Ward 3 E-Newsletter: November 2019

Greetings Ward 3 Resident,

Although the holiday season is close upon us, things continue to remain relatively busy here in city government as we start to prepare for the 2020 transition with a majority of new City Council members and Mayor. I want to offer my sincere congratulations to Mayor-Elect Larry Antoskiewicz Read More and all the newly elected members of City Council that were elected in the November 5th General Election. Read More.

Thank You Ward 3!

Ralph Regula one of Ohio’s longest-serving members of the United States Congress was known for his legacy of putting constituents first. He once said “It gives me a lot of satisfaction to help someone with a problem. My home telephone’s in the book. I never had an unlisted number because I think it’s important that people have access.” Like the late Congressman Regula constituent service comes first to me. I truly love what I do to help all of you residents when you need me and making a positive difference in the lives of so many Ward 3 residents and our community! My sons Henry, Derek, and I want to thank all of you for recently on November 5th electing me to serve another two-year term on City Council. It is my greatest honor to continue to serve the over 5,500 residents that call North Royalton Ward 3 home and being their voice on City Council. In 2020 I will be one of the most senior members of City Council. I am excited as a leader to use my experience and energy to work with my newly elected colleagues on Council and Mayor to do some exciting new things to move our city forward even more. In January I will be officially sworn in for my fourth elected term on City Council. Again thank you!

Have a great rest of the week!

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 October. Council approved Ordinance 19-81 appointing Dana Schroeder as the new Director of Legislative Services for the City of North Royalton. Council also approved Ordinances 18-83, 19-84, and 19-85 for purchases of 2020 Freighter 6 axle Tandem Truck, conveyors, and engineering services for the Treatment Plant A Tertiary Filters and UV Disinfection Replacement Project all for the Waste Water Department.

Legislative Services Director Retirement

Our Director of Legislative Services for North Royalton City Council Laura Haller has officially retired on October 31st after 30 years of service to the City of North Royalton. I want to thank Laura so much for all she has done to help countless Ward 3 residents over the years and me to do my job. I will always treasure our friendship and how much she helped me back in 2013 during the difficult time when my friend and predecessor the late Ward 3 Councilman Don Willey passed away. Soon after I first was appointed to Council and because of Laura I was able to hit the ground running to serve our ward that I continue to have the honor to serve today! Laura you will be missed! Congrats on your retirement!

2020 City Budget
With a new administration and a new majority of City Council coming in. City Council will pass a temporary budget by end of this year to continue to fund the local government operations. Then once everyone is sworn in on January 1, 2020 we will pass a 2020 budget which I hope as a senior leader on City Council to see more issues and progress made in the city reflected in that budget! 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

Royalton Road Widening (W. 130th  Street to York Road) Project Update
Phase 2 is being worked on to widen the south side from the City Service Center to just east of the new retaining wall. Traffic has been moved to the newly widened south side in this area.  Work will continue to widen the north side in this same area this year. If you have any concerns that come up this project, please contact the County at their local field office in North Royalton at 440-628-9229.

Royalton Road Resurfacing (York Road to East Corporate Line)
This project is being done by the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT). The City has been waiting for ODOT to do the final paving for almost two months now. For whatever reason they have wait till now to finish it. After receiving a number of complaints from residents about this. I shared the concerns about this major state roadway with both our State Represenative Tom Patton and State Senator Matt Dolan that waiting this long is unacceptable given winter is almost fully upon us. They passed along these concerns to ODOT. According to representatives they reached in ODOT. The surface course was expected to be done last week, but weather did not permit. They need temperatures above 45 degrees. They will try again approximately November 16th through November 20th. If they are again unsuccessful, they will work out a plan to potentially change the asphalt mix to something that can setup in cooler temperatures. The project engineer for ODOT stated it will be done before Thanksgiving no matter what.Royalton Road Watermain Replacement (State Road to Prince Charles Drive)
Final restoration work to be completed when Royalton Road resurfacing is completed. Please direct any and all concerns to the City Engineering Department at 440-582-3001.

State Road Watermain Replacement (Sprague Road to Castle Drive)
Water service connections are being established and restoration work is underway. Please report any issues to the City Engineering Department at 440-582-3001.

2019 City Road Repair Program Update
The 2019 City Road Repair Program is wrapping up. About $2.8 million in road infrastructure repair was completed this year. Akins Road between Ridge and State roads, Maple Lane, Albion Road between York and Ridge roads and Bunker Road between Ridge and State, all were completed this year. Read More.Salvation Army Red Kettle Ringer Volunteers Needed
The service clubs here in our community lead by the Royalton Hills Lions Club, have a longstanding tradition of helping others during the holiday season by organizing a Red Kettle Drive benefiting the North Royalton branch of the Salvation Army. Anyone who would like to sign up to ring for the red kettle can call Donna Urban at 440-582-8712 or the Office on Aging at 440-582-6333. Read More.

Around Ward 3

Midwest Cheer & Dance Elite Annual Trunk or Treat
On October 30th participated in the Midwest Cheer & Dance Elite’s Annual Trunk or Treat here in North Royalton Ward 3! I appreciate them letting me join the nice group of individuals and businesses in participating in this fun family event! The rain did not stop kids from having fun! Also if they stopped by my trunk they got extra candy too! Congrats to the following winners of my Candy Corn Jar Guessing Contest:1st Place: Madelyn (385) and 2nd Place: Kevaughn (375). There were 390 Candy Corns in the Jar!

Senior Center Halloween Party

On October 25th stopped by the North Royalton Senior Center Halloween Party. It was great to catch up with a number of Ward 3 residents and seniors from our community enjoying all the spooky fun!

Angie’s Pizza Sneak Peak
On October 10th got a special sneak peak of Angie’s Pizza North Royalton of their newly remodeled restaurant and to sample some of their famous pizza! Their pizza brings me back to my childhood and all the great times I have had growing up here in North Royalton. It’s great to see the new ownership keeping the great taste, historic recipe, a new modern look, and so much more! Their revival is just the start of more new life to our business community! Please stop and support more of our local businesses like them! Click Here to learn more.

Cleaning up Blight in Ward 3
I am happy to report that finally the last blighted house of the three on a Ridge Road property has been demolished by the new property owner! North Royalton Ward 3 residents know this property and the blight issues have been something I have been working on addressing since 2013. Again thank you to the all the residents for all their help, the City Building Department, and new property owner for cleaning this property up! Read More.

Discount Drug Mart 50th Anniversary Celebration
On October 10th presented to representatives from Discount Drug Mart with a Proclamation on behalf of Mayor Stefanik to recognize their 50th Anniversary of being a business and serving Northeast Ohio since 1969. They have grown since then to over 75 different locations including one of them being located in North Royalton Ward 3 since 1994. I also presented the North Royalton store with a certificate of recognition from me and thanked them for being such a valued business here in Ward 3 and our community!

Autumn at The Plaza
On October 6th stopped by the Madelyn Rose Boutique and Royalton Gifts  for their Autumn at The Plaza event. There was so many great small businesses and activities for the kids! I hope to work with the new members of City Council coming in 2020 to increase the city’s support for nice events like this and other initiatives to help support/grow our local business community too!

Congressman Anthony Gonzalez’s Elected Officials & Business Leaders Breakfast
On October 3rd attended our Congressman Anthony Gonzalez’s Elected Officials & Business Leaders Breakfast. I had an opportunity to network with other elected officials and business leaders. As well as attended some extremely informative breakout sessions on the 2020 US Census and federal grants. All which will help me as I work to move both Ward 3 and North Royalton forward with more progress.

Snow Parking Ban Reminder
Since the snow has arrived. 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
America Recycles Day is a nationally-recognized day that celebrates and promotes recycling in the United States. On November 15th, people are encouraged to spread the word about the benefits of recycling and to practice proper recycling habits. Learn More.

Upcoming Events

City Council Streets, Storm Water, & Utilities Committee Meetings November 6th at 6:00pm at City Hall. Click Here to view agendas.

City Council Meeting November 6th immediately following the Committee Meetings but no sooner than 7:00pm at City Hall. Click Here to view agenda.

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

City Council Meeting November 19th immediately following the Committee Meetings but no sooner than 7:00pm at City Hall. Click Here to view agenda.

North Royalton Ugly Christmas Sweater Charity Bar Crawl
The North Royalton Ugly Christmas Sweater Charity Bar Crawl. All proceeds will be donated to North Royalton families and the Caring Closet. This year, there will be buses rotating from: Niko’s, Dino’s, Divot’s, 3 Spot, Mario’s, Towne Tavern, Sip-N-Post, Cleat’s, Inn Between, Firehouse, and Sand Trap. Tickets are $25 which can be purchased at each bar Donation boxes will be at each bar a couple weeks prior to crawl. Caring Closet Request: male/female socks and underwear, gently used clothes, protein bars, non-perishable food, school supplies, toilet paper, laundry soap (see complete list below in post). To help make Christmas more special for local families, the 3 Spot will have a tree with family needs/request. The tree will be displayed sometime in November. A tag will have a family number, request and letter. Please make sure you keep tag with purchase so we deliver request to correct family. Read More.

Annual Royal Redeemer Church Care and Share Thanksgiving Dinner
Royal Redeemer Church welcomes those who may have just moved to North Royalton or the nearby area and may not have any friends or family in the immediate family and want to enjoy a Thanksgiving meal in the company of others. Dinner will be served in the Gathering Room at the Church between 1:00pm and 4:00pm on Thanksgiving Day. If you are homebound on Thanksgiving, volunteers will deliver a Thanksgiving meal to those not able to leave their house. Deliveries will start at 11:00am and will be completed by 1:00pm. Carryout dinners will be available at Royal Redeemer Church beginning at 1:00pm on Thanksgiving Day November 28th.  If you would like to make a monetary donation to help with the Care and Share Thanksgiving Dinner or to make a reservation for a Thanksgiving Dinner, call Royal Redeemer Lutheran Church at 440-237-7958.

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: November 30, 2019
Time: 11:30am-12:30pm
Where: McDonald’s
5304 Royalton Road
North Royalton, OH 44133

City Calendar for November

Wreath Laying Ceremony
On December 14th at 12:00 PM, Wreaths Across America will be at North Royalton Cemetery to Remember and Honor our veterans through the laying of Remembrance wreaths on the graves of our country’s fallen heroes and the act of saying the name of each and every veteran aloud. Please help our location lay wreaths at as many graves as possible by clicking the red “Sponsor” button. Or, if you would like to volunteer to participate in the wreath laying ceremony, please click the “Volunteer” button next to the cemetery name below, and don’t forget to click the “Invite” button to invite your friends and family to join you. Click Here for more information.