Ward 3 E-Newsletter: June 2016

Greetings Ward 3 Resident,

It is great to see both the Lake Erie Monsters Hockey Team and Cavs playing for the Championship in their sports. Exciting time for Cleveland Sports that is for sure. Things remain relatively steady in your City Government with a few items to update you on below.

Rumpke Rubbish & Recycling Holiday Schedule Reminder
In observance of Memorial Day, Rumpke trash and recycling collection will be delayed one day the entire week of May 30th. Rumpke will resume its normal schedule the week of June 6th. I have gotten a few phone calls from folks who were unsure. Just a reminder Click Here for the list of Rumpke Rubbish & Recycling Collection Holiday Schedule for 2016. Also you can find information on the homepage of my website at www.danlangshaw.com if you are ever unsure if Rumpke Holiday Schedule. I will post information in the Facebook and Twitter feeds of my website remind residents when there are holidays that delay service.

Have a great weekend! Go Monsters and Cavs!!!








Dan Langshaw
Ward 3 Councilman
North Royalton City Council

Council Update

Highlights from Council Meetings
Some highlights from the City Council Meetings for May. Council approved Ordinance 16-86 that authorizes the Mayor to enter into an agreement with the Cuyahoga County District Board of Health to perform phase II stormwater activities within the city and provide other services in order to facilitate the city’s compliance with its NPDES permit for stormwater. Council approved Ordinance 16-87 authorizing the City Office on Aging & Human Services to participate in a collaborative effort with the cities of Brecksville, Broadview Heights, Independence, and Seven Hills for a Cuyahoga County Senior Center Innovation Grant. This $25,000 dollar grant and regional effort will combine the resources in all five of the cities to help improve quality of life, promote wellness, disease prevention, and reduce chronic diseases in the senior population. Read More.

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

City Update

Deer Issue Update
City Council has been reviewing Ordinance 16-83 that will allow deer damage control hunting permits and creates the regulations for it. At last months City Council Safety Committee Meeting it was discussed in greater depth how the program would work and the regulations for it. Council also removed it from committee and placed it on third reading. At the upcoming June 7th Council Meeting it is expected to be vote on. Once the legislation is passed there will be a community meeting to explain the program to residents who are interested. The community meeting to be held possibly in mid to late June. The deer-control program would start on September 24th the same time as archery hunting season. Read More.

Oil Well Fight Update
On May 17th our city great news from that the 10th District Court of Appeals of Franklin County affirmed Franklin County Common Pleas Court Judge Richard Frye’s 2015 ruling safety, and not merely economics, should be seriously considered and that money alone cannot be the sole consideration in determining whether or not a lease offer is just and equitable. This is the third ruling affirming our city’s actions in objecting to the mandatory pooling case involving Cutter Oil Company and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Overall this a great victory in what has become an over three year fight to protect the health and safety of residents in dealing with concerns with urbanized oil and gas drilling. Read More.

Cedar Estates Retention Basin Project
As Chairman of the City Council Storm Water Committee the Cedar Estates Retention Basin Project has been something we have been discussing for over a year now and have been trying to get this final major project left over from the list of recommendations from the 2007 Citizen Oversight Flooding Committee Report completed. The biggest hold up has been getting the necessary permits issued by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers. We are now close to obtaining those permits to allow construction to move forward sometime this year. Read More.

Around Ward 3

New Ward 3 Business
Lux Salon has recently opened up for business here in Ward 3 and is located at 5720 Wallings Rd. If you like to learn more about the services they provide call 440-457-7788. Its great to have new business coming to our city!


Special Congrats!
Congrats to North Royalton High School Senior Maria Humayun for being the recipient of the 2016 Dan Langshaw Leadership Scholarship! Maria will be attending this Fall The Ohio State University majoring in Pre-Law & International Studies. This year marks the 11th year I have been doing my annual local scholarship. Congrats again Maria

Automotive Excellence Visit
On May 9th I had a chance to visit with the owners of the family owned & operated North Royalton Ward 3 business Automotive Excellence. It was great to visit with them and learn more about their business. They are located in the Industrial Parkway at 12950 York Delta Drive. Check out their website at www.autoexinc.com if you like to learn more about the services they offer.

Statehouse Visit
On May 13th I had an opportunity to meet with our State Representative Mike Dovilla’s Legislative Aide down at the Statehouse in Columbus. I shared with him North Royalton Ward 3 residents concerns about urbanized oil & gas drilling and how House Bill 522 could help improve safety for Ohioans and return back home rule authority when issuing oil or gas drilling permits. I also stopped by other lawmaker’s offices while I was down there to raise awareness about this issue. Click Here to read my Letter to the Editor about this issue. If you like to help. Please
contact Ohio House of Representatives Speaker Cliff Rosenberger and State Representative Al Landis Chairman of the Environment & Natural Resources Committee about House Bill 522. Urge them to give House Bill 522 a Committee Hearing and a floor vote in the Ohio House of Representatives by calling, writing, or emailing them at the information below:

Representative Al Landis
District 98
77 S. High St
11th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: (614) 466-8035
Fax: (614) 719-6996
E-Mail: http://www.ohiohouse.gov/al-landis/contact

Representative Cliff Rosenberger
District 91
77 S. High St
14th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: (614) 466-3506
Fax: (614) 719-6986
E-Mail: http://www.ohiohouse.gov/cliff-rosenberger/contact

Memorial Day Service
On May 30th attended Memorial Day Service at the City Cemetery. Read More.

Speed Limit Reminder
During the summer months many kids are home since school is out for the summer and are outside playing in the neighborhoods of our ward. Please be mindful of this and observe the posted speed limits which are typically 25mph on residential streets and 35mph on the main roads of our city.

NEORSD Storm Water Program Discounts
If you missed the April 25th public meeting by the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District about its regional storm water program and ways residents/business can get discounts below is some helpful information. The sewer district’s program goal is to address flooding, erosion and poor water quality across northeast Ohio. Residents can get discounts off their bill for doing things like rain gardens, reducing impervious surfaces, vegetated filter strips, and more. Click Here to learn more and how to apply. Residents who are age 65 years and older can get a Homestead discount from the NEORSD which can help lower your bill. Click Here for more information on how to apply. Home Owners Associations & Condominium Associations in North Royalton Ward 3 may qualify for additional discounts from the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District for their Stormwater Program if they have a basin in your neighborhood. If your HOA or Condo Association is interested in learning more information please have them contact NEORSD North Royalton Wartershed Team Leader Matt Sharver at 216-881-6600 Ext 6880 for more information.

Exterior Property Maintenance Reminder
As your Councilman I get reports from the Building Department on various violations by Ward 3 property owners, which city building inspectors have found during their inspections. A common violation I start to see this time of the year as the weather gets warmer is of non-compliance with Section 660.14(a) (b) (c) (d) of the Codified Ordinances of North Royalton titled “Weeds and Grass”. A majority of these are properties that appear to be either vacant or in foreclosure, in which the grass has not been cut or the weeds have become overgrown. Here are some helpful reminders about what property owners are required to do for exterior maintenance of their property. Property owners are required to cut any weeds, grass, underbrush and non-edible grass or woody vegetation in excess of 6 inches. Ensure that any ditches are kept clear of any type of grass, underbrush in excess of 6 inches. Exterior of property areas of all premises and lots shall be kept free of any debris, objects, material or conditions which may create a health, accident or fire hazard. The exterior of every structure or accessory structure including fences, shall be maintained in good repair and all surfaces shall be kept painted. Storing abandoned or junk vehicles on your property is not allowed. If you know of any properties like this in our ward that may have an issue, please report them to the Building Department at 440-582-3000.

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 June 7th at 6pm at City Hall. Click Here to view agendas.

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

City Council Finance, Safety, and Building & Building Codes Committee Meetings June 21st at 6:00pm at City Hall. Click Here to view agendas.

City Council Meeting June 21st 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: June 25, 2016
Time: 10:00am-11:00am.
Where: Subway
5660 Wallings Rd.
North Royalton, OH 44133

City Calendar for June


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