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May 23, 2019 Newsletter



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NEWS FROM THE SERVICE DEPARTMENT


Holiday Schedule

Memorial Day 2019: Monday May 27, 2019

Service will NOT occur on Monday May 27th.

Service will be delayed one day during the rest of the week (Monday will move to Tuesday, Tuesday will move to Wednesday; Wednesday will move to Thursday; Thursday will move to Friday; and Friday will move to Saturday).
Rumpke will return to its regular collection schedule the following week.

View Rumpke's holiday schedule to see a complete list of days that impact your service.

THE RECYCLE YARD WILL BE OPEN SATURDAY, MAY 25th FROM 8 AM - 3 PM.

Summer Party Season is Here!

Kicking off summer with a Memorial Day cookout?  Your pre-party planning should include a recycling strategy.  Plan ahead, get creative and you'll be a top-notch hostess.  You might just set a good example for the hosts of the next gathering, too.  Learn how to keep your party cleaner and greener when you recycle right.  See how.
RECYCLING TIP!
If you received flowers for Mother's Day the pots flowers come in do not belilng in your curbside recycling cart.  Plan ahead and consider how you can reuse plastic flower pots and flats this srping.  Learn more at www.cuyahogarecycles.org/flower_pots





NOW HIRING
SUMMER LABORERS

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ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT UPDATE


              MAY 21, 2019


Royalton Road Widening
(W. 130th  Street to York Road)
Work to install the curb on the southern portion of Phase 1 (Spruce Run Drive to east of Abbey Road) has been completed.  The stone subbase has been installed and is being fine graded to prepare for the installation of the asphalt roadway on the south side of Phase 1.  Work to complete sidewalks and driveway aprons will proceed after this is completed and in late June the traffic will be switched to the new south pavement in Phase 1 to allow for the work to be completed on the north side.

The City appreciates your continued patience with the construction on this major project.  We are working with the County and the contractor to help keep a safe travel environment during the project.  With that said, we have been given notice that the contractor has a standing order to restripe the centerline as often as it needs to be to keep the road safe.  Unfortunately, the weather has not always been cooperative.  Weather too cold, or too wet, does not allow the paint to dispense or adhere.  We are working on alternative solutions moving forward.
If you have any concerns, please contact the County at their local field office in North Royalton at (440)628-9229.

Columbia Gas Betterment Project (Albion to North Corporation Line)
Columbia Gas is in the process of installing a 12" diameter gas line along Ridge Road from north of Albion Road to north of Tilby Road.  This gas main will provide better pressures to portions south and west of this location for future and already expanded developments in the City.

Portions of this gas main are being installed along the southbound lane of Ridge Road, while the remainder will be installed within private easements on the west side of Ridge Road that were acquired by Columbia Gas.  While working in the roadway, there will be times of delays as traffic is stopped in one direction to allow traffic from the opposite direction to proceed.  Please use caution while traveling through this and any construction zone.

This project is anticipated to be completed in the Fall (October) 2019.  Please direct any and all concerns to the Engineering Department at (440)582-3001.
   


Summer is right around the corner.  Keep these tips in mind as you and your family enjoy summer vacations, camping, family reunions, picnics and the Fourth of July.

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!!!THANK YOU!!!

Thank you to everyone who attended our Safety Fair this past weekend.  It looked like a fun time was had by all.  We hope that you took home at least one valuable piece of information from the event.  We'll see you next year!

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Hydrant Flushing

Fire Department crews are out continuing to flush hydrants in Ward 2 and then will head into Ward 3.  We advise that residents check the water for a rusty color before drinking it, beginning food preparation or doing laundry.  If the water is discolored, run only the cold water for a few minutes until it is clear.  We use the City's telephone notification system to alert wards of pending hydrant flushing.  If you have not registered with the program and would like to be on the call list, please click on the link below and register:


A MESSAGE FROM THE
NORTH ROYALTON POLICE DEPARTMENT


    SHARING THE ROAD
  What does the law say?

Is it legal to ride a bicycle on the road or do they have to use "bike lanes"?
Bicycles are "vehicles," according to Ohio's Traffic Code.  As such, they may be lawfully ridden on most Ohio roads; the exceptions are freeways and some limited access roads.  Local governments sometimes create "bike lanes" for various reasons, but those lanes are not governed specifically by state law.  In fact, Ohio law states that cities may not force bike riders to use sidewalks or bike trails that are not part of the roadway.

Is it ok to ride on the sidewalk?
There is no state law that prohibits sidewalk riding.  Ohio law does prohibit cities from forcing cyclists to use sidewalks instead of roads, but otherwise, it is generally up to the municipalities to decide where cyclists can ride.  Many cities do not permit sidewalk cycling; some ban sidewalk riders over a certain age or ban sidewalk riding in "business districts."
City of North Royalton ordinance 474.09 RIDING ON SIDEWALKS.
(a) No person shall operate a bicycle upon a sidewalk where signs are erected prohibiting such operation.
(b) During lawful operation of a bicycle on any sidewalk or multi-purpose trail, operators shall give a clearly audible signal when overtaking any pedestrian or other slower moving device.

Do bicycle riders have to follow the same rules of the road as other vehicles?
Are there any special rules that apply just to cyclists?
Bicyclists have the same rights to the roadways and must obey the same traffic laws as the operators of other vehicles.  These laws include riding with the flow of traffic, using lights at night, yielding the right-of-way when entering a roadway, yielding to pedestrians in crosswalks, stopping for stop signs and red lights, and signaling turns.


They must operate bicycles as near to the right side of the roadway as practicable; however, a cyclist does not have to ride along the right side of the lane when it is unreasonable or unsafe to do so, (for example, when it is necessary to avoid fixed objects, parked cars, surface hazards or moving vehicles, etc.) or if the lane is "too narrow for the bicycle and an overtaking vehicle to travel safely side by side within the lane."
Bicyclists are permitted to ride side by side, but not more then two abreast in the same lane and they do not have to move out of the way for faster traffic.  In fact, riding double file on narrow roads is a common practice taught by bicycle safety organizations as a lawful, defensive bicycling technique.

   How about special equipment?
When on the roadway between sunset and sunrise, or when visibility is poor due to weather conditions, a white light on the front and a red reflector on the back of the bicycle is required.

Is there an age requirement for riding in the street?
While Ohio law does not have age requirements for riding bicycles on a roadway, cyclists of all ages must follow the "rules of the road."  Parents should make sure that their children know these rules and are capable of riding safely before allowing them to ride in the roadway.

 

Can I cross a double-yellow line to pass a cyclist in my car?

Yes. According to traffic law, you can pass a slower moving vehicle if:
  • The vehicle is traveling at less than the posted speed limit;
  • You can pass the slower vehicle without exceeding the posted speed limit;
  • Taking into account the speed of the slower vehicle, there is sufficient sight distance ahead to safely permit the passing maneuver.


A friendly reminder from the North Royalton Police Department



A message from the desk of Bruce Campbell,

 Safety Director

The North Royalton Building Dept. has begun its annual spring property maintenance inspections throughout the city.

Maintaining your property is not only important for you, but for the entire community at large. Properties found not in compliance with our building codes will be issued a letter informing them of their violation. Our goal is to maintain a strong housing stock throughout our community in an effort to increase property values for you and your neighbors. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.




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NEWS FROM THE OFFICE ON AGING-SENIOR CENTER


Feel like you need to take a quick trip?  Or do you just need to get away from yard work, house cleaning or other chores.  If so join us as we take a trip to Presque Isle Casino, Erie PA on Monday, June 10, 2019, $31.00 per ticket , with $20 Coin Bonus from Casino.  Check-In at 8:00 AM - Bus Departs at 8:30 AM SHARP we will return approximately 6:30 PM.  There will be NO Coffee Stops.  Tickets available  at the North Royalton Office on Aging, 13500 Ridge Road, North Royalton, OH 44133.  Call 440-582-6333 with questions.  Checks made payable to GreatDay Tours.

St. Paul's Community Meal will be served at St. Albert the Great on Sunday, May 19 from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.  Come and enjoy a sit down meal with your family and friends.  They will be serving pulled pork sandwiches, baked beans, cole slaw, and for dessert, cherry fluff.  All this yummy food at no cost!


Last chance to sign up for Mayor Stefanik's annual Senior Citizen Picnic that will be held on Wednesday, May 29 at 11:00 a.m.  You don't want to miss the Mayor cooking hamburgers and hot dogs accompanied by chips, beans, dessert and entertainment.  It's perfect picnic time to celebrate right after the holiday.  Call or stop by the center to make reservations.

Are you receiving numerous calls from unknown phone numbers?  The National Do Not Call Registry gives you a choice about whether to receive telemarketing calls.  You can register your home or mobile phone for free.  After you register other types of organizations may still call you, such as charities, political groups, debt collectors and surveys.  Call 1-888-382-1222 from the phone you want to register.  It takes about 31 days to take effect, but this will help alleviate some of those unwanted calls.

The Office on Aging offers activities for anyone over the age of 55.  You can find our calendar on the website www.northroyalton.org under Aging and Human Services.  We are open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and are located at 13500 Ridge Road in the Deaconess-Perry Senior Apartment building (South side entrance).  If you have any questions or comments, contact Judy McLaughlin or Debra Burrows at 440-582-6333.


DON'T FORGET........
IF YOU DIDN'T MAKE IT TO THE NORTH ROYALTON GARDEN  CLUB'S GARDEN FEST THIS PAST WEEKEND
you may still shop for our benefit at Maria Gardens between
Saturday, May 18 thru Sunday, May 26.
Just send your receipt (or a copy of it) to 
 NRGC Fundraiser Shopping, 7913 Albion Rd., North Royalton, Ohio 44133
or email it to pwetterau@sbcglobal.net



APPLY NOW for a grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture!

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture invites nonprofit organizations presenting arts and cultural programs in Cuyahoga County to apply for funding in 2020. CAC is pleased to offer the following grant opportunities:

  • 2020 Project Support I: Grants up to $25,000 for 501c3 nonprofit organizations presenting arts and cultural projects in Cuyahoga County in 2020. Project Support I is available to organizations that have previously received CAC funding. Learn more.

The first step in the application process, the Eligibility Check, must be completed by Thursday, May 30, 2019 by 4:30 p.m. All Project Support applicants and new applicants to the General Operating Support program must complete the Eligibility Check to be considered for funding.




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