Department of PUblic Service

200 S Hamilton Rd | Gahanna, OH 43230 | 614-342-4005 P | 614-342-4100 F
Hours of Operation: 8:00am - 5:00pm M-F
  Streets   Engineering

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 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 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 Department News

Lane Closure:  N Hamilton Rd (between US-62 and Morse Rd)

Lane Closure: N Hamilton Rd (between US-62 and Morse Rd)

The Department of Public Service has approved a lane closure for N Hamilton Rd (between US-62 and Morse Rd) on Monday, October 5, 2015 from 9am to 3pm.  Click the above link for more information.

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Lane Closure:  Techcenter Dr

Lane Closure: Techcenter Dr

The slope stabilization project will begin the week of Monday, September 28, 2015.  The project is expected to take 30 days to complete.  The bike path will be closed the duration of the project.  Intermittent flagging operations and lane closures are expected.  Two way one lane traffic will be maintained at all times.  

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ACT NOW!! Backyard Conservation Program

ACT NOW!! Backyard Conservation Program

There are only 65 rebates remaining for Gahanna residents through October 31, 2015 to purchase a rain barrel, compost bin or native plants.  Click the link above for more information.

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Homeowner FAQ

Homeowner FAQ

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

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10 Tips for Driving in Work Zones

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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Morse Road Widening Project

Morse Road Widening Project

The City of Columbus is expecting to begin the Morse Road Widening Project on Monday March 23, 2015.  This project will widen Morse Road from two to three lanes between US 62 and Trellis Lane.  There may  be delays during construction; however, two way one lane traffic is expected to be maintained throughout the duration of construction.  The project is expected to be complete by October 2015.

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Consumer Confidence Report

Consumer Confidence Report

The Consumer Confidence Report for 2014 has been released.

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Quarterly Update

Quarterly Update

The 3rd quarter issue of the 2015 Quarterly Update is available.

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Service Department Annual Report

Service Department Annual Report

The Service Department Annual Report for 2014 has been released.

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How You Can Help Protect Our Waterways

How You Can Help Protect Our Waterways

Rain barrels and rain gardens are two alternative approaches that you can take at home to combat stormwater runoff and help to eliminate pollution distribution into the stream, control erosion, prevent flooding and improve water quality while enhancing the beauty of the landscape.  Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District is offering incentives for both.  Click the link above for more information.

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Division Staff
Dottie Franey 

Matthew Holdren 
Deputy Director

Robert Priestas
City Engineer

Jeff Feltz 
Water Resources Engineer

Grant Crawford
Project Administrator

Russ Sims
Streets and Utilities Superintendent

Greg Knoblock
Fleet Superintendent

Adam Grove 
Facilities Maintenance Coordinator

Jill Webb 
Engineering Program Technician

Jennifer Hamilton 
Administrative Technician

Gina Sheppard 
Administrative Assistant

Linda James & Jeanie Hersey 

Donna Harper, Brenda Wilson, & Michelle Newman 
Utility Billing Specialists