Ward 3 E-Newsletter: March 2016

Greetings Ward 3 Resident,

Let’s hope the groundhog Puxsutawney Phil is right that spring will be here soon! City government remains relatively busy with a number of things to update you on below. Also don’t forget to vote in the March 15th Primary Election. Here is some important information below to help you with voting.

March 15th Primary Election

Tuesday, March 15th is the Primary Election Day. Polls are open from 6:30am-7:30pm. The following places are polling locations for Ward 3 residents:

North Royalton United Methodist Church
13601 Ridge Rd.
Voting Precinct 3A & 3C

St. Matthew Orthodox Church
10383 Albion Rd.
Voting Precinct 3B

South Point Community Church
13390 York Rd. Unit G
Voting Precinct 3D

If you are still not sure what your polling location is, then Click Here. Or call the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections at 216-443-8683. If you like to vote by mail by Click Here for a vote by mail application form. You can also Click Here for more information about the March 15th Primary Election from the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections.

Have a great week!

Dan Langshaw
Ward 3 Councilman
North Royalton City Council

Council Update

Highlights from Council Meetings
Some highlights from the City Council Meetings for February. Council approved Resolution 16-26 establishing the City Charter Review Commission and appointing nine residents to serve on it. The commission will review the city charter and recommend any changes that they feel need to be updated or revised. These recommendations would then be placed on the November 2016 General Election ballot to be voted on by the residents. Read More. Council also approved Ordinance 16-31 and Ordinance 16-32 authorizing the mayor to enter into an agreement with Brown and Caldwell to replace for sludge press at Waste Water Treatment Plant A and to replace the standby generator at Waste Water Treatment Plant B. Council passed Resolution 16-36, a resolution in support of Issue 23 the Cuyahoga County Health & Human Services Levy on the March 15th Primary Election ballot. Read More. Council approved Ordinance 16-38 authorizing the purchase of four 2016 Ford Interceptor SUV’s for the Police Department.

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

City Update

County Catch Basin Repair Grant
Great news! The Service Director recently announced that the city has been awarded an $10,000 county grant to repair or replace 63 catch basins that lie on Route 82 between York Rd. and State Rd. and along Ridge Rd. between Sprague Rd. and Route 82. About 30 of these catch basins are located along Ridge Rd. between Sprague Rd. and Route 82 in which these repairs or replacements will help improve storm water management in that area for Ward 3 residents living along that stretch of Ridge Rd. Catch basins are important because they drain water from roadways and trap large debris, keeping it from entering and blocking storm water drainage pipes. The city service department will be performing the work. Read More.

Sprague Rd Widening Project
I know a number of Ward 3 residents travel down Sprague Rd. on their daily commute to work and just wanted to give you an update. Officials from North Royalton, Strongsville, Parma and Middleburg Heights met recently to discuss the widening of Sprague Rd. between Webster Rd. and York Rd. This county project has been on the books for a number of years and is set to start in 2019. The project calls for a total reconstruction of the 2 mile stretch of roadway to include the addition of a center turning lane, new sidewalks on both sides of the road, the replacement of water lines, sanitary sewer line installation in Parma and the conversion of open ditches into enclosed storm water drainage. The project will be completed in two phases. The first phase starts in 2019 beginning with the Strongsville & Middleburg Heights portion between Webster and West 130th Street. The second phase in 2020 would be the North Royalton & Parma portion between West 130th and York. Read More.

Issue 10 Deer Ballot Issue
When you vote in the March 15th Primary Election, besides helping narrow down the field of who our next President of the United States will be. You will also see Issue 10 on your ballot dealing with the deer issue. As election day comes closer, I just wanted to provide you with additional information so you are prepared to vote on this issue. Whatever the vote outcome is will direct the city on what is the best way to address the urban deer issue. As your Councilman I will support whatever the majority of residents decided is the best course of action. Below is a copy of what the ballot language will look like:

If approved bow hunters and or landowners would have to acquire a Municipal Deer Control Permit issued by the Police Chief as well as a Deer Damage Control Permit from the ODNR, possess a state hunting license and a certificate from a state-approved archery test site such as the South Cuyahoga Sportsmen’s Association proving they are proficient in archery, and obtain written permission from the landowner or landowner(s). Hunting would have to be performed from an elevated platform inspected by the Police Chief or his designee, and hunting would only be permitted on tracts of open land at least five acres in size. Hunters would have to take at least one doe before hunting a buck.

Also click on the links below to read some of news coverage about this issue to help you get better informed about it before you cast your vote. Most importantly please make sure you vote.



Around Ward 3

Community Engagement Task Force Meeting
On February 1st attended the North Royalton City School District’s Community Engagement Task Force Meeting regarding its recommendations for future of the district’s school facilities. Read More.

North Royalton Kiwanis Annual Reverse Raffle
On February 5th, attended the North Royalton Kiwanis Annual Reverse Raffle. Special thanks to the Kiwanis for all they do in the community! Read More.

Northeast Ohio City Council Association (NOCCA) Forum
On February 11th, attended the NOCCA “Planning for Strong Public Safety Initiatives” Forum that was presented by guest speakers Cuyahoga County Chief of Community Safety & Protection Frank Bova, Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Duane Deskins, Cuyahoga County Director of Regional Collaboration Edward Krause, and Cuyahoga County Sheriff Clifford Pinkney. It was a very informative forum that touched on a variety of issues dealing with public safety, criminal justice, and regional collaboration efforts.

New Ward 3 Business
It’s great to have new business LINE-X of Greater Cleveland coming into North Royalton Ward 3 on Route 82! It is also great that the owners are both North Royalton residents too who are wanting to invest in our community. LINE-X of Greater Cleveland is considered the industry’s leading provider of spray-on protective coatings. The store’s primary focus will be spray-on truck bedliners and automotive accessory ales and installation. Read More.

Water Quality Questions
Some residents have contacted me in the last month with questions about water quality or what extra measures of treatment that the City of Cleveland takes. Click Here this link should help answer any of those questions you may have. Also you can contact the Cleveland Division of Water Quality line at 216- 664-2639 if you have further questions too.

See Something Say Something

Ward 3 Residents if you see something or someone suspicious in your neighborhood report it to the North Royalton Police Department immediately at 440-237-8686.

Phone Book Opt-Out
Ward 3 Residents if you like to opt out from getting paper phone books visit www.recycleyellowbook.com and select the opt-out tab to cease future deliveries. I just did it last month after getting one of these left in my tree lawn.

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 March 1st at 6pm at City Hall. Click Here to view agendas.

City Council Meeting March 1st at 7:30pm at City Hall. Click Here to view agenda.

March 15th Primary Election 
Polls open from 6:30am-7:30pm
Click Here for more information.

City Council Finance, Safety, and Building & Building Codes Committee Meetings March 15th at 6:00pm at City Hall. Click Here to view agendas.

City Council Meeting March 15th at 7:30pm at City Hall. Click Here to view agenda.

Spring Food Box Distribution
Spring Food Box applications for this Easter box of food are now being taken at the Office on Aging & Human Services located at 13500 Ridge Road.  Please bring proof of income, ID, and current utility bill for proof of residency when applying.  Applications will be taken until March 8th.  The food will be distributed on March 19th from 9am-11am.  Please bring your ticket and ID when picking up the box.  Please call 440-582-6333 with any questions regarding eligibility for the food box.

North Royalton Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt March 20th from 2-3pm at Memorial Park.

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: March 26, 2016
Time: 10:00am-11:00am.
Where: Subway
5660 Wallings Rd.
North Royalton, OH 44133

North Royalton Baseball League Sign Up
2016 On-line registration for North Royalton Baseball Boosters is now open for all Girls & Boys Summer Leagues, through April 1, 2016.  Click Here to learn more.

City of North Royalton Shred Day April 2nd from 9am to noon at North Royalton City Hall 14600 State Road. The 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.

City Calendar for March


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