City News & Events - May 2018
In This Issue
Upcoming Dates

May 19, 2018
10 a.m.

May 21, 2018
7 p.m.

May 23, 2018
7 p.m.

May 28, 2018
City Hall will be closed in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. Normal business hours will resume on Tuesday, May 29, 2018.

May 29, 2018
7 p.m.

May 31, 2018
6:30 p.m.

June 1, 2018

June 4, 2018
7 p.m.

June 8, 2018
Creekside Live:
6 p.m.
7:30 p.m.

June 11, 2018
7 p.m.

June 13, 2018
7 p.m.

7 p.m.

June 14, 2018
Music in the Park: The Devil Doves
6:30 p.m.

June 15 - 17, 2018

June 18, 2018
7 p.m.

June 22, 2018
Creekside Live:  Will Freed
6 p.m. 
7:30 p.m.

Planning & Development Updates

Currently, the Planning & Development Department has 13 active projects. Once completed, approximately 272 jobs will be created or retained and the projects will yield $67 million in capital investments. 
In 2018, seven projects have been completed. These projects are estimated to create or retain 188 jobs and yield $16 million in capital investments.
To learn more about the City of Gahanna's development efforts, contact the Planning & Development Department at 614.342.4015 or email . 

The 2018 Summer Fun Guide is Now Available

The 2018 Summer Fun Guide is the best resources for outdoor programs and Gahanna events all summer!

Check out new programs not available in the Spring/Summer Gateway like the Pedal and Smile Bicycle Ride Series and much more!

Also, there's still time to purchase a discounted pool membership or enroll your child in one of the summer camp programs.

Click here to download a copy of the 2018 Summer Fun Guide!

Online utility bill pay option 
now available

Beginning with the next bill, Gahanna customers will have the option to pay their utility bills online.

The new online portal is user-friendly and will feature paperless billing and payment history.  The e-Check option offers customers a way to pay their bill online without a processing fee. 

For customers who prefer to pay online using a credit or debit card or by telephone, a fee will be applied by the payment processor to offset credit card company fees. Telephone payments using a credit or debit card can be made by calling 1.888.272.9829, selecting option 3, and entering jurisdiction code 8459.

Chat with the Mayor
May 19

Come "Chat with the Mayor" this Saturday, May 19, from 10 - 11 a.m. at Upper Cup Coffee,121 Mill Street in the Creekside District. 

Connect with Mayor Kneeland about issues and share your ideas in a friendly casual environment.  

This event is FREE and all are welcome to attend!
Tyler Technologies Selected to Implement New Financial Management & Timekeeping System for the City

Tyler Technologies, the firm selected through an RFP process, will begin implementing a new financial management and timekeeping system for the City of Gahanna. The new system will help the City enhance its customer service and be more responsive and efficient in its financial transactions. 

The implementation will occur in three phases and is expected to be completed in April of 2020. Although slight delays are expected to occur during the implementation process, the City is committed to working to minimize the impact of problems and disruptions as they arise.

Throughout the process, the City will provide quarterly updates on the implementation via its website.
Story Trail Highlights "The Littlest Bee"

Gahanna Parks & Recreation will host a ribbon cutting celebration on
Friday, June 1 from 6:30 - 8 p.m. at Friendship Park,150 Oklahoma Ave, to mark the opening of its newest installation on the Story Trail.

This year's story,  The Littlest Bee, celebrates the courage of a little bee as she sets out in Gahanna to find the brightest flower. The Story Trail is part of the Gahanna Library's Summer Reading Program and provides families the chance to learn the value of being good stewards of our environment. For more information about the Story Trail, contact the Gahanna Parks & Recreation Department at 614.342.4250 or click here .
Creekside Live Returns June 8

Join us for another exciting summer of live music and entertainment at Creekside Plaza. Creekside Live, presented by the Lew Griffin Insurance Agency, kicks off June 8 at 6 p.m. with John Schwab & Molly Pauken and featured headliner,The Simba Jordan Band at 7 p.m.  

Creekside Live occurs every 2nd & 4th Friday, June through August. Come early to dine at one of Gahanna's local restaurants. Proceeds from onsite beverage sales will go to the Gahanna Parks & Recreation Foundation.

Take the PUP Pledge to Protect Gahanna's  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 City of Gahanna is partnering with the Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District to help protect its waterways through the Pick Up Poop (PUP)  campaign. This campaign encourages residents to clean up after their pets to not only protect waterways but to also help promote a healthy community. To help keep Gahanna's waterways safe, click  here  to take the PUP Pledge and to learn more about this initiative. 
Ride with COTA:  Downtown C-Pass

Beginning June 1, 2018, eligible downtown employees can get unlimited COTA bus access thanks to a partnership with the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC), COTA and Capital Crossroads Special Improvement District downtown property owners (CCSID).

How does it work? Eligible downtown companies located in the boundaries on this map can register their employees beginning May 1. For eligibility or additional questions call 614.591.4184 or click here.

Community News & Events

Music in the Park!

Music in the Park! returns to Friendship Park on Thursday, May 31, 2018 with Lords of Literature.

Sponsored by Toyota Direct, this FREE, family-friendly event features live music and entertainment.

So bring your chairs, blankets or a picnic and enjoy a great concert. The fun begins at 6:30 p.m.

Click here for more information or to view the full concert lineup.
20th Annual Creekside Blues & Jazz Festival

Enjoy three days, five stages and 55 bands for the 20th anniversary of the Creekside Blues & Jazz Fest June 15 -17, 2018.

Among those scheduled to perform, six time Grammy Award Winner and jazz great David Sanborn and a host of local favorites including the Urban Jazz Coalition, Mary McClendon Trio and many more!

To view the complete lineup or to purchase tickets click here.

There are also opportunities for individuals to volunteer, be a sponsor or a vendor. If you would like to get involved, click here.

GRIN Summer Lunch Program

This summer, Gahanna Residents in Need (GRIN) will be providing lunch for Gahanna students and families in need. Lunch will be provided beginning May 29 through August 10, 2018 at Chapelfield Elementary School (280 Chapelfield Rd.) and at Goshen Lane Elementary School (370 Goshen Lane.)

Lunch will be served from 12:30 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, except on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, due to the holiday.

For more information about this program, contact GRIN at 614.214.4747 or email 

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