Ward 3 E-Newsletter: October 2019

Greetings Ward 3 Resident,

Fall is officially here! Things remain relatively busy here in city government with a number of things to report on below.

Halloween Trick or Treat Night
Halloween Trick or Treat Night will be held on October 31st from 6:00pm-8:00pm in the City of North Royalton.

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 September. Council approved Resolution 19-72 authorizing the Mayor to seek financial assistance from the State Issue 1 Infrastructure Bond Program for Funding for Abbey Road. Council also approved Ordinance 19-74 amending the Rules of Council to update procedures for members needing to abstain from voting on legislation for any possible conflict that may come up which they can’t vote on legislation before council. Council also approved Ordinance 19-79 allowing the city to restructure the debt on the YMCA property and building. The end result will be a lower interest rate and savings for both the city and the YMCA.

Fire Department Recognized by UH
During the September 17th City Council Meeting the North Royalton Fire Department was recognized by University Hospitals for the excellent Emergency Medical Care that they provide in our community and the countless lives our Paramedic Firefighters have saved! Congrats to our Fire Department and thank you to them for all they do to keep us safe!

If you like to learn more about what is going on in City Council check out the minutes online by Clicking Here

City Update

November 5th General Election

This November 5th General Election there is a lot at stake with the future of the City of North Royalton. We will have a new Mayor, Council President, and majority of Council. Read More. Please make sure you vote. The last day to register to vote is October 7th. Click Here if you like to register to vote. Also if you like to vote by mail Click Here to request an application. If you have any questions contact the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections at 216-443-8683.

Royalton Road Widening (W. 130th  Street to York Road) Project Update

Phase 1 of the Route 82 Widening Project is complete and open to traffic.   Work on Phase 2 has begun. It is especially great to see some of the newly finished sidewalk now connecting more of the North Royalton Ward 3! As an advocate for increasing connectivity in our community and implementing recommendations from our City’s Alternative Transportation Study. It’s great to see projects like this including sidewalks in the overall project plan while not burdening taxpayers with increasing their taxes. Read More. 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)
Work has resumed again on the Route 82 Resurfacing Project from the Broadview Corporate Line to York Road. Please be aware there may be traffic delays in that area while the work is being done.Royalton Road Watermain Replacement (State Road to Prince Charles Drive)
Final water service connections are being made to the new water main.  Driveway and street restoration also occurring. Work should by completed within the next 2 weeks. Please direct any and all concerns to the City Engineering Department at 440-582-3001.

State Road Watermain Replacement (Sprague Road to Castle Drive)
Mainline construction is underway and nearing completion. Traffic delays have been reported and these issues have been discussed with the contractor to correct. Please report any long delays to the City Engineering Department at 440-582-3001.

Sidewalks Update

The State Road Sidewalk Improvement Project along the west side of State Road (City Hall Drive north to Trumpeter) has begun! ODOT is managing this project, which will enclose the storm ditches along the project limits with storm sewers and catch basins, and installation of a 5’ wide sidewalk. Work to be completed by mid October. This is another example of grant funding the city and including myself have been advocating for to help implement more of the recommendations from our City’s Alternative Transportation Study to connect more of our City without burdening taxpayers. Read More.

Building and Old Driveway Demolished
The old driveway to the north of the Community Garden between the garden and city hall has been removed and the vacant former city food bank home at 14900 State Road on the other side of the garden has been demolished. The hope is with the extra space it could be used for future expansion of the Community Garden. Read More.

State Historical Marker for City Green
I recently received some great news! The North Royalton Historical Society‘s application for an Ohio Historical Marker for “The Green Heart of North Royalton” has been accepted by the Ohio History Connection and the William G. Pomeroy Foundation has also generously awarded a grant that will fund the cost of the marker up to $3,040. Over 70 applicants applied this year. The Historical Society’s application was one of 27 from throughout the state of Ohio to make it into the program! As Trustee for the North Royalton Historical Society I have led the effort for over two years to see this day come true for our community. I am hoping tentatively for an official dedication ceremony to happen sometime in August of 2020. Possibly during the 2020 North Royalton Community Festival. Over the next several months the North Royalton Historical Society and I will be working with the Ohio History Connection and the City of North Royalton to finalize things for the marker. Read More.

Around Ward 3

Cub Scout Pack #218 City Hall Tour & Local Government Talk
On September 7th it was fun to give some Weblos from Cub Scout Pack #218 a tour of North Royalton City Hall, teach them about how city government operates, and the importance of their role as citizens to make a positive difference in our community! Special thank you to Pack #218 for all the great things they do for us here in the community!

Cuyahoga County Farm Bureau Annual Meeting
On September 9th attended the Cuyahoga County Farm Bureau’s Annual Meeting and Dinner. As a new member this year of the Farm Bureau I have gained a greater appreciation for what they do and the few farms/rural residential areas of North Royalton. As well as learning about the issues they face.

Educational Foundation’s Friday Night Bites & NRHS Beam Signing
On September 13th stopped by the North Royalton Educational Foundation’s Friday Night Bites event before the high school football game. My youngest son Derek and I even got to participate in some history of signing the beam that will be placed in the newly renovated North Royalton High School! Derek will be in the future class of 2036 and my oldest son Henry the class of 2025. And of course I’m a proud Alumnus from the class of 2004. It was neat to be a part of this community event during the football game.

NOCCA Quarterly Forum
On September 19th attended the Northeast Ohio City Council Association’s (NOCCA) Quarterly Forum on the topic of “How NOPEC can Help Residents be Informed Consumers”. Charles Ramer Director of Relationship Management for NOPEC was very informative and I learned even more ways to seek more grants for our city and save residents money too! Click Here to learn more about NOPEC and ways to save money on your utility bills.

Health Fair & Family Expo
On September 21st attended the Annual North Royalton Health Fair & Family Expo. I also helped in serving pancake breakfast sponsored by Council President Larry Antoskiewicz. Read More.

North Royalton Harvest Fest

On September 22nd my boys and I enjoyed helping with Mayor Stefanik’s last ever Old World Fried Bologna Sale at the North Royalton Harvest Fest! Thank you to all the service organizations and groups that help put this fun family event on each year!

Standstill Radio Interview
On September 28th was a guest on Standstill Radio where I spoke about politics, faith, service, and more. Click Here to listen.

Albion Road Resurfacing Project Completed
Phase 2 of the Albion Road Resurfacing Project has been completed. Again great to finally have this done especially for the other portion here in Ward 3! This has been a long time coming and something I have advocated for. Thank you for your patience! Most importantly much more safer for all residents to drive on now!

Street Repairs & Catch Basin Work in Ward 3
I have gotten the Service Department to repair a number of catch basins and streets throughout our ward this year. I especially like to thank the Service Department for getting portions of Ridge Road between Wallings and Albion Roads repaired over this summer too.

St. Matthews Church Update
St. Matthew’s Church congregation is back in Ward 3 after the fire back in 2017 displaced them! Work is still being done to restore the rest of Church. The work should be completed in time for their 30th Anniversary of their Church next year! Read More.

Wallings Road Fiber Optic Line Work
Verizon is now doing work here in Ward 3 to upgrade a fiber optic line on the north side section of Wallings Road between State and Ridge Roads. All work will be done within the public right of way. Verizon will be using various subcontractors for the work. They will have flangers to help maintain the flow of traffic as the work is being done. They are about halfway done. If I have anymore updates I will let you know.

Ward 3 Recycling Tip of the Month

Recyclable glass refers to food and beverage bottles and jars of any color. Glass bottles and jars should be emptied and rinsed. Replace the lid and put in your curbside recycling. You do not need to remove the label. Not all glass can be recycled. The following glass items should NOT be placed into your curbside recycling:  glass contaminated with stones, dirt, and food waste

NO ceramics or heat-resistant glass such as dishware, ovenware (Pyrex), candle jars and decorative item, drinking glasses or mason jars, mirror or window glass, crystal, light bulbs, cathode-ray tubes (CRTs) found in some televisions and computer monitors. New glass objects are easier to make from recycled bottles than from the raw materials. When you recycle glass, it’s reused to make new bottles and fiberglass that are used every day. Broken glass can be cleaned up, contained in a paper box or bag and placed in the regular trash.

Send In Your Feedback or Invite to an Event
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 or invite to an event in the ward at ward3@northroyalton.org

Upcoming Events

City Council Streets, Storm Water, & Utilities Committee Meetings October 1st at 6:00pm at City Hall. Click Here to view agendas.

City Council Meeting October 1st immediately following the Committee Meetings but no sooner than 7:00pm at City Hall. Click Here to view agenda.

Royalton Gifts and Madelyn Rose will have their Autumn at the Plaza on October 6th from 11:00am-3:00pm at 6556 Royalton Road. Click Here to learn more.

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

Annual North Royalton Family YMCA Boo Bash
The North Royalton Family YMCA will be hosting their Annual Boo Bash on October 18th from 6:30pm-8:30pm located at located at 11409 State Road. Join for fun games and activities. There will be arts and crafts, haunted house, face painting, dance party, food/beverages and much more! This is free for members and $5/family for non-members. Pre-register by calling 440-230-9339 or stopping by the branch. They are also currently collecting donations for candy!

City Council Meeting October 15th immediately following the Committee Meetings but no sooner than 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: October 27, 2019
Time: 10:00am-11:00am
Where: McDonald’s
5304 Royalton Road
North Royalton, OH 44133

Halloween Trick or Treat Night
Halloween Trick or Treat Night will be held on October 31st from 6:00pm-8:00pm in the City of North Royalton.

City Calendar for October

November 5th General Election 
Polls open from 6:30am-7:30pm
Click Here for more information.