Ward 3 E-Newsletter: March 2019

Greetings Ward 3 Resident,

We are slowly getting closer to Spring. Today is Daylight Savings Time, as friendly reminder it might also be a good idea to check all batteries in the smoke detectors in your home to make sure they work. City government remains relatively busy with a number of things to report on below.

I’m on the Ballot
I have recently filed my petitions with the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections to seek re-election for a fourth term as your Ward 3 Councilman on the North Royalton City Council. I am happy to report that my petitions have been validated by the Board of Elections and I am officially on the ballot for the November 5th General Election! I look forward to going door to door very soon to listen to your concerns and feedback on what you want for the future of Ward 3 and the City of North Royalton!

Have a great Weekend and an early Happy St. Patrick’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 February. Council approved Ordinance 19-09 and Ordinance 19-10 to purchase vehicles for the Police Department. Council Also approved Ordinance 19-11 for a vehicle for the Fire Department. 

Short-Term Rental Legislation Update
Council President Larry Antoskiewicz and I are co-sponsoring Ordinance 19-13 that would provide some basic regulations to short term rental properties in the city. I do not want homes becoming hotels in residential zoned areas but at the same time, want to protect homeowners’ rights to such rentals and do not want the city’s current short-term rental moratorium to be dragged any longer than it needs to be. The legislation is currently on third reading and in the Building & Building Codes Committee for further discussion. 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


Auditor of State Award
Recently the State Auditor Keith Faber visited our city and personally presented the City of North Royalton with the Auditor of State Award for its thorough and accurate financial record keeping.
Special thanks to our Finance Director Eric Dean for all he does to ensure our city’s finances are in order! Read More.

ReadyNotify System Changes
Cuyahoga County is in the process of upgrading the ReadyNotify System. To ensure you continue receiving notifications from the ReadyNotify System, you must RE-REGISTER at www.readynotify.us If you have any questions, please email: readynotifysupport@cuyahogacounty.us. or call 216-443-5700. Read More.

Deer Update
Deer archery hunting season has ended with the total number of about 144 taken in North Royalton for 2018. Here in Ward 3 there were 15 deer that were taken. A positive statistic to note is in 2018 there were 51 deer related car crashes that were reported. This is a decrease from the  95 that that were reported in 2017. Overall the third year of this program went well with minimal issues. 


Route 82 Widening Project Update
Work continues on widening of Route 82 between W. 130th Street and York Road. I have received some complaints last month about the center line being hard to see. Working with the County and Engineering Department they have re-stripe the center line of the road a few weeks ago to ensure motorist safety. The contractor has a standing order to re-stripe the center line as often as it is needed. Unfortunately, the weather has not always been cooperative.  Weather too cold, or too wet, does not allow the paint to dispense or adhere.  The replacement water main is approximately 75% installed and should be be completed by mid-March.  Installation of the sanitary sewer extension across the street from the Service Center has been completed.  Storm sewer work has begun and will continue over the winter months. The large storm culvert near the Service Center has been replaced, and the storm culvert west of Abbey Road is scheduled to be replaced soon.  In order to minimize disruption to the traveling public, this work is anticipated to be performed at nighttime. 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.

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

Kiwanis Reverse Raffle
On February 1st the First Lady of North Royalton Ward 3 and I had a great date night at the Annual North Royalton Kiwanis Club Reverse Raffle. I’m proud to be a Kiwanis member and all that club does to make a difference in our community! ‬

Night to Shine
On February 8th my son Henry and I enjoyed volunteering a shift at the Night to Shine sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation hosted by Royal Redeemer Church at the Holiday Inn in Strongsville. We were paparazzi cheering on all the guest as they came on to the red carpet. It was also extra special to do this in honor of Henry’s late Great Uncle Tom who was developmentally disabled. Read More.

Cuyahoga County Farm Bureau
February 13th I had a great meeting with Director Anita Cook with the Cuyahoga County Farm Bureau and local North Royalton farmers to better understand their needs. Also was great to learn more about what the Cuyahoga County Farm Bureau and Ohio Farm Bureau do as well!

Cub Scouts Pack 526 Blue & Gold Banquet
On February 23rd it was great to attend Cub Scouts Pack 526 Blue & Gold Banquet at St Albert the Great Church. Congrats to all those honored with awards & to the Den for 58th Anniversary! Thank you to Troop 526 for all the great things you do for our community!

NRHS Band Boosters Rhythm & Raffle
Also on February 23rd I attend the North Royalton High School Band Boosters Rhythm & Raffle. It was great to be a Bronze Sponsor for this fundraiser that helps support all the great opportunities our school system offers our kids!

Annual North Royalton City School District State of the Schools
On February 26th attended the Annual North Royalton City School District State of the Schools in which Superintendent Greg Gurka gave an update on all the amazing things going on in our school system and an update on the construction beginning soon at the High School! As an alumnus, parent, and community leader I’m so proud that we have such a great school system for our kids here in North Royalton! Read More.

Guest Speaker at Valley Vista Elementary School
On February 27th it was great to be a guest speaker at Valley Vista Elementary School for the entire 3rd grade! I enjoyed teaching the students about how local government works, the different branches of government, and U.S. Constitution.

Royal View Elementary School Family Literacy Night
On February 28th it was great to be a local celebrity reader for Royal View Elementary School’s Fifth Annual Family Literacy Night. I had fun reading the book Veterans Heroes in Our Neighborhood by Valerie Pfundstein to the students. Special thanks to the Teachers and Staff at Royal View Elementary School for organizing this family fun event!

Safety Reminder

The North Royalton Police Department has seen an increase in thefts of items from unlocked vehicles in recent days. Entry is gained into these vehicles by opening unlocked doors and gaining access to steal anything of value. Residents should try to park in well-lit areas and lock all vehicles when left unattended; please remove purses, wallets and anything of value.  Most of these thefts are made when criminals sneak around and peek into car windows and open garages. If they do not see anything good, they will move on to someone else’s property.  Call the North Royalton Police Department at 440-237-8686 if you see something or someone that looks suspicious.

Ward 3 Recycling Tip of the Month
Did you know plastic bags are recyclable? Since our curbside recycling program does not accept plastic shopping bags, most people believe that they can’t be recycled at all.  Thankfully, most people are mistaken.  When dropped off at many local retail locations, such as Giant Eagle, Lowe’s, Marc’s. Target, Kohl’s and Walmart.  Check with your local store to confirm the types of plastic bags and film they will accept as the list may vary.

Hosts Needed Still 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 or call me at 440-785-4240 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 March 5th at 6:00pm at City Hall. Click Here to view agendas.

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

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

City Council Meeting March19th 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: March 31, 2019
Time: 11:00am-12:00pm
Where: Subway
5660 Wallings Rd.
North Royalton, OH 44133

Friends of the North Royalton Branch Library Used Book Sale
Looking for something good to read to call your own?  On the prowl to uncover that hidden literary gem?  Join your friends, neighbors and other avid readers at the Spring Friends of the North Royalton Library Used Book Sale on April 13th from 9:00am-4:00pm at the North Royalton Branch Library located at 5071 Wallings Road. Enjoy a selection of books, audiobooks , music CDs and DVDs.  For more information, please call the branch at 440-237-3800.

City Calendar for March


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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