Departments

Department of PUblic
Service and Engineering

200 S Hamilton Rd | Gahanna, OH 43230 | 614-342-4005 P | 614-342-4100 F
Hours of Operation: 8:00am - 5:00pm M-F
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The Director's office is responsible for budgeting, personnel, purchasing, interception of citizen complaints for the department, and management of right of way and utility aggregation programs. In addition it is responsible for the maintenance of municipal buildings. The office produces new ordinances as needed to address situations that arise from City growth in addition to routine service contracts, equipment leases, etc.

The Director of Public Service and Engineering is appointed by the Mayor and is directly involved in the day-to-day administration, planning, implementation, and enforcement operations for all departments under his/her supervision. By Charter, the Director of Public Service and Engineering has the responsibility of maintaining all public lands and buildings. He/She is also the purchasing agent for the City.

In addition the Department also handles such responsibilities as: recycling; street light & signal installation & maintenance; dead animal pickup; water & sewer line maintenance; and, refuse pickup.

Public Service and Engineering Department News

Lane Closures:  Taylor Rd (between Helmbright Dr & Rice Ave)
5/23/2017

Lane Closures: Taylor Rd (between Helmbright Dr & Rice Ave)

Roslovic a contractor for Bell Equipment will be performing utility line maintenance  on Taylor Rd from Helmbright Dr to Rice Ave.  The work is scheduled 5/24/17 through 5/25/17 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm and will require lane shifts and flagging operations.  Two-way one-lane traffic will be maintained at all times.  Please contact the Service Department at 614-342-4005 with any questions.

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Unidirectional Hydrant Flushing
5/18/2017

Unidirectional Hydrant Flushing

Gahanna is continuing another year of unidirectional waterline flushing.  This is a systematic and controlled procedure that uses water at a high velocity to remove sedimentation, improve water quality and increase the flow efficiency within the waterlines of the distribution system.  This preventative maintenance technique is endorsed and encouraged by the Ohio EPA.  Click the link above to learn more about this process and view a map of the areas being flushed.

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Project Update:  2017 CCTV & Sanitary Sewer Cleaning Project
5/3/2017

Project Update: 2017 CCTV & Sanitary Sewer Cleaning Project

The City has contracted with Insight Pipe Contracting to televise and clean various sanitary sewers as part of the Capacity Management Operation and Maintenance (CMOM) program.  For more information about this project, please click on the link above.

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Goshen Ln Bridge Closed for Work Beginning May 8th
4/27/2017

Goshen Ln Bridge Closed for Work Beginning May 8th

As of May 8th, Goshen Ln bridge is closed while Shelly and Sands, a contractor for ODOT, raises the bridge. Goshen Ln is closed to all traffic from Denison Ave south to Bridgeway Ave.  Work is expected to take 3 months, weather permitting.  Click on the link above for the detour route and other details.

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Help Protect Our Waterways Through Backyard Conservation
4/27/2017

Help Protect Our Waterways Through Backyard Conservation

The public is invited to attend a free backyard conservation workshop on Thursday, June 22, 2017 from 7:00pm-8:30pm at the Gahanna Municipal Golf Course Clubhouse, 220 Olde Ridenour Rd, Gahanna 43230.  The workshop will discuss urban stormwater, rainwater harvesting and infiltration and rebate options for backyard conservation practices.  You must register for the workshop in order to attend.  Click the link above for more information and registration details or call Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District at 614-486-9613.

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It’s Mosquito Season
4/17/2017

It’s Mosquito Season

The City of Gahanna has contracted with Franklin County Public Health (FCPH) for mosquito control.  Call the FCPH Mosquito Bite Line at 614-525-BITE (2483) to submit a request for service or to report mosquito problems or concerns.  The Bite Line is a voicemail system so please leave a detailed message.  Click above to learn more about control techniques and tips to avoid mosquitoes.

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MORPC Provides FREE Energy-Saving Services to the Community
4/13/2017

MORPC Provides FREE Energy-Saving Services to the Community

MORPC can deliver energy-saving services in your community to help residents stay warmer in the winter, cooler in the summer, and save money on energy bills. MORPC provides FREE home weatherization programs to income-eligible renters and homeowners in Franklin County.

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Quarterly Update Newsletter
1/3/2017

Quarterly Update Newsletter

The 2nd quarter issue of the 2017 Quarterly Update is now available.

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Tips for Navigating Roundabouts
12/14/2016

Tips for Navigating Roundabouts

Now that both roundabouts are functioning, the City wants to remind drivers to practice safe navigation while entering the roundabouts.  For helpful tips, click the link above.

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City Transitions to County Emergency Mass Notification System
6/22/2016

City Transitions to County Emergency Mass Notification System

Beginning July 1, 2016, subscribers on the current emergency notification system CodeRED will now have to sign up on ALERT Franklin County to continue to receive important updates and emergency notifications.  Signing up is easy and quick, click here to opt into the new system.

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Division Staff
Dottie Franey
Director

Matthew Holdren
Deputy Director

Robert Priestas
City Engineer

Jeff Feltz
Water Resources Engineer

Russ Sims
Streets and Utilities Superintendent

Greg Knoblock
Fleet Superintendent

Ken Fultz
Chief Building Official

Mike Frey
Building Inspector

Bonnie Gard
Zoning Administrator

Brian Reynolds
Code Enforcement Officer

Grant Crawford
Project Administrator

Adam Grove
Facilities Maintenance Coordinator

Donna Harper, Brenda Wilson and Ryan Jolley
Utility Billing Specialists