Get ready to make some noise and show your support this Sunday for your local police, fire and other frontline workers during First Responders Appreciation Day. First responders, however, aren’t the only ones deserving of recognition this year.
SOUTH RUSSELL — The village is anticipating $360,000 in American Rescue Plan Act funds by May 11, officials said during a Monday meeting. In preparation, Village Council established a fund for the coronavirus pandemic relief dollars from the federal government.
SOUTH RUSSELL — Village Engineer Eric Haibach met with South Russell Village Council Monday to discuss the Chagrin Lake dam that has fallen into a state of disrepair due to the overflow of heavy rain.
Kenneth Clarke, new executive director of Rescue Village, sees the animal shelter in Russell Township as doing “incredible work for the community and animals and their people.”
In a special meeting Monday morning, the Chagrin Falls Exempted Village Board of Education unanimously appointed Lori Bendall to fill the vacant seat left by Greg Kanzinger, who resigned earlier last month.
SOUTH RUSSELL — Village Council Monday discussed two ordinances authorizing the Geauga County Auditor to certify the total amount of money generated if council were to renew levies coming due next year.
Woofstock, an annual fundraiser for Rescue Village, will return to the Cleveland Metroparks Polo Field on Sept. 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Metroparks officials recently gave their approval to hold the event in person at the Moreland Hills site, which has drawn crowds of up to 4,000 people in …
SOUTH RUSSELL — Village Council on Monday discussed the correction of ordinances authorizing the mayor to enter into agreements with the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and Chagrin River Watershed Partners, Inc. linked to the Manor Brook Headwater Stream restoration project.
SOUTH RUSSELL — Village Council members thanked the Whitetail Run Community Association for considering a request to use its property to improve the village by moving forward with the Manor Brook Headwater Stream Restoration Project during a special meeting on Monday.
Less than a week after former South Russell Village Administrative Assistant Nancy Grattino resigned from her position, Mayor William Koons announced that the building department has three interviews scheduled for new assistants.
With the goal to “sustain Chagrin,” Superintendent Robert Hunt and Treasurer Ashley Brudno nailed down the importance of passing the 3.85-mill school levy on the Nov. 3 ballot in a virtual town hall with district residents. The biggest message was that approval of Issue 20 will not raise taxes.
SOUTH RUSSELL — After initially proposing to hire the Chagrin Valley Fire Department to perform fire marshal services for the village, Mayor William Koons instead recommended contracting with Bainbridge resident Sean Davis for $23 an hour.
SOUTH RUSSELL — The Lake Louise development is set to get a new bridge on Cascades Drive by the spring of 2021, when village Engineer Eric Haibach said he anticipates work to be completed on the project.
SOUTH RUSSELL — Village employees will be able to carry over two weeks of vacation time at the end of the year thanks to the Human Resources Committee members, who last week voted to double the amount of vacation carryover in 2021 because of the pandemic.
Village employees are set to reopen the South Russell playground on Bell Road as soon as council takes final action. Council was scheduled to vote on the matter during an 8 a.m. special meeting on Wednesday.
South Russell — The Village Properties Committee plans to recommend an inventory list to keep track of high-value items in each of the village departments following the misplacement of a Microsoft Surface computer from the Building Department in early July.
SOUTH RUSSELL — Village Council heard the latest update of an amendment to the job description of one of its building department employees at a Zoom meeting for the first time since last month, when the idea for the amendments was introduced with some controversy.
SOUTH RUSSELL — The village Human Resources, Building and Finance committees held a joint meeting last week to discuss the creation of a new position in the building department that Mayor William Koons suggested at a previous meeting.
SOUTH RUSSELL — A discussion about job descriptions and pay scales surfaced at a special council meeting last week after the first reading of an ordinance to create a new position in the building department.
If you visit South Russell Park on a given day between May and August, you may hear a cacophony of looping whirs and beeps coming from the tall grass. Take a look. You might not spot it at first, but look closely and you’ll see that the almost unnatural sound is coming from a small songbird,…
The opportunity to acquire an already-established business in one’s hometown doesn’t come knocking every day, but Alex Dulac and Hannah (Binder) Dulac hit two birds with one stone.
When Seema Acharya started crafting aesthetically pleasing desserts at her bakery Frosted Cake Art in 2014, she never expected the business would grow into a full-time endeavor. Even farther back in her mind, she said, was the idea of the business landing her on a Netflix baking show like “S…
The Chagrin Falls Exempted Village School District is looking to implement a hybrid learning model for the start of the 2020-21 school year with all-in and all-remote plans on standby if needed.
SOUTH RUSSELL — The 292 residents who use septic tanks can now wait an extra year to empty them after Village Council voted last week to extend the septic tank cleaning ordinance, a decision that Mayor William Koons called a “real win-win”.
School may start a week later than originally anticipated for the Chagrin Falls Exempted Village School District, and even later for kindergarten, with proposed changes to the academic calendar as officials draft plans to open schools during the coronavirus pandemic.
Ongoing talks between South Russell and residents of a private development ended in a stalemate, as officials announced that the village is unable to offer money to upgrade Paw Paw Lake Road to public street standards. Village officials, however, said at a Street Commission meeting on July 1…
SOUTH RUSSELL — Dave and Tracy Murray last week shared their frustrations over an electrical pole that was to be put in the front yard of their Lake Louise house without their knowledge or consent.
SOUTH RUSSELL — When is the right time to remove the caution tape and allow children unfettered access to village playgrounds? That was the question Village Council discussed last week. Ultimately, members decided to wait for guidelines from the state.
SOUTH RUSSELL — Paw Paw Lake Drive could get a complete overhaul through a proposed $1.5 million State Infrastructure Bank loan from the Ohio Department of Transportation.
SOUTH RUSSELL — Village officials continue to consider whether a 24-year-old ordinance requiring residential septic tanks to be cleaned every two years should be relaxed.
After consulting with a local political expert, the Chagrin Falls Exempted Village Board of Education came to an unofficial agreement to put a 3.85-mill levy on the Nov. 3 general election ballot.
SOUTH RUSSELL — Davey Resource Group of Kent recently completed a project to reduce flooding and water runoff problems that have been giving South Russell Village residents a tough time since the 1980s. The village already is working on future projects to mitigate those issues even more.
SOUTH RUSSELL — As part of their ongoing talks with the village Street Department, concerned residents of Paw Paw Lake want to meet with state lawmakers before the next Village Council meeting on June 8.