Greetings Ward 3 Resident,

Just have three important reminders for you.

This Thursday, October 31st is Halloween and also Trick or Treat here in North Royalton. The hours of Trick or Treating will be from 6pm to 8pm that night. Hope everyone has a safe and fun Halloween night!

Don’t forget Sunday, November 3rd we go off daylight savings time. Please remember to turn your clocks back one hour. Also it might be a good idea to check all the smoke detector batteries in your home too; just to make sure they are working properly.

Exercise your right to vote. November 5th is Election Day. Polls are open from 6:30am-7:30pm. The following are polling locations for Ward 3 residents:

Royal View Elementary School
13220 Ridge Rd.
Voting Precincts 3B & 3D

North Royalton United Methodist Church
13601 Ridge Rd.
Voting Precincts 3A & 3C

If you are still not sure what your polling location is, then try this link from the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections:

Have a great week!

Dan Langshaw
Ward 3 Councilman
North Royalton City Council


Some highlights from the October City Council Meetings. Council passed Resolution 13-120 in support of the North Royalton City District’s Bond Issue. Council confirmed the Mayor’s appointment of Anthony D. Malloy as new Police Officer in the North Royalton Police Department.Council also passed Ordinance 13-129 authorizing an influent pump study for the Waste Water Treatment Plant A. The study should take about two months to be conducted. Council approved Resolutions 13-127 and 13-128 to authorize the Mayor to apply for assistance from the state’s Issue 1 Funding Program for various projects. I was proud to be a co-sponsor for both resolutions. The two resolutions ask for the resurfacing of Bennett Road from Edgerton to Bridgewater and W 130th & York Road Sanitary Sewer Improvements. The York Road sanitary sewer improvements would help Ward 3 residents who live between Cinnamon Lakes and Albion Road. Issue 1 is a statewide program that issues a combination of loans and grants that help fund local city infrastructure projects. The county overseas the administration of the program through the District One Public Works Integrating Committee, which consists of officials from throughout Cuyahoga County. It is my hope that our city gets awarded these funds for these projects which are needed both in our ward and community.

Finance Committee was given an update on the city finances. For the month of October the city was up approximately $48,000 over October 2012, which brings the city slightly more than $1.1 million dollars in carryover money for 2013 as compared to 2012. City Council will be beginning the process in the next few months for the 2014 city budget. It is my hope that with this possible carryover more work can be done to fix our roads and other aging infrastructure in our city.

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 to Hire new Human Resources Coordinator
It was announced during one of our Council Meetings this month that current city Human Resources Coordinator Pat Jones will be resigning to relocate to Virginia. The city is in the process of finding his replacement. I just like to thank Pat Jones for his years of service to the city of North Royalton and wish him the best. Here is article about Pat Jones and some of the many positive things he has done for this city.

City Holiday Food Box Program
The city is now taking applications for the Holiday Food program which is for Thanksgiving and Christmas. If you are in need, please come to the Office on Aging to complete an application. Please bring your ID, proof of residency with a utility bill and proof of income. Gross income limits are for a family of :
one person—-not over $20,108.
two persons–not over $27,143.
Call the Office on Aging for information on households with more members at 440-582-6333.

Adopt A Family In Need
This program serves families with children who are in need by matching them up with a giving family who can buy winter clothes and holiday toys for the children. City also serves seniors in need, if you wish to Adopt A Senior who is in need. All information remains confidential as to the donor and the receiving family. Please call or email jwilley@northroyalton.org or call 440-582-6333 if you wish to register for the program. Families with children are taken from applications for our Holiday Food Box program.


Meeting with State Representative Mike Dovilla
On October 5th, I had an opportunity to meet with our State Representative Mike Dovilla during his local district office hour. I passed along concerns Ward 3 residents wanted me to share with our State Representative. I discussed the importance of increased state regulations on oil and gas drilling as well as the negative impact that urbanized drilling has had here in North Royalton. In addition shared with the Representative the importance for cities like North Royalton to have Home Rule, and that the state needs to do more to aide local governments by not making further funding cuts.

Washington Avenue Street Repairs
After being contacted by a number of residents who live near the portion of Washington Avenue by Buntingtree Condo about concerns regarding the large potholes and sinking sewer grates in the road; I put in a request for the Service Department to make urgent repairs to the road before winter if all possible. I am happy to report that the city Service Department has completed the road repairs to Washington Ave between Buntingtree Condos and York Road a few weeks ago. I am very thankful for both their hard work and that they were able to fit these urgent repairs into their long list of projects for this year.

City Nuisance Ordinance Reminder/Deer Safety Tips
Last year Council passed Ordinance 12-69 which amended Chapter 618 Animals, Section 618.13 Nuisance Conditions Prohibited of the Codified Ordinances of the City of North Royalton to say the following: 618.13 NUISANCE CONDITIONS PROHIBITED. (a) No person shall keep, or harbor, or feed any animal or fowl in the Municipality so as to create noxious or offensive odors or create unsanitary conditions which are a menace to the health, comfort or safety of the public. (b) No person who is responsible for any animal shall fail to immediately remove the animal’s excrement from public lands or from the property of another, excepting a blind person working with a guide dog. (c) Whoever violates this section is guilty of a minor misdemeanor and shall be subject to the penalty provided in Section 698.02. Also here is the link to the full text of Ordinance 12-69: http://www.northroyalton.org/Council/Legislation/2012%20Ordinances/12-069.pdf
If you have any issues with anyone violating this ordinance please contact Animal Control at 440-237-0665 to make a formal complaint and a written statement. If you do make a complaint please get the report or dispatch number and let me know as well. Without a formal complaint and statement with Animal Control there is not much that I can do to assist you if you continue to experience problems. Also here is a link to some deer safety tips that are good to remember during this fall season:

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


Halloween Trick or Treat
Trick or Treating will take place in North Royalton on October 31st from 6pm-8pm

North Royalton Health, Wellness and Community Expo
November 2nd at the North Royalton High School 14713 Ridge Rd. 8am-Noon. Please click on the link below for more information and schedule of events. 2013 Health & Wellness Expo

November 5th General Election
On the November 5th General Election ballot there are Municipal, Judicial, and School Board candidates as well as County and local issues that you will be asked to vote on. To avoid lines on Election Day, and to allow extra time to study the ballot, all registered voters may Vote by Mail. Vote by Mail ballot applications are available at the Board of Elections website: www.443VOTE.com, by calling the Board of Elections at 216-443-VOTE, and at all public libraries. Polls are open on November 5th from 6:30am-7:30pm.

City Master Plan Community Meeting
Are you interested in the future direction of North Royalton? Residents are invited to a community meeting on November 12th at the North Royalton Library located at 5071 Wallings Rd. at 7pm. The public will have an opportunity to review the Master Plan Advisory Committee’s findings and comment.

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: November 30, 2013
Time: 10:00-11:00am
Where: Mugshotz Coffee & Smoothies
6556 Royalton Rd.
North Royalton, OH 44133

City Calendar for November

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.