Ward 3 E-Newsletter: October 2018

Ward 3 E-Newsletter: October 2018

Greetings Ward 3 Resident,

Fall is officially here! So is Playoff Baseball for the Cleveland Indians and the Cleveland Browns have actually won two games! October is definitely off to a great start! Things remain relatively busy here in city government with a number of things to report on below.

Some quick reminders:


Halloween Trick or Treat Night
Halloween Trick or Treat Night will be held on October 31st from 6-8 pm in the City of North Royalton.


November 6th General Election
On the November 6th General Election ballot there are candidates for United States Senator, Representative to Congress (16th District), State Representative (7th District), Governor & Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, State Auditor, State Attorney General, State Treasurer, Justices for State Supreme Court, County Court Judges, and more. There also State Issue, County Charter Amendments, and School District Renewal Operating Levy. Make sure you exercise your right to vote! October 9th is the last day to register to vote in the November General Election. If you are not registered to vote Click Here to register today. October 10th Vote by Mail begins. To avoid lines on Election Day, and to allow extra time to study the ballot, all registered voters may Vote by Mail. Vote by Mail ballot applications are available at the Board of Elections website by Clicking Here, by calling the Board of Elections at 216-443-8683, and at all public libraries. Polls are open on November 6th from 6:30am-7:30pm. Click Here for more information.

Have a great week and GO BROWNS!

Dan Langshaw
Ward 3 Councilman
North Royalton City Council

 


Council Update

Highlights from Council Meetings
City Council was on recess for the month of September. Council approved Resolution 18-90 strongly urging the Ohio Governor and Members of the Ohio General Assembly to invest the stat budget surplus back in municipalities. Council also approved Ordinance 18-93 authorizing the Mayor to enter into an agreement  with the Ohio Department of Transportation for the resurfacing of Royalton Road from York Road to the Broadview Heights City line. This is a separate project than the Route 82 Widen Project that has begun. Read More. Council approved Ordinance 18-98 to authorize the Mayor to seek financial assistance from the Issue 1 Infrastructure Bond Program for funding for Abbey Road between Route 82 and Albion Road. This a big deal to residents here in Ward 3 to go after money for that because it’s definitely in need of repair given the amount of traffic that travels down Abbey. I am excited and appreciate the administration seeking funding for this and hope we get the funding! I will keep you posted. Read More.

Term Limits Legislation Withdrawn
Thank you so much for speaking up. Because of you Ward 6 Councilman Dan Kasaris, who had sponsored three ordinances that would have placed the issue of eliminating term limits for Mayor, Council President, and Members of City Council before voters withdrew his legislation after it was clear he didn’t have enough support among the rest of City Council. Current term limits in the city will remain as is. Read More.

Oil Wells Update to Safety Committee
At our last Safety Committee Meeting the Mayor informed City Council that Cutter Oil Company is getting out of the oil business, at least in North Royalton which they have had numerous safety issues over the years and the city has had some success against them in the court system. EOS Energy, LLC, a company headquartered in Columbus, has acquired Cutter Oil Company. and its 28 wells, 11 of which lie in North Royalton. It is great news to hear Cutter Oil Company is getting out of the oil business in North Royalton. It is my hope the new company maintaining their wells will be much more responsible and put the safety of residents first versus financial profits. The City will continue to work with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources to ensure they are continuing to address safety concerns throughout the city to keep residents safe. 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

Pavilion Project
City Council and the Mayor have decided that the city will delay plans to build a two-level pavilion, bandstand and community fireplace on the site of the former City Hall because bids for the project came in too high. We hope to re-evaluate in a few years. Read More.

K-9 Grant
The City recently received some great news that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger’s Ben Roethlisberger Foundation has awarded our North Royalton Police Department with a grant from its The Giving Back Fund. With the grant funds, our Police Department will purchase a K-9 dog as well as a vest and kennels for the dog  to re-establish our K-9 unit. Read More.

Metropark All-Purpose Trail Update
Phase two of the Cleveland Metroparks All-purpose trail that picks up at Broadview Road and connects where the trail ends just west of Ridge Road is almost completed. Read More.


Around Ward 3


Ward 3 Picnic in the Park
On September 1st I hosted my Annual Ward 3 Picnic in the Park Event at Memorial Park Pavilion #2. Hope everyone had a great time! We had a record 100 residents come and enjoy all the fun! Special thanks to the North Royalton Fire Department for stopping by with both a fire truck and ambulance for residents to learn more about all that they do to keep us safe! We raised a record $500 for the Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital NICU and collected large amount of pop tabs for Ronald McDonald Family Room at Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital which were this years charities that the Ward event helped. Read More.
YMCA Kathleen DePiero Memorial Bubble Blast 5K and Family 1 Mile Fun Run
On September 8th I had fun doing the North Royalton YMCA Kathleen DePiero Memorial Bubble Blast 5K and Family 1 Mile Fun Run! It was also nice to run into some awesome Ward 3 Residents too who were doing the walk and run!


Charity Grill Off between North Royalton Police & Fire Department
On September 15th it was great stopping by Deckcreator for their Charity Grill Off between North Royalton Police Department & North Royalton Fire Department supporting Wags 4 Kids! North Royalton Police and Fire Department are both great grillers in my book! The food they made was amazing! Thank you to them both for all they do to keep our community safe 24/7!


Troop 526 Pancake Breakfast 
On September 16th
my boys and I had a great time at the St Albert the Great Church Boy Scout Troop 526 Pancake Breakfast! It’s great to be one of the sponsors for this 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!


NOCA Fall Forum
On September 20th attended the Northeast Ohio City Council Association’s (NOCA) Fall Forum in which Cuyahoga County Public Library Executive Director Sari Feldman as guest speaker discussing the accomplishments, impact on our region, and efforts for collaboration of the library system throughout Northeast Ohio. We are so lucky to have such a great library system in Cuyahoga County!


Harvest Fest 
On September 23rd attended the North Royalton Harvest Fest. I had a fun time helping sell hot dogs with Council President Antoskiewicz and my other colleagues from City Council. Most importantly its is a great way to officially celebrate the start of Fall. Thanks to all the service organizations and groups who helped put it together!


Fairview Hospital NICU Donation
On September 25th the First Family of North Royalton Ward 3 and I formally presented to the Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital’s NICU with $500 in donations that residents generously donated at my Annual Ward 3 Picnic in the Park event in honor of my newborn son Derek who was born 7 weeks premature there about 6 months ago.Thank you so much to all the doctors, nurses, and staff for providing world class care to my son and all families here in Northeast Ohio! Again a BIG thank you to all the Ward 3 residents who made a donation for this great cause!


Health Fair & Family Expo
On September 29th attended the Annual North Royalton Health Fair & Family Expo. I also join my fellow Council Members in serving pancake breakfast sponsored by Council President Larry Antoskiewicz. Read More.


LINE-X
LINE-X is a new addition to Ward 3 on the long vacant property on Royalton Road right next to Dance Arts by Regina. The Owners Lud and Tawny Zajc are longtime North Royalton residents who also have a LINE-X location in the Akron-Medina area and are expanding their business. LINE-X is considered the industry’s leading provider of spray-on protective coatings. The store’s primary focus will be spray-on truck bed liners and automotive accessory sales and installation. The new North Royalton location should be done sometime next year.


Royalton Architectural Fabrication Inc

Royalton Architectural Fabrication Inc. is a manufacturer of architectural panels and column covers at 13155 York-Delta Drive, is constructing and relocating to a new building on York Road that will double the company’s current space and payroll. I appreciate the considerable investment they are making to remain in North Royalton and upgrading to a much larger new facility in Ward 3 that they are building. This will help bring some new life to York Road and bring in new jobs as well that will benefit our community. It’s great to see construction has begun on this as well!


Ward 3 Recycling Tip of the Month
Curbside recycling in Cuyahoga County is in trouble and we need your help. Local recycling processors report that more and more recycling is contaminated with garbage up to 25 percent garbage. Contamination happens when residents put unacceptable or non-recyclable items into their recycling cart, bin or bag. Recycling markets also are shrinking because of China’s decision to restrict imports. Simply stated, China no longer wants to be the global end-market for the world’s recyclables because for decades they had been accepting recyclables contaminated with trash and hazardous waste. This has left them with a spoiled environment they are now working to clean up. These two facts huge contamination rates and China’s restriction of imports have created a perfect storm for recycling here in Cuyahoga County. Everyone’s help is needed to do a better job of recycling correctly to keep recycling viable. Here are the rules for proper recycling. Put these five items ONLY in your curbside recycling:

  • Food and beverage CANS – empty and rinse.
  • Milk, juice and broth CARTONS – empty, rinse and replace cap.
  • GLASS BOTTLES AND JARS – empty, rinse and replace cap.
  • PAPER AND BOXES – include all paper, mail, magazines, newspaper cereal boxes and flattened cardboard. Do not include shredded paper.
  • PLASTIC BOTTLES AND JUGS – empty, rinse and replace cap. Disregard the numbers on plastic. Recycle bottles and jugs only.  Other plastics are not recyclable at this time.

Remember…

  • Place items loose, not bagged, in your recycle cart or bin.
  • Recyclables should be free from food residue and empty.
  • Boxes should be broken down.

Learn more at www.CuyahogaRecycles.org

Customer Assistance Programs
There are many programs available to Ohio customers who are having difficulty paying their electric utility bills. 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, Review & Oversight,  & Utilities Committee Meetings October 2nd at 6:00pm at City Hall. Click Here to view agendas.

City Council Meeting October 2nd immediately following the Committee Meetings but no sooner than 7:00pm at City Hall. Click Here to view agenda.


Route 82 Widening Public Meeting
On October 9th at 6:00pm at Royal Redeemer Lutheran Church, located at 11680 Royalton Road the Cuyahoga County Department of Public Works will be hosting a public meeting to give an update on the Route 82 widening project. Read More.


Annual Bet for Charity Event
My annual bet with Broadview Heights Ward 2 City Councilman Brian Wolf on the North Royalton High School Bears vs Brecksville/Broadview Heights High School Bees Football game has begun. As in past years the Councilman whose team loses has to donate to charity of the winning Councilman’s choice and wear the winning teams t-shirt at a future City Council Meeting. Councilman Wolf’s charity is the Brecksville Broadview Heights School Foundation https://www.bbhsf.org. My charity I am supporting this year is the North Royalton Athletic Boosters https://northroyaltonathletics.com to help give back to them for all they for our student athletes! Wild Eagle Steak & Saloon in Broadview Heights teamed up with us and has up the stakes with our annual bet with two special contest first is “Like” your favorite councilman’s video and on October 11th at 8:00pm at the Wild Eagle Steak & Saloon located at 5001 East Royalton Rd in Broadview Heights, Councilman Wolf and I will face off competing in a second contest the Hog-A-Sutra Challenge we have 30 minutes to eat 3lbs spicy bbq bacon, 2 mac & cheese balls, 2 burger patties, and 1lbs of fries. The largest crowd gets $5 Wild Eagle Card. So please come out and cheer me on!


Used Book Sale
The Friends of North Royalton Branch Library are having a Used Book Sale on Saturday October 13th  from 9:00am to 4:00pm. The North Royalton Branch Library is located at 5071 Wallings Rd. North Royalton Ohio  44133.

City Council Finance, Safety, Building & Building Codes, and Special Review & Oversight Committee Meetings October 16th at 6:00pm at City Hall. Click Here to view agendas.

City Council Meeting October 16th immediately following the Committee Meetings but no sooner than 7:00pm at City Hall. Click Here to view agenda.


Time Capsule Ceremony

On October 27th at 1:00pm the City will be burying a time capsule on the official date of the City of North Royalton’s 200th Birthday outside the North Royalton Historical Society’s Smith-Rutledge House at 13759 Ridge Road. Please come out for this historic event to officially end this year’s Bicentennial Celebration! Learn More.

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: October 28, 2018
Time: 9:00am-10:00am
Where: Subway
5660 Wallings Rd.
North Royalton, OH 44133

Halloween Trick or Treat Night
Halloween Trick or Treat Night will be held on October 31st from 6-8 pm in the City of North Royalton.

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

City Calendar for October


Contact:

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

 

 

 

 

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