We are having several changes in status for officers on our police force.
Officer Michael Baldwin is going from full time status to part time status. Officer Baldwin has devoted his entire life to public service. He served in the Ohio National Guard completing a tour of duty in Iraq and upon his return was assigned to the Chagrin Falls Armory where he met our Police Chief James Brosius and expressed a desire to become a police officer. Local veterans groups and The Chagrin Valley Rotary Club were able to assist him with a scholarship to attend the University of Akron Police Academy, where he graduated first in his class. He was hired by the Chagrin Police Department upon his graduation and has been serving our community for over 10 years.
Officer Baldwin is resigning his full time position and going to part time status in order to follow a lifelong dream to serve the public by becoming a minister. He has accepted a position as Outreach Director at Graham Road Baptist Church in Akron, and can no longer meet the requirements of full time police officer. He will go to part time status and continue to serve Chagrin Falls as his time permits and our needs arise. I hope you will join me in wishing Officer Baldwin every success in his new calling as he continues to serve the public in a different way.
Officer Corbets is currently a part time Chagrin Falls police officer and will be going to full time status to replace office Baldwin. Officer Corbets is a 2009 graduate of Solon High School and is currently a full time officer in Glenwillow. Officer Corbets resides in Solon. He attended the University of Akron and is a graduate of the police academy. I hope you will join with me in welcoming Officer Corbets as a full time Chagrin Falls police officer.
There is no change in the total number of police offices as these changes involve change of status only.
The Village of Chagrin Falls would like to invite the community to the annual Arbor Day Ceremony on Saturday, May 14th at 10:00 a.m. at the Vincent Street Arboretum, located on the North side of Vincent Street just east of Bell Street.
Arbor Day is an international event held to commemorate the importance of trees in our communities.
This event will feature an informative program from the Chagrin Falls Shade Tree Commission on proper tree care and mulching techniques, and the viewing of improvements made to the Ben KingArboretum. Participants can assist Boy Scout Troop 241 with enlarging the mulch rings around the arboretum trees, placing mulch around them, and general cleanup of the woods line in preparation for the creation of a wildflower meadow.
Information will also be provided on the programs and services that the Shade Tree Commission offers to the community. All residents and interested persons are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served.