Bexley Strategic Plan Update - Initial Workshop March 6

March 6th at 6:30 pm, Bexley City Hall 

Bexley's Strategic Plan was last updated in 2013 (click here to view the 2013 plan), and is due for an update every 4 or so years.  The plan covers all aspects of City of Bexley services and areas of influence.  The plan update process is being facilitated by Mayor Kessler and Council Strategic Chair, Lori Ann Feibel.  A series of public workshops and stakeholder interviews will help to form the plan prior to it being presented by the Mayor to City Council for review and approval.  The initial public workshop will be March 6th at Bexley City Hall at 6:30 pm.  Come and hear a quick overview of what was in the 2013 plan, what has been accomplished, and provide your feedback on where you think Bexley should head in the future.  For more information, visit


Jeffrey Summer Camp Registration Dates for Summer 2017

Early Bird starting February 28 / Open registration starting March 7th 

Summer Camp is just around the corner! Be sure to pencil in our registration dates whether you are a returning or new camper! Visit for more information or to print off registration forms. Forms will only be accepted on the registration dates (in-person) or starting Monday, March 13th during normal office hours (M-F, 8a-430p). If you have any questions, please contact Katie Sarvas at 614.559.4300 or  

Early Bird (Returning Campers): February 28 & March 2, 5-7p @ Jeffrey Mansion
Bexley Resident Open Registration: March 7 & 9, 5-7p @ Jeffrey Mansion
Non-Resident Open Registration: Beginning Monday, March 13 during Rec Office hours (M-F, 8a-430p)


March 4th Jeffrey Woods Festival Details

Events throughout the day from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm at Bexley pool parking lot

The 2nd Annual Jeffrey Woods Festival will be held on Saturday, March 4th starting at 8am at the David H. Madison Community Pool parking lot.  Join us as we explore, harvest, and create from the beautiful trees that make up the arboretum that is Bexley.  The Jeffrey Woods Festival will include the making of the community-renowned Kelveden Maple Syrup, the Wood Chop Shop (Registration Required), a sawmill workshop, wood working demonstrations, and much more!   

Here's a schedule of events for the day:
8:00 am - 2:00 pm: Maple Syrup Production 
8:00 am - 2:00 pm: Wood Chop Shop
9:00 am: Sawmill Workshop
9:00 am to 11:00 am: Yellowood Design Studio - axe restoration demonstrations & sales
11:00 am: Wood Working Project with Bexley Furniture Maker Steve Walker (this is an interactive, kid-friendly project) 
1:00 pm: Cutting Board Demonstration

Note that the maple syrup workshop and wood chop shop require registration in order to officially participate, although residents are encouraged to observe any and all activities throughout the morning.  For those not registering, there will be plenty of opportunities to learn about the City's use of forest resources.

To register for events, visit  The Jeffrey Woods Festival is an educational offering of the Bexley Arboretum and the Bexley Recreation and Parks Department.


Bexley Business Expo is March 2nd

Second Annual Expo is March 2nd from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at Capital U.

Are you looking for an opportunity to meet with other business owners?  Interested in learning more ways to shop local?  Then join the Chamber of Commerce for the second annual BUSINESS EXPO to make connections, discover new local businesses, enjoy appetizers and a cash bar, and try free samples from area microbreweries.  Free admission for members of the public.  This event will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 pm on March 2nd.   At 6:00 pm the keynote speaker will be Linda Kass of Grammercy Books.  The Expo will be held at Capital University’s Student Union - Schneider Meeting Space.  Visit the Chamber of Commerce website for full information.


Columbus Changes to Traffic Signal at Main St & Alum Creek Dr

City of Columbus crews will make safety enhancements to the traffic signal at the intersection of E. Main Street and Alum Creek Drive the week of February 27, weather permitting. Crews will change the signal operation as seen from westbound E. Main Street at Alum Creek Drive.  Under the current configuration, vehicles can make a left turn when the signal is green (green circle) or when there is a green arrow.  

The signal operation will be changed to permit left turns only when the green arrow is lit. A red arrow will be displayed to remind drivers and cyclists in the turn lane that the turn is not allowed until the green arrow is displayed. The changes to this traffic signal will reduce the likelihood of a collision with left turning vehicles while maintaining the flow of traffic.

For more information, please visit