Ward 3 E-Newsletter: June 2017

Greetings Ward 3 Resident,

It is great to see the CAVS back in the NBA Finals! Things remain relatively busy in your City Government with a few items to update you on below.

Go Cavs!!!

Dan Langshaw
Ward 3 Councilman
North Royalton City Council

Council Update

Highlights from Council Meetings
Some highlights from the City Council Meetings for May. Council approved Ordinance 17-63 updating the city’s deer hunting ordinance to allow bow hunting of deer on sites smaller than 5 acres if the police chief approves on a case by case basis. Read More. Council approved Ordinance 17-67 an agreement with Senior Transportation Connection to expand transportation services for seniors. Read More. Council also approved Ordinance 16-68 an agreement with Cleveland Water for the billing of sewer charges. This will save taxpayer dollars and residents will just get one monthly bill for sewer and water. Read More. Council approved Resolution 17-71 the Mayor’s appointment of Ken Bilinovich to the position of the chief of police.

Safety Committee
As Vice Chair of the Safety Committee I requested discussion about the most recent Cutter Oil spill in the Whispering Woods development. I asked what is being done by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources to ensure other wells in the city are safe and operational. Spill clean up is complete. ODNR Oil and Gas and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency have inspected the site.The city will be charging Cutter Oil about $1,500 for the cost of fire department to having to respond. Read More.

Review & Oversight Committee
Ward 6 Councilman Dan Kasaris Chairman of the Review & Oversight Committee called for a special meeting on May 16th to discuss eliminating council term limits through a ballot issue. As a member of the Committee I voiced my strong concerns against the elimination of term limits. I believe there are more important issues for Council to be focusing on. If it was so important the most recent independent Charter Review Commission would have recommended it. They did not. After a length discussion on this issue, Chairman Kasaris withdrew his request for legislation to change term limits. 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

Bennett’s Corners Development Project

The first phase of the Bennett’s Corners development project has begun which will be called The Shops at South Market. The development is proposed for the northeast corner of Bennett’s Corners, located at West 130 Street and Boston Road. The 13 acre mixed use development proposes restaurants and two national chains. The plan calls for six buildings that total about 80,000 square feet of retail, office and residential space. Read More.

2017 City Road Program Update
Addition to the Tilby Road repaving project there will be other road repair maintenance throughout the city. The city will be utilizing a $91,000 Cuyahoga County grant which will also help with doing joint repair, crack sealing, and catch basin work as well this year. Read More.

Partnership for Healthy North Royalton Survey
Help in drug prevention efforts and take the Partnership for Healthy North Royalton Community Perception Survey by Clicking Here, and you could win a $250 Visa gift card for participating. The results of the survey will help in PHNR continued efforts to help our community.

New Police Chief
Ken Bilinovich has been named as the new Chief for the North Royalton Police Department replacing John Elek, who retired in March. He was sworn in on May 11th. Read More.

Around Ward 3

New Planning Commission Chairman
Congrats to Ward 3 resident Tim Miller for being recently selected as the new Chairman of the City Planning Commission. Read More.

Special Congrats!
Congrats to North Royalton High School Senior Allison Higgins for being the recipient of the 2017 Dan Langshaw Leadership Scholarship! She will be attending American University Majoring in Justice & Law with a Concentration in Counter-Terrorism! She also hopes to become an FBI agent someday. Very impressive young woman! This year marks the 12th year I have been doing my annual local scholarship. Congrats again Allison!!

Partnership for Healthy North Royalton Drug Forum
On May 15th attended the Partnership for Healthy North Royalton’s final Drug Forum. It was a very a informative forum and helpful learning ways to address the drug epidemic.

NOCCA Spring Forum
On May 19th I attended the Northeast Ohio City Council Association’s Spring Forum with Guest Speaker Matt Zone Cleveland City Councilman & National League of Cities President discussing “The State of America’s Cities”. It was a very informative forum.

City Safety Fair
On May 21st attended the North Royalton Fire Department’s Safety Fair & Open House. It was a fun time! Thank you to the North Royalton Fire Department for putting on such a great event! Read More.

Garden Fest
On May 21st attended the North Royalton Garden Club’s Garden Fest. I got some nice tomato plants for my garden. Thank you to the Garden Club for all that they do for our community! Read More.

Memorial Day Ceremony
On May 29th I attended the City Memorial Day Ceremony at the City Cemetery to honor all those who have paid the ultimate price for our freedom. Special thanks to the Strongsville VFW, North Royalton Fire Department, and Police Department for making this event happen! Read More.

Cleveland Clinic Healthcare Forum
On May 25th I attended the Cleveland Clinic Community Healthcare Forum on the Opioid Epidemic that featured Dr. Vivek Murthy the 19th United States Surgeon General and Acting Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Chuck Rosenberg. After the forum I even had a chance to speak briefly with DEA Administrator Chuck Rosenberg. Thank you to the Cleveland Clinic for hosting this event I learned a lot about how we can combat drugs in our community. If you like to view video of the entire event Click Here.

State Budget Testimony before the Ohio Senate Finance Committee
On May 31st I traveled to the Statehouse in Columbus to express concerns about Substitute House Bill 49 the State Budget and urged lawmakers to increase local government funding. While at the Statehouse I had an opportunity to meet with State Senator Michael Skindell, our State Representative Tom Patton’s Legislative Aide, State Representative Kent Smith, our State Senator Matt Dolan, and State Senate Minority Leader Senator Kenny Yuko. I also had an opportunity to testify on Substitute House Bill 49 the State Budget before the Ohio Senate Finance Committee. If you like to see a clip of my testimony Click Here and forward the video to the 1:48:00 mark. If you like to read the full text of my testimony you can Click Here to view. Overall a very productive trip.

Ward 3 Recycling Tip of the Month
The new automated curbside recycling pickup takes less time to pick up each stop, so the recycle truck could be in your neighborhood earlier than before.  Residents should prepare their recycling for automated collection by making certain all materials are placed entirely inside the recycling cart, loose, not bagged. Click Here to learn more helpful tips regarding the new recycling program. Also below is a diagram of how to place the carts at the curb.

Speed Limit Reminder
During the summer months many kids are home since school is out for the summer and are outside playing in the neighborhoods of our ward. Please be mindful of this and observe the posted speed limits which are typically 25mph on residential streets and 35mph on the main roads of our city.

Possible Curb Painting Scam
It has been brought to the attention of the North Royalton Police Department that a company has been leaving an advertisement with the heading “Public Service Notice”. This advertisement is regarding addresses being painted on the curbs of residents.  In the past it has been widely reported that these companies would pick up payment and not complete the work. This company is not a registered contractor in the City and as such has not been through the process of obtaining the proper permits. Lastly, addresses painted on the curb cannot be easily seen in fall when leaves are falling or in the winter when there is snow on the street. The North Royalton Fire Department offers a much better alternative for residents that want to prominently display their addresses. Click Here to learn more.

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, & Utilities Committee Meetings June 6th at 6:00pm at City Hall. Click Here to view agendas.

City Council Meeting June 6th immediately following the Committee Meetings but no sooner than 7:00pm at City Hall. Click Here to view agenda.

City Council Finance, Safety, and Building & Building Codes Committee Meetings June 20th at 6:00pm at City Hall. Click Here to view agendas.

City Council Meeting June 20th immediately following the Committee Meetings but no sooner than 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: June 25, 2017
Time: 10:00am-11:00am
Where: Subway
5660 Wallings Rd.
North Royalton, OH 44133

City Calendar for June


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