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Councilman Muscenti Resigns



Tom Muscenti has resigned from council for personal reasons effective December 27, 2016.

Council will be selecting a replacement to fill his seat for the remainder of the term ending December 31, 2017. Anyone wishing to be considered for this position should send a letter of interest and a brief resume to David Bloom, Clerk of Council, Chagrin Falls Village Hall, 21 West Washington Street or electronically to
Mayor Bill Tomko


Special Council Meeting Announced

The Chagrin Falls Village Council will hold a Special Council meeting on Monday, November 7, 2016 at 7:30PM to discuss signing on to an amicus brief in State ex rel. Huttman v. City of Parma.

John Mitchell Sworn In As New Council Member

John Mitchell sworn in as new Council Member 2016On August 18th, Village Council held a Special Meeting to interview candidates to fill the vacancy created when a council member moved out of town. We interviewed three very good candidates and voted unanimously to appoint John Mitchell.

John has lived in Chagrin Falls since 2005 and lives on Bell Street with his wife, Ann, and 3 sons. He has been involved in the Dad’s Club, holding various leadership roles, as well as the Chagrin Valley Jaycees. John started his career as an assistant prosecuting attorney for Cuyahoga County where he worked in the Major Trials Unit, prosecuting homicide, rape and public corruption cases. John is currently a partner at Thompson Hine where he focuses on Product Liability Litigation, White-Collar Crime and Business Litigation.

John recently chaired the Chagrin Falls Charter Review Commission, which is a group of residents appointed every 5 years to review the Village Charter and make recommendations for modifications or improvements. As part of that process, John and his fellow commission members held multiple meetings with department heads, employees, village council, village administration as well as various boards (e.g, ARB, BZA, P&Z). Everyone on Council was impressed with John’s organization, leadership and contributions to that process and thought those skills would translate well to Village Council.

John will be sworn in at our meeting on Monday, August 22.


Karl Maersch

Council President

Applications Requested For Open Council Position

villageseal-350-300x300Chagrin Falls Village Council is seeking candidates to fill the vacancy left by Councilman Robert Schleper, who resigned to take a job in Denver, Colorado. The term for this position will run from August 2016 to January 2, 2018 and Council vacancies are filled by a majority vote of remaining members of Council.

Residents interested in being considered for appointment to this position can submit their resume and qualifications to Ben Himes at Village Hall, 21 W. Washington Street or via email to Candidates must have been a resident and qualified elector of the Village for at least two continuous years prior to appointment to council and cannot hold any other public office or be a village employee.

Village council meets the second and fourth Monday of each month at 7:00pm and each Councilperson serves on 2 or 3 committees. For more information on Council duties please see the Village Charter.  

The deadline for applications is Wednesday, August 10, 2016.