Ward 3 E-Newsletter: September 2019

Greetings Ward 3 Resident,

School is officially back in session. I like to wish all the students who live in Ward 3 a great 2019-2020 school year! The summer went by fast. Although City Council was on summer recess for the month of August and just got back into session this month. There is still a number of things to update you on below regarding city government.

September 11th
Just a reminder this week on September 11th also known as Patriot Day. Please pause and remember those who lost their lives because of the September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attacks. Let’s honor their memories through doing something positive in the community or a random act of kindness. Those attacks changed so many American’s lives including my own which later in my life made me want to enlist in the US Army and serve my country.

Have a great week!Dan Langshaw
Ward 3 Councilman
North Royalton City Council

Council Update

Highlights from Council Meeting
City Council was on recess for the month of August. Read More. Nothing new legislatively to report.

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
Sidewalks and drive aprons are currently being installed along the northern portion of this section. Work will then begin east in Phase 2 to continue on the south side of Royalton Road. If you have any concerns, 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)
Phase 1 is underway with the intermediate course of asphalt installed. Catch basin, manhole and valve box adjustments in the pavement are underway.  New curbs are being installed on parts of the western portion of the project which will take a few weeks.Columbia Gas Betterment Project (Albion to North Corporation Line)
Mainline gas main installation is completed in the roadway. Project completion is ahead of schedule by 45 days and should be completed very soon.  Minor restoration work of seeding may occur after this time. Please direct any and all concerns to the Engineering Department at 440-582-3001.

Royalton Road Watermain Replacement (State Road to Prince Charles Drive)
Work has been delayed by Cleveland Water Department to test and chlorinate the new watermain.  Work will resume soon once the city received word from Cleveland Water  Department that the main has passed the necessary tests.

State Road Watermain Replacement (Sprague Road to Castle Drive)
Mainline construction is underway. The contractor is currently south of Bunker Road replacing the watermain. Traffic delays have been reported and these issues have been discussed with the contractor to correct.  Please report any long delays to the Engineering Department at (440)582-3001.

2019 City Road Repair Program Update
The 2019 City Road Repair Program is underway. Crossroads Asphalt Recycling will begin the second part of the asphalt paving of Albion Road between West 130th Stree to York Road starting on September 16th. Both lanes of traffic will be affected during this project and it should take about 1 month to complete. Also starting September 16th Ward 3 Residents who live on that part of Albion Road (between York & Abbey Road) will still receive trash/recycle service on your regularly scheduled day during construction. However, in order to alleviate refuse traffic in this area during the construction process, refuse trucks will be there at 7:00am  for collection. Please make note of this specific time and place any and all trash/recycling out before 7:00am.

Sidewalks Update
State Road Sidewalk Improvement Project (City Hall Drive north to Trumpeter) This project is a sidewalk improvement project along the west side of State Road.  ODOT will be managing this improvement, which will enclose the storm ditches along the project limits with storm sewers and catch basins, and installation of a 5’ wide sidewalk. This project starts this week with a completion date of mid October 2019. I am excited to see this project underway and is part of the strategic placement of sidewalks city-wide I have been advocating for based of our City’s Alternative Transportation Study findings a number of years ago.

Around Ward 3

Fourth Annual Ward 3 Picnic in the Park
On behalf of the First Family of Ward 3. We like to say thank you to all those who came out to my Fourth Annual Ward 3 Picnic in the Park at Memorial Park Pavillion #2 on August 31st. Hope everyone had a great time! Special thanks to the North Royalton Fire Department and Police Department for stopping by so residents could learn more about all that they do to keep us safe! Thank you to Kona Ice for their famous sweet treats, Magician J.R. Grieco for doing balloon art, Journey Church for the two cool bounce house for the kids, and Polaris Career Center for their helpful information on motorcycle and vehicle safety! A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who also donate to this year’s charity supporting Ward 3 resident Joe Keider who was a victim of a suspected drunk driver and helping raise $700 towards his medical recovery fund! I recently visited Joe at the ICU at the Cleveland Clinic. He is still in very serious condition and is fighting once again for his life due to a set back in his recovery. Please continue to keep Joe and the Keider family in your prayers. If you couldn’t make it to the picnic this year Click Here to watch a little video I made for Joe that you might enjoy too.

North Royalton Elementery School Groundbreaking Ceremony

On August 30th it was an honor to participate in the North Royalton Elementery School Groundbreaking Ceremony! Its great to finally see our school system get even better so my sons and all kids in our city get the best education possible! Read More.

North Royalton Community Festival Parade
On August 25th marched in the North Royalton Community Festival Parade. I hope everyone enjoyed the Festival, parade, and fireworks!

Worthington Way Neighborhood Block Party
On August 24th it was great to stop by the Worthington Way Neighborhood Block Party. Thank you to the Worthington Way HOA for the invite and putting on this annual event for the neighborhood!

Junior Fair 4-H Market Auction
On August 10th I had a fun time at the Junior Fair 4-H Market Auction at the Cuyahoga County Fair supporting our very own North Royalton Homesteaders & other 4-H Clubs. As a member of the Cuyahoga County Farm Bureau and as a Community Leader I want to say a Big Thank You to 4-H for all the great things they do for kids in our community! Congrats to all those who placed at the fair and for all their hard work! Read More.

Ridge Road Blighted House to be Demolished
There is a new property owner for 11489 Ridge Road which many of us here in Ward 3 know its’ the home where the triple homicide occurred unfortunately a few years ago. I have been working hard for a number of years to clean up this blighted property. It’s great to see this property will no longer a blight in the neighborhood or a reminder of the evil event that happened in this house. Demolish to tentatively occur sometime this month is my understanding. Finally residents in this neighborhood/our community can move on from this dark chapter. There are currently no specific plans for this property. But I will continue to update residents about any plans for the property. Read More.

Motorcycle & Motor Vehicle Safety Awareness

For the whole month of September I will be trying to promote both Motorcylce & Motor Vehicle Safety! If you like Look Out for Motorcycles Safety Yard Sign, Click or Ticket Yard Sign, Don’t Drink & Drive Yard Sign, or Look Out for Motorcycles Bumper Magnets e-mail me at Ward3@NorthRoyalton.org to request one. You don’t have to live specifically in North Royalton Ward 3. You can live anywhere in our city. I will also be sharing various safety related information and organizations that work to improve safety on our roadways too! I will be posting on my Facebook page, Twitter, and Instagram.

See Something Say Something
Ward 3 residents don’t be afraid to report any possible criminal or suspicious activity in your neighborhood. Contact the North Royalton Police Department at 440-237-8686 or in emergency of course call 911. If you want to remain anonymous below are also ways to do that and still make difference in your neighborhood! Thank you advance for your help to keep all our neighborhoods safe!

Crime Stoppers of Cuyahoga County

Cuyahoga County Sherrifs Department Narcotics Anonymous Complaint Line

National Human Trafficking Hotline
888-3737-888 or text HELP go #233733

Cuyahoga County Regional Human Trafficking Task Force 24-Hour Hotline

Ward 3 Recycling Tip of the Month
This month, county residents are encouraged to clean out their garages and basements and drop-off their household hazardous waste at their local service department on designated collection days. The program provides for the environmentally-safe disposal of hazardous, poisonous or toxic household products that cannot be disposed in the regular trash. North Royalton offers year-round collection at the Recycle Yard, 11545 Royalton Rd Saturdays 8:00am – 3:00pm, for Household Hazardous Waste. Materials accepted: oil or solvent based paints, varnish, mineral spirits, household cleaners, adhesives, gasoline, sealers, polyurethane, herbicides, roof tar, lighter fluid, primers and coatings, shellac, pesticides, paint thinner and kerosene.

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 September 3rd at 6:00pm at City Hall. Click Here to view agendas.

City Council Meeting September 3rd 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 September 17th at 6:00pm at City Hall. Click Here to view agendas.

City Council Meeting September 17th immediately following the Committee Meetings but no sooner than 7:00pm at City Hall. Click Here to view agenda.

Fall Community Shred Event

The next Community Shred Event will be on September 21st from 9:00am to 12:00pm located at 14600 State Rd (City Hall/Memorial Park parking lot). This event is open to all North Royalton, non-business, residents (please make sure you bring proper identification) at no cost. Funding for these events is provided through a grant from the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District. Document destruction services will be provided by Gateway Products Recycling, Inc. All documents are shredded on site and the best part… there’s NO LIMIT to how much material you can bring! Acceptable items include financial documents, bank statements, tax returns, credit card statements, expired credit cards, insurance forms and records, junk mail, family records and confident information. Staples and small paper clips are okay, but here’s a list of what you can’t bring: Newspapers, phone books, magazines, binders, books, pendaflex folders, food and candy wrappers, waxed paper, photographs, napkins and Styrofoam containers. Protect your identity and our landfills by shredding!

2019 North Royalton Health Fair & Family Expo
will be held on September 21st from 8:30am-12:00pm at Royal Redeemer Lutheran Church & School at 11680 Royalton Rd.

2019 North Royalton Harvest Fest September 22rd from 11:00am-4:00pm on the City Green. Read More.

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: September 28, 2019
Time: 9:00am-10:00am
Where: McDonald’s
5304 Royalton Road
North Royalton, OH 44133

Special Coffee & Conversation with Councilman Dan Langshaw on Future of North Royalton
Since there is so much at stake for the future of the City of North Royalton with the November 5th General Election. That will bring a new Council majority, new Council President, and Mayor. I invite any resident of North Royalton to my Special Coffee & Conversation on the Future of North Royalton, who like to stop by and share their feedback on what they like for the future of the city starting in 2020. Residents don’t have to live in Ward 3 and can be from anywhere in the city. As a senior leader on council starting in 2020 I want to take the time to listen to residents and focus on ways to address issues city wide on day one with the new City Council and Mayor. Also I will have forms for residents who like to complete an application to vote by mail or even register to vote in the upcoming election. There is no appointment necessary. Simply stop by and talk to me. This special coffee will be held on:
When: September 29, 2019
Time: 9:00am-11:00am
Where: McDonald’s
5304 Royalton Road
North Royalton, OH 44133

City Calendar for September

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.