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Mayor Ben’s Four Things Friday – 4/10/24

Wednesday, Apr 10, 2024 at 12:22 pm

Here are a few things happening in Bexley that (mostly) aren’t otherwise covered in this week’s Blast. Have a great weekend! – BK

At our City Hall staff retreat last Friday we went through our strategic plan, focused on providing opportunities for staff to latch onto objectives of the plan they are passionate about, and brainstormed ways to better serve the public in our physical space at City Hall. We’ve got a great team here that I’m super proud of, and they’re doing really amazing work for our community.

Service crews are finalizing the install of the uplights on the Drexel median trees. We’re still waiting on ODOT to finalize their pavement plan for the summer, but are very much looking forward to the final step in the project being complete when they repave between Main and Broad later this summer…

At tomorrow morning’s “Trash Talk” we’ll be hitting Delmar Drive and North Cassady, and will be joined by Brenton from the Service Department, who is one of our community rock stars. It’s not too late to sign up [insert link] to join us and “talk trash” while helping beautify our community! Saturday, April 6, 9:30 to 10:30 am.

Remembering Bill Harvey – I first met Bill Harvey when he was running for Mayor and I was bright eyed and bushy tailed, running for Cou4ncil for the first time in 2007. I immediately gravitated towards him as a source of good wisdom and sound insight. Bill was appointed Service Director by Mayor Brennan, and continued with me in the role for several years – he was an excellent service director and an incredibly competent “right hand man”.  Bill went on to serve the City meticulously as our Auditor through 2021. A veteran of the Vietnam War, Bill was essential in growing the City’s Memorial Day Service and was passionate about honoring the legacy of those who served. I could always count on him for unvarnished advice and his wry, ironic smile. So much more than a colleague – Bill was a mentor, and a good, good friend. It’s hard to express how thorough of a void his passing leaves in the hearts of those who loved him, and our community at large. We miss you Bill.

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