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Holiday Tree Recycling 2020

The Chagrin Falls Street Department offers curbside collection of holiday trees from all residences in the Village of Chagrin Falls. Collection dates will be on Monday, January 6th and Monday, January 20th weather permitting. 

Please place holiday trees on the tree lawn for collection, after removing ALL decorations, garland, tinsel, stands and lights. NO decorated or artificial trees will be accepted. Trees collected will be ground up and recycled as mulch. 

Contact the Street Department at (440) 247-5053 with any questions.

Snow & Ice Removal Reminders


The Village of Chagrin Falls would like to remind homeowners and business owners that, pursuant to Ordinance 543.02, it is your responsibility to remove snow and ice from the sidewalk in front of your property within two hours following a winter storm event, or two hours after sunrise.  Chagrin Falls is a pedestrian-friendly community and many people including school children use sidewalks to travel to and from work and school.  Please do your part to keep your sidewalk clear of snow and ice for pedestrians.  The Village of Chagrin Falls is only responsible for snow and ice removal on public property, such as in parks and in front of village buildings.

Also, property owners and private snow plow contractors are reminded, pursuant to Ordinance 543.04, that no snow or ice is to be shoveled or piled upon any street, alley, or public place.  Sidewalks are also included.  This causes a safety hazard for motorists and pedestrians and hampers the efforts of the Street Department to provide a safe and clear street for motorists.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Robert Jamieson

Chief Administrative Officer

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.


Robert Jamieson

Chief Administrative Officer

Fall Leaf Pick Up- UPDATE

11/25/19 UPDATE

The Street Department will wrap-up leaf collection on the second week of December.  Residents should place out their leaves NO LATER THAN MONDAY, DECEMBER 9 at 7 a.m., weather-permitting.  We intend to shut down the operation by Friday of that week.  After our final pass, residents can place their leaves in bags and place out with their trash on their regular trash collection day


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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