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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.

Sincerely,

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

Chagrin Falls Is Inviting Sealed Bids For Residential Solid Waste Collection

villageseal-350-300x300The Village of Chagrin Falls is inviting sealed bids for Residential Solid Waste Collection and Recycling Services Within the Village of Chagrin Falls, Ohio. Bid Documents can he obtained from the Chagrin Falls Village Hall, 21 West Washington Street Chagrin Falls, OH 44022.

Bids will be received at the Village Hall, Office of the Clerk of Council, located at the 21 West Washington Street, Chagrin Falls, OH until 12:00 noon on Thursday, August 1, 2013 and will be opened publicly and read aloud at that time and place. Bidders must submit one (1) original set of its Bid in one sealed envelope clearly marked “CURBSIDE RECYCLING & SOLID WASTE BID.” Bids will be valid for sixty (60) days after the Bid opening date.

Each Bid must contain all Bid Forms and be accompanied by separate Bid Bond in the name of the Village of Chagrin Falls in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the first year base Bid price as security that, if the Bid-is accepted, a Contract will be entered into with the Village in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Form of Contract contained in the Bid Documents.

Bid Bonds will be returned when the Contract has been executed by the Successful Bidder, or when any Bid is, or all Bids are, rejected. The Village reserves the right to acceptor reject any or all Bids and waive any non-conformities or irregularities contained therein.

Proposed Priorities for Chagrin Falls in 2013

villageseal-200-150x150The following are the proposed priorities of the Chagrin Falls Village Government for the year 2013.

1.) In light of the loss of revenue of over $1M/per year from state sources:

a. Address funding for Road Maintenance and Capital    Improvement Programs.
b. Address General Fund sustainability.
c. Work with local groups and the County on mutually beneficial collaborative projects.

2.) Continue to support local art organizations and filming.

3.) Work towards a regionalized stand-alone dispatch center and improvements to the Police Station.

4.) Develop 25 year Village facilities plan and long range plans for cemetery expansion.

5.) Address successful progress in Village redevelopments including Falls Walk, River Walk and Spillway.

6.) Review ordinances for opportunities to better preserve the historical character of the Village.

7.) Improve  Hillside Protection Ordinances for strengthening and adopt a monitored smoke alarm ordinance.

8.) Continue to develop our emergency response capability.

9.) Continue assessments of stormwater issues and develop plans for improvements.

10.) Increase residents usage of website.

2012 Village Accomplishments

Village Hall WebMajor Accomplishments

1.) Started a comprehensive review of all of our budgets to develop sustainable financial plans.

2.) Continuing work on a regionalized, stand- alone dispatch center within the County framework for consolidating dispatch centers.

3.) Continued participating in the shared services studies involving the counter merger study of Moreland Hills, Orange, Woodmere, & Pepper Pike.

4.) Continued to support the cultural growth of the Village including the Chagrin Valley Little Theater, Chatauqua in Chagrin and the Chagrin Falls Documentary Film Festival.

5.) Supported the Falls Walk and  River Walk redevelopments  including the restoration  of the Sears Adams house.

6.) Supported Spillway, LLC in substantially completing the re-mediation of the IVEX Dam.

7.) Developed a draft of a strengthened Hillside Protection Ordinance.

8.) Developed a draft of a monitored smoke alarm ordinance to improve response times and fireman safety.

9.) Partially completed the  installation of a new water line  on South Franklin Street.

10.) Adopted the County Business Attraction and Anti-Poaching Protocol.

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