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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.

Architectural Board of Review – 180 Cleveland Street

Notice is hereby given pursuant to section 1109-05 Review and approval procedures (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, December 3, 2019, at 8:30 AM in the Council Chambers at Village Hall, 21 West Washington Street, Chagrin Falls, Ohio.

To hear an initial proposal: Residential mixed use development, one two family dwelling, and four single family dwellings. Project address is 180 Cleveland Street (property south of bridge) Permanent Parcel No. 931-17-003.

If you wish to comment on this proposed project, you are encouraged to do so at the hearing and prior to the Architectural Board of Review’s action on the requested proposal.  Please be advised there are limited circumstances for modification to a proposal once acted upon by the board.  The appropriate time to comment on the proposal is at the time of the scheduled meeting referenced above.


Harry Edwards

Building and Zoning Inspector

Snow & Ice Removal Reminders


The Village of Chagrin Falls would like to remind homeowners and business owners that, pursuant to Ordinance 543.02, it is your responsibility to remove snow and ice from the sidewalk in front of your property within two hours following a winter storm event, or two hours after sunrise.  Chagrin Falls is a pedestrian-friendly community and many people including school children use sidewalks to travel to and from work and school.  Please do your part to keep your sidewalk clear of snow and ice for pedestrians.  The Village of Chagrin Falls is only responsible for snow and ice removal on public property, such as in parks and in front of village buildings.

Also, property owners and private snow plow contractors are reminded, pursuant to Ordinance 543.04, that no snow or ice is to be shoveled or piled upon any street, alley, or public place.  Sidewalks are also included.  This causes a safety hazard for motorists and pedestrians and hampers the efforts of the Street Department to provide a safe and clear street for motorists.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Robert Jamieson

Chief Administrative Officer