The David H. Madison Community Pool is set to open for the Summer this Saturday, May 25th at 12 noon. The pool is open to Bexley Residents and their guests. Residents can purchase memberships or a daily admission pass. With amazing amenities such as a zero depth entry leisure pool with a play structure, an 8-lane competition pool, a diving well, two (2) water slides, a toddler pool and a splash pad, the community pool provides hours upon hours of fun in the sun for all ages.
"The Main Event" is a monthly mingle on Main Street from May through September this summer. This event will bring together Movies on Main (a free, outdoor movie series on Capital's main lawn), along with a revamped Music on Main, and based on strong interest from restaurants and merchants we are also adding restaurant specials and merchant open houses into the mix. The best part? It's all free, thanks to the generous support of our sponsors the Bexley Community Foundation, First Bexley Bank, the Drexel Theatre, and Capital University.
May 24th Main Event
May's Main Event will feature the movie Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted shown on a jumbo HD screen and live music from the Shazzbots on Capital University's Main Street lawn.
7:00pm - Zoo animals, Jack Hanna contest, music from the Shazzbots, story time from the Bexley Library, crafts from Piccadilly, yard games from Bexley Recreation and Park Department
9:00pm - Madagascar 3
Prior to the showing of the movie, there will be a visit by the Columbus Zoo with zoo animals, a Jack Hanna Look-a-Like contest, yard games, zoo crafts by Piccadilly, a musical pre-show, and in addition we are lining up restaurant specials and merchant open houses. Bring a lawn chair or a picnic blanket and enjoy lots of activities and a movie under the stars at this May's Main Event!
The City of Bexley has contracted with Franklin County Public Health for mosquito control
in 2013. Franklin County Public Health uses an Integrated Pest Management approach with a public health focus to reduce and control disease-carrying mosquitoes.
Historical data about mosquito breeding locations, areas that traditionally have high adult mosquito populations, and the frequency and distribution of mosquito-borne diseases throughout Franklin County also allow us to concentrate and focus our efforts. We also rely on residents to report areas that they suspect may be mosquito breeding areas and/or when there is an increase in adult mosquito activity.
Detailed information about the mosquito program and a form to request service or report an area of concern is available on the web site. Visit www.myfcph.org or call Franklin County Public Health’s Mosquito Bite Line at (614)525-BITE (2483).
Did You Know...
A single water-filled bucket can produce hundreds of biting mosquitoes.
• Most disease-causing mosquitoes spend their entire lives near their container-breeding site.
• While the adult mosquito’s life expectancy is not usually more than a few weeks, the female may lay
several batches of eggs each containing several hundred eggs during its life.
What can you do?
Take a few minutes to go outside and look around your yard. Anything that holds water could be a potential breeding site for mosquitoes. It doesn’t take much water and it doesn’t take much time. Why raise mosquitoes in your own back yard? Dump those containers; turn them upside down; or better yet put them inside your garage or basement. It is such a simple, but very effective way, to protect your family from mosquito-borne diseases like encephalitis and West Nile virus.
To report an area of concern or to learn more about the mosquito program visit www.myfcph.org or call Franklin County Public Health’s Mosquito Bite Line at (614)525-BITE (2483).
City Council will be discussing solutions to water and sewer infrastructure repairs and replacement, including the possibility of assessing a water and sewer capital fee in addition to standard water and sewer rates. This discussion is in part necessitated by EPA mandates affecting local governments throughout the State of Ohio that will require extensive alterations and upgrades to the City's sanitary sewer and storm sewer systems.
Residents are invited to attend this Council meeting to learn more about this topic, which will be discussed specifically at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall at the May 28th council meeting. The Council meeting begins at 5:45 p.m. and everyone is always welcome to attend. City Council meetings are held at City Hall, 2242 East Main Street, Bexley, Ohio and will be streamed "live" through this web site or recorded for future viewing.
We are delighted to announce that this week the Bexley Community Foundation Board of Directors announced their financial support of two grant applications from the City of Bexley. The awards are presented to the Bexley Police Department for $5,000 and to the Bexley Recreation and Parks Department in collaboration with Bexley Celebrations Association for $4,450. Special thanks to Bexley Sergeant Dawn Overly for her work on the Police Department Community Education Grant and Bexley Recreation Director Mike Price for his work on the Community Events Yard Banner Grant.
The full text of the Bexley Community Foundation Press Release is below: