Groveport, Ohio – Central Ohio's Hometown– is a growing central Ohio suburb in southeastern Franklin County. The community has a rich history, even predating the opening of the Ohio & Erie Canal in 1831 and the City’s incorporation in 1847. The community’s historic roots and proud heritage are still evident today. The immaculately restored Town Hall building at Main & Front Streets is the centerpiece for Groveport’s historic downtown business district.
Quality of life for both residents and businesses continues to be the Mayor and Council’s top priority. We pride ourselves in providing a state of the art recreation and aquatics center, an excellent arts and education program, a world class golf course, and services for both our children and senior citizens alike.
The City has experienced tremendous economic growth over the last twenty years because we have been dedicated to continuously promoting the City as a world-class place in which to do business with appealing assets, incentives and amenities.
It’s Mosquito Season!
The City of Groveport has contracted with Franklin County Public Health for mosquito control in 2014. Franklin County Public Health uses an Integrated Pest Management approach with a public health focus to reduce and control disease-carrying mosquitoes.
Many tools and techniques are used throughout the mosquito season to help control the mosquito population. These include:
1. Larviciding areas of stagnant water and storm water catch basins to prevent mosquitoes from hatching in these prime breeding sites.
2. Surveillance of adult mosquito populations by the use of traps
3. Testing of adult mosquitoes for the presence of disease
4. Adulticiding (spraying) using Ultra Low Volume (ULV) truck mounted equipment to treat residential areas to reduce adult mosquito population
5. A variety of educational materials and awareness approaches.
in addition, historical data about mosquito breeding locations, areas that traditionally have high adult mosquito populations, and the frequency and distribution of mosquito-borne diseases throughout Franklin County also allow us to concentrate and focus our efforts. We also rely on residents to report areas that they suspect may be mosquito breeding areas and/or when there is an increase in adult mosquito activity.
Detailed information about the mosquito program and a form to request service or report an area of concern is available on the web site. Visit www.myfcph.org or call Franklin County Public Health’s Mosquito Bite Line at (614)525-BITE (2483).
Did You Know...
* A single water-filled bucket can produce hundreds of biting mosquitoes.
* Most disease-causing mosquitoes spend their entire lives near their container-breeding site.
* While the adult mosquito’s life expectancy is not usually more than a few weeks, the female may lay several batches of eggs each containing several hundred eggs during its life.
What can you do?
Take a few minutes to go outside and look around your yard. Anything that holds water could be a potential breeding site for mosquitoes. It doesn’t take much water and it doesn’t take much time. Why raise mosquitoes in your own back yard? Dump those containers; turn them upside down; or better yet put them inside your garage or basement. It is such a simple, but very effective way, to protect your family from mosquito-borne diseases like encephalitis and West Nile virus.
To report an area of concern or to learn more about the mosquito program visit www.myfcph.org or call Franklin County Public Health’s Mosquito Bite Line at (614)525-BITE (2483).
Franklin County Consolidated Plan Resident Survey:
Franklin County is asking residents to take part in the 2015-2019 Consolidated Planning process. On behalf of the County, we ask that you take a few minutes to participate in the Consolidated Plan resident survey.
The Consolidated Plan is a collaborative process to identify housing and community development needs and to establish goals, priorities, and strategies to address those needs, especially for low and moderate income households.
Franklin County needs your help in setting priorities for the use of funds for community development issues in our community. Your input will help identify how our community will spend its federal HUD dollars over the next 5 years.
Please take about 10 minutes of your time to complete the resident survey.