North Royalton Ward 3 & Community E-Newsletter: June 2021 Recap (Volume 13)

Greetings Residents,

July 4th marks the birthday for our nation. For generations we as Americans have been blessed to live freely. It is easy to forget sometimes the true meaning behind Independence Day. John F Kennedy said it best “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” A big reason why we are a free is because of the sacrifices made by our brave men and women in the US Military. So if you see a veteran or a service member in uniform on July 4th, thank them for their service. 

Below I 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. Also I am enjoying all the excellent 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. 

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 Happy & Safe 4th of July Weekend!

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


Rumpke Waste & Recycling July 4th Holiday Schedule


There is NO DELAY for Rumpke trash and recycling collection on July 4th. Service will  remain as normal. Service will  remain as normal. If you have any questions, please call Rumpke at 1-800-828-8171 or Click Here for their full 2021 holiday schedule.


State Budget for FY 22-23

On June 3rd I returned to back to Statehouse in Columbus on June 3rd. This time building off the progress from my previous testimony before the Ohio House Finance Committee regarding Substitute House Bill 110, the State Operating Budget back on March 11, 2021. This time I gave testimony before the Ohio Senate Finance Committee in response to numerous changes made by the Senate to the House version of the budget passed last month. In my testimony I drew the Committee’s attention to three main areas of the budget that impact communities throughout Ohio including our community of North Royalton.Read More.

If you like to watch the video of my full testimony Click Here and fast forward to 2:26 mark.

Click Here to view the Full Text of my testimony. 

City Council Legislative Highlights

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

  • Ordinance 21-94, an ordinance authorizing the purchase of a 2021 Chevrolet Silverado Truck for the North Royalton Fire Department not exceeding $34,352.00.
  • Ordinance 21-97, authorizing the Mayor to enter into a contract with the city’s firefighter’s union, the International Association of Fire Fighters, AFL-CIO Local 2156. The ordinance accepts the fact-finding report which led to the contract. Read More.
  • Ordinance 21-112, and ordinance authorizing the Director of Finance to apply for and accept any eligible funding from the US Department of Treasury authorized under the American Rescue Plan Act, including but not Limited to reimbursing the city for any revenue losses in any given year from 2020-2024 for any additional expenses incurred related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Council also approved several Ordinances approving the Mayor’s appointments of new Police and Paramedic/Firefighters for the city.

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.

2021 City Fire Hydrant Painting Program

I have gotten some questions from residents about the new red fire hydrants in the city. The last few months City Council has been debating changing the color of the fire hydrants throughout the city from yellow to red. Then settled on the color red. Recently City Council also approved contracting out to a private contractor vs utilizing in-house city summer workers for the city’s annual fire hydrant painting program. Chief Chegan estimates about over 240 hydrants will be painted as part of this years program. Work has already begun on hydrants along the main roads of the city. There are over 2,400 fire hydrants throughout the city of North Royalton. On average, between 200 to 250 fire hydrants are painted each year.



Memorial Park Master Plan Update

Recently Behnke Landscape Architecture firm presented their Memorial Park Master Plan to city officials. The plan focuses on two main areas such as: improvement of existing facilities and construction of new facilities.
Some of the improvements being proposed include:
  • Upgrading and relocating the skate park a little south of where it is presently to make room for additional parking.
  • Upgrades to the tennis, basketball, and volley ball courts.
  • Upgrades to existing shelters, adding more furnishings to the picnic areas and adding more shade to them.
  • Enhancement of the State Road frontage to be aesthetics pleasing.
  • Enhancing the parking lot, adding more parking, and electric vehicle charging areas.
  • Additional storm water mitigation to address runoff issues from the parking lot.
  • Possible relocation of the North Royalton Community Garden to the north end of the park utilizing vacant land the city has acquired.
Some the proposed new construction called for in the plan includes:
  • Repaint a few of the existing tennis courts with lines for pickleball so they could be multi-purposed for either tennis or pickleball or build a brand new pickleball court north of the parking lot using the vacant land the city acquired.
  • Build a splash pad for the kids to play in the summer months.
  • Add an All-Purpose trail that would circle the entire park property and includes several exercise stations and various stops.
  • Add a movie and performance area including a stage and lawn seating. The proposed stage area would be located on the island in the center of the pond and includes an amphitheater shelter.
  • Upgrades to the bridge leading to the proposed island stage area so vehicles carrying equipment such as sound equipment could drive to the island for easy setup and take down.
  • Add a year round climate controlled pavilion to the park that could be opened up in the summer months or closed and used in winter months. Facility would be available to the public to rent like the other existing pavilions.
  • Additional rest rooms that are ADA compliant.
  • Creation if a great lawn area for special city events.
  • Add more natural areas, meadows, wild-flowers.
  • Upgrades to the park’s tree canopy and the planting of additional trees throughout the park.
The administration is currently reviewing all the Memorial Park Master Plan options then will formally send over its proposal for Council approval sometime later this year. I will share any additional information when it comes available.


 2021 City Road Repair Program Update

Ward 3 Street & Catch Basin Work
The city has contracted out to a company called Set in Stone Contracting LLC to do the concrete street repairs and catch basin work for the city’s 2021 Roads Program. Currently they are wrapping up some catch basin and concrete slab repair work in the Sherwood Highlands neighborhood here in Ward 3. Please be careful driving in the neighborhoods as there are a number of catch basins and portions of streets being repaired. 

Sad News

Sadly our city has had another homicide occur. On June 25th, the North Royalton Police Department responded to Royal Oaks apartment for a welfare check on 50 year old resident Cari Smith, who had not reported to work as usual. Her body was found in a landfill in Geneva, Ohio and identified. Authorities have arrested Richard Muncie of Parma, the man suspected of killing her and dumping her body in her vehicle.Read More.Thank you to the North Royalton Police Department and other agencies for quickly getting this suspect to justice. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Smith Family. Also if you or anyone you know is a possible victim of domestic violence that needs help, the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 is a good resource among many others that are available to help anyone in need.


Around Ward 3 & Our City


On June 4th I presented North Royalton High School Senior Nathan Weagraff the winner of my 16th Annual Dan Langshaw College Leadership Scholarship with his check and learned more about his exciting plans for the future. Something that stood out about him as a leader in his scholarship application besides his impressive academic record was the work he did overseas helping young school children in Cape Town, South Africa. Nathan will be attending DePaul University this fall in Chicago and majoring in Political Science. Congrats again Nathan!


Play Ball!
Since 2010, I have sponsored a North Royalton Baseball Team. This year my Family is sponsoring a team. On June 11th  my little man Derek and I had fun cheering on our Girls 11/12 U Softball Team! They did an outstanding job and picked up a win! Thank you to the North Royalton Boosters for all that you do for our youth!

3rd Annual Summer Soirée on Main Street
On June 19th it was so much fun stopping by Royalton Gifts 3rd Annual Summer Soirée on Main Street in The Royal Plaza.Thank you to all the small businesses that participated in this fun event! #SupportNoRoBusinesses

Special Visit by Mike Trivisonno & Supporting Our Police Officers
On June 28th Mike Trivisonno from WTAM 1100 treated our North Royalton Police Officers to lunch. Joe Burdick from Burdick Custom Flags donated one of his amazing wooden Blue Line flags to the department in support of all they do to keep us safe! Dawn Carbone-McDonald , myself, and both of our families also dropped off a bunch of goodies for all the officers in the North Royalton Police Department to thank them for all they do to keep us safe 24/7.

Special Recognition
On the evening of June 28th, I attended the Brunswick City Council Meeting for a special recognizing during their meeting of an amazing Brunswick resident named Joyce Coundourides. Brunswick Mayor, Ron Falconi presented her with a Proclamation for her volunteerism and significant contribution for over a year during the COVID-19 pandemic helping others in need. Specifically making several thousand homemade adult and kid sized masks for my #MaskUpNoRo Initiative. Overall, the #MaskUpNoRo initiative was able to get over 6,016 free masks to schools, businesses, seniors, and residents throughout North Royalton. It was an honor to say a few words of thanks during the meeting to Joyce for the positive impact she made on so many peoples lives during the pandemic here in North Royalton. Although Joyce lives in Brunswick she loves North Royalton because she is an active parishioner of St Paul Greek Orthodox Church. Although our world may seem like a horrible place at times, there is so much good in it and amazing people like Joyce making a difference even with something as small as masks. Again thank you Joyce! Read More.



Upcoming City Government Meetings & Community Events

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 July 1, 2021 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm 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.

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

City Council Meeting July 6th at 7:00pm at City Hall. Click Here to view agenda.

If your looking for something fun to do with the whole family and help support a good cause. The JOA Picnic in The Park is July 10th from 5:00pm-10:00pm.

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 July 10th 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 July 13th from 2:00pm-3:00pm outside at the York Road Recreation Field Pavilion, 14631 York Road. The other outdoor season dates are July 13th, 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.

The City of North Royalton will be having a FREE Movie in the Park on July 16th at Memorial Park located at 14600 State Road here in North Royalton. The movie is Sonic the Hedgehog, will begin at dusk. Enjoy some hotdogs and popcorn. Make sure you bring a blanket or a chair.


The St. Paul Grecian Festival is July 16th to 18th but Drive-Thru style only. All of your favorite Greek meals, just like your Yiayia used to make, to-go! Learn More.


Finance, Building & Building Codes, and Safety Council Committee Meetings July 20th at 6:00pm at City Hall. Click Here to view agendas.

City Council Meeting July 20th at 7:00pm at City Hall. Click Here to view agenda.

Full City Calendar for July

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