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September 12, 2019 Newsletter



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In an effort to continue to provide our residents with free rubbish and recycling pick up, we must enforce our guidelines.  Unfortunately, widespread abuse of the rules and regulations are forcing us to take this action.  Please be advised anyone not following the rules for Saturday drop off will not be allowed access to the service center recycling yard.  Our goal is to keep rubbish and recycling pick-up a free service to the residents of North Royalton!
Click here for Trash Guidelines






  NORTH ROYALTON SHRED DAY
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21  9am til Noon
City Hall parking lot-14600 State Road
North Royalton residence only-non-business
Bring proof of residency






ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT
UPDATE



Royalton Road Widening 

(W. 130th Street to York Road)

Work continues to install the sidewalks and driveway aprons along the new northern portion of the widening between Spruce Run Drive and just east of Abbey Road.  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.  If you have any concerns, please contact the County at their local field office in North Royalton at (440) 628-9229.

UPDATE :  Phase 1 is open to traffic.  Small zones will be in place while landscaping work continues this week.  Work on Phase 2 will begin next week.

Royalton Road WM Replacement 

(State Road to Prince Charles Drive)

Fabrizi Trucking & Paving will be performing the work.  Please use caution in this area as the watermain will be replaced along the north side of Royalton Road.  It is anticipated that work will be completed by the beginning of September.  Please direct any and all concerns to the Engineering Department at (440) 582-3001.

UPDATE:  Work has been delayed by Cleveland Water to test and chlorinate the new watermain.  Work will resume ASAP once we receive word from Cleveland Water that the main has passed the necessary tests.

State Road WM Replacement
(Sprague Road to Castle Drive)

This project is underway, with the bypass waterline installed and active.  A project completion date of late September is anticipated.  Small construction zones will be in place and flaggers will be utilized to safely move traffic through this area.

UPDATE:  Mainline construction is underway.  The contractor is currently  south of Bunker Road replacing the watermain.  Traffic delays have been reported and these issues have been discussed with the contractor to correct.  Please report any long delays to the Engineering Department at (440)582-3001.

Royalton Road Resurfacing
(York Road to East Corporate Line)

Royalton Road will be resurfaced in 2 phases.  Phase 1 is from York Road to just east of Ridge Road, and Phase 2 is from the end of Phase 1 to the east corporation line.  Work is scheduled to be completed by the end of October.  Message boards will be active and warn motorists of the construction.

UPDATE:    Phase 1 is underway with the intermediate course of asphalt installed.  Catch basin, manhole and valve box adjustments in the pavement are underway.  New curbs are being installed on parts of the western portion of the project which will take a few weeks. 

Albion Road Resurfacing
(W. 130th Street to Ridge Road)

Crossroads Asphalt will be performing a mill and fill resurfacing along this roadway.  Thank you for your patience while the City improves our roadways and more information to follow as this project start gets closer.

UPDATE:  Work between York Road and Ridge Road is completed.  The portion between W. 130th Street and York Road will take place sometime after the Labor Day holiday.

State Road Sidewalk Improvements
(City Hall Drive north to Trumpeter)

This project is a sidewalk improvement project along the west side of State Road.  ODOT will be managing this improvement, which will enclose the storm ditches along the project limits with storm sewers and catch basins, and installation of a 5’ wide sidewalk. 

UPDATE:  This project began on Monday, September 9th, and will be completed by mid October.


So you’ve picked up a crib, a stroller and an industrial-sized package of diapers: your house must be ready for your baby on the way, right? As strange as it might sound, especially given how teensy-tiny your little one will be when he or she arrives, there’s still a lot of work to be done before your home is prepared (and safe) for a baby.

September is “Baby Safety Month.”  We have attached a step-by-step, room-by-room visual guide that makes babyproofing your home so easy that it’s almost, well, foolproof. And since it takes a village to raise (and protect) a child, we thought we would help with some suggestions to make your home more safe.  

A Visual Guide To Baby Proofing Your Home




A WORD FROM THE POLICE DEPARTMENT 
From the desk of Jon Karl, School Resource Officer
North Royalton Police Department    
CYBERBULLYING
There is a term being bantered about regarding harassment using social media and internet technology know as "cyberbullying".  It is a behavior we have experienced since not too long after use of the Internet and World Wide Web became commonplace.  In my experience, since being assigned to work with the schools in 2003, I have made some general observations about the behavior associated with students and young adults and the Internet.  A sense of anonymity belongs to the sender of harassing messages because they are on the safe side of the computer screen.  What people engaging in this conduct don't understand is they are not able to remain anonymous and can be held accountable for their conduct.

I have some recommendations for steps to resolve problems for persons receiving harassing communications:
  1. Monitor.  I cannot stress enough the need for parents to monitor their children's technology devices.  Today's children will never know a world without this level of technology.  Parents need to be aware of device capability, and the users conduct.
  2. Delete.  Sometimes simply ignoring the communication and deleting the offending messages will be all you need to do.
  3. Block.  Most service providers have a method for blocking unwanted communications from individual phone numbers or email accounts.
  4. Contact.  The service provider or device retailer should be able to provide you with first level steps to take to defeat unwanted or harassing communications.
  5. Report.  Schools have limited abilities to intervene in out-of-school behavior when it substantially disrupts the school environment.  Sometimes counselors or school officials can intervene in child conflicts.
  6. Police.  Some "cyberbullying" behaviors may constitute a violation of the state law regarding Telecommunications Harassment.  In part, the law prohibits any person from using a telecommunications device to send messages which are; harassing, annoying, unwanted, or threatening.


 There is a tremendous volume of internet/telecommunications activity.  Try to take steps to help you and your families first.  When possible capture images of what is appearing on the screen or phone in case a situation does rise to the level of a police investigation.
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children has conducted a lot of research in developing on-line assistance for persons experiencing problems on the internet.  They maintain a cyber tip resource for abuse or harassment at www.cybertipline.com.  They also maintain a community education resource at www.netsmartz.org.  Many government services websites also provide links to online resources.


Please
feel free to contact the police or school officials if a problem persists.

               


A friendly reminder from the North Royalton Police Department




FROM THE SERVICE DEPARTMENT

2019 SHRED DAY EVENT

The last Community Shred Event for the year will be on Saturday, September 21st, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. located at 14600 State Rd (City Hall/Memorial Park parking lot).

This event is open to all North Royalton, non-business, residents (please make sure you bring proper identification) at no cost. Funding for these events is provided through a grant from the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District.

Document destruction services will be provided by Gateway Products Recycling, Inc. All documents are shredded on site and the best part… there’s NO LIMIT to how much material you can bring!

Acceptable items include financial documents, bank statements, tax returns, credit card statements, expired credit cards, insurance forms and records, junk mail, family records and confident information. Staples and small paper clips are okay, but here’s a list of what you can’t bring: Newspapers, phone books, magazines, binders, books, pendaflex folders, food and candy wrappers, waxed paper, photographs, napkins and Styrofoam containers.

Protect your identity and our landfills by shredding!

If you are unable to attend our Shred Events or are a local business, and still want to dispose of your personal records, there are many options for paper shredding and document destruction in Cuyahoga County see a list of options.           

2019 Road Maintenance Program - UPDATE

Crossroads Asphalt Recycling will begin pavement planning and asphalt paving on Albion Rd between W 130th St to York Rd on Monday September 16th. Both lanes of traffic will be affected during this project and it should take about 1 month to complete.

Residents will still receive trash/recycle service on your regularly scheduled day during construction. However, in order to alleviate refuse traffic in this area during the construction process, refuse trucks will be there at 7 A.M. for collection. Please make note of this specific time and place any and all trash/recycling out before 7 A.M.

Motorists are encouraged to slow down, pay special attention, use extreme caution and patience when traveling through work zones throughout North Royalton.

Here are some safety tips for traveling in work zones:

  • Pay complete attention! The most common cause of work zone crashes are inattentive drivers!
  • Orange is your clue! Pay attention when you see orange signs, barrels, cones and barricades.
  • Obey all speed signs, speed may be reduced for your safety and the safety of the workers.
  • Remember, work zone traffic lanes are often narrow.
  • When possible, move over to give workers more room between them and your vehicle.
  • Expect delays, plan for them and leave early so you can drive safely to your destination.
Preparing for a Fall Clean-Up

Yes, we are headed into autumn in Northeast Ohio. Here’s some advice to help you get ready for the fall months:

  • Something to remember if you are beginning yard cleanup or tidying up your garden: Acceptable yard waste (curbside & drop-off) includes grass clippings, leaves, small trees and bushes. Grass clippings and leaves must be contained in paper or plastic bags. Brush and limbs must be cut into 4ft lengths, 18” in diameter & bundled weighing 60lbs or less. Smaller twigs and other debris you cannot bundle can be placed in bags. Residents may dispose of up to 20 bags and 15 bundles of yard waste per week. Landscaping projects, tree removal wood and stumps, major garden projects, construction material, dirt, etc. are not accepted. Consider these tips for getting rid of yard waste and debris.
  • Learn how to properly dispose of hazardous materials from your home. North Royalton offers year-round collection at the Recycle Yard, 11545 Royalton Rd Saturdays 8am – 3pm, for Household Hazardous Waste. Materials accepted: oil or solvent based paints, varnish, mineral spirits, household cleaners, adhesives, gasoline, sealers, polyurethane, herbicides, roof tar, lighter fluid, primers and coatings, shellac, pesticides, paint thinner and kerosene.
  • Watch the video on how to dispose of latex (water-base) paint. It's not hazardous.
  • Find a place to donate unwanted household goods, yard tools, working appliances or books.
  • Clean out old medications for proper disposal at an upcoming event. The Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District will host their last Pitch Those Pills collection events on Wednesday, October 2nd at the North Olmsted Discount Drug Mart: 24485 Lorain Road, North Olmsted, OH 44070. If you are unable to make the collection event, the North Royalton Police Department has 24/7 drop-off in the Police Station lobby.
  • Scrap those old propane, helium or oxygen tanks.

If you have any questions regarding trash and recycling programs please contact the Service Department at 440-582-3002.

 

What Do I Do With?... Car Seats
Unwanted car seats don't belong in your curbside recycling cart or bin. Target is hosting a Car Seat Trade-In Event from September 3rd-13th and the first-ever Walmart Car Seat Recycling Event will take place September 16th-30th. Walmart's program is being offered in coordination with Terracycle, a company that manages hard-to-recycle items. Learn more.

No More Wishcycling, Please
There's one very bad habit helping fuel the global recycling meltdown. It’s called “wishcycling,” and pretty much all of us do it. Read the article from Mother Jones magazine.

If you have any questions regarding our trash and recycling programs please contact the Service Department at 440-582-3002.

NEWS FROM THE OFFICE ON AGING-SENIOR CENTER

Regina Health Center will be at the center on Friday, September 13 at 10:00 a.m. to teach chair stretch and meditation. It’s a nice chance to take time to learn how meditation helps not only your mind but many other parts of your body. No reservations needed, just come and join in the relaxation.

Do you need assistance with Medicare and insurance questions? Appointments may be made with OSHIIP (Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program) counselor on Wednesday, September 17. Call the center to make an appointment.

Care Patrol will be sponsoring the free lunch and movie on Wednesday, September 18 at 11:30 a.m. We will be watching Green Book, a working-class Italian-American bouncer becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianist on a tour of venues through the 1960s American South.  Call the center to make reservations.

Discover your inner Picasso with us!  The City of North Royalton Office on Aging/ Human Services and Harbor Light Hospice are offering a Coffee and Canvas event at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, October 4th. The event is FREE, including all of the supplies to make a beautiful fall painting on canvas, coffee and donuts.  Just bring your inner artist and we will help you with your masterpiece!  Please RSVP to the center at 440-582-6333.

Take a quick trip with us to Mountaineer Casino in Chester, West Virginia. Wednesday, October 16, 2019. $36.00 per ticket, with $25 Coin Bonus from Casino.  Check-In at 7:30 a.m. - Bus Departs at 8:00 a.m. sharp. We will return approximately 5:15 p.m. We will stop for coffee enroute only. 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.

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.




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