Today, ThisWeek News reported that the City's new refuse contract would be charging citizens $4.91 more per month. The facts were confused in the article. In our current contract, residents are billed $25.83. With the new contract, residents will be billed $24.82, resulting in a savings of around $1 per month to Bexley households. ThisWeek News has corrected the article online, but the incorrect article has already been printed and will be circulated to Dispatch customers Thursday, July 17. If you would like further information about the refuse contract or have any questions, feel free to contact our Service Department at 559-4220.
You can access the correct story here.
The Bexley Water Department will begin flushing fire hydrants in the City of Bexley on August 4th, 2014. One crew will be assigned to the area south of Main Street; one crew to the area between Main Street and Broad Street; and one crew to the area north of Broad Street. Work will continue each day until completion of the flushing. This is expected to take one week. A daily schedule of the hydrant flushing will be available on this web site.
Individual water service may be discolored for a short time during the flushing program. Although the water may be cloudy, it is safe to drink. We do advise however, not to wash clothing if the water is discolored. To test for discoloration, run the cold water for two minutes. Thank you for your patience during this process.
City Council voted early the morning of Thursday, June 26 on the planning commission appeal, deciding to affirm the planning commission's decision, subject to additional conditions regarding parking configuration and the building height. You can access video and audio of both meetings here.
This follow-up report was drafted by the City administration, and does not necessarily reflect the views of City Council members.
On Monday, June 9, residents met with City staff, the City’s commercial plan reviewer, the Mayor, and some Planning Commission members, Board of Zoning Appeals members, and members of City Council to discuss Bexley’s planning process. The Q&A session was called, by the administration, in response to resident concerns that had been expressed particularly in relation to Bexley’s planning standards, zoning laws, and ordinances relating to public notification of upcoming Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals hearings.
The conversation during the evening covered a wide variety of topics, with the session beginning at 6:30 pm and running until past 9:00 pm. This narrative is intended to cover some major themes from the conversation, and to provide a report back to participants and any other interested residents as to what next steps the City will be taking to address some of the issues and ideas that were raised.