Greetings Ward 3 Resident,

It is hard to believe it is already May. Hopefully Mother Nature will give us a break finally with all this rain and bring on the warmer weather for us all to enjoy!

Primary Election Reminder
This Tuesday, May 6th is the Primary Election which has a number of candidates running for county, state, and federal offices on the ballot. There are also a number of issues on the ballot as well to consider. Polls are open from 6:30am-7:30pm. Don’t forget to vote.

New Polling Locations

Please note there have been changes to polling locations here in our city made by the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections. These new polling locations take effect Tuesday May 6th for the Primary Election. Click here to learn more. Also see below list.

Ward 3 Polling Locations

North Royalton United Methodist Church
13601 Ridge Rd
Precincts 3A and 3C

Southpoint Community Church
13390-G York Rd
Precinct 3D

St. Matthew Orthodox Church
10383 Albion Rd
Precinct 3B

Have a great week!

Dan Langshaw
Ward 3 Councilman
North Royalton City Council

Council Update

Some highlights from the City Council Meetings for April. Council passed Ordinance 14-59 an ordinance authorizing the Mayor to enter into a cooperative agreement with the cities of Parma and Broadview Heights for the Sprague Road Resurfacing Project. Click here to learn more about the project. Council also gave the final approval for the city hall project by approving Ordinance 14-60 approving the Krill Co., Inc’s GMP proposal and authorizing the execution of the owner-design-builder agreement. I am very happy with how fiscally conservative the overall price tag is and we are getting our bang for our buck. Construction is slated to start in June and to finished up by sometime in mid to late October. Click here to learn more.

Streets Committee
In Streets Committee the 2014 Roads Program was released. The city will spend about $900,000 for this year’s program. As a result of fiscally conservative budgeting by both the Mayor and Council the city will be able to address much more road and infrastructure needs this year. Click here to learn more.

Building and Building Codes Committee

Besides discussing the city hall project, there was much discussion about regulating charity donation drop boxes in the city in order to make sure they are properly maintained. Representatives from Planet Aid gave a presentation to council and offered helpful suggestions if we want to move forward with some kind of regulation. 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

Annual Fire Hydrant Flushing
The North Royalton Fire Department will be starting their annual fire hydrant flushing soon. Crews will start with Ward 1 and work their way up through Ward 6. Before an area is tested, residents will be notified through the city’s reverse 911 phone system. If you have not signed up for the city’s Reverse 911 you sign up on the city’s website a www.northroyalton.org Click here to learn more.

Redistricting Review of City’s 6 Wards
All of the city’s six wards are currently undergoing review to determine if redistricting will be necessary. Per our city charter, we must review the ward boundaries every four years to keep the ward populations as even as possible. The Cuyahoga County Planning Commission has been reviewing all the recent data and council will be meeting in the coming weeks to discuss any recommendations they have. 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.

Around Ward 3


A Slice of Ward 3 Event
On April 3rd I hosted A Slice of Ward 3 Event at Shadow Creek Party Room. The purpose of the event was to give residents an opportunity to meet me your City Councilman and fellow neighbors too. Residents were able sample FREE food provided by sponsors: Vinci’s Pizzeria, Firehouse Sports Bar & Grille, and North Royalton Papa John’s Pizza. Attendees also enjoyed musical entertainment provided by Ward 3’s own Island Jeff. It was great evening! Thank you to all those who attended and helped make this event a success! Click here to learn more.

North Royalton Food Bank Spring Food Box Distribution

On April 12th I helped volunteer at the North Royalton Food Bank’s Spring Food Box Distribution. Special thanks to all those who made donations to the food bank to help our

Partnership for a Healthy North Royalton Internet Safety presentation
On April 16th I attended the Partnership for a Healthy North Royalton’s Internet Safety presentation. Very great presentation and very use safety information was provided. Click here to learn more. Also if you like to learn more about the Partnership for a Health North Royalton checkout their website at www.partnershipnr.com

North Royalton Community Meal
On April 27th I attended the North Royalton Community Meal held at St. Albert the Great Church. This monthly meal hosted the last Sunday of every month is open to all residents and is meant to build a sense of community spirit and most importantly also to feed those in our community in need too. This monthly community meal is sponsored by the following community churches in our area: St. Albert, Royal Redeemer Lutheran Church, Abundant Life Community Church, North Royalton United Methodist Church, St. Matthew the Evangelist Antiochian Orthodox Church, St. Paul Greek Orthodox and SRC Church of the Nazarene. Click here to learn more.

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

Homestead Discount Program
The City of Cleveland offers a water discount program to those age 65 and over who qualify. The income level for 2014 is $31,500 and includes the applicant and their spouse’s proof of income (adjusted gross income). Old Age and Survivors Benefits, Social Security, Railroad retirement, pension and annuity and all interest and dividends from whatever source must be included in total income. The property must be owner occupied. You may also qualify if you are under age 65 and are permanently and totally disabled at the time of application. You will need a physician’s statement certifying that the applicant has a physical or mental disability. Once you are notified by the City of Cleveland that you have qualified for the discount, they will notify the City of North Royalton and our city will apply a 36% sewer discount to your sewer bill. Applications and renewal forms must be submitted to the Cleveland Division of Water and are available at the Office on Aging, the Finance Department and online at www.clevelandwater.com

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 Meetings and Events

May 6th Primary Election

Polls open from 6:30am-7:30pm
Click here for more information

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

City Council Meeting May 6th at 7:30pm at City Hall.

North Royalton Fire Department Safety Fair & Open House
May 10th from 10am-2pm at Fire Station #1. Click here to learn more

City Council Finance, Safety, and Building & Building Codes Committee Meetings May 20th at 6pm at City Hall

City Council Meeting May 20th 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: May 31, 2014
Time: 10:00-11:00am
Where: Mugshotz Coffee & Smoothies
6556 Royalton Rd.
North Royalton, OH 44133

Garden Fest
The North Royalton Garden Club will be hosting a Garden Fest & Plant Sale on Saturday, May 31st from 9 am until 3 pm on the North Royalton City Green (corner of Ridge Road and Royalton Road).

American Cancer Society Relay for Life of North Royalton
Saturday, May 31st – Sunday, June 1st
North Royalton Family YMCA
11409 State Road
12 pm – 6 am
If you are interested in putting a team together, or being part of an existing team, please call Joelle Kluck at 888-227-6446 ext 1209 or via email at joelle.kluck@cancer.org.

City Calendar for May

My Contact Info
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.