Crime prevention event

In recognition of crime prevention month, Officer Jessica Newsome of the Gates Mills Police Department is partnering with Sgt. Nick Fatica of the Hunting Valley Police Department for an in person meeting on Oct. 11 at 6 p.m. This meeting is open to Gates Mills and Hunting Valley residents. The officers will share information on current crime prevention methods regarding fraud and scams. This will include an update from the Office of the Ohio Attorney General on COVID-19 targeted scams. Learn how and why you can be targeted and how to avoid becoming a victim, who you can contact for more information, and how to report scams. The meeting will take place at the Gates Mills Community House, 1460 Chagrin River Road. For more information and to RSVP, email Ms. Newsome at

Leaf pickup begins in Falls

Weather permitting, leaf pick-up in Chagrin Falls Village will begin Oct.18 in the south end of town and continuing north. The route will repeat until Nov. 30. Deadline for placing leaves at the curb is Nov. 29.

Residents are asked to pile leaves in long rows within 5 feet of the curb as close as possible but not in the street and without blocking ditches.

Tree limbs, branches, garden waste, flowers and other vegetation are excluded from the collection because they clog the leaf vacuum machinery and interrupt the collection schedule.

Those who still have leaves after the Nov. 30 deadline are asked to bag them for their regular refuse pick-up collection.

There is no spring leaf collection.

Filters replaced at plant

On Sept. 28, Chagrin Falls Council unanimously approved a $66,618 change order increase for additional filters within the EPA approved updates to the water treatment plant.

The change order completes the total array of filters which were to be phased-in over time. Doing the installation at one time will save money in the long term, according to Councilman James Newell, who chairs the Utilities Committee.

The additional filters will not exceed flow limits and the EPA has approved the change, he added.

League hosts candidates night

The Pepper Pike Civic League is hosting their Annual Candidates and Issues Night on Oct. 12 at the Orange High School Commons at 32000 Chagrin Blvd. in Pepper Pike. The event starts at 7 p.m.and there will be a Zoom option as well. The link is available at A majority of candidates for the Orange Board of Education, Pepper Pike City Council, Shaker Heights Municipal Court and the 11th Congressional District are expected.

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