Ward 3 E-Newsletter: May 2018

Greetings Ward 3 Resident,

It’s nice to finally have some warmer weather. Also great to see the CAVS continue to advance in the NBA Playoffs! Here in City government things remain relative busy with a number of things to update you on below. Don’t forget to vote next Tuesday May 8th for the 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.

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 April. Council approved Resolution 18-35 in support of Issue 9 the Cuyahoga County Health & Human Services Levy on the May 8, 2018 ballot. Council also approved Ordinance 18-38 to enter into a contract with Simple Recycling for curbside collection of soft recyclables in the city of North Royalton. Council approved Ordinance 18-41 to create a stormwater grant program for HOAs to address stormwater and maintenance issues of their basins. Council approved Ordinances 18-47 and 18-48 to purchase protective equipment and a new ambulance for the Fire Department.

If you like to learn more about what is going on in City Council check out the minutes online by Clicking Here.

City Update

2018 City Road Repair Program   
This year’s road program is underway. I like to say thank you to the Mayor, Service Department, and rest of City Council for all the work we have done to get the 2018 Road Repair Program started the earliest we ever have. Most importantly York Rd here in Ward 3 is being repaired now and is already improving the daily commute a lot of residents have on that road.RT 82 Widening Project Update
Tree clearing and utility surveying has begun for the RT 82 Widening Project. The actual pavement construction is to tentatively start with Phase 1 this summer or fall and then Phase 2 next year. Read More.

New Curbside Recycling Program for Clothing & Housewares Starting June 4th
City Council recently approved Ordinance 18-38 to enter into a contract with Simple Recycling, based in Solon, Ohio for curbside collection and recycling of clothing, shoes, textiles, and household goods, helping to divert hundreds of pounds of materials from landfill disposals each year. The program will start June 4th. How it works: On your regularly scheduled recycling day, place your orange Simple Recycling bags curbside besides your recycling cart. Special labeled tags are also available if you have household goods that are easier to box up. Simple Recycling will replenish your bag and tag supplies as you use them. To request additional bags, visit their website at www.simplerecycling.com/supplies or contact Simple Recycling at 866-835-5068. North Royalton residents who currently donate items to charity are encouraged to continue to do so. The partnership with Simple Recycling is not meant to replace current donations to local charities, but rather offer residents another avenue to dispose of items not accepted by the charitable organizations.This program accepts torn, stained, and otherwise irreparable clothing, linens, and non-working small appliances that are typically rejected by charities. According to the EPA, only 15% of clothing is donated or recycled when a curbside program is not offered, which means 85% of the items end up in the landfill. That equates to an average of 70 pounds of textiles per person being thrown away every year. The City of North Royalton is asking our residents to help lower these statistics by utilizing this additional curbside recycling option. Additional information regarding this program is available, visit www.simplerecycling.com or call 1-866-835-5068. Read More.

New City Stormwater Grant Program for HOAs
As Vice Chairman of the City Council Storm Water Committee, our committee worked with the Mayor and the Administration to sponsor Ordinance 18-41 which was recently passed. As a result of this legislation homeowner’s associations (HOAs) may now qualify for our newly created grant program that has been setup to assist HOAs in addressing stormwater and maintenance issues of their basins. Read More. If your HOA has a project that may qualify for the grant program please have them cont directly our City Engineer Mark Schmitzer at 440-582-3001 or mschmitzer@northroyalton.org for more information.

Around Ward 3

Ward 3 Business Visits

On April 30th it was great to tour North Royalton Ward 3 businesses Great Lakes Earmold Laboratory and Hear U. Thank you to them and all the other businesses in the industrial parkway for their investment in our city!

Need Extra Help Around the Yard?
If you are an elderly resident or handicapped and in need of some extra help with yard work. If so the outdoor Home Helper Ministry from St. Albert the Great Church can help you. If you are interested please contact Sue Kurzweil at suekurz@wideopenwest.com or call Mary Pat Frey at 440-237-6760 for more information.

Ward 3 Recycling Tip of the Month
With Memorial Day coming up this month. It is a good time to remind folks that there is a proper way to dispose of any warn out American Flags. They should not be thrown out in the trash. Click Here for flag etiquette information. Here in North Royalton residents can dispose of their American Flags properly by dropping them off in the flag retirement boxes located in the lobbies of the following places: North Royalton City Hall 14600 State Rd, North Royalton Police Station 14000 Bennett Rd, and North Royalton Public Library Branch 5071 Wallings Rd. These boxes are manned by a local Boy Scout Troop who will then properly dispose of them as required.

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.

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 May 1st at 6:00pm at City Hall. Click Here to view agendas.

City Council Meeting May 1st immediately following the Committee Meetings but no sooner than 7:00pm at City Hall. Click Here to view agenda.

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

Used Book Sale

Friends of North Royalton Branch Library are having a Used Book Sale on May 12th from 9:00am-4:00pm at the North Royalton Branch Library located at 5071 Wallings Rd.

City Council Finance, Safety, and Building & Building Codes Committee Meetings May 15th at 6:00pm at City Hall. Click Here to view agendas.

City Council Meeting May 15th immediately following the Committee Meetings but no sooner than 7:00pm at City Hall. Click Here to view agenda.

Solar Power Meeting
An informational meeting to discuss implementing solar power for homes and businesses will be held on May 16th from 6:30-8:30 pm in the Community Room at City Hall (14600 State Road). If you would like additional information prior to the meeting please contact David Nader in the Cuyahoga County Department of Sustainability. 216-698-2146 or dnader@cuyahogacounty.us.

North Royalton Fire Department Safety Fair & Open House on May 19thth from 10:00am-2:00pm at Fire Station #1 located at 7000 Royalton Rd.

2018 Garden Fest
hosted by the North Royalton Garden Club will be on May 19th from 9:00am-3:00pm at the North Royalton Christian Church 5100 Royalton Rd.

Heritage Home Program Meeting
The Cleveland Restoration Society will host an information session to discuss the Heritage Home Program on  May 24th at 6 pm at the Strongsville Public Library, 18700 Westwood Drive. If your home is 25 years old or older and in need of exterior or interior maintenance, the Heritage Home Program may be right for you. This free program includes impartial rehab advice, free technical assistance and low-interest financing which covers home rehab costs.

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: May 26, 2018
Time: 9:00am-10:00am
Where: Subway
5660 Wallings Rd.
North Royalton, OH 44133

City Calendar for May


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