Ward 3 E-Newsletter: February 2015

Greetings Ward 3 Resident,

The year is off to a good start here in city government with much to report below. Before I get into more details I just wanted to share with you the following announcements:

Committed to Serving Ward 3 for Another Term
On January 5th I pulled my petitions from the Board of Elections to seek a second elected term on the North Royalton City Council. Read More. I am committed to continuing to serve the over 5,500 residents that call Ward 3 home. I want to keep the positive momentum taking place here in North Royalton through my experience, dedication and proven record of service to my residents. Over the next several months I will be going door to door throughout our entire ward to meet with residents. I look forward to hearing what concerns or suggestions residents may have regarding our ward and city’s future to come. See you soon!

Support Team Willey
On March 7, 2015 I will be participating again for Team Willey for the American Lung Association’s Fight for Air Climb at the Terminal Tower in downtown Cleveland in honor of my friend and late North Royalton Ward 3 Councilman Don Willey. If you are interested in supporting our team whether it be making a donation or even joining us on the climb Click Here. Also you can Click Here if you like to learn more about the members of Team Willey too. Thank you!

Have a great Superbowl Weekend!

Dan Langshaw
Ward 3 Councilman
North Royalton City Council

Council Update

Highlights from Council Meetings
Some highlights from the City Council Meetings for January. Council passed Ordinance 15-10, an ordinance authorizing the expenditure of funds for playground design, equipment, and installation at Memorial Park in the City of North Royalton through the Ohio Department of Administrative Services, Ohio Cooperative Purchasing Program for an amount not to exceed $147,635.00. Read More. Council also approved Ordinance 15-11 which makes it more easier for residents to understand the city’s laws in regards to fences.

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

 City Update

Cedar Estates Storm Water Project Update

Phase 1 is under way to replace and upsize portions of the undersized main storm sewer system in the northern portion of the Cedar Estates development. Read More.

Fight Against Oil Drilling Update
Back in December the city received good news that the Ohio Oil and Gas Commission had ruled in our city’s favor regarding the mandatory pooling case involving Cutter Oil Company.The commission ruled that the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) should have considered the city’s serious concerns with past safety issues at Cutter wells in the city. However, last month ODNR announced intentions to appeal the commission’s ruling. The case will head to the Common Pleas Court of Franklin County to be decided. I will keep you posted on this issue. Read More.

Regional Deer Control Update
Last year Council unanimously passed Resolution 14-116, a resolution requesting the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) to exercise its authority to control deer population in Cuyahoga County. Specifically the Ohio Revised Code 1531.02 states that the “ownership of, and the title to, all wild animals in this state, including deer, is in the state”. Since then Mayor Stefanik has been urging fellow mayors in Northeast Ohio, through the Cuyahoga County Mayors and Managers Association, to work together get the state to address this issue. Read More.

Crack Sealing
At the start of the new year the city received good news that it was awarded $48,029 from the county to put toward crack sealing county streets this year for 2015.Roads that will be crack sealed include ]both Wallings and Royalwood roads from Ridge Road to the eastern border; Akins Road between Edgerton and Bennett roads and from Route 82 to the eastern line; Cady Road between Ridge and State roads; Boston Road between West 130th Street and Ridge; the northbound lane of West 130th between Boston and Sprague roads; Sprague’s eastbound lane between West 130th and York; both Abbey and York roads between Route 82 and Sprague; Albion Road between West 130th and Ridge; and Wallings between York and Ridge. A number of these roads are located here in Ward 3 and by crack sealing them it will help improve the roads both in our ward and throughout the city too. Read More.

City Website Upgrade
Recently the city’s website got some much needed upgrades and a nice new look. The city’s website address is still www.northroyalton.org. Read More.

New Police Officers
The Police Department has hired two new additional patrol officers. These two officers were hired in anticipation of upcoming retirements the department is planning for. Both officers are a great addition to the department! Read More.

 Around Ward 3

County Executive Inauguration
On January 4th attended the new Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish’s Inauguration. It was good to hear what his goals are for the next four years and it is my hope that the county will do more to help local governments like ours. Read More.

Informational Bond Counsel Meeting
On January 19th attended an informational meeting with the city’s Bond Counsel.

Planning Commission Public Hearing & Meeting
On January 21st attended the city Planning Commission Public Hearing & Meeting. During the Public Hearing I shared my concerns and those of Ward 3 residents with the Commission regarding York and Wallings LLC also known as Mulch World’s request for a similar use determination to operate a trucking facility for storage and operation of semi-trailers at its location. The Planning Commission unanimously voted against the request by the business. Read More.

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 February 3rd at 6pm at City Hall.

City Council Meeting February 3rd at 7:30pm at City Hall.

City Council Finance, Safety, and Building & Building Codes Committee Meetings February 17th at 6pm at City Hall

City Council Meeting February 17th 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: February 28, 2015
Time: 10:00-11:00am
Where: Subway
5660 Wallings Rd.
North Royalton, OH 44133

City Calendar for February


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