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

On-Ramp from US-62 West to I-270 North Closed from 7:00pm June 28 to 5:00am June 29
6/27/2017

On-Ramp from US-62 West to I-270 North Closed from 7:00pm June 28 to 5:00am June 29

Shelly and Sands, a contractor for ODOT, is performing work on I-270 that requires the on-ramp from US-62 west to I-270 north to be closed.  The closure will occur from 7:00pm Wednesday June 28 to 5:00am Thursday June 29.  The detour will be US-62 west to I-270 south to S Hamilton Rd (SR-317) to I-270 north.  Click the link above for more details.

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Gahanna Police is Accepting Proposals for Towing Services
6/20/2017

Gahanna Police is Accepting Proposals for Towing Services

The Gahanna Division of Police is accepting proposals for qualified towing companies to provide towing and storage services. Interested companies should submit three copies of their responses to the RFP no later than Friday, July 21, 2017, by 5 pm.

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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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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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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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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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Division Staff
Dottie Franey
Director

Vacant
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