North Royalton Ward 3 & Community E-Newsletter: July 2021 Recap (Volume 14)

Greetings Residents,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.

https://forms.gle/VLdfZe1ThcN9THGC7In the month of August the City Council will take a Summer Recess. I would like to update you on some things going on in our local government that you should be aware of and community events happening around our community. I am enjoying all the  conversations with residents as I go door to door throughout Ward 3. If I haven’t been to your neighborhood yet I am working my way throughout the ward and hope to see you in the coming months as I campaign for City Council. I hope you all are having a safe and fun summer too!

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

Have a great weekend!

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

Simple Recycling Contract Terminated

The city has terminated its contract with Simple Recycling for the for soft recyclables which included primarily men’s, women’s and children’s clothing as well as items such as jewelry, shoes, purses, hats, toys, pictures, mirrors, blankets, drapes and curtains, pillows, rags, sewing scraps, sleeping bags, small furniture, small appliances, irons, radios and audio equipment, TVs and video equipment, cameras, lamps, hair dryers, tools, toasters, microwaves, coffee makers, computers and household or consumer electronics, silverware, dishes, pots and pans, glasses and etc. Read More. This change will have no impact on your regular Curbside Recycle Pickup with Rumpke. Click Here to view the City’s Trash & Recycling Guidelines. 

HEAP Summer Crisis Program

The HEAP Summer Crisis Program is available to those in our community who may be in need of assistance. Eligible Ohioans can receive electric bill assistance, help purchasing a new ac unit or fan or help paying for central ac repairs.

Schedule at https://chnhousingpartners.org/utilityassistance/

City Council Legislative Highlights

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

  • Ordinance 21-118, an ordinance approving the purchase of 2020 CV515 SFA Stake Bed Truck for the North Royalton Fire Department.
  • Ordinances 21-120, an ordinance accepting easements from the Pinestream HOA for storm water and sewer maintenance.
  • Resolution 21-130, a resolution authorizing the Mayor to seek financial assistance from the State Issue 1 Infrastructure program for Royalwood/Julia Dr infrastructure improvements proposed.
  • Resolution 21-131, a resolution approving a resolution to the opioid lawsuit.
  • Ordinance 21-132, an ordinance approving adding 1 additional full-time corrections officer and 2 additional full-time clerical positions for the North Royalton Police Department.

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.

Hometown Heroes Banner Program

The city of North Royalton has started a Hometown Heroes Banner Program like many of our surrounding cities have. As part of the Hometown Heroes Banner Program, each banner will be in honor of a specific military service person with North Royalton ties and will include their name, branch of service and photo. Banners will be displayed on Royalton Road between West 130th Street and York Road. The city is projected to start displaying banners this year in August. The regular banner program will run Memorial Day through Veteran’s Day. Banners will be returned to the sponsor after the two-year display period. Banners are printed double-sided in color and measure 24 W X 72 H. Full payment of $100 must be included with the application. Checks should be made payable to “City of North Royalton”. Space is limited and the program is a first come, first serve basis. Photos are the most important part of these banners. The city requires signed consent to display each individual’s photograph. Please send in high-quality images ONLY (what looks sharp and crisp on your computer screen might not look sharp in print.) Click Here for an application. Banners will be displayed for a two-year cycle.

2021 City Master Plan

Recently City Council approved the 2021 North Royalton Master Plan that will be on the November 2nd General Election Ballot for voters to approve which include zoning changes. Click Here to view the Full Master Plan Report.

Click Here to view a copy of the legislation approved by City Council and language you will see on the ballot.

Click Here to view a Map you can zoom in on to see all the changes you approving with the Master Plan.

 2021 State of the City Address

The Mayor recently released his 2021 State of the City address but virtually due to COVID-19. A big focus of the presentation was updates on the City Master Plan, New City Website, and COVID-19.  Read More.

Small Businesses Thank You!

Thank you to the residents and businesses that joined me in urging City Council to change at least the required distance for food trucks to operate in the city from 200 feet to 75 feet. This change has allowed small businesses like the Blue Monkey Brewing Company and others throughout our city to legally have food trucks from time to time. At the July 6th regular Council Meeting by at 5-1 vote City Council approved Ordinance 21-96 to make this change. Click Here to watch my video about this issue and why we need to make North Royalton more business friendly.

Brinkman Case

Some very disturbing news to share from the Ohio Supreme Court regarding one of the most horrific murders in North Royalton History. The Ohio Supreme Court has recently vacated the conviction and death sentence for George Brinkman for the 2017 killing of Ward 3 residents Suzanne Taylor, Taylor Pifer, and Kylie Pifer. The Ohio Supreme court ruled that the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas failed to advise George Brinkman of his rights before he pleaded guilty to the aggravated murder charges. Read More. Those of you who know the Taylor and Pifer Families, please keep them in your prayers and be there for them. I will never forget the out pouring of community support I saw at the wake, candle light vigil, and bench/tree dedication. They need that more than ever. 

Back to School

Before you know it, our children will be returning back to school. Just a reminder that Ohio’s 2021 sales tax holiday weekend starts at 12:00am Friday, August 6th, and ends at 11:59pm Sunday, August 8th. School supplies priced at $20 per item or less; school instructional material at $20 per item or less; and clothing priced at $75 per item or less are all exempt from sales and use tax. Click Here for more information.

Around Ward 3 & Our City

Congrats to the North Royalton Girls 11/12 U Softball Team on being both the Season Champions with a 11-1 record and being the Tournament Champions too! Great job girls! My family and I were honored to sponsor your team this season! Thank you again to the North Royalton Baseball Boosters for all they do for our kids to enjoy the game of baseball and softball in our community!

On July 1st Ward 3 resident Tom Sawyer passed away suddenly and unexpectedly. Tom was a very active member of the North Royalton community and St Albert the Great Church. He did a lot to make a difference in the lives of so many throughout his life. Please keep Tom’s family in your thoughts and prayers. He will be greatly missed. Read More.

Upcoming City Government Meetings & Community Events

North Royalton Produce Market
The next North Royalton Produce Market will be August 10th from 2:00pm-3:00pm outside at the York Road Recreation Field Pavilion, 14631 York Road. The other outdoor season dates are August 10th, 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.

Cuyahoga County Fair August 10th-August 15th at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds. Click Here for more information.

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 August 14th 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.

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 August 18, 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.

The City of North Royalton will be having a FREE Movie in the Park on August 20th at Memorial Park located at 14600 State Road here in North Royalton. The movie is Sonic the Hedgehog, will begin at 8:00pm. Enjoy some hotdogs and popcorn. Make sure you bring a blanket or a chair. This is the rescheduled date for the movie that was previously postponed due to weather in earlier in July.

The Annual North Royalton Community Festival is canceled once again sadly. However, the city is having a SummerFest August 20th to August 22nd.

August 30th is the First Day of School for the North Royalton City School District.

Full City Calendar for August

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