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Franklin County Commissioners Hold Administrative Session to Discuss Business Development Mission to India
Today, the Franklin County Board of Commissioners held an administrative session to discuss the possible outcomes and follow-up from the recent Columbus Region Business Development Mission to India, led by Franklin County Commissioner John O’Grady and Columbus 2020.
Franklin County Designated a Disaster Area; Farmers Eligible for Assistance
Due to excessive rain, flooding, high winds, and tornadoes that occurred from February 2-March 23, 2011, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Thomas Vilsack designated much of Central Ohio, including Franklin County as a natural disaster area.
Commissioners Encourage Residents to Prepare for Severe Spring Weather
As warmer weather quickly approaches, Franklin County Commissioners are encouraging residents to be prepared for the severe weather, including thunderstorms, lightning, flooding and tornados, that accompany Spring.
County Expands Efforts to Stop Internet Crimes Against Children
This morning, Franklin County Commissioners and the Sheriff entered into an agreement to accept a Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) in the amount of $70,000 to expand efforts already in place to stop internet crimes against children (ICAC).
Franklin County Commissioners Call For Restoration of Local Government Funds
(Columbus, Ohio) Franklin County, like all local governments, is on the front lines, delivering essential services to the citizens of Ohio. Counties provide core services to all areas of the community, including employment training, senior programs, health and safety services, and providing water and sewer services.
Franklin County Commissioners and City of Columbus Announce Community Gardens Grant Opportunity
Today, Franklin County Commissioners Marilyn Brown, Paula Brooks and John O’Grady, Columbus Mayor Michael B. Coleman and Councilmember Priscilla Tyson, in cooperation with the Foundation for Active Living at The Columbus Foundation, announced the creation of a Community Gardens Grant fund.
County Recognizes Teen Dating Abuse Prevention Month and NCJW Education Project
February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month. On Tuesday, Franklin County Commissioners recognized the advocacy efforts of the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW), Columbus Section, designed to protect youth from abuse.
Franklin County Awarded Highest Grade Rating from Moody's Investors Service
Last week, Moody’s Investors Service assigned its highest-grade rating (MIG 1) to Franklin County’s $12 million Taxable Special Obligation Bond Anticipation Notes, Series 2011, for the Huntington Park project. The top rating saves general revenue dollars and allows Franklin County the option to pay off the debt in less than 10 years. The original project bonds were issued in 2007.
Commissioners Recognized for Support of Housing Project
This morning, during the Commissioners’ weekly General Session meeting, Franklin County Commissioners were presented with the 2011 Gabe Zimmerman Award for Public Service for their leadership in the development of the Commons at Buckingham project, a Rebuilding Lives Initiative.
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