Greetings Ward 3 Resident,

Spring is officially here and we are a few days away from opening day for the Cleveland Indians to play baseball at Progressive Field. There is much to report about the city and ward as we start spring.


2014 Northeast Ohio Movers & Shakers Award
On March 21st I was among twenty-five of the regions top up-and-coming leaders under the age of thirty-five to be awarded the 2014 Northeast Ohio Movers & Shakers Award during at a special ceremony by the Cleveland Professional 20/30 Club. The Cleveland Professional 20/30 Club’s mission is to attract, retain and engage young professionals in Northeast Ohio. Since 2005, the Movers & Shakers Award has highlighted individuals who give selflessly to their community, are involved in nonprofits as volunteers or board members or are up-and-coming leaders in the community or business they are associated with. I am honored to receive such a special regional award for the positive work that I do in our community and to be a part of such an impressive group of young leaders. Click here to see a list of some of the other honorees.

A Slice of Ward 3 Event

Just a reminder this Thursday, April 3rd I am hosting A Slice of Ward 3 Event from 5:30pm-7:30pm at the Shadow Creek Party Room located at 11560 Somerset Dr., North Royalton, OH 44133. The purpose of the event is to give residents an opportunity to meet me your City Councilman and fellow neighbors too. Residents will be able to sample FREE food provided by sponsors such as: Vinci’s Pizzeria, Firehouse Sports Bar & Grille, and North Royalton Papa John’s Pizza. Attendees will also enjoy musical entertainment provided by Ward 3’s own Island Jeff. I am especially trying to reach out to residents who live in apartments or condominiums. This slice of Ward 3 residents are often the hardest to engage due to building limitations or property management policies. Hope to see you there.

Have a great week!

Dan Langshaw
Ward 3 Councilman
North Royalton City Council


Some highlights from the City Council Meetings for March. Council passed Ordinance 14-29 Confirming the Mayor’s appointment of Jason Swim to the position of Recreation Director for the City of North Royalton. Council also approved Ordinance 14-42 that creates position of summer help for the Fire Department. These summer helpers will be painting the fire hydrants throughout the city starting with main roads. Also Council approved Ordinance 14-45 which streamlines and makes more efficient the calculations of fees for non-residential permit fees for the Building Department. Council also approved Ordinance 14-46 to get the county’s assistance with the resurfacing of Bennett Road from Edgerton Road to just south of Bridgewater Drive.

Finance Committee

The city received some great news pertaining to its bond rating. Moody’s Investor Services reaffirmed the North Royalton’s Aa2 bond rating. But more exciting it removed the negative outlook that had been attached to the city’s ranking. This a great accomplishment due to the hard work of Council and the Administration to remain fiscally conservative. Click here to learn more.

Streets Committee
In the Streets Committee there was discussion about various roads that should be repaired. The City is going to wait till April to announce what roads will be part of the 2014 Road Program. Click here to learn more. The city also got some great news that the county has agreed to fund 80% of the Bennett Road resurfacing project from Edgerton Road to Bridgewater Drive for 2015. 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


Oil Drilling Appeal Continues
On March 12th City Officials were successful in Columbus to get a delay in the state’s order to allow Cutter Oil to mandatory pool city land and two other resident’s properties by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Oil & Gas Commission. Our city will have an opportunity to present its’ entire appeal case regarding the safety, environmental, and legal concerns at a hearing scheduled for April 10th. Click here to learn more.

State of the City Address
On March 19th Mayor Stefanik gave his State of the City address at Carrie Cerino’s Restaurant. Click here to read more about it.

Public Safety Dispatch Consolidation Update
On the morning of Saturday March 22nd the City of North Royalton’s Public Safety Dispatch consolidated within the City of Strongsville. Residents can continue to utilize the emergency number 440-237-8686 and it will be answered in Strongsville. For non-life threatening emergencies for the Fire Department residents can continue to use the 440-237-7989. In any real potential life threatening emergency residents should always utilize 911. There will be no disruption in service or in response from our Safety Forces. One change residents may notice is that if they call 911 for a medical emergency, depending on the situation, they may be given medical directions by the dispatchers who are all certified in Emergency Medical Dispatch Procedures. In order to maintain a high level of service to our residents the North Royalton Police Department will continue to staff personnel on duty 24/7 so that when residents enter the lobby of the Police Department there will be someone there to greet them. The new non-emergency phone number to call the Police Department for routine business such as records request, police reports and complaints is 440-582-6216. The cities of North Royalton and Strongsville are the first combined Police and Fire Dispatch Center successfully operating in the southwest region of Cuyahoga County. Click here to learn more.

School Bond Issue
The North Royalton Board of Education has placed a 2.56 mill bond issue on the May 6, 2014 ballot (Issue 3). The North Royalton City School District’s bond issue addresses a multitude of facility, safety, and educational issues that need to be addressed at all buildings, along with the renovation of the elementary buildings for the return of kindergarten and preschool back to their home schools. Click here to learn more information about this issue.


Team Willey Pic B

Fight for Air Climb
On March 1st I participated in the American Lung Association’s Fight for Air Climb at the Terminal Tower in downtown Cleveland. I did this in honor of my friend and predecessor the late North Royalton Ward 3 Councilman Don Willey and a cure for lung diseases. It was great to be a member of Team Willey which included (Don’s daughters) Lisa Willey & Denise Willey, and me. We climbed up 42 floors, 804 steps up the Terminal Tower to the Observation deck. Thank you to all those who donated, our team raised over $880 for the American Lung Association! Click here to learn more.

Strongsville Dispatch Tour
On March 11th I took a tour of the Strongsville Dispatch facility the new home for our Public Safety Dispatch along with our Safety Director, fellow North Royalton City Councilman, and officials from the City of Strongsville. I was very impressed with the level of technology and service this consolidated dispatch facility will provide residents for both cities of North Royalton and Strongsville.

Parking Safety Reminder
Just a reminder when parking on city streets; do not park your vehicle within 30 feet in front of a stop sign. You could get cited for being in violation of this particular parking ordinance. Also follow posted speed limits when passing parked vehicles in city streets.

Cleveland Water Clear Reads Program FYI
All North Royalton residents will be receiving a letter regarding Clear Reads, Cleveland Water’s new program to install automated meter reading (AMR) devices in homes throughout the service area. Cleveland Water’s Clear Reads Project delivers better customer service by providing accurate bills based on actual consumption, early leak detection and overall improved efficiency. This upgrade is mandatory, free of charge and generally takes less than one hour. The letter will instruct residents on where to call to schedule an appointment for installation and the time frame in which to do so. If you would like additional information please visit the Clear Reads website at www.clevelandwater.com/clearreads.

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


City Council Streets, Storm Water, Utilities, and Review & Oversight Committee Meetings on April 1st at 6pm at City Hall.

City Council Meeting April 1st at 7:30pm at City Hall.

A Slice of Ward 3 Event
Hosted by Ward 3 Councilman Dan Langshaw
When: April 3, 2014
Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm
Where: Shadow Creek Party Room
11560 Somerset Dr.
North Royalton, OH 44133
What: This event is open to ALL North Royalton Ward 3 residents; especially those who live in Apartments or Condominiums throughout the ward. Enjoy a fun evening filled with entertainment provided by Ward 3’s own Island Jeff, FREE food and an opportunity to meet Councilman Langshaw. Special Thanks to Sponsors: Firehouse Sports Bar & Grille, Vinci’s Pizzeria, and North Royalton Papa John’s Pizza. For more information please contact Ward 3 Councilman Dan Langshaw at ward3@northroyalton.org or at 440-785-4240.

Stuff the Bus
Stuff the Bus annual event sponsored by the North Royalton School bus drivers which helps the North Royalton Food Bank will be held at Giant Eagle in North Royalton on Friday, April 4th from 10am-2pm and Saturday April 5th from 10am-5pm pick up a yellow flyer listing the needed food items from the big yellow school bus parked out front. Use the list to shop and then bring your blue bag to the bus where school bus drivers will place the bag on the seats in the bus. When the bus is filled it will be taken to the Food Bank for sorting and boxing. Checks can be made payable to the North Royalton Food Bank Trust and sent or dropped off at the Office on Aging. Click here to view the food list.

North Royalton Food Bank Spring Food Box Distribution
The Spring Food Box distribution will be on Saturday, April 12 from 9am-11am. If you wish to apply for the program you will need to complete the application process by Friday, April 4th. For information on the documentation you need to bring to the office for the completion of the application and the income guidelines, please call the city Office on Aging & Human Services at 440-582-6333. You will need to receive a numbered ticket to participate in this program. Click here to learn more.

North Royalton Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt
Sunday, April 13th from 2-3 pm at Memorial Park Pavilion #2

City Council Finance, Safety, and Building & Building Codes Committee Meetings April 15th at 6pm at City Hall

City Council Meeting April 15th at 7:30pm at City Hall.

Partnership for a Healthy North Royalton Internet Safety presentation
(This is a free event)
April 16th
7:00 pm (complimentary pre-show pizza dinner at 6 pm)
North Royalton High School
Click here to learn more details.

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: April 26, 2014
Time: 10:00-11:00am
Where: Mugshotz Coffee & Smoothies
6556 Royalton Rd.
North Royalton, OH 44133

City Calendar for April

May 6th Primary Election
Polls open from 6:30am-7:30pm
Click here for more information


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.