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Níel M. Jurist
Public Information Manager

200 South Hamilton
Gahanna, OH 43230

(614) 342-4043
niel.jurist@gahanna.gov

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Contact: (614) 342-4043 | information@gahanna.gov
Water Valve Repairs: Area of Cross Pointe Rd
7/29/2014

Water Valve Repairs: Area of Cross Pointe Rd

At approximately 11:00am on Tuesday, July 29th, a water valve break in the area of Cross Pointe Rd occurred.  Water division crews have been dispatched to assess the damage and repairs are underway.  Once service is restored, businesses are advised to boil any water before consuming.  The boil advisory will be in effect for 48-hours.

UPDATE (July 29th, 6:20pm):  As of 6:00pm Tuesday, July 29th repairs have been completed and water service has been restored.  A boil advisory will be in effect for 48-hours for the impacted area until 6:00pm Thursday, July 31st.  These businesses have also received a CodeRED alert and door hanger notice.

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Lane Closure: N Hamilton Rd @ Silver Ln
7/22/2014

Lane Closure: N Hamilton Rd @ Silver Ln

The Service Department has approved multiple lane closures on N Hamilton Rd @ Silver Ln for median and utility work.  The first closure will be from July 28th through August 1st.  One northbound and one southbound lane will be closed and remain closed for the duration of the week.  The second closure will be from August 4th through August 7th.  One southbound lane will be closed and remain closed each day from 9am-3pm.  Click here to view a map detailing the lane closures.

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Property Tax Break Available for Damaged Homes
7/11/2014

Property Tax Break Available for Damaged Homes

Following Monday night’s severe storm that knocked out power to thousands of people in central Ohio, Franklin County Auditor Clarence Mingo has reminded residents that a property value break of up to 50 percent may be available to owners of damaged properties which will create a tax break.

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Shops at Rocky Fork
7/3/2014

Shops at Rocky Fork

The Shops at Rocky Fork Development is a transformative project located at the intersection of Rocky Fork South and Hamilton Road. The private sector, led by Wagenbrenner Company and Courtfield Properties, acquired 12 residential properties and will construct three neighborhood based retail facilities on the site.

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It's Mosquito Season!
7/2/2014

It's Mosquito Season!

Mosquito season is officially in full-swing. The City of Gahanna has contracted with Franklin County Public Health (FCPH) for mosquito control this year. FCPH uses an Integrated Pest Management approach with a public health focus to reduce and control disease-carrying mosquitoes.

During mosquito season, Franklin County Public Health will set traps out every Monday night throughout central Ohio and test the mosquitoes on Tuesday for mosquito-borne diseases, such as the West Nile Virus (WNV).

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Grow Zone Usage Expanded to Fleet Run Reserve
6/25/2014

Grow Zone Usage Expanded to Fleet Run Reserve

The City of Gahanna parks and open spaces are going back to nature with the implementation of Grow Zones through the citys parks and open space system. The latest Gahanna Grow Zone is being introduced to Fleet Run Reserve. The Fleet Run Grow Zone program began in the fall of 2013 and then restarted as the grass growing season began in 2014.  Over time, the area will revert to a wooded state and provide numerous environmental benefits as well as a cost savings of more than $2,000 per year. 

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Traffic signal update: N. Hamilton & Beecher Rd.
6/13/2014

Traffic signal update: N. Hamilton & Beecher Rd.

The traffic signal at N. Hamilton Rd. & Beecher Rd. is under repair. Expect longer than usual delays at this intersection over the next few weeks until the repairs have been made. Please use caution when entering this area.

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Uni-Directional Hydrant Flushing Complete
6/5/2014

Uni-Directional Hydrant Flushing Complete

Gahanna is continuing another year of uni-directional waterline flushing.  This is a systematic and controlled procedure that cleans the pipes of the water distribution system.  Removal of sediment and stale water maintain the quality and efficiency of the waterlines.  Uni-directional flushing is a preventative maintenance technique endorsed and encouraged by the Ohio EPA.

(Update, 7-24-14): Uni-directional flushing for 2014 has been completed.  A total of 129,800 ft of waterline was cleaned.

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Soft Scale Causing Ornamental Tree Die Back
5/29/2014

Soft Scale Causing Ornamental Tree Die Back

Homeowners with crabapple or pear trees may want to take a closer look at tree branches with the rise of soft scale insects causing die back on these and other ornamental trees throughout the city.

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Consumer Confidence Report
4/17/2014

Consumer Confidence Report

The Consumer Confidence Report for 2013 has been released.

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