Class Action Lawsuit Update: 1099 Misc Forms are Being Mailed

1099s have been issued for the checks received in January 2020 as a result of the LaBorde v. City of Gahanna, RITA, et al, settlement agreement.

While the class administrator was responsible for issuing the checks, the court ruled that the 1099s should be issued by the City of Gahanna.

Any questions regarding how your 2020 tax filings are affected by the 1099 should be directed to your tax preparer or accountant.

Any other questions pertaining to the checks issued in 2020, or other questions about the lawsuit should be directed to the legal representation of the class, Rick Ashton and Todd Neuman [17 South High St. Suite 1200, Columbus, OH 43215] 614.221.8500 or 614.591.9460, or ashton@asnalaw.com, or newman@asnalaw.com

Recycling Update: Tubs Now Accepted

From our partners at Rumpke Waste & Recycling: Your Recycling Bin is About to Get Tubby!
Now you can fill their recycling carts with even more material. Effective immediately, Rumpke is adding tubs to the acceptable items list!
For more information:
FAQ (what is accepted, and what isn’t?): https://www.rumpke.com/…/def…/recyclingfaqs_final.pdf…

Council to Fill Charter Review Commission Positions

Seeking Info About the AARP Tax-Aide Program?

A Year-end Message from Mayor Laurie Jadwin

2020 has been a year that will certainly go down in history for many reasons (the least of which was the unprecedented use of the word “unprecedented”).  Although we may ready to say “goodbye and good riddance” to a year that was fraught with multiple challenges, there were many bright spots that shone through in our city. 

Our residents, businesses and community organizations came together to support one another and help those in need, demonstrating a strength and resiliency that have become hallmarks of Gahanna.  Despite shutdowns and budget reductions, our city team was able to accomplish many projects that moved the needle forward to create a strong foundation for both the short-term and long-term success of the City.  We completed the largest street program in our City’s history, launched an extensive sewer analysis project, devised new ways to offer recreational programming and events that could be enjoyed safely, implemented a new outdoor refreshment area that helped to support local businesses, and distributed nearly $900,000 in CARES funds to residents and businesses in our community who needed financial support. 

In 2021, we will continue the focus on rebuilding our community so that we remain a vibrant and vital city within the Central Ohio landscape.  This past year has taught us something about “best laid plans,” and we can never know for certain what may be in store in the new year.  However, I have seen firsthand what our city can accomplish together in the worst of circumstances, and because of that, I have great confidence that, by working together, we will be able to handle whatever 2021 may bring.

~Laurie Jadwin, Gahanna Mayor

 

Monthly Water Billing Begins Soon

Give the Gift of a Memorial Tree or Bench

New Parks & Trails Guide Now Available!

Gahanna Parks & Rec has a new Parks & Trails Guide available to help you navigate our amazing natural resource areas. Whether you are a frequent parks and trail enthusiast or just beginning your journey, we hope this map serves as a useful tool for your next adventure.  The City of Gahanna is home to 750+ acres of beautiful parks and trails that provide an invaluable resource for physical and mental wellness, outdoor exploration, education and fun! We encourage you to navigate all 4.6 miles of the Big Walnut trail or visit a park across town that you may not have considered attending before. Enjoy the journey!

You can pick up a copy of the map at City Hall, the Gahanna Library or at Visit Gahanna (beginning 11.13.20).

If you live outside the area, you can request a print copy of the guide be mailed to you by completing this form. (LINK)

Download a digital copy now by clicking this LINK,  or scanning this QR Code:

Watch this video (below) for some fun insider tips about our Gahanna Parks & Trails!

Pizzurro Park Winterized

Pizzurro Park (940 Pizzuro Park Rd.) has been winterized, so there is no water available at the park. Visiting the park with your pup or to enjoy some exercise? Be sure to bring your own drinking water.

Nominate a Neighbor!

Have you noticed a neighbor, community friend or service worker who has gone out of his/her way to make a positive difference in the lives of others during #COVID19?  We want to hear about them. Nominate your neighbor by emailing mayors.office@gahanna.gov.  Check out the great nominations we’ve received so far!

 

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