Ward 3 E-Newsletter: January 2017

Greetings Ward 3 Resident,

Happy New Year! 2017 is off to a very busy start here in city government with much to report below. Before I get into more details I just wanted to share with you the following announcement:

Devoted to Serving Ward 3 for Another Term
On January 4th I pulled my petitions from the Board of Elections to seek a third elected term on the North Royalton City Council. I am honored to serve more than 5,500 residents that call Ward 3 home and am excited to continue to be your voice on City Council. Being newly married to my wife Marissa and father to my 10 year old son Henry I believe it is important not only for my family, but for all our families in the community to keep the positive progress taking place in North Royalton through my experience, dedication and proven record of service to you my residents. Over the next several months I will be going door to door throughout our entire ward to meet with residents. I look forward to hearing what concerns or suggestions residents may have regarding our ward and city’s future to come. See you soon!

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 December. Council approved Resolution 16-165 and Resolution 16-166 to authorize the city to apply for Community Block Grant Program Funding. $150,000 would be complete the repair of the remaining concrete road and joint reconstruction need in the Industrial Park here in Ward 3. This would help make the area more attractive for additional economic development and investment, which is positive news for our city. Also the more roads we can repair citywide is in the best interest of the entire city infrastructure. Also council approved Ordinance 16-163 the 2017 City Budget which is a solid and conservative one. Doing the budget this time around was a little more challenging in opinion. Given the recent EMS Levy failure and 2017 marking over $5 million dollars in total state funding cuts to our city with no outlook of anything changing in Columbus. Regardless of the challenges we face I am confident by the continued hard work of both council and the administration we will overcome them.

Ward 5 Vacancy
At the December 20, 2016 Council Meeting Ward 5 Councilman Steve Muller announced his resignation from council effective January 1, 2017 due to moving out of the city. I wish Mr. Muller the best on his future endeavors and congrats on his recent marriage. I thank him for his 5 yrs of service to our city! I will always be grateful for Mr Muller’s deciding vote in 2013 in favor of appointing me to be Ward 3 Councilman after the passing of our friend and longest serving Councilman Don Willey. In the coming weeks Council will begin the process to fill the the vacancy for Ward 5 on City Council. Our City Charter gives us 30 days to do that. 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

Old City Hall
The Mayor recently recommend to Council that in 2017 that there will be discussions regarding the fate of the vacant old city hall building on Ridge Road. Options which include a recommendation for demolition of the building. To correct all issues with the building which include asbestos and accessibility issues would have cost over $2 million dollars which was not an effected use of taxpayer dollars. Which is why the new city hall was built at its location of State Road that is all one floor and accessible to all including those with disabilities. The City has explored grant funding, reached out to various organizations, and more without any success. The building is not usable and it makes sense to demolish it and restore the land where it can return back to its original intention which is for public use and park space. It is my hope that some kind of historical marker could be placed near the site of the old city hall so that future generations can learn more about its unique history of all the different uses it has had in our city. I will keep you updated on this issue.

Issue One Funding
The city was recently turned down for Issue One funding for Edgerton and Tilby road repairs. However, the Royalton Road widening has been awarded $3.5 million and the Sprague Road widening was also granted $1 million for engineering costs for both projects. The Royalton Road project is expected to go out to bid here in 2017 with construction beginning in 2018 starting with phase one between West 130th Street to just past the Service Department driveway. Phase two is still set to begin in 2019 from the Service Department driveway and ends at York Road. Phase two has parts of Ward 3 in it and is good to hear that this project is continuing to move forward after decades in the making. Read More.

Around Ward 3

Mediation Training
On December 6th through 8th I completed a 3 day training with the Cleveland Mediation Center to become a mediator. This training has given me additional leadership skills that will help me in serving residents. The Cleveland Mediation Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that was founded in 1981. The Cleveland Mediation Center’s mission promotes just and peaceful community in Northeast Ohio by honoring all people, building their capacity to act, and facilitating opportunities for them to engage in conflict constructively. If you like to learn more about the Cleveland Mediation Center Click Here.

Senior Center Christmas Party
On December 12th attended the Senior Center Christmas Party and I even dawned on the big red suit as Santa to bring some early Christmas joy to our Seniors. Read More.

Guest Speaker
On December 19th I was guest speaker for Mrs.Timar’s Fourth Grade Class at Valley Vista Elementary School which my son Henry is in. I had a fun time teaching the students more about how our government works, the Constitution, and my experiences in serving in local government!

Snow Parking Ban Reminder
Since we are approaching the start of winter. 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

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 January 3rd  at 6pm at City Hall. Click Here to view agendas.

City Council Meeting January 3rd immediately following the Committee Meetings but no sooner than 7pm at City Hall. Click Here to view agenda.

City Council Finance, Safety, and Building & Building Codes, Review & Oversight Committee Meetings January 17th at 6pm at City Hall. Click Here to view agendas.

City Council Meeting January 17th immediately following the Committee Meetings but no sooner than 7pm at City Hall. Click Here to view agenda.

City Council Special Work Session Meeting January 24th at 6:30pm 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: January 29, 2017
Time: 10:00am-11:00am
Where: Subway
5660 Wallings Rd.
North Royalton, OH 44133

City Calendar for January


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