Ward 3 E-Newsletter: June 2015

Greetings Ward 3 Resident,

Summer is almost officially here. As the temperatures rise so do the amount of projects and things to update you on regarding city government.
Have a great week!

Dan Langshaw
Ward 3 Councilman
North Royalton City Council

Council Update

Highlights from Council Meetings
Some highlights from the City Council Meetings for May. Council passed Ordinance 15-38 vacating the former Ethel Avenue in the city of North Royalton. Read More. Council also passed Ordinance 15-55 authorizing the Mayor to enter into a memorandum of understanding between Cuyahoga County and the City of North Royalton for the Cuyahoga County’s mass notification System “READYNOTIFY”. Read More.

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

City Update

House Bill 8
I join other elected officials in our city and across the state in voicing concern about House Bill 8. The bill was approved by the Ohio House of Representatives last month or so and is now before the Ohio Senate. This legislation excludes state parks but not local parks such as the Cleveland Metroparks from mandatory drilling, and would also substantially accelerate the pooling process, making it more difficult for opposing landowners to object. Read More. I have expressed concerns to our State Senator Tom Patton about this piece of legislation. If you are concerned as well, I urge you to contact Senator Patton’s office at 614-466-8056.

2015 Infrastructure Program/Bennett Rd Update
Council has begun discussion on the 2015 Infrastructure Program. I like to note that one of the roads being considered for repair is the portion of Abbey Rd between Albion Rd and Sprague Rd. I will give you an update when I have more information as Council continues discussion on this issue. Read More. Also the repaving of Bennett Road between Edgerton Rd. and Bridgewater Dr. will start in July and should wrap up by late October. Read More.

North Royalton Alternative Transportation Study Update
A community meeting was held on May 12th where preliminary recommendations were shared, which included primarily interconnecting streets in and around the town center. Results of the community survey are also in and pointing to an interest in sidewalks and bike paths for recreational purposes rather than transportation. The full study should be completed near the end of summer and then Council will begin the process of reviewing all the recommendations. Read More.

Senior Housing Plans

At the May 6th Planning Commission Meeting, Gross Builders unveil its site plans for Royalton Place, a $21 million investment for senior housing. Which was something the 2014 City Master Plan identified as a need in our city. Proposed is four buildings, each four story luxury apartments to be built in the newly created Senior Citizen District at the northeast corner of York and state Route 82. Read More.


Around Ward 3

Special Congrats!

Congrats to North Royalton High School Senior Gloriya Sinelnik for being the recipient of the 2015 Dan Langshaw Leadership Scholarship! Gloriya will be attending Cleveland State University and will be majoring in International Relations. This year marks the 10th year of my annual local college scholarship. Congrats again Gloriya!

Memorial Day Service
On May 25th attended Memorial Day Service at the City Cemetery. Read More.

Playground Ribbon Cutting

On May 30th attended the ribbon cutting for the new playground at Memorial Park. The playground is officially open for business! Special thanks to all those who worked so hard to make this happen for the kids of our community! Read More.Garden Fest
Also on May 30th attended the North Royalton Garden Club’s Garden Fest. Special thanks to the Garden Club for all that they do in our community. I even bought a little something for my home garden too.Read More.

Ward 3 Annual Hydrant Flushing
This week the Fire Department has started flushing hydrants here in Ward 3. This will continue for the next 7-10 days or so. The Fire Department advises residents to check the water for a rusty color before drinking it, beginning food preparation, or doing laundry. If the water is discolored, run only the cold water for a few minutes until it is clear. They will be using the City’s reverse 911 system to alert neighborhoods of pending hydrant flushing. If you have any questions; please call the Fire Department at (440) 237-4315.

Building Code Violations for Weeds & Grass
As your Councilman I get weekly reports from the Building Department on various violations by Ward 3 property owners; that city building inspectors have found during their inspections. A common violation I see this time of the year is of non-compliance with Section 660.14(a) (b) (c) (d) of the Codified Ordinances of North Royalton titled “Weeds and Grass”. A majority of these are properties that appear to be either vacant or in foreclosure, in which the grass has not been cut or the weeds have become overgrown. If you know of any properties like this in our ward, please report them to the Building Department at (440) 582-3000.

Speed Limit Reminder
During the summer months many kids are home since school is out for the summer and are outside playing in the neighborhoods of our ward. Please be mindful of this and observe the posted speed limits which are typically 25mph on residential streets and 35mph on the main roads of our city.

Vacation Safety Tips
If you are headed out of town for a vacation make sure that you or your children do not announce it on various social media outlets.  Avoid posting pictures of your vacation until you are back home.  Consider putting indoor lights and a radio or television on a timer so that they come on at times when you are usually home in the evening.  If you have a trusted neighbor let them know you are going to be out of town and ask them to keep an eye on your home.  You can always contact the North Royalton Police Department at 440-237-8686 and request a vacation watch at your residence when you are going to be out of town.  If you see something out of the ordinary or a suspicious person in your neighborhood you should immediately report it to the North Royalton Police Department non-emergency number at 440-237-8686.

Sign Up for New City Reverse 911 System
Click Here to sign up for the new city reverse 911 system.

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 June 2nd at 6pm at City Hall.

City Council Meeting June 2nd at 7:30pm at City Hall.

Relay for Life of Cuyahoga Valley is ready to party at their 2015 event on Friday, June 5th.  It will be quite the birthday party, since Relay for Life is celebrating its 30th “birthday” this year.  The relay For Life event will be held at the Broadview Heights Recreation Center field, 9543 Broadview Road, Broadview Heights, from 6pm to midnight.  Relay For Life of Cuyahoga Valley includes participants from North Royalton, Broadview Heights and Brecksville and helps the American Cancer Society fight back against cancer. For more information on Relay For Life of Cuyahoga Valley, you may visit their web site at http://www.RelayForLife.org/CuyaValley.  Admission to Relay For Life is free, open to the public and fun for all ages.  “Come to our 30th birthday party.  No need to RSVP!” Read More.

City Council Finance, Safety, and Building & Building Codes Committee Meetings June 16th at 6pm at City Hall

City Council Meeting June 16th 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: June 27, 2015
Time: 11:30am-12:30pm
Where: Subway
5660 Wallings Rd.
North Royalton, OH 44133

City Calendar for June



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