Service Expo/Touch-a-Truck Event Returns to Gahanna Saturday, August 24, 2019

The City of Gahanna’s Department of Public Service and Engineering is excited to announce the return of the Service Expo/Touch-A-Truck event on Saturday, August 24 at Hannah Park, 6547 Clark State Road, from 9 am until 1 pm.  This community event provides a great opportunity for the whole family to see, touch and sit on the big equipment that makes Gahanna run.  Visitors will have a chance to get up close to a backhoe, bucket truck, tractor, fire truck, police car, snow plow and a garbage truck, just to name a few.

“We’re excited to bring this event back to our community,” said Gahanna Mayor Tom Kneeland.  “Having a service expo like this gives everyone the opportunity to gain hands-on knowledge of the services our Department of Public Service and Engineering provides to our businesses and residents.”

In addition to the Touch-A-Truck opportunities, visitors will be able to see public service-related exhibits from organizations that work closely with Gahanna, like Mifflin Township Fire, Franklin County Engineer, Franklin County Public Health and Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District.  City officials and staff will be available to answer any questions about City services while kids can explore the Kids Zone, customize hard hats with stickers, color and participate in outdoor games provided by Gahanna’s Department of Parks and Recreation.  Food trucks will also be on site featuring lunch items, cold beverages and frozen treats available for purchase.

“This Expo allows children of all ages the opportunity to explore much of the equipment used to maintain Gahanna and keep our city safe,” said Grant Crawford, Interim Director of the Department of Public Service and Engineering.  “This event also provides a great opportunity for our residents to meet our staff, ask questions and learn how the equipment works to make Gahanna such a great city.”

Volunteers from Gahanna Residents in Need (GRIN) will assist City employees in staffing the event.  Although there is no charge to attend, GRIN will accept donations of canned goods, non-perishable food, toiletries and monetary gifts to help support residents in the Gahanna-Jefferson Public School District in times of need.  Cereal, oatmeal, canned fruit and peanut butter are particularly in high demand at this time.  GRIN cannot accept expired items.  Attendees will receive a raffle ticket for a prize drawing for each food item or each dollar donated to GRIN.

For more detailed event information contact the Department of Public Service and Engineering at 614-342-4005.

Income Tax Update

As a reminder, the passage of the income tax increase, Issue 12 in May, also changed the credit from 83.33% to 100% effective July 1, 2019. Upon receiving your 3rd and 4th quarter statement to pay your estimated income tax, you may want to contact your tax preparer or RITA customer service to determine if your estimate needs to be adjusted based on the credit change. You can reach RITA customer service by calling 1-800-860-7482.

Parking Restrictions on Crack Seal Streets

Gahanna residents that reside on the crack seal streets listed below will see parking restrictions immediately.  The restrictions will be in place until the the road maintenance is complete.  Work is expected to be completed in approximately three weeks, weather permitting.

Affected Streets:

Allanby Ct (Hamilton Rd to End of Ct)

Brookhill Dr (Glenhurst Ct to Highmeadow Dr)

Caro Ln (Caroway Blvd to End of Ct)

Colony Pl (Invicta Pl to End of Ct)

Creighton Ct (Ridenour Rd to End of Ct)

Crossing Creek Dr (Deer Meadow Dr to Trapp Dr)

Crownhill Ct (Lincolnshire Rd to Lincolnshire Rd)

Dark Star Ave (Riva Ridge Blvd to Venetian Way)

Denison Ct (Denison Ave to End of Ct)

Eastchester Dr (Eastchester Ct to S End of Ct)

Haversham Ct N (Haversham Dr to End of Ct)

Haversham Ct S (Whicham Way to End of Ct)

Invicta Pl (Andalus Dr to Colony Pl)

McDonell Pl (Ainsworth Ave to End of Ct)

Milan Dr (Andalus Dr to Heil Dr)

N Hamilton Rd (US62 to Stoneridge Ln)

N High St (Granville St to Carpenter Rd)

Parliament Ave (Uxbridge Ave to Theori Ave)

Picadilly Ct (Uxbridge Ave to End of Ct)

Ridge Crest Dr (Ridge Crest to Ridge Crest)

Rivers End Rd (Rocky Fork Dr to Rocky Fork Dr)

Savern Pl (Havens Corners Rd to End of Ct)

Stedway Ct (Whickham Way to End of Ct)

Sycamore Mill Dr (Millwood Ct to Clotts Rd)

Technology Ct (Taylor Station Rd to End of Ct)

Torch Ct (Uxbridge Ave to End of Ct)

Trafalgar Ct (Watling Rd to End of Ct)

Watling Rd (Stygler Rd to Moorfield Dr)

Windbourne St (Bluestem Ave to Shaker Dr)

New Online Rental Property Registration Forms

The City has adopted Ord 0053-2018 which requires all owners of residential rental properties located in the City to register each rental property annually. You can find the new registration forms on Gahanna’s website: https://www.gahanna.gov/zoning-and-code-enforcement/.  Please contact the Zoning Clerk at 614-342-4025 or via email for assistance in the application process.