Ward 3 Quick Update January 20, 2020

Ward 3 Resident,

Hope everyone had a great MLK Jr Holiday today! Just a few quick items to update you on below! Stay warm!

Trash & Recycle Collection NO DELAY

Just a reminder today January 20th there is NO DELAY in Rumpke curbside trash & recycling collection as a result of Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday. Trash & Recycling collection again will not be impacted. Please put out your trash & recycling as normal this week.

Snow Parking Ban Reminder
Winter is in full swing. Just a friendly 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

Keep Fire Hydrants Clear
Just a reminder from the North Royalton Fire Department. Please make sure you keep your fire hydrants clear just in case of an emergency.

Damaged Mailboxes
If your mailbox was unfortunately damaged by one of our snow plows due the heavy amount of snow we have gotten the last few days. Please email me at Ward3@northroyalton.org your first and last name, address, and a phone number you can be reached at. I am working on making a list of any remaining mailboxes that have been damaged in Ward 3 and will be forwarding it to the Mayor.

Helpful Tips to Protect Your Mailbox during the Winter
We all live in Northeast Ohio and know that Mother Nature can be very cruel when she sends a ton of snow our way. Below are some helpful tips on ways you can better protect your mailbox during the winter months:

  • Make sure your mailbox is 6” to 8” back from the curb (this is also required by the USPS).
  • Put reflective tape or reflective address numbers on your mailbox. This allows the snowplow driver to see the mailbox in low-visibility conditions.
  • Use a heavy metal post (instead of wood) to mount your mailbox on, and plant it deeply into the ground (at least 1 foot), with cement at the base for additional support.
  • Remove snow directly around the mailbox (2 feet on all sides)
    before the plows come. This will make it less likely for large piles of snow to get pushed onto your mailbox and damage it.
  • Use a mailbox snowplow protection product, such as Mailbox Buddy. It’s essentially a heavy-duty shield that you mount in the ground on the side of your mailbox. If a snowplow is on a path to hit your mailbox, the shield should deflect it.

Have a great rest of the week!

Dan Langshaw
Ward 3 Councilman
North Royalton City Council