The Bexley Board of Health is charged with facilitating and administering public health policy and overseeing the City's contract with the Franklin County Board of Health. The Board of Health meets on the third Tuesday of the first month of each quarter. See the City Calendar for more information.
Commissions, Boards, and Committees
Bexley's Commissions, Boards, Committees, and Task Forces are comprised of residents who volunteer their time, energy, and expertise to improving the City's built environment, administrative function, and strategic planning efforts.
For Commission and Board vacancies, please visit the Commission and Board Vacancies page of this website.
The Board of Zoning Appeals hears and renders decisions concerning variance requests. Additionally, the Board functions as the Architectural Review Board (ARB), reviewing and rendering decisions regarding proposed residential development plans. The Board of Zoning Appeals meets the second Thursday of the month at 7:00pm in City Hall.
Don Brosius, Chair
T. William Jones
To provide comments or feedback to the Board's members, click here.
The Civil Service Commission is invested with the power to prescribe, amend, and enforce rules for the classified service. The Civil Service Commission may also promulgate such rules, subject to approval by City Council, as it deems appropriate to promote an efficient civil service system based on merit and fitness. The Civil Service Commission meets the 2nd Wednesday of January, April, July, and October at 5:00pm in City Hall.
In late 2008, Bexley City Council passed an ordinance authorizing the creation of the Bexley Land Use Strategy Commission. The commission was charged with creating a Land Use Strategy in order to facilitate future land use policy and development efforts within the city, and in order to encourage a perpetual culture of proactive planning and appropriate redevelopment.
The Main Street Guidlines (Part II) Committee ("MSG II") is the second phase of the Main Street Guidelines process, which began in the late 1990s. In the past decade, development along East Main Street has evolved, with a variety of new developments that are bringing in TIF dollars that will fund further improvements to the public right-of-way. The Bexley Main Street Guidelines (Part II) Committee is in the process of creating a plan for an enhanced, vibrant Main Street in anticipation of the next generation of Bexley's development and evolution.
The Planning Commission regulates all development within the Neighborhood Commercial, North Cassady Office Commercial, General Commercial, Commercial Service, Open Space and Planned Unit Commercial, and Mixed Use Commercial zoning districts. The Planning Commission meets the 4th Monday of the Month at 6:00pm in City Hall. Please check the online city calendar or check with the Building Department for holiday schedule changes at 559-4240.
Brian Marsh, Chair
Pete Foster, Vice Chair
To provide comments or feedback to the Commission's members, click here.
The Bexley Board of Recreation consists of five Bexley residents who are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by City Council. Their duties are to oversee the operation of the Recreation Department. The Board of Recreation meets the second Thursday of each month at 5:30pm in Jeffrey Mansion.
Information on the Appointment Process
In late 2015, Bexley City Council authorized the creation of a committee to assist with the update of the Southwest Bexley Master Plan. The Southwest Bexley Master Plan was completed in 2003, and provided a series of recommendations for improving the southwest Bexley area, and for improving the interface between the University, the Seminary, and the City's residential neighborhoods. The City is now working in partnership with Capital University and Trinity Lutheran Seminary to identify new opportunities for improvement and cooperation in collectively improving the southwest area of the City. The Southwest Bexley Master Plan Update Committee will consist of members appointed by the Mayor, the President of Council, the Bexley Chamber of Commerce, Capital University, Trinity Seminary, and the South Bexley Neighborhood Association.
Mayor Kessler and Council President Madison are seeking applications from potential nominees for the South Bexley resident membership spots. If you are a resident of South Bexley who is interested in being an active member of the committee, please email a letter of interest and a resume to Debbie Maynard via email at email@example.com by February 10th. To view Ordinance 46-15, which created the update committee and specifies the appointment process, click here. To view the original Southwest Bexley Master Plan from 2003 click here.
The Tree and Public Gardens Commission consists of five members appointed by the Mayor. The duties of the Commission are to study the problems and determine the needs of the City of Bexley relative to a municipal tree care and tree planting program, develop a written plan for such, and make recommendations to Bexley City Council as to legislation concerning the tree program and activities for the City of Bexley.
For more information on the Tree and Public Gardens Commission, visit the Tree Commission page.
Public Input Session Set for January 19th at 5:30 PM at Bexley City Hall
A workshop meeting will be held at City Hall on January 19th, 2016 at 5:30 PM to discuss Phase II of the Broad Street Reconstruction project. Phase II is to include pavement resurfacing, signage streamlining, and potential bicycle infrastructure and streetscape improvements. The intent of the workshop is to gather public input on various elements of this stretch of Broad Street from Nelson to Gould Road, including feedback regarding traffic, signage, lighting, aesthetics, etc. Following this workshop, the Broad Street design steering committee will review resident suggestions and provide recommendations to be reviewed at a follow-up public meeting in February.
The City will be soliciting bids for Phase II of this project starting late winter/early spring with construction commencing soon thereafter. Two-way traffic will be maintained throughout the duration of this project along Broad Street and construction will be conducted in two block increments (least impactful to traveling public, employers/employees and local residents) as was done with Phase I in 2015.