Mayor Ben’s “Four Things Friday”
Here are a few things happening in Bexley that aren’t otherwise covered in this weeks’ Blast. Have a great weekend! – BK
The community workshop for the One Bexley Project will be held on May 18th at 6:30 pm at Capital’s Student Union. The goal of the One Bexley Project is to provide all residents with proactive support and resources to craft a community culture that more intentionally and comprehensively provides a sense of welcome and belonging for all community members and visitors. We’re still working through feedback from the leadership workshop in late April, and will have more details on the May workshop soon!
Nohla, located in former Freshii space at the corner of Cassingham and Main, is putting the finishing touches on their space and menu, and is due to open to the general public in the coming weeks! This week I had a chance to swing by and sample some fresh seafood off of their upcoming menu and it is super tasty. Looking forward to this new use on Main Street!
Today I swung by a sign fabricating shop with our park planner and Rec Director Mike Price to view a sign prototype for our parks signage project. The wayfinding and educational parks signage is looking great – we’ll have the prototype up in the city hall lobby soon for viewing and feedback!
For this week’s Schneider Park Splash Pad groundbreaking we took a different approach. Ditching the conventional artifice of ceremonial shovels and illogically placed piles of dirt, we decided to do a true groundbreaking. At this point I’d like to thank my Dad, whose love of tools and projects led him to purchase a used backhoe for our family farm when I was a teenager. I thought it was so cool that he let me dig random holes (as long as I filled them back up) to learn how to use it. Looking back at it now, I realize he probably just did that so that he could then take advantage of my backhoe skills for projects around the property. Either way, turns out operating an excavator is like riding a bike; decades on, I’ve still got it! We broke that ground, and council members got a chance to try their hand at the controls. Our next Year of the Parksgroundbreaking takes place on May 11th at 4:30 pm at Commonwealth Park, where we’ll tour the park, learn about projects there this summer, and break ground on the pond project on the west side of the park!