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Brian Hoyt
Public Information Manager

200 South Hamilton
Gahanna, OH 43230

(614) 342-4043
brian.hoyt@gahanna.gov

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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM M-F
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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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Storm Update (Monday July 7, 2014)
7/7/2014

Storm Update (Monday July 7, 2014)

Due to earlier weather conditions, multiple lines and trees are down in the area.  Individuals are asked to avoid areas where power lines are down.  Drivers are reminded to treat intersections with flashing red lights as a 4-way stop and proceed with caution.  Expect longer than usual delays and detours in the impacted areas. City crews are out now working to address these issues.

UPDATE (July 8, 2014):  ​All traffic lights are back in operation.  Clotts Rd. remains closed due to trees on power lines.  AEP is working to relieve that situation.  The Riva Ridge/Venetian area appears to have been the hardest hit.  While the roads are passable, our crews are still removing trees from the impacted roadway areas.  

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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 Begins June 16th
6/5/2014

Uni-Directional Hydrant Flushing Begins June 16th

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.

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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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Gahanna Football League Open for Registration
5/16/2014

Gahanna Football League Open for Registration

The Gahanna Football League registration is now open for the fall 2014 youth football season. 

The Gahanna Football League is a NEW non-profit organization, USA Football affiliated league, operated through a partnership of citizen volunteers, the Gahanna Jefferson Schools, Gahanna Parks & Recreation and Jump Start Sports. GFL is committed to providing a safe and fun football experience to kids in grades K-6 who live within the Gahanna Jefferson School District. 

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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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