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February 15, 2018 Newsletter

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A WORD FROM THE POLICE DEPARTMENT
Tax Scams/Consumer Alerts

IRS Multimedia on Tax Scams

Most Recent Scams

Tax Preparer Phishing Scam

A bogus email asks tax professionals to update their IRS e-services portal information and Electronic Filing Identification Numbers (EFINs).  The links that are provided in the bogus email to access IRS e-services appear to be a phishing scheme designed to capture your username and password.  This email was not generated by the IRS e-services program.  Disregard this email and do not click on the links provided.

IRS Warns Tax Preparers to Watch out for New Phishing Scam; Don't Click on Strange Emails or Links Seeking Updated Information.

IRS-Impersonation Telephone Scam

An aggressive and sophisticated phone scam targeting taxpayers, including recent immigrants, has been making the rounds throughout the country.  Callers claim to be employees of the IRS, but are not.  These con artists can sound convincing when they call.  They use fake names and bogus IRS identification badge numbers.  They may know a lot about their targets, and they usually alter the caller to make it look like the IRS is calling.

Victims are told they owe money to the IRS and it must be paid promptly through a pre-loaded debit card or wire transfer.  If the victim refuses to cooperate, they are then threatened with arrest, deportation or suspension of a business or driver's license.  In many cases, the caller becomes hostile and insulting.

Or, victims may be told they have a refund due to try to trick them into sharing private information.

If the phone isn't answered, the scammers often leave an "urgent" callback request.

Note that the IRS will never: 1)call to demand immediate payment, nor will the agency call about taxes owed without first having mailed you a bill; 2)demand that you pay taxes without giving you the opportunity to question or appeal the amount they say you owe; 3)require you to use a specific payment method  for your taxes, such as a prepaid debit card; 4)ask for credit or debit card numbers over the phone; or 5) threaten to bring in local police or other law-enforcement groups to have you arrested for not paying.

A friendly reminder from the North Royalton Police Department
   


Community Meal
February 25th at
St. Albert
3-5 pm

The menu will include: Pork and sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, vegetable, salad and dessert.



A Word from our Fire Department
Snowmobile Safety

Snowmobiles offer kids and adults a great chance to go off and explore, it's important to take time to teach kids that every adventure starts with safety.

So here are 5 safety tips to help keep kids safe on snowmobiles:

  • Never snowmobile alone. Much like swimming, teach your kids to snowmobile with a partner, every time.
  • Wear helmet and appropriate gear. Be sure to protect kids by ensuring they wear a helmet and protective gear to keep them safe.
  • Ride with your kids. Riding with adult supervision is always best, but we also understand that some kids will want to go off with their friends as soon as they can. Before you allow this to happen, ride with your children and monitor their ability. Do they use good judgment? Are they staying on a safe path? Make your kids prove that they are responsible enough to ride without an adult.
  • Stay in areas designated for snowmobiles. Snowmobiles provide a great sense of freedom and it can be tempting to wander off and explore. Help your kids understand it’s important to ride only in areas where snowmobiles are permitted. It will help ensure that every ride is a safe ride.
  • Understand the laws in your state. There are many states that allow young children to operate snowmobiles. It is important to know the laws and regulations specific to your state.

Enjoy the snow everyone – Stay Safe!!! 

 





The North Royalton Community Band's winter concert,
A Night of Classics
will be held on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.
The concert will be held at 
Royal Redeemer Lutheran Church
11680 Royalton Road, North Royalton, Ohio.
Parking is in the main lot behind the church, off of Abbey Road.  From there, you'll see the entrance to the Christian Activity Center where the concert will be held.

As always, admission is free. 
Go to nr-cb.org for more information on the band
or call Brian Brainard at 614-937-7183


NEWS FROM THE OFFICE ON AGING-SENIOR CENTER
Want to learn more about a Meals on Wheels program?  Friday, February 23rd a "Simply EZ Meals" representative will be at the Senior Center to discuss their program.

Want to learn how to navigate the library and hear about the latest book releases?  Laura Piskac from our North Royalton Library will be here on Monday, February 26th at 10 am to answer your questions.

The North Royalton Office on Aging-Senior Center has activities for anyone over age 55.  We are open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm and 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.

Just a reminder to make your appointment now for a Spring Holiday Food Box.

Applications will be accepted Monday, February 19, 2018 through Friday, March 2, 2018 and appointments are necessary to apply.  If you participated in a food box program in the past, you still need to re-qualify.  If you think you may be eligible, please call the North Royalton Office on Aging to make a pre-certification appointment at 440-582-6333.

If you would like to help the Partnership North Royalton provide food assistance, you can mail your donation to: The Charitable Fund of North Royalton Kiwanis Club, P.O.Box 33543 North Royalton, Ohio 44133-0543 or to Royal Redeemer Food Pantry, attn.: Kat Lacinski, 11680 Royalton Road, North Royalton, OH 44133.


FROM THE SERVICE DEPARTMENT


2018 SHRED DAY EVENTS ANNOUNCEMENT

This year North Royalton will host 2 Shred Days, these events are a public service open to all North Royalton, non-business residents at no cost.  Please bring proper identification indicating you are a North Royalton resident.  The best part about the Shred Events?  All your documents are shredded on site and there is NO LIMIT to how much material you can bring!

The first Shred Day will be held on:
Saturday, April 14th, 9:00 am to Noon at North Royalton City Hall, 14600 State Road.

The second Shred Day will be held on:
Saturday, September 22nd, 9:00 am to Noon at North Royalton City Hall, 14600 State Road.

So make sure you mark your calendars so you don't miss out on this great event!

SHREDDING GUIDELINES
Do include: small paper clips, staples do not have to be removed
*Accounting ledger paper
*Adding machine tape
*Advertisements
*Booklets, brochures
*Copy machine paper
*Colored paper
*Computer paper, Faxes
*Envelopes
*Manila file folders - bleachable
*Greeting cards
*Laser printer paper
*Legal pad paper
*Post-it notes
*NCR paper
*Receipts
*All types of white paper

Do Not Include:
*Newspapers, phone books, magazines
*Binders
*Books
*Pendaflex folders
*Food and candy wrappers
*Waxed paper
*Napkins
*Styrofoam containers

QUESTIONS:
North Royalton Service Department 440-582-3002

News from the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District

*NOTICE: STYROFOAM DROP-OFF ENDED*
The Solid Waste District is NO LONGER ABLE TO ACCEPT STYROFOAM BLOCKS
for recycling, due to changes in recycling markets.  We are not aware of any other outlets or vendors at this time.  Residents and businesses can store the material for future recycling options  or place it in the trash for disposal.

RECYCLING TIP
How to recycle? How to donate? How to pack a waste-free lunch?  We've got the answers to your questions and we're showing you all about recycling in Cuyahoga County.  See the videos in our YouTube Library.

 
Don't forget to have your trash
AT THE CURB
BY 7:00 a.m.
Please remember to set your trash and recycle carts out the evening before or by 7:00 a.m. on your collection day - rain, snow or shine!  Routes can change at any time and so can your pick up time.

DID YOU KNOW?
Unless your community has a blue bag collection system, plastic bags do not belong in your curbside recycling.  Place your items loose in your cart or recycling bin and recycle the bags at a retail store near you.  Learn more.


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February 2018 calendar
Monday, February 19-President's Day
Tuesday, February 20-6:00 p.m. Building & Building Codes, Finance & Safety Meetings
Wednesday, February 21-7:00 p.m. Board of Zoning Appeals  

SAVE THE DATE......