APRIL 2019
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On May 7, 2019 , Gahanna voters are being asked to consider Issue 12.
Issue 12 proposes:
  1. Increasing the earned income tax rate in Gahanna from 1.5% to 2.5%
  2. Increasing the credit for taxes paid to other cities for those residents that work outside the city of Gahanna from 83.33% to 100%
  3. The funds would be dedicated in the following way:
  • 75% toward capital improvement for public safety, parks facilities, streets, buildings, trails and playground equipment
  •  25% toward operations for safety and parks and recreational programming

A Gahanna Resident Tax Scenario Calculator is available online to see how Issue 12 will impact you directly. To access the calculator, visit www.gahanna.gov/issue12/ , scroll down and follow the directions provided.

Note : Retirement incomes (401k, pensions, and social security), military compensation, disability and unemployment compensation are not subject to income tax and therefore will not see a change in their take home pay due to the rate increase.

For additional questions, please contact information@gahanna.gov .    

* Early voting has begun. In person voting is available at the Franklin County Board of Elections, 1700 Morse Road, Columbus, Ohio 43229 ( Google Map ). For more information or to request an absentee ballot visit the Franklin County Board of Elections website .
The Gahanna Parks & Recreation Department is hiring camp counselors and camp leadership positions.

Whether you are looking for your first job or returning to Parks & Rec for another fun-filled summer, we have the perfect job for you!
Section Four of Big Walnut Trail
New West Side Park
Gahanna Parks & Recreation will host ribbon cuttings in April to celebrate the official opening of two long awaited projects - Section Four of Big Walnut Trail and the opening of the new park on McCutcheon Road.

Big Walnut Trail
The newest section of Big Walnut Trail will be unveiled near the site of the former FOP on E. Johnstown Road near Stonybrook Church (485 Cherry Bottom Road) on April 26 at 10 a.m . The community is invited for refreshments and to see the outcome of the McKenna Creek restoration project.

City Leaders to Unveil New Park Name
A day of celebration is planned on Saturday, April 27 at Gahanna’s newest park on the west side of the city.
City leaders will unveil the park’s name with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10 a.m .
Attendees are invited to play on the new playground and stay for a light pancake breakfast with CenterPoint Church, 620 McCutcheon Rd, following the ceremony.

Click here to read the full story in This Week Community News.
Cool off during the hot summer months at Gahanna Swimming Pool or Hunters Ridge Pool. Enjoy lap swimming, 12’ diving wells, swim lessons, swim teams, concession stands, playgrounds, covered rentable shelters, special events and parties, handicap accessibility, and shaded, open grass areas.

Families and individuals are welcome to explore many pool membership options. Purchase a membership before May 31 for a series of 3 payments, or in the month of June for 2 payments. The first payment will be at the time of purchase and the remaining payments will be charged on the 1st of each following month.

Purchase your membership here .

Whether it's your first summer looking for a camp experience or you're a seasoned pro, Camp Friendship Camping Co. and our specialized camp programs offer a wide variety of choices to help customize and suit your family's summer needs and your camper's interests.

We are excited to offer the following camps for children ages 5-12: Camp Hannah – Discovery, Camp Friendship – Adventure, Summer Preview and Back to School Bash.

Don't delay, spots are limited and filling up quickly!

Click here for online registration or check out our Summer 2019 edition of The Current
Niccolò Paganini, from the Columbus sister city of Genoa, Italy, is one of the world’s most celebrated artists. His 276-year old violin, the “Il Cannone”, is most famous for the rich and powerful sounds it produces.
Greater Columbus Sister Cities International will host this Italian national treasure in Columbus from May 11-19.

  • Music Director Rossen Milanov with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, featuring Concertmaster Joanna Frankel performing on the “Il Cannone” violin, will present a concert dedicated to the cultural exchange between the two sister cities on Wednesday, May 15.
  • Il Cannone violin will also be on display for public viewing at the Columbus Museum of Art from May 11–19.

Don't miss a once in a lifetime opportunity to hear and experience the world’s most important violin!

For more information and to purchase tickets visit http://columbussistercities.com/paganini-violin-exchange/
The census is much more than just a head count. It provides a picture of our nation that helps determine where to build new schools, hospitals, and businesses; how federal funding is distributed; and how congressional seats are apportioned. It also helps us see how our communities have changed over time. That’s why an accurate count is so important

Counting everyone in the United States and five U.S. territories is a massive undertaking. It constitutes the nation’s largest peacetime mobilization of its workforce. To help, the U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of people across the country to assist with the 2020 Census count.

Help ensure that everyone in your community is counted. Apply to help with this important event.

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