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Draft 2023-2024 Budget Heads to Council

The fall of each even-numbered year marks a busy time for the City as departments develop their proposed budgets for the next two years. The results of that effort come before Council starting in November, with a series of public hearings that look at the different budget components. The City’s financial position remains strong despite recent inflationary and supply chain…

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Police Operations Study Complete

For all the City services we provide to the community, it makes sense to periodically go through an evaluation process, to see how our operations compare to other agencies and to identify best practices that could be incorporated here, while also seeking opportunities for efficiencies. In the case of our Police Division, utilizing the expertise of an outside consultant to…

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Finance AAA Rating

Finance Accolades

For the 14th consecutive time, the City has achieved exceptional financial ratings from two national agencies for two bond issuances. For an issuance of general obligation bonds to fund a portion of the 2023-2024 Capital Improvement Program, Moody’s Investors Service assigned the top rating of Aaa, and S&P Global assigned its top rating of AAA. For issuance of non-tax revenue…

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Council Chamber Seal

Ordinance No. 69-2022 (2278 Wickliffe Easement Vacation)

Notice of Public Hearing for Ordinance No. 69-2022 Upper Arlington City Council will consider a request to vacate a 14.5’ easement located along the eastern portion of 2278 Wickliffe Rd, Parcel ID No. 070-005125-00. Public Comment is permitted during the Council Meeting held in the Municipal Services Center, 3600 Tremont Rd., on November 21, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.

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Pumpkin Patrol Officer Goodman

Preparing for Beggar’s Night with the Pumpkin Patrol

The Halloween decorations adorning homes in UA each year hold their own against the Christmas holidays. From houses covered in eerie cobwebs to porches decorated with jack-o-lanterns, gravestones in front yards to flying witches hanging from trees, by the time Beggar’s Night actually rolls around, children are practically dying with anticipation to put on their costumes and head out for…

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Drug Take Back

DEA Drug Take Back Event Approaching

Despite all the efforts and resources from public health agencies and safety personnel, opioid and heroin addiction remains a major health and safety crisis in our state and across our nation. This is an issue that touches people and communities of all socio-economic backgrounds and ages, including right here in Upper Arlington. Every year, millions of Americans gain access to…

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Bikers In UA

Update on Plans for a Shared Use Path Connecting to the Quarry Trails Metro Park

Expanding the community’s network of sidewalks, bike lanes and shared-use paths has been a focus of the City for several years and resident sentiment is consistently supportive of these efforts. The issue emerged as a top priority in a statistically valid survey conducted as part of the 2018 Parks & Recreation Comprehensive Plan process, with 86% of respondents “somewhat” or…

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Leaf Compost

So Many Leaves… What should I do with them?

Brace yourself for the chilly weather, pumpkin spice lattes, hayrides, mums, and flannel... Fall is officially here! Fall is a great time to do lawn maintenance, plant a tree, and wrap up your gardening projects for the year. The City will provide leaf collection services, more information on the program is available by clicking here. Did you know that leaves…

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Solid Waste Reminder

Solid Waste Reminders

In keeping with previous years, our 2022 Community Survey results highlighted a continuation of overall high levels of satisfaction with the various municipal and safety services we provide to the community. One service area that stood out for a significant jump in resident satisfaction was our solid waste collection – a testament that our transition from the old “pay as…

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Columbus Marathon

The Columbus Marathon Passes Through UA Streets October 16

Another spectacular showing is expected as fans, volunteers and donors turn out to watch an impressive 12,000 full- and half-marathon runners breeze through Central Ohio on the morning of Sunday, October 16 for the annual Columbus Marathon. For those looking to cheer on participants, the marathon traces a route through Upper Arlington, with runners entering the community at bike path…

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Leadership UA to Host Issues & Candidates Night

6-8 pm, Tuesday, October 18 Municipal Services Center, 3600 Tremont Road The November 8 election will be here before we know it and finding time to learn about the candidates and issues coming before voters can be a challenge. One important local issue faces Upper Arlington voters – Issue #5 represents the Upper Arlington Schools’ proposed 6.9 mil tax levy…

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Special Event Applications/Permits

October 17 Deadline for January-March Special Events The City has an application and permitting process in place for special events that require the use of City property and/or City logistical and planning support. This includes quarterly submission deadlines in advance of a planned event so that Staff has ample time to review all requests and manage its finite supply of…

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Golden Bear Scare

UA Civic Association’s Golden Bear Scare

6-9 pm, Monday, October 17-Wednesday, October 19 Smith Nature Park Smith Nature Park passersby are probably already noticing a chill in the air, as a host of goblins and ghouls begin to emerge from the depths of the forest in readiness for the UA Civic Association’s Golden Bear Scare. Held from 6-9 pm, Monday through Wednesday, October 17-19, the Golden…

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Fishinger Road Phase 1 Improvements Begin in October

Project Public Meeting 5:30 pm, Tuesday, October 4, 2022 Municipal Services Center, 3600 Tremont Road The City’s Engineering Division is readying for the start of a two-phased project that has been in the planning stages for several years – undertaking significant improvements to the Fishinger Road corridor, from Five Points to Riverside Drive. Phase 1 will reconstruct Fishinger Road between…

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