Council Meet & Greet at Don Scott Hangar 1 on Sept. 10
Columbus City Council’s community meetings are coming to Northwest Columbus. Council will host a community meeting on Wednesday, September 10th, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at The Ohio State University Airport / Don Scott Field original Hangar 1, attached to the Barnstormer Grill, at 2160 West Case Road. This community meeting is a chance for residents to discuss any subject they choose in an informal, one-on-one setting with council members, their staff, and city department leaders. Hope to see you there! Click here for a flyer (JPG).
Candidates Night 2014 at Centennial H. S. on Oct. 14
In what is becoming an annual tradition, the Northwest Civic Association and the Franklin County Consortium for Good Government are holding a Candidates Night in the Centennial High School on Tuesday evening, October 14. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., refreshments will be served in the Hall of Flags, and moderated debates will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium. We hope to have some statewide and countywide candidates and judges (check back later for updates), along with district candidates including:
U.S. House of Representatives, 15th District
- Steve Stivers (Rep, incumbent)
- Scott Wharton (Dem)
Ohio Senate, 19th District
- Kris Jordon (Rep, incumbent)
- Neil Patel (Dem)
Ohio House of Representatives, 21st District
- Mike Duffey (Rep, incumbent)
- Will Johnsen (Grn)
- Dawn Valasco (Dem)
Ohio House of Representatives, 22nd District
- Andrew C. Hall (Rep)
- David Leland (Dem)
Ohio House of Representatives, 24th District
- Kathy Hoff (Dem)
- Stephanie Kunze (Rep, incumbent)
- Mark Noble (Lib)
It should be a fun night, so plan to attend and bring your neighbors!
SR-161 Shared-use Path Project Canceled
On August 28, 2014, the City of Columbus announced its decision “not to move forward with completing the environmental impact studies and engineering work for the proposed shared-use path between Linworth and Sawmill Roads at this time, and has cancelled the project with MORPC.” This project was identified as one of the Bicentennial Bikeways Plan’s top 12 priorities in 2012.
The announcement continues, “MORPC will soon be completing its SR 161 Traffic Study. Following the completion of the study, the regional partners will be working to determine the most appropriate next steps to improve the SR 161 Corridor. An extensive, Columbus city-wide community engagement process will begin this fall for the Multi-modal Transportation Plan to seek citizen input on a vision for a more multi-modal – ‘Complete Streets’ – approach to our city’s transportation network. The idea is to plan for all users – vehicles, pedestrians, bicyclists, transit and delivery trucks alike – when designing transportation improvements. Watch for notification of public meetings this fall.”
Godown Park Goes to the Dogs!
A cooperative effort between Columbus and Worthington created an outstanding dog park at the north end of Godown Road. Over 5.5 acres and split into two sections for small and large dogs, the Dog Park at Godown received first place for the prestigious Ohio Parks and Recreation Association Partnership Awards. Check out the park on Facebook, and when you come, please abide by the rules – they help assure everyone’s safety.
NWCA seeks new trustees!
Are you concerned about your community? Do you want to be a decision maker in a well-established community organization? The Northwest Civic Association is looking for you! The Board is looking to fill several vacancies and is currently seeking resumes. If you are interested, please email us your contact information, a brief bio, and a one-paragraph (or longer) statement about why you want to be on the board.
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