Ward 3 E-Newsletter: March 2020

Greetings Ward 3 Resident,We are slowly getting closer to Spring. As a 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 since we just recently sprung ahead with Daylight Savings Time. City government remains relatively busy with a number of things to report on below.

March Presidential Primary Election
The Presidential Primary Election is on March 17th. Polls are open from 6:30am to 7:30pm. To view a sample ballot and check your polling location, visit “My Voting Info” on the Board of Elections website. If you have any questions contact the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections at 216-443-8683. Please make sure you VOTE!

North Royalton Ward 3 Polling Locations
Ward 3 residents who are voting at the polls for the March 17th Presidential Primary Election there are one of two locations depending on where you live in the Ward. See below:

Albion Elementary School (Precinct 3B Only)
9360 Albion Rd.

Valley Vista Elementary School (Precincts 3A, 3C, & 3D)
4049 Wallings Rd.

Have a great week 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 20-35 authorizing the purchase of 3 2020 Ford Interceptors for the North Royalton Police Department. Council also approved Ordinance 20-36 to added additional personnel to the City’s Information Technology Department by adding a new position of I.T. Systems Network Technician. Read More. Sponsorship for Ordinance 19-115 for a Verizon Wireless Cell Tower to be installed near Sprague Road was withdrawn by the lone sponsor Council President Marnecheck after the City Planning Commission rejected its request. Read More. Council unanimously passed Resolution 20-43. A Resolution strongly urging the Ohio Governor and Members of the Ohio General Assembly to develop long-term solutions to address the problems with the EdChoice Voucher program negatively impacting school districts throughout our state. Including the North Royalton City School District that stands to lose about $775,000 per year in funding if this is not fixed. Council also approved Ordinance 20-46 to authorize the Mayor and Community Development Director to go out for bids for the old city-owned compost facility property on Royalton Road that has not been utilized for several years. 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

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

I know there are a lot of residents concerned about the Coronavirus (COVID-19). There are now three confirmed cases in Cuyahoga County and Governor Mike DeWine has declared as State of Emergency to allow state departments and agencies to better coordinate in their response to COVID-19. Read More.

We as local city officials here in North Royalton recognize the current COVID-19 situation and the potential impact. Fire Chief Robert Chegan, serving as the Emergency Coordinator for our City, and Mayor Larry Antoskiewicz have maintained daily situational awareness since the inception of this rapidly evolving situation. We as a City continue to coordinate with the following agencies on a daily basis: CDC, Ohio Department of Health, Cuyahoga County Office of Emergency Management, Cuyahoga County Board of Health, the International Association of Fire Chiefs and other government and healthcare agencies.

With that, it is important not to panic, be educated, and to take steps at home to prevent the spread of germs. To prepare and be aware of any potential outbreaks, ReadyNotify is our City’s Reverse 911 notification system powered by CodeRED. It’s used by the County and our community to issue emergency notifications to the residents, especially when rapid and accurate information is essential for your immediate safety. You can register by clicking HERE.

The Ohio Department of Health has opened a Call Center to answer questions related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The Call Center is open 7 days a week from 9:00am to 8:00pm and can be reached at 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634).

Basic precautions you should take now and always:

  • Do not panic — currently the risk is low, but we need to take the situation seriously, monitor developments and prepare you and your family for the “what if” scenario.
  • Good personal hygiene cannot be overemphasized. Wash your hands! Wash your hands! Wash your hands! Use soap and water to wash your hands, especially before and after eating and before and after using the restroom. Cough and sneeze into a tissue, dispose of it immediately and then wash your hands. If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your sleeve. Use hand sanitizer if unable to wash hands with soap and water. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • If you are sick — stay home.
  • Avoid close contact with other people who are sick.
  • Make sure you have back-up plans in place should your work or your child’s school close for illness. Do you have alternate childcare plans?
  •  Clean and disinfect bathrooms, common areas or common-use items at work and home (phones, keyboards, door knobs and handles, sink handles, countertops, exercise equipment, kids’ backpacks).
  • If you are not feeling well, contact your healthcare provider as soon as possible. Don’t wait.

Below are some links with additional helpful information regarding COVID-19:




Tax Help
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free tax preparation to anyone for any age, especially if you are 50 or older or can’t afford paid tax preparation. Every Wednesday beginning February 5th through April 8th from 9:00am to 2:00pm at the North Royalton Public Library at 5071 Wallings Road, returns are electronically filed with the assistance of a tax counselor. Appointments can be made in person at the North Royalton Senior Center or by calling the center at (440) 582-6333.

US Census
Every community, county and state uses Census data for planning and funding of schools, businesses and other things that benefit citizens. Funding is often allocated based on the population of certain areas. It is everyone’s responsibility to get the count right for Ohio. Click Here to learn more about the US Census and more why your participation is so important.

Royalton Road Widening (W. 130th  Street to York Road) Project Update
Work continues on the south side of the roadway in Phase 2 of the Royalton Road Widening Project to remove the old pavement and prepare for the widening on the south side. Crews are prepping for the stabilization of the south side of the roadway, with curbs and underdrains installed by the end of March. Work will then continue to begin the base pavement in early April. Traffic poles and lights are being installed. The project is a year ahead of schedule and should be tentatively completed by August of 2020. If you have any concerns that come up with this project, please contact the County at their local field office in North Royalton at 440-628-9229.

Around Ward 3

North Royalton’s First Brewery Opens Up in Ward 3
On February 29th it was exciting to be among several local dignitaries such as State Representative Tom Patton, staff from United States Congressman Anthony Gonzalez’s office, Mayor Larry Antoskiewicz, Aldo Filippelli from the North Royalton Chamber of Commerce and other members of City Council for a special Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to mark the Grand Opening of North Royalton’s First Brewery, Blue Monkey Brewing Company located at 5540 Wallings Road in the Discount Drug Mart Plaza. This family run business is a new venture by the Sacha Family, longtime residents and business owners operating Automotive Excellence for 35 years. Owners are brothers Rick Jr. and Ryan Sacha., their cousin Jim MacKay and family friend Sean Kramp. Blue Monkey Brewing Company has five different craft beers on tap—a blonde stout called “Salted Carmel,” a peanut butter porter called “Colobus PBP”, a porter called “Colobus”, an India pale ale called “Jungle Juice” and an American pale called “Vine Swinger” all brewed in North Royalton. The brewery is BYOF (Bring Your Own Food) so guests can bring snacks or order food while they’re enjoying cold local brews. It is great to see some new life in a long-vacant space I have been working to fill here in Ward 3 for several years. The brewery is truly something unique for our city and a great example of long-time residents choosing to re-invest back into our community. Read More. For more information about the Brewery and their hours of operation Click Here. #InvestInNRWard3

Royal View Elementary School’s Annual Family Literacy Night
On February 27th I had a fun time being a Special Guest Reader for Royal View Elementary School’s Annual Family Literacy Night! The book I read to the kids was F is for Flag that talked about the importance of our nation’s flag, history, and being Americans. I donated a copy for the kids to enjoy at their library too. Thank you to all the teachers and staff at Royal View that put on this amazing event!

Guest Speaker at Valley Vista Elementary School
On February 26th it was an honor to be a guest speaker for 3rd Graders at Valley Vista Elementary School. I enjoyed talking about the US Constitution, how our local government works, the importance of helping others in the community, and answering all the fun questions they had for me too. These 85 boys and girls impressed me on how smart and kind hearted they are. All of them give me hope for a better future and that some of them may even be future community leaders too! I love doing this and giving back to our community!

North Royalton CERT Mardi Gras Fundraiser
On February 23rd I stopped by the North Royalton CERT Mardi Gras Fundraiser. As Chairman of the City Council Safety Committee and as a resident I want to thank our amazing CERT for all they do for our community! We are truly blessed to have such dedicated group and members that volunteer so much of their time to help keep our community safe and be prepared for any possible emergency situation!

Cub Scout Pack 218 Blue & Gold Banquet
On February 23rd it was such an honor to be at North Royalton Cub Scout Pack 218 Blue & Gold Banquet this afternoon at Royal Redeemer Church as a Special Guest. What made it extra special was that I knew all of the young men bridging over from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts! I am so proud of each of them! Congrats to all those who were recognized for their achievements as well! Also a BIG THANK YOU to Cub Scouts & Boy Scouts Troop 218 for all the great things you do in our community!

North Royalton Band Boosters Annual Rhythm & Raffle Event
On February 22nd it was great to attend and be one of the sponsors for the North Royalton Band Boosters Annual Rhythm & Raffle Event this evening! Thank you so much to the Boosters for all they do to ensure our kids have a great band program like ours!

Cub Scouts Tour & Local Government Talk
On February 10th it was an honor to give St. Albert the Great Arrow of Light Cub Scouts Den a tour of City Hall, teach them a little about local government, and help them meet their last requirement they needed to bridge over soon to Boy Scouts by answering some questions they had for me! I love doing things like this and look forward to someday when these boys are Eagle Scouts!

Jobs Ohio City Club Forum
On February 4th it was great to attend the City Club Form where President and Chief Investment Officer of Jobs Ohio JP Nauseef talked about Ohio’s economy and ways Jobs Ohio is helping improve our state’s economy. I had an opportunity to ask a question during the form regarding “What can local governments do to attract more manufacturing companies”? Click Here to view my question/answer exchange at the 52:03 mark of the video during the forum. I learned a lot!

Biro Ditch Clean Up
The Biro Ditch Clean Up Project. Authorization letters have been sent out all the Ward 3 residents who live along the Biro Ditch behind Albion Road and York Road and all the proper authorizations for access to properties were granted so the city we utilize a contractor to clean up the Biro Ditch to improve stormwater management in the area. Once the weather gets less wet the contractor will complete the work. I will keep you all posted when I have more information.

Abbey Road Bridge Closure Update
Some important information for Ward 3 Residents who live near or off of Abbey Road. The Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission has announced it will be conducting the bridge deck replacement and rehabilitation of the Abbey Road bridge that is near Royalton Road. In order to perform these repairs, road closures will be required for the project. Notice of Closure Signs will be installed on March 11th to alert residents of the impending closure, which is expected to begin April 1st for a duration of about four months. The detour for the project will be Royalton Road to West 130th Street to Sprague Road. Local traffic will be allowed in the section between Albion Road and the bridge. The contractor for this Turnpike project is Suburban Maintenance & Construction, Inc. I will keep you posted when I have more information available to share.

No Overnight Parking Reminder
Now that the weather is getting warmer. Just a reminder per city ordinance you are not allowed to park overnight on city streets. Below is the full text of our city ordinance:


(a)   No owner or operator of any vehicle shall park such vehicle on any street within the City for a period of time longer than three minutes for loading and unloading passengers between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. Emergency and public safety vehicles and vehicles being used by physicians on emergency calls are exempt from the provisions of this section.

(b)   The Director of Public Safety is hereby authorized to issue special permits allowing parking during the prohibited time under this section where certain hardships exist. Application must be made by the resident requesting parking at a given location outlining specifically the make, model and other descriptive features of each vehicle involved, as well as the license number assigned to that vehicle. The application shall also state the expected period for which the permit is required. The resident will be required to renew the application, where necessary, at the end of such period, or each year if the hardship is of indefinite duration. Such permits can be rescinded upon violation of the procedures or upon changes of the circumstances and conditions which created the reason for a hardship variance.

(c)   The Director may also authorize, on a case-by-case basis, at his or her sole discretion, street parking during the prohibited hours under this section upon request of the individual in proximity to whose property and for whose benefit such parking will occur. Such request must specify some legitimate purpose and the time period therefor.

There are some special circumstances in which you can get permission to park overnight. If you have any questions feel free to contact me at 440-785-4240 or the North Royalton Police Department at 440-582-6216.

Ward 3 Recycling Tip of the Month
Save the Date for the City’s Annual Community Shred Events. Open to all North Royalton, non-business residents (please make sure you bring proper identification) at no cost, the funding for these events is provided through a grant from the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District.

The Spring Shred Day is: April 25th from 9:00am to Noon at City Hall parking lot located at 14600 State Road.

The Fall Shred Day is: September 12th from 9:00am to Noon at City Hall parking lot located at 14600 State Road.

Document destruction services will be provided by Gateway Products Recycling, Inc. All documents are shredded on site and there is 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 confidential information. Staples and small paper clips are OK, but here is a list of what you cannot bring: newspapers, phone books, magazines, binders, books, pendaflex folders, food and candy wrappers, waxed paper, photographs, napkins and Styrofoam containers.

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 March 3rd at 6:30pm at City Hall. Click Here to view agendas.

City Council Meeting March 3rd immediately following the Committee Meetings but no sooner than 7:00pm at City Hall.  Click Here  to view agenda.

Cub Scout Pack 218 Annual Pancake Breakfast
March 14th from 8:00am-12:00pm at Royal Redeemer Lutheran Church.

Royalton Hills Lions Annual Raffle
The Royalton Hills Lions will host its annual Poor Man’s Reverse Raffle on March 14th at the American Legion Post 703, located at 7667 York Road in Parma. Doors open at 11:30am with lunch at 12:30pm. There will be cash bar. Tickets are $20 per person. The menu will include baked potatoes with toppings of chili, cheese, bacon, onion, sour cream etc.; salad with toppings of tomato, cucumber, green pepper, eggs etc.; rolls and butter; and finger pastries. Come one, come all for a fun-filled afternoon with the Royalton Hills Lions.

March Presidential Primary Election 
March Presidential Primary Election is on March 17th. Polls open from 6:30am-7:30pm. Click Here for more information.

City Council Finance, Safety, and Building & Building Codes Committee Meetings March 18th at 6:30pm at City Hall. Click Here to view agendas.

City Council Meeting March 18th immediately following the Committee Meetings but no sooner than 7:00pm at City Hall. Click Here to view agenda.

City Charter Review Commission Meeting March 16th at 6:30pm at City Hall Community Room #1 at 6:30pm. Click Here to view agenda.

City Charter Review Commission Meeting March 23rd at 6:30pm at City Hall Community Room #1 at 6:30pm. 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 28, 2020
Time: 1:00pm-2:00pm
Where: Peeboo & Beanie Gourmet Ice Cream
12971 State Road
North Royalton, OH 44133

Monthly North Royalton Community Meal

All are welcome and invited to the upcoming North Royalton Community Meal from 3:00pm-5:00pm on March 29th. Enjoy a free dinner and fellowship on the last Sunday of the month at Saint Albert the Great Church in the Haas Family Hall, located at 6667 Wallings Road in North Royalton. The meal is sponsored by the churches of North Royalton. The schedule of meals this year is: March 29th, April 26th, May 17th, June 28th, July 26th, August 30th, September 27th, October 25th and November 29th.

City Charter Review Commission Meeting March 30th at 6:30pm at City Hall at 6:30pm. Click Here to view agenda.

Rain Garden & Rain Barrel Workshop
If your a resident who like to improve Stormwater management on your property. Come out to the North Royalton Garden Club’s FREE Rain Garden & Rain Barrel Workshop on March 30th from 6:00pm-8:00pm at Community Room 1 at City Hall. Click Here to sign up now.

Baseball Registration
Registration is now open for the summer baseball/softball season. Visit the North Royalton Baseball Boosters website for more information at NRBB.org.

City Calendar for March