The month of May is winding down and the anticipation of summer is here. Traffic delays, detours and orange barrels will be here soon enough. It is also time for our Building Department to begin their annual spring property maintenance inspections throughout the city. Maintaining your property is not only important to you but also for the entire community. Properties found with violations of our building codes are issued a letter informing them of those violations. The purpose of these inspections is to maintain a strong housing stock throughout our city in an effort to increase property values for you and your neighbors.

This is Memorial Day weekend and besides enjoying a cookout with family and friends, it is also a time to remember the men and women who have died serving our country. Each year on Memorial Day, the community pays tribute to these individuals with a ceremony at the Veterans Memorial at the North Royalton Cemetery. The ceremony starts at 9 a.m. on May 27. Commander Tim Zvoncheck of the Strongsville VFW Post 3345 will lead the program. The Strongsville VFW and North Royalton Police Honor Guards will conduct a 21-gun salute followed by Taps and a bagpipe rendition of Amazing Grace. The morning continues at the Cpl. Jeffery Boskovitch Fallen Hero’s Memorial at the City Green where flowers are placed at the foot of the memorial in honor of our local soldier who was killed in Iraq. Volunteers will be placing flags on veterans’ graves at both the main cemetery and the early settlers Pritchard Cemetery on Edgerton Road.

The newly organized North Royalton Produce Market is a cooperative effort of the Greater Cleveland Food Bank and is partnering with St. Albert the Great Church, Royal Redeemer Lutheran Church and the City North Royalton, as well as volunteers from other local churches. The market is specifically geared towards serving our senior citizen population within our community, however anyone who meets the income guidelines determined by the federal government poverty guidelines may also qualify for fresh produce from the market. The market includes at least four different varieties of seasonal fruits and vegetables as well as other items as available. The market is located at the York Road Recreation Field Pavilion and will have their next distribution June 11.

Please have a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me by phone at 440-554-6095 or email at