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October 12, 2017 Newsletter

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NEWS FROM THE FIRE DEPARTMENT
 
Fire Prevention Week

In a fire, seconds count.  Seconds can mean the difference between residents of our community escaping safely from a fire or having their lives end in tragedy.
  • Draw a map of your home by using the attached grid with all members of your household, marking two exits from each room and a path to the outside from each exit.
  • Practice your home fire drill twice a year. Conduct one at night and one during the day with everyone in your home, and practice using different ways out.
  • Teach children how to escape on their own in case you can’t help them.
  • Make sure your home address is clearly marked and easy for the fire department to find.
  • Close doors behind you as you leave – this may slow the spread of smoke, heat, and fire.
  • Once you get outside, stay outside. Never go back inside a burning building.

Take a few minutes and watch this video with your family prior to drawing your map. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=Q1N8e8zk-8E





NEWS FROM THE POLICE DEPARTMENT

HOW TO AVOID CREDIT CARD SKIMMERS


Gas pump credit card           Card skimmer on gas pump
reader


You rarely let your credit card out of your sight, so how do thieves get your credit card information? Could be from a friend waiting tables at a restaurant, but often bad guys get your card info by using something called a credit card skimmer.   A credit card skimmer is a portable capture device that is attached in front of or on top of the legitimate scanner.  The skimmer passively records the card data as you insert your credit card into the scanner. Thieves will affix the card skimmer to gas pumps, ATMs or other convenient self-service point-of-sale terminals because those machines generally receive a lot of traffic and it is relatively easy to retrieve the skimmer.   Some skimmers capture the card information using a magnetic reader while a miniature camera records you typing in your PIN.  Other devices have a secondary keypad over the top of the actual keypad to capture your PIN and record it when it passes the code to the real keypad.  Once the information is retrieved from the skimmer, it can be copied onto the magnetic strip of a blank card.  The “new” card is then used to make purchases or withdraw cash.             

 
 
How to detect and avoid having your card skimmed at the ATM or gas pump:                        
  • Inspect the card reader and the area near the PIN pad.  If the scanning device doesn’t match the machine’s color or style, it may be a skimmer. 
  • Look at other nearby gas pumps or card readers to see if they match the one you intend to use.         
  • If the card reader and setup look different, you may have just spotted a skimmer. 
  • Trust your instincts.  When in doubt, use a different machine or go to another location. 
  • Avoid using your PIN at the gas pump.  Choose the credit card option rather than the debit card option so that you do not have to input your code.  Credit card transactions often require that you enter the billing zip code which is much safer than inputting the PIN. 
  • Keep an eye on your accounts and report any suspicious activity immediately.    


A friendly reminder from the North Royalton Police Department



NEWS FROM THE OFFICE ON AGING-SENIOR CENTER

Join us on Monday, October 16th when University Hospitals- Noreen Chase and Michelle Adams discuss “Chest Pain” at 10 am.

Medicare Open Enrollment starts on Oct. 15. If you would like to compare your options for Medicare Supplement (MediGaps), Medicare Advantage or Medicare Part D (Prescription Drug) plans. We will have OSHIIP (Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program), counselors available for one on one consultations, call the office now to schedule your appointment, 440-582-6333.

On Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 11:30 am Leimkuehler will sponsor this months “Free Lunch and a Movie” featuring “We Bought a Zoo” with Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson. Reservations are required as seating is limited.

Our Benefit Bank representative will be here on Thursday, October 19th for those who need to complete a HEAP application or want to see if there are any other assistance programs you might qualify for, i.e Food Stamps, Medicaid, etc..

On Friday, October 20th John Urban and James Nabors will be here to discuss options for Medicaid and Estate Planning.

The North Royalton Office on Aging has activities for anyone over age 55. Look for our calendar on the web under Aging and Human Services.  We are 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 or Wendie Kaminski at 440-582-6333. 


 NEWS FROM ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT


Join the American Heart Association for its second annual Corporate Wellness Symposium on Thursday, October 19 from 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the Global Center for Health Innovation. The registration fee is $50 and includes a networking breakfast and heart-healthy lunch.

The half-day event is designed to provide participants with tools and resources to help employers design effective workplace wellness programs. Cardiovascular diseases are the No. 1 killer in the nation. They place a tremendous burden on American businesses and families. In the last decade, healthcare insurance premiums have drastically risen for both large and small employers.

The cost of high blood pressure raises an employee’s healthcare cost by nearly 1/3. Hypertension-related absenteeism costs employers $10.3 billion annually. Additionally, stroke leads to an average of 20 lost workdays per year per patient and obesity-related absenteeism costs employers $11.2 billion per year.

Attendees will receive best practice approaches to implementing comprehensive, engaging and evidenced-based wellness programs that establish guidelines that define and measure both a healthy workplace and a healthy workforce.

Additionally, attendees will hear about best-practices and industry trends through a lineup of regional and national experts. Symposium topics include:

  • Creating A Culture of Health Emerging 
  • Technology that Impacts Employee Health 
  • Policies that Impact Employee Wellness 
  • Mind-Body Connection in the Workplace  
  • Good Health=Good Business 
Register today!




ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT
UPDATE
–October 11, 2017

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.

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 is completed and will be scheduled for a final site walk and punchlist soon. 

2017 City Road Program:

The road program was publicly bid and the low bid was awarded to Specialized Construction at the Council meeting of June 6th.  Specialized has performed work for the City for many years and we are glad to have them back to perform this year’s program.  The final surface course was placed last week and final site work is being performed to finalize this year’s road program.

REMINDER:

With the recent rains that have occurred throughout the area, 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.

The City of North Royalton appreciates your help in keeping North Royalton a beautiful community!


NEWS FROM THE SERVICE DEPARTMENT 

2017 North Royalton Recycle Guide and Special Wastes Brochure
Don't forget to have your trash
 AT THE CURB BY 7:00 AM
Please remember to set your trash and recycle carts out the evening before or by 7:00 AM on your collection day rain, snow or shine! Routes can change at any time and so can your pickup time. 








THE LEAVES ARE FALLING!
REMEMBER THESE TIPS WHILE OUT DOING YOUR FALL CLEAN UP!


Do you know grass and leaves can be harmful to our waterways?

Many leaves will naturally fall into the waterways, but we should be mindful not to upset the natural balance.  The leaves that fall into your yard should never be put in or near a creek, stream or river.  Leaves can also get into waterways through storm drains.  Leaves and other pollutants are easily washed into the storm drain when it rains.

While out cleaning up this year's leaves, remember these simple steps to keep our waterways clean!

RAKE THEM! Leaf pickup is done as part of our curbside yard waste collection program.  Prepare leaves by placing them in paper or plastic bags.  Never rake leaves into or near storm drains, ditches, creeks or the river.

LEAVE THEM!
Mulch leaves with your lawn mower.  Leaves provide nutrients for healthy soil, more of nature's fertilizer.

Did You Know?  Researchers found mulching leaves in the Fall resulted in a greener lawn and up to 80% less dandelions the following Spring!

MULCHING LEAVES ISN'T A TRICK, IT'S A TREAT FOR YOUR LAWN!
If there are any questions regarding curbside collection services, call the North Royalton Service Department at 440-582-3002.



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EVENTS AROUND TOWN

The special needs ministry at Royal Redeemer continues to grow as we reach out to those with developmental disabilities.  As a result, we have added a worship service designed for those with special needs as well as their family, friends and caregivers every Sunday from 11:30 am - 12:00 pm in the Sanctuary.  Enjoy fellowship and donuts after the service.  You can help by volunteering to assist with the Special Needs Worship and to spread the word in the community.  For more information, please contact Pastor Dave Timm 450-237-7958 ext. 118 or Mary Ann Tansler ext. 130.
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NRECPTA Children’s Fall 2017 ReSale Event

The Best Children's ReSale in Town!

Saturday, October 14, 2017

8:00am to 1:00pm
North Royalton High School Cafeteria and Gymnasium
14713 Ridge Rd, North Royalton, OH 44133

Admission is only $1.00 from 9am until 1pm.
EARLY BIRD sale admission is $5.00 from 8am- 9am.

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2 upcoming events at Cuyahoga Valley Career Center

Community Wellness Presentation:


"Vitamins and Supplements: Nutrition in a Pill?"

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 from 1 - 2 p.m. in CVCC's Inn Restaurant

Hosted by CVCC and presented in collaboration with the Cleveland Clinic.  Get the facts from Cleveland Clinic Pharmacy Team on what vitamins and supplements will or will not do for you.  Light refreshments, prepared by CVCC Culinary Arts students will be served. This presentation is free, but registration is required by October 10th. Register online at:

Wellness Presentation October 17 Registration or email Marie Elias at melias@cvccworks.edu
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North Royalton Community Band
Free Fall Concert


Sunday, October 29th 6:00 p.m.

 
Royal Redeemer Lutheran Church
11680 Royalton Road, Christian Activity Ctr. 


"Salute to Veterans" featuring music dedicated to freedom and the brave who fought to maintain it. 

Go to nr-cb.org for more information on the band or call
Brian B. at 614-937-7183


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Get an early start on your holiday
shopping at the annual
North Royalton High School
PTA Holiday Craft Show on Saturday, November 18, 2017!
With more than 175 crafters and thousands of handmade goods, there's sure to be something for everyone on your list!
There will be concessions, raffles, FREE parking and 1 FREE raffle ticket with each paid admission!

For more information, please email NorthRoyaltonCraftShow@aol.com


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Royalton Woods Holiday Boutique
Saturday, November 18th 1 - 3 pm.

Local crafters, complimentary gift wrapping holiday rummage, and items made by our very own residents, we have something for everyone at every price point!  Start your holiday shopping early with unique gifts for the whole family!
 
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October calendar

Tuesday, October 17th:      
Building & Building Codes, Finance & Safety Meetings 6 pm
Council Meeting 7 pm

Wednesday, October 18th:      
Planning Commission 7 pm