Ward 3 E-Newsletter: July 2016

Greetings Ward 3 Resident,

Today July 4th marks the 240th birthday for our nation. For generations we as Americans have been blessed to live freely. It is easy to forget sometimes the true meaning behind Independence Day. Abraham Lincoln said it best “Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth”. A big reason why we are a free and great nation is because of the sacrifices made by our brave men and woman in the US Military. So today if you see a veteran or a service member in uniform, thank them for their service.

As City Council approaches its’ upcoming summer recess in August there are still a number of things going on in your City Government to update you on below.

Rumpke Rubbish & Recycling Holiday Schedule Reminder
In observance of Independence Day, Rumpke trash and recycling collection will be delayed one day the entire week of July 4th. This means if your regular pick-up day is Monday, it will be moved to Tuesday, Tuesday will be moved to Wednesday, etc. Rumpke will resume its normal schedule the week of July 11th. If you have any questions, please call Rumpke at 1-800-828-8171.

Have a Happy 4th of July!

Dan Langshaw
Ward 3 Councilman
North Royalton City Council

Council Update

Highlights from Council Meetings
Some highlights from the City Council Meetings for June. Council approved Ordinance 16-83 and Ordinance 16-84 which will allow bow hunting through a nuisance abatement initiative for both short term and long term control and reduction of the white-tailed deer population in coordination with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Read More. The will be a community meeting to be held on July 18th at 6:30pm at North Royalton High School Performing Arts Center, 14713 Ridge Road to discuss how the program will work. Click Here for more information. The deer-control program would start around September 24th the same time as archery hunting season. Council also approved Ordinance 16-94 creating a new residential rental registry for one, two, and three family dwelling units.

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

City Update

2016 City Road Repair Program
For the 2016 City Road Repair Program the following streets are proposed to be done this: Lytle Road, Cul-De-Sac on Don Mar Road, Prince Charles Drive, Sir John Avenue, Monica Drive, Creek Run Drive, and Rolling Meadows Lane. Read More. City Council is now in the process of reviewing and then approving the bids on these roads before work can begin.  The roads for this years program are based off the updated 2016 Street Ranking list that Engineering Department has completed which evaluates the overall conditions of the road and helps determine which ones are most urgent in need of repair. Click Here to check out the list. Here in Ward 3 the Service Department is close to finishing the road repairs they have been doing to various parts of the roadway in the Industrial Parkway. Also street striping will be done this year sometime in July.

North Royalton Ranked # 1 for Safest Communities in Cleveland Magazine
North Royalton was recently named one of the top 20 communities in Northeast Ohio in Cleveland Magazine’s “Rating the Suburbs” issue. Of the 77 communities, North Royalton placed 18th in the overall rankings. Most notably, North Royalton was ranked # 1 for safest community. Congrats to the Police Department and Fire Department for all they do 24/7 to keep us safe! Read More.

Replacing Existing EMS Levy
In November the EMS Levy is up for renewal. City Council is currently considering legislation that will replace the old 1.7 mill tax levy by the restoring collection back to the original intended amount that voters in early 1990s passed. Read More.

Volunteers Needed for North Royalton Food Bank
The City Office on Aging & Human Services are seeking out more volunteers to help at our City Food Bank. They need help especially during the weekday with picking up food and bringing 20 pound boxes of food to our Senior Center during the day and be willing to help pack up boxes of food, please call Judy Willey at 440-582-6333.

Around Ward 3

Meeting with State Representative Stephanie Howse
On June 17th I had an opportunity to meet with State Representative Stephanie Howse who represents Ohio House District 11 and is a member of the Ohio House of Representative’s Energy & Natural Resources Committee to share with her North Royalton Ward 3 residents’ concerns about urbanized oil & gas drilling.

RNC Information
North Royalton Ward 3 Residents who work in downtown Cleveland. Click Here to read this helpful news article about all the road closures and other information about the Republican National Convention that is going on from July 18th-July 21st that may impact your daily commute.

The “Do Not Knock” Registry
During the summer months we see an increase in activity with solicitors in our ward and city. All solicitors that want to sell their services or goods in North Royalton are required to register and be issued a solicitor’s permit through the Police Department. Solicitors are required to carry their permit with them at all times when they are working and if requested must produce it for your confirmation. Some residents may want to take advantage of these services. However, if you choose not to have solicitors come to your home you can register with the city’s “Do Not Knock” program. You can sign up on the city’s website at www.northroyalton.org or you can pick up a registration form at City Hall or the Police Department. We also have a static cling door sticker that states No Peddlers or Solicitors allowed. These static cling stickers are also available at City Hall and the Police Station. Solicitors are given detailed instructions regarding our “Do Not Knock” registry and how to work within the guidelines of the ordinance. If you are registered in the “Do Not Knock” and a solicitor knocks on your door you should immediately call the North Royalton Police Department non-urgent number at 440-237-8686 to report this activity. In order for the Police Department to take action we need our residents to keep us informed when this activity is taking place. As a city we cannot legislate individuals from approaching your home that are of a political or religious nature or persons trying to influence opinion. As a resident you would have to conspicuously post a “No Trespassing” sign on your property to prevent all intrusions. As always, if you see or suspect suspicious activity please immediately contact the North Royalton Police Department at 440-237-8686.

NEORSD Storm Water Program
The Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District will begin billing North Royalton residents for the new stormwater utility in mid September.  This gives our residents over two months to contact the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District to apply for credits on their storm water bill. Click Here for information on upcoming workshops by the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District to assist you in applying for those credits. Meetings are scheduled in various locations throughout the summer to better explain the process to apply for credits.  The Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District’s customer service phone number for stormwater utility is 216-881-8247. Also Click Here for additional helpful information on credits.

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 July 5th at 6pm at City Hall. Click Here to view agendas.

City Council Meeting July 5th at 7:30pm at City Hall. Click Here to view agenda.

North Royalton Salvation Army Christmas in July
Please join us on Saturday, July 9th from 10am to 2pm at the North Royalton Discount Drug Mart located at 5500 Wallings Rd. for “Christmas in July.” Bring the kids as for a fun time as they will get to see Santa and join in the Carnival atmosphere with games for the children.  Come and meet “Red Top”, the clown, who will have balloons to hand out. There will be hot dogs, chips, and soda provided by Drug Mart for a donation to our Salvation Army Unit right here in North Royalton. Our Unit provides help with families when there is a utility disconnect, clothing for the start of school to needy families, and emergency help for homeless for families and seniors.  There will be a car wash with the help of Boy Scout Troop 526. Click Here for more information.

Deer Archery Hunting Informational Meeting
A Deer Archery Hunting Informational Meeting will be hosted by the North Royalton Police Department and Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) on July 18th at 6:30pm at North Royalton High School Performing Arts Center, 14713 Ridge Road, North Royalton. There will be a presentation reviewing the rules and regulations and forms needed for deer hunting in the city. There will also be a question and answer period to follow. Click Here for more information.

City Council Finance, Safety, and Building & Building Codes Committee Meetings July 19th at 6:00pm at City Hall. Click Here to view agendas.

City Council Meeting July 19th at 7:30pm 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: July 17, 2016
Time: 10:00am-11:00am.
Where: Subway
5660 Wallings Rd.
North Royalton, OH 44133

City Calendar for July


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