Bexley's State of the Community Address is February 21st at the Drexel Theatre

The 2017 State of the Community Address will occur on Tuesday, February 21st at 6:30 pm at the Drexel Theatre.  

Once a year, leaders from the Bexley School District, the City of Bexley, the Bexley Library, Capital University, CSG, St. Charles, Trinity Seminary, the Bexley Community Foundation, and the Bexley Chamber of Commerce give a whirlwind tour of highlights from the year behind and what to expect in the year ahead. This year, the event is being hosted at the Drexel Theatre, which has recently been splendidly renovated.  Doors will open at 6:30 pm, and the community update will start at 7:00 pm. If you're able, come join us on Tuesday, February 21st, for the 5th annual "State of the Community" event!  No need to RSVP!


City Council Retreat Agenda for February 10th and 11th

February 10 - 11, 2017
Friday, February 10, 2017 at 5:45: Bexley City Hall
1) Call to Order
2) Roll Call of Members
3) Pledge of Allegiance
4) Public Comment on Items Not on Agenda
5) 6:00 – 7:00 Open discussion with Gahanna Mayor Tom Kneeland and
Whitehall Economic and Service Director Zach Woodruff
6) Good and Welfare
7) Adjourn
7:00 – 9:00 Dinner at Giuseppe’s 

February 11, 2017: 9:00 – 4:00
Capital University – Convergent Media Center 220 Crane Conference Room
9:00 – 9:10 Call to Order, Roll Call of Members, Pledge of Allegiance, and Public Comment
on Items Not on Agenda
9:10 – 12:00 a. Follow up on meetings with Gahanna Mayor Tom Kneeland and
Whitehall Economic and Service Director Zach Woodruff
b. Reading and discussion of Vision & Mission Statements
c. Strategic Plan Update Brain Storming Session: Lori Ann and Ben
- With Bill Doorman
12:15 Break and Lunch
12:15 – 1:00 Lunch and
Combating Fake News: Critical Consumption and Digital Citizenship
- Autumm Caines, Capital University Associate Director of Academic Technology
1:00 – 2:30 Continuation of Strategic Plan Update Brain Storming Session: Lori Ann and Ben
- With Chief Rinehart, Auditor Harvey, and Mike Price
2:30 – 4:00 Discussion with City Attorney Marc Fishel
a. Committee Structure
b. Uniform Rules of Conduct for Council, Commissions, and Boards
c. Discussion of “standing”
d. Discussion of separation of powers
e. Discussion of “Sanctuary City” issue
4:00 – 4:15 New Business, Old Business, Good and Welfare, and Adjourn

Southwest Bexley Framework Plan Public Workshop on Jan 25

Workshop to Review Framework Plan Options Jan 25, 6:30 pm at Bexley City Hall

At the January 25th public workshop for the Southwest Bexley Master Plan Update, please come and provide feedback on early draft concepts that will be presented.  The draft options have been prepared as a result of initial public feedback, and will provide a variety of options that are under consideration for the final plan.  The workshop will be fully interactive, and focused on getting your feedback!

For more info on upcoming meetings and the master plan process, including a copy of the current Southwest Bexley Master Plan, please visit http://www.bexley.org/swbmp.  


Upcoming Columbia Gas Public Improvement Projects


Columbia Gas of Ohio will continue pipeline improvements on Parkview, Drexel, Stanbery and Maryland Avenues as well as Ashbourne Place/Road in the winter/spring of 2017. There are preliminary construction procedures that may include locating and recording the sewer line from inside your home to the outside. Columbia Gas representatives, in conjunction with their contractor RLA Utilities/Northern Pipeline will come to customer's homes to perform this work, and will leave a door tag with contact information if customers are unavailable. All Columbia contractors carry an ID and will be happy to show it. For additionalinformationregarding these projects visit www.bexley.org/service-department.


Gramercy Books Opening Weekend Celebrations

January 27-29th - Events for the whole family!

Gramercy Books is excited to announce a Grand Opening Celebration with a weekend's worth of events for you to enjoy!  They've put together an incredible lineup of Ohio authors and artists who will be joining the opening celebration.

Friday, January 27

Maggie Smith, poet, 7:00pm
Reading, meet ’n greet, and book signing

Saturday, January 28
Will Hillenbrand, children’s book author and illustrator, 11:00am
Reading, meet ’n greet, and book signing

Eric Gnezda, songwriter, 3:00pm
Live music and memoir
Lee Martin, novelist/memoirist, 7:00pm
Reading, author talk, and book signing

Sunday, January 29

11:30am – 3:30pm
Screening of Goosebumps, The Movie; post-screening author visit and book signing with 
R.L. Stine, best-selling children’s author

Tickets for R.L. Stine event must be purchased in advance at Gramercy Books. Limited tickets are available. 

For a $10 ticket, you will receive:
* A book by R.L. Stine valued at $6.99
* Admission to a special movie viewing of Goosebumps (Drexel Theatre / 11:30am
* A visit with R.L. Stine (Drexel Theatre / 1:20)
* Book signing by R.L. Stine (Drexel Theatre lobby / 2:00pm / purchased books only)

For more information, visit www.gramercybooksbexley.com.