RITA Sending Tax Non-Filing Letters

The city’s income tax collection and compliance agent, the Regional Income Tax Agency (RITA), is currently sending letters to any Pataskala resident who has not filed one or more income tax returns.  It is important to know that the city has a mandatory filing requirement, so even if you do not owe any additional taxes

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PAB Meeting October 10th

The Park Advisory Board meeting will hold its Regular Meeting on Tuesday, October 10th at 7pm at the City Administration Building ( 621 W. Broad St. ) in the first floor COTC 1A, First Floor Large Classroom.  This meeting will be covering the upcoming Parks Levy.

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Ohio State School of City and Regional Planning Survey

A class from the Ohio State School of City and Regional Planning is working on a SR310 and Broad Street transportation plan for the City as a class project. As part of their project, they would like to receive feedback from the community. Please take a few minutes to take their survey and provide feedback

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Comprehensive Plan RFQ

The City of Pataskala is seeking qualification submittals from qualified firms to update the city’s comprehensive plan. The city’s comprehensive plan was last updated by students with the Ohio State’s City and Regional Planning program in 2006. Since 2006, the city has faced tremendous growth.  Please take a look at the information below for more

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September 12th Parks Board Meeting Notes

The first Parks Board Public Hearing about the upcoming levy was held on September 12, 2017.  If you were not able to make the meeting we have posted the handouts that were available.  Also a YouTube link to the video recording of the meeting. Parks Board Video – YouTube   Parks Board Handouts for 9-12-17

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Upcoming Columbia Road Bridge Replacement

Beginning Monday, September 18, Columbia Road (TR 38) will be closed between SR 16 and Courter Street in Pataskala for a bridge replacement. The road will be closed to through traffic for approximately 75 days. Buds Inc. is the prime contractor for this project which includes the replacement of the Columbia Road bridge over Muddy

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Facts about the proposed Pataskala Parks Levy

The City of Pataskala has placed a Parks Improvement Levy on the November 7th general election ballot. I want to take this opportunity to provide some facts about the levy. The millage amount of proposed levy is 0.75-mills. Based on current valuation in Pataskala, this 0.75-mills would generate $252,501 annually for parks improvements. This equates

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Contractor work in Hazelwood along Harold Stewart Parkway on 9/6 and 9/7

Please be advised that the City will be having Flowline L.L.C. perform storm sewer video work along Harrold Stewart Parkway in the area between Cranberry Drive and Deansway Drive on September 6th and 7th.  It will be necessary for Flowline personnel to be in some backyards to access storm sewer manholes to complete this work. 

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Headley’s Mill Road Closure August 25th – September 1st

The Public Service Department has contracted with Tree King Tree Services for the removal of trees along Headley’s Mill Road starting Friday, August 25th thru September 1st. All work is scheduled to occur on week days between 7am and 4pm. Due to the nature of this work, road closures will be necessary. Please plan to

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Mosquito Spraying Inside the City Limits 8-7-17

Licking County Health Department will be spraying for mosquito’s inside the city limits on August 7th starting at 9 pm. If you would like to be put on the ‘no spray’ list in front of your property please call the City at 740-927-2021.

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First-ever PAFR from the City of Pataskala

The city’s Finance Department has just created the first-ever Popular Annual Financial Report, or PAFR for 2016.  The purpose of this 10-page document is to provide Pataskala residents with a ‘snap shot’ view of city finances, including our outstanding debt.  We are always working to identify ways to improve transparency and communication between the city

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One Lane closure on section of Broad July 5th – 7th

Construction crews will be working along Broad Street just west of Mink Street and east of Summit Road between Wednesday July 5th and Friday July 7th.  This work will necessitate temporary closures of one lane of traffic throughout this time period.  One lane of traffic will be maintained at all times by use of flaggers,

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Tree Trimming on Headley’s Mill

The Public Service Department will be engaged in tree trimming and removal activities along Headley’s Mill Road throughout the month of July.  Due to the nature of this work, reduction of traffic to one lane, as well as road closures will be necessary.  All work is scheduled to occur on week days between 7am and

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Parks Levy

The Pataskala City Council recently approved the placement of a .75-mill permanent levy on the November 2017 general election ballot for parks and recreation equipment, maintenance, and operation. If approved, the levy will cost a homeowner $26.25 for every $100,000 in property valuation. There are 7 public parks located throughout the city. The parks and

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Road Projects for 2017

The City budgeted $650,000 of local funds for this year’s road program. This represents the largest amount ever budgeted from local (non-debt) funds for road improvements. This was accomplished through conservative budgeting and superior financial management. Roads scheduled for repair this year include:   Repaving– Applewood Street, a portion of Corylus Drive, portion of Oxford

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Hydrant Flow Testing May 17, 2017

We will be in the system flushing and testing fire hydrants tomorrow, May 17, 2017 in the following locations.   Highland Hollow Road Carryback Drive Jefferson Meadows York Road Oak meadow Broad Street Main Street Sugar Mill Drive River Forest Road   During the test period customers will see Utility Department Staff, Vehicles, and fire

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RITA Tax Season Update

As we approach the 2017 filing deadline RITA would like to provide you with some tips to address what is expected to be an extremely busy week. TAXPAYER ASSISTANCE   The following services are availalbe for taxpayers to file their tax returns.  Many of these services are available by accesing the RITA website and/or accessing

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Installing NEW Foundation Park interior gates

Please be aware that there will be interior gates at Foundation Park installed this spring. Installation of the gates will provide access from McIntosh Road and John Reese Parkway to parking lots in the park. However, the gates will be closed mid-point on the park drive, preventing vehicular access through the entire park. The two

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Litter Clean Up Week

It’s that time of year again!  April 22nd, Earth Day will kick off our Litter Clean Up Week!  The City can provide you with trash bags, gloves and orange vests to anyone that would like to lend a helping hand.  All you have to do is come to City Hall and pick up the supplies.

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State of the City Address

It is with great pride and satisfaction that I present to you the State of the City address concerning all city operations and the accomplishments in 2016.  The City is thriving under the management of City Administrator BJ King, Department Directors, and staff.

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Water Main Leak near Watkins Road and Wynridge Drive

A water main leak has been located near the intersection of Watkins Road and Wynridge Drive in the Barrington Ridge subdivision. The City’s water department responded to the leak and unfortunately had to order the correct parts to make the repair. The leak will be repaired on Monday. If there is a need for a

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Highlights of the 2017 Budget for the City of Pataskala

  I hope you had a happy and productive 2016.  I am pleased to report that the City had a very productive 2016. I am excited to begin 2017! I want to provide an update on our 2017 budget. Council approved the 2017 budget on November 21, 2016. This was the earliest that a City

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Commission and Board openings

The City of Pataskala is now accepting resumes and letters of interest for multiple Commission and Board openings. Licking County Transit Board, Records Commission, Personnel Board of Review and Board of Zoning Appeals. Please follow this link for more information on each opening. Boards and Commissions    

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Main Street Electrical Update meeting

Message from BJ King, City Administrator In November I provided you with an update regarding the burial and removal of the overhead power lines and old lights on the Main Street Improvements project. At that time, I reported that the City and AEP were working together to come to a resolution on this project that would

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Mink Street Closure Thursday November 17th and Friday November 18th

Please be aware that Mink Street will be closed at Broad Street both Thursday and Friday, November 17th and 18th during paving operations.  Throughout this time period, there will be no access from Broad Street to Mink Street north or south, or from Mink Street north or south to Broad Street.  East and westbound traffic

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Park Advisory Board 2016 Survey

The Park Advisory Board has created a survey to gain insight on YOUR views and YOUR input on the City parks. Please take a few moments to fill out this survey and make sure your voice is heard! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/L7DW8Z5  

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Mink Road and Broad Street Intersection Update

We have received several questions about the status of the Mink Road and Broad Street intersection improvements project.   I want to provide some history about this intersection improvement project. For the past several years, the Mink Road and Broad Street intersection has ranked as the second or third most dangerous intersection in the city.

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South Leg of Mink Street Closure

Starting Tuesday, November 1st, the south leg of Mink Street located at the Mink and Broad intersection will be closed for construction.  All other legs of the intersection will remain open with flaggers.  The estimated time of this closure will be 30 days. This is the last leg of the intersection that needs to be

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Trick or Treat Times have been CHANGED for the City of Pataskala

After much consideration with having Trick or Treat on a Saturday night, the Mayor has made the executive decision to change the City of Pataskala’s Trick or Treat times to 5:30pm to 7:30pm. The date will stay the same, Saturday October 29th, only the times have been altered. Please share!!! The media has also been

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“Columbia Rd. Bridge – Will be closed Friday November 4th”

Update : The bridge on Columbia Rd will be closed at 7am on Friday, November 4th for repairs.  The goal is to have the bridge open for the weekend.  There are message boards already in place to inform drivers of the closure. The City has temporarily restricted the bridge on Columbia Rd. just north of

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Boil Advisory for parts of Barrington Ridge

Due to a main valve failure in Barrington Ridge yesterday, September 26th, 36 homes lost water pressure. Water has been turned back on and now these residents are on a boil advisory for the next several days. The homes affected are on the following streets, Wyndridge Drive, Wyndridge Court, Stonecroft Drive and Aston Court. You

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Loss of water pressure in parts of Barrington Ridge

Due to a main valve failure in Barrington Ridge, 36 homes will lose water pressure this afternoon (9-26-16) and be placed on a boil advisory for the next several days. The homes affected are on the following streets, Wyndridge Drive, Wyndridge Court, Stonecroft Drive and Aston Court. You will receive a red door card with

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Mink Street Railroad Tracks will be CLOSED September 26th – 30th

The Railroad will be closing the railroad tracks on Mink Street starting at 7 am on Monday, September 26th and will be reopen the evening of Friday, September 30th.  There will be detour signs posted for the closure.  The railroad will have the detour following Cleveland Road then south on Summit Road to Broad Street.

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Hydrant Flushing – September 26th – 30th, 2016

The Utility Department has scheduled to flush the fire hydrants throughout the City the week of September 26-30, 2016.  Hydrant flushing is performed to ensure proper operation of the hydrants, and to purge sediments from the main lines.  During the flushing program you may experience temporary pressure changes and you may observe slightly discolored water.  It

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Trick or Treat Survey

When would you like to see this year’s Trick or Treating within the City of Pataskala? The City has created a survey for everyone to voice their choices! Please take a few moments and visit the link provided. The survey will go on until Wednesday August 31st. Thank you for your input! Treat or Treat

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Main Street Paving Week of July 19th – July 22

Milling and paving of Main Street through the downtown area will be occurring throughout the rest of this week (July 19 – 22).  One lane of traffic will be maintained by flaggers, but moderate delays should be expected.  Note also that Main Street will be closed to parking for the remainder of the week.  Please

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