Ward 3 Quick Update July 18, 2015

Ward 3 Resident,

Just wanted to give you a quick update on a few things.

Ditch Maintenance Reminder
With our unseasonably rainy summer it is important to remind you of the importance of ditch maintenance. If you have a roadway drainage ditch on your property that contains debris (brush, leaves, sticks, debris, etc.) has filled itself in and/or has severely eroded, does not function properly, the driveway culvert pipe is fully or partially blocked, or if the ditch has become overgrown with natural vegetation. These conditions will obstruct storm water flow through this ditch system during significant rain events. These obstructions can cause upstream rear flooding and possible flood damage to other properties nearby. Section 1022.05(a) of the Codified Ordinances of North Royalton, Ohio states the following: ”It is the responsibility of the property owner to keep said ditch, culvert, sewer, natural watercourse or other watercourse free from all debris, vegetation, etc., so as not to impede the drainage of water”. Please remember to keep debris, logs, sticks, leaves (especially during the Fall season), grass clippings, small trees and brush from within the limits of the ditch. This can mostly be accomplished by hand with use of small tools and equipment and bagging the yard wastes for curb pick-up. Also here are some helpful phone numbers to call if you have any storm water or sanitary issues to report:

Service Department

Waste Water Department

North Royalton Ward 3 Family Night At The Jump Yard

Hosted by Ward 3 Councilman Dan Langshaw

Special Appearances by Webster from the Akron Rubber Ducks & Chomps from the Cleveland Browns

Saturday, July 18, 2015
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

The Jump Yard
13700 York Rd.
North Royalton, OH

Ward 3 Residents enjoy a family friendly night at The Jump Yard with fellow neighbors & friends. FREE ADMISSION only for North Royalton residents who bring one non-perishable can or food item to help Support the North Royalton Food Bank per admission with proof of residency. For more information please contact Ward 3 Councilman Dan Langshaw by email at ward3@northroyalton.org or call 440-785-4240. Read More.

2015 Operation North Royalton Cares Program
The Sixth Annual Operation North Royalton Cares Program will kick off July 27th and will run through August 7th. The mission of Operation North Royalton Cares is to collect basic school supplies for families of students in need in the North Royalton School Community. The program is supported by the North Royalton City School Community, North Royalton YMCA in coordination with the City of North Royalton Office on Aging & Human Services. Click Here to learn more.
Items in high demand this year include backpacks, wide-ruled notebooks and paper not college-ruled, dry-erase markers and erasers, red pens, USB flash drives, TI-100 calculators and gift cards in any amount to stores like Target, Walmart, Giant Eagle, CVS, Drug Mart, Office Max, Staples, Rite Aid etc.

A full wish list of supplies include backpacks, folders with and without pockets, pencils, pencil boxes, markers, glue and glue sticks, highlighters, headphones (no earbuds), USB flash drives, black and blue pens, red pens, rulers, protractors, colored pencils, tissue boxes, wide-ruled notebooks and paper, crayons, scissors, index cards, three-ring binders, washable markers, Sharpie markers, dry-erase markers and erasers, the TI-100 calculators and hand sanitizer.

School supply donations can be dropped off at the designated purple and gold boxes at the following locations (More Locations to come):

Office on Aging & Human Services
13500 Ridge Rd.

North Royalton Family YMCA
11409 State Rd.

Royalton Recorder Office
13737 State Rd.

Those who wish to make monetary donation can make checks payable to the Charitable Fund of North Royalton Kiwanis. The words “school supplies” should be written in the memo section of the check. Gift cards and monetary donations should be dropped off at city Office on Aging & Human Services.

For more information, contact Judy or Debbie at the Office on Aging at 440-582-6333 or Councilman Dan Langshaw at 440-785-4240.

Operation North Royalton Cares Program Kick-Off Event
Operation North Royalton Cares Program will Kick-Off with an Event on July 27th from 5:30pm-6:30 pm at The 3 Spot located at 13855 Ridge Road here in North Royalton. The entire community is invited to come enjoy a FREE sampling of light appetizers. The only request is that everyone who attends the Kick-Off Event bring at least 3 school supplies in support of Operation North Royalton Cares Program.

Have a great weekend!

Dan Langshaw
Ward 3 Councilman
North Royalton City Council