Ward 3 E-Newsletter: August 2014

Greetings Ward 3 Resident,

Hope you are having a great summer! Before you know it will be back to school time. Just a reminder there still is time to donate to the Operation North Royalton Cares Program, which runs till August 4th. The mission of Operation North Royalton Cares is to collect basic school supplies for families of students in need in the North Royalton School Community. Last years program helped over 75 children in need here in our community. The program is supported by the North Royalton City School Community, North Royalton YMCA in coordination with the City of North Royalton Office on Aging & Human Services. Click here to learn more on how to help support this great cause.

Have a great weekend!

Dan Langshaw
Ward 3 Councilman
North Royalton City Council

Council Update

Some highlights from the City Council Meetings for July. Council passed Ordinance 14-77 an ordinance adopting the North Royalton Master Plan 2014 as submitted and proposed by the North Royalton Master Plan Committee 2014, the Cuyahoga County Planning Commission and Mayor Robert A Stefanik in accordance with Article XII (b) of the Charter of the City of North Royalton to provide for the overall development of the City of North Royalton. Click here to view the City Master Plan. Council also passed Ordinance 14-78 an ordinance providing for submission to the electors of the City of North Royalton a certain amendment to Article XII Planning Commission, of the Charter of the City of North Royalton, by amending subsection (b) (2) pertaining to adoption of master land use plan for rezoning of the city. Now that these changes are approved by City Council it will be on the upcoming November General Election for residents to approve. Click here to learn more. Council approved Ordinance 14-85 an ordinance amending the codified ordinances of the City of North Royalton, Part 14 Building and Housing code, Title Six miscellaneous building regulations by creating a new chapter 1465 entitled donation bins/boxes, amending Chapter 214 general fee schedule, Section 214.08 fees in the building and housing code. I am proud to be one of the sponsors of this legislation which will help address donation bin issues in our city including some here in Ward 3. Thank you to the Ward 3 residents who gave me feedback on specific concerns in our ward. Click here to learn more about the ordinance. Council also passed Ordinance 14-91 an ordinance amending the codified ordinances of the City of North Royalton, Part Six General Offenses Code, Chapter 660 Safety, Sanitation and Health, Section 660.11 notice to fill lots, remove putrid substances. This legislation will help in addressing culvert and storm water issues throughout the city. 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_2014.htm


City Update

May 12th Storm Update
The city has filed paperwork recently with the state of Ohio to try and recoup some of the costs of the May 12th storm. Click here to learn more.

University Hospitals Grant
University Hospitals recently announced a grant award of $300,000 to the Parma Hospital Foundation. The money will be divided between the hospital’s founding cities of Parma, Parma Heights, Brooklyn, Brooklyn Heights, Seven Hills and North Royalton. Each city will get a $50,000 grant, which will be used to improve wellness in each city. Click here to learn more.

Southwest Emergency Dispatch Center Highlighted on Fox 8 News
Fox 8 News recently did a story about our Southwest Emergency Dispatch Center that handles all 911 emergency calls for both the city of Strongsville and North Royalton. I have toured the facility and it is impressive the amount of technology and level of service we can now provide residents.

Around Ward 3


Christmas in July Event
On July 12th participated in the City of North Royalton Office on Aging & Human Services and Royalton Hills Lions Christmas in July Event that helps support the North Royalton Salvation Army Unit. Thank you to all those who made a donation to this great cause! We were able to raise $1,550. Click here to learn more.

Operation North Royalton Cares Program Kick-Off Event
On July 14th attended the Operation North Royalton Cares Program Kick-Off Event at The 3 Spot. Thank you to all those who came out and helped us get off to a great start with school supply donations for this years program!


Pirates win the Championship!
Special Congrats to the Ward 3 Councilman Dan Langshaw Pirates in being the 2014 Boys 9/10 Year Old North Royalton In-House Baseball League Champions! They ended the season with an impressive 15-0-3 record!

Ward 3 Resident Pedaling for a Cause
North Royalton Ward 3 Resident George Sadallah and his Team Wolfpack are participating in the upcoming Pedal to the Point event in support of the National MS Society. If you like to support the cause, click here. Good luck to Team Wolfpack!!

Overnight Parking On City Streets FYI
During the summer months there are occasions where residents may need to park their vehicles on the street overnight. As a reminder, North Royalton Codified Ordinance 452.14 prohibits parking on any street in the city between the hours of 2:00 am and 6:00 am. Residents that violate this ordinance may be subject to a parking citation. Residents seeking a temporary exemption must submit a request to the Director of Public Safety. Residents are still required to adhere to the parking ordinances within the City but may be granted an exemption for overnight parking at the discretion of the Safety Director. Requests can be submitted to the Safety Director utilizing the following contact information:

Mr. Bruce Campbell
Department of Public Safety
Office: 440-237-5759
Email: bcampbell@northroyalton.org

Building Code Violations for Weeds & Grass
As your Councilman I get weekly reports from the Building Department on various violations by Ward 3 property owners; that city building inspectors have found during their inspections. A common violation I see this time of the year is of non-compliance with Section 660.14(a) (b) (c) (d) of the Codified Ordinances of North Royalton titled “Weeds and Grass”. A majority of these are properties that appear to be either vacant or in foreclosure, in which the grass has not been cut or the weeds have become overgrown. If you know of any properties like this in our ward, please let me know by e-mailing me at ward3@northroyalton.org with the address. Combating blight is a priority of mine. In addition to reporting; I also attend many city Board of Zoning Appeals and Planning Commission meetings and give testimony when necessary on key issues of concern within our ward.

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


Upcoming Events

City Council in Summer Recess for Month of August

North Royalton Animal Hospital & Paws At Play Resort and Day Care 9th Annual Pet Carnival
Sunday, August 3rd
1-4 pm
North Royalton City Green
Free admission. Music, balloons, kids games and activities, doggie ice cream social, local animal vendors, kiddie jumper, police K-9 demonstration, petting zoo, and much, much more.

Operation North Royalton Cares Program
The 2014 Operation North Royalton Cares Program will run from July 14th-August 4th. The program benefits families of students in need of basic school supplies in the North Royalton school community. Supported by the North Royalton City School Community, North Royalton YMCA in coordination with the City of North Royalton Office on Aging and Human Services. Click here for the donation wish list. 

Cash donations accepted. Checks can be made out to the Charitable Fund of North Royalton Kiwanis in the memo portion of the check please put down School Supplies. If you are making a gift card or monetary donation, please drop them off only at the Office on Aging & Human Services. All other donation items can be dropped off at the following locations throughout the city:

Office on Aging & Human Services
13500 Ridge Rd.

North Royalton Family YMCA
11409 State Rd.

Royalton Recorder Office
13737 State Rd.

North Royalton Library
5071 Wallings Rd

North Royalton Branch of First National Bank
13901 Ridge Rd.

For more information, contact Judy or Debbie at the Office on Aging at 440-582-6333 or Councilman Dan Langshaw at 440-785-4240.

North Royalton Community Festival
August 22nd-24th at the City Green

North Royalton Community Festival Parade
North Royalton Community Festival Parade is on August 24th Steps off at 3:00pm from St. Albert the Great and proceeds down Ridge Rd. to the North Royalton High School.

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: August 30, 2014
Time: 10:00-11:00am
Where: Mugshotz Coffee & Smoothies
6556 Royalton Rd.
North Royalton, OH 44133

North Royalton Community Meal
The North Royalton Community Meal is sponsored by the churches of North Royalton and held the last Sunday of each month from 3-5 pm at St. Albert the Great Church. The Community Meal provides an opportunity for building fellowship within the North Royalton community, and also a delicious hot meal for all those who attend. All are welcome. The next Community Meal will be held on August 31st at the St. Albert The Great Parish Hall 6667 Wallings Rd.

City Calendar for August



Dan Langshaw
Ward 3 Councilman
North Royalton City Council
13834 Ridge Rd.
North Royalton, OH 44133
Phone: 440-785-4240
Fax: 440-237-5024