Department of PUblic
200 S Hamilton Rd | Gahanna, OH 43230 | 614-342-4005 P | 614-342-4100 F
Service and Engineering
Hours of Operation: 8:00am - 5:00pm M-F
The Director's office is responsible for budgeting, personnel, purchasing, interception of citizen complaints for the department, and management of right of way and utility aggregation programs. In addition it is responsible for the maintenance of municipal buildings. The office produces new ordinances as needed to address situations that arise from City growth in addition to routine service contracts, equipment leases, etc.
The Director of Public Service and Engineering is appointed by the Mayor and is directly involved in the day-to-day administration, planning, implementation, and enforcement operations for all departments under his/her supervision. By Charter, the Director of Public Service and Engineering has the responsibility of maintaining all public lands and buildings. He/She is also the purchasing agent for the City.
In addition the Department also handles such responsibilities as: recycling; street light & signal installation & maintenance; dead animal pickup; water & sewer line maintenance; and, refuse pickup.
Public Service and Engineering Department News
Gahanna is continuing another year of unidirectional waterline flushing. This is a systematic and controlled procedure that uses water at a high velocity to remove sedimentation, improve water quality and increase the flow efficiency within the waterlines of the distribution system. This preventative maintenance technique is endorsed and encouraged by the Ohio EPA. Click the link above to learn more about this process and view a map of the areas being flushed.
The City has contracted with Insight Pipe Contracting to televise and clean various sanitary sewers as part of the Capacity Management Operation and Maintenance (CMOM) program. For more information about this project, please click on the link above.
As of May 8th, Goshen Ln bridge is closed while Shelly and Sands, a contractor for ODOT, raises the bridge. Goshen Ln is closed to all traffic from Denison Ave south to Bridgeway Ave. Work is expected to take 3 months, weather permitting. Click on the link above for the detour route and other details.
The public is invited to attend a free backyard conservation workshop on Thursday, June 22, 2017 from 7:00pm-8:30pm at the Gahanna Municipal Golf Course Clubhouse, 220 Olde Ridenour Rd, Gahanna 43230. The workshop will discuss urban stormwater, rainwater harvesting and infiltration and rebate options for backyard conservation practices. You must register for the workshop in order to attend. Click the link above for more information and registration details or call Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District at 614-486-9613.
The City of Gahanna has contracted with Franklin County Public Health (FCPH) for mosquito control. Call the FCPH Mosquito Bite Line at 614-525-BITE (2483) to submit a request for service or to report mosquito problems or concerns. The Bite Line is a voicemail system so please leave a detailed message. Click above to learn more about control techniques and tips to avoid mosquitoes.
MORPC can deliver energy-saving services in your community to help residents stay warmer in the winter, cooler in the summer, and save money on energy bills. MORPC provides FREE home weatherization programs to income-eligible renters and homeowners in Franklin County.
The 2nd quarter issue of the 2017 Quarterly Update is now available.
Now that both roundabouts are functioning, the City wants to remind drivers to practice safe navigation while entering the roundabouts. For helpful tips, click the link above.
Beginning July 1, 2016, subscribers on the current emergency notification system CodeRED will now have to sign up on ALERT Franklin County to continue to receive important updates and emergency notifications. Signing up is easy and quick, click here to opt into the new system.
As a reminder, residents and businesses are responsible for maintaining their sidewalk, curb, and gutter. Please keep these areas clear of leaves, snow, ice and debris in order to help maintain the safety of pedestrians. City Ordinance 521.06 states: No owner or occupant of abutting lands shall fail to keep the sidewalks, curbs or gutters in repair and free from snow, ice or any nuisance (ORC 723.011).
Water Resources Engineer
Streets and Utilities Superintendent
Chief Building Official
Code Enforcement Officer
Facilities Maintenance Coordinator
Donna Harper, Brenda Wilson and Ryan Jolley
Utility Billing Specialists