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Message from Mayor Becky Stinchcomb

Message from Mayor Becky Stinchcomb

Gahanna Mayor Becky Stinchcomb was featured as a guest columnist in ThisWeek Community News.  She recently announced that she won't seek re-election next year.  Mayor  Stinchcomb has served as the city's mayor for more than 12 years, following 10 years of serving on Gahanna City Council. Her current term will end Jan. 2, 2016.

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Lane Closure: N Hamilton Rd @ Silver Ln

Lane Closure: N Hamilton Rd @ Silver Ln

The Service Department has approved multiple lane closures on N Hamilton Rd @ Silver Ln for median and utility work.  The first closure will be from July 28th through August 1st.  One northbound and one southbound lane will be closed and remain closed for the duration of the week.  The second closure will be from August 4th through August 7th.  One southbound lane will be closed and remain closed each day from 9am-3pm.  Click here to view a map detailing the lane closures.

Property Tax Break Available for Damaged Homes

Property Tax Break Available for Damaged Homes

Following Monday night’s severe storm that knocked out power to thousands of people in central Ohio, Franklin County Auditor Clarence Mingo has reminded residents that a property value break of up to 50 percent may be available to owners of damaged properties which will create a tax break.

Shops at Rocky Fork

Shops at Rocky Fork

The Shops at Rocky Fork Development is a transformative project located at the intersection of Rocky Fork South and Hamilton Road. The private sector, led by Wagenbrenner Company and Courtfield Properties, acquired 12 residential properties and will construct three neighborhood based retail facilities on the site.

Grow Zone Usage Expanded to Fleet Run Reserve

Grow Zone Usage Expanded to Fleet Run Reserve

The City of Gahanna parks and open spaces are going back to nature with the implementation of Grow Zones through the citys parks and open space system. The latest Gahanna Grow Zone is being introduced to Fleet Run Reserve. The Fleet Run Grow Zone program began in the fall of 2013 and then restarted as the grass growing season began in 2014.  Over time, the area will revert to a wooded state and provide numerous environmental benefits as well as a cost savings of more than $2,000 per year. 

Uni-Directional Hydrant Flushing Complete

Uni-Directional Hydrant Flushing Complete

Gahanna is continuing another year of uni-directional waterline flushing.  This is a systematic and controlled procedure that cleans the pipes of the water distribution system.  Removal of sediment and stale water maintain the quality and efficiency of the waterlines.  Uni-directional flushing is a preventative maintenance technique endorsed and encouraged by the Ohio EPA.

(Update, 7-24-14): Uni-directional flushing for 2014 has been completed.  A total of 129,800 ft of waterline was cleaned.

Soft Scale Causing Ornamental Tree Die Back

Soft Scale Causing Ornamental Tree Die Back

Homeowners with crabapple or pear trees may want to take a closer look at tree branches with the rise of soft scale insects causing die back on these and other ornamental trees throughout the city.

Gahanna Football League Open for Registration

Gahanna Football League Open for Registration

The Gahanna Football League registration is now open for the fall 2014 youth football season. 

The Gahanna Football League is a NEW non-profit organization, USA Football affiliated league, operated through a partnership of citizen volunteers, the Gahanna Jefferson Schools, Gahanna Parks & Recreation and Jump Start Sports. GFL is committed to providing a safe and fun football experience to kids in grades K-6 who live within the Gahanna Jefferson School District. 

Consumer Confidence Report

Consumer Confidence Report

The Consumer Confidence Report for 2013 has been released.


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