Entries by Chaney Shaner

Sign Up for ALERT Franklin County

Sign up for ALERT Franklin County so that you can receive important notifications and warnings to keep you and your family safe and prepared.  Already signed up for ALERT Franklin County? You can visit their website to customize what notifications you want to receive. To sign up or for more information, visit alertfranklincounty.org/ 

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.  

New Carts Create Opportunity to Get Recycling Right

Now that you have your new, larger recycling cart, you can put your best environmental foot forward by putting only accepted items in your recycling bin. When you recycle right, you protect the environment, preserve landfill space and help to create and support employment opportunities in Gahanna and across Franklin County. The amount of waste […]

Tax Update

Update: Effective July 1st, the city’s income tax rate will increase from 1.5% to 2.5%. The credit will increase from 83 1/3% to 100%. For more information: See the Rita Tax & Credit Increase Notification or call RITA Customer Service at the phone numbers below: Individuals: 1.800.860.7482, ext. 5002 Businesses: 1.800.860.7482, ext. 5003   As […]

Lighting of the Sanctuary Bell Tower

Thanks to The Gahanna Foundation Inc. and more than 50 gracious donors; the Gahanna Sanctuary Bell Tower is glowing! “The historic 1895 Gothic-style bell tower atop the Gahanna Sanctuary instantly became Gahanna’s newest and brightest landmark after successfully lighting it this past weekend in time for this year’s Creekside Blues and Jazz Festival,” said John Michael Spinelli, President of The Gahanna Foundation Inc. He added, “The architectural feature […]

Text-to-911 Now Available in Franklin County

After more than two years of work and cooperation between Franklin County and its jurisdictions, Franklin County residents can now send text messages to 911 dispatchers. “Having been involved in this initiative since the 1980s I am very excited to see Text-to-911 come to fruition.  Thanks to the efforts of the Gahanna Division of Police […]

Columbus Neighborhoods: Big Walnut Country Club

Did you know that Gahanna was once home to the Big Walnut Country Club, one of the first African American country clubs in the nation? Established in the 1920s, this county club was a place African Americans could enjoy recreational activities such as golf, dinners, pageants, and conferences.  Thanks to research provided by the Gahanna Historical […]

Gahanna Among Those Communities Recognized by MORPC for Leading on Sustainability

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) has certified five local governments as the first set of Sustainable2050 communities to achieve an elevated status for their actions to promote sustainability. Sustainable2050 is a program that supports communities’ sustainability efforts through direct technical assistance, collaboration, and recognition. Each member’s tier status is determined by the number of […]

Take the PUP Pledge and Help Us Protect Our Waterways

Did you know that during rain events, dog poop left on the ground can wash away through the sewer systems and end up in our lakes and rivers, polluting our freshwater supplies? The water that goes through these storm sewer systems is not treated, so what goes into a drain exits into our waterways. The […]