Monday
Jan292018

Let's Plant a Tree


The Bexley tree planting program provides a $100 discount for planting a tree!

With Spring around the corner, now's a great time to think about planting a tree.  Trees offer shade and beautification that helps regulate the temperature in your house and provide a beautiful amenity to your yard.  Funded by private grant dollars, the Bexley Tree Planting Program offers a discount of $100 off of the retail price of approved trees at participating Oakland Nursery locations. This program is open to everyone in the City on a first-come-first-served basis. 

The program is designed to encourage the planting of trees on private property to help ensure the long term stability and health of Bexley’s tree canopy.  To learn more and download an application, please visit www.bexley.org/forestry.

Monday
Jan292018

Report a Pothole (Please!)


Call the Bexley Public Service Department at (614) 559-4220, or Bexley Base it!

As you might have noticed, potholes are a common problem during the winter months in Ohio. Bexley city crews strive to catalog and repair severe potholes in a timely and proper manner (often within 24 hours from when they were reported), however on rare occasions a few may go unnoticed. If you are aware of a pothole please report it to the City's Public Service Department at (614) 559-4220. Additionally you can report potholes on the Bexley Base mobile app!

Friday
Jan192018

Jeffrey Mansion Master Plan Refresh


We'd Like Your Help!

Thanks in no small part to a generous commitment from the Bexley Community Foundation of $1,000,000. The City of Bexley is in the beginning stages of planning a renovation project at Jeffrey Mansion to help accommodate the continued growth of recreation programming and community space needs at the Mansion. The first step in the project planning process is to refresh the 2008 Jeffrey Mansion Master Plan in order to make sure we are aligning our plans to best serve the contemporary needs of the community. If you're interested in becoming involved with the steering committee, please visit www.bexley.org/jeffreymansion for an application.

Friday
Jan192018

Bexley's Diversity and Inclusion Initiative


For a full list of events, click here!

For the first half of 2018, the Bexley Diversity and Inclusion Initiative will be co-hosting monthly events that dive into the conversations of race, ethnicity, culture, religion, and much more. From guest speakers to community forums - there is sure to be something for everyone to learn from. We hope you enjoyed the enriching MLK Day of Learning at Capital University this week. As we near February, we want to remind you of the next upcoming event in the Diversity and Inclusion Initiative series. Join the Bexley Minority Parents Alliance on 2/22/18 for Culture and Conversation in the Bexley Public Library auditorium. 

If you have any questions or would like to get more involved, please email or call Sam Metcalf - smetcalf@bexley.org, (614) 559-4255.

Tuesday
Jan022018

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!