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Winter Weather

With the winter weather season upon us, we want to remind all residents of the importance of keeping streets clear for our snow plows and salt trucks when wintry conditions are imminent.  If possible, please use your driveway or garage to park your cars rather than on streets.  Our drivers can do a much better job clearing streets when they do not have to contend with parked cars.  Thank you.


Jeffrey Mansion - Alcohol Policy

Starting January 1, 2013, alcohol will be permitted during rentals of Jeffrey Mansion.  With the passage of Ordinance 45-12 on August 28, 2012, Bexley City Council provided the framework from which a Jeffrey Mansion Alcohol Policy could be crafted. 

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Public Hearing Yard Signs Are Coming Soon

The City of Bexley will begin using yard signs to help notify residents of public hearings pertaining to property variances and architectural review issues being heard before the Board of Zoning Appeals, Planning Commission, or Bexley City Council.  This is fairly common practice among suburbs in central Ohio, and in fact the City has been using yard signs for demolition hearings for many years.  The blue signs will provide the date and time of the hearing, the general topic of the hearing, and a website link for detailed application information.  The signs will begin to be used for hearings occuring in October of 2012 and beyond.


Livingston Area Revitalization Update

Over the past several months Mayor Kessler has been meeting with leaders from local institutions that have a vested interest in Livingston Avenue. These include meetings specific to Livingston Avenue rejuvenation with Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman; the Columbus planning department; the leadership of the Columbus Jewish Community Center, the Columbus Jewish Foundation and the Columbus Jewish Federation; the Berwick Civic Association; Wexner Heritage Village; Capital University; the Bexley Community Foundation; and the Columbus Foundation. All groups have affirmed the importance of a Livingston Avenue corridor that reflects the quality communities and built environments of the Berwick and Bexley areas.

On August 2, 2012, the Livingston Area Consortium met for the first time to discuss common goals and perceived challenges associated with the revitalization of the Livingston Avenue corridor bordering Berwick and Bexley.

Bexley and Columbus reported to the group on a number of initiatives that are already under way, including Columbus' creation of a Community Commercial planning overlay on Livingston Avenue, and Bexley's work on the proposed Alum Creek Park; changes to Bexley development policy which have already resulted in new development being attracted to the corridor; legal action being sought against absentee landlords; and the current status of the proposed Livingston Area TIF District.

A subgroup of the consortium has been tasked with gathering follow up information for the group, summarizing the conversation from the first meeting, and preparing a series of actionable items for moving redevelopment of the corridor forward.


Bexley's Presentation to the Livingston Area Consortium - August 2, 2012 

Livingston Area Consortium Partners:
City of Bexley
City of Columbus
Berwick Civic Association
Jewish Federation
Jewish Foundation
Jewish Community Center
Wexner Heritage Village
Capital University
The Columbus Foundation
Bexley Community Foundation


Help Your Neighbor: Code Enforcement Volunteer Program

The City of Bexley's Code Enforcement office is developing a volunteer program to help residents who are having a difficult time maintaining the exterior of their property due to unforseen circumstances.  Volunteers can help with landscaping, painting, window washing, or other light exterior maintenance.  

If you need help at your residence or would like to volunteer to help those in need please contact Dave Hays, code enforcement officer, at dhrdlickabexley.org or by phone at (614) 559-4247.