Capital University Stadium Lights and Sound Appeal Details

Bexley City Council has received a notice of appeal, by the South Bexley Neighborhood Association, of the Bexley Planning Commission's decision to approve, subject to restrictions, the Capital stadium lights application. The appeal will be heard by City Council on Tuesday, January 20th at 6:00 pm, in the Cassingham school cafeteria. Should the hearing go past 11:00 pm, City Council will recess until 6:00 pm on Wednesday, January 21st, at which point in time the hearing would continue. Those wishing to learn more about the application and planning approval process can visit

UPDATE (1/8/2015):
To view the agenda for the appeals hearing, please click here

UPDATE (1/14/2015):
To view correspondence received in relation to the pending appeal, please click here.


Bexley's Top 14 in 2014

We sat down at the end of the year and took a moment to reflect back on the year behind us.  Phew - turns out we were busy!  See our top 14 countdown for '14 below...

To view the top 14 countdown, visit this photo gallery page.



The City of Bexley will not be moving to a semi-automated trash pickup system as previously advertised. On December 9, 2014, Bexley City Council approved new trash and recycling rates for 2015-17 starting on January 1, 2015. City Council and staff also determined that it would be in the city’s best interest to accept Rumpke Waste and Recycling’s three year “status quo” option given new information regarding the semi-automated option that was brought to light during contract negations. Specifically, while the City was told that additional cans would be able to be purchased by residents for a one time fee, it had not been specified that this was to be in addition to a recurring monthly fee in the range of $5.00 to $7.00. This recurring fee would negate any cost savings and would cost considerably more for residents requiring more than one can for trash or recycling. Due to this change, the City felt that it would be in the best interests of residents to retain our current level of service with Rumpke, with no change to the plan options.

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City Council sets 2015 Budget Review Timeline

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.


Bexley Planning Process Q&A - Follow-up Report

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.

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