Ward 3 E-Newsletter: October 2014

Greetings Ward 3 Resident,

Fall is officially here. Which means Friday Night High School Football, hay rides, leaves changing colors, Halloween, and so much more fall fun. Although it is a whole new season, things remain relatively busy in city government with much to report below.

Have a great week!

Dan Langshaw
Ward 3 Councilman
North Royalton City Council

Council Update

Some highlights from the City Council Meetings for September. Council passed Ordinances 14-105 and Ordinance 14-107 confirming the Mayor’s appointments for the city Planning Commission and Fair Housing Review Board. Council also approved Ordinance 14-112 an ordinance authorizing the Mayor to enter into an amendment to the agreement for public safety dispatch services between the city of Strongsville, Ohio and the City of North Royalton, Ohio to amend the provision relating to payment for dispatch services. This change will bring about an additional 5% savings to our city and with additional cities looking to join the Strongsville dispatch center will bring even more in the savings in the future too. Click here to learn more. Council approved Ordinance 14-113 an ordinance amending the codified ordinances of North Royalton, Part 6 General Offenses Code, Chapter 660 Safety, Sanitation and Health by creating a new Section 660.22 Electrical Safety. This ordinance will help keep our building electrical codes up to date. Click here to learn more. Council also approved Ordinance 14-114 a change order for the city hall project. Click here for more information. Also click here for an update on the improvements to Memorial Park that are also part of the city hall project. Council also approved at a special council meeting Ordinance 14-115 approving the bid for the Sprague Road resurfacing project. Click here to learn more.

Safety Committee
I am Chairman of the City Council’s Safety Committee. At our Safety Committee Meeting on September 16th the committee was given a very thorough presentation by the Police Department regarding the efforts by the department to prevent overweight commercial vehicles from damaging the city’s infrastructure and causing safety issues for motorists. Click here to learn more. The Mayor gave a brief update on his proposal to work with the Cuyahoga County Mayors and Managers Association and other area city councils to support a resolution calling for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and lawmakers in Columbus to address the regional issues with the deer population. 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

Update on Sprague Road Resurfacing Project
The City of North Royalton is in the process of awarding a contract to the lowest and best bidder (Tri Mor Corporation) to perform this work between State Road and Broadview Road. This project is a collaboration of Broadview Heights, North Royalton, Parma, Cuyahoga County Public Works Department and the Ohio Public Works Commission.  It involves removing the old asphalt wearing course from the roadway down to the concrete base under the roadway, installing a 1″+ thick layer of asphalt to create a crown for the roadway, and placement of a 7″ thick reinforced concrete roadway on top that will be widened up to 26′ wide in areas that can be widened.  There are some minor drainage improvements in Parma/Broadview Heights, as well as North Royalton, that will be performed.  The total cost of this project is $2,438,800. The project will begin at State Road and work easterly towards Broadview Road.  The contractor is scheduled to complete the portion of Sprague Road from State Road to the Corporation Line (just west of Perl Court) by December 13, 2014.  The remainder of the work will be performed starting next Spring and is scheduled to be completed by July 31, 2015.  Traffic will be maintained as one-way traffic from State Road to Hoertz Road in an easterly direction.  Detour routes are being reviewed and will be approved next week.  This area will be open to local traffic only, meaning it will be open to residents that live on the portion between State Road and Perl Court.  Please plan alternate routes to travel during construction.  Construction will start as early as Monday, September 29, 2014 with cones, barrels, signs, materials and equipment being delivered during next week.  Starting the week of October 6, 2014 the main roadway work will commence, with the contractor planning to work 5 – 10 hour days a week. As always, the City of North Royalton appreciates your patience during this vital roadway improvement project.

Cedar Estates Project Update 
The Cedar Estates Stormwater project is one of the last remaining items recommended in 2007 by the Citizens Oversight Committee. In late July City Council approved the contractor for this project and is underway. Click here to learn more.


Around Ward 3

Business Growth along York Rd 
For the last year or so I have been going to various city Board of Zoning Appeals or Planning Commission meetings to help support various improvements throughout our ward especially along York Rd and in the Industrial Park Way. Also I have been working on having addressed issues of blight in these areas too. It is exciting to see now businesses in this part of the city growing and bring new life to our city. Click here to learn more about some of these businesses.

Beware of Possible Scam
It has been brought to our attention that a company has been going throughout the city taping flyers on mailboxes offering residents the opportunity to have their address painted on the curb.  They ask to have the resident leave payment taped to their front door and the work will be done.  It has been reported in other municipalities that often the money is taken and no work is completed.  This company is not a registered contractor and their efforts are not sanctioned or sponsored by the City of North Royalton.  If you see them actually performing work in the city we ask that you notify the Police Department at 440-237-8686. The North Royalton Fire Department offers a much better alternative.  They offer a reflective metal address sign that can be attached to your mailbox that can be seen by Emergency Responders year round in any weather.  The cost for the sign is just $15.00 to cover the cost of materials.  The Fire Fighters will even install the sign for residents if they are unable to do so themselves.  Residents can simply complete the request form online by clicking on the Fire Department link at www.northroyalton.org, or they can fill out the form at the main Fire Station by City Hall.

New City Hall Tour
On September 13th I had an opportunity along with other members of City Council to get a little tour of the inside of the new City Hall. Things are really coming along with the project. It was neat to even stand where the new City Council Chambers will be. Click here to learn more.

Troop 526 Pancake Breakfast 
On September 14th attended the Annual Pancake Breakfast for Boy Scout Troop 526. The pancakes were awesome and it was great to be a sponsor for the event! Most importantly I want to give a special thank you to all the Boy Scouts in our city for all the great service projects and work that they do to help our community!

Police Reserve Raffle 
On September 20th attended the North Royalton Police Reserve’s Fall Fun Charity Raffle. It was great event. I just like to thank both our Reserve Police Officers and all those in the North Royalton Police Department who serve our community and help keep us all safe!

Harvest Fest 
On September 21st attended the North Royalton Harvest Fest. It was a fun event and a great way to officially celebrate the start of Fall. Thanks to all the service organizations and groups who helped put it together!

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 Streets, Storm Water, and Utilities Committee Meetings on October 7th at 6pm at City Hall.

City Council Meeting October 7th at 7:30pm at City Hall.

City Council Finance, Safety, and Building & Building Codes Committee Meetings October 21st at 6pm at City Hall

City Council Meeting October 21st at 7:30pm at City Hall.

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: October 25, 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. This month it will be held at St. Paul Greek Orthodox 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 October 26th at St. Paul Greek Orthodox Church 4548 Wallings Rd.

Halloween Trick or Treat Night will be held on Friday, October 31st from 6-8 pm in the City of North Royalton.

November 4th General Election 
Polls open from 6:30am-7:30pm
Click here for more information.
Also click here for an update on early voting changes.

City Calendar for October



Dan Langshaw
Ward 3 Councilman
North Royalton City Council
13834 Ridge Rd.
North Royalton, OH 44133
Phone: 440-785-4240
Fax: 440-237-5024
E-mail: ward3@northroyalton.org