Ward 3 E-Newsletter: January 2015

Greetings Ward 3 Resident,

I hope everyone had a great Christmas and Happy New Year too! As we start 2015, it looks to be another busy year in city government with much to report in this month’s newsletter.

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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 for more information. Thank you!

Happy New Year!

Dan Langshaw
Ward 3 Councilman
North Royalton City Council

Council Update

Highlights from Council Meetings
Some highlights from the City Council Meetings for December. Council passed Ordinance 14-127 the 2015 City Budget. Read More. Council also passed Ordinance 14-139 an ordinance accepting various proposals to provide medical, dental, vision, and life insurance coverage for all eligible employees of the city. Because of the hard work of the administration and city employees the city will save about $142,000 in health care costs for 2015. Read More. Council passed Ordinance 14-143 an ordinance authorizing the Mayor to approve an amendment to the lease agreement with Wideopenwest Ohio, LLC, Item 3 Base Rent, to provide free internet service at 8 city locations. This will allow for more Wifi access for residents at public places throughout the city.

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

City Update

Sprague Rd Project Update
Phase 1 of the Sprague Rd project is finally complete. Phase 1 encompasses Sprague between State and Hortz roads (North Royalton portion). Phase 2 will pick up in early spring where the first left off at Hortz Road and continue on to Broadview Road in Parma and Broadview Heights. Read More.

Metroparks Aukerman Park Project
Construction of Aukerman Park started early December. Crews worked on installing the park’s entrance off of York Road and its parking lot. Once that’s all complete, work on the project will stop for the winter and start back up again in the spring. The goal is to have the park open by July of this year. Read More.

Memorial Park Project Update
Now that the city hall project is complete, the city is focusing on completing the Memorial Park playground project and park improvements. All of which will hopefully be completed sometime by spring of this year. Read More.

Route 82 Widening
The Route 82 Widening Project, between York Road and West 130th Street, is still moving along with a 2016 start date. Acquisitions for the project are anticipated to start early this year. I will keep you posted. Read More.

Fight Against Oil Drilling Update
On December 15th the city received good news that the Ohio Oil and Gas Commission has reversed the mandatory pooling order regarding Cutter Oil Company’s attempt to force close to two acres of city streets into the proposed Callas drilling unit in the Planets subdivision siding with the city. The commission shared the city’s concerns about primarily past safety incidences that Cutter Oil has had with wells within the city. Such as the oil spill on Mercury Drive, the rod that ejected from the Valley Vista Elementary School well, and the evacuation that was necessitated after a pressure release at another well in 2012. All of which should have all been taken into consideration and were not by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Oil and Gas Division’s chief. Read More.

Around Ward 3

New City Hall Open House
On December 13th attended the New City Hall Open House. It was great to see a number of Ward 3 Residents in attendance. Read More.

Woodbury & West Hampton HOA Meeting
On December 15th, attended the Woodbury & West Hampton Homeowners’ Association Meeting. Congrats to all the new Trustees for the HOA that were elected!

Christmas Food Bank Distribution
On December 20th, helped with the Christmas distribution for the North Royalton Food Bank. It was also a great way to start my birthday off too! Thank you to all those who donated food or gifts to families in need here in our own community! Read More.

 Upcoming Events

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

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

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

City Council Meeting January 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: January 31, 2015
Time: 10:00-11:00am
Where: Mugshotz Coffee & Smoothies
6556 Royalton Rd.
North Royalton, OH 44133

City Calendar for January