Public Notice – Seeking Applicants


Parks & Recreation Board (Seat 1, Term 1/1/2023 through 12/31/2025)
Appointing Authority:
City Council
Deadline: October 17, 2022, at 5 p.m.
Description: The Parks & Recreation Board shall have the power to set and establish charges and fees except as otherwise provided herein; and it shall be its duty to make recommendations to the Mayor on equipping, operating, directing and maintaining all the recreational facilities, park facilities, and City recreational programs. The following powers and duties also are under the jurisdiction of the Parks and Recreation Board.

  • To set the overall parks and recreation policy
  • To recommend to the administration establishment of positions within the Department, including requests to the Civil Service Commission for establishment of classified positions as deemed necessary.
  • To recommend to Council the adoption of and any changes to park rules.
  • To set the Board’s rules of procedure.
  • To make recommendations to the Planning Commission regarding the acceptance of park land or fees in lieu of land dedication.
  • To review the budget as prepared by the Director before submittal to the Mayor.
  • The Board shall serve as the appeals body for resolving disputes involving the allocation and use of City parks and recreation facilities and programs.

Board members are paid $100 per meeting and meet the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m.

To apply, please submit application via or inquire through the Clerk of Council’s office at City Hall (614) 342-4091.

Certified by: Jeremy A. VanMeter, Clerk of Council

Cherry Bottom Road Maintenance

The City of Gahanna has identified roadway and embankment conditions along portions of Cherry Bottom Road that require maintenance.  Work will be done in two phases, with the first phase of construction expected to begin on October 17 at the earliest.  The work will require two strategic closures of Cherry Bottom Road.

During the first phase of construction work, the northern portion of Cherry Bottom Road (immediately south of Academy Park to north of the entrance to Columbus Academy) will be closed for 14 days.  Once completed, the northern portion of Cherry Bottom Road will reopen and work then will begin on the second phase on the south section of Cherry Bottom Road, from north of the main entrance to Stonybrook Church to south of Springbrook Drive.  This closure also is expected to last 14 days.  These closures will take place consecutively.  

Maps of the projected closures and alternative routes are included below.  It is expected that all property owners will have continuous access to their properties via the recommended detours.

Updates on these projects and road closures will be shared on the City’s social media pages and here at, as this work progresses.  We recognize there will be inconveniences to travel and thank you in advance for your patience and understanding as we work to preserve this important corridor.  Should you have any questions, please contact the City’s Department of Engineering at or by calling (614) 342-4050.