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CORONAVIRUS UPDATES

INFORMATION CURRENT AS OF September 9, 2020

Get the Facts

Questions about public health guidance, testing opportunities, face coverings, 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, 6545 Havens Road, is open for in-person visits. Face coverings are required. Office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Thursday, closed 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. Department phone numbers and email addresses can be found on this page. 

Board of Trustees

Virtual Board of Trustees Meetings: 

Due to the ongoing public health emergency and in accordance with HB 197, the Board of Trustees of Jefferson Township (Franklin County, Ohio) will hold all regularly scheduled meetings entirely via teleconference until further notice. 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 will continue to respond to the needs of our residents and businesses throughout the duration of this pandemic. In order to ensure the health and safety of our firefighter/paramedics, we are asking the public to please avoid non-emergency visits to the fire station. 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, and playgrounds are open.

Shelter house rentals will not be accepted through the remainder of 2020.

We ask all park visitors to keep each other safe by maintaining six feet of social distancing, wearing masks when 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 further notice. 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. 

Residential Waste Collection
Effective the week of May 11, 2020: Waste Management is resuming bulk collection. Bulk items include furniture, mattresses, carpet and appliance. Please know that due to anticipated heavy volumes, some bulk items may be picked up on additional days following your regular pickup day. In addition to bulk items, a reasonable number of bags or containers outside the Waste Management cart will also be collected.

Effective Tuesday, April 28, 2020: 
Waste Management is resuming regular (every other week) yard waste collection. The suspension of the collection of bulk items such as furniture, mattresses, appliances, etc. and any items outside your trash or recycling carts remains in place until further notice. Residents east of Reynoldsburg-New Albany Road will have yard waste collected on April 28; residents west of Reynoldsburg-New Albany will have yard waste collected on May 5.

March 18, 2020: Waste Management has temporarily closed residential call centers. Waste Management is actively establishing remote operations for its call center employees to re-establish call center operations as soon as possible.

Check wm.com/alerts for the latest updates, and also register for text and email alerts, or chat with a virtual assistant.

Looking for an alternative to curbside collection? Visit SWACO's Recycle Reuse Search Tool - Please call the facilities/businesses ahead to ensure drop off is still being accepted during the pandemic. 

Service Department

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

Tax Collection Deadlines

The deadline for Federal and State income tax filing and payment has been extended to July 15, 2020. Jefferson Township does not collect a local income tax. 

In an effort to assist Franklin County residents through the challenges of the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Franklin County Treasurer’s Office has moved the due date for 2nd half real estate property tax collection 45 days from June 22, 2020 to August 5, 2020. The Franklin County Treasurer’s Office hopes that the extra time helps taxpayers who are struggling with money problems during this difficult time. Taxpayers should receive their tax bill in the mail by July 3, 2020. Taxpayers who get their tax bill by email should receive the bill by June 23, 2020. More info from the Franklin County Treasurer's Office.

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. 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 HB197 until further notice. 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 HB197 until further notice. 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.