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DUE TO THE EXTREME HEAT PREDICTED FOR TOMORROW, 
THE GEORGE MODOCK, JR. FISHING DERBY

HAS BEEN POSTPONED AND WILL NOW TAKE PLACE ON 

FRIDAY, JULY 26TH AT 10 AM




DUE TO THE ANTICIPATED EXTREME HEAT WATCH THIS WEEKEND, THE NORTH ROYALTON YMCA WILL BE OPENING ITS FACILITY AS A COOLING LOCATION FOR RELIEF FROM THE HEAT. THE YMCA WILL BE OPEN FRIDAY UNTIL 10 PM, SATURDAY UNTIL 5 PM AND SUNDAY UNTIL 4 PM. PLEASE BRING YOUR DRIVERS LICENSE OR STATE IDENTIFICATION FOR SECURITY PURPOSES ONLY. 



ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT UPDATE


Royalton Road Widening
(W. 130th Street to York Road)


UPDATE: Traffic will be shifted to the new pavement on July 1st before the end of the day to allow for the removal of the old roadway and construction of the new roadway on the north side between Spruce Run Drive and just east of Abbey Road. As of July 1st, the intersection at Abbey Road will be closed for 30-40 days to allow for the reconstruction of this intersection. Message boards and detour routes will be posted. 

Work continues to install the sidewalks and driveway aprons along the new southern 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.

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.

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.  The contractor intends to utilize a temporary traffic signal at both ends of the construction zone to safely move traffic through this area.  It is anticipated that work will be completed by the end of August.  Please direct any and all concerns to the Engineering Department at (440)582-3001.

UPDATE:             
This project has begun with the installation of the temporary bypass waterline being installed along this corridor.  Mainline construction will begin soon.

State Road WM Replacement (Sprague Road to Castle Drive)
This project is underway, with the bypass waterline installed and active.  Actual begam the week of June 24th with a project completion date of late September.  Small construction zones will be in place and flaggers will be utilized to safely move traffic through this area.

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.  The project is a mill and fill pavement replacement, with catch basin adjustments and curb replacements along the project limits.  Work is scheduled to be completed by the end of October.  Message boards will be active and warn motorists of the construction.

UPDATE: The project began on July 8th to avoid the 4th of July Holiday.  Phase 1 will be from York Road to just east of Ridge Road and should be completed by the end of July/early August.

Akins Road Resurfacing (Ridge Road to State Road)
UPDATE: Crossroads Asphalt has completed this project.


Albion Road Resurfacing (York Road to Ridge Road)
Crossroads Asphalt will be performing a mill and fill resurfacing along this roadway.  This project is scheduled to take place in mid-July 2019, with a 14 day schedule (weather dependent).  Thank you for your patience while the City improves our roadways and more information to follow as this project start gets closer.

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.  This project is scheduled to begin at the end of July (week of July 29th) and reach completion by mid October 2019.




A WORD FROM THE NORTH ROYALTON POLICE DEPARTMENT

  



2019 Road Maintenance Program - UPDATE

Crossroads Asphalt Recycling has begun resurfacing Albion Road (between York and Ridge Rd). Both lanes of traffic will be affected during this project and it should completed by Friday, July 19.

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.



How To Recycle in Cuyahoga County: Back to the Basics

Recycling contamination is an issue across the nation and world, but is also a major problem here in Cuyahoga County. Recently, many media outlets have reported on how we’re being affected by China’s new environmental policies and the best ways to recycle properly.  Recycling contamination happens when well-intended recyclers mistakenly put the wrong items into their recycling. It can wreak havoc on the recycling process from Cuyahoga County to throughout the world.

Here in Cuyahoga County, the best way to avoid recycling contamination in your curbside recycling is to only recycle these five core items in your curbside recycling container.  Do not bag them.  No other items should be placed in your recycling.  And when it doubt, throw it out.

Place these items loose – not bagged – in your recycling bin or cart. All items should be clean, empty and dry. Plastic bottles and jugs includes items with an opening or neck that is narrower than the body. 

Why did the recycling rules change?

The rules for recycling have not changed that much, instead, the rules have been clarified. Now that there is more education on the proper way to recycle, residents who were doing it wrong think that recycling has been restricted. But the only material that has been impacted is plastic. There are fewer end markets for mixed plastic and the price has plummeted. Now bottles and jugs are the only plastics that recyclers want. Recycling rules change over time due the availability of end markets. Economics of recycling are rarely discussed but are at the center of the issue of recyclability.

Why can’t I recycle more things in my curbside recycling?

There are limits to recycling. The sortation technology at the recycling plants is not designed to recycle everything and neither are the global recycling markets. The five core items listed above comprise the core materials that facilities can sort and market at this time.

Are recycling rules different from community to community?

No, while recycling collection methods can vary from community to community, the types of things that can and cannot be recycled are the same across Cuyahoga County and northeast Ohio. Recycling information posted on community websites and even waste hauler websites is not always the most up to date information. Please refer to CuyahogaRecycles.org for the most up to date information.

Learn more about recycling best practices at www.cuyahogarecycles.org/how_to_recycle


                   

Mark your calendars
 North Royalton fireworks will be at the conclusion of our Community Festival, on Sunday, August 25th.
  





A WORD FROM THE NORTH ROYALTON FIRE DEPARTMENT

Safety Tips from your Fire Department

Protect Yourself From the Dangers of Extreme Heat 

The effects of rising temperatures and extreme heat result in numerous illnesses and deaths each year.

For many people, warm weather is a time for fun-filled outdoor activities. However, hot weather and outdoor activities don’t always mix well, especially during periods of extreme heat— times when temperatures are substantially hotter and/or more humid than average, 

Extreme heat can cause people to suffer from heat-related illness, and even death. People suffer heat related illness when their bodies are unable to properly cool themselves.  Older adults, young children and people with chronic medical conditions are at high risk for heat-related illness and death.

Warmer temperatures can mean higher ozone levels.  Pay attention to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s air quality index when planning outdoor summer activities, especially if you have asthma or another lung disease.

When temperatures are extremely high, take steps to protect yourself and your loved ones:

  • Stay cool, stay hydrated, and stay informed.
  • If you do not have air conditioning, visit a shopping mall or public library for a few hours. 
  • Drink plenty of fluids (nonalcoholic), regardless of your activity level.
  • Wear lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothing.
  • NEVER leave anyone in a closed, parked vehicle, including pets.
  • Visit older adults or others at risk at least twice a day and closely watch them for signs of heat exhaustion or heat stroke.

Stay safe and have fun!!






In December, we had a very successful food drive organized between University Hospitals, Parma Medical Center and surrounding city Fire Departments. Our goal was to schedule a "Christmas in July" Food Drive, however we have been unable to secure a date at this time. Therefore beginning July 1st, North Royalton Fire Department would like to challenge our residents to drop off "unexpired" food donations during the month of July to our main station located at 70000 Royalton Road. All food donated will be distributed among families in our community through the Food Pantry at Royal Redeemer.

The reason for this challenge is due to the inventory being low during the summer months at the Food Pantry. 

So, North Royalton residents, LET'S DO THIS!!

The Food Drive begins July 1st and goes all month!! 



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NEWS FROM THE OFFICE ON AGING-SENIOR CENTER

Are you in need of a podiatrist or just forget to schedule your appointment, well no worries because once a month Dr. Zaccardelli will be at the center Friday, July 19 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. 

On Friday, July 19 at 10:30 a.m. Michelle from The Oaks of Brecksville will be calling bingo. Come and join in the fun, who knows you might get lucky and win a game.  If you are watching your grandchild bring them to play with you, it’s a great way to have fun with your grandchildren.


Get dressed in your Christmas apparel and come to the Senior Center to enjoy a celebration. A Christmas in July Luncheon will be held on Friday, July 26 at 11:30 am. For $8.00 you will receive a delicious lunch of honey roasted chicken, roasted red potatoes, buttered corn, roll and desert. There will be music, raffle prizes and time to enjoy mingling with others. Reservations and payment is required by Friday, July 19. 


Top 10 Scams to watch for based on scams reported to Cuyahoga Consumer Affairs in 2018.

  • Arrest/Court Scams
  • IRS Scams
  • Computer Tech Scam
  • Sweepstakes/Lottery Scams
  • Grandparent Scams
  • Robocalls
  • Social Security or Medicare Scams
  • Credit or Account Scams
  • Charity call Scams
  • Debt Collection Scams

Report scams to the Cuyahoga County Scam Squad at 216-443-4226

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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