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CORONAVIRUS UPDATES

INFORMATION CURRENT AS OF June 18, 2021

Get the Facts

Questions about public health guidance, testing, vaccinations, etc.? Residents are encouraged to visit the following websites for reliable and up to date information on the COVID-19 pandemic. Please note, Jefferson Township falls under the jurisdiction of Franklin County Public Health. 

Franklin County Public Health (FCPH) https://covid-19.myfcph.org/

Ohio Department of Health (ODH) https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/home

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html

Administration Office Open

The Jefferson Township Administration Office at 6545 Havens Road is open for in-person visits. Office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday. Many staff are working a hybrid at-home in-office schedule, please consider contacting us via phone or email, or requesting a virtual meeting before visiting in-person. 

Board of Trustees

Virtual Board of Trustees Meetings: 

The Board of Trustees of Jefferson Township (Franklin County, Ohio) will hold all regularly scheduled meetings entirely via teleconference until June 30, 2021 in accordance with HB404. Special meetings will also be held via teleconference and will be properly noticed if scheduled. The virtual meetings can be accessed by the media and public using the instructions below. Questions regarding access can be directed to info@jeffersontownship.org or 614-304-0133 ahead of the meeting.

Teleconference instructions:
Join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/114512189 

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (646) 749-3122 

Access Code: 114-512-189

Agendas: Please click here to view meeting agendas

New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts: 
https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/817177317 

March 25, 2020 Declaration of Emergency:
The Board of Trustees passed Resolution 2020-017 To Declare a State of Emergency and Suspend and/or Modify Current Township Operations and Procedures - click here to view

Fire & EMS

The Jefferson Township Fire Department continues to respond to the needs of our residents and businesses throughout the duration of this pandemic. Our personnel can be reached via phone and email at (614) 861-3757 or yourjtfd@jeffersontownship.org. As always, in an emergency dial 9-1-1.

Parks

Jefferson Township parks, restrooms, shelters, and playgrounds are open.

Shelter house rentals are currently being accepted for 2021 on Saturdays and Sundays from June 2 through September 19. To begin your reservation process, please email Administrative Assistant Janis Bowling at jbowling@jeffersontownship.org with your first (and optionally second) choice date and time. Reservations are available in two time slots: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 

We ask all park visitors to keep each other safe by maintaining six feet of social distancing, wearing masks when social distancing isn't possible, and maintaining good hand hygiene. Playground equipment and other high touch surfaces will not be sanitized regularly, therefore user discretion is advised.

Virtual Parks Board Meetings: All Parks Board meetings will be held via teleconference until June 30, 2021 in accordance with HB404. You can join the meetings from your computer, tablet or smartphone. The web address is https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/606737413. You can also dial in using your phone. The number is (312) 757-3121. The access code is 606-737-413. 

Service Department

The Jefferson Township Service Department continues to report to work to maintain roadways, drainage systems, parks, and cemeteries. Questions or concerns? Please CLICK HERE to submit an online service ticket. 

Zoning and Building

Applications: The Zoning and Building Department is open to in-person visits, however we encourage contacting staff by phone or email before visiting in person. If visiting in person, masks are required. All Residential Zoning Permit Applications, Right-of-Way Excavation Permits, and Applications to the Board of Zoning Appeals and Zoning Commission can be completed through the Jefferson Township Zoning and Building Portal. Email cmccroskey@jeffesontownship.org to request a Commercial Building Permit Application. 

Visit the Portal Now 


Inspections: 
Residential and commercial zoning inspections and commercial building inspections will be conducted Monday-Thursday. Request a residential zoning inspection through the Portal or by emailing mhandley@jeffersontownship.org. Request a commercial building inspection by emailing cmccroskey@jeffersontownship.org.

Virtual Board of Zoning Appeals Meetings: All Board of Zoning Appeals meetings will be held by teleconference in accordance with HB404 until June 30, 2021. You can join the meetings from your computer, tablet or smartphone. The web address is https://www.gotomeet.me/CharlesMcCroskey/jefferson-township-board-of-zoning-appeals. You can also dial in using your phone. The number is (646) 749-3122. The access code is 234-374-293. 

Virtual Zoning Commission Meetings: All Zoning Commission meetings will be held by teleconference in accordance with HB404 until June 30, 2021. You can join the meetings from your computer, tablet or smartphone. The web address is https://www.gotomeet.me/CharlesMcCroskey/jefferson-township-zoning-commission. You can also dial in using your phone. The number is (646) 749-3122. The access code is 661-186-493.