Ward 3 E-Newsletter: January 2019

Greetings Ward 3 Resident,
Happy New Year! 2019 is off to a very busy start here in city government with much to report below. Before I get into more details I just wanted to share with you the following announcement:
Devoted to Continuing to Serve Ward 3
On January 3rd I pulled my petitions from the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections to seek a fourth elected term on the North Royalton City Council. I want to continue my dedicated service to you my residents and provide trusted veteran leadership for the community on Council. I know there have been some rumors about me possibly running for Mayor or Council President the last few months I like to address. Serving as Mayor or Council President of North Royalton is something I definitely want to do in the near future and would be an honor. Seeking higher local elected office would allow me to help so many more residents and give me the ability to make an even greater difference for my home town. I appreciate all of you who have been urging me to run. However after meeting with my family over the holidays, some personal prayer, and self-reflection I am committed to continuing my service to you my residents as the Ward 3 Councilman. At this point in my life since my young family has grown recently with the addition of my youngest son Derek, my dedication to working to complete some unfinished projects/issues in our ward, and ensuring your voices are heard on Council remain my continued number one priority. Just not the right time yet. However I will reassess again in a few years. As a US Army Veteran service is something that is in my DNA. I truly love what I do! I also think 2020 will be a challenging transition year for our city with a new Mayor, Council President, and majority of Council. As a leader I believe my proven experience, dedication to service and leadership will be an asset to our community during this time! As I a leader I plan to step up to the challenge by hopefully being selected to serve as Council Pro Tem and help mentor the new members of Council with my experience, so together we all can provide great service to our community. The Council Pro Tem position fills in for the Council President when they are absent and is voted on by the new council once they are seated in 2020. Read More. Over the next several months I will be going door to door throughout our entire ward to meet with residents. I look forward to hearing what concerns or suggestions you may have regarding our ward and city’s future to come. See you soon!
Have a great Weekend!
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 December. Council passed Resolution 18-124 a resolution strongly urging the Ohio General Assembly to pass Senate Bill 17 and restore back local government funding to municipalities throughout Ohio. Council also approved Ordinance 18-126 approving the Mayor’s appointment of Mark Smith to serve as the new Wastewater Superintendent for the City of North Royalton. Read More. Council approved Ordinance 18-129 amending the city’s parking ordinance to limit vehicles being parked on a tree lawn or front yard lawn for more than 24 hours. Read More. Council approved Ordinance 18-135 authoring the Mayor to enter into a lease agreement to purchase radios for the Police Department. Council approved Ordinance 18-138 authorizing the Mayor to enter into an agreement with Senior Transportation Connection.

2019 Budget Update
City Council has recently approved the 2019 City Budget. The budget is extremely conservative and solid balanced budget. While dealing with an estimated $900,000 in additional state funding cuts and an economic forecast of a 0.19% decrease in income tax revenue for 2019. As such I do plan to travel to Columbus in the next few months to testify before the Ohio General Assembly to urge them to restore local government funding cuts and invest more funding into repairing our aging infrastructure as well with the next biennium State Budget.

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
The widening of Route 82 between W. 130th Street and York Road is underway. The contractor for this project, DiGioia Suburban Excavating of North Royalton. OH, has begun to place the temporary pavement along the north side of Royalton Road.  This will allow for the shifting of two-way traffic to the north and allow for the widening on the south side to begin. A detour is in place so please follow this detour to avoid traffic delays during construction.  The contractor will be working on the large storm culvert just east of Olesia’s Place first, and then proceed to replace the storm sewer system and water main along the project corridor.  Expect delays during construction s this is a major widening project anticipated to last until July 2021. 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. The anticipated completion is July 2021. This includes work during two consecutive winter seasons. The City understands that this is going to be a major inconvenience. Please be patient as this long anticipated road project gets completed in Ward 3 and the City of North Royalton. Read More.

Around Ward 3


Stuff the Squad
On December 15th my son Derek and I had so much fun supporting the North Royalton Fire Department with their Stuff the Squad at Discount Drug Mart in helping families in need in our community and area this Christmas! Special thanks to Chief Chegan, the entire North Royalton Fire Department, and other Neighboring Departments sponsoring this event! Read More.
Hometown Holiday Christmas Walk
On December 14th participated in the 2nd Annual Hometown Holiday Christmas Walk. Special thanks to Holistic Halo Salt Spa, Royalton Gifts Special Retail Shoppe, Madelyn Rose, Generations, and It’s So You Salon fro sponsoring this fun family friendly event. Also my son Derek and I had a fun time shopping at these local businesses for some gifts for the family too for Christmas!
Guest Speaker at NRMS
On December 14th I was a guest speaker for the North Royalton Middle School 6th Grade MVP Team. I enjoyed teaching the students about local government, city history, & the importance of helping others. Also every student got a pocket US Constitution donated by me. Special thank you to Mrs Vadini for the invite!
Senior Christmas Party
On December 10th it was great to attend the North Royalton Senior Center Christmas Party! Also great to see Santa Claus too!

Ward 3 Economic Development
The North Royalton Planning Commission has recently approved site plans which include two additions on the Shearer Equipment building for new tenants and razing the building that houses Olesia’s Place and the home next door to make way for a multi-tenant building as part of the new 82 Biz Plex here in Ward 3. The proposal for this future 82 Biz Plex also includes razing the building in front of Shearer where Olesia’s Place is located and the home next door to construct a new, single-story freestanding building, 11,520 square feet in size, that can accommodate up to eight new tenants, also for office/light industrial. A new driveway will be installed where the home is currently. The Planning Commission also approved consolidating all three parcels into one. Construction to begin in 2019. As a result the restaurant Olesia’s Place will be relocating to the former Taverne of Richfield in the summer. It’s great to see some re-development in this part of Ward 3 but I am sad see Olesia’s Place go but wish them all the best. Read More.

2018 Ward 3 Neighborhood Holiday Lighting Contest Winners
Thank you to all those who participated in the First Annual Ward 3 Neighborhood Holiday Lighting Contest! Special thank you to Firehouse Sports Bar & Grille and Holistic Hallo Salta Spa for donating prizes! Listed below are all the winners.


CLARK W GRISWOLD WINNER

Congrats to 8208 Washington Ave the Sherry Family for being the winners of the 2018 North Royalton Ward 3 Neighborhood Holiday Lighting Contest for the Clark W Griswold Category. Their light display you can see from outer space and would make the famous Griswold Family jealous! They win a $25 Firehouse Sports Bar & Grill Gift Certificate.


BEST HOLIDAY SPIRIT WINNER

Congrats to 11357 Worthington Way the Whiteman Family for being the winners of the 2018 North Royalton Ward 3 Neighborhood Holiday Lighting Contest for the Best Holiday Spirit Category. Their light display truly captures the classic holiday spirit! They win a $50 VISA Gift Card. Congrats!


FACEBOOK WINNER
Congrats to 6195 Castle Dr. the Kukla Family for being the winners of the 2018 North Royalton Ward 3 Neighborhood Holiday Lighting Contest for most LIKES on Facebook with over 75 LIKES being the Resident’s Choice for Best Holiday Lighting Display! They win a $25 VISA Gift Card and a FREE Salt Spa Room Session ($40 value) at the Holistic Halo Salt Spa. Congrats!


Safety Reminder
Make sure you STOP when school buses are picking up or dropping off students throughout our ward and city! Pay extra attention especially on the main roads! If you see someone break the law by not stopping their vehicle please get the plate number and a basic description of the vehicle and report it to the North Royalton Police Department at 440-237-8686. Read More about Ohio’s Motor Vehicle laws.Snow Parking Ban Reminder
Hopefully Mother Nature will be nice to us some more for 2019. But just in case 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
Do not place holiday lights (tanglers) in your curbside recycling. Tanglers, including holiday lights and power cords, cannot be recycled in your home recycling bin and will cause problems and shut-downs at the local recycling facility. During the Christmas season, retailers including Home Depot and Lowe’s Home Improvement have collection bins for holiday lights. Check at your local store. Christmas Light Source and HolidayLEDs also offer recycling and rebate programs for strings of lights. The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo collects Lights for Lions to support lion and cheetah conservation efforts. Drop off bins are inside the Zoo gates from January 1st-February 15th. Recycle your broken, burned out strings of lights, power strips and power cords during the District’s holiday lights recycling program. The Solid Waste District accepts strands of lights (holiday lights and other strands) at its facility located at 4750 East 131 Street in Garfield Heights. Drop off in our lobby during business hours M-F 8:30am-4:30pm. The recycling program runs December 1st-January 15th. No bags or boxes in the recycling bin, please. Place items loose in our lobby drop box and take all bags, boxes and containers home with you. Artificial trees, solar lights and outdoor spotlights are not accepted. Materials collected are recycled by a local Cleveland company.

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

City Council Meeting January 2nd at 7:00pm at City Hall. Click Here to view agenda.

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

City Council Meeting January 15th at 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 26, 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. Read More.

City Calendar for January


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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