Ward 3 E-Newsletter: November 2015

Greetings Ward 3 Resident,

I hope everyone had a fun and safe Halloween. Although the holiday season is close upon us, things continue to remain relatively busy here in city government as we start to prepare the 2016 city budget. Before I get into my update for this month, just have a few quick reminders.

Election Day
Franklin D. Roosevelt said it best “Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting”. With that in mind please make sure you exercise your right to vote. This Tuesday, November 3rd is Election Day. Polls are open from 6:30am-7:30pm. The following places are polling locations for Ward 3 residents:

North Royalton United Methodist Church
13601 Ridge Rd.
Voting Precinct 3A & 3C

St. Matthew Orthodox Church
10383 Albion Rd.
Voting Precinct 3B

South Point Community Church
13390 York Rd. Unit G
Voting Precinct 3D

If you are still not sure what your polling location is, then Click Here.  Or call the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections at 216-443-8683.

Donations to the City Food Bank
The city Office on Aging and Human Services is asking for your help during this holiday season so that we can provide at least enough food for a holiday meal for those in our community in need. Any support you can provide whether it be gift cards to local grocery stores, canned food items, or even monetary donations would be a great help. Check donations can be made out to the North Royalton-Kiwanis Food Bank Trust.  All donations of any kind can be dropped off at the Office on Aging and Human Services, 13500 Ridge Rd., North Royalton, Ohio 44133. For more information please contact Judy Willey at 440-582-6333. Read More.

Veterans Day
November 11th is Veterans Day. Please join me in thanking all those who have served or are currently serving our country in the United States Military. We owe them a great debt of gratitude for all their sacrifices they have made in the defense of our great nation.

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 October. Council approved Resolution 15-90, confirming the Mayor’s appointment of Claudio Zanin to fill the unexpired term of Thomas P. O’Donnell to the position of Director to the Board of Directors of University Hospitals Medical Center. Read More. Council also approved Ordinance 15-92, to ratify and confirm a contract to accept a grant award from the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency’s Enhanced Mobility for Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program in the amount of $39,908.80 and authorizing the purchase of the approved equipment without public bidding for an amount to not exceed $49,886.00.  Council approved Ordinance 15-93, which raises the rates for the city cemetery to help improve the maintenance of it. Read More. Council approved Ordinance 15-98, authorizing the Mayor to file an application with the Ohio EPA for a Targeted Brownfield Assessment for 11250 State Rd., North Royalton, OH 44133. Read More.

Streets Committee
Council continues to have discussion and debate about the recommendations from the year long North Royalton Alternative Transportation Study that was conducted by Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency. If you like to view a copy of the study Click Here. The study recommends installing sidewalks in some of the following areas to best serve the needs of residents: State Rd. (Wallings Rd. to Castle Dr.), State Rd. (Royalwood Rd. to Wallings Rd.), State Rd. (Royalton Rd. to Goodman Dr.), State Rd. (Akins Rd. to Trumpeter), Wallings Rd. (State Rd. to Foxwood Dr.), Next Phase of the Royalton Rd Widening, Royalton Rd. (Prince Charles Dr. to Stoney Creek Dr.), Royalton Rd. (Stoney Creek Dr. to Broadview Heights border), Akins Rd. (Ridge Rd. to State Rd.), Valley Parkway Trail Extension, Bennett Rd. (Akins Rd to Valley Parkway), South Akins Rd. (Bennett Rd. to York Rd.), York Rd. (Royalton Rd. to Bennett Rd.), York Rd. (York Alpha Dr, to W Wallings Rd.), Royalton Rd. (York to Glenmont Dr.), State Rd. (Akins Rd. to Valley Parkway), and Ridge Rd. (Valley Parkway to Ohio Turnpike).

Finance Committee
City Council will start reviewing the 2016 City Budget this month. I will keep you posted as we start the process.

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

City Update

City Road Repairs Update
The 2015 City Road Repair Program is nearing completion. The week of November 2nd through November 11th the curbs will be repaired, catch basin and castings adjusted and curb ramps placed on Abbey Road, Goodman Drive and Hawley Drive.  Hawley and Goodman Drive will have the asphalt fabric placed on November 12th and November 13th, and all of the roads will receive the final surface asphalt the week of November 16th with final striping and touch up work to finish the roads. Read More. All the roadways should be completed by November 18th. Bennett Road resurfacing project is completed. Read More.

Joint Regional Deer Control Proposal
Residents in North Royalton and other cities in our region of Strongsville, Broadview Heights, Seven Hills, Parma and Parma Heights will have a chance to vote in the March 15, 2016 Primary Election on this issue of controlling the deer population. For North Royalton Residents there will be an Informational Community Meeting Monday, November 16th at 6pm in the city hall’s council chambers to discuss the joint regional deer proposal at length with the public. I highly encourage Ward 3 residents to please attend this Informational Public Meeting, I believe it will be extremely educational and will provide better understanding of what we are trying to do in order to address this issue. Read More.

Around Ward 3

Health, Wellness & Community Expo
On October 3rd attended the Annual North Royalton Health, Wellness & Community Expo. I also join some of my fellow City Councilman in helping serve breakfast for the Mayor’s free Pancake & Sausage Breakfast during the event. Read More.

Aukerman Park Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
On October 14th attended the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Aukerman Park located in the Cleveland Metroparks. This project is another great example of the positive collaboration between the City of North Royalton and Cleveland Metroparks. A big thank you to the Aukerman family and Cleveland Metroparks for this wonderful park for all to enjoy! Also special thanks to Dr. Adam Hechko of North Royalton Animal Hospital for the donation of the wonderful dog agility course that is part of the park too! Read More.

Stretch My Dollar Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
On October 17th participated in the ribbon cutting ceremony for new North Royalton Ward 3 business called Stretch My Dollar store located at 5620 Wallings Rd. in the DiAngelo Plaza.

Thefts from Garages and Vehicles
The North Royalton Police Department has seen an increase in thefts of items from unlocked garages and vehicles in recent weeks.  Entry is gained into these buildings and vehicles by opening unlocked doors and gaining access to steal anything of value. Residents should evaluate their locks and security of their garages in order to protect themselves against this type of theft.  Lock all vehicles when left unattended.  If you see something suspicious, say something.  Any suspicious activity should be reported immediately to the Police Department at 440-237-8686 or 911 in an emergency.

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

November 3rd General Election 
Polls open from 6:30am-7:30pm
Click Here for more information.

City Council Streets, Storm Water, and Utilities Committee Meetings November 4th at 6pm at City Hall. Click Here to view agendas.

City Council Meeting November 4th at 7:30pm at City Hall. Click Here to view agenda.

5th Annual Veterans Career Expo at Quicken Loans Arena
Monday, November 9th, 2015 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Please make sure that you pre-register for the event in order to get the necessary information to come prepared and allow this to be a productive experience for yourself. Click Here for all the details.

Informational Community Meeting on Joint Regional Deer Control Proposal November 16th at 6:00pm at City Hall. Click Here for more details.

City Council Finance, Safety, and Building & Building Codes Committee Meetings November 17th at 6:00pm at City Hall. Click Here to view agendas.

City Council Meeting November 17th at 7:30pm at City Hall. Click Here to view agenda.

Special City Council Finance Committee Meeting November 23rd at 6:00pm at City Hall. Click Here to view agenda.

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

City Calendar for November


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