Hazardous waste drop-off dates

Chagrin Falls offers free shredding and drop-off locations for household hazardous waste as well as special items limited to village residents with identification, Administrator Rob Jamieson said.

The next drop-off sessions are: Sept. 7, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Chagrin Falls service garage, 240 Solon Road, for hazardous household waste and other special items; Oct. 19, 9 a.m. to noon at the Federated Church, 76 Bell St., for paper shredding only and Dec. 7, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the service garage for hazardous household waste.

Residents may contact the service department at 440-247-5053 for additional information.

Village offers workshop

The Village of Chagrin Falls will host a landowner workshop on July 22 at 7 p.m. in Township Hall. The session will focus on stream stewardship, stormwater barrel management and dealing with flooded yards and streambank erosion.

It is open to village residents and those from surrounding communities.

Topics covered include characteristics of a healthy stream and how to keep them that way, stormwater management practices through use of rain barrels, river buffers, rain gardens, how to choose and plant native vegetation, managing invasive species and Ohio’s water laws and permit requirements.

Program registration is available by contacting Alicia Beattie at abeattie@crwp.org or calling 440-975-3870, ext. 1003.

Theater gets permit for event

The Chagrin Falls Parks Commission, during its June 19 meeting, agreed to issue a permit for use of Triangle Park to the Chagrin Valley Little Theatre for its July 26 and July 27 Shakespeare in the Park presentation.

The outdoor production of “Much Ado About Nothing” will begin at 7 p.m.

Center has holiday hours

The Solon Community Center will have adjusted hours heading into the July 4 holiday.

On July 3, the center will be open from 5:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Both the indoor and outdoor pools will be open from 1 to 4:45 p.m. that day. The next day, July 4, the center’s inside fitness area will be closed and only the outdoor pool will be open from 11 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

In addition, the Solon Community Park tennis courts will be closed on July 3.

Officer promoted in Falls

Chagrin Falls officer Jason Fischer, a six-year veteran of the police department, was promoted to the rank of sergeant and sworn into office by Mayor William Tomko before Monday’s council meeting.

“His promotion is very well deserved,” Chief Amber Dacek said, “We are very proud of him for his police work and community involvement.

Chagrin approves raises

Chagrin Falls Council President Nancy Rogoff was the only “no” vote Monday when it came time to vote on an ordinance to raise the annual pay for mayor from $7,200 to $25,000 and from $700 to $3,000 for each of the seven council positions.

Mrs. Rogoff said that the two positions should have been presented as two ordinances and voted on separately.

The ordinance covering the new salaries received three readings and a public hearing giving residents a chance to voice their opinions. Council member James Newell was absent from the Monday meeting.

The raises go into effect on Jan. 1, 2020 when new terms of office begin. State and village laws prohibit in-term pay increases.

Tri-C to put levy on fall ballot

Cuyahoga Community College Board of Trustees voted Tuesday to place a 1.9-mill renewal levy with a 0.4-mill increase on the Nov. 5 ballot. 

The request asks Cuyahoga County property owners for an additional investment of $1.17 per month on a $100,000 home. Collection of the levy would begin in 2020 and run 10 years.

 The proposed levy is necessary to keep higher education affordable and accessible for county residents, officials said, a critical need at a time when jobs increasingly demand a college degree or workforce credential.

“Education is a building block for success,” Tri-C President Alex Johnson said in a written statement. “This levy is essential for providing county residents the opportunity to benefit from the power and value of a Tri-C education.”

 Tri-C currently offers the lowest tuition in Ohio while serving as the community’s leading provider of education, college officials said.

Berkshire puts renewal levy on ballot

Voters in the Berkshire Local School District will be asked to renew a 2.5-mill permanent improvement levy this November.

The Berkshire Board of Education approved a resolution of necessity last week to place the issue on the ballot.

The levy has a five-year term and generates approximately $390,196 annually for the district, according to school Treasurer Beth McCaffrey.

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