Ward 3 E-Newsletter: April 2018

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 8th Primary Election. Here is some important information below to help you with voting.

May 8th Primary Election
Tuesday, May 8th is the Primary Election Day. Polls are open from 6:30am-7:30pm. The following places are polling locations for Ward 3 residents:

North Royalton Christian Church
5100 Royalton Rd.
Voting Precinct 3A

Albion Elementary School
9360 Albion Rd.
Voting Precinct 3B

North Royalton High School
14713 Ridge Rd.
Voting Precincts 3C and 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. 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 8th Primary Election from the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections.

Special Announcement
The First Family of North Royalton Ward 3 has added a new member of the family. Derek Ryan Langshaw was born at 4:10pm on March 26th weighing 4lbs 9oz and 17 1/2 inches. The little guy made an executive decision to come out very early. It was a little scary but with the help of the best doctors and nurses both he and mom are healthy! Thank you to all those who have been praying for my son and family!

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 March. Council approved Ordinance 18-27 authorizing the Mayor to enter into a contract with Brown and Caldwell for consulting services for the Abbey Rd forcemain assessment. Council by a 5-2 vote approved Ordinance 18-31 banning medical marijuana cultivators, processors, and retail dispensaries in the City of North Royalton. Read More. Council also approved Ordinances 18-32 and 18-33 for the South Akins Road and Edgerton Road Resufacing projects. Council approved Ordinance 18-34 to retain the legal services of Kelly and Ferraro LLP to join in Opioid ligation. 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

State of the City Address
On March 21st Mayor Stefanik  gave his annual State of the City Address highlighting many of the positive things going on in the city. Read More.

2018 City Road Repair Program   
This year’s road program will consist of S. Akins Road (York Road to Bennett Road) and Edgerton Road (Bennett Road to east of Ridge Road).  The Edgerton Road project is being funded by Cuyahoga County’s 50/50 Program, which will provide a maximum of $250,000.00 towards the resurfacing of  this roadway. Both projects will begin as soon as the asphalt plants open. This is the earliest that the city’s road repair program has begun. Read More.

Sidewalk Grant
The city has recently been awarded funding from the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency through the Transportation for Livable Communities Initiative to extend the multi-use asphalt path which currently ends at South Akins Road on to the Valley Parkway to fully connect Route 82 to the Cleveland Metroparks’ All-Purpose Trail. The grant the city has received is $141,000 will fund the entire cost of the project. Read More.

Memorial Park Upgrades
The tennis courts and basketball courts at Memorial Park will be upgraded by the school district this year as part of a longstanding lease agreement that involves the usage and maintenance of these courts that the city has with the school district. Read More.

Around Ward 3

2018 Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Department Citizen Academy
I am happy to announce I have been accepted to the 2018 Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Department Citizen Academy program. I look forward to learning more about law enforcement, the Sheriff’s Department, and what our officers in the North Royalton Police Department face in keeping us all safe 24/7. Read More.

Royal View Elementary School’s Family Literacy Night
On March 1st I was guest reader for Royal View Elementary School’s Fourth Annual Family Literacy Night.  I had fun reading  the book One Vote, Two Votes, I Vote, You vote by Bonnie Worth to the students. Special thanks to the Teachers and Staff at Royal View Elementary School for organizing this family fun event! Read More.

Cub Scout Pack 526’s Annual Blue & Gold Banquet
On March 4th attended Cub Scouts Pack 526’s Annual Blue and Gold Banquet at St Albert the Great Church. It was great to be with my colleague Council President Larry Antoskiewicz to help recognize those who received special awards and honors! 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 7th it was great to be a guest speaker at Valley Vista Elementary School for the entire 3rd grade today. I enjoyed teaching students about how local government works, the different branches of government, and U.S. Constitution.

Cub Scout Pack 218’s Annual Pancake Breakfast
On March 10th it was great to be at Cub Scout Pack 218’s Annual Pancake Breakfast at Royal Redeemer Lutheran Church. Thank you to the Cub Scouts for all they do to make a difference in North Royalton!

North Royalton/Broadview Heights Rotary Club’s 13th Annual Lunar New Year Celebration
On March 18th attended the North Royalton/Broadview Heights Rotary Club’s 13th Annual Lunar New Year Celebration fundraiser! Thank you to the Rotary for all the great things they do in our community!‬

Combating Blighted Properties in Ward 3
Fighting blight has been a major goal of mine in Ward 3 and its great to see more properties such as this one on Ridge Rd finally getting demolished to clean up our ward and city! Thank you to the Building Department and Mayor for working together to help continued the progress we are making!

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.

Water/Sewer Homestead Discount
If you are currently enrolled in the program you will not have to renew your application until April 30, 2020.  You will receive a letter from the Cleveland Water Department, if you think you are already enrolled  in the program and did not receive this notification letter contact the Cleveland Water Department at 216-664-3130.If you are not enrolled in the Water/Sewer Homestead Discount program it’s not too late to apply since there is no longer a deadline for new applicants.  You must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible:Be 65 or older, or totally and permanently disabled;Own and live at the property; and Have income less than $33,500. To request an application call the Cleveland Water Department at 216-664-3130.There is another water savings program through the Cleveland Housing Network called The Affordability Program.  It offers a 40% discount on all standard water charges.  This includes the consumption and monthly fixed charges.  To be eligible for this program you must meet all of the following criteria: 1. Own and live at the property; and 2. Total household income must be at or below the following 1 person household $23,540, 2 persons $31,860, 3 persons $40,180, 4 persons $48,500, 5 persons $56,820, 6+persons add $8,320 for each additional household member beyond 5.The Affordability Program is administered through the Cleveland Housing Network Housing Partners.  For questions or to apply you must contact them at 216-574-7100..

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 April 3rd at 6:00pm at City Hall. Click Here to view agendas.

City Council Meeting April 3rd 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 14th 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.

City Council Finance, Safety, Review & Oversight and Building & Building Codes Committee Meetings April 17th at 6:00pm at City Hall. Click Here to view agendas.

City Council Meeting April 17th 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: April 29, 2018
Time: 10:00am-11:00am
Where: Subway
5660 Wallings Rd.
North Royalton, OH 44133

May 8th Primary Election 
Polls open from 6:30am-7:30pm
Click Here for more information.

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