Ward 3 E-Newsletter: January 2018

Greetings Ward 3 Resident,

Happy New Year! I am excited for what great things 2018 has in store for our great city and continuing to serve you all on City Council!

New Council Term has Begun!
On December 31, 2017 I had a special Ceremonial Swearing In with family in which the oath of office was administered by wife and the amazing First Lady of North Royalton Ward 3 Marissa Langshaw. Then on January 1, 2018 I was officially sworn into my 3rd elected term of office as North Royalton Ward 3 City Councilman. Special thanks to Ward 4 City Councilman Paul Marnecheck for administering the official oath of office to me!

New Council Committee Assignments Announced
For the 2018-2019 term I will be serving as Safety Committee Chairman, Storm Water Committee Vice-Chairman, and a Member of the Review & Oversight Committee. I am excited about assignments and the new term! Click Here to see the full City Council committee assignment list.

Have a great weekend!

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 17-139 commending Assistant Legislative Director Dana Schroeder on her attainment of the designation of Certified Municipal Clerk. Council also approved Ordinance 17-132 the 2018 City Budget. Some of the highlights include about $1 million dollars for road repairs. Purchasing vehicles for the Police, Wastewater and Building Departments, and a new ambulance for the Fire Department. Repairs of roof at the York Road recreation facility and continue renovations at the Building Department. Council approved Ordinance 17-138 the new rates based off of the recommendations of the five year sewer rate study. Something important to note is Council eliminated the minimum sewer rate charge. This change will help lower the costs for seniors. Residents will now pay just for what they use. In 2018, the current rate of $84.71 per 1 MCF will be reduced to $79.29 with a $5 fixed monthly charge starting July 1, 2018. The next four years will have modest increases of 4 percent in 2019, 4 percent in 2020, 3 percent in 2021 and 3 percent in 2022. These are quarterly rates and you are now billed monthly. Read More. Council also approved Resolution 17-142 the Mayor’s appointment of a new police officer for the Police Department. 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

City Bicentennial Celebration
The City of North Royalton was founded in 1818, and will mark its bicentennial in 2018. Mayor Bob Stefanik has formed a bicentennial committee which has begun planning the festivities to celebrate this exciting historic milestone for our city. The committee consists of one or two representatives from each of the city’s service clubs and organizations such as the Lions, Royalton Hills Lions, Kiwanis, Rotary, Historical Society, Garden Club, North Royalton City Schools, the North Royalton Community Band, the North Royalton Alumni Association and the Chamber of Commerce. Council President Larry Antoskiewicz is the chair of the committee. Read More.

City Green Project Update
City Council recently received a presentation regarding the City Green project. The preliminary plans call for a two level pavilion with an overlook, with a fireplace, bathrooms, and lots of benches. A number of members of council made suggestions for the pavilion project. One of mine was to have binocular stations on the overlook where folks could use it to see some of the amazing views of southern Medina. Another idea that came up in the meeting which I support is having some kind of North Royalton script sign similar to the Cleveland signs you see in areas of tourist sections of downtown Cleveland. I think this would help make the City Green a fun place to visit with friends or family from out of town to take a picture at and make it unique. Other improvements the City’s brick monument sign at Ridge and Royalton roads, the center marquee portion will be removed and replaced with an LED addressable sign. The pillars on either side will remain as is. The presentation made me excited about the improvements we are looking to make to the City Green. I believe we owe it to the residents to make this an even greater space for all to enjoy. The designs help build up progress we are making to improve the overall character and image of the city. Read More.

Senior Living Zoning Change Request for May Ballot
The developer for OMNI Senior Living has applied for a zoning change that would convert a 26.7 acre vacant residential property along Ridge and State Road to a senior citizen zoning district. Such a change would then allow the developer to build a senior living community. City council has referred the proposed zoning change in Ordinance 17-141 to the City Planning Commission and to the City Council Building and Building Codes Committee for further review and discussion. Then after that it will be put on the May 8th Ballot for residents to decide the issue. Read More.

City Recycling Program Update
2017 brought a change to the city’s recycling program with automated collection of the recycling carts. Numbers indicate a 60% increase May when the program began through November over 2016. This is great news and I continue to urge you recycling as much as possible. Read More.

Around Ward 3

Food Bank Christmas Food Box Distribution
On December 9th volunteered at the North Royalton Food Bank and helped with the Christmas Food Distribution for those in need in our community!‬ Special thanks to all those who made donations to help make sure so many families in need have a great Christmas!

Mom’s Deli & Grille 20th Anniversary Celebration
On December 9th it was great to stop by and wish congratulations to the owners and family of Mom’s Deli & Grille on their 20th Anniversary! It is so great to have them as one of my many businesses here in North Royalton Ward 3!

Snow Parking Ban Reminder
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
When you buy new tires, dispose of your old tires through your tire retailer at the time of purchase. There is a small fee charged for tire disposal, which is a tax used for transporting and disposing of tires through state licensed facilities. If you already have tires at home, contact one of the following store chains who provide tire disposal for non-customers. These include Conrad’s Tire Express, Firestone Auto Care, and National Tire and Battery. In the State of Ohio, you must be licensed to haul more than 10 tires at a time. If you have more than 10 tires, or have a large tire pile to be cleaned up, call Liberty Tire 330-868-0097, TIMCO, LLC Recycling Division 330-523-6048 or US Tire Transportation 216-441-0950. Need to report an illegal tire dump? Did you see illegal dumping in Cleveland or a Cuyahoga County suburb? Call the Illegal Dumping Hotline at 216-664-DUMP.

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, Review & Oversight,  & Utilities Committee Meetings January 2nd at 6:00pm at City Hall. Click Here to view agendas.

City Council Meeting January 2nd 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 January 16th at 6:00pm at City Hall. Click Here to view agendas.

City Council Meeting January 16th 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: January 27, 2018
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm
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