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March 14, 2019 Newsletter

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MARCH 13, 2019

Royalton Road Widening (W. 130th  Street to York Road)
Work continues on the storm sewer and watermain along the project corridor, mainly between Spruce Run and Abbey Road.  This work should be mostly completed by the end of the month of March, and then the same type of work will continue east of Abbey Road heading east.  Tap-ins for the watermain will be occurring over this same time period.  Earthwork has already begun with the removal of pavement on the south side of the roadway to construct the proposed cross section for the new roadway.  There will be significant cuts and fills occurring.  This is all in preparation to begin paving the eastern portion of the  roadway this year.

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.



Spring Severe Weather Awareness Week
March 17 – 23, 2019

Emergency Preparedness Kit for the Home

Be prepared for severe weather or any other emergency by putting together an emergency preparedness kit.  Design your kit to give you instant access to supplies that your household may need or supplies that may be hard to obtain if an emergency or disaster does occur.  some basic supplies include:

Clothing and Bedding

ü  At least one complete change of clothing and footwear per person

ü  Sturdy shoes or work boots

ü  Rain gear

ü  Blankets or sleeping bags

ü  Hats and gloves

ü  Thermal underwear

Tools and Supplies

ü  Fully stocked first aid kit

ü  Flashlights with extra batteries

ü  Battery operated radio / weather radio / television

ü  Paper cups, plates and plastic utensils

ü  Camping equipment (e.g. camp stoves, lanterns, fire starter sticks)

ü  Cash, extra credit cards and/or traveler’s checks

ü  Extra set of house and vehicle keys

ü  Manual can opener and utility knife

ü  Basic tools (e.g. pliers, screwdrivers, hammer)

ü  Shut-off wrench (to turn off household gas and water)

ü  Manufacturer’s instructions for opening power-operated garage doors

ü  Duct / Electrical tape

ü  Plastic sheeting

ü  Plastic storage containers

ü  Foam, plastic or insulated coolers for food storage

ü  Cell phone, extra battery and charger

ü  Fire extinguisher


ü  Toilet paper and towelettes

ü  Soap and liquid detergent

ü  Feminine supplies

ü  Hand sanitizer

ü  Plastic garbage bags and ties

ü  Plastic bucket

ü  Disinfectant

ü  Household chlorine bleach

Food and Drink

ü  Three day water supply (one gallon of water per person per day)

ü  Ready-to-eat canned meats, soups, fruits and vegetables

ü  High energy foods (e.g. peanut butter, trail mix, protein bars)

ü  Canned, bottled or boxed juices

ü  Comfort foods (cookies, hard candy, cereals, instant coffee, tea bags)

Special Items

ü  Medications (prescription and over-the-counter)

ü  Spare eyeglasses and/or contact lenses

ü Copies of important family documents (stored in waterproof, portable      container)

ü  Board games, books and playing cards

ü  Family or workplace disaster plan

Rethink your supply kit at least once a year. 

Replace batteries, food and water every six months.

A friendly reminder from the North Royalton Police Department

News from your Fire Department 

The North Royalton Fire Department conducted their “Ice Rescue Proficiency” Training this week at Memorial Park.  The ice was perfect for us to conduct the training where all members rotate as rescuers and victims.  The month before this proficiency, members are tested on the “Ropes, Knots and Systems” Proficiency to establish the high skill levels needed for this type of event.  The window of opportunity for a successful ice/cold water rescue is fairly small leaving rescuers no time for error.  Proficiency is key in these High Risk/Low Frequency events.  We will continue to keep our skill level high to provide the best emergency services possible for our residents.


Join us on March 20 at 11:30 a.m. along with Westwood Place for a free lunch and movie.  We will be showing Boynton Beach Club-a romantic comedy about our amazing capacity to rebound and fall in love at any age.  Call the center 440-582-6333 or stop in to make reservations.

This is your last chance to attend the Diabetes Workshop which will be Tuesday, March 19 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  It's time to find out how t  help you manage your diabetes.

Are you having foot problems?  Have you ever wondered why your feet hurt?  Or do you just want to make sure that you are doing everything correctly to keep your feet in good condition?  Friday, March 29 from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. is your time to come to the center and receive your free foot screening with Podiatrist Dr. William Zaccardelli.  It's first-come-first-serve screening.  Dr. Zaccardelli will be at the center once a month so if you aren't able to come March 29, Dr. Zaccardelli will be back at the center on Friday, April 19 from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. to provide basic foot services. 

North Royalton Produce Market is a cooperative effort of the Greater Cleveland Foodbank and partner agency St. Albert the Great and Royal Redeemer Lutheran Church.  The Market is specifically geared towards serving the senior citizen population within our community; however, anyone who meets the income guidelines determined by the Federal Government Poverty guidelines may receive fresh produce from the market.  The market will include at least four different varieties of seasonal fruits and vegetables, and other items if available.  The market is located at York Road Recreation Field Pavilion, 14631 York Road (the field pavilion is just south of Rt. 82 on the east side of York Road) from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. April 9, May 14, June 11, July 9, August 13 and September 10.  We are taking applications at the center, however if you are not able to come to the center to fill out the application, you will be able to complete the application at the produce market on your first visit. 

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


Recycling Right Doesn’t Happen By Luck

Crossing your fingers and making a wish won’t help an item get recycled right. Today, the average recycling contamination rate is around 25%. That means roughly 1 in 4 items placed in recycling containers are actually not recyclable through curbside pickup. We all have a role to play in making recycling sustainable for years to come and it boils down to recycling the right items the right way. This can be done by following these few simple rules:

  1. Recycle ONLY these five core items: cans, cartons, glass bottles and jars, paper and boxes plus plastic bottles and jugs.
  2. Make sure your recycling is empty, clean and dry.
  3. Keep plastic bags out of your recycling. Keep recyclables loose – no plastic bags!

Basically, it’s time to get back to the basics and apply the same discipline we did years ago to the modern recycling programs today.

Reduce the amount of Single-Use items in your everyday life

Have you ever thought about reducing the use of single-use products such as sandwich bags, aluminum foil and paper towels? It takes commitment and willingness to change, but it’s worth the effort. Americans toss about 185 pounds of plastic, per person, as well as about 13 billion pounds of paper towels as a nation each year. Aluminum foil appears like a better alternative, but it can take a hundred years or more to break down.

Some actions that you can take to start reducing your reliance on single-use products include:

  • Skip the use of straws with your beverage or buy a reusable straw.
  • Bring your own shopping bags with you. Leave them on the front seat of your car so you remember to bring them into the store.
  • Invest in your own reusable water bottle and coffee mug. Some coffee shops may even give you a discount for bringing your own bottle or mug!
  • Pack lunches in reusable containers instead of plastic baggies. If you’d rather order take-out, keep a set of silverware at work or in your car instead of using plastic utensils.
  • Swap paper towels for reusable rags.

The best way to get started is pick one small attainable goal for yourself and your family and stick to it until it becomes a habit.

Click here for Bear Time with the Superintendent

82nd Street Theatre presents Mary Poppins Jr. on Thursday, March 14 at 7 pm, Friday, March 15 at 7 pm, and Saturday, March 16 at 12 pm and 7 pm. 
 Tickets go on sale Sunday February 17 and are $10 each.  For ticket purchases call Abundant Life Community Church at 440-877-1202.  Advance ticket purchase is recommended since shows typically sell out. 
 Join us as we celebrate our 40th show!