North Royalton Ward 3 & Community E-Newsletter: February 2021 (Volume 8)

Greetings Residents,

Spring is getting closer and as the weather is starting to warm up, we are seeing a drop in COVID-19 cases. Slowly things are becoming more normal again so I wanted to share a number of important COVID-19, local government, and items to update you on since my last update.

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 good week!

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

COVID-19 Update

Top 4 places to get accurate and 24/7 situational information you need to know in staying safe throughout this pandemic are the following resources:

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

State of Ohio & Governor Mike DeWine

Cuyahoga County Board of Health

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

Vaccine Update

Governor DeWine announced today that Ohio is expected to receive more than 448,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine this week. Of that total, more than 96,000 doses of the new Johnson & Johnson vaccine will be delivered to around 200 new independent pharmacy providers as well as chain pharmacies, hospitals, and health departments.

Ohio now offers more than 1,200 provider locations. Ohioans can find vaccine provider locations at vaccine.coronavirus.ohio.gov. Those who do not have access to the internet or are having trouble managing the online scheduling systems should call their local health department, the 211 helpline center, or the Area Agencies on Aging at 1-866-243-5678. 

Phase 1C and Phase 2 Vaccination Eligibility

In response to this significant increase in the amount of vaccine coming into Ohio, Governor DeWine has outlined the individuals who are included in Phase 1C and Phase 2 of Ohio’s vaccination plan which will go into effect on March 4.

Phase 1C includes approximately 246,000 eligible Ohioans with certain occupations and with certain medical conditions not addressed in previous phases.

Phase 1C: Medical Groups

  • Type 1 diabetes
  • Pregnant women
  • Bone marrow transplant recipients
  • ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease)

Phase 1C: Occupations

Childcare Services – Approximately 40,400 Ohioans: 

  • Administrators, lead and assistant teachers, and substitutes who are enrolled in Ohio’s Professional Registry who are currently working in open childcare and pre-kindergarten programs.
  • Licensing specialists employed by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services or county job and family services agencies.

This phase does not include parent volunteers, board members, or owners/administrators that do not provide in-classroom supports. 

Funeral Services – Approximately 3,600 Ohioans: 

  • Embalmers/morticians, funeral home directors, crematory operators, and apprentices.

Law Enforcement and Corrections Officers – Approximately 76,000 Ohioans:

Examples of law enforcement occupations included in Phase 1C are police officers; sheriff’s deputies; Ohio State Highway Patrol Troopers; other state or federal enforcement officers such as Ohio Department of Natural Resource enforcement staff, pharmacy board investigators, BCI agents, state fire marshal investigators, federal transportation security officers, and other federal law enforcement officers who do not have access to vaccination from federal sources.

Phase 2

Because the risk of more severe reactions and outcomes of COVID-19 increase with age, Phase 2 will open vaccinations based on age, beginning with Ohioans ages 60 and older. This group includes approximately 695,000 eligible Ohioans.

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

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.

Current COVID-19 Data as of March 1st
There are 968,874 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ohio and 17,346 confirmed COVID-19 deaths. A total of 50,382 people have been hospitalized, including 7,148 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 2,383 reported cases by Cuyahoga County Board of Health. Click here to see the full report issued by the CCBH.


Home Relief Grant

Help is available for qualifying low-income Ohioans who do not own their own home to pay bills such as: rent, water, sewer,wastewater, electric, gas, & trash. Learn more at: http://BusinessHelp.Ohio.Gov


Beware of Identity Theft

If you received an IRS 1099-G form for unemployment benefits from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services but did not file a claim or receive the money, you may be part of a nationwide identity theft scheme affecting millions of Americans. Learn what you should do: Call 1-833-658-0394 or visit www.unemploymenthelp.ohio.gov/IdentityTheft/


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 to eliminate the spread of COVID-19!

Because of the help of many amazing volunteers “Mask Angels”, generous donations of supplies, and more, over 4,000 FREE homemade cloth masks have already been given out so far 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.


North Royalton Small Business COVID-19 Relief Fund

On January 18th I announced the launched of a GoFundMe called the North Royalton Small Business Owners COVID-19 Relief Fund to help try and prevent any more small businesses in the community from having to close their doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Click Here to watch my video announcement.

According to the US Chamber of Commerce, 43% of small businesses surveyed believe that they have less than six months until a permanent shutdown is unavoidable.The North Royalton Small Business Owners COVID-19 Relief Fund will provide much needed financial assistance to any small business owners in North Royalton, Ohio that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic that request assistance with the donations received. Too often politicians, community clubs, schools, and others ask for local businesses to donate to their particular causes, events, and fundraisers. Now, they urgently need our help. Your generosity will allow small businesses keep afloat during these unprecedented times. Any contribution you give will directly help the business owners in North Royalton, Ohio in need.

Please share the GoFundMe Link: https://gofund.me/70e18999 with any organizations, community groups, and individuals you know who want to help keep our businesses running. No amount is too small. Any contribution you can give would be greatly appreciated for our local businesses.

This fundraising effort will run until March 18th, 2021. The donations received will then be evenly distributed to business owners who applied and met the eligibility requirements.

Disclosure: 100% of donations received will go directly to the specific business owners in need. None of these donations will be used differently.

North Royalton Post Newspaper Article

News Channel 5 Story

If you like to donate to the North Royalton Small Business Owners COVID-19 Relief Fund Click Here. Thank you to those who have donated already and helping raise $600 so far from online and cash donations.

City Council Legislative Highlights

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

  • Ordinance 21-37, a ordinance  for the issuance and sale of energy conservation refunding bonds of the city of North Royalton in the amount not to exceed $ 2,850,000 to refund the city’s outstanding energy conservation improvement bonds issued in 2019.
  • Ordinance 21-39, a ordinance authorizes the Mayor to submit an application to the Cuyahoga County Health Urban Tree Canopy grant.
  • Ordinance 21-40, a ordinance authorized an expenditure of funds for the purchase of four 2021 Ford Interceptors for the North Royalton Police Department.
  • Ordinance 21-42, a ordinance requests the civil service commission to provide a process allowing for a lateral transfer of Police officers and Firefighters/ Paramedics to the city of North Royalton from other Ohio jurisdiction and to authorize the Mayor to select candidates for Police officers and or Firefighters/Paramedics from the current eligibility lists.

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.

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 Mast Plan Update was done in 2014. Click Here to view the current City Master Plan. 

The City Master Plan Committee is doing a survey. Please take a moment and complete the survey. The more community input the better the plan can be. You can complete the survey by clicking on the link below:


Need Food Assistance?

North Royalton Produce Market
The North Royalton Produce Market’s outdoor season has ended. Starting January 9th, the program will move to Royal Redeemer Lutheran Church, from 9:00am-10:00am on the second Saturday of the month through March. The indoor dates are February 13th and March 13th. In April, the program will once again move back outdoors to the York Road Baseball Complex.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 Church at 440-237-6760 for information on their food pantry requirements.

CLE Market

The City has recently partnered with Cle Market to bring an outdoor, produce-style venue for the community once a month on the City Green. Established in 2020, the popular Cle Market pops up monthly around Northeast Ohio. Starting in May the market will showcase30 vendors, including local businesses, selling high quality foods, baked goods, art, textiles, flowers and more. Every market will have a local non-profit partner. Market dates and times are included below. For businesses interested in participating in the market, an application is available at www.cle-market.com, under vendor application.

Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District Program

The Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District as a FREE program  to help with some storm water mitigation if you happen to live next to a stream. They’re trying to establish a riparian buffer by offering free seedlings to residents who want to help. Click Here for more details.

Survey Work

A contractor called Bowman will be having their GPS Team working in Ward 3 and other parts of North Royalton last month and into this month. They are using GPS technology to record the location of natural gas lines. This is part of an initiative by Columbia Gas to improve their emergency response capabilities as well as maintenance of their facilities out here. The GPS work being done will not require any kind of heavy excavating, entry into any homes or businesses, and natural gas service will not be impacted. Residents and Businesses may notice light un-earthing of surface materials within the easements of their yards, but this will be put back into proper condition. If you like more information Click Here.

Around Ward 3 & Our City

NRHS Building Tour Farewell

On February 27th it was fun to go down memory lane with one last tour of the old part of the North Royalton High School before it gets demolished as part of the high school renovation project. I was ecstatic to run into some of my fellow classmates from the Class of 2004 and catch up with some of my former teachers too! Around April 5, 2021 the old 300/400 section of the high school will be demolished as part of the high school renovation project.

Click Here to view of the pictures I took along the tour.

Happy Anniversary!

Happy 1st Anniversary to North Royalton Ward 3 business Blue Monkey Brewing Company! Thank you for all the positive things you do for our community, the families you have helped that had some struggles due to COVID-19, and of course the great brew you make! Cheers! 

Buddy Program Valentine’s Day Care Package Deliveries
Again thank you to all those who made homemade cards by kids, donated food, and other items for my #NRBuddyProgram for Valentine’s Day!  Please know your kindness is greatly appreciated!  If you would like to donate more items such as: hand sanitizer, sanitizing wipes, disposable masks, non-perishable food items, and more I am always looking for donations. Feel free to email me at danlangshawfornrward3@yahoo.com the #NRBuddyProgram is a volunteer driven program.


Upcoming City Government Meetings & Community Events

Storm Water, Streets, and Utilities City Council Committee Meetings March 2nd at 6:00pm at City Hall. Click Here to view agendas.

City Council Meeting March 2nd at 7:00pm at City Hall. Click Here to view agenda.

City Master Plan Committee Meeting March 9th at 7:00pm at City Hall.

Finance, Building & Building Codes, and Safety Council Committee Meetings March 16th at 6:00pm at City Hall. Click Here to view agendas.

City Council Meeting March 16th at 7:00pm at City Hall. Click Here to view agenda.

Full City Calendar for March

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, Zoom Townhall Meeting, or Event that you would like for me attend? Email me your feedback or invite to an event in the city or ward at danlangshawfornrward3@yahoo.com