Did you know that 16 years ago, the Fire Department began making and installing the address signs that you see in the picture below? The sign is green aluminum with reflective address numbers on both sides. When you call 9-1-1, every second counts. Each of our vehicles has a city book map in it, however, the signs can help us locate your residence quickly, especially in the night time hours when it is dark or in a snow storm when the snow is covering your address numbers on the mailbox. The Fire Department has made and installed almost 2,000 signs since the program began in 2003. The reflective address signs are 15.00 each and the form can be found on our city website, under Fire Department (the link is below) or you can stop at Fire Station #1 to fill out the form.
November and December 2019
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, the nation’s largest free volunteer-run tax assistance and preparation service is seeking volunteers to assist taxpayers in southwestern Cuyahoga County. Our tax preparation sites are in North Royalton, Strongsville, Parma (2), Brook Park, Broadview Heights, Brecksville and Middleburg Heights. Volunteers do not have to be retired or members of AARP.
All of our sites are electronic filing sites. Volunteers are expected to work at a site for at least 5 hours per week on weekdays during the tax season, which runs from the first week in February through the 15th of April. Each volunteer must have an email address and computer experience is preferred for tax return preparers. Volunteers do not need previous income tax experience. We provide a free two-week course for tax return preparers during January. We are also looking for greeters and provide them with a free one-day course.
Tax-Aide is a very rewarding IRS-supported program offered by the AARP Foundation providing free assistance to taxpayers with special attention given to senior citizens with low to moderate incomes. It is a great way for volunteers to become involved in their communities and learn about the preparation of the 1040 tax form. Our recruitment of volunteers is on a non-discriminatory basis without consideration of race, religion, gender, disability, or sexual orientation.
For more information please call Tax-Aide District Coordinator Steve Donovan at 440-237-7348, call AARP’s toll-free number at 888-687-2277, or visit Tax-Aide’s web site at https://www.aarp.org/money/taxes/aarp_taxaide
A WORD FROM THE POLICE DEPARTMENT
452.12 SNOW EMERGENCIES
CITY OF NORTH ROYALTON
(a) Whenever, during any period of twenty-four hours or less, snow falls to a depth of two inches or more within the City, particularly on West 130th Street, York Road, Ridge Road, State Road, Royalton Road, Bennett Road, Edgerton Road, Sprague Road and/or any other streets that are determined from time to time to require the enforcement of this section, an emergency is declared to exist.
(b) Whenever such an emergency exists, the Mayor or the Director of Public Safety shall request the cooperation of the local press and radio and television stations to announce the emergency and the time that the emergency parking regulations will become effective. Such emergency parking regulations shall become effective no sooner than one hour after the first announcement, and such announcement by two local radio stations, or by two local television stations, or in a daily newspaper of general circulation in the City, shall constitute notice to the general public of the existence of the emergency. The emergency shall continue until an announcement by the Mayor or the Director that snow plowing operations have been completed, which announcement shall be made in the same manner as outlined herein.
(c) All owners and operators of motor vehicles shall have full responsibility to determine existing weather conditions, and to comply with the emergency parking regulations.
(d) During the period of emergency, the Director may prohibit the parking of any vehicle upon any or all of the City streets.
No person, during such period of emergency, shall park, or cause to be parked,or permit to remain parked, or abandon or leave unattended, any vehicle of any kind or description upon such specified streets. However, vehicles may be parked for a period of not longer than three minutes for the loading or unloading of passengers, or thirty minutes for actual loading or unloading of property or goods, provided that no other ordinance restricting parking as to place or time is violated thereby.
(e) Any motor vehicle parked in violation of this section may be impounded or towed away by the police or under the authority of the Police Department, at the cost and expense of the owner of the vehicle, in addition to the penalty provided in Sections 40801 and 40802.
(Ord. 1971-98. Passed 10-6-71.)
Penalty - see Sections 40801, 40802 and 45216
A friendly reminder from the North Royalton Police Department