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January 11, 2019 Newsletter



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Welcome 2019!  With each New Year we get a fresh, clean page to start over.  What is your resolution for the new year? If you made a resolution to recycle better and recycle right, here’s a few good tips to help you get started.

  • Create less waste. REDUCE the amount of items you buy or use. Skip the straw. Store some clean containers in your car to use for leftovers at your favorite restaurant. Ask yourself if you really need an item or what will happen to it when you are finished with it.
  • Stock up on items that you can REUSE over and over again. Buy glass bowls or containers for packing lunches. Use a refillable mug at a quick beverage store.

RECYCLE only the correct items in curbside recycling, including cans, cartons, glass bottles and jars, paper and boxes plus plastic bottles and jugs. Putting the wrong items in your curbside mix (wish-cycling) can cause high contamination rates at the recycling plant and turns into more items going to the landfill. 


 

ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT UPDATE



January 8, 2019



Royalton Road Widening - Construction Update
Work continues on this project.  All traffic has been shifted to the north side of the road to allow construction of the underground utilities on the south side to occur.

Work is occurring at the east end of the project between Spruce Run Drive and the City Service Center.  Work will continue all winter to prepare for earthwork and pavement in the late Spring/early Summer 2019 for this section.

The Cuyahoga County Public Works Department is responsible for construction of this project.  Any questions should be directed to their field office in North Royalton at (440) 628-9229. 

2018 Pavement Rehabilitation Program – Construction Update

Base roadway repairs have been made on Akins Road, Delsy Drive, Lynn Drive, Gabriella Drive and Glenwillow Drive.  The chip seal and fog seal will be applied to these roadways in the Spring of 2019.

Meadowview Subdivision (Abbey Road) – Construction Update

A new 37 lot subdivision has been approved by the City of North Royalton on Abbey Road just south of Pinebrook Estates.  Final construction is being performed and the developer is requesting City approval for February 2019.  The development will soon, thereafter, be open to building a new home.

Royalton Road WM Replacement – Phase 2 - Update

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 (2019).  The first phase of watermain replacement on Royalton Road occurred 2 years ago between Prince Charles Drive and the East Corporation Line. 


Winter Pet Safety Tips
Hey, there's snow outside! Snow and winter weather brings its own set of challenges and fun for both us and our pets.  Here are some tips to keep our furry friends safe in cold weather:
1. Stay inside.  Just because cats and dogs have fur coats does not mean that they will enjoy being outdoors in freezing, wet or snowy weather.  Animals can and do get frostbite and hypothermia.  If it is too cold for you to stay outdoors, even with your jacket on, it is too cold for your furry friends too.

2. Check the hood.  In cold weather, cats like the warmth of car engines and can be badly injured when you start your car.  We see these injuries every year.  Please remember to thump the hood or honk your horn before starting your car in cold weather.

3. Check the Paws.  In snowy and cold wet weather, roads and walkways are frequently treated with ice melting products that can be toxic or caustic to sensitive skin.  And that extra fur on their feet can make it easy to develop ice balls between their toes.  Cold weather damage can also cause cracked paw pads and bleeding.  Don't forget to check their bellies for the same problems too.

4. Dress them up.  Sweaters and coats, along with little booties are available for our furry friends with shorter coats too.  Be sure to have plenty on hand so you can switch them out 
for a dry one though.

5. Plenty of food and water.  When our pets are more active in cold weather, they may need a bit more food.  And don't forget that outdoor water sources may freeze up!

6. Beware of Antifreeze.  Just a few drops of ethylene glycol antifreeze can be deadly.  Consider using products that contain propylene glycol instead; and keep your pet away from curbs where cars park, as there may be some spilled antifreeze there for them to lick or walk through (& later lick from their paws).

7. Remember the Leach, Collar, and Chip.  Dogs and cats can be disoriented and lose their scent.  More dogs are lost in winter than in any other season;  so be sure your pet has an ID collar &/or Microchip so he/she can find its way back if lost!

8. Good Shelter.  While we do not recommend keeping any dogs and cats outside for lone periods of time; if it is necessary for your pet to be outside in cold weather be sure to provide warm and solid shelter.  They will need protection not just from the cold; but also from the wind and wet, so any shelter should have a floor with thick bedding and solid/insulated walls and roof.  Bedding should be changed out regularly to keep it warm and dry.

9. Be prepared.  Cold weather can make it difficult to get out to the stores, so be sure to stock up with plenty of food and water (and any medications) for both your 2-legged and 4-legged family members.  Be prepared for power outages.  Install carbon monoxide monitors to protect your entire family.

REMEMBER THERE ARE LAWS IN ALL 50 STATES THAT PROHIBIT NEGLECT, ABUSE AND CRUELTY TO ANIMALS.

A REMINDER FROM NORTH ROYALTON POLICE AND ANIMAL CONTROL.






A Message from your Fire Department



Happy New Year!

We would like to take this opportunity to say thank to everyone who supported our 1st Stuff the Squad event.  We appreciate your generosity, whether you dropped off food donations, a toy or both.  The food donations were sent to our local food bank and the toys were sent to the Toys for Tots program through the Marine Corps.  Many people benefited from your generosity.   We also would like to send a big Thank You to Discount Drug Mart for allowing us to use their location for the project.    Look for more information on our next event coming up this summer.  



NEWS FROM THE OFFICE ON AGING

There is no better way to ring in 2019 than by participating in our Low Impact Exercise group. The Low Impact exercise class is performed while sitting in a chair. Everyone is welcome and even if you have never participated, just come watch on Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. to see if it is something you are interested in. 

Wednesday, January 16 at 11:30 a.m. Pleasantview will be sponsoring free lunch and movie. We will be showing Heaven is for Real. Heaven is for Real recounts the true story of a small town father who must find the courage and conviction to share his son’s extraordinary, life-changing experience with the world. If you would like to come to the center to enjoy lunch and the movie, call the center 440-582-6333 to make a reservation. 

Monday, January 14 at 10:00 a.m. join Julie Wise from University Hospital Parma Medical Center as she discusses Root Vegetables.  After Julie’s presentation, stay and play cards, work on the puzzle or just visit with others. We will be celebrating the month of January Birthday’s at noon which is sponsored by Home Health Care by Callos.

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free tax preparation to anyone of any age-especially if you are 50 or older or can’t afford paid tax preparation. Every Wednesday, beginning February 6 through April 10, 2019 from 9:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. at the North Royalton Public Library (5071 Wallings Road) returns are electronically filed with the assistance of a tax counselor.  We will begin taking appointments in person at the North Royalton Senior Center or by calling the center 440-582-6333.

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 question or comments, contact Judy McLaughlin or Debra Burrows at 440-582-6333.


NEWS FROM THE SERVICE DEPARTMENT

If you have broken, burned-out holiday lights DO NOT put them in your curbside recycling.  Recycle at a drop off near you. Learn more. www.cuyahogarecycles.org/holiday_lights


What Do I Do With?... Shredded Paper


Shredded paper should not be placed in your curbside recycling. The pieces are too small to be sorted properly at the recycling facility and will end up in the trash. Instead, ensure they are recycled by placing them in paper bags and recycling at a Paper Retriever or River Valley drop off bin. Learn more.

Super Bowl Party? Join the Winning Team By Recycling

The big game is coming! The NFL playoffs quickly lead us to the biggest U.S. sporting event of the year. The Super Bowl (and the parties that accompany it) generate a lot of trash. Be prepared to tackle waste and recycling during football's main event on Sunday, February 3. Learn how to reduce, reuse and recycle at your next big party or event.


#FunFactFriday....Did you know that Rumpke will gladly recycle your pizza box free of grease?  If the bottom of the box is greasy, consider ripping off the top to be recycled.




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