Ward 3 E-Newsletter: September 2015

Greetings Ward 3 Resident,

Hope you and your family have a great Labor Day Weekend coming up. The summer went by so fast this year and there is a number of things to report.

Holiday Schedule for Rumpke Waste and Recycling Reminder
In recognition of the Labor Day holiday, Rumpke Waste and Recycling service will be delayed one day the week of September 7th. This means that if your regular pick up day is Monday, your rubbish will be picked up on Tuesday, Tuesday collection will move to Wednesday, Wednesday collection will move to Thursday, Thursday collection will move to Friday and Friday collection will move to Saturday. Rumpke will resume their regular pick up schedule the week of September 14th. If you have any questions, please call Rumpke at 1-800-828-8171 or Click Here for their full 2015 holiday schedule.

Have a great week!

Dan Langshaw
Ward 3 Councilman
North Royalton City Council

Council Update

Highlights from Council Meetings
City Council was on recess for the month of August. Read More. Nothing new legislatively to report.

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

City Update

2015 City Road Repair Program Update
The 2015 City Road Repair Program has been pushed back to start now the week of September 7th with the following four streets being resurfaced in the following order:

  • Abbey Road (from Albion Rd. to Sprague Rd.)
  • Akins Road (from Bennett Rd. to Ridge Rd.)
  • Goodman Drive / Circle
  • Hawley Drive

Two-way traffic will be maintained throughout the duration of the project. Ward 3 residents who live near or use Abbey Rd. Please note that Abbey Road, for a portion of the project, will be limited to one-way traffic southbound between Pinebrook Drive and Albion Road.  The detour route will be Albion Road (west) to W. 130th Street (north) to Sprague Road (east). Please slow down and drive cautiously throughout these areas during construction. Read More. Street striping for the entire city has been completed recently. Also crack sealing for the following Ward 3 roads of Wallings, York, and Albion have been completed too.

Oil and Gas Well Fight Update
On August 28th the City received some good news that the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas has affirmed the Ohio Oil and Gas Commission’s ruling from earlier this year stating that the city’s safety concerns, in regards to Cutter oil wells, should have been given more consideration and review by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, rather than focusing solely on economic gain when considering Cutter’s mandatory pooling application. This now is the second favorable ruling the city has gotten in fighting against force pooling sought by Cutter Oil Company. This is another great victory for our city and most importantly home rule state wide. Read More. Also if you like to read the full text of the court ruling Click Here.

Economic Development Update
The Norwood shopping center project on Royalton Rd located in front of the Pine Forest Apartments is moving along. The project was delayed a month due to all the rainy weather and is now set to be tentatively completed at the end of this month. Read More.

Around Ward 3

10th Annual North Royalton Pet Carnival
On August 2nd attend the 10th Annual North Royalton Pet Carnival sponsored by the North Royalton Animal Hospital.  It was nice to see some fellow Ward 3 residents and furry constituents too.

North Royalton Community Festival Parade

On August 23rd marched in the North Royalton Community Festival Parade. I hope everyone enjoyed the Community Festival, parade, and fireworks!

Back to School Safety Reminders
The North Royalton City School District is back in session. Please be careful driving in school zones. Schools buses are back on the roads and students will be crossing streets throughout Ward 3 to catch these buses. Be mindful of the posted speed limits of 25mph in the residential areas of our ward as well and keeping the appropriate distance away from buses when they stop. Also when parking on city streets to wait for the school buses. Do not park your vehicle within 30 feet in front of a stop sign. You could get cited for being in violation of this particular city parking ordinance.

Information on Open Burning 
The City of North Royalton has had a no open burning ordinance for more than 15 years. Chapter 1620 of our Codified Ordinances was written to adopt State Law and Ohio E.P.A. regulations. This means that the burning of yard refuse, construction debris or any other materials is strictly prohibited. Any individuals who are found to be burning illegally are subject to citations and subsequent fines for violation of this ordinance.To view Chapter 1620 Click Here. It is a searchable database link where you can key in 1620 and be taken to the Chapter. In conjunction with the above ordinance, the North Royalton City Council approved Ordinance No. 94-143 in September, 1994. This ordinance prohibits the use of all residential incinerators. This means that home incinerators must be taken out-of-service. Existing incinerators should be disconnected and the fuel source properly capped off. Any person found using an incinerator is in violation of City Codes and is subject to citations and fines. The purpose of these two ordinances is to improve the air quality for everyone in our community. The smoke that is generated from the burning of trash and waste material is annoying, irritating and poses a health risk to people with respiratory ailments. If you have previously burned these materials, past practice does not entitle you to violate current laws and our neighbor’s right to clean fresh air. These ordinances are in place for the health and safety of all our residents. If you have any questions or concerns contact the North Royalton Fire Department on the Non-Emergency Phone Number at 440-237-4315 or the City Safety Director at 440-237-5759.

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

South Point Community Church Community Picnic
September 13th the South Point Community Church located at 13390-G York Rd. will be hosting a Free Community Picnic. There will be free food, games, prizes, pony rides, inflatables & more.

NCC Solutions Free Job Opportunity Lunch
September 15th  from 11:30am-1:00pm, NCC Solutions located at 13405 York Rd is hosting a Free Job Opportunity Lunch. Enjoy a free burger & hot dog picnic lunch and explore full or part time employment opportunities available at several of their locations. No experience is needed. Paid training. To learn more about NCC Solutions check out their website at www.nccsolutions.org or call 440-582-3300.

City Council Finance, Safety, and Building & Building Codes Committee Meetings September 15th at 6:00pm at City Hall

City Council Meeting September 15th at 7:30pm at City Hall.

Shred Day
The Service Department will be hosting another shred day on September 19th at City Hall, 14600 State Road, from 9am-12pm.  This event is a public service open to all North Royalton, non-business residents at no cost.  Please bring proper identification indicating you are a North Royalton resident.

Harvest Festival
September 20th from 11:00am- 4:00pm at the City Green. Click Here for more details.

Community Information Night “Heroin in the Suburbs”
All are invited to attend.  September 23rd, at 7:00 PM at the North Royalton High School Performing Arts Center.  Judge Michael Astrab from the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas has been presenting this forum through-out Cuyahoga County.  Judge Astrab is a member of the Northeast Ohio Opiate Task Force and has participated in over 50 events and has talked to over 18,000 people.  He will be joined by Assistant Prosecutor Ms. Nicole Ellis and Mr. Robert Brandt whose son Robby tragically died from a Heroin Overdose.  Come hear what we can do as a community to prevent heroin addiction.  Learn about responsible use of prescription opiates.  Understand addiction, recognize the signs of opiate abuse and heroin use to prevent addiction before it can take hold.  See addiction for what it is, a disease, much like cancer or diabetes that can be treated.  Face the reality that opiate abuse and heroin addiction is in every community in some form.  Realize that ignoring these things only allows this crisis to destroy our community.  You may not be affected by heroin or opiate abuse directly but crimes of theft and even assault can be directly related to this crisis.  Judge Astrab’s message is simple: Don’t start heroin.  But if you do, get help immediately.  And if you see something say something.

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: September 26, 2015
Time: 10:00am-11:00am
Where: Subway
5660 Wallings Rd.
North Royalton, OH 44133

North Royalton Police Reserves Fall Fun Charity Raffle
The North Royalton Police Reserves will be hosting their Fall Fun Charity Raffle on September 26th at Mastro’s The 3 Spot 13855 Ridge Rd from 7:00pm-9:00pm. Click Here for more information.

City Calendar for September


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