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Feb 22 2012

Franklin County Achieves Final Goal in Bringing Clean Water and Safe Sewage Treatment System to Timberlake Subdivision

Bringing to end a nearly decade long environmental predicament in the southwest corner of Franklin County, County Commissioners are ordering the shutdown of a failing privately-owned water and sewer treatment facility serving the Timberlake Subdivision in Pleasant Township.

Feb 17 2012

Franklin County Treasurer and the Franklin County Commissioners Unveil New Land Bank to Fight Blight and Protect Property Values

In the ongoing fight against neighborhood blight in Central Ohio, Franklin County Treasurer Ed Leonard and the Franklin County Board of Commissioners are unveiling the county’s newest tool to address the persistent problem of vacant and abandoned properties.

Feb 16 2012

Moody's: Franklin County's Aaa Rating is 'Stable'

After completing its reviews of Aaa issuers that had recently been assigned a ‘negative’ outlook due to indirect linkages to the U.S. government’s credit rating, Moody’s Investors Service revised the outlook to ‘stable’ from ‘negative’ for Franklin County’s outstanding general obligation debt, along with 118 other local governments.

Feb 16 2012

Franklin County Commissioners and Sheriff's Office to Partner on Modernization Management Study

As part of the continued partnership to modernize the management of Franklin County’s safety resources and investments, the Franklin County Board of Commissioners and Franklin County Sheriff Zach Scott will launch in March an innovative assessment study of the Sheriff’s Office.

Jan 24 2012

County Receives Unexpected Boost in Federal Community Development Funding

Following President Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech - in which he focused on federal efforts to stimulate the nation’s economy and protect the nation’s safety net for middle class families - Franklin County’s Board of Commissioners is receiving official word on nearly $2.6 million in federal funding to aid low-income families, offer affordable housing, and provide homelessness assistance.

Jan 19 2012

County, City Announce Step Towards Revitalizing Westland and the West Broad Street Corridor

Today, Franklin County and the city of Columbus released the results of the Weston Area Redevelopment Study, completed by internationally recognized real estate advisory firm Robert Charles Lesser Company (RCLCO).

Dec 16 2011

New Courthouse, Scioto Mile Receive 2nd Annual Harrison Smith Award

During a lunchtime forum of the Columbus Metropolitan Club this week, the Franklin County Commissioners and the project team for the new Franklin County Common Pleas Courthouse were awarded the 2011 Harrison Smith Award.

Nov 19 2011

Boil Alert Notice for Village of Lockbourne Lifted

The Franklin County Department of Sanitary Engineering has lifted the boil alert for the Village of Lockbourne.

Nov 17 2011

Village of Lockbourne Water to be Shut Off

The Franklin County Department of Sanitary Engineering has discovered a water main break in the Village of Lockbourne at 1200 Vause Road.

Nov 15 2011

Commissioners Celebrate America Recycles Day, Host Collection Event

Today, the Franklin County Board of Commissioners are joining with thousands of local organizers holding recycling events across the country to celebrate America Recycles Day

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