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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

Notice of Council Vacancy

The Village of Chagrin Falls has a vacancy on Council. The council is seeking individuals who are interested in the position.  The term will run from the date of appointment until December 31, 2019.  Council meets twice each month on the 2nd and 4th Mondays at 7:30 p.m.  The Qualifications for this position follow:



Each member of Council shall have been a resident and qualified elector of the Municipality for at least two continuous years prior to his election and shall continue to be a resident of the Municipality throughout his term of office. A member of Council shall not hold any other public office, or hold employment with said Municipality, except as otherwise provided in this Charter or by ordinance enacted thereunder, and that of notary public or membership in the State Militia or reserve corps of the United States.

Please submit your resume and request for consideration electronically to:

Nancy Rogoff, Council President

Your resume also may be submitted by mail or in person at the

Chagrin Falls Village Hall, 21 W. Washington St, Chagrin Falls, Oh.

Deadline for submission is no later than March 27, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.

Main Street Bridge

As you know the county is going to be replacing the Main Street Bridge over the two year period 2019 and 2020. Construction is slated to start this June; shortly after Art in the Park. To prevent a second disruption we will be under taking a rebuilding of the wing walls at the same time; the vertical walls between the bridge and the man made falls. While there will be some degree of unavoidable disruption associated with this, it is required. The bridge last had a major rebuild in the early 1930’s and the wing walls in the early 1980’s. Time has taken its toll.

The county plans on bid opening for this project on Wednesday, March 13th, with contractor selection following shortly thereafter.

The Village is planning on calling a meeting of merchants and residents in early May to explain the construction plans and our planning to make the process as least disruptive as possible. 

Construction is expected to begin with the East Side of the bridge first and once completed, move to the West side. During construction, two way traffic will be maintained across the bridge. Prior to contractor selection and our having an opportunity to meet with the contractor for preconstruction planning; we do not have additional details regarding possible disruption at this time, nor plans for minimize it.

We have been actively planning to get ready for this construction project.  We have secured all day employee leased parking spaces that will more than compensate for the spaces lost due to construction and we are discussing with various professional groups regarding an institutional advertising campaign program to promote all business in Chagrin during the construction period. 

When we meet in early May we will be in a position to answer your questions, share our thinking on managing this process and solicit your ideas and input to minimize the effect on business.

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