer line from the road right away to their structure. Property owners can elect to participate in relining their portion of the lateral if it needs repair.

While specific details are being worked out, The Village intends to offer the property owner, on a voluntary participation basis, the option of relining their lateral at the same price per foot that the Village is paying for the sewer main relining. It is our intention to video each of the laterals and provide the property owner with a copy of this video. It is our intention to offer optional long-term financing to cover this cost.

The Village will be holding a public meeting
to discuss our plans for the waste water utility on
March 9th at 6:30 PM.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection | Special Item Drop-Off | Paper Shredding (3-7-2020)

March 7, 2020 – 9:00am – 2:00pm

Location: Service Garage, 240 Solon Rd

The Village of Chagrin Falls offers the following services
Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection,
Special Item Drop-Off (SIDO) &
Paper Shredding (PS)

These events are for Village of Chagrin Falls residents ONLY.  You will be required to present your ID at time of drop-off.

The 2020 Schedule is:

March 7, 2020 – 9:00am – 2:00pm

June 6, 2020 – 9:00am – 2:00pm

September 5, 2020 – 9:00am – 2:00pm

December 5, 2020 – 9:00am – 2:00pm

> Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) & Special Item Collection (SIDO) list
> To Solidify Latex Paint
> Latex Paint Disposal
> Recycle & Household Hazard Waste Brochure

Please contact the Service Department if you have any questions, 440-247-5053

Pre-Flight Notification: The Illuminating Company Spring Routine Patrols

Please be advised that in approximately one week on February 25th, 2020, Chesapeake Bay Helicopters will be mobilizing to the region and will be performing Routine patrols on all Illuminating Company transmission lines, 138kV-345kV. Patrols are anticipated to take two to three weeks to complete but as always, inclement weather or any non-routine/post-storm patrols could prolong completion. 

The helicopter to be used for these patrols is a black and silver, Hughes MD500 with tail registration number N774CB – photo attached.

A routine patrol is a general, overall look at the conductors, hardware, and structures of the transmission line(s). The helicopter will be flying at speeds of 25-30 knots (25-35mph) where the onboard observer will be looking for any outstanding conditions on the lines and also may be seen hovering to get a closer look at any conditions that may be found. 

It should be noted that the contractor has been authorized to patrol the transmission circuits in their entirety (i.e. “breaker-to-breaker”), so patrols on certain lines may therefore extend into the neighboring regions. The flight crew provides information on their daily location to both Transmission Lines Maintenance and the FCC, and the pilot will be in communication with any local airports when in their airspace.  Please advise local Safety Forces and other public entities or sensitive customers as needed. 

If you have any questions please contact Dave Conley at 440-781-7319 or