Bexley Harvest Festival Scheduled for October 12

October 12, 2018, 6:00 - 8:00 pm - Jeffrey Park

Come out to Jeffrey Mansion and Park to celebrate our annual Harvest Festival. Please join the Bexley Recreation & Parks Department on Friday, October 12th from 6:00pm - 8:00pm. 

The Harvest Festival is a great time for the entire family. Activities include a Corn Maze, Hayrides, Enchanted Walk, Live Music, Balloons, Face Painting and a Bonfire! This is a free community event, so bring the family and come celebrate the fall season. Several community groups will be selling pizza; Mayor's famous chili; pop-corn; hot and cold drinks; and dessert. 


Tree Branches and Power Lines are Down in Bexley

Please Use Caution When Treating a Fallen Tree or Power Line!

City crews will be out all day and into the evening removing and disposing of fallen City trees and branches. We have representatives coming to Bexley from the National Weather Service to assess the situation and figure out what kind of storm passed through this morning - whether it be a tornado or a straight-line windstorm. If you need assistance determining if a fallen tree is a private or City tree, please call our Service Department - (614) 559-4220. 

If you know it's a private tree that fell, we recommend calling a professional arborist to help remove the tree. Please be aware of any fallen power lines that may be hidden by leaves! If you find a power line down near your property, please contact AEP immediately. Their Customer Solutions Center ‭number is (800) 672-2231‬.


Can You See Me Now? Drug & Alcohol Awareness Event

This Thursday, September 27, 7:00 pm at the Bexley Public Library 

This Can You See Me Now? event is part of a HART drug and alcohol use awareness initiative, which is designed to educate on prevention and warning signs. The event is a powerful and immersive look into addiction and its tragic outcomes.  At the event you'll be able to ask questions and learn how to start important conversations on your own. This program is for parents, educators, coaches, youth leaders, caregivers, advisors, and anyone connecting with the youth population. This event is for those who are 18+ years of age! For more information, please click here


Bexley CHAT's Vibrant Village East

The Bexley Community Health Action Team (CHAT) is working with community partners to develop Vibrant Village East for the 43209 zip code. This is a community based effort that will provide specific services to adults who are 50 and older. There are a few ways you can get involved to help develop their plans.

Complete the VVE Survey:

Participate in a Focus Group:
October 10, 2:30 - 3:30 pm at the Bexley Public Library
October 16, 12:00 - 1:00 pm at the Jewish Community Center
October 18, 6:30 - 7:30 pm at Bexley City Hall for caregivers
November 5, 12:00 - 1:00 pm at Jewish Family Services for seniors & caregivers
You can sign up to register by visiting www.bit.ly/VVEfocusgroups, or, by calling (614) 228 - 7498.

Attend the Town Hall:
Monday, November 12, 6:00 pm at Bexley City Hall


Notice: Mosquito Spraying Scheduled for Tonight, Sept. 20th

Scheduled to Start at 8:30 pm Tonight

We apologize for the short notice, but we received word yesterday morning that a mosquito trap in Bexley tested positive for the mosquito species which is a carrier of the West Nile Virus. We want to be proactive in our efforts to protect our community and get the spraying completed before this weekend, which will happen tonight at 8:30 pm. 

The Franklin County Public Health Department will be honoring the same households and properties which opted out of the last spraying for tonight's spraying, too. This treatment is scheduled for the evening, after bee and other insect populations are no longer active or vulnerable, and when the mosquitoes that are West Nile Virus carriers are most active. Note that this treatment will not impact all mosquito species which are active in Bexley, so residents should continue to be vigilant about removing sources of standing water, etc. to discourage mosquito population growth.

Please Note: The chemicals used in this spraying are Permethrin and Piperonyl Butoxide. When sprayed correctly at the recommended pounds per acre, it is not toxic. The FCPHD will be spraying at .0035 lbs/acre - which is incredibly low.

For more information on the testing and treatment program offered by Franklin County Public Health, click here.

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