Tips for the Cold Weather in Bexley 

Brrrr... Winterize your property for maximum quality and safety!

As the days get colder, please prepare your property for the conditions. Here are a few preventative tips for the winter season:

1. Turn off outdoor spigots - these can freeze and burst!
2. If you see a city water main break, please call (614) 559-4200 during regular office hours (M-F 8:00 am - 5:00 pm) or the non-emergency Bexley Police Department number after hours (614) 559-4444.
3. Keep sidewalks clear! It goes against our City's code to have too much snow on your sidewalk.
4. Change your furnace filter every 2-4 months to extend the quality of your furnace
5. Clean out your gutters. Clogged downspouts and gutters are the #1 cause of ice dams on household properties 

Stay warm, Bexley! 


Tree Disposal Guidelines

Pro-tips for tossing your Griswold-esque Masterpiece

If your tree is destined for the side of the road for pickup by Rumpke, Rumpke asks that you cut the trees into 4' lengths when possible, and that you not leave any tinsel or decorations on the tree.  Thank you!


Commission and Board Vacancies

Applications due by January 15 for ARB, BZAP, Tree Commission Vacancies

We are currently accepting applications for commission/board members for the Architectural Review Board, Board of Zoning Appeals and Planning, and the Tree and Public Gardens Commission.  If you have applied for one of these seats in the past, please don't hesitate to try again, as these are always competitive positions!  Bexley is incredibly blessed by our active volunteer community, and we appreciated your help.  For details regarding the vacancies, qualifications, and the application process, please visit www.bexley.org/commission-board-vacancies.


Applications for the Environmental Sustainability Council

Accepting applications through December 15th

We're looking for enthusiastic members to volunteer for the newly created Bexley Environmental Sustainability Advisory Council.  The Environmental Sustainability Council (ESAC) is charged with meeting the mission and goals established in the adopted Bexley Zero Waste Plan, and recommending to the City the implementation of programs and strategies as prioritized.  The ESAC may also provide advice to the City on other green policies, environmental, sustainability and energy issues.  Qualified residents should have a passion for environmental advocacy, or other meaningful experience.

Residents interested in being appointed can send a cover letter/email and a resume to Mayor Kessler's assistant, Debbie Maynard, via email at dmaynard@bexley.org.  Applicants are asked to express interest and provide their resume by December 15, 2017. 


Safe Conversations About Race - Series Kickoff!

Thursday, January 11th, 7:00 pm,  2nd Part -Bexley Public Library Auditorium

Join us for an interactive discussion about race with special insight into Bexley's past and present, in a safe space. Moderated by LC Johnson of the Columbus YWCA, this program will equip you with the tools to engage in conversations about race, challenge biases in your self and others, and tools for action. Bring your questions, observations and curiosity so that we can all grow from this intimate conversation. The dialogue will continue and develop over a series of three events in partnership with Bexley City Schools, the City of Bexley, and the Bexley Diversity & Inclusion Initiative. This series is funded by a generous grant from the Bexley Community Foundation. 

While the program is a series of three, you are encouraged but not obligated to attend all three events. The conversation will evolve and be different at every event. The remaining series dates are: 
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Thursday, March 1, 2018

Thursday's inaugural conversation will begin at 7:00 pm at the Bexley Public Library Auditorium.