Ward 3 E-Newsletter: February 2019

Greetings Ward 3 Resident,

Hopefully Mother Nature will show us some love this Valentine’s Day with warmer weather! City government remains relatively busy with a number of things to report on below.

Rumpke Rubbish & Recycling Collection Schedule Reminder
There is NO DELAY in rubbish or recycling collection on President’s Day February 18th. Your regular pick up day will be as normal that week. Please share this with any of your fellow neighbors who may not get my Ward Updates. If you have any issues or concerns regarding your pick up, please contact the City Service Department at 440-582-3002.

Have a great Week & Valentine’s Day!

Dan Langshaw
Ward 3 Councilman
North Royalton City Council

Council Update

Highlights from Council Meetings
Some highlights from the Council Meetings for the month of January. Council approved Ordinance 18-119 an ordinance updating the city’s credit card policy. Council also approved Ordinance 18-137 the zoning classification change requested by Omni Senior Living from its present R1A residential zoning classification to general business. Council approved Ordinance 19-08 granting Omni Senior Living a conditional use permit to construct and operate a senior living residential community. Read More. Council also approved the Mayor’s appointments of new firefighter/paramedics and police officers for both the Police and Fire Departments. 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
Route 82 Widening Project Update
Work continues on widening of Route 82 between W. 130th Street and York Road. All traffic has been shifted to the north side of the road to allow construction of the underground utilities on the south side to occur. Work is occurring at the east end of the project between Spruce Run Drive and the City Service Center.  Work will continue all winter to prepare for earthwork and pavement in the late Spring/early Summer 2019 for this section.  Also beware of speed limit changes from 35mph to 25mph as well. The Cuyahoga County Public Works Department is responsible for construction of this project.  Any questions should be directed to their field office in North Royalton at 440-628-9229. Read More.

Sprague Road Widening Project Update
The City recently received good news that the Sprague Road widening has received additional Issue One grant funding for phase two. This phase between West 130th and York Road was granted $6.3 million in Issue One funding through the District One Public Works Integrating Committee. Issue One funding is a state voter-approved bond levy, periodically renewed, that provides funding locally for road and infrastructure improvements. Phase two is planned to begin some time in 2021. Read More.

Stop the Bleed Training
The Fire Department recently assisted University Hospital instructors with Stop the Bleed Training at North Royalton High School. This class is part of a partnership between University Hospitals, the North Royalton School District and the City of North Royalton. University Hospitals is donating over 400 kits so that all classrooms and school district vehicles will have the supplies. Read More.

Community Service Club Open House
Last year Council President Larry Antoskiewicz and I conducted a survey to help the city’s service clubs who are facing a decline in membership. Results indicated many residents are simply unfamiliar with the service clubs and what they do but would be willing to join if they knew more. Based off the survey results we want to help highlight these great community groups and boost membership we have organized the first-ever open house showcasing the various organizations all under one roof to offer residents more insight. The open house will be hosted from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 2 at the North Royalton High School Cafeteria 1. Pizza and refreshments will be provided. Each club will have a table and representatives on hand featuring information on their club, what it does, and how to help. Read More.

Tax Assistance
Are you looking for tax assistance? AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free tax preparation to anyone of any age-especially if you are 50 or older or can’t afford paid tax preparation. Every Wednesday, beginning February 6 through April 10, 2019 from 9:30am -12:30pm. at the North Royalton Public Library 5071 Wallings Road returns are electronically filed with the assistance of a tax counselor. Appointments are also available in person at the North Royalton Senior Center or by calling the center 440-582-6333.

Around Ward 3
Woodbury & West Hampton Annual HOA Meeting
On January 12th attended the Woodbury & West Hampton Annual HOA Meeting. I enjoyed getting feedback from residents and learning more about what the HOA is doing for their neighborhoods.

North Royalton/Broadview Heights Rotary Club Meeting
On January 16th attended the North Royalton/Broadview Heights Rotary Club Meeting! Thank you to the Rotary Club for all the great things they do for our community!

North Royalton Area Business Connection Meet Up
On January 17th attended the North Royalton Area Business Connection Meet Up at the North Royalton YMCA.

YMCA Community Sponsor
I recently became a Community Sponsor for the YMCA. I’m proud to support the great things the YMCA does for our kids and families here in North Royalton! If you like to learn more about the North Royalton Family YMCA Click Here.

Thank You NRPD!
Thank you to the North Royalton Police Department for catching people Soliciting without a permit in Ward 3 in the Sun Rise Cove neighborhood! Most importantly also in addition to getting those same folks for having active warrants, drug possession and more off the streets! It’s great to have these people off the streets and to see my recent changes to the City’s Solicitors and Peddlers Ordinance having a positive impact on safety in Ward 3 and for all of North Royalton! Read More. 

Snow Parking Ban Reminder
Just 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
What Do I Do With Shredded Paper? Shredded paper should not be placed in your curbside recycling. The pieces are too small to be sorted properly at the recycling facility and will end up in the trash. Instead, ensure they are recycled by placing them in paper bags and recycling at a Paper Retriever or River Valley drop off bin. Click Here to learn more.

Hosts Needed for Ward 3 Neighborhood Meet & Greets?
Something new I want to try out for 2019 is doing Neighborhood Meet & Greets throughout Ward 3. I need some residents who are willing to volunteer to host the meeting at their homes anytime this year that is convenient for them. The purpose of these meetings is to get to know me better as your Councilman, share ideas or concerns for the city/ward, and to get to know your neighbors a little better too. If you are interested in being a host home please email me at ward3@northroyalton.org for more information. Thank you for your help!

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, & Utilities Committee Meetings February 5th at 6:00pm at City Hall. Click Here to view agendas.

City Council Meeting February 5th at 7:00pm at City Hall. Click Here to view agenda.

Elk Springs Community Meeting
There will be an informational presentation to be given by the Cleveland Metro Parks regarding their Elek Springs development concept located at 7985 Royalton Road.  This presentation will be held on February 12th at 6:00pm in the North Royalton City Hall Council Chambers, 14600 State Road, North Royalton, Ohio 44133. Read More.

City Council Finance, Safety, and Building & Building Codes Committee Meetings February 19th at 6:00pm at City Hall. Click Here to view agendas.

City Council Meeting February 19th at 7:00pm at City Hall. Click Here to view agenda.

Special City Council Finance Committee Meeting February 27th at 6:30pm at City Hall. Click Here to view agendas.

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: February 23, 2019
Time: 9:00am-10:00am
Where: Subway
5660 Wallings Rd.
North Royalton, OH 44133

North Royalton School District Community Meeting
The North Royalton City School District will be hosting a Community Meeting on February 26th at 7:00pm at high school’s center of performing art at 14713 Ridge Road. During the meeting Superintendent Greg Gurka will give his annual State of the Schools address as well as an in-depth update on building projects.

Royalton Hills Lions Club Annual Poor Man’s Raffle
Royalton Hills Lions Club will hold their Annual Poor Man’s Raffle on March 9th from 6:00pm to 10:00pm at the American Legion Post 703 at 7667 York Rd in Parma. This is one of their biggest fundraisers (and fun event) of the year! Raffle, side boards, Chinese Auction baskets, food/drink and FUN! Call Lion Eve for tickets ($20) 440 237-0036

City Calendar for February


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