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Ward 3 E-Newsletter: June 2019

Greetings Ward 3 Resident,
 
School is out and Summer is here! Things remain relatively busy in your City Government with a number of items to update you on below.

 

Have a great rest of the week!

Dan Langshaw
Ward 3 Councilman
North Royalton City Council

 

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Ward 3 E-Newsletter: May 2019

Greetings Ward 3 Resident,

As the weather gets better you will start to see a lot of road work and other projects getting under way throughout the city. In City Government I have a number of things to update you on as well below.

Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mother’s here in Ward 3!

Happy Mother's Day Tag on Flowers

Dan Langshaw
Ward 3 Councilman
North Royalton City Council

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May 6, 2019 North Royalton Ward 3 Councilman Dan Langshaw & Ward 4 Councilman Paul Marnecheck House Bill 166 Joint Testimony before Ohio House Finance Committee

Chairman Oelslager, Vice Chair Scherer, Ranking Member Cera, and committee members. My name is Dan Langshaw and I am the Ward 3 Councilman on the North Royalton City Council. I am also accompanied by my colleague North Royalton Ward 4 Councilman Paul Marnecheck. Thank you for the opportunity for us both to testify on House Bill 166 the State Operating Budget.

The residents we both serve and all Ohioans wonder why there are so many communities having to put more levies, bond issues, and other ballot measures these days? Why are our highways, roads, bridges, and infrastructure falling apart in our state? The answer is looking you in the mirror. It is the leadership in Columbus for almost a decade that has caused this mess. Local governments historically have not been getting the funding they desperately need to address these issues in our communities.

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Ward 3 Quick Update April 27, 2019

Ward 3 Resident,

Just a reminder that the Medication Take Back Day is TODAY. See below flier for more details about times and drop off locations throughout the city. This is a great opportunity to safely get rid of any unused medications you may have in your medicine cabinets. If you are unable to participate today. The North Royalton Police Department has a secure drop off box in the lobby of their station that residents can use throughout the year to also dispose safely any unused medications as well.

Have a great weekend!

Dan Langshaw
Ward 3 Councilman
North Royalton City Council

Ward 3 E-Newsletter: April 2019

Greetings Ward 3 Resident,

Spring is officially here! Also great to be able to watch some Cleveland Indians baseball as well! City government remains relatively busy with a number of things to report on below.

Have a great weekend!

Dan Langshaw
Ward 3 Councilman
North Royalton City Council


Council Update

Highlights from Council Meetings
Some highlights from the Council Meetings for the month of March. Council approved Ordinance 19-12 authorizing the transfer of property owned by of the City of North Royalton on Bennett Road to the Cleveland Metroparks for a new public park. Read More. Council approved Ordinance 19-13 regulating short term rentals by a 5-2 vote. I am glad to see this legislation I co-sponsored was passed into law by the majority of Council that will both keep our neighborhoods safe while still respecting property owner rights within reason to make some extra income. No one wants to see residential homes being turned into motels. Read More. Council also approved Resolution 19-28 authorizing the Mayor to enter into a final contract with the Ohio Department of Transportation for the construction of sidewalk from City Hall on State Road to Royalton Road and State Road. Council approved Ordinance 19-30 selling the city’s old compost facility property to the North Royalton City School District for their bus garage. Read More. (Note this is the same property the City has been leasing to the School District the last few years on Royalton Road for their bus garage).

Police Body and Dash Cameras Discussion
As Chairman of the Safety Committee at the request of the Council President Antoskiewicz we had discussion on Police Body and Dash Cameras at our March meeting. It was a very positive discussion. The administration is looking at a number of options and will provide a recommendation back to our committee soon which types would be good to go with as a city. Read More.

If you like to learn more about what is going on in City Council check out the minutes online by Clicking Here


City Update


2019 City Road Repair Program
The administration recently announce they plan to spend $1.4 million dollars for the 2019 City Road Repair Program. The roads that are going to be done are Bunker Road between Ridge and State roads; Maple Lane; North Akins, which lies between state Route 82 and Bennett Road; and Akins Road between Ridge and State roads. The city will also be doing in-house crack sealing, and other repairs throughout the city. Here in Ward 3 they will be especially focusing on repairs to Abbey Road from Route 82 to Albion Road and portions of Albion Road from Abbey Road to Ridge Road. Read More.

Holiday Lighting Grant Award 
The city recently has been awarded another energy efficiency grant from the Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council (NOPEC), in the amount of $121,350, which the city will be investing into holiday lighting upgrades. Read More.

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New Digital Sign
The City’s brand new digital sign is up and running on the city green which can be seen at the intersection of Route 82 and Ridge Road.

North Royalton Produce Market for those in Need
The North Royalton Produce Market is farmers’ market-style stand, which is part of a new cooperative effort of the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. They have partnered up with the City of North Royalton, St. Albert the Great Church, Royal Redeemer Lutheran Church and Abundant Life Community Church to provide this program for our community. This produce stand will be open once a month from 1 p.m. until the food is gone (no later than 3 p.m.) beginning April 9 and continuing May 14, June 11, July 9, August 13 and September 10 at the York Road Recreation Field pavilion, 14631 York Road, just south of state Route 82 on the east side of York Road. For more information contact the city Office on Aging and Human Services at (440) 582-6333. Read More.

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Traffic Changes at the High School and Middle School
Just a reminder parents who have kids at the North Royalton High School and Middle School. Traffic and parking changes have begun due to construction for the high school building renovation project. Click Here to learn more about the changes. 


Around Ward 3

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Service Club Open House 
On March 2nd I organized with Council President Larry Antoskiewicz the first ever North Royalton Service Clubs Open House at the North Royalton High School Cafeteria 1! Many clubs gained new members and it was a huge success. A big thank you to all the Service Clubs for participating! Special thank you to Augie’s Pizza & Catering for donating food & refreshments! We hope to possibly do this again next year as annual event! If you couldn’t make the event but are interested in joining a club Click Here to watch the Facebook video I made of the event with each club giving a brief introduction on what they do. Read More

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Cub Scout Pack 218 Annual Pancake Breakfast
On March 9th my boys and I had a fun time at Cub Scout Pack 218 Annual Pancake Breakfast! Thank you to Cub Scout Pack 218 for all the great things they do in our community!

Royalton Hills Lions Annual Dinner & Poor Man’s Reverse Raffle 
Also on on March 9th attended the Royalton Hills Lions Annual Dinner & Poor Man’s Reverse Raffle. Thank you to the Royalton Hills Lions for all the great things they do for our community!

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North Royalton-Broadview Heights Rotary Club’s 14th Annual Lunar New Year Fundraiser 
On March 10th I had a great time at the North Royalton-Broadview Heights Rotary Club’s 14th Annual Lunar New Year Fundraiser! Thank you to the Rotary for all the great things they do in the community! Also Happy Chinese New Year of the Pig!

Senior Center St Patrick’s Day Luncheon
On March 18th attended the North Royalton Senior Center St Patrick’s Day Luncheon sponsored by Mayor Stefanik! It was great to see a number of Ward 3 residents having a fun time at the luncheon and catch up with them. 

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Congressman Gonzalez Office Grand Opening Event 
On March 19th I attended our Congressman Anthony Gonzalez’s Grand Opening Event of his Strongsville Congressional Office. It was nice to meet him and I look forward to working with him in addressing the needs of our city and Ward 3.

Northeast Ohio City Council Association’s March Forum
On March 21st attend the Northeast Ohio City Council Association’s March Forum that featured a panel discussion about Workforce Development, Education, Equity, and Transportation. I learned a lot of great new information.

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Regional Leadership Position Announcement 
Also on March 21st I was elected as the new Treasurer for the Northeast Ohio City Council Association at their Annual Membership Meeting held at the Doubletree by Hilton in Independence. The Northeast Ohio City Council Association (NOCCA) is a regional organization made up of elected municipal, township and village council members that are dedicated to developing solutions towards common regional issues and concerns. There are approximately 300 members representing over 40 communities throughout Northeast Ohio. I have been a member of NOCCA for six years and am excited about the opportunity to be in a regional leadership position with such a prestigious organization. It is my hope to building upon my efforts to work collaboratively with other elected officials throughout Cuyahoga County to advocate for common issues that effect all communities.

Intersection of York Road & Albion Road Traffic 
I have gotten some complaints recently from Ward 3 residents about the increased traffic and congestion at the intersection of York Road and Albion Road due to the Route 82 construction. Since 2013 and even before my late predecessor Councilman Don Willey has looked for possible solutions for the intersection from a possible widening of the road, adding a lane, or even a new traffic control system all of which then and still remain not economically feasible. When there is possible funding available I have advocated for something to be done. In a few years the traffic pattern will change when Albion Elementary School is demolished and no longer in use due to the new centralized elementary school being built on State Road and Valley Parkway. Which will help decrease congestion. However as Chairman of the Safety Committee I brought the issue up again this time at our March Meeting since the Route 82 widening project has begun and it is worth looking at this again. I requested that the administration see if some possible solutions could be changing the timing of the lights or even having an officer do some traffic control during peak times to help with the flow of traffic. The Safety Director and Police Department Traffic Unit will take a look at this again and return back with some recommendations. I will keep you posted. 

Exterior Property Maintenance Reminder
As your Councilman I get reports from the Building Department on various violations by Ward 3 property owners, which city building inspectors have found during their inspections. A common violation I start to see this time of the year as the weather gets warmer is of non-compliance with Section 660.14(a) (b) (c) (d) of the Codified Ordinances of North Royalton titled “Weeds and Grass”. A majority of these are properties that appear to be either vacant or in foreclosure, in which the grass has not been cut or the weeds have become overgrown. Here are some helpful reminders about what property owners are required to do for exterior maintenance of their property. Property owners are required to cut any weeds, grass, underbrush and non-edible grass or woody vegetation in excess of 6 inches. Ensure that any ditches are kept clear of any type of grass, underbrush in excess of 6 inches. Exterior of property areas of all premises and lots shall be kept free of any debris, objects, material or conditions which may create a health, accident or fire hazard. The exterior of every structure or accessory structure including fences, shall be maintained in good repair and all surfaces shall be kept painted. Storing abandoned or junk vehicles on your property is not allowed. If you know of any properties like this in our Ward that may have an issue, please report them to the Building Department at 440-582-3000.

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Beware of Solicitors and Scams 
As the weather gets warmer I start to get complaints from residents about people soliciting without permit selling things to curb painting scams. Also I get complaints about folks taping fliers on their mailboxes soliciting as well. If you see someone doing this report them to the 
North Royalton Police Department on the Non-Emergency Phone # at 440-237-8686 so they can check them out. As you know I fought hard to increase the penalty of people soliciting without a permit and want to keep our neighborhoods safe. Read More. If  you do need a reliable address sign the North Royalton Fire Department does them for residents. They offer a reflective metal address sign that can be attached to your mailbox that can be seen by emergency responders year round in any weather. The cost for the sign is just $15.00 to cover the cost of materials. The Fire Fighters will even install the sign for residents if they are unable to do so themselves. Click Here if you are interested purchasing one.

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Ward 3 Recycling Tip of the Month
Can your old computer be recycled? Yes, the City of North Royalton offers year-round collection and recycling of computer equipment to our residents Click Here to learn more. Computer equipment can also be delivered to RET3 job corp., a non-profit computer recycler located on the east side of Cleveland. RET3 job corp. is located at 1814 East 40th Street in Cleveland. Drop-off hours are Monday through Friday at the rear of the building from 8:00am-3:00pm. Contact RET3 job corp. at 216-361-9991. Equipment that can be recycled via this program includes desktops, towers, laptops, monitors, keyboards and peripherals, printers, modems, tablets, e-readers, telecom devices, networking equipment, cables, cell phones, and video game systems.

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Hosts Needed Still for Ward 3 Neighborhood Meet & Greets?
Something new I want to try out for 2019 is doing Neighborhood Meet & Greets throughout Ward 3. I need some residents who are willing to volunteer to host the meeting at their homes anytime this year that is convenient for them. The purpose of these meetings is to get to know me better as your Councilman, share ideas or concerns for the city/ward, and to get to know your neighbors a little better too. If you are interested in being a host home please email me at ward3@northroyalton.org or call me at 440-785-4240 for more information. Thank you for your help!

Send In Your Feedback
Got an issue you are concerned about? Is there a Homeowner Association Meeting, Condo Association Meeting, Community Organization Meeting, Block Party, or Event that you would like for me attend? Email me your feedback at ward3@northroyalton.org


Upcoming Events

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

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

North Royalton Family YMCA 4th Annual Easter Egg Hunt on April 7th from 2:00pm-4:00pm located at 11409 State Rd here in North Royalton. Call 440-230-9339 for more information.

Cleveland Water Department Informational Meeting
The Cleveland Water Department is hosting an informational meeting about the State Road Waterline Replacement Project between Castle Drive and Sprague Road on April 8th at 6:00pm at City Hall located at 14600 State Road.

Easter Egg Hunt
The North Royalton Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt will be on April 14th at 1:00pm located at Memorial Park 14600 State Rd. Event will occur Rain or Shine.

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

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


City of North Royalton Shred Day
is April  20th from 9:00am to 12:00pm at North Royalton City Hall 14600 State Road. The event is a public service open to all North Royalton, non-business residents at no cost. Shred your confidential documents safely and securely on site. There is no limit. Please bring proper identification indicating you are a North Royalton resident.
 
Monthly Coffee with Councilman Dan Langshaw
If you are a constituent living in the North Royalton Ward 3, you are invited to attend my monthly constituent coffee. I hold these coffees in order to stay in touch with fellow residents and listen to their feedback. There is no appointment necessary. Simply stop by and talk to me. The next coffee will be held on:
When: April 28, 2019
Time: 9:00am-11:00am
Where: McDonald’s
5304 Royalton Road
North Royalton, OH 44133

Friends of the North Royalton Branch Library Used Book Sale
Looking for something good to read to call your own?  On the prowl to uncover that hidden literary gem?  Join your friends, neighbors and other avid readers at the Spring Friends of the North Royalton Library Used Book Sale on April 13th from 9:00am-4:00pm at the North Royalton Branch Library located at 5071 Wallings Road. Enjoy a selection of books, audiobooks , music CDs and DVDs.  For more information, please call the branch at 440-237-3800.

City Calendar for April


Contact:

Dan Langshaw
Ward 3 Councilman
North Royalton City Council
14600 State Rd.
North Royalton, OH 44133
Phone: 440-785-4240
E-mail: ward3@northroyalton.org


Ward 3 E-Newsletter: March 2019

Greetings Ward 3 Resident,

We are slowly getting closer to Spring. Today is Daylight Savings Time, as friendly reminder it might also be a good idea to check all batteries in the smoke detectors in your home to make sure they work. City government remains relatively busy with a number of things to report on below.

I’m on the Ballot
I have recently filed my petitions with the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections to seek re-election for a fourth term as your Ward 3 Councilman on the North Royalton City Council. I am happy to report that my petitions have been validated by the Board of Elections and I am officially on the ballot for the November 5th General Election! I look forward to going door to door very soon to listen to your concerns and feedback on what you want for the future of Ward 3 and the City of North Royalton!

Have a great Weekend and an early Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Dan Langshaw
Ward 3 Councilman
North Royalton City Council




Council Update

Highlights from Council Meetings
Some highlights from the Council Meetings for the month of February. Council approved Ordinance 19-09 and Ordinance 19-10 to purchase vehicles for the Police Department. Council Also approved Ordinance 19-11 for a vehicle for the Fire Department. 

Short-Term Rental Legislation Update
Council President Larry Antoskiewicz and I are co-sponsoring Ordinance 19-13 that would provide some basic regulations to short term rental properties in the city. I do not want homes becoming hotels in residential zoned areas but at the same time, want to protect homeowners’ rights to such rentals and do not want the city’s current short-term rental moratorium to be dragged any longer than it needs to be. The legislation is currently on third reading and in the Building & Building Codes Committee for further discussion. Read More.

If you like to learn more about what is going on in City Council check out the minutes online by Clicking Here


City Update


Auditor of State Award
Recently the State Auditor Keith Faber visited our city and personally presented the City of North Royalton with the Auditor of State Award for its thorough and accurate financial record keeping.
Special thanks to our Finance Director Eric Dean for all he does to ensure our city’s finances are in order! Read More.

ReadyNotify System Changes
Cuyahoga County is in the process of upgrading the ReadyNotify System. To ensure you continue receiving notifications from the ReadyNotify System, you must RE-REGISTER at www.readynotify.us If you have any questions, please email: readynotifysupport@cuyahogacounty.us. or call 216-443-5700. Read More.

Deer Update
Deer archery hunting season has ended with the total number of about 144 taken in North Royalton for 2018. Here in Ward 3 there were 15 deer that were taken. A positive statistic to note is in 2018 there were 51 deer related car crashes that were reported. This is a decrease from the  95 that that were reported in 2017. Overall the third year of this program went well with minimal issues. 


Route 82 Widening Project Update
Work continues on widening of Route 82 between W. 130th Street and York Road. I have received some complaints last month about the center line being hard to see. Working with the County and Engineering Department they have re-stripe the center line of the road a few weeks ago to ensure motorist safety. The contractor has a standing order to re-stripe the center line as often as it is needed. Unfortunately, the weather has not always been cooperative.  Weather too cold, or too wet, does not allow the paint to dispense or adhere.  The replacement water main is approximately 75% installed and should be be completed by mid-March.  Installation of the sanitary sewer extension across the street from the Service Center has been completed.  Storm sewer work has begun and will continue over the winter months. The large storm culvert near the Service Center has been replaced, and the storm culvert west of Abbey Road is scheduled to be replaced soon.  In order to minimize disruption to the traveling public, this work is anticipated to be performed at nighttime. Also beware of speed limit changes from 35mph to 25mph as well. The Cuyahoga County Public Works Department is responsible for construction of this project.  Any questions should be directed to their field office in North Royalton at 440-628-9229.

Tax Assistance
Are you looking for tax assistance? AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free tax preparation to anyone of any age-especially if you are 50 or older or can’t afford paid tax preparation. Every Wednesday, beginning February 6 through April 10, 2019 from 9:30am -12:30pm. at the North Royalton Public Library 5071 Wallings Road returns are electronically filed with the assistance of a tax counselor. Appointments are also available in person at the North Royalton Senior Center or by calling the center 440-582-6333.


Around Ward 3

Kiwanis Reverse Raffle
On February 1st the First Lady of North Royalton Ward 3 and I had a great date night at the Annual North Royalton Kiwanis Club Reverse Raffle. I’m proud to be a Kiwanis member and all that club does to make a difference in our community! ‬

Night to Shine
On February 8th my son Henry and I enjoyed volunteering a shift at the Night to Shine sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation hosted by Royal Redeemer Church at the Holiday Inn in Strongsville. We were paparazzi cheering on all the guest as they came on to the red carpet. It was also extra special to do this in honor of Henry’s late Great Uncle Tom who was developmentally disabled. Read More.

Cuyahoga County Farm Bureau
February 13th I had a great meeting with Director Anita Cook with the Cuyahoga County Farm Bureau and local North Royalton farmers to better understand their needs. Also was great to learn more about what the Cuyahoga County Farm Bureau and Ohio Farm Bureau do as well!

Cub Scouts Pack 526 Blue & Gold Banquet
On February 23rd it was great to attend Cub Scouts Pack 526 Blue & Gold Banquet at St Albert the Great Church. Congrats to all those honored with awards & to the Den for 58th Anniversary! Thank you to Troop 526 for all the great things you do for our community!

NRHS Band Boosters Rhythm & Raffle
Also on February 23rd I attend the North Royalton High School Band Boosters Rhythm & Raffle. It was great to be a Bronze Sponsor for this fundraiser that helps support all the great opportunities our school system offers our kids!

Annual North Royalton City School District State of the Schools
On February 26th attended the Annual North Royalton City School District State of the Schools in which Superintendent Greg Gurka gave an update on all the amazing things going on in our school system and an update on the construction beginning soon at the High School! As an alumnus, parent, and community leader I’m so proud that we have such a great school system for our kids here in North Royalton! Read More.

Guest Speaker at Valley Vista Elementary School
On February 27th it was great to be a guest speaker at Valley Vista Elementary School for the entire 3rd grade! I enjoyed teaching the students about how local government works, the different branches of government, and U.S. Constitution.

Royal View Elementary School Family Literacy Night
On February 28th it was great to be a local celebrity reader for Royal View Elementary School’s Fifth Annual Family Literacy Night. I had fun reading the book Veterans Heroes in Our Neighborhood by Valerie Pfundstein to the students. Special thanks to the Teachers and Staff at Royal View Elementary School for organizing this family fun event!

Safety Reminder

The North Royalton Police Department has seen an increase in thefts of items from unlocked vehicles in recent days. Entry is gained into these vehicles by opening unlocked doors and gaining access to steal anything of value. Residents should try to park in well-lit areas and lock all vehicles when left unattended; please remove purses, wallets and anything of value.  Most of these thefts are made when criminals sneak around and peek into car windows and open garages. If they do not see anything good, they will move on to someone else’s property.  Call the North Royalton Police Department at 440-237-8686 if you see something or someone that looks suspicious.

Ward 3 Recycling Tip of the Month
Did you know plastic bags are recyclable? Since our curbside recycling program does not accept plastic shopping bags, most people believe that they can’t be recycled at all.  Thankfully, most people are mistaken.  When dropped off at many local retail locations, such as Giant Eagle, Lowe’s, Marc’s. Target, Kohl’s and Walmart.  Check with your local store to confirm the types of plastic bags and film they will accept as the list may vary.

Hosts Needed Still for Ward 3 Neighborhood Meet & Greets?
Something new I want to try out for 2019 is doing Neighborhood Meet & Greets throughout Ward 3. I need some residents who are willing to volunteer to host the meeting at their homes anytime this year that is convenient for them. The purpose of these meetings is to get to know me better as your Councilman, share ideas or concerns for the city/ward, and to get to know your neighbors a little better too. If you are interested in being a host home please email me at ward3@northroyalton.org or call me at 440-785-4240 for more information. Thank you for your help!

Send In Your Feedback
Got an issue you are concerned about? Is there a Homeowner Association Meeting, Condo Association Meeting, Community Organization Meeting, Block Party, or Event that you would like for me attend? Email me your feedback at ward3@northroyalton.org

Upcoming Events

City Council Streets, Storm Water, & Utilities Committee Meetings March 5th at 6:00pm at City Hall. Click Here to view agendas.

City Council Meeting March 5th at 7:00pm at City Hall. Click Here to view agenda.

City Council Finance, Safety, and Building & Building Codes Committee Meetings March 19th at 6:00pm at City Hall. Click Here to view agendas.

City Council Meeting March19th at 7:00pm at City Hall. Click Here to view agenda.

Monthly Coffee with Councilman Dan Langshaw
If you are a constituent living in the North Royalton Ward 3, you are invited to attend my monthly constituent coffee. I hold these coffees in order to stay in touch with fellow residents and listen to their feedback. There is no appointment necessary. Simply stop by and talk to me. The next coffee will be held on:
When: March 31, 2019
Time: 11:00am-12:00pm
Where: Subway
5660 Wallings Rd.
North Royalton, OH 44133

Friends of the North Royalton Branch Library Used Book Sale
Looking for something good to read to call your own?  On the prowl to uncover that hidden literary gem?  Join your friends, neighbors and other avid readers at the Spring Friends of the North Royalton Library Used Book Sale on April 13th from 9:00am-4:00pm at the North Royalton Branch Library located at 5071 Wallings Road. Enjoy a selection of books, audiobooks , music CDs and DVDs.  For more information, please call the branch at 440-237-3800.

City Calendar for March


Contact:

Dan Langshaw
Ward 3 Councilman
North Royalton City Council
14600 State Rd.
North Royalton, OH 44133
Phone: 440-785-4240
E-mail: ward3@northroyalton.org


Ward 3 E-Newsletter: February 2019

Greetings Ward 3 Resident,

Hopefully Mother Nature will show us some love this Valentine’s Day with warmer weather! City government remains relatively busy with a number of things to report on below.

Rumpke Rubbish & Recycling Collection Schedule Reminder
There is NO DELAY in rubbish or recycling collection on President’s Day February 18th. Your regular pick up day will be as normal that week. Please share this with any of your fellow neighbors who may not get my Ward Updates. If you have any issues or concerns regarding your pick up, please contact the City Service Department at 440-582-3002.

Have a great Week & Valentine’s Day!

Dan Langshaw
Ward 3 Councilman
North Royalton City Council


Council Update

Highlights from Council Meetings
Some highlights from the Council Meetings for the month of January. Council approved Ordinance 18-119 an ordinance updating the city’s credit card policy. Council also approved Ordinance 18-137 the zoning classification change requested by Omni Senior Living from its present R1A residential zoning classification to general business. Council approved Ordinance 19-08 granting Omni Senior Living a conditional use permit to construct and operate a senior living residential community. Read More. Council also approved the Mayor’s appointments of new firefighter/paramedics and police officers for both the Police and Fire Departments. Read More.

If you like to learn more about what is going on in City Council check out the minutes online by Clicking Here


City Update
Route 82 Widening Project Update
Work continues on widening of Route 82 between W. 130th Street and York Road. All traffic has been shifted to the north side of the road to allow construction of the underground utilities on the south side to occur. Work is occurring at the east end of the project between Spruce Run Drive and the City Service Center.  Work will continue all winter to prepare for earthwork and pavement in the late Spring/early Summer 2019 for this section.  Also beware of speed limit changes from 35mph to 25mph as well. The Cuyahoga County Public Works Department is responsible for construction of this project.  Any questions should be directed to their field office in North Royalton at 440-628-9229. Read More.

Sprague Road Widening Project Update
The City recently received good news that the Sprague Road widening has received additional Issue One grant funding for phase two. This phase between West 130th and York Road was granted $6.3 million in Issue One funding through the District One Public Works Integrating Committee. Issue One funding is a state voter-approved bond levy, periodically renewed, that provides funding locally for road and infrastructure improvements. Phase two is planned to begin some time in 2021. Read More.

Stop the Bleed Training
The Fire Department recently assisted University Hospital instructors with Stop the Bleed Training at North Royalton High School. This class is part of a partnership between University Hospitals, the North Royalton School District and the City of North Royalton. University Hospitals is donating over 400 kits so that all classrooms and school district vehicles will have the supplies. Read More.

Community Service Club Open House
Last year Council President Larry Antoskiewicz and I conducted a survey to help the city’s service clubs who are facing a decline in membership. Results indicated many residents are simply unfamiliar with the service clubs and what they do but would be willing to join if they knew more. Based off the survey results we want to help highlight these great community groups and boost membership we have organized the first-ever open house showcasing the various organizations all under one roof to offer residents more insight. The open house will be hosted from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 2 at the North Royalton High School Cafeteria 1. Pizza and refreshments will be provided. Each club will have a table and representatives on hand featuring information on their club, what it does, and how to help. Read More.

Tax Assistance
Are you looking for tax assistance? AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free tax preparation to anyone of any age-especially if you are 50 or older or can’t afford paid tax preparation. Every Wednesday, beginning February 6 through April 10, 2019 from 9:30am -12:30pm. at the North Royalton Public Library 5071 Wallings Road returns are electronically filed with the assistance of a tax counselor. Appointments are also available in person at the North Royalton Senior Center or by calling the center 440-582-6333.


Around Ward 3
Woodbury & West Hampton Annual HOA Meeting
On January 12th attended the Woodbury & West Hampton Annual HOA Meeting. I enjoyed getting feedback from residents and learning more about what the HOA is doing for their neighborhoods.

North Royalton/Broadview Heights Rotary Club Meeting
On January 16th attended the North Royalton/Broadview Heights Rotary Club Meeting! Thank you to the Rotary Club for all the great things they do for our community!

North Royalton Area Business Connection Meet Up
On January 17th attended the North Royalton Area Business Connection Meet Up at the North Royalton YMCA.

YMCA Community Sponsor
I recently became a Community Sponsor for the YMCA. I’m proud to support the great things the YMCA does for our kids and families here in North Royalton! If you like to learn more about the North Royalton Family YMCA Click Here.

Thank You NRPD!
Thank you to the North Royalton Police Department for catching people Soliciting without a permit in Ward 3 in the Sun Rise Cove neighborhood! Most importantly also in addition to getting those same folks for having active warrants, drug possession and more off the streets! It’s great to have these people off the streets and to see my recent changes to the City’s Solicitors and Peddlers Ordinance having a positive impact on safety in Ward 3 and for all of North Royalton! Read More. 

Snow Parking Ban Reminder
Just a reminder about snow parking bans and where to find out if one is in effect. A snow parking ban pertains to all city streets is not cancelled until a North Royalton Police Department supervisor deems all roads safe and clear, which typically occurs after snow plow operations have been completed. Violators of the snow parking ban are subject to parking citations and/or impoundment of their vehicles. If you like to find out if a snow parking ban is in place you can check out the NRPD Facebook page. You can also see updates in the Facebook and Twitter feed portions of my website’s homepage at www.danlangshaw.com

Ward 3 Recycling Tip of the Month
What Do I Do With Shredded Paper? Shredded paper should not be placed in your curbside recycling. The pieces are too small to be sorted properly at the recycling facility and will end up in the trash. Instead, ensure they are recycled by placing them in paper bags and recycling at a Paper Retriever or River Valley drop off bin. Click Here to learn more.

Hosts Needed for Ward 3 Neighborhood Meet & Greets?
Something new I want to try out for 2019 is doing Neighborhood Meet & Greets throughout Ward 3. I need some residents who are willing to volunteer to host the meeting at their homes anytime this year that is convenient for them. The purpose of these meetings is to get to know me better as your Councilman, share ideas or concerns for the city/ward, and to get to know your neighbors a little better too. If you are interested in being a host home please email me at ward3@northroyalton.org for more information. Thank you for your help!

Send In Your Feedback
Got an issue you are concerned about? Is there a Homeowner Association Meeting, Condo Association Meeting, Community Organization Meeting, Block Party, or Event that you would like for me attend? Email me your feedback at ward3@northroyalton.org

Upcoming Events

City Council Streets, Storm Water, & Utilities Committee Meetings February 5th at 6:00pm at City Hall. Click Here to view agendas.

City Council Meeting February 5th at 7:00pm at City Hall. Click Here to view agenda.

Elk Springs Community Meeting
There will be an informational presentation to be given by the Cleveland Metro Parks regarding their Elek Springs development concept located at 7985 Royalton Road.  This presentation will be held on February 12th at 6:00pm in the North Royalton City Hall Council Chambers, 14600 State Road, North Royalton, Ohio 44133. Read More.
 


City Council Finance, Safety, and Building & Building Codes Committee Meetings February 19th at 6:00pm at City Hall. Click Here to view agendas.

City Council Meeting February 19th at 7:00pm at City Hall. Click Here to view agenda.

Special City Council Finance Committee Meeting February 27th at 6:30pm at City Hall. Click Here to view agendas.

Monthly Coffee with Councilman Dan Langshaw
If you are a constituent living in the North Royalton Ward 3, you are invited to attend my monthly constituent coffee. I hold these coffees in order to stay in touch with fellow residents and listen to their feedback. There is no appointment necessary. Simply stop by and talk to me. The next coffee will be held on:
When: February 23, 2019
Time: 9:00am-10:00am
Where: Subway
5660 Wallings Rd.
North Royalton, OH 44133

North Royalton School District Community Meeting
The North Royalton City School District will be hosting a Community Meeting on February 26th at 7:00pm at high school’s center of performing art at 14713 Ridge Road. During the meeting Superintendent Greg Gurka will give his annual State of the Schools address as well as an in-depth update on building projects.

Royalton Hills Lions Club Annual Poor Man’s Raffle
Royalton Hills Lions Club will hold their Annual Poor Man’s Raffle on March 9th from 6:00pm to 10:00pm at the American Legion Post 703 at 7667 York Rd in Parma. This is one of their biggest fundraisers (and fun event) of the year! Raffle, side boards, Chinese Auction baskets, food/drink and FUN! Call Lion Eve for tickets ($20) 440 237-0036


City Calendar for February


Contact:

Dan Langshaw
Ward 3 Councilman
North Royalton City Council
14600 State Rd.
North Royalton, OH 44133
Phone: 440-785-4240
E-mail: ward3@northroyalton.org


Ward 3 Quick Update January 30, 2019

Ward 3 Resident,

Just a few quick updates regarding the extremely cold temperatures we are having the next few days here in Northeast Ohio. Please be careful if you have to head outside. Layer up. Make sure you don’t leave any pets outside. Check up on any elderly neighbors or family members to make sure they are ok as the temperatures continue to drop.

Stay Warm!

Dan Langshaw
Ward 3 Councilman
North Royalton City Council

Rumpke Curbside Trash & Recycling Service as NORMAL
If you have your curbside rubbish or recycling day this Wednesday or Thursday. There will be NO DELAY in your service here in the City of North Royalton. Again service is as NORMAL.

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NO Mail Service
The United States Postal Service has suspended delivery around the Cleveland area due to the frigid temperatures. They will not be delivering at all on Wednesday in any zip code that begins with 441. Read More.

Closures
Besides the North Royalton City School District being closed January 30th and 31st due to the weather. There are a number of other closures to various levels of government, offices, and etc. Click Here for a list.

Click Here to for more information about warming centers in Northeast Ohio.

Ward 3 Quick Update January 19, 2019

Ward 3 Resident,

Just a few quick updates regarding the winter storm hitting our area. The National Weather Service is forecasting heavy snow this weekend. The city has crews working 24/7 to keep our roads clear and safe. Please be patience as crews clear the main and secondary roads first and then move on to the side streets, subdivisions and cul-de-sacs. 

Snow Parking Ban In Place
A snow parking ban has been put into effect in for the entire City of North Royalton. Do not park on city streets. The snow parking ban pertains to all city streets in North Royalton and will not be cancelled until a police department supervisor deems all roads safe and clear, which typically occurs after snow plow operations have been completed. Violators of the snow parking ban are subject to parking citations and/or impoundment of their vehicles. North Royalton Police Department will advise when ban is to be lifted. Please share with your fellow neighbors in our ward. If you like too stay up to date about the snow parking ban you can check out the NRPD Facebook page. You can also see updates in the Facebook and Twitter feed portions of my website’s homepage at www.danlangshaw.com

Have a Safe Weekend!

Dan Langshaw
Ward 3 Councilman
North Royalton City Council

Ward 3 E-Newsletter: January 2019

Greetings Ward 3 Resident,
Happy New Year! 2019 is off to a very busy start here in city government with much to report below. Before I get into more details I just wanted to share with you the following announcement:
Devoted to Continuing to Serve Ward 3
On January 3rd I pulled my petitions from the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections to seek a fourth elected term on the North Royalton City Council. I want to continue my dedicated service to you my residents and provide trusted veteran leadership for the community on Council. I know there have been some rumors about me possibly running for Mayor or Council President the last few months I like to address. Serving as Mayor or Council President of North Royalton is something I definitely want to do in the near future and would be an honor. Seeking higher local elected office would allow me to help so many more residents and give me the ability to make an even greater difference for my home town. I appreciate all of you who have been urging me to run. However after meeting with my family over the holidays, some personal prayer, and self-reflection I am committed to continuing my service to you my residents as the Ward 3 Councilman. At this point in my life since my young family has grown recently with the addition of my youngest son Derek, my dedication to working to complete some unfinished projects/issues in our ward, and ensuring your voices are heard on Council remain my continued number one priority. Just not the right time yet. However I will reassess again in a few years. As a US Army Veteran service is something that is in my DNA. I truly love what I do! I also think 2020 will be a challenging transition year for our city with a new Mayor, Council President, and majority of Council. As a leader I believe my proven experience, dedication to service and leadership will be an asset to our community during this time! As I a leader I plan to step up to the challenge by hopefully being selected to serve as Council Pro Tem and help mentor the new members of Council with my experience, so together we all can provide great service to our community. The Council Pro Tem position fills in for the Council President when they are absent and is voted on by the new council once they are seated in 2020. Read More. Over the next several months I will be going door to door throughout our entire ward to meet with residents. I look forward to hearing what concerns or suggestions you may have regarding our ward and city’s future to come. See you soon!
Have a great Weekend!
Dan Langshaw
Ward 3 Councilman
North Royalton City Council

Council Update

Highlights from Council Meetings
Some highlights from the Council Meetings for the month of December. Council passed Resolution 18-124 a resolution strongly urging the Ohio General Assembly to pass Senate Bill 17 and restore back local government funding to municipalities throughout Ohio. Council also approved Ordinance 18-126 approving the Mayor’s appointment of Mark Smith to serve as the new Wastewater Superintendent for the City of North Royalton. Read More. Council approved Ordinance 18-129 amending the city’s parking ordinance to limit vehicles being parked on a tree lawn or front yard lawn for more than 24 hours. Read More. Council approved Ordinance 18-135 authoring the Mayor to enter into a lease agreement to purchase radios for the Police Department. Council approved Ordinance 18-138 authorizing the Mayor to enter into an agreement with Senior Transportation Connection.

2019 Budget Update
City Council has recently approved the 2019 City Budget. The budget is extremely conservative and solid balanced budget. While dealing with an estimated $900,000 in additional state funding cuts and an economic forecast of a 0.19% decrease in income tax revenue for 2019. As such I do plan to travel to Columbus in the next few months to testify before the Ohio General Assembly to urge them to restore local government funding cuts and invest more funding into repairing our aging infrastructure as well with the next biennium State Budget.

If you like to learn more about what is going on in City Council check out the minutes online by Clicking Here


City Update

Route 82 Widening Project Update
The widening of Route 82 between W. 130th Street and York Road is underway. The contractor for this project, DiGioia Suburban Excavating of North Royalton. OH, has begun to place the temporary pavement along the north side of Royalton Road.  This will allow for the shifting of two-way traffic to the north and allow for the widening on the south side to begin. A detour is in place so please follow this detour to avoid traffic delays during construction.  The contractor will be working on the large storm culvert just east of Olesia’s Place first, and then proceed to replace the storm sewer system and water main along the project corridor.  Expect delays during construction s this is a major widening project anticipated to last until July 2021. Also beware of speed limit changes from 35mph to 25mph as well. The Cuyahoga County Public Works Department is responsible for construction of this project.  Any questions should be directed to their field office in North Royalton at 440-628-9229. The anticipated completion is July 2021. This includes work during two consecutive winter seasons. The City understands that this is going to be a major inconvenience. Please be patient as this long anticipated road project gets completed in Ward 3 and the City of North Royalton. Read More.

Around Ward 3


Stuff the Squad
On December 15th my son Derek and I had so much fun supporting the North Royalton Fire Department with their Stuff the Squad at Discount Drug Mart in helping families in need in our community and area this Christmas! Special thanks to Chief Chegan, the entire North Royalton Fire Department, and other Neighboring Departments sponsoring this event! Read More.
Hometown Holiday Christmas Walk
On December 14th participated in the 2nd Annual Hometown Holiday Christmas Walk. Special thanks to Holistic Halo Salt Spa, Royalton Gifts Special Retail Shoppe, Madelyn Rose, Generations, and It’s So You Salon fro sponsoring this fun family friendly event. Also my son Derek and I had a fun time shopping at these local businesses for some gifts for the family too for Christmas!
Guest Speaker at NRMS
On December 14th I was a guest speaker for the North Royalton Middle School 6th Grade MVP Team. I enjoyed teaching the students about local government, city history, & the importance of helping others. Also every student got a pocket US Constitution donated by me. Special thank you to Mrs Vadini for the invite!
Senior Christmas Party
On December 10th it was great to attend the North Royalton Senior Center Christmas Party! Also great to see Santa Claus too!

Ward 3 Economic Development
The North Royalton Planning Commission has recently approved site plans which include two additions on the Shearer Equipment building for new tenants and razing the building that houses Olesia’s Place and the home next door to make way for a multi-tenant building as part of the new 82 Biz Plex here in Ward 3. The proposal for this future 82 Biz Plex also includes razing the building in front of Shearer where Olesia’s Place is located and the home next door to construct a new, single-story freestanding building, 11,520 square feet in size, that can accommodate up to eight new tenants, also for office/light industrial. A new driveway will be installed where the home is currently. The Planning Commission also approved consolidating all three parcels into one. Construction to begin in 2019. As a result the restaurant Olesia’s Place will be relocating to the former Taverne of Richfield in the summer. It’s great to see some re-development in this part of Ward 3 but I am sad see Olesia’s Place go but wish them all the best. Read More.

2018 Ward 3 Neighborhood Holiday Lighting Contest Winners
Thank you to all those who participated in the First Annual Ward 3 Neighborhood Holiday Lighting Contest! Special thank you to Firehouse Sports Bar & Grille and Holistic Hallo Salta Spa for donating prizes! Listed below are all the winners.


CLARK W GRISWOLD WINNER

Congrats to 8208 Washington Ave the Sherry Family for being the winners of the 2018 North Royalton Ward 3 Neighborhood Holiday Lighting Contest for the Clark W Griswold Category. Their light display you can see from outer space and would make the famous Griswold Family jealous! They win a $25 Firehouse Sports Bar & Grill Gift Certificate.


BEST HOLIDAY SPIRIT WINNER

Congrats to 11357 Worthington Way the Whiteman Family for being the winners of the 2018 North Royalton Ward 3 Neighborhood Holiday Lighting Contest for the Best Holiday Spirit Category. Their light display truly captures the classic holiday spirit! They win a $50 VISA Gift Card. Congrats!


FACEBOOK WINNER
Congrats to 6195 Castle Dr. the Kukla Family for being the winners of the 2018 North Royalton Ward 3 Neighborhood Holiday Lighting Contest for most LIKES on Facebook with over 75 LIKES being the Resident’s Choice for Best Holiday Lighting Display! They win a $25 VISA Gift Card and a FREE Salt Spa Room Session ($40 value) at the Holistic Halo Salt Spa. Congrats!


Safety Reminder
Make sure you STOP when school buses are picking up or dropping off students throughout our ward and city! Pay extra attention especially on the main roads! If you see someone break the law by not stopping their vehicle please get the plate number and a basic description of the vehicle and report it to the North Royalton Police Department at 440-237-8686. Read More about Ohio’s Motor Vehicle laws.Snow Parking Ban Reminder
Hopefully Mother Nature will be nice to us some more for 2019. But just in case here is a reminder about snow parking bans and where to find out if one is in effect. A snow parking ban pertains to all city streets is not cancelled until a North Royalton Police Department supervisor deems all roads safe and clear, which typically occurs after snow plow operations have been completed. Violators of the snow parking ban are subject to parking citations and/or impoundment of their vehicles. If you like to find out if a snow parking ban is in place you can check out the NRPD Facebook page. You can also see updates in the Facebook and Twitter feed portions of my website’s homepage at www.danlangshaw.com


Ward 3 Recycling Tip of the Month
Do not place holiday lights (tanglers) in your curbside recycling. Tanglers, including holiday lights and power cords, cannot be recycled in your home recycling bin and will cause problems and shut-downs at the local recycling facility. During the Christmas season, retailers including Home Depot and Lowe’s Home Improvement have collection bins for holiday lights. Check at your local store. Christmas Light Source and HolidayLEDs also offer recycling and rebate programs for strings of lights. The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo collects Lights for Lions to support lion and cheetah conservation efforts. Drop off bins are inside the Zoo gates from January 1st-February 15th. Recycle your broken, burned out strings of lights, power strips and power cords during the District’s holiday lights recycling program. The Solid Waste District accepts strands of lights (holiday lights and other strands) at its facility located at 4750 East 131 Street in Garfield Heights. Drop off in our lobby during business hours M-F 8:30am-4:30pm. The recycling program runs December 1st-January 15th. No bags or boxes in the recycling bin, please. Place items loose in our lobby drop box and take all bags, boxes and containers home with you. Artificial trees, solar lights and outdoor spotlights are not accepted. Materials collected are recycled by a local Cleveland company.

Send In Your Feedback
Got an issue you are concerned about? Is there a Homeowner Association Meeting, Condo Association Meeting, Community Organization Meeting, Block Party, or Event that you would like for me attend? Email me your feedback at ward3@northroyalton.org


Upcoming Events

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

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

City Council Finance, Safety, and Building & Building Codes Committee Meetings January 15th at 6:00pm at City Hall. Click Here to view agendas.

City Council Meeting January 15th at 7:00pm at City Hall. Click Here to view agenda.

Monthly Coffee with Councilman Dan Langshaw
If you are a constituent living in the North Royalton Ward 3, you are invited to attend my monthly constituent coffee. I hold these coffees in order to stay in touch with fellow residents and listen to their feedback. There is no appointment necessary. Simply stop by and talk to me. The next coffee will be held on:
When: January 26, 2019
Time: 9:00am-10:00am
Where: Subway
5660 Wallings Rd.
North Royalton, OH 44133

North Royalton School District Community Meeting
The North Royalton City School District will be hosting a Community Meeting on February 26th at 7:00pm at high school’s center of performing art at 14713 Ridge Road. During the meeting Superintendent Greg Gurka will give his annual State of the Schools address as well as an in-depth update on building projects. Read More.

City Calendar for January


Contact:

Dan Langshaw
Ward 3 Councilman
North Royalton City Council
14600 State Rd.
North Royalton, OH 44133
Phone: 440-785-4240
E-mail: ward3@northroyalton.org