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6/12/2021 - Community Kids Fishing Day
5/31/2021 - Memorial Day- Village Offices Closed
5/17/2021 - Chipping Week
5/17/2021 - TAX FILING DATE EXTENSION
5/15/2021 - Greening the Hills
5/1/2021 - May Zoom Meeting Links
4/26/2021 - Recycling Delays
4/22/2021 - Tree Giveaway @ Greening the Hills
3/11/2021 - Register for COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic
3/9/2021 - Living With Coyotes Meeting Recording & Summary
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A Message From Mayor Daniel Fritz
As the warmer weather approaches we hope that you are all able to get out and enjoy our beautiful Village. As I write this letter, members of our Service Department are working very hard to clear downed trees and repair bridges in our beautiful Forest Ridge Preserve. This wonderful 140-acre preserve has become my personal destination for reflection and exercise and I will be sure to say hello if I bump into you up on the scenic trails.
Recently, members of our Parks Commission and Facilities Committee offered valuable input related to the design and site plan for our new pavilion at Forest Ridge. At the April Council meeting, Councilman David Emerman advanced a motion to send this project out for bid. The motion received unanimous consent from his fellow colleagues on Village Council. Site improvements will take place this summer and it is our goal to have the pavilion completed in early Fall of this year.
As the growth takes shape amongst our tree canopies and within our beautiful parks, we also begin to notice the sprouting of accessory structures in the yards located throughout our Village. Over the past several months, Village Council and our Village Planning Commission have worked hard to address the new level of interest regarding temporary above ground pools, swim spas and plunge pools. To address these issues, we have undertaken a review and possible revision of our existing code as it applies to pools. Our Village has prohibited the construction of permanent above ground pools since 1976. Unanimous input from members of our Planning Commission and from various members on Village Council has suggested that the continued prohibition of permanent above ground pools should continue. However, there also seems to be an understanding that we need to address the above ground placement and size limitations associated with swim spas and the newly popular plunge pools that are actively being marketed to our residents. We are taking great care to ensure that we are balancing the need for potential revisions without being overly restrictive. We must strive to attain this balance so that we continue to maintain the beautiful character of our Village while also respecting the desire of our residents to construct pools that are in harmony with their property. To that end, we are also carving out an allowance for an acceptable and reasonable use for temporary wading pools that falls into the balance as previously described. We encourage all residents to monitor the status of this legislation prior to purchasing a swim structure that may be prohibited. While this legislation has made its way through two of the required three readings, we encourage residents to participate in the discussion at our next Council Meeting on May 12th at 7pm when a Public Hearing will be held to address this revision.
Lastly, I want to extend a heartfelt thank you to members of our Village Service Department. With the recent unexpected breakdown of several vehicles, they continue to provide outstanding levels of service through additional effort and logistics. They immediately developed a “Plan B” for the continued collection of trash and recycling. Additionally, members of the Administration worked very hard to message these changes through Facebook, our Village Website and the use of our CodeRed notification system. I’ve said it before but it’s always worth repeating, we have some of the most dedicated and talented employees in northeast Ohio. I’m incredibly proud to work alongside them and equally proud to serve as your Mayor.
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