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March 15, 2018 Newsletter

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St. Albert the Great Community Meal
March 25th from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
Glazed Ham, Macaroni and cheese, vegetable, salad and dessert.


North Royalton Fire Department Says
 Use Medication Right and Out of Sight

North Royalton Fire Department reminds parents that
March 18-24 is National Poison Prevention Week

It is natural for children to explore their surroundings – unless they’re getting under the kitchen sink or into the medicine cabinet where hazardous chemicals and medicines are kept.  As National Poison Prevention Week (March 18-24) approaches, North Royalton Fire Department reminds parents to make sure they store hazardous materials – such as medication – out of their children’s reach.

Each year, unintentional poisoning is the cause of death for approximately 100 children ages 14 years and under. Poison control centers in the United States receive 1.2 million calls as a result of accidental poisoning of children ages 5 and under. Nearly 90 percent of these exposures occur in the home, and 56 percent involve non-pharmaceutical products such as cosmetics, cleansers, personal care products, plants, pesticides, art supplies, alcohol and toys.

Based on cases reported to poison control centers, half of all poison-related deaths among children ages 5 and under involve medicine.  Children have faster metabolisms than adults and anything they ingest can be absorbed into the bloodstream very quickly.

National Poison Prevention Week is a week nationally designated by Congress since 1961 to highlight the dangers of poisonings and how to prevent them. Child-resistant packaging is credited with saving hundreds of children’s lives since its introduction in the 1970s. Still, there is no substitute for active supervision and childproofing. If a product label says “keep out of reach of children,” there’s a reason.  Keep it up and away and stored in a locked location. 

North Royalton Fire Department encourages parents and caregivers to program the toll-free poison control center number: 1-800-222-1222 in their phone. Keep it near every phone in your home and program it into all cell phones.  This number connects you to your local poison control center from anywhere in the United States.

If a child is choking, having trouble breathing or having a seizure, call 911 instead.  Follow the 911 operator’s instructions. Do not induce vomiting or give the child any fluid or medication unless directed.

North Royalton Fire Department offers these additional tips:

  • Always store medicines and vitamins up and away in a locked location, and out of sight of children.
  • Never give adult medications to children.
  • Never call medication candy or tell children it tastes like candy.
  • Always use the dosing device packaged with the medications. Never use a household utensil, such as a teaspoon or tablespoon, to measure medication.

Remind babysitters, house guests, and visitors to keep purses and bags that contain medicine up and away when they visit your home.


Customer Assistance Programs
There are many programs available to Ohio customers who are having difficulty paying their electric utility bills.  Click here to see available programs.

UPDATES 3/15/18

Royalton Road WM Replacement - Phase 2

Plans were approved by Cleveland Water 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.  The project will be bid early next year due to the winter months approaching.  The first phase of watermain replacement on Royalton Road occurred 2 years ago between Prince Charles Drive and the East Corporation Line.  This project will be publicly bid this month.

Royalton Road Widening (Spruce Run Drive to York Road)
100% final plans have been delivered to the City and the County is waiting for final approval from ODOT before going to public bid.  This project is scheduled to begin construction in 2018 with most of that work being utility relocations.  This week the clearing of trees and brush along the project corridor will begin under a separate contract led by the County.

Abbey Road Bridge Replacement
(near Sprague Road)
Cuyahoga County is planning to replace the beams on this bridge deck around May 1, 2018.  This will require the bridge to be closed for a period of approximately 6 months while this work is being performed.  A detour route has been approved and will be posted prior to construction.  This detour route will be utilizing Sprague W. Road, 130th Street and Albion Road to detour around construction.  More details to follow as this project start draws near.

With the fall/winter seasons upon us, it is important to remember your responsibility as a homeowner to keep all ditches, swales and drainage ways on your property "free and clear".

Engineering Department New Subdivisions
General Information        Pinestream Subdivision (Phase 7)
The final phase of this subdivision has been
Mark A. Schmitzer, P.E. City Engineer          approved.  Homes are currently under             
       construction for the newly created 16 lots 
Daniel J. Collins, P.E.         between Hedgebrook Drive and Waterbridge   
                      Assistant City Engineer         Drive.  11545 Royalton Road
North Royalton, Ohio 44133
                        Meadowview Subdivision (Abbey Road)
         440-582-3001                                  A new 37 lot subdivision has been approved by
           440-582-3089 Fax                          the City of North Royalton on Abbey Road just
                                                               south of Pinebrook Estates.  Final plans are 
                                                               being reviewed for compliance with conditions
                                                               agreed upon (at the Planning Commission) and
                                                               City Code.                                                     
       Construction is estimated to start sometime in
                                                               early 2018.  Clearing of the property has been
               approved to commence immediately so as to
       meet Federal guidelines regarding endangered
       species and their respective roosting seasons.

2018 City Road Program   
This year's road program will consist of S. Akins Road (York Road to Bennett Road) and Edgerton Road (Bennett Road to east of Ridge Road).  The Edgerton Road project is being funded by Cuyahoga County's 50/50 Program, which will provide a maximum of $250,000.00 towards the resurfacing of this roadway.  Both projects were publicly bid and awards will be approved at the Council meeting of April 3, 2018 and construction will begin as soon as the asphalt plants open thereafter.  This is the earliest the road program has been awarded in recent history.                            


Our University Hospital Partners clinical dietician, Julie Wise will make a presentation n Monday, March 19th at 10:00 am on "Heart Health".  Come learn the latest on keeping a healthy heart!

Broadview MultiCare will sponsor "Lunch and a Movie" on Wednesday, March 21st, 11:30 am at the Senior Center, reservations are necessary, call the Senior Center now.  This month's movie features "WONDER", an inspiring and heartwarming story of a boy with facial differences who is mainstreamed into elementary school for the first time.  This story is based on a New York Times bestseller starring Julia Roberts and Own Wilson.

Georgia Viehbeck of the North Royalton Historical Society will join us at 10:00 am on Friday, March 23rd to discuss our upcoming North Royalton Bicentennial.

The North Royalton Office on Aging has a variety of activities and speakers on interesting topics for anyone over age 55.  The North Royalton Office on Aging is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm and we are located at 13500 Ridge Road in the Deaconess-Perry Senior Apartment Building (South side entrance).  If you have questions or comments, contact Debra Burrows at 440-582-6333.  Look for our calendar on the City's website,, under Aging and Human Services.

Spring cleaning? Time to Donate? Pass it On!

Donate unwanted items with the help of a useful book published by the Solid Waste District called Pass It On: A Resource-Full Guide to Donating Usable Stuff.

Since 1997, this free book has helped thousands of people pass along their unwanted but usable items to those in need.  Pass It On lists community service and nonprofit organizations that use donated items to support their work.  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.  Search the District's online "What Do I Do With?' database, located at the top of every page
of our website.


Don't forget to have your trash
BY 7:00 a.m.

If you're looking forward to a spring or summer home improvement project, plan ahead for excess trash and waste disposal.  You can find a list of waste transfer stations, construction and demolition debris landfills and registered compost facilities on the District's website.  Click here.

Click here  for information on schools.

March 2018 calendar
Tuesday, March 20-Building and Building Codes, Finance & Safety Meetings
                            6:00 pm
                                       Council Meeting 7:00 pm
Thursday, March 22-Board of Zoning Appeals meeting