Ward 3 E-Newsletter: December 2014

Greetings Ward 3 Resident,

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving with their family and friends! As we approach the end of 2014, things remain relatively busy in City Government with the new City Hall officially opened for operation, Council reviewing the 2015 City Budget, and much more to update you on.

Have a great week!

Dan Langshaw
Ward 3 Councilman
North Royalton City Council


Council Update

Highlights from Council Meetings
Some highlights from the City Council Meetings for November. Council passed Ordinance 14-126 a ordinance that will help provide some financial assistance to residents experiencing issues with a registered contractor’s work. Click here to learn more.  Council passed three pieces of legislation to help prepare for the city budget for 2015. Ordinance 14-133, an ordinance establishing a service capital fund. This would be for the Service Department to set aside funds for future purchases of snowplow trucks and other equipment to be part of the city budget. Ordinance 14-134 , an ordinance detailing the distribution of franchise fees received from the city of North Royalton’s various cable franchise agreements. This change allows for $60,000 of these fees to go to the newly created service capital fund. Finally, Ordinance 14-135 would divert up to $200,000 in emergency medical services fees to the Fire Pension Fund for firefighters. By taking money out of future fire department capital for one year, leaving over $1 million in the fund, to ensure that the city can pay salaries and pensions for the extra pay period in 2015. Click here to learn more.

2015 City Budget
The City Council Finance Committee met on November 10th to start review the 2015 City Budget. Click here to learn more. Once again on November 18th City Council Finance Committee met to discuss the 2015 City Budget. After reviewing and debating some remaining issues Council placed the 2015 Budget on 3rd Reading for adoption tentatively for the Regular Council Meeting scheduled for December 2nd. Overall the budget is very fiscally conservative and similar to that of this years current budget. Click here to learn more about the details of the 2015 City Budget.

If you like to learn more about what is going on in City Council check out the minutes online by clicking here.

City Update

2014 City Master Plan & Zoning Map Updates Approved 
On November 4th residents approved the 2014 City Master Plan & Zoning Map updates. These updates will help continue the positive progress being made here in North Royalton. Click here to learn more. 

City Hall Project Complete
On November 10th the newly completed North Royalton City Hall located at 14600 State Rd officially opened for operation, starting an exciting new Chapter in City History.
Click here to learn more about it. 

Resident Feedback Needed for Online Sidewalk Survey
On November 6th, representatives from Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA) gave a presentation at North Royalton City Hall pertaining to the North Royalton Alternative Transportation Plan. At the end of the presentation, they distributed a survey and asked that residents complete the survey and return to NOACA. The results of the survey will assist in determining priority improvements in the city, including sidewalks. If you were unable to attend the meeting and would like to participate in the survey study, please Click Here to complete the survey. Please also share with your friends, neighbors throughout our ward, and the whole city to participate too by giving them the link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NRTransSurvey

Donations to the City Food Bank
As a result of Federal Government cuts to programs that assist those in need that have occurred over the last year or so, the city Office on Aging and Human Services has experienced an increase in the number of applicants applying for emergency food. The city Office on Aging and Human Services is asking for your help during this holiday season so that we can provide at least enough food for a holiday meal. Any support you can provide whether it be gift cards to local grocery stores, canned food items, or even monetary donations would be a great help. Check donations can be made out to the North Royalton-Kiwanis Food Bank Trust.  All donations of any kind can be dropped off at the Office on Aging and Human Services, 13500 Ridge Rd., North Royalton, Ohio 44133. For more information please contact Judy Willey at 440-582-6333.

Around Ward 3

Health, Wellness & Community Expo
On November 1st attended the 13th Annual North Royalton Health, Wellness & Community Expo. I also join some of my fellow City Councilman in helping serve breakfast for the Mayor’s free Pancake & Sausage Breakfast during the event. Click here to learn more.

North Royalton Alternative Transportation Study Community Meeting

On November 6th I attended the community meeting for the Alternative Transportation Study representatives from Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA) gave a presentation at North Royalton City Hall pertaining to the North Royalton Alternative Transportation Plan. I also provided representatives with feedback I have received about sidewalks over the course of the year from Ward 3 residents. Click here to learn more.

Thank you!
On November 21st I helped out at our city’s Food Bank with the Thanksgiving Food Box distribution. I just want to thank all of you who made generous donations to help ensure those in need here in our community experienced a good Thanksgiving.

Snow Parking Ban Reminder
Since we are approaching the start of winter. Here is a reminder about snow parking bans and where to find out if one is in effect. A snow parking ban pertains to all city streets is not cancelled until a North Royalton Police Department supervisor deems all roads safe and clear, which typically occurs after snow plow operations have been completed. Violators of the snow parking ban are subject to parking citations and/or impoundment of their vehicles. If you like to find out if a snow parking ban is in place you can check out the NRPD Facebook page You can also see updates in the Facebook and Twitter feed portions of my website’s homepage at www.danlangshaw.com.

New City Hall FYI
Just a reminder the new address for City Hall is 14600 State Road. All phone numbers will remain the same for City Hall.

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 Meeting December 2nd at 7:30pm at City Hall 14600 State Rd.

New City Hall Open House December 13th from 12pm-3pm at City Hall 14600 State Rd.

City Council Meeting December 16th at 7:30pm at (New) City Hall 14600 State Rd.

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  27, 2014
Time: 10:00-11:00am
Where: Mugshotz Coffee & Smoothies
6556 Royalton Rd.
North Royalton, OH 44133

City Calendar for December


Dan Langshaw
Ward 3 Councilman
North Royalton City Council
14600 State Rd.
North Royalton, OH 44133
Phone: 440-785-4240
E-mail: ward3@northroyalton.org