Ward 3 E-Newsletter: April 2017

Greetings Ward 3 Resident,

Spring is here and baseball season has begun! As always Mother Nature tends to forget what season we are in. Regardless of the weather city government remains busier than ever with a number of things to update you on below. Don’t forget to vote in the May 2nd Primary Election. Here is some important information below to help you with voting.

May 2nd Primary Election

Tuesday, May 2nd is the Primary Election Day. The only thing on the ballot is Issue #11 the North Royalton City School District Bond Issue. 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 & 3D

Note: Per the Board of Elections South Point Community Church is no longer a polling location for our ward. 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 May 2nd Primary Election from the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections.

Have a great rest of the week!

Dan Langshaw
Ward 3 Councilman
North Royalton City Council

Council Update

Highlights from Council Meetings
Some highlights from the City Council Meetings for March. Council approved Resolution 17-34 in support of the North Royalton City Schools’ bond issue. Read More. Council also approved Resolution 17-35 confirming the Mayor’s appointment of Jessica Fenos to fill the unexpired term of Cheryl Hannan as a member of the City Planning Commission. Read More. Council approved Ordinance 17-37 and Ordinance 17-38 for the Mentor Network to build and operate Group Homes to be located on Sprague Rd and York Rd for developmental disabled individuals.

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 of North Royalton is on Facebook
The City of North Royalton recently has launched its own Facebook page. Click Here to check it out.

State of the City Address
On March 15th Mayor Stefanik  gave his annual State of the City Address highlighting many of the positive things going on in the city. As well as some of the challenges the city faces like the need to renovate the city schools. Read More.

2017 City Road Repair Program
Tilby Road will be resurfaced as the sole project of the 2017 Roads Program due to how extensive the project is estimated at about $830,000 and is one of the worst roads on the city street rankings list. Since it is the sole project, the Service Department will be doing more work this year on crack sealing and other repair work throughout the streets/roads of the city. Read More.

Metroparks All Purpose Trail  Project Update
The Metroparks All Purpose Trail project consists of two phases. Phase I which runs from Brecksville Road to Broadview Road in Breckville and Broadview Heights. Phase II that runs from Broadview Road to Ridge Road. Phase II covers about three miles, for a total of six miles for both phases. Phase I is expected to be completed in early summer  with landscaping and tree planting taking place in September. Work on Phase II which includes the section in North Royalton has begun and will be completed sometime in the fall of 2018. Read More.

Around Ward 3

Royal View Elementary School’s Family Literacy Night
On March 2nd I was guest reader for Royal View Elementary School’s Family Literacy Night. I had a fun time reading to the students celebrating Read Across America Day & Dr Seuss’s Birthday! I read one of my favorite children’s books “A Paper Hug” by Stephanie Skolmoski. Read More.

Cub Scout Pack 526’s Annual Blue & Gold Banquet
On March 5th attended Cub Scout Pack 526’s Annual Blue & Gold Banquet. They have been Charter by the St. Albert the Great Parish since 1961. This year marks their 56 year Anniversary! Congrats to all those boys who were recognized with various awards for their achievements and for the positive things that they do for our community too!

Valley Vista Elementary School Guest Speaker
On March 8th I was guest speaker at Valley Vista Elementary School for the entire 3rd grade. I enjoyed teaching close to 110 students about how local government works, the different branches of government, and U.S. Constitution.

Route 82 Widening Project Open House Meeting
On March 27th attended the Route 82 Widening Project Open House Meeting at Royal Redeemer Church, hosted by the Cuyahoga County Department of Public Works. The meeting was held to explain the project and update residents on the status of it. Read More.

Need Some Extra Help with your Yard or a Project?
Royal Redeemer Church is doing their Servant Saturday May 6th and are looking for projects that can help those in our community. If you or know a neighbor in our ward who could use some extra help with yard work, cleaning, and etc. email me at ward3@northroyalton.org by April 22nd.

Ward 3 Recycling Tip of the Month
Plastic bags can be recycled at many retail locations, including Giant Eagle, Lowe’s Home Improvement, Marc’s, Target and Wal-mart stores. A collection bin can usually be found near the store entrance or the customer service desk. At the retail locations, recycle only clean, dry plastic bags and film. Remove receipts or any other items from bags.

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

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.

City Reverse 911 System
North Royalton Ward 3 residents if you are not signed up for our city’s reverse 911. Click Here to sign up today. It’s a great resource and tool to communicate quickly to residents in an emergency.

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

Partnership for a Healthy North Royalton Informational Series
We at PHNR see a future where the youth and adults make healthy choices and responsible decisions.  Join us for an event that helps us as we do our part to help create a drug-free future for our cities!  Everyone and anyone is invited to come and take part in this 3 night informational series aimed at educating and empowering our family, friends, and neighbors to go beyond the news stories and see the impact at street level here in the suburbs. In the interest of better educating our community on the current landscape of substance use disorder (including but not limited to alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, and the opioid crisis)  PHNR is sponsoring a three part series called “Drugs and Addiction 911: Our Community, Our Emergency, Our Solutions” taking place April 3rdApril 24th, and May 15th.  This event will be held at the North Royalton United Methodist Church and will help give the participants a look into the world of substance abuse and it’s impact across families, communities, and resources. All dates will feature a presentation and will end with a Q&A session.  We invite everyone to attend all 3 nights but it is not required. Click Here for more information.

City Council Streets, Storm Water,  Utilities Committee Meetings April 4th at 6:00pm at City Hall. Click Here to view agendas.

City Council Meeting April 4th immediately following the Committee Meetings but no sooner than 7:00pm at City Hall. Click Here to view agenda.

North Royalton Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt April 9th from 2:00pm-3:00pm at Memorial Park 14600 State Rd for Children 10 years old and younger.

Community Meetings on New Curbside Recycling Program
Residents are invited to attend meetings to learn about the new curbside recycling program starting May 1st. The meetings will take place on April 17th, at City Hall, Community Room number one, at 7:00pm. There will be another meeting that will take place on April 22nd directly after the City Shred Day Event at the City Hall Community Room number one, at about 12:30pm. Read More.

City Council Finance, Safety, and Building & Building Codes Committee Meetings April 18th at 6:00pm at City Hall. Click Here to view agendas.

City Council Meeting April 18th immediately following the Committee Meetings but no sooner than 7:00pm at City Hall. Click Here to view agenda.

City of North Royalton Shred Day April 22nd from 9:00am to 12:00pm 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.

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: April 29, 2017
Time: 10:00am-11:00am
Where: Subway
5660 Wallings Rd.
North Royalton, OH 44133

Medication Take Back Day 
Help to keep our community safe by dropping off unneeded, expired medications for safe disposal at the Medication Take Back Day on April 29th from 10am-2pm at Timber Ridge Plaza 9199 Sprague Rd or Giant Eagle Plaza 6000 Royalton Rd. Click Here for more information.

May 2nd Primary Election 
Polls open from 6:30am-7:30pm
Click Here for more information.

Used Book Sale
Friends of North Royalton Branch Library are having a Used Book Sale on May 6th from 9:00am-4:00pm at the North Royalton Branch Library located at 5071 Wallings Rd.

City Calendar for April


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