Ward 3 E-Newsletter: March 2015

Greetings Ward 3 Resident,

Hope you are staying warm. Mother nature has been pretty mean with both the snow and extremely cold temperatures. At least we are getting closer to Spring. Before I get into my monthly update for our Ward, I wanted to share with you some exciting news that happened recently in my life. On Valentine’s Day February 14th, I got engaged to the love of my life at the Greater Cleveland Aquarium with the help of some divers to pop the big question. Wedding to be held sometime in the summer of 2016. My Fiancee Marissa, her son Henry, and I look forward to our soon to be family calling Ward 3 our home with the rest of your families too!


Have a great Weekend!

Dan Langshaw
Ward 3 Councilman
North Royalton City Council

 Council Update

Highlights from Council Meetings
Some highlights from the City Council Meetings for February. Council passed Ordinance 14-147, which would allow for multi-unit luxury housing for those 55 years of age and older for the property voters back in November 2014 approved rezoned located at York and Royalton roads from General Business to a Senior Citizen District. Back in 2013, the City Master Plan Advisory Committee found a need for more senior housing options within our community for the future to help retain the aging population.Read More. Council also passed Resolution 15-13 and Resolution 15-14 confirming the Mayor’s hiring of 2 new police officers. In addition Council passed Ordinance 15-15 and Ordinance 15-23 for various agreements for a influent pump station design and standby generator replacement for the city Waste Water Treatment Plant A. Council passed Ordinance 15-24 to authorize the purchase of four 2015 Ford Interceptor SUV’s for the Police Department.

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

City Update

Munroe Falls vs. Beck Energy Corporation Case
Recently the Ohio Supreme Court ruled 4-3 against the city of Munroe Falls in its battle for control over oil drilling within its borders in Munroe Falls vs. Beck Energy Corporation case. Back in 2013, while fighting against Cutter Oil Company attempt to mandatory pool city streets into a drilling unit in the Planets subdivision here in North Royalton, our city also filed a friend-of-the-court brief in support of Munroe Falls in this case. Munroe Falls sought to preserve home rule and allow cities to have some authority in where oil and gas wells can go within their own communities. Home rule allows cities to enact laws and regulations as long as they don’t conflict with general state law. Read More.

Public Safety Alerts
The North Royalton Police Department has partnered with Nixle to implement its Community Notification System to alert residents in real-time for localized emergency situations and relevant community advisories. There are several simple ways for resident register: Text your ZIP CODE to 888777 from your mobile phone. Or Click Here and sign up via the Nixle Widget. Once registered, residents will receive a confirmation text to their mobile device. Read More.

Update on Storm Water Projects
Work on Phase One of the storm sewer upgrade in the Cedar Estates neighborhood continues on through the winter. Also a grant award will also allow for some erosion repair for few homes impacted in the York and Tilby road area. Read More. City crews are also working on projects related to last years May 12th storm such as a project involving a creek that is encroaching on a nearby home along Boston Road. Read More.

Around Ward 3

North Royalton Kiwanis Annual Reverse Raffle
On February 6th, attended the North Royalton Kiwanis Annual Reverse Raffle. Special thanks to the Kiwanis for all they do in the community!

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Cub Scouts Pack 526 Blue and Gold Banquet
On February 8th, attended Cub Scouts Pack 526 Blue and Gold Banquet. It was great to meet so many future little leaders in the room! Congrats to everyone who was recognized on their achievements in Cub Scouts and to Pack 526 for all the good work they do in the community too!

Northeast Ohio City Council Association (NOCCA) Forum
On February 19th, attended the NOCCA “Our Thriving Communities” Forum that was presented by guest speaker Jim Rokakis. It was a very informative forum that touched on a variety of issues such as the mortgage crisis impact on Northeast Ohio, land use, and economic development.


Fire Hydrant Reminder
Ward 3 residents if you have a fire hydrant in front of your house or nearby, please clear a 3′ area all around the hydrant so it is visible and accessible in the event of an emergency.

Tax Fraud Alert
Please Click Here to read a letter from the Ohio Department of Taxation regarding Tax Fraud.

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 March 3rd at 6pm at City Hall.

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

State Representative Mike Dovilla’s District Office Hours
State Representative Mike Dovilla will host his district office hours on March 7th from 10am-12pm at the North Royalton Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library located at 5071 Wallings Rd.

Relay for Life of Cuyahoga Valley
Wing Ding Fundraiser benefiting team “Hope Springs Eternal” March 8th from 5-8 pm at The 3 Spot located at
13855 Ridge Rd. Pizza, Wings, Penne Pasta, Salad, Desserts, Beverages. Cost is $20 presale or $25 at door. Contact Ken or Chris at 440-237-5214 for more information. Please Click Here for additional information.

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

City Council Meeting March 17th at 7:30pm at City Hall.

Stuff The Bus
The North Royalton School bus drivers will be doing Stuff the Bus in front of the North Royalton Giant Eagle on Saturday, March 21st from 10 am until 6 pm to collect food for our city food bank. They will give you a list of needed food items. Just take it with you when you shop and drop off your grocery bags to the volunteers in front of the school bus. When they fill the bus they will take it to our food bank. Please help support this great cause!

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: March 28, 2015
Time: 10:00-11:00am
Where: Subway
5660 Wallings Rd.
North Royalton, OH 44133

City Calendar for March