Due to the large volume and number of leaf piles that were placed out at the curb over the holiday weekend, the Street Department will be providing ONE EXTRA FINAL PASS of leaf collection through the village. Residents are asked to have their leaves out NO LATER THAN 7 A.M. on THIS WEDNESDAY, November 30th. Starting then, we will begin again on the south end of the village and proceed through our regular route one last time. Once we pass through, we will NOT be returning this season.
In case anyone calls to inquire, we are offering a POLITICAL SIGN RECYCLING DROP-OFF service to residents now that the election has concluded. Signs can be brought to the Street Department at 240 Solon Rd. during weekdays from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and placed next to the front door to our office. The signs will be taken to the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District to be processed and recycled into paper towels, toilet paper, mailing crates, and metal products. The last day to drop off signs is Friday, November 18th.
This information was also passed along to Angie DeBernardo for posting on our website and on FB. Please contact me if you have any questions. Thank you!
At your service,
Superintendent of Streets
VILLAGE of CHAGRIN FALLS
21 West Washington St.
Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44022
Main: (440) 247-5053
Direct: (440) 247-1168
Fax: (440) 247-8947
The Chagrin Falls Village Council will hold a Special Council meeting on Monday, November 7, 2016 at 7:30PM to discuss signing on to an amicus brief in State ex rel. Huttman v. City of Parma.
Please note: The Village of Chagrin Falls is a member of NOPEC so our residents are able to join NOPEC, BUT each resident chooses whether they would like to be a part of the aggregate or not.
Frequently Asked Questions About NOPEC’s Electric Program
We are a NOPEC community. That means that the Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council (NOPEC), a not- for-profit council of governments, serves us as an energy “aggregator,” negotiating better deals on electricity and natural gas. NOPEC customers in our community have been saving money through a deal for electricity service that NOPEC agreed to with First Energy Solutions, with residential customers saving 6 percent and commercial customers saving 4 percent on the generation portion of their electric bills, compared with what they would have been paying to a utility. In addition, NOPEC has been funding an additional 1 percent discount that shows on your residential bill as “NOPEC Customer Credit.”
First Energy Solutions recently chose to terminate its contract with NOPEC. NOPEC now is in active discussions with suppliers to provide electricity for customers in our community at a discounted rate.
Here’s a FAQ designed to answer your questions about your electricity supply. For more information, visit our website at www.nopecinfo.org/electricupdate. You may also call 855-639-8159.
What does this mean for me, the customer? Am I going to have electricity?
Yes. Your electricity will continue to flow. Throughout the process of finding a new supplier, there will be no disruption of service for NOPEC customers.
So, my electricity will definitely not be shut off?
Correct, your electricity will not be shut off. There will be no disruption of service for our NOPEC customers because of the changing of suppliers.
What should I, the customer, be doing?
You should do nothing. Your discounts through NOPEC’s current supplier will continue until January. NOPEC plans to have a sound and financially strong supplier under contract shortly, ready to deliver electricity to NOPEC customers at a favorable rate.
FirstEnergy Solutions informed NOPEC on Friday, Oct. 28, 2016 that it was terminating its contract with NOPEC, effective January 2017.
What is NOPEC doing in response to this early termination?
NOPEC is currently in discussions with new suppliers to continue to provide electricity at a discounted rate for its customers. NOPEC over the past 15 years has saved customers about $250 million and added many other values that benefit our communities and customers.
What did the contract with FirstEnergy Solutions provide for me, and how will it change?
On Jan. 1, 2010, FirstEnergy Solutions entered into a nine-year contract with NOPEC to supply electricity to NOPEC customers. As a result of that deal, NOPEC residential customers saved 6 percent and commercial customers saved 4 percent on the generation portion of their electric bills, compared with what they would have been paying to a utility. In addition, NOPEC has funded an additional 1 percent discount that shows up on your electric bill as “NOPEC Customer Credit.”
NOPEC is focused on getting our customers an excellent, financially strong electricity supplier and a deal that will allow them to continue to experience the many benefits NOPEC has become known for delivering to our customers.
When NOPEC finds a new supplier to provide a discounted rate, what do I need to do to receive that rate?
You should do nothing. When NOPEC contracts with a new electricity supplier, NOPEC will send a new notice to you with an option for you to “opt-out.” If you are happy with the new rate, you do not need to do anything and your discount will automatically be applied to your bill. If you do not want to reap the benefits of NOPEC’s new rate, you can fill out the “opt-out” form and return it to NOPEC within 21 days of the mailing date. If you opt-out, you will return to the utility’s standard service offer.
For 15 years, the great majority of customers in NOPEC communities have signed up for NOPEC’s significant savings. NOPEC was started by communities like yours that recognized deregulation was an opportunity for a not-for-profit energy “aggregator” that could help communities negotiate better deals on electricity and natural gas.
It has worked for the roughly 500,000 NOPEC customers in 12 Northern Ohio counties who have saved money on their utility costs and gotten other benefits from NOPEC.
Nothing that has happened will change that.
For more information, visit our website at www.nopecinfo.org/electricupdate. You may also call 855- 639-8159.
Beginning November 1, members of the Chagrin Falls Police and Fire Departments will be participating in “No Shave November.” The aim of “No Shave November” is to grow awareness by embracing our hair, which many cancer patients lose. Donate the money you would typically spend on grooming and shaving to educate about cancer prevention, save lives, and aid those fighting the battle.
The money that we raise will be given to a local person whose family member has been affected by cancer. If you are interested in sponsoring a member of the safety forces, the Chagrin Falls Police and Fire Departments will happily accept cash or check until November 30.
Checks should be made payable to the John Murtaugh Benevolent Fund. Please designate “C.F. Safety Forces – No Shave November” in the note section. For your convenience, checks can be mailed to the Chagrin Falls Police Department at 21 W. Washington Street, Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44022.
During the first week of December, the proceeds will be delivered in person by members of the police and fire department.
Please help us to raise funds to support one of our own. The Chagrin Falls Police and Fire Departments sincerely appreciates your support!
Lieutenant Jason Weiskopf
Chagrin Falls Police Department
Fire Marshal Jim Alunni
Chagrin Falls Fire Department
440-247-1671 (Fire Prevention)