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Memorial Day Activities Canceled (Blossom Time & Monday Parade)

April 2, 2020

Blossom Time 2020 Canceled

We have been informed by the Chagrin Valley Jaycees that the Blossom Time celebration for 2020 will be canceled for Memorial Day weekend.   The Jaycees are monitoring the situation and will be evaluating any alternative options throughout the summer.  The decision was made in an effort to keep our community members safe during this pandemic.  The Village supports their decision as a correct and prudent one, putting health and safety first.  Thank you to the Jaycees for your many years of dedication to this community.  Traditions in the Chagrin Valley will thrive again with your continued support to charities and local business alike. 

Monday Parade Canceled

Out of an abundance of caution, the American Legion has also canceled the Monday morning parade to Evergreen Cemetery.  They plan to hold a modified ceremony at Evergreen Cemetery without seating, speeches or musical performances. Details are still a work in progress regarding this important remembrance ceremony while keeping everyone safe.  Details will be shared as the information becomes available.


If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a thousand times, “It takes a Village”.  During this unprecedented time of uncertainty and change, keep in mind that our community is strong and resilient.   In time, the Village will resume with a familiar normalcy and continue traditions that we have grown to love and cherish.  Stay strong and hopeful.  It takes a Village, and a Village we will be!

Mayor Bill Tomko

Chagrin Valley Jaycees Press Release

Building & Zoning Approvals and Information During COVID-19 Health Crisis

During to the COVID-19 health crisis the Building and Zoning department is operational but please anticipate longer than normal turnaround times in getting approvals as we are doing our best to keep things moving. We appreciate your patience and understanding as this will likely be in effect throughout the month of April or until the “stay-at-home” order is lifted.

Obtaining Forms

  • All building permits or applications, are available online in the Building Department section of our website,
  • Permits are required for all construction, enlargement, alteration, repair or removal of any building or other structure.
  • A permit shall be first obtained by the owner or his agent as set forth by CFCO 1307.01.

Exterior Alterations

Exterior alterations require ABR approval including all signage, awnings, and/or fence submissions in proximity to a historical structures. Those submissions will still need to be submitted to the ABR for approval.

Architectural Board of Review Meetings Temporarily Suspended

All ABR meetings are suspended till further notice.

  • If you have a submissions for ABR, we ask that you ONLY submit an electronic copy of plans and applications (PDF)
  • You will be put on a waiting list
  • Once the order is lifted we will advise by phone or email;
    • the date and time for the meeting
    • process to submit hard copies of plans, applications and fees

Other Types of Work

All other work still requires proper permits and will be subject to necessary inspections.  If you are doing any of the following types of work, you are still required to fill and submit the appropriate permit:

  • Electrical
  • Plumbing
  • Mechanical
  • Interior work *habitable space, special arrangements will have to be made on inspections
  • Structural and non-structural work
  • Replacement windows that do not involve rough opening modifications
  • Drainage and grading alterations
  • Sanitary sewer lateral work
  • Fences and retaining walls that are not in proximity to historical structures
  • Sheds and or accessory buildings under 200 square feet.

Drop-Off Location

There is a clearly marked and secure drop off box to the left of the Police Department front door for all applications, drawings and checks. We will be checking this daily with exception of weekends and holidays. We will communicate with all applicants either by phone, or email. It is essential that you print legibly and leave a good contact number or email. All approvals will be sent via email or mail if given a self-addressed stamped envelope with your submission.


If you have any further questions, please call Harry Edwards at 440-247-3156 or email Messages will be checked regularly and returned as soon as possible.

Harry Edwards,
Building and Zoning Inspector
Village of Chagrin Falls

Cuyahoga County Launches Small Business Resource Center


April 1, 2020

Media Contact:
Mary Louise Madigan: (216) 698-2521;

Cuyahoga County Launches Small Business Resource Center

Support to Help Businesses Navigate Available Resources and Apply for Loans

*The press release sent out yesterday had to the incorrect number for the Resource Center. The correct number is 216-452-9714.

CUYAHOGA COUNTY, OH — In response to COVID-19, Cuyahoga County, in partnership with the Economic & Community Development Institute (ECDI) and other partners, has launched a Small Business Resource Center. The Small Business Resource Call Center and Website will provide business technical assistance and information about financial resources to assist small businesses in our community and help them navigate resources during these economically difficult times.

“I am truly devastated by the impact the coronavirus is having on our residents and local businesses,” said County Executive Armond Budish. “We want to help local businesses understand the resources and assistance available to them. This Call Center will help our businesses navigate to the resources they so desperately need.”

The Small Business Resource Center website is

The Small Business Resource Center Call Center can be accessed from Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. at (216) 452–9714. Businesses can access live agents who will help them with the following services:

  • Assistance with applying for the Small Business Administration (SBA) Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) for loans up to $2 Million
  • Business Consulting and General Assistance
  • Information about Financial Assistance and Services
  • Unemployment Insurance Benefits Application Assistance to navigate the system
  • Strategies for Retaining and Retraining Employees

Call Center agents will first direct business owners, when appropriate, to the Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Relief Program to help them navigate the application process for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL).  SBA is also offering other benefits such as the Paycheck Protection Program and Emergency Advance Grants. For detailed information on SBA programs for the coronavirus, visit and for information on all federal programs, visit

“At ECDI we know small businesses are the backbone to our economy. Today, Ohio’s small business community faces a once in a generation existential crisis as a result of the COVID-19 National Disaster. ECDI is committed to taking bold action to help Ohio small businesses through a multi-phase response that will utilize multiple tools to address the challenges of small businesses as we move forward through the crisis,” said Inna Kinney, ECDI Founder & CEO.

“Through this critical partnership with Cuyahoga County, ECDI is able to convene all partners to help businesses navigate the federal and local resources, and allow ECDI staff to provide ongoing technical assistance and access to capital through ECDI’s Recovery Loan product. ECDI is grateful for the leadership and partnership of County Executive Armond Budish and the entire Cuyahoga County Development team.”

Contact the Small Business Resource Call Center or visit the County’s Coronavirus Business Resources website for business support today.

PUBLIC NOTICE – Special Meeting of Chagrin Falls Village Council (3/31, 7pm)

March 30, 2020

Special Meeting of Chagrin Falls Village Council with the following purposes (A) to discuss and vote on meeting minutes from March 9, 2020 Regular Village Council Meeting, (B) legislation to (i) approve 2020 Village Budget; (ii) approve a change order for the Fire Station ventilation system contract change order, (iii) approve the 2020 ODOT Road Salt Contract; and (C) receive reports from the Administration. The public will be permitted to speak on legislative agenda items and to address Council on general matters related to the community. The meeting will be held on March 31, 2020 at 7:00pm. In accordance with Sub. HB 197, this meeting will be held as a remote meeting, no one will be in attendance at the Village Council Chambers, and the public is not permitted to access the Council Chambers during the meeting. Access is available to the public via telephone, YouTube and through Zoom web conferencing. Instructions are listed below and at The agenda for the special council meeting will be posted on the Village website no later than Monday March 30, 2020. Please contact Kristy Holmes at Village Hall with questions or if you want to speak on any legislative agenda items, at 440-247-5050 x2875; or send an email to or contact Council President, Erinn Grube at 440-339-7438 or via email

Robert S. Jamieson
Chief Administrative Officer