North Royalton Ward 3 & Community E-Newsletter: August 2021 (Volume 15)

Greetings Residents,

I want to wish all the students in our community a great and safe 2021-2022 school year. Our kids have been through a lot during this pandemic. Special thanks go out to all the amazing teachers and staff for all they do to ensure our kids get a quality education even during a pandemic. Below I would like to update you on some things going on in our local government, about the new Delta Variant of COVID-19, community events happening around our community, and additional items you should be aware of.
I am enjoying all the conversations with residents as I go door to door to hundreds of homes in Ward 3. If I haven’t been to your neighborhood yet I am still working my way throughout the ward and hope to see you in the coming months as I campaign for City Council.

Annual Ward 3 Picnic in the Park
North Royalton Ward 3 residents and your families are invited to my 5th Annual Ward 3 Picnic in the Park this Saturday September 4, 2021 from 1:00pm-3:00pm at Memorial Park Pavilion #2 located at 14600 State Road, North Royalton, OH 44133. Enjoy a fun afternoon in the park filled with FREE food, games, and a chance to meet fellow neighbors. Bulldog Ice Cream will be serving up their famous sweet treats. This year’s picnic will help support Brady’s K9 Fund that donates practical, mission ready ballistic vests to police and military working dogs. Special appearance by North Royalton Police Department’s K9 Officer Bear, a recipient of one of Brady’s K9 Fund vests. Some additional special guests include the Ohio National Guard and Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Department K9 Unit. Event will happen rain or shine. No RSVP is needed. For more information contact me at 440-785-4240 or danlangshawfornrward3@yahoo.com

Holiday Schedule for Rumpke Waste and Recycling Reminder
In recognition of the Labor Day holiday, Rumpke Waste and Recycling service will be delayed one day the week of September 6th. This means that if your regular pick up day is Monday, your rubbish will be picked up on Tuesday, Tuesday collection will move to Wednesday, Wednesday collection will move to Thursday, Thursday collection will move to Friday and Friday collection will move to Saturday. Rumpke will resume their regular pick up schedule the week of September 8th. If you have any questions, please call Rumpke at 1-800-828-8171 or Click Here for their full 2021 holiday schedule.

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

Hope to see you at my picnic and have a happy Labor Day Weekend!

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

COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 is on the rise again throughout our community, state, and world. The Delta Variant is currently the predominant strain of the COVID-19 virus in the United States. On July 27, 2021, CDC released updated guidance on the need for urgently increasing COVID-19 vaccination coverage and a recommendation for everyone in areas of substantial or high transmission to wear a mask in public indoor places, even if they are fully vaccinated. CDC issued this new guidance due to several concerning developments and newly emerging data signals.  First is a reversal in the downward trajectory of cases. In the days leading up to our guidance update, CDC saw a rapid and alarming rise in the COVID case and hospitalization rates around the country. Click Here to learn more information.

On August 23rd, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted full approval to the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for people age 16 and older. Click Here for more information.

Federal mask mandate, which was set to expire next month, will be extended through January 18, 2022. So that means you will have to wear a mask on airplanes, trains, and buses still. Read More.

Back to School Reminders

School has started this week for the North Royalton City School District. Here is a quick reminder about Ohio’s traffic laws since we haven’t seen the yellow buses in a few months. On a road with fewer than 4 lanes, all traffic approaching a stopped school bus must stop at least 10 feet from the front or rear of the bus. On a road with 4 lanes or more, only traffic traveling in the same direction as the bus must stop.

Click Here to view the traffic and parking procedures for the North Royalton Elementary School for the 2021-2022 School Year.

Click Here to view traffic and parking changes for the North Royalton Middle School and High School for 2021-2022 School Year.

City Council Legislative Highlights

Some highlights from the North Royalton Council meetings for the month of August. Typically for the month of August the City Council takes a Summer Recess; however, they did have one special Council meeting on August 10th. The following legislation was approved:

  • Ordinance 21-136, a ordinance authorizing the mayor to accept the material terms of the One Ohio Memorandum of Understanding and Consistent with the terms of the July 21, 2021 National Opioid Settlement and to sign the One Ohio Subdivision Participation Form. Read More.

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 in person at City Hall located at 14600 State Road.

Supporting our Fallen American Heroes

Niko’s Bar & Gyros has received national media attention and out pour of support when it made a special tribute of support for the 13 fallen American service members including an Ohio service member who was killed as result of a terrorist attack at Kabul Airport in Afghanistan while helping fellow Americans and refugees evacuate the country to safety. Niko’s via Facebook and at their bar began collecting donations for all the service members families of these fallen American heroes. Read More. Click Here to Scan the QR code to donate via PayPal. ALL proceeds will be donated to the families of these HEROES. Niko’s will be accepting donations through September 11th. THANK YOU for your support and kind words. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Niko’s at NikosBarAndGyros.com Special thank you to all the other local North Royalton Businesses that have joined in this effort with Niko’s as well!

Planning Commission Approves New Subdivision

North Royalton approves 15-home subdivision between Ridge & York roads -  cleveland.com

The North Royalton Planning Commission has approved the Viewpoint subdivision off Harley Hills Drive. The developer plans to extend two dead end streets and build about 15 new homes. Given the number of storm water issues the City of North Royalton still has to address, I share the same concerns of residents in Ward 3 along York Road have about storm water. When elected back to City Council, I will work with the new Council to address these issues better and do more to preserve land from further development in areas historically known for flooding or storm water issues for residents. Read More.

Community Survey

As a community leader, I am always looking for ways to gain input from residents. Your voice is valued and your input is greatly appreciated. Accessibility and transparency are aspects that must be brought back to public service. To achieve a better understanding of pressing issues you may be facing, please take a few minutes to fill out my Community Survey by clicking the below link.


Around Ward 3 & Our City

New North Royalton Elementary School Ribbon Cutting
On August 28th I attended with my little man Derek the official Ribbon Cutting for the New North Royalton Elementary School located on State Road. As an Alumnus of the North Royalton City School District, a Former North Royalton School Board Member, a PTA dad, and a parent of children in the district, I am very grateful for this new educational facility for our kids. Thank you to the administrative teams, teachers, and staff for all that you do for our North Royalton students! Read More.

City SummerFest

On August 22nd I stopped by the City SummerFest. It was so nice to speak to a number of Ward 3 and North Royalton residents. It is not the same as our Annual Community Festival that those of us are use to since we were kids. Hopefully next year we can return back to more normal events like the Community Festival.

Meet & Greet

Thank you to Ward 3 residents Tom & Vince for hosting one of my Dan in the Neighborhood Meet & Greets on August 15th for their neighborhood. It was so great to speak with a number of Ward 3 residents about my campaign, listen to feedback on how to improve our ward/city, and for fellow neighbors to get to know each better too. If you are interested in hosting one of my next Dan in the Neighborhood Meet & Greets at your home or business. Email me at danlangshawfornrward3@yahoo.com or on my website at www.DanLangshaw.com

Upcoming City Government Meetings & Community Events

Storm Water, Streets, and Utilities City Council, and Review & Oversight Committee Meetings September 7th at 6:00pm at City Hall. Click Here to view agendas.

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

CLE Market
The City has partnered with Cle Market to bring an outdoor, artisan-style venue for our community once a month on the City Green. Established in 2020, the popular Cle Market pops up monthly around Northeast Ohio.  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 next one will be held on September 11th from 11:00am to 3:00pm. For businesses interested in participating in the market, an application is available on the Cle Market website under vendor application.

North Royalton Produce Market
The next North Royalton Produce Market will be September 14th from 2:00pm-3:00pm outside at the York Road Recreation Field Pavilion, 14631 York Road. The other outdoor season dates are September 14th and October 12th. 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.

The next Community Shred Day will be September 18th from 9:00am to 12:00pm and well be located at Memorial Park 14600 State Road.Shredding is limited to 5 standard-size boxes or paper bags per vehicle. Avoid using plastic containers or plastic bags because having to return containers to vehicles slows the line. An ID is required to prove residency. Due to COVID, have your items in your trunk with the trunk open and ready to go while in line. Please do not bring newspapers, magazines, phone books or catalogs as these can be recycled weekly in your curbside cart. Stay close to the vehicle ahead of you while in line.

Community Coffee with Dan
Dan Langshaw candidate for North Royalton Ward 3 City Council invites North Royalton Ward 3 residents to his next Community Coffee on September 21, 2021 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm at Peeboo & Beanie Gourmet Cream 12971 State Road in North Royalton. Dan holds these coffees in order to stay in touch with fellow residents, listen to feedback on ways to improve the community, and an opportunity for residents to get to know Dan better. There is no appointment necessary. Simply stop by and grab a FREE cup of coffee with Dan.

Finance, Building & Building Codes, and Safety Council Committee Meetings September 21st at 6:00pm at City Hall. Click Here to view agendas.

City Council Meeting September 21st at 7:00pm at City Hall. Click Here to view agenda.

North Royalton Health Fair and Family Expo 
The 11th annual North Royalton Health Fair and Family Expo is September 25th, from 8:00am to Noon located at the brand-new North Royalton High School, located on 14713 Ridge Rd. Read More.

Full City Calendar for September

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