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From Mayor Tomko – School Clarification

I wish to clarify the situation noted in the headline in today’s Chagrin Valley Times. While there are some technical matters remaining that need to be resolved regarding the Philomathean School lighting plan; none of these technical issues will in any way result in a school opening delay.

Mayor Tomko

Beautiful Chagrin Falls

On behalf of the entire Village I would like to acknowledge and thank the Chagrin Falls Beautification Committee and the Dogwood Valley Garden Club for their many volunteer hours and financial contribution to making our Village the beautiful summer place it is. These groups both plant and maintain the flower beds throughout the downtown area. The Dogwood Valley Garden Club not only planted the hay racks on the bridge but contributed the funds to buy the hanging baskets displayed throughout the Downtown area. It is through the contributions of the many volunteers such as these that Chagrin Falls has been able to remain a vibrant village into the 21’st century.


William Tomko

2019 Beautification Gardeners

The Chagrin Falls beautification Committee:

Patti Baker, Janine Bauman, Gloria Beaven, Joan Brosius, Janeen Daugherty, Anne deConingh, Heather Fisher, Molly Gebler, Debbie Hahn, Greta Insolia, David Kresak, Ella (Jennie) Lopez, Karen Madachik, Vicki Monahan, Cassandra Moran, Diana Nazelli, Dee Dee Pearce, Nancy Rogoff, Jo Royer, Penny Schinagle,       Beth Skeel, Karen Thailing, Becky Thomas, Judy Tremain, Barbara Wells, Mimi Wierzbowski

The entire Dogwood Valley Garden Club

Voter Information on Village Tax Levy Renewl May 7th

Voter Information on Village Tax Levy Renewal



Dear Chagrin Falls Resident:

On May 7th, Village voters will be asked to vote on a 5.5 mill General Fund renewal levy which would become effective January 1, 2020.  This five year levy simply RENEWS a 5.5 mill tax issue which expires at the end of this year.

The proposed levy is a renewal of the current tax rate and WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR PROPERTY TAXES; the Village portion of your property tax bill will remain the same.

The levy will generate a total of $1 million per year, nearly 18% of the Village General Fund Budget.  The following are examples of services funded by your property tax dollars:

Police and Fire Protection                                 Ambulance Service

Street Maintenance                                            Snow Removal

Rubbish Pick-up                                                Parks

The Village receives 8.2% of the property taxes you pay each year.  The remaining 91.8% is divided among the Chagrin Falls Schools, Cuyahoga County and Chagrin Falls Township.  This Village General Fund operating levy has been constant at 5.5 voted mills for 31 years.

If you are interested in obtaining further information on this levy, please call Dave Bloom, Finance Director at the Village Hall (440) 247-5050.

Renewal is endorsed by:

 Mayor: William Tomko

Former Mayors: Thomas Brick, Lydia Champlin, Ed Towns, B. Richard Bodwell

Council Representatives:

Nancy Rogoff, President

Erinn Grube, President Pro Tem

Janis Evans

Angie DeBernardo

James Newell

Julia Lipp

Robert Williams


Appointment of new Councilmen



The Village of Chagrin Falls Council is pleased to announce the appointment of Robert F. Williams to fill the Council seat left vacant by the resignation of one of our councilmen.  Mr. Williams served on Chagrin Falls Village Council from 2006-2012 and on the Chagrin Falls Board of Zoning Appeals. Mr. Williams earned a BA degree from Furman University and an MBA from Case Western Reserve University.  He is the Managing Partner of Bloc Capital LLC, a private equity and real estate investment firm.

Mr. Williams previous experience on Chagrin Falls Village Council and the Board of Zoning Appeals brings experience to the Council and makes him well qualified to fill the Council seat

Notice of Special Council Meeting




Wednesday, April 3, 2019 1:00 pm


The Chagrin Falls Village Council will hold a Special Meeting. The purpose of the Special Meeting is to vote on a candidate for the council seat vacancy.

The Special Council Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 1:00 pm at the Chagrin Falls Village Hall, in Council Chambers, 21 West Washington Street, Chagrin Falls OH 44022


Notice of Special Council Meeting

The Village of Chagrin Falls will hold a special Council meeting on March 30, 2019 at 11:30 am at Chagrin Falls Village Hall in the Council Chambers, 21 West Washington Street, Chagrin Falls, OH 44022.  The purpose of the Special Meeting is to interview candidates for a council seat vacancy.


March 30, 2019

Special Council Meeting

11:30 am

        • Pledge of Allegiance
        • Roll Call and action concerning absentees
        • Adjourn into Executive Session for Council candidate interviews
        • Close Executive Session and return to Special Council Meeting for action on council appointment
        • Adjournment

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