Arbor Day: Friday, April 25

Join the City of Bexley for Arbor Day fun all day Friday, April 25.

9 a.m.: City arborists will lead a Tree Walk starting at City Hall. The Tree Walk will feature the first 13 trees we've labeled for the arboretum (eventually, this will include all 133 species). 

3:30 p.m.: We'll be planting 20 new trees at Wolfe Park with the help of the Bexley Volunteer Organization. Anyone from the community who wishes to join is more than welcome to do so!

5 p.m.: Head over to Giuseppe's, where they'll be featuring a cocktail made with our Bexley maple syrup.

Sunset: Check out the uplighting installed in our Main Street medians.

To see a map of our labeled trees, click here. We look forward to seeing you Friday, April 25 for Arbor Day in the only City in the world that's an arboretum! 


Important Community Alert

Thursday evening, a white male described as 35-50 years old with black hair and a goatee was parked in a white Chrysler 300 near Maryland Avenue and Cassady Avenue. The car was described as being "very shiny" and "very clean." He allegedly asked a child in the area who was unknown to him to get in the car. Bexley Police have vigilantly searched Bexley for this driver and car and will continue to do so. We ask that you help us by keeping an eye out for this vehicle and call the Bexley Police Department immediately at 559-4444 if it is spotted. Please remind your children that if a stranger approaches them, to run away and tell a trusted adult. 


Flag Retirement Ceremony - April 26th

Jonathan Giannoutsos from Troop 603 will be holding a flag retirement ceremony for his Eagle Scout Project on April 26th from 9:00 a.m. to noon at the shelter by Jeffrey Mansion.  Currently he is collecting American flags for retirement in a dropbox at Jeffrey Mansion.  Come see this patriotic display and learn how to retire flags. 


Thanks for Attending the 2014 State of the Community Address! 

Thanks to all who attended the 2014 State of the Community Address, held the evening of Thursday, April 10 at the Columbus School for Girls' beautiful new theatre. Representatives from the City of Bexley, Trinity Lutheran Seminary, Capital University, Columbus School for Girls, St. Charles Preparatory School, Bexley City School District, the Bexley Public Library, the Bexley Community Foundation, and the Bexley Area Chamber of Commerce all gave updates on their respective institutions. 

To view the slides from the City of Bexley's presentation, by Mayor Ben Kessler, please click here.


RITA Tax Return Issues

Some residents have reported issues with using the Regional Income Tax Agency's website (RITA) to file their tax return. Residents who have had problems will not be penalized. Thank you for your patience as we work with RITA to resolve this problem.

If you have questions, contact RITA at 866.721.7482.

The City of Bexley Finance Office can be reached at 559.4260.