Last week a resident, Joyce Hannum, reported that her husband and her had noticed logging on the Cedar Fair property and reported it to the authorities – read the news post.
Chagrin Valley Times (June 7, 2017) is reporting that the Bainbridge trustees are investigating the logging on the Cedar Fair property, which by court order is to remain a natural buffer between homes and the Cedar Fair property. The loggers should not have been on that property according to Bainbridge Trustee Jeff Markley. After inspecting the site, Bainbridge Zoning Inspector Karen Enders estimates hundreds of trees were taken out. Read the full article here.
Rivers Edge resident, Joyce Hannum, who lives on Brewster Road alerted us to illegal logging that was taking place last week on the Cedar Fair property that borders our community. Please also see contact information below to report any other potentially illegal logging activity.
Joyce and her husband noticed that logging was taking place but it sounded a little off from where they should have been. There are two properties which buffer our community from the “commercial” part of Geauga Lake properties. One is owned by Cedar Fair and they are not allowed by court order to develop but must leave in “pristine” condition. The other belongs to Bainbridge Township and is in a conservancy status. The logging was directly behind the residents of Lori Lane and about 6 properties on Brewster Rd.
Her husband contacted the Zoning Inspector for Bainbridge, Karen Endres. She investigated and found that the loggers were in fact logging on the wrong lots in violation of the court order.
Karen Endres contacted the Bainbridge Trustees, Lorri Sass Benza, Kristina O’Brien and Jeff Markley. Ms. Benza and Mr. Markley contacted the police department
Inspector Endres and the police chief and one other officer went to the property and shut down the logging activities pursuant to the existing court order. Rivers Edge property owners are to be aware and if we hear them continue to cut down trees or any large equipment causing damage to these properties we are requested to call the Bainbridge police department (use non-emergency number 440-543-8252) or contact the village offices and let the zoning inspector know.
Lorri Sass Benza suggests that the concerned members of our community contact Mr. Duff Milkie, VP of Cedarfair at one of the following numbers: 419-680-4283, 419-609-5770 or 419-627-2377 and let him know this is unacceptable and that Cedar Fair should have control of any contractors (loggers) that they hire. In the past they have been good neighbors but their loggers are destroying property that directly affects us and our community.
Incidentally, other neighbors had noticed heavily-laden logging trucks on Brewster Road on the same day.
Thank you Joyce for reporting the logging activity to the authorities and for passing along the contact information.
A report on a long-term vision for the former Geauga Lake property based on four months of research and survey has been released. The results of the survey will be presented to the Bainbridge Trustees. The report notes the unique history and ecology of Geauga Lake and emphasizes public access to the lake, environment conservation and a mix of land uses that contribute to the environmental and economic health of the region.
Read the full article… CVT 05-22-2017
Representatives of Bainbridge and the city of Aurora met in an executive session May 11 at Bainbridge Town Hall to discuss a joint economic development district for the former Geauga Lake property owned by Cedar Fair of Sandusky.
Read the full article… CVT May 17, 2017
This year we again have great membership benefits that will more than cover your membership dues!
|Rumpke||Trash Pickup||Members save over $76 / year.
Member rate is $55.86/qtr (Non-member rate is $75-$83/qtr plus fluctuating fuel costs) See details
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NEW lower discounted rate is $225 for a full season (out buildings, U-shaped and gravel drives will be a bit more) See details
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Annual membership for 2017-2018 remains at $50 for regular neighborhood members and $25 for senior members (all occupant homeowners are 60+)
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Watch for the membership package in the mail for the forms to pay by check. If you did not receive the membership package (by May 6), please print out and fill this form to pay by check.
The deadline to become a RECI MEMBER and be eligible to receive the full benefit of all the other discounts is June 10th, 2017. Memberships received by that date are also entered into two raffles:
- A FREE month of weekly lawn service from The Yard Artists for four lucky households who sign up for seasonal lawn service and pay their membership dues by June 10.
- A FREE in-home color consultation and a room painted on Sherwin Williams (Solon Store) for one lucky household who pays their membership dues by June 10.
ONLY those who join by JUNE 10, 2017 will be eligible for that raffle and ONLY those who join by JUNE 10 are guaranteed the full discounts. Becoming a member after that date is always welcome, but some of the offerings’ value will be lost.
May 21, 2017 Update:
…we’d like to draw your attention to another membership discount that we just received:
Ginger-Snips Dog & Cat Grooming, 19070 Brewster Rd., 440-708-2285 offers a 15% discount to all RECI MEMBERS.
Liberty Ford Solon will be moving to Aurora and investing about $10M in a new dealership. The auto group has signed a deal with Cedar Fair, owner of the former Geauga Lake Amusement Park and Sea World property, to purchase a 14-acre parcel for $1.43 million. The property will be located at the corner of Aurora and Squires roads, at the entrance to the Old Sea World complex near the Wild Water Kingdom sign and just 4 miles from the current Solon location. Read the full article (Chagrin Valley Times)
AURORA — Wildwater Kingdom, a water park on the site of the old Sea World park in Aurora, will close after this season, according to a news release from Cedar Fair Entertainment Company. Cedar Fair opened Wildwater Kingdom on the former Sea Worl…
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