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City of Gahanna Receives State Performance Audit
8/10/2017

City of Gahanna Receives State Performance Audit

The Auditor of State has completed its performance audit for the City of Gahanna. The audit was conducted at the request of the City to identify ways to reduce costs and improve efficiency as it heads into budget planning for 2018. The audit provided cost-saving recommendations for the City and validates steps the administration has taken to reduce expenditures and improve quality of services to citizens.

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City of Gahanna Building Division Launches Second Phase of Permit Process
8/7/2017

City of Gahanna Building Division Launches Second Phase of Permit Process

The Building Division of the City of Gahanna has launched the second phase of its online building permit process to help create an efficient and effective process to reduce approval and wait times to beginning processes. The permit enhancements include a revised fee schedule, updated and consolidated application forms, the ability to submit applications electronically, and online application tracking for individuals to track the status of the permits.

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Residents Can Prevent Issues Related to Wildlife
7/6/2017

Residents Can Prevent Issues Related to Wildlife

The police department and city officials often receive calls throughout the year about domestic and wild animal issues. In the City's monthly column featured in the July edition of ThisWeek Community News, Chief Dennis Murphy from the Gahanna Division of Police shares tips on how residents can prevent issues related to wildlife.

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Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over
8/11/2017

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

Beginning August 18 through September 3, 2017, the Gahanna Division of Police will be participating in the national traffic safety initiative, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over. During this time, the Division will continue to actively enforce impaired driving laws in an effort to enhance public safety and remove impaired drivers from the roadways and will conduct additional patrols specifically targeting impaired and aggressive drivers.

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Volunteers have Big Roles in Strong Communities
7/13/2017

Volunteers have Big Roles in Strong Communities

Gahanna is home to many wonderful service organizations that have been instrumental in upholding our most valued community traditions. In the City's monthly column featured in the June edition of ThisWeek Community News, Mayor Kneeland shares his insights on the importance of volunteerism and the impact it has on our community.

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Help Us Maintain a Pollinator Habitat in Gahanna!
6/14/2017

Help Us Maintain a Pollinator Habitat in Gahanna!

This past spring Mayor Tom Kneeland signed a proclamation making Gahanna a Pollinator Community. This initiative is important because pollinators are threatened with a loss of habitat and food sources. A pollinator is any animal that visits plants and moves pollen. Bees and butterflies are among the most popular pollinators, but beetles, bats, flies, hummingbirds and moths are others. Pollinators are essential for human, animal and plant survival. 

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It’s Mosquito Season
4/17/2017

It’s Mosquito Season

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.

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MORPC Provides FREE Energy-Saving Services to the Community
4/13/2017

MORPC Provides FREE Energy-Saving Services to the Community

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.

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Kneeland: 'Exciting' Year Ahead
3/30/2017

Kneeland: 'Exciting' Year Ahead

Gahanna is off to an exciting 2017 and 2016 marked a great year in the city, Mayor Tom Kneeland said during the March 23 State of the City address.

Kneeland highlighted past achievements and provided a look ahead in the address given before a standing-room-only crowd in council chambers.

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OCJS Awards Certification to Gahanna Police for Adopting Standards
1/27/2017

OCJS Awards Certification to Gahanna Police for Adopting Standards

The Ohio Collaborative Community-Police Advisory Board has awarded the Gahanna Division of Police certification for meeting the state's standards to strengthen community and police relations.

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