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

City to Transition to County Emergency Mass Notification System Beginning July 1st
6/22/2016

City to Transition to County Emergency Mass Notification System Beginning July 1st

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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Gahanna Residential Paper Shredding and Electronic Recycling Event
7/17/2016

Gahanna Residential Paper Shredding and Electronic Recycling Event

Please join us for the Gahanna Residential Paper Shredding and Electronic Recycling Event on Saturday July 30, 2016 from 9:00am – 1:00pm at the City Hall parking lot, located at 200 S Hamilton Rd.  Residents can drop off their family and household records for shredding as well as computers and other electronics devices for recycling.  Click the link above for more detailed information.

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Carpenter Road Closure (July 11 - August 17)
7/5/2016

Carpenter Road Closure (July 11 - August 17)

Carpenter Road will be closed to through traffic between Shull Ave and N Hamilton Rd beginning July 11th for the bridge replacement over Sycamore Run.  Click the link above for more information.

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City Encourages Property Owners to Maintain Sidewalks
5/17/2016

City Encourages Property Owners to Maintain Sidewalks

As a reminder, residents and businesses are responsible for maintaining their sidewalk, curb, and gutter.  Please keep these areas clear of leaves, snow, ice and debris in order to help maintain the safety of pedestrians.  City Ordinance 521.06 states: No owner or occupant of abutting lands shall fail to keep the sidewalks, curbs or gutters in repair and free from snow, ice or any nuisance (ORC 723.011).

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Unidirectional Hydrant Flushing
5/17/2016

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.

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It’s Mosquito Season
4/4/2016

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.  Check out the article to learn more about control techniques and tips to avoid mosquitoes.

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Quarterly Update Newsletter
2/11/2016

Quarterly Update Newsletter

The 2nd quarter issue of the 2016 Quarterly Update is now available.

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Property Owner FAQ: A Guide to Common Questions
8/4/2015

Property Owner FAQ: A Guide to Common Questions

Click the link above to view a guide to common questions regarding streets, utilities, snow removal, water and others.

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10 Tips for Driving in Work Zones
6/26/2015

10 Tips for Driving in Work Zones

Work zones can present an unfamiliar situation to drivers.  Click on the link above to see 10 tips for driving in work zones.

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Consumer Confidence Report
4/17/2014

Consumer Confidence Report

The Consumer Confidence Report for 2015 has been released.

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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
Utility Billing Specialists