Councilmember Zach Klein Urges Residents To Take Precautions To Protect Themselves Against Crime

Dear Community Leaders,

As the Chairman of Public Safety Committee at Columbus City Council, I make it a priority to provide you with safety and crime prevention tools.  The following link will direct you to an interesting video by the Columbus Division of Police and The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, highlighting a unique look at criminal behavior, specifically burglary, from the perspective of a criminal. The hope is that we can better protect ourselves against crimes like burglary when we understand the thought process of the criminal.   I found it to be informative and helpful, and I hope this information helps you make safer decisions when protecting yourself and your neighborhoods.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WIBn0b2DcE

In the video, the “report it” system is mentioned.  Here is a link to this service, if you choose to register your valuables in the system:  http://reportit.leadsonline.com

Here is a link to Columbus Division of Police’s “Residential Security” tips: http://www.columbuspolice.org/units/srb/Crime%20Prevention%20Literature/Residential%20Security.pdf

To call The Columbus Division of Police, in a non-emergency situation, dial:   (614) 645-4545.

As more safety and crime prevention best practices information comes along, I’ll be sure to share.

Best,

 

Zach

Bill pending in Ohio to allow police to file a lawsuit to board up properties with repeated violent acts

The below link to Ohio House bill 126 is an important neighborhood safety bill.  This amendment to the nuisance section will add acts of violence to the law.

 

This much needed addition will allow all jurisdictions in the state to file a lawsuit in order to board up any property in which there are continued acts of violence.

 

This information needs to be shared across the city and state for support.

 

http://search-prod.lis.state.oh.us/solarapi/v1/general_assembly_131/bills/hb126/IN?format=pdf

Shared via the Google app

Landscaping Day – This Saturday April 25!

SPRING AND LANDSCAPING TIME HAS ARRIVED!

Well, this has been a cold, long winter, but now it’s spring!

We want to thank all the volunteers who have helped maintain both entrances, as well as various speed treatments, this past year. It makes our community look so much more attractive to future buyers when people take pride in our appearance.

We do, however, have several speed treatments that need adopted so we can continue the beautification of our community.  Spring also brings many new challenges to the upkeep of our front and back entrances as well.  Winter plays havoc on the plants and mulch, so there is much to be done this coming April!  So we need extra help to get it looking beautiful!   Please consider joining us on the 4th Saturday of the month going through November.

We meet at the front entrance (161) at 10:00 am, but if that doesn’t work with your schedule, you may come any day or time to help with the weeding and trimming.

Celebrate Earth Day with PUP Pledge

http://www.columbus.gov/pup/

 

HEY COLUMBUS! IT’S TIME TO PUP

PupLogoMilePUP stands for Pick Up Poop. All dog owners can “doo” the right thing and scoop poop when walking and in your own backyard. Our goal is clean water and PUPing is our law.

– See more at: http://www.columbus.gov/pup/

Assistance Applying for Medicaid for the Uninsured

Need Help With Medicaid?

If you would like assistance submitting your Medicaid Application or Renewal, join us for our Medicaid Enrollment Event.

Capital Park Family Health Center

2365 Innis Rd.

Columbus, OH 43224

March 26, 2015

1:00pm-6:00pm

 

You will need to bring with you:

•Photo ID

•Social Security Card (everyone that is applying for coverage)

•1040 tax form or recent pay stub

•Non citizens must bring green card

Cleveland Ave and 270 Construction Closures

Crews will begin to demolish the Cleveland Avenue bridge over I-270 tonight March 23.  The Ohio Department of Transportation will ask motorists to use the ramps at the interchange to safely proceed around the demolition work.

 

The new traffic pattern at Cleveland Avenue and I-270 starting tonight will impact drivers for most of the week, weather permitting.   As the bridge is being demolished, I-270 will close one direction at a time each night. Drivers on I-270 will exit at Cleveland Avenue, proceed through the traffic light and take the entrance ramp to get back on I-270. 

                                                                                                                                                                                          

Cleveland Avenue will remain open.

 

The bridge demolition work is expected to be completed by Thursday night, weather permitting.

 

The schedule for the demolition is as follows:

 

Tonight:
7 p.m.: Ramp from northbound Cleveland Avenue to westbound I-270 will close. The detour will be:

  1. Northbound Cleveland Avenue to Schrock Road, turn left onto westbound Schrock Road
  2. Continue on Schrock Road to Busch Boulevard and turn left onto southbound Busch Boulevard
  3. Continue on Busch Boulevard to S.R. 161 and turn left onto eastbound S.R. 161
  4. Continue on S.R. 161 to I-71 and turn left onto northbound I-71
  5. Continue on I-71 to I-270, then proceed onto westbound I-270

8 p.m.: Eastbound I-270 will be reduced to two lanes in each direction between S.R . 3 and I-71.

10 p.m.: Eastbound I-270 will be reduced to one lane and all lanes of westbound I-270 under Cleveland Avenue will close. Traffic will exit at Cleveland Avenue, and at Cleveland Avenue, continue straight through the intersection onto the entrance ramp to return to westbound I-270.

Also at 10 p.m.: The ramp from S.R. 3 to westbound I-270 will close. The detour will be southbound S.R. 3 to westbound S.R. 161, then continue on westbound S.R. 161 and enter northbound I-71.  Take northbound I-71 to westbound I-270.

5 a.m. Tuesday March 24: All lanes and ramps will be open.

 

Tuesday, March 24
7 p.m.: Ramp from southbound Cleveland Avenue to eastbound I-270 will close. The detour will be:

  1. Southbound Cleveland Avenue to S.R. 161, then turn left onto eastbound S.R. 161
  2. Continue on S.R. 161 to S.R. 3, then turn left onto northbound S.R. 3
  3. Continue on S.R. 3 to I-270, then proceed onto eastbound I-270

8 p.m.: I-270 will be reduced to two lanes in each direction between S.R. 3 and I-71.

10 p.m.: Westbound I-270 will be reduced to one lane, and all lanes of eastbound I-270 under Cleveland Avenue will close. Traffic will exit at Cleveland, go straight at the light and re-enter eastbound I-270.

Also at 10 p.m.: Ramp from northbound I-71 to westbound I-270 will close. The detour will be northbound I-71 to Polaris Parkway.  On Polaris Parkway, enter southbound I-71 and continue on I-71 southbound to eastbound I-270.

5 a.m.  Wednesday: All lanes and ramps will be open.

 

Wednesday, March 25
7 p.m.: Ramp from northbound Cleveland Avenue to westbound I-270 will close. The detour will be:

  1. Northbound Cleveland Avenue north to Schrock Road, then turn left onto westbound Schrock Road
  2. Continue on Schrock Road to Busch Boulevard, turn left onto southbound Busch Boulevard
  3. Continue on Busch Boulevard to S.R. 161, turn left onto eastbound S.R. 161
  4. Continue on S.R. 161 to I-71, then turn left onto northbound I-71
  5. Continue on northbound I-71 to I-270, then proceed onto westbound I-270

8 p.m.: I-270 will be reduced to two lanes in each direction between S.R. 3 and I-71.

10 p.m.: Eastbound I-270 will be reduced to one lane and all lanes of westbound I-270 under Cleveland Avenue will close. Traffic will have to exit at Cleveland Avenue, go straight at the traffic light and re-enter westbound I-270.

Also at 10 p.m.: The ramp from S.R. 3 to westbound I-270 will close. The detour will be southbound S.R. 3 to westbound S.R. 161.  Continue on westbound S.R. 161 to I-71.  Then take northbound I-71 to westbound I-270.

5 a.m.  Thursday, March 26: All lanes and ramps will be open.

 

Thursday, March 26
7 p.m.: Ramp from southbound Cleveland Avenue to eastbound I-270 east will close. The detour will be:

  1. Southbound Cleveland Avenue to S.R. 161, then turn left onto eastbound S.R. 161
  2. Continue on S.R. 161 to S.R. 3, then turn left onto northbound S.R. 3
  3. Continue on S.R. 3 to I-270, then proceed onto eastbound I-270

8 p.m.: I-270 will be reduced to two lanes in each direction between S.R. 3 and I-71.

10 p.m.: Westbound I-270 will be reduced to one lane and all lanes of eastbound I-270 under Cleveland Avenue will close. Traffic will have to exit at Cleveland Avenue, go straight at the traffic light and re-enter eastbound I-270.

Also at 10 p.m.: Ramp from northbound I-71 to westbound I-270 will close. The detour will be northbound I-71 to Polaris Parkway.  Turn left onto Polaris Parkway, then from  Polaris Parkway take southbound I-71 eastbound I-270.

5 a.m.  Friday, March 27: All lanes and ramps will be open.

 

Paving the Way reminds you to Share the Road. Be alert for cyclists, pedestrians and construction workers in construction zones.

Strawberry Farms Easter Egg Hunt is Back!

Come join us for our 2015 neighborhood Easter Egg Hunt Sunday, March 29th from 2-4pm at the EMA building!

Ages 0-10 are welcome to participate.

There will be crafts, face painting, bake sale, and a raffle as well.

The egg hunts will begin at 3:00pm and will be divided by age. If you are already a member of Strawberry Farms then this event will be free for you and your family!

Be sure to bring money for the delicious treats at the bake sale though, proceeds go to neighborhood improvements and more fun activities like this one!

Not a member? The egg hunt is just $3 per child or become a member for $15, which will also entitle you to free day of fun at our yearly Fall Festival! We hope to see many of you there!

Auditor’s Office website tutorial and Q&A set for Tuesday, March 24

The Franklin County Auditor’s Office will be hosting a website tutorial and Q&A on Tuesday, March 24 from 2 p.m. until 3 p.m. at the Franklin County Board of Elections, 1700 Morse Rd.

 

We will be doing a demo on the new property search function and answering any questions the audience may have.

 

Please feel free to attend and we look forward to seeing you!

 

If you are unable to attend but have questions on the website, please feel free to email me.

 

Thanks again!

 

– Dave

 

Dave O’Neil

    Director of Communications

373 S. High St., 21st floor

Columbus, Ohio 43215-6310

www.franklincountyauditor.com

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CERT Basic Training April 2nd – May 28th Thursdays 6-9PM

We would like to announce the next round of CERT Basic Training:

 

Dates: April 2nd – May 28th

Times: Thursdays 6-9pm

Location: FCEM&HS

5300 Strawberry Farms Blvd.

Columbus, OH 43230

 

Click here for more information

 

Register here

 

The classes are free. See you then!

 

Respectfully,

 

Christopher M. Williams

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Volunteer Coordinator

Franklin County Emergency Management and Homeland Security

5300 Strawberry Farms Blvd

Columbus Ohio 43230-1049

Office: (614) 794-0213

Fax: (614) 882-3209

www.fcemhs.org

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Weather Radio Programming for The Public Volunteer Opportunity

Good afternoon everyone,

 

Ben Gelber from Storm Team 4 would like volunteers to help him with programing weather radios for the public. Please respond to ben if you are interested. Contact Ben Gelber if you have any questions.

 

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For the 5th year, NBC4 is promoting severe weather safety by getting the word out about NOAA All Hazards Weather Alert Radios. Storm Team 4 and NBC4 staff offer a community outreach program — we go to a different Kroger location in central Ohio every Wednesday from 5-7 pm through spring and early summer.

 

Customers buy the radios and we program the weather radios for free. Here’s a sampling of locations. These events are featured every Wednesday during NBC4 at 5 and 6 evening newscasts.

 

We are looking for volunteers to join Storm Team 4  to assist customers. If you want to learn more, email your contact info to me at bgelber@wcmh.comand we’ll get in contact with you.

 

 

2015
Wed 3/25
300 S Hamilton Road
Gahanna, 43230
Wed 4/1
6417 Columbus Pike
Lewis Center, 43035
Wed 4/8
175 Lancaster Pike
Circleville, 43113
Wed 4/15
5991 Sunbury Road
Westerville, 43081
Wed 4/22  ??
1045 Hill Rd. North
Pickerington, 43137
Wed 4/29
800 Coshocton St
Johnstown, 43031
Wed 5/6
5965 Hoover Rd.
Grove City 43123
Wed 5/13
4656 Cemetary Rd
Hilliard  43026

 

 

Respectfully,

 

Christopher M. Williams

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Volunteer Coordinator

Franklin County Emergency Management and Homeland Security

5300 Strawberry Farms Blvd

Columbus Ohio 43230-1049

Office: (614) 794-0213

Fax: (614) 882-3209

www.fcemhs.org

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