Ward 3 E-Newsletter: November 2017

Greetings Ward 3 Resident,

I hope everyone had a fun and safe Halloween. Although the holiday season is close upon us, things continue to remain relatively busy here in city government as we start to prepare the 2018 city budget and deal with mother nature too. Before I get into my update for this month, I have a few quick reminders/update.

Sunday Storm Update
Overnight Sunday November 5th our city got the brunt of the storm that caused power outrages, road closures, down trees, and other storm debris. Also the Fire Department had over 60 calls for service which included some medical calls and a structure fire. A big thank you to all our First Responders and Service Department for all they did last night and continue to do for the storm clean up! Now that the storm has ended Ward 3 residents here is some important information listed below that may help you:

Down Trees & Storm Debris
If you have down trees or storm debris not effecting power lines or any structural damage please contact the Service Department at 440-582-3002 for assistance.

Down Power Line Issues
If you have down power line issues please contact the Fire Department immediately so they can address these hazards as soon as they are identified at 440-237-4315.

Power Outages
The last I have checked all the power that was out in Ward 3 was restored around midnight and 2:30am this morning. If you still do not have power please contact First Energy at 1-888-544-4877 to report the power outage. You can also report outages and get updates from First Energy at http://outages.firstenergycorp.com/oh.html

If there are any other issues you can contact me at ward3@northroyalton.org or 440-785-4240.


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. Tomorrow Tuesday, November 7th 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 Precincts 3A & 3C

St. Matthew Orthodox Church
10383 Albion Rd.
Voting Precincts 3B & 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.

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 week!

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 Ordinance 17-114 an ordinance authorizing the mayor to submit an application in the amount of $121,000 to the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency to seek funding to extend the multi-use asphalt path on Bennett Road, from Route 82 to South Akins Road down to Valley Parkway. This would tie it into the Metroparks All-Purpose Trail to improve connectivity in the city as indicated in the City’s Alternative Transportation Study. Read More. Council voted down by a vote of 1-6 my Ordinance 17-101 an ordinance that would have prohibited medical marijuana cultivators, processors, and retail dispensaries within the City of North Royalton. Although I was unsuccessful I respect the fact that Council had a vote on my legislation, and the overwhelming majority, by voting it down, made it clear that medical marijuana dispensaries and cultivators should be allowed in the city of North Royalton. Once the current moratorium ends on March 31, 2018, it will officially be legal in our city. Read More. Council approved Ordinance 17-115 an ordinance requesting assistance from Cuyahoga County to replace the Abbey Rd bridge near the Sprague Rd intersection. Read More.

Finance Committee
City Council will start reviewing the 2018 City Budget soon. 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

EMS Replacement Levy Issue #34
Tomorrow November 7th is Election Day.  Please make sure you vote all the way down your ballot because there are many candidates and issues that need your vote too. A very important issue on the ballot here in North Royalton is Issue #34 the EMS replacement levy which I especially like to urge for your support. The North Royalton Emergency Medical Service levy property tax rate has not changed since 1993. Since then the costs for providing this vital service has increased by over $3 million dollars annually. The EMS replacement levy will replace the current 1.7 mill EMS levy with a new 5-year levy at the same 1.7 mill rate, but updated at today’s property values 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. The EMS replacement levy is needed because our emergency responses have more than doubled with 1,171 runs in 1993 vs. 2,395 in 2016. Due to this increased activity costs have increased for staffing and equipment. The cost of the levy to a homeowner with a $200,000 home will be an additional $4.76 per month or $57.12 per year if the replacement levy is approved. No one expects to have a medical emergency that’s why it is called an emergency. When a loved one, neighbor, or even you has an emergency you want to get the best care and fast. If this replacement levy is not approved it will have a direct negative impact on the residents of our city. So please help us maintain this vital service to ensure that all our families continue to get the best care in the time of an emergency by voting in support of Issue #34 the EMS replacement levy! If you have any question please feel free to contact me directly at 440-785-4240 or via email at ward3@northroyalton.org. If you like to read my recent Letter to the Editor about Issue #34 Click Here or check out this recent article covering the importance of the levy by Clicking Here.

2017 City Road Program Update
The 2017 City Road Repair Program has been completed.

Auditor of State Award
Recently our city received the Auditor of State Award which is presented to local governments and school districts, upon the completion of a clean financial audit, that have filed a timely financial report with the state auditor’s office. This award means the audit report did not contain any findings for recovery, material citations, material weaknesses, significant deficiencies, single audit findings or questioned costs. Great job to our Finance Director and his department for all their hard work to earn such an award. Read More.

Around Ward 3

Troop 526 Pancake Breakfast 
On October 8th attended the Annual Pancake Breakfast for Boy Scout Troop 526. It was great to be one of the sponsors for the event! Most importantly I want to give a special thank you to all the Boy Scouts in our city for all the great service projects and work that they do to help our community!

Annual Golden Shoe Game Charity Bet

The Bears have WON the Golden Shoe back on October 13th by winning their football game against the Brecksville Broadview Heights High School! It’s also great to be a winner of the Annual Bet for Charity with my friend Ward 2 Broadview Heights City Councilman Brian Wolf! Most importantly I didn’t have to wear a red bees shirt this year at one of the council meetings. It was great to support #EthanStrong this year which is a local fundraising effort to help a 5th grader by the name of Ethan who is a student at the North Royalton Middle School that is battling Burkitts Lymphoma Read More.

Ward 3 Updates During Weather Events or Incidents
When there is a bad snow storm, weather related event, or incident that impacts Ward 3 residents I will do my best to provide periodic updates in real time. Such as last nights storm. You can see these updates on my Facebook Page @DanLangshawNR, my Twitter @DanLangshawNR or in the Facebook and Twitter feed portions of my website’s homepage at www.danlangshaw.com. Just a reminder that I utilize these sources of communication to help provide specific information you may need as service for Ward 3 residents like you.

Ward 3 Recycling Tip of the Month
Fall is the perfect time to gather up all your household hazardous waste products and participate in North Royalton’s collection program. The city collects household hazardous waste year-round at our Recycle Yard located at 11545 Royalton Rd. Hours are Saturdays ONLY 8:00am-3:00pm. 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

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

City Council Streets, Storm Water, Review & Oversight,  & Utilities Committee Meetings November 8th at 6:00pm at City Hall. Click Here to view agendas.

City Council Meeting November 8th immediately following the Committee Meetings but no sooner than 7:00pm at City Hall. Click Here to view agenda.

NRHS PTA Craft Show

The North Royalton High School PTA will be having their 2017 Craft Show on November 18th from 9:00am to 3:00pm at North Royalton High School located at 14713 Ridge Road.

Special City Council Finance Committee Meeting November 20th at 6:30pm at City Hall. Click Here to view agenda.

City Council Finance, Safety, and Building & Building Codes Committee Meetings November 21st at 6:00pm at City Hall. Click Here to view agendas.

City Council Meeting November 21st immediately following the Committee Meetings but no sooner than 7:00pm at City Hall. Click Here to view agenda.

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, 2017
Time: 9:00am-10:00am
Where: Subway
5660 Wallings Rd.
North Royalton, OH 44133

17th Annual North Royalton Holiday Lighting Christmas Parade
The Annual North Royalton Holiday Lighting Christmas Parade will take place on November 26th. Parade will step off from the Royalwood Road exit of St. Albert’s Church at 4:45pm  Destination to North Pole on The Green.

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