Greetings Ward 3 Resident,

It is hard to believe today is Christmas Eve and then a few days later it will be New Years Eve. Reflecting on the past year, it has been a humbling and amazing experience serving as your councilman since March. Many of you may not know this, but I track all casework that I do when a resident requests assistance from me regarding various issues within our ward. For 2013, I have assisted over 100 residents with various issues dealing with storm water, abandoned homes, safety, road repair, and more. I have spoken with countless number of residents by phone or e-mail. I have also personally met with over 2,000 residents either by going door to door throughout the ward, attending homeowner/condominium association meetings, my monthly constituent coffees, neighborhood block parties, and various community events. I am excited for what 2014 has in store for our city and Ward 3. There are great things going on here in North Royalton! Starting next year I plan on working to expand the level of constituent service and engagement with residents here in ward 3. In early spring I will announce some of the ways I plan to accomplish that. In addition I have already begun working on addressing some long standing issues within our ward that have not been fully resolved and will work to continue to build upon the progress that has been made this year.

(Pictured is Dan & Lucky “The Dog” Langshaw)

(Pictured is Dan & Lucky “The Dog” Langshaw)

I want to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year!

Dan Langshaw
Ward 3 Councilman
North Royalton City Council

Council Update

Some highlights from the City Council Meetings for December. Council approved Resolution 13-145, a resolution in support of Ohio Senate Bill 172 which proposes to modify the laws governing land reutilization programs and property tax foreclosures. I drafted this resolution and with the full support of council. SB 172 is a good bill sponsored by our State Senator Tom Patton that will help local governments like ours in addressing issues that the foreclosure crisis has caused in our community through working with partners like the Cuyahoga County Land Bank. Council also approved Resolution 13-146 , a resolution authorizing a design-build, authorizing request for qualifications, and establishing an evaluation committee for the city hall project. Click Here to learn more. Council approved the appointment of John Nickell to be President of Council Pro-Tem. Also council approved the Mayor’s appointment of Eric Dean to serve as the new city Finance Director. Click Here to learn more.

If you like to learn more about what is going on in City Council check out the minutes online at: http://www.northroyalton.org/Council_Minutes_2013.htm

City Update

Vacant & Abandoned Homes Update
The city continues to aggressively address the issues of blighted and abandoned homes through utilizing the city’s nuisance home ordinance. Recently homes at 13131 West 130th and 10834 Akins Rd were demolished with the help of grant funding the city received last year from the County Prosecutor’s office. Click Here to learn more. Also in mid-January the Cuyahoga County Land Bank is expected to demolish the old Clark gas station that is on the corner of State Rd and Royalton Rd. Click Here to learn more.

2014 Roads Program
In the 2014 city budget that council approved there is $600,000 that has been budgeted for the 2014 roads program, but we will be waiting until March to find out just which streets will be done over the summer. We are waiting to see what the first quarter income tax receipts come in as. Click Here to learn more. I will keep you posted on this.

North Royalton Police Department Brings to Justice two different Robbery Suspects
As the new in coming Safety Committee Chair, I just want to express my thanks for the quick action of the North Royalton Police Department in arresting two different robbery suspects in the last month or so. On November 27th, Police arrested alleged suspect 19 year old William Youmell for the US Bank robbery. Click Here to learn more. Then on December 14th Police immediately arrested 29 year old John Baranich, the alleged Sunoco gas station robbery suspect. Click Here to learn more. In the 2014 city budget that was approved, 2 new patrol officers will be hired later in the year to continue to give our Police Department the ability to act so quickly and maintain the excellent level of safety for the community as well.

Around Ward 3

FYI Rumpke Waste and Recycling Holiday Schedule
In observance of the Christmas holiday, Rumpke Waste and Recycling service will not occur on Wednesday, December 25th. Customers with Wednesday collection will be moved to Thursday, Thursday collection will move to Friday and Friday collection will move to Saturday. The same schedule will apply the week of December 30th in observance of New Year’s Day. If you have any questions, you can contact Rumpke directly at 1-800-828-8171.

Winter Tips
I have received numerous phone calls and emails from residents this month about concerns about regarding their street not being plowed right away. When we do get snow or icy conditions, the Service Department will have our plows out in full force throughout the entire city. The crews focus on clearing and salting the main roads first then turn their focus on the secondary streets which many of you live on. I ask before you decided to call me or email, to please try and give our crews a chance to reach your street first within 8-12 hours during a major snow storm. If the conditions on your street pose a direct safety issue such as it has caused an accident or is an area known for potential or frequent accidents please let me know immediately. Some tips for this winter to keep in mind, which will assist in keeping your street clear and safe. Never park on a cul-de-sac or on the same side of the street as the fire hydrants. Don’t park on the street when you know the plows need to run. Don’t shovel or snow blow snow into the street, it makes it harder for our Service Department to get the roads cleared. Please try to shovel out fire hydrants, it makes it easier for the fire dept to find them and time is valuable when there is a fire.

Thank you!
On December 21st I helped out at our city’s Food Bank with the Holiday Food Box distribution and holiday gifts for adopted families. I just want to thank all you who made generous donations or even adopted a family this year. For the last 6 years I have been volunteering at our food bank and I am always amazed by how great our community is in helping our very own neighbors in need. Because of your help at least over a 100 families will be able to celebrate Christmas this year.

Send In Your Feedback
Got an issue you are concerned about? Is there a Homeowner Association Meeting, Condo Association Meeting, Community Organization Meeting, or Event that you would like for me attend? Email me your feedback at ward3@northroyalton.org

Upcoming Events

Monthly Coffee with Councilman Dan Langshaw
If you are a constituent living in the North Royalton Ward 3, you are invited to attend my monthly constituent coffee. I hold these coffees in order to stay in touch with fellow residents and listen to their feedback. There is no appointment necessary. Simply stop by and talk to me.
The next coffee will be held on:
When: December 28, 2013
Time: 10:00-11:00am
Where: Mugshotz Coffee & Smoothies
6556 Royalton Rd.
North Royalton, OH 44133

City Calendar for January

My Contact Info

If you ever have any questions, concerns, or need assistance please feel free to give me at call at 440-785-4240 or e-mail me at ward3@northroyalton.org. You can also keep in contact with me through my Website at www.danlangshaw.com or follow me on Facebook or Twitter at DanLangshawNR.