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Police Host Benefit For Baldwin Family

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To help Officer Michael Baldwin and his family with  medical  costs  incurred  by  his  wife’s  illness.

Sunday October 13, 2013
5:30-7:30 p.m.

Chagrin Valley Roller Rink

224 South Main Street

Chagrin Falls, Ohio

Admission: Donations will be taken at the door

Skate Rental $4.00
50/50 raffle prize and a bake sale

For more information or to make a donation call Amber Dacek or Lisa Mariola at 440-247-7321

Voter Information on Village Renewal Levy

Dear Chagrin Falls Resident:

On November 5th, Village voters will be asked to vote on a 5.5 mill General Fund renewal levy which would begin to be collected starting in January of 2015. This five year levy simply RENEWS a 5.5 mill tax issue which expires at the end of next year. The Village General Fund operating levy has been 5.5 voted mills for 34 years.

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

The levy generates $975,000 per year, nearly 20% of the Village General Fund Budget. The following are services funded by your property tax dollars:

  • Police and Fire Protection
  • Street Maintenance
  • Rubbish Pick-Up
  • Ambulance Service
  • Snow Removal
  • Parks

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


Mayor Thomas Brick

Councilman Steve Patton, President

Councilman Janis Evans, President Pro Tem

Councilman Justin Herdman

Councilman James Holdren

Councilman Janna Lutz

Councilman Jim Newell

Councilman Rick Subel

Council Candidate Tom Muscenti

Solon Road Construction Update

Road work copyAs the initial phase of the work on Solon Road ends, the Chagrin Falls Streets Department would like to update Chagrin Falls residents. This project is administrated and paid for by Cuyahoga County. Solon Road residents received a flyer from Cuyahoga County Department of Public Works with some project information. The flyer distributed is posted for download below.

Solon Road September Update Flyer from Cuyahoga County

Although the flyer from the County states that the project will not be completely done until July of 2014, there will be a smooth road to drive on before winter starts.

Here is a more detailed description of the work done and the work still to be done from our Streets Department.

1. The new waterline construction project on Solon Rd. is complete. All residents are connected to the new line, and all roadway trenches have been filled with asphalt. All driveway aprons and sidewalks have been restored. All turf areas have been restored with topsoil, seed, and straw.

2. Cuyahoga County is responsible for the roadway repaving phase of the project. Preliminary work was started on September 9th. Drainage and some preparatory work will be done first.

3. We are told that by mid-October, the part of Solon Rd. that runs through Chagrin Falls will be ground down and recycled, and the base layer of new asphalt installed. This will ensure a solid and smooth driving surface through the Winter months.

4. In the Spring of 2014, the final top layer of asphalt will be installed and the roadside berm areas restored. This should be completed by July of 2014.

Information on NEW Curbside Waste And Recycling In Chagrin Falls


After more than thirty years with Waste Management (WM) as a service provider, the Village of Chagrin Falls Council has awarded the Curbside Solid Waste and Recycling contract to Kimble of Twinsburg, Ohio.

Kimble’s low bid will result in an annual savings of about $140,000 to the Village.

We expect Kimble to provide the same high level of service that you are accustomed to. The neighboring communities who contract with Kimble speak very highly of them and the service they provide.

Solid Waste:

Other than a new dark green 96 gallon wheeled cart for your garbage (same size as you currently use) you will notice very little change in the solid waste collection. Kimble will continue to collect on Thursday and Friday and your current collection day will stay the same.


The 18 gallon orange bins will be replaced with a bright green 64 gallon wheeled cart similar to the garbage cart but smaller. Recycling instruction are laminated on the lid of the container. Please help your Village save tax dollars by recycling as much waste as possible. This will reduce the amount of garbage going to the landfill that we pay for by the ton.

Start Date:

Kimble will commence service the first week of September. Please put your trash and 7 recycling out as usual on the last week of August but leave the WM carts at the street. WM will collect the garbage carts after picking up the garbage. You may keep the orange recycling bin. Kimble will deliver the new waste and recycling carts beginning on Thursday, August 29th and will make every effort to complete deliveries by Friday, August 30‘“. Some deliveries may not be completed until September 3m.

Please do not hesitate to call Debbie at Village Hall (247-5050) if you have any questions.

If you have any service issues after September lst you can contact Kimble directly at 1-800-201-0005.

Please keep in mind that the Labor Day holiday will result in collection one day later than usual the first week of September.

Local Art Organizations Host Arts Fair on August 25th from 10 – 1 pm.

ArtsDayTriangle Park will be busy on Sunday morning as six local arts not for profits gather during our weekly Farmer’s Market.  Come out  between 10 am and 1 pm to see what’s happening in the arts around town.

The groups participating include

The Chagrin Valley Little Theater will be promoting its upcoming annual Murder by the Falls.  Chagrin Studio Orchestra will present selections from this weekend’s HMS Pinafore.  The Valley Art Center will have a pottery wheel on hand.  The Chagrin Documentary Film Festival will offer Red Carpet interviews.  Chagrin Falls Historical Society will offer books on the history of Chagrin Falls for sale.

This is a great opportunity to get involved in the extensive arts community in the Chagrin Falls area.   Bring the kids!

September is National Preparedness Month


As fall begins, the Cuyahoga County Office of Emergency Management wants to remind you that September is “National Preparedness Month.”  The goal of National Preparedness Month is to educate the public about how to prepare for any and all emergencies, including natural disasters, public health emergencies, and terrorist attacks.

The Cuyahoga County Office of Emergency Management and emergency management agencies across the country are encouraging everyone to take a few basic steps to better prepare themselves for emergencies and disasters.  During a disaster, help may not be available for the first 72-hours after an emergency event.  It is important that you and your family know what to do before, during, and after a disaster.

Make sure to follow four basic preparedness steps:

  • Stay informed
  • Build a Kit
  • Make a Plan
  • Get Involved

Stay Informed:

Being prepared means staying informed; learn about the possible hazards that can affect your area and the types of warning systems that may be in place in your community.  Check all types of media — websites, social media, newspapers, radio, TV, mobile and land phones — for global, national and local information. During an emergency, your local emergency management office will give you information on such things as open shelters and evacuation orders.


Build a Kit:

If disaster strikes your community, you might not have access to food, water or electricity for some time. By taking time now to prepare emergency water supplies, food supplies and a disaster supplies kit, you can provide for your entire family. Even though it is unlikely that an emergency would cut off your food supplies for two weeks, consider maintaining a supply that will last that long.

You may not need to go out and buy foods to prepare an emergency food supply. You can use canned goods, dry mixes and other staples on your cupboard shelves.

Having an ample supply of clean water is a top priority in an emergency. A normally active person needs to drink at least two quarts (a half gallon) of water each day. You will also need water for food preparation and hygiene. Store at least an additional half-gallon per person per day for this. Store at least a 30-day supply and consider storing a two-week supply of water for each member of your family.

If you are unable to store this much, store as much as you can. You can reduce the amount of water your body needs by reducing activity and staying cool. And don’t forget to take your pets and service animals into account.

Keep emergency supplies in an easy-to-carry container and keep a kit in each of the places where you spend most of your time, including your Home, Office, School, and Vehicle.


Make a Plan:

Make plans with your family and friends in case you’re not together during an emergency. Discuss how you’ll contact each other, where you’ll meet and what you’ll do in different situations.

Evacuations are more common than many people realize. Fires and floods cause evacuations most frequently across the U.S. and transportation accidents involving hazardous materials can happen almost anywhere. If you are told to evacuate, have a plan on where you will go. Make sure you have several destinations in different directions.

Plan how you will assemble your family and supplies and anticipate where you will go for different situations. Choose several destinations in different directions so you have options in an emergency and know the evacuation routes to get to those destinations.  If you do not have a car, know public transportation options. If you evacuate your home, DO NOT LEAVE YOUR PETS BEHIND! Keep in mind that what’s best for you is typically what’s best for your animals.

Get Involved:

Look into taking first-aid courses and any emergency response training you see offered to the public, and volunteer to support your local community organizations such as the Salvation Army, United Way and the Red Cross.  You can also contact the Cuyahoga County Office of Emergency Management to become involved in your local Community Emergency Response Team (CERT).

Below are some additional tips for keeping your family safe during an emergency:

  • Identify an Out-of-Town Contact – In an emergency it might be easier to make a phone call out of town so designate a contact out-of-town to take roll and relay information for your family
  • Know School and Work Plans – Learn about the emergency plans at your workplace and at your child’s school so when an emergency happens, you are confident that you and your family members are safe.
  • Identify Meeting Places – Choose two places to meet with family members in case you are not together when a disaster strikes: one in the neighborhood and one outside of the neighborhood so you can reunite with your family in a timely manner.

For more information on planning for disasters go to or call the Cuyahoga County Office of Emergency Management at 216-443-5700.

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