Council Meeting Schedule
There will be special council meeting on April 29th. The May 6th council work session will also be a special meeting. The regular
meeting of May 13th may be cancelled.
*Please note: the schedule may be subject to change.
Pinecrest Development Project
to see the most recent project overview with TIF - Tax Increment Financing - explanation and Economic Impact Study.
To stay informed about this important project, see the Pinecrest Development
page for all the latest reports and meeting dates.
If you are not currently on the mailing list,
to recieve notice of upcoming meetings, special presentations and published reports about the Pinecrest Development Project.
You can also follow Orange Village on Facebook
for timely information.
Enhanced Exterior Maintenance Inspection Program
With spring just around the corner, Orange Village
will soon begin conducting its exterior maintenance
inspection program. In response to recent survey
results indicating a growing concern for the decline in
property upkeep throughout the community, the building
department will be stepping up its property maintenance enforcement.
and Zoning Inspector will drive through the community and evaluate the condition
of properties via a site inspection from the street. Exterior areas of all properties shall be kept free of any
objects, materials or conditions which may create a health, accident or fire hazard or adversely affect the
value of surrounding properties: including but not limited to such objects, materials or conditions as peeling
paint or bare untreated exterior surfaces, broken or dilapidated fences, decks, porches and accessory
structures, missing or broken windows and doors, unlicensed or immovable vehicles, and/or collections
of junk, rubbish or debris outside dwelling structures. If the inspector sees any violations of the Village’s
Ordinances, he will document the violation then prepare a first notice letter to the property owner. Property
owners will then have ten (10) days to contact Tom Shields, our Housing and Zoning Inspector, with either a
plan to correct the violation(s) or with a statement of intent to appeal the violation(s). If the property owner
does not contact the Housing and Zoning Inspector within the designated time specified in the letter, they
will be expected to correct the listed violation(s) within thirty (30) days of the date of the initial violation letter.
A follow-up inspection will be made after 30 days. If the owner has corrected the violation(s), the file will
be closed. However, if the violation(s) still exists the Inspector will generate a second and final violation
ticket. If the property owner refuses to cooperate with the Housing and Zoning inspector (or the Building
Commissioner) and does not file an appeal, the matter will be turned over to the Village Prosecutor to
proceed with legal action. A list of the violations, including the ordinance number
that the inspector will be looking at can be found on the Village Website under
the building tab.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Housing and Zoning
Inspector Tom Shields at 440-287-5134 or Building Commissioner Dave Strichko
E-scrap & Hazardous Waste
Items will be accepted on the first Friday of
every month, at the Service Department from 7am to 3pm
Power Outage - Call 1-888-544-4877
If you experience a general power outage or a quick intermittent power outage at your residence,
DO NOT call the Village Hall, 911 or the Chagrin Dispatch. The Village does not have any control over the time frame or the areas to be repaired first.
The Illuminating Company has an automated 888 number to call that will register the location you are calling from and will report your area as in need of repair. They will even give you an estimate of the time of repair.
Please keep this number by your phone for easy access 1-888-544-4877.
If there are downed wires, damaged pole or transformer arcing wires, call 216-247-7321 and give the location to the police dispatcher. Stay away from the area, police or fire department personnel will respond.
New Recreation Committee
Orange Village is actively moving forward to develop plans for the community park improvements that were strongly supported in the 2014 Community Survey. Most specifically, we would like to seek community input and opinions on specific ideas for improvements to the tot lot/playground. Elements under consideration are new ground cover, playground equipment, access paths and other improvements.
An ad hoc Recreation Committee is being formed under the leadership of councilman Ken Alfred. We would like to have 4-6 residents join the committee, which would review and provide input on initial concepts and proposals that have been developed by the Service Department. The committee will meet, most likely during the day, with maybe 2-4 meetings anticipated in the next couple of months.
If you are interested, please contact the Mayor’s Assistant Anna Girardi at
Phone: (440) 287-5131 or email
Leave us your contact information (email, address, phone). We will contact you as soon as possible.
If you see a coyote in the area it is often not cause for alarm. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources
wants to remind you that coyotes are common in Ohio.
to see what you should do if you see a coyote.
Caring About Residents - Encouraging Service
Our Mission is to provide a clearinghouse for volunteer, non-technical help to Orange Village residents. In addition, to create a resource for communicating other volunteer and Village provided services available in our community.
What is CARES?
Orange Village CARES is a volunteer program to provide a “helping hand” to Orange Village residents. Examples of services provided include, but are not limited to:
Assistance will be assessed on an individual basis and is intended to be non-technical and short term.
- Change battery in smoke detector
- Change lightbulbs
- Take recycling/trash containers to the curb/bring back
- Move boxes or furniture that are too heavy
- Fix broken locks
Who is eligible?
Any resident of Orange Village is eligible to receive temporary assistance.
What is the cost?
There is no cost for this service. The volunteers are from different organizations throughout the community and Orange Village residents.
How do I get assistance with the program?
You must first complete the application for volunteer program services, waiver and release forms. Your request will be evaluated and you will be contacted to coordinate the next steps, which may include a site visit to meet you and evaluate the needed services.
Can I Volunteer?
Yes, we are always looking for individuals or groups to volunteer. Please complete the
agreement, waiver and
Volunteers are urgently needed to make this program a success!