Ordinance 2022-70

An Ordinance Amending Appendix A to Title 1 of Part 3 of the Codified Ordinances to Amend the Traffic Control Map Provided for in Codified Ordinance Section 305.01 and Declaring an Emergency

  • Introduced by: Rockey
  • 1st Reading (12/12/2022)
  • 2nd Reading (01/09/2023)
  • Passed (01/09/2023)

Whereas, Codified Ordinance Section 305.01 established a Traffic Control Map to show at all times current traffic control matters and amendments may be made to the Traffic Control Map pursuant to Section 305.03 of the Codified Ordinances; and

Whereas, the Village Council has determined that the Traffic Control Map needs to be amended to provide that no left turn may be made when traveling eastbound on River Street at its intersection with North Main Street so that vehicles eastbound on River Street will not turn left and go northbound on North Main Street since it has created dangerous conditions for pedestrians who are lawfully in the North Main Street crosswalk at the point where left turning vehicles from River Street would cross the crosswalk when going north on North Main Street.

Now Therefore, Be It Ordained by the Council of the Village of Chagrin Falls, Cuyahoga County, State of Ohio:

Section 1. Appendix A to Chapter 305 of the Codified Ordinances is hereby amended, in part, to add the following no left turn requirement: Vehicles are prohibited from turning left when traveling eastbound on River Street at its intersection with North Main Street and all such traffic shall only turn right and go southbound on North Main Street.

Section 2. The Police Department is hereby directed to amend the Traffic Control Map in accordance with Section 1 and to enforce the no left turn prohibition while traveling eastbound on River Street at the intersection with North Main Street in accordance with the Traffic Control Map, as amended, from and after the effective date of this Ordinance. A copy of the Traffic Control Map, as so amended, shall be attached to and incorporated as part of the Traffic Code.

Section 3. That actions of this Council concerning and relating to the passage of this legislation were adopted in lawful meetings of this Council and that all deliberations of this Council and of any of its committees that resulted in such formal action were in compliance with all legal requirements, including Chapter 114 of the Codified Ordinances of the Village of Chagrin Falls.

Section 4. That in accordance with Section 113.01 of the Codified Ordinances of the Village of Chagrin Falls, public notice of this Ordinance shall be given by posting a copy thereof for not less than fifteen (15) days in the Village Hall.

Section 5. This Ordinance is hereby declared to be an emergency measure immediately necessary for the preservation of the public peace, health and safety of the inhabitants of the Village and for the further reason that in order to avoid injury or death to pedestrians utilizing the crosswalk on North Main Street just north of its intersection with River Street, that left turns from River Street should be immediately prohibited; wherefore, provided it receives the affirmative vote of at least two-thirds (⅔) of all members elected to Council, this Ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and immediately upon its passage and approval by the Mayor, otherwise it shall take effect and be in force after the earliest period allowed by law.