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Village of Chagrin Falls Offering Free Wood Chips

Wood chips currently on offer to residents at the Service Garage on Solon Road. January, 2020

   As a result of cutting costs the Village of Chagrin Falls Service Department located at 240 Solon Road will be offering Village residents free wood chips. The wood chip pile is located straight ahead when you come in the North gate by Chagrin Pet & Garden. Residents must provide their own labor. If you have a truck and want larger loads please call 440-247-5053 to schedule a pickup time.  Hours of Pickup are Monday – Friday 7:30am – 3:00pm. Resident cooperation is greatly appreciated to ensure that this program is efficient and can continue.

Cemetery Expansion Underway

Evergreen Cemetery grounds being prepped for future grave sites. January, 2020

The Service Department is clearing some low areas in some sections of Evergreen Cemetery on South Franklin Street to fill and expand grave space. Please forgive the inconvenience during the construction. Please call 440-247-1158 with any questions are concerns.

The Village of Chagrin Falls Stabilizes Eroding Bank of the Chagrin River

With $88,800 in funding from an Ohio Environmental Protection Agency 319 grant, and $59,200 provided as match by Village of Chagrin Falls 250 feet of severely eroding streambank were stabilized along the Chagrin River in fall 2017.  Four bendway weirs, rock structures that extend into the stream to direct flows away from banks; and toe stone protection were installed to reduce extreme streambank erosion. This project also involved regrading the streambanks to a gentler, more stable slope, and excavating the adjacent riparian area to increase floodplain water storage. Native vegetation was planted along the streambank and in the floodplain in spring 2019.

Sediment is a major cause of impairment in the Chagrin River.  Excessive sediment degrades habitat for fish and aquatic insects, decreases water clarity, and acts as a mode of transport for phosphorous and other pollutants to Lake Erie.  Stabilizing this section of eroding streambank is expected to reduce the amount of sediment entering the Chagrin River by 65 tons each year. This project restores floodplain access, reduces sediment pollution, and improves water quality both at the project area and further downstream.

The Village contracted with Davey Resource Group and Mark’s Construction, a design-build team of environmental scientists, engineers, and contractors, to complete this restoration work.  Chagrin River Watershed Partners, Inc. (CRWP), a nonprofit organization that provides technical assistance to the communities and park districts that drain to the Chagrin River, is also assisting Chagrin Falls Village with this project.

This project was financed in part through a grant from the State of Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and the United States Environmental Protection Agency, under the provisions of Section 319(h) of the Clean Water Act.

For More Information, contact

Rob Jamieson, Village of Chagrin Falls
Mayor Bill Tomko, Village of Chagrin Falls
Kristen Hebebrand, Project Manager (440)-975-3870

Holiday Tree Recycling 2020

The Chagrin Falls Street Department offers curbside collection of holiday trees from all residences in the Village of Chagrin Falls. Collection dates will be on Monday, January 6th and Monday, January 20th weather permitting. 

Please place holiday trees on the tree lawn for collection, after removing ALL decorations, garland, tinsel, stands and lights. NO decorated or artificial trees will be accepted. Trees collected will be ground up and recycled as mulch. 

Contact the Street Department at (440) 247-5053 with any questions.

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