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Holiday Happenings

Ready or not, the holiday season is upon us. The City’s Parks & Recreation Department is ready to celebrate. Read on for more: Santa’s Mailbox November 13 – December 14 Municipal Services Center, Kenny Road Parking Lot The first order of holiday business is Santa’s Mailbox. If your child wants to receive a reply to their holiday wish list from…

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UA Civic Association Alumni Holiday House Decorating Contest

Alumni directors of the UA Civic Association are once again coordinating the annual Holiday House Decorating Contest, a fun way to celebrate the creativity and holiday spirit that abounds in our community at this time of year. To be considered for the contest, you must register between November 29-December 10. UACA reps will drive by all participating homes between December…

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Holiday Shopping Safety Reminders

It’s official, the holiday season is upon us and that means more time spent shopping for gifts and preparing for family gatherings. As you ready to grab the credit cards and head out the door to make a start on your holiday shopping, be sure to follow some simple safety tips so that you don’t fall victim to opportunistic thefts.…

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Parking Restrictions

Turkey Trot Traffic Restrictions

The Turkey Trot is this Thursday. Due to the race the following traffic restrictions will be in place from 8 am - Noon: Lane Avenue will be CLOSED TO THROUGH TRAFFIC between Northwest Boulevard and North Star Road. Access will be permitted to parking areas around the Lane Avenue Shopping Center. North Star Road will be CLOSED TO THROUGH TRAFFIC…

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2023 Community Relations Innovation Small Grant Program

Applications Accepted: November 21, 2022–January 13, 2023 Upper Arlington is a community that values diversity, welcomes everyone and desires to ensure that anyone who lives in UA, works in UA or visits UA feels included and at home. To build on those qualities, the City of Upper Arlington created the Community Relations Committee in 2020. Comprised of nine community volunteers,…

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Update on Proposed Zoning Amendments to Office District off Henderson Road

The City has been undertaking a public engagement and review process relative to proposed zoning revisions for a portion of the ORC Office and Research District located on the south side of Henderson Road. The proposal is to rezone this area as a Planned Mixed Office District (PMOD) with the intent of retaining a significant amount of office space within…

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Solid Waste Reminder

New Solid Waste Contract Begins in 2023

One of the most notable shifts in resident sentiment to emerge from the 2022 Community Survey pertains to one of our most basic but vital municipal services – solid waste collection. Back in 2017, when a Community Survey was last conducted, we were still operating under a “pay as you throw” model that had residents providing their own containers -…

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Council Chamber Seal

Board and Commission Application Portal

The City is fortunate to have many residents willing to donate their time and expertise to serve on the various Boards and Commissions that have been formed to address specific community issues. In return, these individuals are afforded the opportunity to help shape their community in areas that interest them. Continuing the City’s recent efforts to enhance the Board and…

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Be Part of the Conversation at The Longest Table

6-8 pm, Wednesday, November 16 Upper Arlington High School Learn More and Register: The Upper Schools will be hosting The Longest Table on the evening of Wednesday, November 16. Funded through the support of the Upper Arlington Education Foundation and the City’s Community Relations Innovation Grant Program, this event will bring together students, parents/guardians, staff and community members of…

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Sports Field Turf Management Update

November 7, 2022 Athletic field maintenance activities are scheduled to take place this week for all the sports fields in Thompson, Sunny 95, Fancyburg, Northam, Miller and Northwest Kiwanis parks. The work includes the application of a weed-killing pesticide known as Tzone. Full details of this work can be found on our Turf Management Program , and signage will be…

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Sign Removal

Recycle Your Election Signs

8 am-Noon, Saturday, November 12 Bill McDonald Athletic Complex 4990 Olentangy River Road The UA community loves its election signs, and this year is no different, in the lead up to the November 8 election. Once the excitement of Election Day is behind us, the question of what to do with all those yard signs will inevitably spring to mind.…

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Financial Budgets

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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