DECEMBER 2018
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Council to Hold Public Hearings on 2019 Proposed Budget
Gahanna City Council will hold public hearings to allow for comments on the 2019 Proposed Budget on the following dates:

  • Monday, December 3
  • Monday, December 17

The meetings will take place at 7 pm in Council Chambers at Gahanna City Hall, 200 S. Hamilton Rd.

To review or download a copy of the 2019 Proposed Budget, click here .

For more information about these meetings, contact the Council Clerk's Office at 614.342.4090. To connect with your Council Member, click here .
Upcoming Planning Commission Public Hearings
The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, December 5 for consideration of zoning application Z-002-2018 for the Hamilton Town Centre project.

This meeting is open to the public and will take place at 7 pm in Council Chambers at Gahanna City Hall, 200 S. Hamilton Rd.

For more information, contact the Council Clerk's office at 614.342.4090.
Planning & Development Updates
Currently, the Planning & Development Department has 17 active projects. Once completed, approximately 579 jobs will be created or retained and the projects will yield $104 million in capital investments. 
 
For 2018, 12 projects have been completed. These projects are estimated to create or retain 333 jobs and yield $35 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  development@gahanna.gov.
Rumpke Holiday Trash Collection
Due to the upcoming Christmas and New Year's Day holidays, yard waste will be picked up on:

  • Monday, December 24
  • Monday, December 31

Trash & Recycling will be picked up on:

  • Wednesday, December 26
  • Wednesday, January 2

For more information, contact the Public Service & Engineering Department, Utility Billing Division at 614.342.4440 or visit Rumpke's website .
Don't Let Thieves Steal Your Joy this Holiday Season
With the holiday season upon us, Gahanna Police want to remind residents to keep a watchful eye on their personal belongings. Here are a few tips to help protect your items while doing some holiday shopping:

  • Do not put your purse or bag in a shopping cart and leave it unattended. Not even for a second.
  • Do not hang your purse or bag over a chair while sitting in a public place.
  • Do not carry more cash or credit cards than needed.

Along with the holiday season comes increased opportunities for package theft. To avoid the porch pirates, have packages delivered to a safe location or have a trusted neighbor keep an eye out for deliveries in your absence.

As always, if you see something, say something! To report a theft, contact the Gahanna Division of Police at 614.342.4240.

Happy Holidays from the Gahanna Division of Police!
Santa Comes to the Herb Center!
Meet the jolly old elf, Santa Claus on Saturday, December 8 & 15 from 9 am to 2 pm at the Ohio Herb Education Center, 110 Mill St.

Santa is taking time out of his busy toy-making season to talk with the little ones about visions of sugar plums, toy soldiers and ponies! As attendees walk up to the decorated North Pole Annex (the Ohio Herb Education Center), they will be greeted by Santa's elves and helpers who will guide them through the letter writing station. They will also get a chance to sit on Santa's knee and pose for a special make & take gift. All ages are welcome.

For more information, contact the Parks & Recreation Department at 614.342.4250.
Senior Center to Host Annual Christmas Open House
The community is invited to attend the annual Christmas Open House at the Gahanna Senior Center, 480 Rocky Fork Blvd. on Wednesday, December 12 at 1 pm. The event will feature the Gahanna Lincoln High School Chorale, sing-alongs by the Kitchen Band and light refreshments. It's also rumored that Santa Claus is scheduled to make an appearance.

The event is FREE and open to members and non-members. Advance registration is recommended.

For more information about this event, contact the Gahanna Senior Center at 614.342.4265.
Volunteers Needed for the Holiday Character Breakfast
Visit Gahanna is in need of volunteers for its annual Holiday Character Breakfast at New Life Church, 3690 N. Stygler Rd. on Saturday, December 8 from 8 am-noon . Presented by Meijer, this community favorite features an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast, a performance by the Columbus Children's Theatre, face painting, hands-on crafts, activities, costumed characters and a visit with Santa.

To volunteer for the Holiday Character Breakfast, click here .
Register Today for Winter Camp Break
There's still time to register for Gahanna Parks & Recreation's Winter Break Camp! Experience the fun indoors with Camp Friendship staff December 26-28, 2018 and January 2-4, 2019 at Lincoln Elementary School, 515 Havens Corners Rd.

Enjoy games, activities, and field trips to places like Skate Zone 71, LEGOLAND Discovery Center and the Works Museum. Purchase all three days in a week and receive a $15 discount.

Click here to register for camp or visit the Parks & Recreation Department at Gahanna City Hall, 200 S. Hamilton Rd., Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm. For more information call 614.342.4250.
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