Currently within the Village, are two historic cemeteries for village residents. The North Cemetery is located on Chagrin River Road near Sherman Road and dates from 1810 and was part of a family farm. Originally it contained 1.25 acres until 1969 when it was expanded to 2.93 acres.
The South Cemetery is on Chagrin River road just south of Old Mill Road and once served as a private cemetery for the Dean family. Originally it contained two acres and was increased to three acres in 1957.
On behalf of Village Council, we welcome your interest in The Village of Gates Mills and hope that you will decide to make the Village your home. Gates Mills was founded more than 180 years ago with two clusters of mills along the Chagrin River. Today the Village is a unique blend of Western Reserve architecture, civic engagement and environmental sustainability, while conveniently located close to Cleveland and its many cultural amenities. This combination makes Gates Mills one of the most desirable communities in Northeast Ohio.
The snow and ice removal service on Village roadways is dictated by weather conditions with the main roads given first priority for plowing and salting to insure emergency accessibility and traffic flow. Secondary residential streets are plowed as soon as possible thereafter.
Snow removal and salting for Mayfield Road within the Village of Gates Mills is the responsibility of the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT).
The Village currently uses a combination of salt and # 8 slag on the roadways to prevent ice forming and to improve traction.
Currently Rumpke is the waste hauler for the removal of typical household waste and recyclables within the Village. A schedule of collection days is available at the Village Hall.
Commingled recyclable materials including aluminum or steel cans, glass or # 1 and # 2 plastic must be placed in a blue bag and placed next to the garbage. Newspapers and paper materials should be dry and placed in a brown bag for pick up. Cardboard, including cereal boxes and corrugated, should be flattened, tied in a bundle and placed along side other recyclables.