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November 14, 2019 Newsletter


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"Ohio Department of Transportation Route 82 paving project between York Road and the Broadview Heights line."

Please be advised that paving will take place approximately November 16 through November 20.  A contingency plan has been put into place so that if the weather doesn't cooperate a surface course of pavement will be installed before Thanksgiving.  We thank you for your patience as our construction season winds down.



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 2 is being worked on to widen the north side from the City Service Center to just east of the new retaining wall. Traffic has been moved to the newly widened south side in this area. Surface course of asphalt will be installed in this new area by Thanksgiving.

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.  Please direct any and all concerns to the Engineering Department at (440) 582-3001.

UPDATE: Final restoration work to be completed when Royalton Road resurfacing is completed.

State Road WM Replacement
(Sprague Road to Castle Drive)

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

UPDATE: Water service connections are being established and restoration work is underway.

Royalton Road Resurfacing                                                                                 (York Road to East Corporate Line)

Royalton Road will be resurface 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.  Message boards will be active and warn motorists of the construction.

UPDATE: We are working with the contractor and ODOT to get the final surface course paved this year.  There are weather limitations on the placement of the asphalt and we are working to get this resolved.  The roadway will be resurfaced this year before Thanksgiving.

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




(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

Click here for info on the upcoming
Census count in April.


Holiday Schedule

Thanksgiving Day 2019

Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019

Service will NOT occur on Thursday, November 28.

Service will be delayed one day during the rest of the week (Thursday will move to Friday; and Friday will move to Saturday).

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


America Recycles Day is November 15

America Recycles Day is a nationally-recognized day that celebrates and promotes recycling in the United States. On November 15, people are encouraged to spread the word about the benefits of recycling and to practice proper recycling habits. Here are a few good practices for commemorating the day.

  1. Recycle right. No matter where you live in Cuyahoga County, include cans, cartons, glass, paper and cardboard boxes along with plastic bottles and jugs in your curbside recycling. 
  2. Take the #BeRecycled pledge at It’s easy - more than 79,000 people have said what they’ll recycle and how they’ll do it.
  3. Use the hashtags #BeRecycled or #CuyahogaRecycles on social media to spread the word about America Recycles Day and how others can take the pledge.
  4. Organize a local America Recycles Day (ARD) event. Use the online ARD toolkit to promote it. 

Follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for regular updates on best practices at reducing, reusing and recycling!

Paper Recycling Tip

Boxes must be empty, clean and dry to be recycled. Remove all the packing material from inside the box, then flatten to conserve space. This ensures the boxes are sorted properly at the recycling facility. Also, keep boxes, paper and cardboard out of the rain and wet weather. Learn more.


Are you in need of a podiatrist or just forget to schedule your appointment, well no worries because Dr. Zaccardelli will be at the center Friday, November 15 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. to provide basic services. If you are having a hard time bending over to trim your toe nails, Dr. Zaccardelli will do that for you.  Bring your insurance information and he will do all the paper work for you.  You will not need an appointment, it is first-come-first- serve.  Watch the calendar for the next time Dr. Zaccardelli will be at the center.

In honor of Veterans Day, the movie we will be showing Wednesday, November 20 at 11:30 a.m. is Sunrise in Heaven. A true love story that spans a lifetime but eventually results in a painful loss of love. Jan is the daughter of an overly protective militant father, but that doesn’t stop her from falling in love with Steve, a young GI in the Air Force.  Don’t forget to call the center to register. 

You don’t have to plan, cook or serve this Thanksgiving lunch.  All you have to do is make a reservation, pay your $3.00 and come to the center to eat at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, November 22. It won’t be Thanksgiving dinner, but it will be a Turkey Sandwich, chips, coleslaw and cupcakes provided by Parkside Villa.  Reservations begin Tuesday, November 5. 

The Office on Aging will be closed to observe the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29.  We will reopen on Monday, December 2 at 8:00 a.m

The Office on Aging offers activities for anyone over the age of 55. You can find our calendar on the website, 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.

Click here for Bear Time with the Superintendent



North Royalton Community Band Free Concert

Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 6 p.m.

Royal Redeemer Lutheran Church

11680 Royalton Road in the Christian Activity Center