South Russell is home to approximately 4,000 residents and is located at the western edge of Geauga County, Ohio. The 4 mile long by 1 mile wide village is a residential community with unique character and rural “at home” charm. South Russell students attend the highly acclaimed Chagrin Falls School System.
South Russell Village Council Meetings are streamed live on YouTube when possible. Tune in to our YouTube channel to stream meetings live, and to view past meetings. For a list of upcoming meetings, please see the Village website calendar. Meetings are currently being held in person and are open to the public. If you would like to be added to the meeting agenda, please contact the Fiscal Officer by phone 440-338-6700 ext. 221 or email email@example.com no later than the Wednesday before the meeting. Individuals wishing to address Council must appear in person. Comments made in the YouTube channel chat box are public comment only.
UPDATE AS OF 11/13/2023
Recently, the Geauga County Auditor sent residents correspondence concerning the State mandated property revaluations. Recognizing the significant value adjustments and the impact on residents, the County Budget Commission proposed that the municipalities in Geauga County consider reducing or suspending collection of their levies in order to mitigate the increased property taxes resulting from the revaluation. The Village of South Russell Council considered this at the November 13th Regular Council meeting and had a first reading of the legislation. They will discuss it further at the at the November 27th Regular Council meeting. Resident input is encouraged. Council may be emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To help alleviate confusion of the actual tax increase residents can expect, the County Auditor created the 2023 Tax Reappraisal Estimator. The link is below.
Link to Tax Reappraisal Estimator
Link to Geauga County Auditor Informational Videos
New! Village of South Russell
Centennial History Booklet
Geauga County Erosion Special Improvement District Program
The Geauga County Auditor’s Office has created an Erosion Special Improvement District (ESID) to help residents creatively finance their often-expensive erosion control projects. Such projects include dredging and repair of privately owned lakes as well as a variety of storm water related issues. Involvement in an ESID is voluntary and may be a single resident or groups of residents. The property owners who elect to engage the ESID are obligated to repay the project costs via a special assessment placed on their tax duplicate by the County Auditor. The amortization period is typically between 15 and 20 years. What is unique about an ESID is that property owner(s) can sell their property with the assessment in place and the obligation would then be assumed by the new owner. Although the projects are subject to local and State permitting, the residents are responsible to engage the contractors and engineers, thus alleviating the mandated expenses associated with a municipal project. This represents a significant cost savings to residents. For more information, please refer to the Council meeting minutes of 07-11-2022 available on southrussell.com under the Government tab or email email@example.com.
Village Hall and Village Campus
Use and Reservation Policy and Forms
In accordance with Ohio Revised Code Section 721.15 (D), the Village of South Russell passed Resolution No. 2023-01 expressing its intent to sell personal property, including motor vehicles acquired for the use of municipal offices and departments, and road machinery, equipment, tools, or supplies, which are not needed for public use, or is obsolete or unfit for the use for which it was acquired, by internet auction. Pursuant to the terms of the Resolution, internet auctions will be conducted according to the rules and regulations of GovDeals. Interested bidders may view property placed for auction and may place bids for such property by going to the GovDeals website at www.govdeals.com. Any such auction will remain open for bidding for a period of not less than fifteen (15) consecutive days, including Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays. Information about bidding on GovDeals may be obtained from GovDeals, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 6 pm ET at (800) 613-0156.