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Sep 29 2016

Commissioners' Energy Works Program to Provide Loans for Energy Efficiency Upgrades

Today the Franklin County Commissioners approved a new initiative to help keep Central Ohio green and attract new businesses to our area while encouraging existing companies to stay or expand.

Sep 11 2016

Commissioners' Statement on Infectious Disease Outbreak at Franklin County Dog Shelter

The Board of Commissioners is aware of the respiratory infection outbreak at the Franklin County Dog Shelter, and has been closely monitoring the situation.

Aug 30 2016

Commissioners Hire New Dog Shelter Director

The Franklin County Commissioners announced this morning that Donald Winstel will be hired as the head of the county’s Department of Animal Care and Control, which oversees the county dog shelter. Winstel was most recently the Chief Operating Officer for the Ohio Wildlife Center, and is a previous director of Franklin County Animal Care and Control. He’ll start work as director of the department and the shelter again on September 6th.

Jun 30 2016

Nitrate Advisory for Parts of Western Franklin County

Concurrent with the City of Columbus’ advisory, The Franklin County Sanitary Engineering Department has issued a Nitrate Advisory for areas served by the county’s Sanitary District 4, which includes areas south of Fisher Road and north of Sullivant Avenue between Hilliard Rome or Norton Roads on the west and Phillipi/Georgesville Road to the east

Jun 12 2016

Commissioners' Statement on the Mass Shooting in Orlando, Death of Governor Voinovich

In the coming days, more and more details will emerge about exactly how and why a man shot more than a hundred people last night at a nightclub in Orlando. 

Jun 07 2016

Commissioners Approve Living Wage Adjustment for County Employees

The Franklin County Commissioners voted this morning to implement a series of wage adjustments that could result in pay raises for up to about 750 county employees, including ensuring that all current and future commissioner employees will be paid a living wage.

May 24 2016

Commissioners’ Grant to South Side Manufacturer Creates 114 New Jobs

This morning, the Franklin County Board of Commissioners approved a grant from its People Works Program to Engineered Profiles, LLC.

May 10 2016

Commissioners Continue Investments in Infrastructure to Spur Job Creation, Economic Development

This morning, the Franklin County Board of Commissioners approved the fourth loan from its Infrastructure Works program, this one to the City of Grandview Heights in the amount of $1 million to support street improvements to Goodale Boulevard. Infrastructure Works makes low-interests loans available for local municipalities to build physical infrastructure that will result in economic development.

Apr 29 2016

Commissioners Name New Director of Job and Family Services

The Franklin County Commissioners today announced the appointment of Joy Bivens as director of the county Job and Family Services agency (JFS).

Apr 27 2016

Commissioners Invest in Summer Work Experience for Young People

The Franklin County Commissioners yesterday approved funding for their annual Summer YouthWorks initiative, which will employ 1,950 youth aged 14-24 over the summer after providing them with workreadiness training and ongoing mentorship.

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