North Royalton Ward 3 & Community E-Newsletter: April 2021 (Volume 10)

Greetings Residents,

Living in Northeast, Ohio you never know what to expect when it comes to our weather. Hopefully we have experienced our last of freak snow storms and can enjoy more fun spring activities! This update includes a number of important COVID-19, local government and community events happening this spring. I also have some exciting news to share with you.

Special Announcement

I wanted to share some good news with you all that the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections recently validated my petitions and I am officially on the November 2, 2021 General Election ballot to retake my North Royalton Ward 3 Council seat. Read More.

As I walked and drove around Ward 3, I thought about issues many of you residents shared with me such as paying high taxes and not getting much in return of city services, making our city more business friendly, and adding more checks and balances on the power of our local government. These are all issues I plan to address back on city council. Thank you to those who signed my petitions to get me officially on the ballot.
I plan in the coming months to meet with as many Ward 3 residents as possible, learn more how to best serve the community moving forward, and work even harder than before to address vital issues in North Royalton to get our city back on track regardless of the continued malicious politics in our city.

Click Here to view Dan’s Full Announcement Video.

If I can be of any service to you or your family don’t hesitate to email me at danlangshawfornrward3@yahoo.com or call me at 440-785-4240.

Have a great week!

Dan Langshaw
Former Councilman &
2021 Candidate for North Royalton Ward 3 City Council

COVID-19 Update

Below are the top places to get accurate and 24/7 situational information you need to know in staying safe throughout this pandemic and resources if you are interested in getting the vaccine.

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

State of Ohio & Governor Mike DeWine

State of Ohio Central COVID-19 Scheduling Website

Cuyahoga County Board of Health

City of North Royalton
Website: www.northroyalton.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CityofNorthRoyaltonOH/

Wolstein Center Mass Vaccination Clinic Accepting Walk-Ins
The Wolstein Center Vaccination Clinic in Cleveland is now accepting walk-ins from 8:00am to 7:00pm beginning April 27, 2021. From April 27, 2021 to May 3, 2021 the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine will be administered while the second dose will be administered from May 18, 2021 to May 24, 2021. Officials still recommend making an appointment. To register for an appointment go to gettheshot.conronavirus.ohio.gov. Those with trouble navigating the internet or those without internet access can book an appointment by calling 1-833-427-5634 (1-833-4-ASK-ODH).

Vaccine Information
Ohioans can also schedule mass vaccination clinic appointments by calling 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634). Below is some helpful COVID-19 vaccine information.

Click Here to learn more about Ohio’s COVID-19 Vaccination Program.

Click Here for Ohio’s central vaccine scheduling system.

Click Here for all vaccine providers.

Click Here to learn more about the Myths vs. Facts regarding the COVID-19 Vaccine.

Click Here to view helpful information from the Cleveland Clinic regarding the COVID-19 Vaccine.

State Health Orders Simplified & Quarantine Order Change
In early April Governor Mike DeWine announced that the state has simplified the statewide health orders, encompassing all of the individual health orders to date into one overarching order while also making it clear that proms, graduations and other events can occur.
The new order found here https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/…/directors-order… contains the previous orders while still placing importance on wearing masks, social distancing and limiting large gatherings. Also Governor DeWine announced yesterday that any Ohioan who has been fully vaccinated will no longer have to quarantine if they are exposed to someone with COVID-19. This health order applies to all adults, except those who are in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, or other congregate care settings.  Nursing homes and long-term care facilities, including staff and residents, should continue to quarantine following CDC guidance. An individual is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose of Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines or two weeks after the single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

New CDC Masks Guidance
The CDC is updating its guidance on masks, saying that fully vaccinated people can be unmasked when exercising, socializing and dining outdoors in small groups. Fully vaccinated people can also gather indoors with other fully vaccinated people without masks or distancing. Read More.

Current COVID-19 Data as of April 28, 2021
There are 1,068,985 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 in Ohio and 19,188 confirmed and probable COVID-19 deaths. A total of 56,145 people have been hospitalized, including 7,760 admissions to intensive care units. In-depth data can be accessed by visiting coronavirus.ohio.gov. In the 44133 Zip Code which North Royalton is located in there are 2,733 reported cases by Cuyahoga County Board of Health. Click Here to see the full report issued by the CCBH.


FEMA Funeral Assistance

FEMA’s Funeral Assistance application period opened recently. If you’re having difficulty reaching a FEMA representatives to apply, please be patient. They are working to solve the technical issues caused by a high number of calls. Keep in mind there is no deadline to apply and they will ensure that every applicant is able to open a case. Click Here for more information.


In late March of 2020, while serving on City Council I launched my #MaskUpNoRo Initiative to get as many homemade cloth face masks to residents and businesses who need them in both Ward 3 and the entire North Royalton Community.
With the help of many amazing volunteers and our Mask Angels generous donations of supplies, we were able to deliver over 4,500 FREE homemade cloth masks to the elderly, those with high risk conditions to COVID-19, #NRWard3Buddy Program residents, nurses, front line health care workers, nursing homes, residential care facilities for those with developmental disabilities, essential businesses, essential workers, first responders families, kids, teachers and more throughout North Royalton! Wearing a mask on top of other measures like social distancing and proper personal hygiene will help get us hopefully closer to a return back to normal sooner!

If you need a mask or like to make a donation of supplies email me at danlangshawfornrward3@yahoo.com or call 440-785-4240.

City Council Legislative Highlights

Some highlights from the Council Meetings for the month of April. The following legislation was approved:

  • Ordinance 21-68, an ordinance creating the fees for the new food truck regulations in the city.
  • Ordinance 21-70, an ordinance to allow for trucking operations in the industrial parkway.
  • Ordnance 21-77, an ordinance to approve the razing of 12704 Ridge Rd located by the intersection of Julia Dr and Ridge Rd as part of intersection improvement plans.
  • Ordinance 21-79, an ordinance to clarify the council rules and procedures on council resignations and filling vacancies.

If you like to learn more about what is going on in City Council check out the minutes online by Clicking Here. Also your welcome to attend City Council Meetings, just make sure that you wear mask or face covering while inside City Hall.

Food Truck Legislation Passed 5-2

Unfortunately North Royalton City Council passed Ordinance 21-67 the food truck legislation at their April 6th Council Meeting by a 5-2 vote. The majority in this community do not view food trucks as a problem nor does it take away from any of our local businesses. If anything, it helps draw more attention to our local businesses and maybe even bring new future businesses to our community as a result. Especially, given the times we are currently facing with COVID-19, outdoor eating is even more essential for businesses as well as a preference to customers. How the finally version of Ordinance 21-67 was written leans towards a more anti-business approach which does not create a welcoming business environment for our community which I shared in my public comments before city council voted. Click Here to view my full public comments. Thank you to the Council President and Ward 1 Councilwoman for voting against this legislation and taking into consideration residents and businesses concerns that were raised to try improve the legislation.

2021 City Master Plan

Every seven years or so, the city is charged with resurrecting the Master Plan Advisory Committee to plot a course for the city to follow in the coming years. They determine with input from the community what needs focus and then the city administration and council work to make those suggestions reality. The last Master Plan Update was done in 2014. Click Here to view the current City Master Plan. 
The City Master Plan Committee is doing a survey. If you have not taken the survey, please take a moment to do so. The more you can share, the greater the council can serve you. You can complete the survey by clicking on the link below:


Road Work Alert & 2021 City Road Repair Program

Bennett Road Alert
Starting April 12, 2021 there will be improvements made to various sections of the concrete roadway, stormwater catch basins and curbs along Bennett Road between Royalton and Akins. Temporary traffic control devices will be staged during the project, including one-way traffic westbound ONLY between Royalton and Akins roads. Please follow all signs and traffic patterns during the construction period, which is expected to continue through the end of May. Avoid the area if all possible.

2021 City Road Repair Program
The 2021 City Road Repair Program includes the following projects: Abbey Road, between the turnpike bridge and Albion Road, is being repaved in conjunction with Cuyahoga County, which awarded us a grant for $250,000 to put toward the project. Boston Road is also being done as a cost sharing project in conjunction with Medina County, between Ridge Road and West 130th Street. Resurfacing projects for Highland Drive and Donmar Road, as well parking lot repairs at our Service Center and York Road Ballfield Complex, all work being performed by Crossroads Asphalt Recycling, Inc. Concrete slab replacement and joint repair projects for sections of Royal Valley and Sherwood Estates performed by Set In Stone. Finally, the City Service Department  concrete and/or asphalt repairs for the Industrial Parkway, Spy Glass Development, Royal Akins Development, Timber Ridge Estates, Monticello Estates and Shaker Drive. Read More.

New School Superintendent Announcement

The North Royalton City School District has announced that Michael Laub will be the next Superintendent of Schools. Read More.

Tax Deadline Extended

Don’t forget the tax deadline for local, state, and federal taxes has been extended to May 17, 2021. Click Here for more information. 

Ready Notify

Are you signed up with Ready Notify? It’s the best way to be notified of local emergencies like boil alerts, major road closings, missing people and other safety issues.

You can receive texts, calls or e-mails. It only takes a minute to register. Click Here to register today.

See Something Say Something

As we get closer to summer, more people are going to be out and about in our neighborhoods. That includes criminals who often are looking for crimes of opportunity from unlocked cars to unlocked homes. If you see something not right in your neighborhood, say something. Call the North Royalton Police Department at (440) 237-8686 . Also if your going on vacation, you can contact the non emergency line and they can add your home to their vacation watch list too.

Around Ward 3 & Our City

Congrats to North Royalton Ward 3 resident Jillian being named this year’s Phi Beta Kappa Award recipient! Read More.

North Royalton Buddy Program Easter Care Package Deliveries
On April 3rd, I delivered the Easter Care Packages for those in the North Royalton Buddy Program! A special thank you to the wonderful children who made so many cute Easter cards and families who donated various Easter spirit items and non-perishable food items!

Drive Thru Easter Egg Hunt
On April 3rd, I had fun participating with friends from Midwest Cheer & Dance Elite’s Drive Thru Easter Egg Hunt! My family and I enjoyed passing out Easter Eggs with some sweet treats to all the kids who drive by. Thank you Midwest Cheer & Dance Elite for making Easter a little more special for the kids during these though times.

Upcoming City Government Meetings & Community Events

Storm Water, Streets, and Utilities City Council Committee Meetings May 4th at 6:00pm at City Hall. Click Here to view agendas.

City Council Meeting May 4th at 7:00pm at City Hall. Click Here to view agenda.

CLE Market
The City will be partnered with Cle Market to bring an outdoor, artisan-style venue to our community once a month on the City Green. Established in 2020, the popular Cle Market pops up monthly around Northeast Ohio. Now we are bringing the market right here to North Royalton beginning in May. The market showcases 30 vendors, including local businesses, selling high-quality foods, baked goods, art, textiles, flowers and more. Every market will have a local, non-profit partner, so be sure to keep an eye out for who that may be. The non-profit partner for the first market May 8 is the North Royalton Garden Club, which will be featuring its annual plant sale and raffle then. Market dates and times are included on the above flyer. For businesses interested in participating in the market, an application is available on the Cle Market website under vendor application.

2021 City Shred Days
The city Shred Days for this year are scheduled for May 8th and September 18th from 9:00am to 12:00pm at Memorial Park, 14600 State Road here in North Royalton. Due to COVID, residents remain in their vehicles and have shred materials ready to go in their open trunk for the safety of volunteers. Shred materials will be limited to five standard-size boxes or paper bags. Please, no plastic bags or containers that must be returned to the vehicle as this slows the line. Residents must bring proper identification, such as a Driver’s License, to verify residency.
Acceptable shred 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. Items that cannot be shredded include newspapers, phone books, magazines, binders, books, pendaflex folders, food and candy wrappers, wax paper, photographs, napkins and Styrofoam containers. Event is open to all North Royalton, non-business residents at no cost. Funding is provided through a grant from the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District. All documents are shredded on site by Shred-Rite LLC.

City Master Plan Committee Meeting May 11th at 7:00pm at City Hall.

North Royalton Produce Market
The next North Royalton Produce Market will be May 11th from 2:00pm-3:00pm outside at the York Road Recreation Field Pavilion, 14631 York Road. The other outdoor season dates are May 11th, June 8th, July 13th, August 10th, September 14th and October 12th. Due to COVID-19, it will be necessary for you to remain in your vehicle. Place your last and first name on a piece of paper and display it on your dashboard so it is visible to volunteers. Keep your windows closed for the safety of the volunteers, community and yourself. We are requiring that you clear the trunk of your vehicle prior to the distribution. For safety reasons, volunteers cannot enter your vehicle to load food. Due to safety regulations, you must stay in your vehicle to receive food. The program is specifically geared toward serving the senior citizen population within our community; however, anyone who meets the income criteria, determined by the Federal Government Poverty guidelines, may receive fresh produce from the market. If you are in need of monthly food assistance, call Royal Redeemer Lutheran Church at 440-237-7958 ext. 130 or St Albert the Great Parish at 440-237-6760 for information on their food pantry requirements.

Finance, Building & Building Codes, and Safety Council Committee Meetings May 18th at 6:00pm at City Hall. Click Here to view agendas.

City Council Meeting May 18th at 7:00pm at City Hall. Click Here to view agenda.

Full City Calendar for April & May

Send In Your Feedback or Invite to an Event
Got an issue you are concerned about? Is there a Homeowner Association/Condo/ Community organization meeting, block party, Zoom Townhall meeting or event that you would like for me attend? Email me your feedback or invite to an event at danlangshawfornrward3@yahoo.com