Department of PUblic
200 S Hamilton Rd | Gahanna, OH 43230 | 614-342-4005 P | 614-342-4100 F
Service and Engineering
Hours of Operation: 8:00am - 5:00pm M-F
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
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.
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).
The public is invited to attend a free backyard conservation workshop on Thursday, June 23, 2016 from 6:00pm-7:30pm at the Ohio Herb Education Center, 110 Mill St, 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. For more information contact the Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District at 614-486-9613.
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.
The 2nd quarter issue of the 2016 Quarterly Update is now available.
Click the link above to view a guide to common questions regarding streets, utilities, snow removal, water and others.
Work zones can present an unfamiliar situation to drivers. Click on the link above to see 10 tips for driving in work zones.
The Consumer Confidence Report for 2015 has been released.
The Service Department Annual Report for 2014 has been released.
Water Resources Engineer
Streets and Utilities Superintendent
Chief Building Official
Code Enforcement Officer
Facilities Maintenance Coordinator
Donna Harper & Brenda Wilson
Utility Billing Specialists