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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


Notice of Public Hearing – BZA Meeting – 30 North Main Street


Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the Board of Zoning Appeals of the Village of Chagrin Falls at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 in the Council Chamber of the Chagrin Falls Village Hall, 21 West Washington Street, Chagrin Falls, Ohio at the request of Lawrence Shibly, for a variance to Section 1138.05(a), Detailed Regulations by Type of Establishment, and Section 1145.03(b), Nonconforming Use of Buildings; Nonconforming Accessory Uses, specifically at 30 North Main Street, Permanent Parcel No. 932-07-031.

Robert Jamieson
Chief Administrative Officer

Arbor Day Ceremony April 27, 2019


 The Village of Chagrin Falls would like to invite the community to the annual Arbor Day Ceremony on SATURDAY, APRIL 27th at 10:00 a.m. in Riverside Park on North Main Street.  Arbor Day is an international event held to commemorate the importance of trees in our communities.

This event will feature 100 red buckeye saplings to be given out during your Arbor Day festivities from CEI Forestry Services. An informative program will be given by Chagrin Falls Street Department and Shade Tree Commission on proper Tree Planting, Mulching and Girdling Roots.  The session will cover preparing the planting site, selecting the proper tree and shrubs for the proper planting area, and caring for your new plantings. We will go over mulching technics and girdled roots, what to do and not to do. Come rain or shine we will have a tent setup. All residents and interested persons are welcome to attend.


See you there!


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

North Main Bridge Project Status

At this time, it has been announced by the Cuyahoga County Department of Public Works that no physical work will begin on the North Main Street bridge replacement project in 2019.  The County is working with the Village to address logistical issues and revise project specifications prior to re-bidding the project later this year.  The earliest time that any work would actually begin would be at the start of 2020.

The Village is continuing to assess the retaining “wing wall” project adjacent to the bridge to determine if we will either move forward with the project this year or postpone it to coincide with the bridge project.  We will notify the community as soon as we have made a decision.

Thank you for your interest and patience regarding these projects.


The Cuyahoga County Department of Public Works opened bids for the North Main Street Bridge Project on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. There was only one bidder and that bid was significantly over the county’s cost estimate and therefore cannot be accepted by the county.
We have been advised by the County that they are now analyzing the project specifications and that they intend to re-bid the project as soon as they complete their analysis.
They will be notifying the Village administration as soon as they have a firm plan moving forward.  This means that at this time, this project is postponed until further notice.  We will notify the community as soon as we have further information to report.
In regards to the Village project to rebuild the retaining  “wing walls” adjacent to the bridge along both Riverside and Bell Street parks, the Village had planned to perform this project alongside the County project of rebuilding the bridge.  We are now assessing the situation to determine if we will either move forward with the “wing wall” project as a standalone project or postpone it to coincide with the bridge project.  Again, we will notify the community as soon as we have further information to report.
Thank you for your interest and patience as we work through the process to get these projects underway.

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