Ward 3 E-Newsletter: December 2017

Greetings Ward 3 Resident,

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving with their family and friends! About 11 more days till Christmas! As we approach the end of 2017, things remain relatively busy in City Government with much to update you on below.

Thank You
I just like to take a moment and thank you the residents for recently re-electing me in the November 7th General Election to serve another two-year term on City Council. Theodore Roosevelt once said, “this country will not be a good place for any of us to live in unless we make it a good place for all of us to live in.” This quote sums up my core mission as a city councilman to make both our ward and city a better place for all our families to live together. It is my greatest honor to continue to serve the over 5,500 residents that call North Royalton Ward 3 home and being their voice on city council. In January I will be officially sworn in for my third elected term on City Council. I look forward to continuing to serve Ward 3!

Special Announcement

The First Family of North Royalton Ward 3 we were extra thankful this past Thanksgiving! My wife Marissa and I with the help of Henry and Missy recently made a special announcement that our family will be expanding in May of 2018! Thank you to all those who have offered their congratulations! It so great to raise our family here in this great community with all of you!

Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from my family to yours!

Dan Langshaw
Ward 3 Councilman
North Royalton City Council

Council Update

Highlights from Council Meetings
Some highlights from the City Council Meetings for November. Council approved Ordinances 17-118,17-119, and 17-120 confirming the Mayor’s appointment of a new police officer and firefighter/paramedics. Read More. Council also approved Ordinance 17-134, 17-135, and 17-136

granting easements for the Route 82 road improvement project. Read More. Council approved Ordinance 17-137 that authorizes the City of Cleveland, Division of Water to reduce the sewer charge for all users that are connected to the North Royalton Consolidated Sanitary Sewer District, but don’t have water meters that show actual water consumption. Currently, those users are charged 2.5 mcf per quarter, totaling 10 mcf per year.  The rate is based on the recent rate study, this legislation reduces the amount to 40 mcf per month, totaling 4.8 mcf per year.  This change will take effective on January 1, 2018. Read More.

2018 Budget Update
City Council has been reviewing the 2018 City Budget. Once again it is very conservative and solid balanced budget. The Budget is on Third Reading Consideration and will get approved at the December 19th Council Meeting. 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

Chippewa Creek Headwater Trail Project
The Chippewa Creek Headwater Trail project is almost completed and expected to be ready by the end of year for people to use. In the spring there will be a formal opening. Read More.

Ohio Turnpike Sound Wall Project
Our City was awarded an almost $1 million grant from ODOT through the Turnpike Mitigation Program.  Our City elected to “pool” their grant with 3 other communities that were also awarded grants for Sound Walls along the Ohio Turnpike to get a better pricing package.  Great Lakes Construction was awarded the project and the walls are now complete. The walls start near Bennett Road and end near York Road along the north side of the Ohio Turnpike.

EMS Levy Passes
The EMS Levy passed on the November 7th General Election ballot. Thank you for your support of this vital emergency service for our community! Read More.

Sewer Rate Study
City Council has been reviewing the results of the five-year sewer rate study and has legislation pending based off recommendations for restructuring the rates. I believe the legislation before City Council will help reduce costs for seniors, those on a fixed income, well-water users and provide a fairer system for our rates for all, while keeping North Royalton’s sewer rates one of the lowest compared to other cities in our area that tack on additional charges that most aren’t aware of. Read More.

Around Ward 3

Taste of North Royalton
On November 2nd attended the Taste of North Royalton which helps support the North Royalton School District’s Educational Foundation and Stadium Foundation.

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St. Albert The Great School’s Veterans Day Celebration
On November 11th attended St. Albert The Great School’s Veterans Day Mass & Military Salute. It was great to be among so many of my fellow Veterans from WWII, Vietnam, Korea, Persian Gulf, Iraqi, Afghanistan, Global War on Terrorism, and still serving. Thank so much to St. Albert The Great School, students, staff, and all those who put on such a great Veterans Day celebration! It was an honor to be invited!

North Royalton Holiday Lighting Ceremony and Christmas Parade
On November 26th attended the Annual North Royalton Holiday Lighting Ceremony and Christmas Parade. Special thanks to all the community service clubs and volunteers who made it a wonderful event to start the holiday season! Read More.

St. Matthew Church Fire
Last month St. Matthew’s Church on Albion Road here in Ward 3 had a bad fire and will take a year to rebuild. My thoughts and prayers go out to all the parishioners of St Matthews Church during this difficult time. Luckily no one was hurt. Thank you to the North Royalton Fire Department and additional departments that responded to put the fire out. Learn More. If you like to make a donation to help with the rebuilding efforts below is the fundraising page that has been setup to help the church Click Here to learn more about that effort.

Snow Parking Ban Reminder
Since winter has arrived. Here is a reminder about snow parking bans and where to find out if one is in effect. A snow parking ban pertains to all city streets is not cancelled until a North Royalton Police Department supervisor deems all roads safe and clear, which typically occurs after snow plow operations have been completed. Violators of the snow parking ban are subject to parking citations and/or impoundment of their vehicles. If you like to find out if a snow parking ban is in place you can check out the NRPD Facebook page. You can also see updates in the Facebook and Twitter feed portions of my website’s homepage at www.danlangshaw.com

Ward 3 Recycling Tip of the Month
Do not place holiday lights (tanglers) in your curbside recycling. Tanglers, including holiday lights and power cords, cannot be recycled in your home recycling bin and will cause problems and shut-downs at the local recycling facility. During the Christmas season, retailers including Home Depot and Lowe’s Home Improvement have collection bins for holiday lights. Check at your local store. Christmas Light Source and Holiday LEDs also offer recycling and rebate programs for strings of lights. Recycle your broken, burned out strings of lights, power strips and power cords during the District’s holiday lights recycling program. The Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District accepts strands of lights (holiday lights and other strands) at its facility located at 4750 East 131 Street in Garfield Heights. Drop off in their lobby during business hours M-F 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The recycling program runs December 1-January 15. No bags or boxes in the recycling bin, please. Place items loose in our lobby drop box and take all bags, boxes and containers home with you. Artificial trees are not accepted. Materials collected are recycled by a local Cleveland company.

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 Meeting December 5th at 7:00pm at City Hall. Click Here to view agenda.

City Council Meeting December 19th at  7:00pm 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: December 30, 2017
Time: 9:00am-10:00am
Where: Subway
5660 Wallings Rd.
North Royalton, OH 44133

City Calendar for December


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