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Notice of Public Hearing – Planning & Zoning

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the Council of the Village of Chagrin Falls at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, November 25, 2019 in the Council Chamber of the Chagrin Falls Village Hall, 21 West Washington Street, Chagrin Falls, Ohio for the purpose of consideration of proposed amendments to the Planning and Zoning Code as follows based on recommendations of the Planning and Zoning Commission:

  1. Repealing of Section 1113.04(b); Action by Council, Map Amendments
  2. Re-lettering Section 1113.04(c) as 1113.04(b); Action by Council, Action After Public Hearing
  3. Amending Sections 1148.05(d) Fences, Walls, and Hedges Permitted: Residential; Recreational Uses; Swimming Pools, and 1148.06(d)(1); Fences, Walls, and Hedges Permitted: Non-Residential Districts; Recreational Uses; Swimming Pools

The public may view the application for changes and all related documents at the office of the Village Clerk of Council, Chagrin Falls Village Hall, 21 West Washington Street, Chagrin Falls, Ohio between the hours of 8:00 a.m. through 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Members of 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 and remain available to be examined and commented upon by such proponent, other interested parties, and the council.

Robert S, Jamieson

Chief Administrative Officer

Advertisement, Bid and Specifications for the Chagrin Falls Fire Department Vehicle Exhaust Source Capture Sytem

The Village of Chagrin Falls will receive sealed bid proposals delivered to the Office of the Clerk, Chagrin Falls Village Hall, 21 West Washington Street, Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44022 until 12:00 Noon on the 20th day of November, 2019 for the:

Chagrin Falls Fire Department Vehicle Exhaust Source Capture System

and such bids will be publicly opened and read immediately thereafter.  Each bid must contain the full name or names of the party or parties making the same, with an affidavit as to interested parties, and in the case of a corporation nut chartered in Ohio, with a proper certificate that such corporation is authorized to do business in Ohio, and be accompanied by a bond, or a certified or cashier’s check on a solvent bank, made payable to the order of the VILLAGE OF CHAGRIN FALLS in an amount not less than ten percent (10%) of the total amount of the bid.

Copies of the Specifications, Instructions to Bidders, Forms of Proposals, and other contract documents are available on the Village website at www.chagrin-falls.org or on file at the office of the Chief Administrative Officer of the Village of Chagrin Falls, (or by clicking HERE) and may be obtained at no charge.

The bid bond, or a certified or cashier’s check, as the case may be, will be held as a guarantee that, if the bid proposal is accepted, a contract will be entered into between the bidder and the Village of Chagrin Falls, and the performance of such contract secured by said check or bond, and default thereof said check and/or bond, and the amount represented thereby, shall be forfeited to the Village of Chagrin Falls, as liquidated damages.

The Village of Chagrin Falls reserves the right to reject any and all bids, to waive any informalities in the bids received, and to accept any bid which they deem most favorable.

Robert Jamieson

Chief Administrative Officer

Village of Chagrin Falls

Utility Bill Questions / Information

Dear Chagrin Falls Water Customer,

One of our goals with the new system is to provide bills reflecting usage for actual calendar quarters. This will also have the effect of making each quarter’s bill approximately equal in the number of days in the billing cycle.  With the previous system, the unequal number of days in each quarter’s bill lead to much confusion regarding why water usage had varied period to period. Switching to a calendar quarter billing system will require a transition from the old system to the new system with a fixed calendar quarter cutoff.

Accordingly, your October utility bill, will reflect approximately 4 and 1/2 months of water usage instead of the normal 3 months.  The October water bill will consist of usage from early to mid-May through September 30th.  This is a one-time occurrence necessary for the billing cycle’s conversion to a true calendar quarter billing system. While this October bill will reflect water usage over a longer period than was normal, you will only be charged for actual usage. If this transitional bill creates financial hardship, please contact Katie Knauff at 247-5050 to work out a payment plan for this extra time period.

Your January 2020 water bill will cover the period of water usage from October 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019.

Please contact Village Hall at (440) 247-5050 if you have any questions.  Thank you.

Sincerely,

Robert Jamieson

Chief Administrative Officer

Chagrin Falls Stabilizes Eroding Banks of the Chagrin River – tour information

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

Chagrin Falls Village, OH; September 30, 2019:  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.

Interested citizens are invited to a tour of the project site on October 17, 2019 at 3 pm. CRWP, Davey Resource Group, and Village staff will lead the tour and share more information on the project at this time.  The tour will be held at Meadow Lane Waste-Water Treatment Plant at 301 Meadow Lane, Chagrin Falls, 44022. Please register at:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/village-of-chagrin-falls-streambank-stabilization-tour-tickets-73007390069.

Fact sheet

Tour Flyer 

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 (440) 247-5050

Mayor Bill Tomko, Village of Chagrin Falls (440) 247-5050

Kristen Hebebrand, Project Manager (440)-975-3870

Fall Leaf Pick Up

Fall Leaf Pick Up

The Village of Chagrin Falls Street Department will begin the annual leaf pick-up program on Monday, October 21, 2019.   Crews will be starting at the south end of town and working north. Leaves should be piled in long windrows within 4 feet of the curb on the tree lawn wherever possible. On streets with ditches, leaves should be raked as close to the road as possible in windrows, but not blocking the ditch. Leaves should not be raked into the street as they will cause drainage problems. Branches, twigs, and flower cuttings must not be put in the leaf piles as they will clog up the vacuum equipment and slow down the pick-up considerably. Inclement weather will slow down the pick-up and may delay collection. The Street Department makes 4 – 6 rounds a year. Please have all leaves placed out for collection NO LATER THAN SUNDAY, November 24th. A final round of collection through the Village will start on MONDAY November 25th @ 7:30 A.M.  After the final pick-up, residents will have to bag their leaves for collection with their regular refuse. The Village of Chagrin Falls does not offer a Spring leaf pickup program.

Rob Jamieson

Chief Administrative Officer

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