Ward 3 E-Newsletter: November 2016

Greetings Ward 3 Resident,

I hope everyone had a fun and safe Halloween. Also what a good fight our Cleveland Indians put up in the World Series this past week in Game 7. Although they fell short to those Chicago Cubs, congrats still for a great season by them and being the 2016 American League Champions! Looking ahead the holiday season is close upon us, things continue to remain relatively busy here in city government as we start to prepare the 2017 city budget. Before I get into my update for this month, just have a few quick reminders.

Daylight Savings Time Ends

Don’t forget Sunday, November 6th we go off daylight savings time. Please remember to turn your clocks back one hour. Also it might be a good idea to check all the smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector batteries in your home too; just to make sure they are working properly.

Election Day
Franklin D. Roosevelt said it best “Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting”. With that in mind please make sure you exercise your right to vote. This Tuesday, November 8th is 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.

Donations to the City Food Bank
The City Food Bank asking for your help during this holiday season so that we can provide at least enough food for a holiday meal for those in our community in need. 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. If you like to make a food donation call Kat Lacinski at 440-237-7958, ext. 133. If you wish to make a monetary donation to the food bank, please send a check to the Kiwanis Charitable Trust Fund at P.O. Box 33543, North Royalton, Ohio 44133. For Christmas if you would like to adopt a family with children who are in need, please contact Judy Willey at 440-582-6333 or by email at jwilley@northroyalton.org.

Veterans Day

November 11th is Veterans Day. Please join me in thanking all those who have served or are currently serving our country in the United States Military. We owe them a great debt of gratitude for all their sacrifices they have made in the defense of our great nation.

Have a great weekend!

Dan Langshaw
Ward 3 Councilman
North Royalton City Council

Council Update

Highlights from Council Meetings
Some highlights from the City Council Meetings for October. Council approved Resolution 16-148 authorizing the Mayor to apply for a Phase II Senior Center Innovation Grant through the Cuyahoga County Department of Health and Human Services Division of Senior and Adult Services. Council also approved Ordinance 16-149 amending the codified ordinance of the city of North Royalton, Part Fourteen Building and Housing Code Chapter 1481 Storm Water Management, by creating appendix I and by amending section 1481.08 maintenance of systems paragraph (a). Council approved Ordinance 16-143 accepting the bid of Nerone & Sons, Inc. for the North Royalton Wastewater Treatment Plant B Screw Pump replacement project.

Finance Committee
City Council will start reviewing the 2017 City Budget this month. The goal is to have a balanced budget approved before the end of the year. I will keep you posted as we start the process.

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

City Update

City Road Repairs Update
The 2016 City Road Repair Program is completed. A final walk through will occur to finalize the project soon.

School Bond Issue
Issue 116, the North Royalton City School District Bond Issue will be on the November 8th Ballot. Some highlights of this new plan are that it calls for building one centralized elementary school, renovate the middle school, renovate the high school and add an academic wing, the state of Ohio will contribute approximately $4.5 million toward construction, and it will help keep school tax base as one of the lowest in the county. If you like to learn more about the specific details of the plan Click Here.

City Issues on the Ballot
Please make sure you vote all the way down your ballot because there are many other candidates and issues that need your vote too. Here in North Royalton, our city has issues on the ballot. There are four charter amendments Issue #74, #75, #76, and #77 for voters to approve that are housecleaning measures meant to tidy up charter language and simplify terms of office rules. Read More. Besides the charter amendments the city also has Issue #73, an EMS levy on the ballot which I especially like to urge for your support. This levy would replace the old 1.7 mill EMS levy with a new 1.7 mill levy that would restore collection back to the original intended amount that voters in early 1990s passed that has been lost to inflation, population growth, cuts in state aid, and House Bill 920. This levy will help us maintain this vital service to ensure that all our families continue to get the best care in the time of an emergency. Read More.

New Restaurant Open Now
North Royalton resident Tom Grassi recently opened a new restaurant in our city called Matteo’s Italian Restaurant in the former Viva! Mexico Restaurante and Cantina located at 13570 Ridge Road. Click Here to learn more.

Around Ward 3

Health, Wellness & Community Expo

On October 1st attended the Annual North Royalton Health, Wellness & Community Expo. I also join some of my fellow City Councilman and the Mayor in helping serve breakfast for the free Pancake & Sausage Breakfast courtesy of Council President Larry Antoskiewicz during the event. Read More.

Food Bank Tour
On October 4th I got a tour of the Royal Redeemer Church Food Bank that will serve the entire city. It was great getting a tour and learning more about the new partnership with our City, North Royalton Kiwanis Club, and them to help those in our community in need.

Royalton/Broadview Heights Rotary Club Guest Speaker
On October 12th I was a guest speaker at the North Royalton/Broadview Heights Rotary Club meeting and shared with them various things going on in our city. Special thanks to them for all the great things they do for our community!

Middle School STEM Class Visit

Also on October 12th participated in Mrs. Brown 7th Grade STEM Class Puzzle Challenge at North Royalton Middle School. Students have been working very hard through the design process to design, build a prototype, test, create in CAD and manufacture a 3D puzzle cube. I had a fun time trying to solve the puzzles they created and was impressed how smart these 7th graders are! What a great program!

Mayor’s Fall Business Breakfast
On October 14th attended the Mayor’s Fall Business Breakfast at North Royalton High School. It was great to see a number of North Royalton Ward 3 Businesses and learn more about the good things happening in our city.

Golden Shoe Game Charity Bet
Each year I have a friendly bet for charity with Broadview Heights Ward 2 City Councilman Brian Wolf on Golden Shoe Football Game between North Royalton High School vs Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School. Bees won the shoe again this year. As the loser of the bet I wore a bees t-shirt as part of my dress attire at the October 18th City Council Meeting and I have made a donation to Councilman Wolf’s charity of choice which is the United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Cleveland Leaf Bridge Program. Even though I lost the bet I have made donations to two charities of my choice which are the American Cancer Society in honor of North Royalton High School Junior Alec Miciunas who recently lost his battle with cancer and a donation to the Miciunas Family to help with remaining medical expenses. I hope the Bears beat those Bees next year! Go Bears!

Howard Hanna Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting
On October 27th attended the Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting for the New Howard Hanna North Royalton Office located at the corner of York Rd & Sprague Rd.

Senior Center Halloween Party
On October 31st attended the North Royalton Senior Center’s Halloween Party. It was great to see several fellow Ward 3 residents and even one of my neighbors enjoying all the spooky food and games.

MetroHealth Walk In Clinic is Now Open
MetroHealth Walk In Clinic is Now Open in our Ward at the North Royalton Discount Drug Mart located at 5500 Wallings Road, North Royalton, OH 44133. The MetroHealth walk-in clinics at Discount Drug Mart are convenient solutions when you or your family needs immediate attention for a minor illness even during weekends and evenings. Whether you or your kids have sore throats, achy ears or some other minor illness, their experts will see you that same day, and they’ll have you on your way to feeling better quickly. The MetroHealth walk-in clinics at Discount Drug Mart can also help you with routine appointments you might need before starting a new sport or a new job. Click Here to learn more information.

Utilities Scam Alert
The Cuyahoga County Department of Consumer Affairs has issued a utilities scam alert after reports of con artists, posing as electric company employees, are calling county residents and threatening shutoff unless they pay immediately. The department warns that residents are tricked into wiring money or providing payment over the phone before having time to think things through. If anyone receives such calls should hang up and report it to the Cuyahoga County Department of Consumer Affairs at consumeraffairs.cuyahogacounty.us or by phoning 216-443-7035. Read More.

NOPEC/First Energy Contract
The Northeast Ohio Public Electric Council (NOPEC)/First Energy contract will end January 2017. Read More. NOPEC is now arranging to have another supplier and will make an announcement when one has been selected. NOPEC will also be conducting an Opt-Out Anniversary Mailer. When you receive your Opt-Out Anniversary Mailer, you will have a choice to stay with NOPEC by doing nothing or opting out and returning to the electric utility. If you like more background information Click Here, there was a good Plain Dealer article that helps explain why the contract was ended and the impact on customers. If you have any further questions contact NOPEC Customer Service at 1-855-639-8159.

Help for Veterans
The Veterans Service Commission of Cuyahoga County will have a representative in the North Royalton Public Library on the following dates November 14th-16th and December 12th-14th. The representative will be at the library from 9am to 3pm on these dates to discuss and help veterans file for various VA benefits and claims and assist with temporary financial assistance and help with transportation (bus tickets) for VA medical appointments. Not only will this program spare veterans a trip downtown to discuss these topics, but no appointment is necessary. Veterans can simply walk in at a time convenient for them during the VSC hours. Click Here for more information.

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

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

Friends of North Royalton Branch Library Used Book Sale
The Friends of North Royalton Branch Library Used Book Sale will be held on November 5th from 9:00am to 4:00pm at the North Royalton Branch Library located at 5071 Wallings Rd.

November 8th General Election 
Polls open from 6:30am-7:30pm
Click Here for more information.

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

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

NRHS PTA Craft Show
The North Royalton High School PTA will be having their 2016 Craft Show on November 19th from 9:00am to 3:00pm at North Royalton High School located at 14713 Ridge Road.

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

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: November 26, 2016
Time: 9:00am-10:00am
Where: Subway
5660 Wallings Rd.
North Royalton, OH 44133

City Calendar for November


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