Greetings Ward 3 Resident,

It has been a cold and snowy winter thus far to start the year. It has also been a busy one for me as your councilman and our city too.

On January 9th I announced the official launch of my New Resident Welcome Initiative. The purpose of the initiative is to connect Ward 3 residents new to the city of North Royalton with the services available within the community and to increase engagement with residents. I have reached out to some local realtors and homeowner’s associations in the area to assist me in identifying new residents. Through this initiative new Ward 3 residents will be receiving a visit from me and an informational packet about basic services available within the community. Click here to learn more about the initiative. Also if you know of any new ward 3 residents interested in getting a welcome packet they can request one by calling me at 440-785-4240 or emailing me at ward3@northroyalton.org.

I have gotten a few calls from residents concerned about the plowing of their streets. Just as a reminder our snow plow crews first priority is clearing the main roads then they will focus their efforts on the secondary roads. Please be patient with our crews as they have many roads to clear throughout our city. Also record breaking subzero temperatures and heavy amounts of snow make their job more difficult.

Stay Warm!

Dan Langshaw
Ward 3 Councilman
North Royalton City Council


Some highlights from the City Council Meetings for January. Council passed Ordinance 14-08 establishing short-listed design-build firms and authorization request for proposals. Click here to learn more. Council also approved Ordinance 14-10 authorizing the Mayor and/or the Director of Community Development to request financial assistance under the recreational trails program (RTP) and/or the Clean Ohio Trails Fund (COTF). Click here to learn more.

Combined Dispatch Center
At the Safety Committee this month the committee took comments from the public regarding Ordinance 14-14 an ordinance authorizing the Mayor to enter into an agreement with the city of Strongsville for public safety dispatch services. Ordinance 14-14 has been placed on second reading for further discussion on the proposed agreement. 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


Parma Hospital Update
Effective as of January 1st Parma Hospital has officially became part of the University Hospitals health system. As part of the partnership, Parma Hospital will now be known as University Hospitals Parma Medical Center (UH Parma). Click here to learn more.

City Sidewalk Study
The city has been recently granted assistance from the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency to conduct a comprehensive sidewalk study. The study is known as the Transportation for a Livable Communities Initiative it is expected to be conducted sometime this year and will be done by NOACA. The study will review where sidewalks, bike lanes or all-purpose trails would be most suitable and utilized by residents through analyzing city demographics and other data. Click here to learn more.

Clark Station Update
The Cuyahoga County Land Bank on December 27th demolished the old abandoned Clark gas station on the corner of State and Royalton Rd. Click here to learn more.


Heroin in the Suburbs Town Hall
On January 29th I attended the “Heroin in the Suburbs” town hall forum hosted by Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Astrab at the Strongsville Cuyahoga County Public Library Branch. The panelists were a diverse group from law enforcement, drug counselors, a recovering addict, and a mother of a recovering addict. It was a very informative meeting. This issue even impacts us here in North Royalton. Back in December of 2013 we had 2 resident heroin overdose deaths, bringing total deaths to about 5. Click here to learn more.

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Statehouse Visit

On January 17th I traveled to Columbus and met with State Senator Tom Patton’s Legislative Aide at the Statehouse and shared Ward 3 residents concerns about urbanized drilling. Thank to all the residents who have sent me letters and emails about this issue. I shared them with the Senator’s aide. We need Columbus to change the laws dealing with this issue. Click here for an update on the city mandatory pooling fight issue.

Snow Parking Ban Reminder
You may be wondering what a snow parking ban is. 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.

North Royalton Community Monthly Meal for the Hungry program
Beginning in April and continuing the last Sunday of every month, participating churches in our city will launch what is known as the North Royalton Community Monthly Meal for the Hungry program. This program will help North Royalton residents in need. The first meal is scheduled for 4-5 pm on April 27th in the lower church hall at St. Albert the Great Parish, 6667 Wallings Road. Special thanks to St. Albert the Great Church for spearheading this program. Also thank you to Ward 3’s own St. Matthew the Evangelist Antiochian Orthodox Church for being a participating church for this program too. Click here to learn more.

Support Deployed North Royalton Service Members with a Taste of Home

A group of girls from Girl Scout Troop #71571 who are from Ward 3 have teamed up with North Royalton Veteran Liaison Wally Ohler to sell Girl Scout cookies for North Royalton residents serving in the US Military. Every box of cookies sold will be sent to service members while they are on deployment. Specifically they are trying to sell enough cookies to send to a naval carrier. Cookies are on sale from now till February 17th. Cookies cost $4 a box. If you are interested in participating you can pay by cash or write a check out to Girl Scout Troop #71571 and mail it to 11328 Glen Abbey Drive, North Royalton, OH 44133. If you have any questions you can contact Girl Scout Cadette Leader Karen Kolosionek at 440-877-9188or karenmkolosionek@aol.com. Click here to learn more about the girls efforts.

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


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: February 22, 2014
Time: 10:00-11:00am
Where: Mugshotz Coffee & Smoothies
6556 Royalton Rd.
North Royalton, OH 44133

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.