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Community Shares Ideas, Brainstorms for Parks and Recreation Opportunities
11/14/2014

Community Shares Ideas, Brainstorms for Parks and Recreation Opportunities

A big "thank you" from the Department of Parks & Recreation and the Parks & Recreation Board to all community members who attended the community dialogue, "Planning our Future: Gahanna Pools, Parks and other Recreation Opportunities" on Wednesday, November 5. Over 100 people participated in six different round table discussions led by Parks Board members to provide input and brainstorm on a series of parks, recreation and pool related questions. Click here for a complete meeting summary. 

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AEP and City Working Together to Reduce Power Outages in Gahanna
10/2/2014

AEP and City Working Together to Reduce Power Outages in Gahanna

Trees that grow near power lines can be dangerous and cause power outages. Although outages occur for a variety of reasons, one of the most common causes of power outages is tree limbs falling onto power lines. To prevent dangerous situations, the City of Gahanna works with AEP to regularly trim and remove trees on a rotating schedule, in addition to clearing branches from power lines. AEP contracts with Asplundh Tree Expert Company Inc, a licensed international tree -care company.

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City Releases Comprehensive Overview of Gahanna Aquatics
8/26/2014

City Releases Comprehensive Overview of Gahanna Aquatics

The Parks & Recreation Department has released a comprehensive overview of aquatics in Gahanna. The document includes a history of aquatics in Gahanna, a current financial overview and future operational forecasts.  Click here to view the complete document.

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Leaders Wading Through Options for Pools
8/21/2014

Leaders Wading Through Options for Pools

Gahanna leaders are exploring ways to continue to offer safe pools and enjoyable for residents while planning for a sustainable financial future.

Parks and recreation director Tony Collins is expected to provide information to Gahanna City Council on Aug. 25 regarding the past, present and possible future operations of the pools.

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City Releases First Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
8/5/2014

City Releases First Comprehensive Annual Financial Report

The City of Gahanna has released its first Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for 2013. Click here to view a copy of the full report.

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A Plea to Save 2 Gahanna City Pools from Closing
8/1/2014

A Plea to Save 2 Gahanna City Pools from Closing

abc6 reporter, James Jackson recently interviewed Tony Collins, director of Gahanna Parks & Recreation about the City's decision to close the pools in 2015.

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Message from Mayor Becky Stinchcomb
7/23/2014

Message from Mayor Becky Stinchcomb

Gahanna Mayor Becky Stinchcomb was featured as a guest columnist in ThisWeek Community News.  She recently announced that she won't seek re-election next year.  Mayor Stinchcomb has served as the city's mayor for more than 12 years, following 10 years of serving on Gahanna City Council. Her current term will end Jan. 2, 2016.

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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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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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