from Board of Elections
On November 4th, 2014, the State of Ohio held a General Election. Unofficial election results are available using the links below.
Franklin County Administrators have delivered to the Board of Commissioners a recommended budget for 2015 which is structurally balanced and includes increased investments in the Commissioners' top priorities of strategic economic development, supportive health and human services and good stewardship of natural resources, as well as provides for the continuation of community safety and fiscal sustainability. The Board of Commissioners evaluates budget requests from and establishes budgets for 35 County agencies.
11/27 - County offices closed in observance of Thanksgiving
12/7 - Mingle With Our Mutts, Noon to 2 p.m.
This month the Franklin County Dog Shelter honors all veterans with a special program in recognition of their service to our country. From Wednesday, November 12 through Sunday, November 30 the Franklin County Dog Shelter will waive the adoption fee for all veterans who want to adopt a dog. Veterans will only be charged $18 for the dog license.
Owning a dog has significant health benefits, including reducing stress, anxiety and depression. It is the Franklin County Dog Shelter's hope that the healing ability of the dog might benefit the veteran, and also provide a home for a dog in need.
Check the Franklin County Dog Shelter website for dogs currently available for adoption.
from Board of Elections
The Franklin County Board of Elections certified results of the Nov. 4 general election this afternoon. There are no recounts necessary.
Official totals show 299,136 voting of 803,863 registered for a turnout of 37.21 percent. The totals include 100,126 voting absentee in-person or by mail and 6,747 voters casting valid provisional ballots. Official results will be posted on the Web at http://vote.franklincountyohio.gov.
Franklin County's next election will be a May 5, 2015 primary for municipal offices.
from Clerk of Courts
Two New Locations; One Office Now Offering Saturday Hours
Clerk of Courts Maryellen O'Shaughnessy announced the 2014 Holiday schedule for the four Auto Title offices located in Franklin County. Auto Title offices will be closed for three upcoming holidays, and will close early at 4 p.m. on December 12. Information related to these closings is listed in the following table:
|Thursday, November 27, 2014||Thanksgiving Day - CLOSED|
|Friday, December 12, 2014||EARLY Close at 4pm|
|Thursday, December 25, 2014||Christmas Day - CLOSED|
|Thursday, January 1, 2015||New Year's Day - CLOSED|
After the early release and holiday closings, all Auto Title offices will resume regular weekday business hours of operation as identified below. Auto Title West, in a new location at 4153 W. Broad Street, now offers Saturday hours. Auto Title North recently moved into a larger, newly remodeled site at 980 Morse Road, but maintains its normal weekday and Saturday hours.
Auto Title South/Main Office, 45 Great Southern Blvd., M-F 8 to 5 pm
Auto Title East/Alum Creek Center, 1583 Alum Creek Dr., M-F 8 to 5 pm, Sat. 8 to noon
Auto Title North/NEW LOCATION, 980 Morse Rd., M-F 8 to 5 pm, Sat. 8 to noon
Auto Title West/NEW LOCATION/Hollywood Plaza, 4153 W. Broad St., M-F 8 to 5 pm, NEW HOURS Sat. 8 to noon
from Board of Elections
The Franklin County Board of Elections will be closed on the day after Thanksgiving, Friday, Nov. 28 for a delayed observance of Columbus Day, a recognized county holiday.
The board voted earlier this year to defer time off at Columbus Day and Veterans Day to deal with pre and post- election work and to trade those days for additional breaks at Thanksgiving and Christmas.
The board's regular weekday hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. will resume Mon., Dec. 1.
from Children Services
During this time, we celebrate the blessings of adoption and spread the word about children who are looking for permanent families. To learn about Franklin County Children Services' Adoption Program and search a list of children who are currently available for adoption click here.
The Economic Development and Planning Department's Report to the Community e-newsletter series highlights the activities and outcomes of recent projects, programs, and initiatives undertaken by the department. Workforce training, demolition of vacant homes, and expenditure of federal stimulus funds in Franklin County are just a few of the topics covered in these reports that highlight the county's commitment to affordable housing, business investment, and safe neighborhoods.
Join naturalists, environmental educators and teachers as we explore, explain and experience the value, variety and vulnerability of our natural resources through a series of interactive workshops.
Franklin Soil and Water, together with Metro Parks and the Delaware Soil and Water Conservation District, will be coordinating workshops for educators with resources and activity ideas. Each session is a complete workshop including: introduction to the program, instructor-led activities, participant-driven learning and evaluation. All curricular materials are adaptable for many age groups.