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Mar 23, 2017 Newsletter

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Contacting North Royalton Public Safety Dispatch

On Saturday March 22, 2014 the City of North Royalton's Public Safety Dispatch consolidated within the City of Strongsville.  The Center has since been named The Southwest Emergency Dispatch Center. The Dispatch Center now provides services for Cities of Berea and Olmsted Falls as well. Since its inception there has been an increase in calls coming into the Dispatch Center.  Many of the calls are requests for general information unrelated to Public Safety.  We want to make a concerted effort to eliminate some of the unnecessary calls coming into the Dispatch Center.  When residents need a Police Officer, Fire Fighter or EMS to respond to their location they can utilize the non-emergency number 440-237-8686 and it will be answered at the Dispatch Center in Strongsville. There is also a non-life threatening emergency line for the Fire Department that residents can call at 440-237-7989. In any real potential life threatening emergency residents should always utilize 911. Keep in mind that if you use a cellular device to call 911 it will be answered by Cuyahoga County’s Dispatch Center and once they determine what city you are calling from your call will be transferred to the Strongsville Dispatch.

When residents have general information questions regarding the Police Department they can contact the North Royalton Police Station 24 hours a day at 440-582-6216.  When residents have general questions regarding the Fire Department they can contact the Station directly at 440-237-4315.  When residents have general questions related to City events, functions or other services they can contact City Hall directly at 440-237-5686 and be directed to the correct department.

 

In order to maintain the highest level of service to our residents in the most efficient manner we have to work towards keeping unnecessary non-urgent calls to a minimum.  That will help to ensure that Dispatchers are readily available to answer calls for true emergencies.  If you are ever unsure as to the nature of your request please do not hesitate to contact the Dispatch Center at the numbers listed above.

NEWS FROM THE FIRE DEPARTMENT

Hotel & Motel Safety
With Spring break right around the corner, now is the time to read and be prepared for traveling.  Vacations and business travel make hotels and motels our home away from home.  It is just as important to be prepared and know what you would do in a hotel/motel emergency as it is in your own home.

Be safe when Traveling
*Choose  a hotel/motel that is protected by both smoke alarms
          and fire sprinkler system.

*When you check in, ask the front desk what the fire alarm
          sounds like.

*When you enter your room, review the escape plan posted in
          your room.

*Take the time to find the exits and count the number of doors
           between your room and the exit.  Make sure the exits are
           unlocked. If they are locked, report it to management right
           away.

*Keep your room key by your bed and take it with you if there
          is a fire.

*If the alarm sounds, leave right away, closing all doors behind
          you.  Use the stairs--never use elevators during a fire.

*If you must escape through smoke, get low and go under the
          smoke to your exit.


If you can't escape...
*Shut off fans and air conditioners.
*Stuff wet towels in the crack around the doors.
*Call the Fire Department and let them know your location.
*Wait at the window and signal with a flashlight or light
          colored cloth.
Facts
>On average, one of every 12 hotels or motels reported a
           structure fire each year.

>The majority f hotel fire deaths result from fires that started
           in a bedroom.

>Cooking equipment is the leading cause of hotel/motel fires.

NEWS FROM THE OFFICE ON AGING
Our Crafter's Club will be meeting at 10 am on March 30th to work on projects for the Fall Harvest Fest.  We'd love to have you join us, share your ideas and work on the latest crafts with the group.  The coffee's always on....

The first edition of R.I.B.B.S.-Royalton, Independence, Brecksville, Broadview Heights, and Seven Hills; quarterly newsletter is available for pick up at our Senior Center, 13500 Ridge Road or City Hall to get your free copy.  New pick up locations will be added soon.

For our low income residents who applied for a Spring Food Box, pick up will be this Saturday, March 25, 2017 at the Royal Redeemer Church, between 9 - 11 am. Don't forget your photo ID and a current utility bill.

Spring has been quite the teaser this year.  Are you tire of being cooped up, want to get out to see the sights; why not join us on our Presque Isle Casino trip in Erie, PA. on Wednesday, April 26, 2017. Tickets are $29.00, this includes your bus transportation, snack and the driver's tip. Checks should be made payable to GreatDay! Tours. You can sign up at the Office on Aging, 13500 Ridge Road. Check in will be at the North Royalton Senior Center at 8:15 am and we will return at approximately 6 pm.  The casino bonus is $25.00.

This is the time of year that brings out scammers.  Always remember if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is! Be wary of special offers and/or extreme discounts.  Many times there are hidden fees or costs or inflated costs as you go along.  Remember if you did not initiate the call DO NOT give out any of your personal information.

Our April calendar will be coming out soon, check it out at www.northroyalton.org it's under Aging and Human Services.  We'd love to hear from you.......contact Debra Burrows at 440-582-6333.


AN UPDATE FROM OUR ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT
Updated February 27, 2017
Royalton Road WM Replacement - Phase 2:
Plans are currently being finalized to submit to Cleveland Water for approval to replace approximately 1,940 LF of 12" watermain between State Road and Prince Charles Drive along the north side of Royalton Road. This project is being funded 100% by the CWD and will be out for bid, hopefully, in March for a Spring construction.

Cedar Estates Regional Basin:
This project is the last remaining project that the City planned to undertake as part of the $5 million capital project list that began back in 2007/2008.  This project will take approximately 180 days to complete and when completed will help relieve erosion and flooding issues downstream along Baldwin Creek in the Cedar Estates area.  The project will be bid this week and construction will begin as soon as the contractor is selected and Council approves the contract award.  The Engineering Department expects to see activity at the project location the week of March 20th, 2017.

Reminder:
With the recent rains that have occurred throughout the area this winter, it is important to remember your responsibility as a homeowner to keep all ditches, swales and drainage ways on your property "free and clear".  Failure to keep these areas unobstructed can result in flooding in areas not intended to flood.  Remove leaves, twigs and garbage from ditches that may obstruct the flow of storm water so that the water can travel along its intended path.


NEWS FROM THE SERVICE DEPARTMENT 

This week the Storm Water crew will continue to remove the rusted 12" steel culvert pipe on Ridge Road.  We will be replacing it with 15" pipe for better water flow.  The tree trimming crew will be in Prince Charles and Hunters Creek, the trees are overgrowing into the road and damaging our truck mirrors and exhaust stacks during snow removal.  Our cold patch crew will be out all week checking and repairing any potholes we incurred.

We're excited to announce an upgrade to our curbside recycling program!  North Royalton will enter into a new agreement with our hauler Rumpke Waste & Recycling who will provide all residents a 64-gallon recycling cart.  Delivery of carts will occur the last week in April on your regular pick up day.

Rumpke will provide automated recycling pickup for the first time in North Royalton.  Residents will no longer place recyclables in blue bags or small blue bins.

Combine the following items loose, not bagged, in the 64-gallon recycling cart, aluminum and steel cans, cartons, glass bottles and jars, cardboard and plastic containers.  No need to separate!

Residents still provide their own trash bags or cans with handles (no more than 35 gallons and 60 pounds each).

Don't forget to have your trash
AT THE CURB
BY 7:00 AM.

Place your rubbish and recycling at the curb by 7:00 a.m. rain, snow or shine! Routes can change at any time and so can your pickup time.

RECYCLING TIP!

Spring cleaning? Pass it On!
Cuyahoga County businesses and residents can donate their unwanted items with the help of a useful book published by the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District called Pass It On: A Resource-Full Guide to Donating and Usable Stuff.

Since 1997, this free book has helped thousands op people pass along their unwanted but usable items to those in need.  Printed in August 2016, the 7th edition of Pass It On lists 120 community service and nonprofit organizations that use donated items to support their work.  These organizations work on behalf of youth, seniors, the homeless and others in Cuyahoga County.  Toys, art supplies, clothing, books, school supplies, office equipment, sporting goods, tools, furniture and more can be donated to the organizations listed in this helpful guide.  Donating usable goods helps others and reduces waste.

Would-be donators of goods can also search how to donate or recycle their items on the District's "What Do I Do With?" database

Click here for March 2017 news update from the district.
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Representative Anielski to Host Military Resource Fair in Independence on April 3rd
COLUMBUS-State Representative Marlene Anielski (R-Walton Hills) is joining with the Cuyahoga County Public Library and the City of Independence's Community Service Department in hosting a Military Resource Fair on Monday, April 3rd.

The event is taking place at the Independence Civic Center and the Cuyahoga County Library will feature a variety of organizations geared towards helping those who have served our country, no matter what era, their spouses, and families.  Throughout the day there will be agency representatives who can help military personnel or their families with benefit questions, employment opportunities, and many other military related areas.  The event is completely free and open to the public.  Free continental breakfast, haircuts, massages, and additional offers will be available to those in attendance.

Date: Monday, April 3, 2017
Time: 9 am - 12 pm
Location: Independence Civic Center (6363 Selig Drive, Independence, Ohio 44131)
Bring: DD 214 or NGB 22 discharge papers.  If discharge papers are not available, please bring the social security card of the military personnel.

"All of our military personnel have given personal sacrifices in leaving their loved ones to protect our freedoms," Rep. Anielski said.  "It is my intention to make sure that all those who have served no matter in what capacity and no matter what era, are aware of the benefits and services available to them during the Military Resource Fair."

Please RSVP to Rep06@ohiohouse.gov or MilitaryResourceFair@gmail.com or call (614)644-6014 if interested in attending.

2017 North Royalton Baseball & Softball Registration
Details online at www.nrbb.org
Join the fun!

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Raffle, Raffle, Raffle
Please help us get Cheer World Team Zeta to the World's Competition in Orlando in April. Zeta is a special needs cheer team with volunteer coaches and helpers and even includes a service dog!
We will be at The 3 Spot on March 24th. This will be the final day of our fundraiser.  Tickets $5 each or 5 for $20. We will be there from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm.  The winning tickets for each raffle basket will be drawn at 9:00 pm. The winners do not have to be present.


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Community Meal at St. Albert's
Sunday, March 26th 3-5 pm.
The menu this Sunday is as follows:
Chicken Francaise, Rice, Green beans, Salad, Roll/butter, Dessert
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North Royalton Athletic Boosters Presents
The 18th Annual Night at the Races
Saturday, April 8, 2017
 
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Royalton Players present on
Friday, April 21st @ 7 pm at
Carrie Cerrino's Ristorante
Tickets are $35.00 which includes dinner,
the show and grand prizes.  There will
be baskets and a 50/50 raffle.
Call Box Office @ 440-877-0009.
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Calendar March
Tuesday, March 28th-Rec Board Meeting 6 pm
Thursday, March 30th-BZA Meeting 7 pm