Welcome to the Village of South Russell

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.

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Notice is hereby given of a public hearing of the Village of South Russell Council on July 12, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. to consider the following amendments to the Village of South Russell Zoning Code: (1) to amend Section 4.01(b)(4) of the Zoning Code to permit split-rail fences along the boundary line of a property in a residential district; (b) to amend the Zoning Code to enact new Chapter 13 of the Zoning Code to enact regulations for food trucks in the Village of South Russell; (c) to amend Section 2.01(106)(2) of the Zoning Code to exempt food trucks from the definition of Retail so as to apply the new regulations of Chapter 13 to food trucks; (d) to amend Section 3.01 of the Zoning Code to exempt food trucks from obtaining a zoning permit as long as the regulations in Chapter 13 apply; and (e) to amend the Zoning Map of the Village of South Russell to re-zone permanent parcel numbers 29-706406, 29-108179, and 29-705300 from the current B-2 District to the B-1 District.

All of the proposed amendments, including the proposed map, are available for inspection at Village Hall and on the following link:
Amendments to the Village of South Russell Zoning Code

This will be a hybrid meeting held in person at Village Hall at 5205 Chillicothe Road, and via Zoom where link information can be found on the Village website calendar at southrussell.com

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Schedule a Vacation Watch or Register Your Pet


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South Russell Village’s current online auction at GovDeals.com

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The Trumbull County Collection Facility is now open all year round for electronics and appliance drop-offs. It is still limited to warm months for household hazardous waste (HHW) recycling and disposal.  The facility will begin accepting HHW on Wednesday, April 21st from 9:00 am – 4:30 pm, and every Wednesday thereafter through October 2021. it will also be open on several Saturdays: May 1st, June 5th, August 7th, September 11th, and October 2nd  from 9:00 am – 12:00 noon.  Please consider bringing your materials to the Trumbull County Collection Facility rather than dumping them down the drain or throwing them in the trash.

 Please visit the  website at http://www.gottagogreen.org/ or call (800) 707-2673 for more information.

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On July 13, 2020 the Council of the Village of South Russell passed the following legislation:

Resolution authorizing the Village to discard refuse, street scrapings, and other personal property, such as dirt, grindings, and mulch, that is under the control of the Village Street Department but not needed for the improvement of Village property and no longer necessary to the Village Street Department and determined by the Village to be not needed for public use and of no value to the Village.  

Individuals interested in being placed on a list to obtain such materials when they become available should contact Street Commissioner Alder at (440) 338-3891 or email streets@southrussell.com

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The South Russell Village Park is Now

 The playground hours are 8:00 a.m. until dusk daily.  Maximum capacity will be limited to 30 persons.  The disinfecting program has resumed.  Please follow the Governor’s guidelines regarding the wearing of masks and social distancing.  If you have any questions, please contact Chief Rizzo at 440-557-5535.

Reservations are being taken for South Russell Village Park Pavilion.
The forms and calendar are available on the Parks dropdown under “Departments.”
Forms and Questions may be directed to the Building Department (440) 338-1312.

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Professional Rain Gardener Flyer 2021

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Visit the Geauga Soil and Water District Website

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New  South Russell Village Building Department Hours

The Building Department will be open from
8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
Monday through Thursday
8:00 a.m. until noon on Friday

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Information from the Illuminating Company
Managing Through a Power Outage

First Energy’s Tips for Managing Through a Power Outage

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Mission Statement

The mission of South Russell Village is to serve the residents of the Village by:

– Providing a high level of essential services

– Planning for future needs while preserving the character of the Village

– Promoting an attitude of professionalism and impatiality among Village officials and employees in a fiscally responsible manner