Ward 3 Quick Update for November 23, 2015

Ward 3 Resident,

Just wanted to give you a quick update on some important items and upcoming events before the Thanksgiving Holiday.

North Royalton Ward 3 Sidewalk Survey
I have launched an online survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NKGPCRQ for Ward 3 residents to give further input on the issue of sidewalks. Council has been debating this issue for over five years. All of the ward councilmen were urged to reach out to their residents in correlation with this issue after the November 4th City Council Streets Committee Meeting. City Council has been reviewing the recommendations from the year long North Royalton Alternative Transportation Study that was conducted by the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency. The study expands upon recommendations made from the 2014 City Master Plan that calls for the city to increase connectivity throughout parts of the city through various methods such as sidewalks, bike lanes, and etc. The study highlights some specific areas of the city to start focusing on for the future in regard to the installation of sidewalks.. The only areas in our ward that were recommend are as follows: State Rd. (Wallings Rd. to Castle Dr.) and York Rd. (York Alpha Dr, to W Wallings Rd.). Your feedback and participation are greatly appreciated. The sidewalk survey will run until January 4, 2016. Ward 3 residents who don’t have internet access can pick up a paper version of the survey at the City Council Office at 14600 State Rd. Click Here to complete the survey now.

Donations to the City Food Bank & Adopt A Family Program
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. 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. Also the Adopt A Family Program has about seven families with teens who could use help in getting them gifts for Christmas. For more information on either program please contact Debra Burrows or Judy Willey at 440-582-6333.

Royal Redeemer’s Annual Care and Share Thanksgiving Dinner
Since 1989 Royal Redeemer Lutheran Church has provided meals for the community on Thanksgiving Day located at 11680 Royalton Rd. Once again they will be serving a free turkey dinner from 1-4 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Meals are delivered to shut-ins. Please call ahead for reservations and deliveries (if possible). For more information contact the church office at 440-237-7958 or Click Here.

Rumpke Waste & Recycling Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule 
Customers with service on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday will NOT be affected by Thanksgiving. Service will not occur on Thursday November 26th, and service will be delayed one day for the rest of the week. Thursday service will move to Friday, and Friday service will move to Saturday. Rumpke will return to its regular collection schedule the following week. If you have any questions, you can contact Rumpke directly at 1-800-828-8171.

North Royalton Holiday Lighting Ceremony and Christmas Parade
The Annual North Royalton Holiday Lighting Ceremony and Christmas Parade will be held on November 29th beginning at around 4 p.m. at the City Green. The parade steps off at 4:45 p.m. from the rear exit of St. Albert the Great Parish traveling down Royalwood to Ridge past the Green and on to the high school. Read More.

I wish you and your family a great Thanksgiving!

Dan Langshaw
Ward 3 Councilman
North Royalton City Council