City Council finance committee chair Tim Madison has set a timeline for review and discussion of the 2015 Bexley City budget. Per Bexley Charter, the City budget is prepared by the Mayor and submitted for review and approval by City Council. An initial presentation of the budget will be made to City Council at its September 23rd meeting, followed by a series of review processes and opportunities for revision leading up to the ultimate passage of the budget prior to the end of the year. To view Councilman Madison's proposed budget review timeline, please click here.
Registration for this fall's recreation activities begins Monday, August 4 at noon, so pick your favorites activities now! The Recreation Brochure is available at City Hall, Jeffrey Mansion, the Bexley Public Library, and online here. Be sure to check out the Community Campout, the Main Event, the Splish Splash and Dash Youth Triathlon, and the Labor Day Block Party. There are also plenty of great offerings for all ages, from dance to yoga to sports. Download the recreation brochure now!
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.
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.