It looks like we are getting mosquito spraying in the wee hours Wed Aug 7.
ADULT MOSQUITO TREATMENT MAP
Biomist is the agent to be used
TREATMENT_TIME 3:30 – 6:35 am
Learn about the products we use
Pesticides are used by employees of Columbus Public Health to minimize mosquito populations in the community. Employees are trained to safely and responsibly use pesticides to reduce mosquito numbers while having little-to-no impact on the environment. Learn more about Biomist, DUET and Pursuit pesticides here.
Columbus Police App
Columbus Police recently introduced their new App. Among the most interesting features are the ability to submit Tips, including uploading photos. (This is a complement to the Columbus App’s ability to submit 311 reports for code issues – see below.)
There is also a feature for Recruiting. If you or someone you know is interested in what it would be like and what it would take to join our police division, check it out!
Other features include Alerts, and News, Victim’s rights information, social media links, maps of substation locations, and contact information to various bureaus and precincts.
The Columbus Police mobile app is free and available on the iOS App Store: Columbus Police on iOS App Store, and the Google Play Marketplace: Columbus Police on Google Play Marketplace, or by searching for “Columbus Police” on the respective App Store.
A letter and news release introducing the App.
The City of Columbus has also had an App available for quite a while now. A most useful feature is the ability to Submit a Service Request. This includes 311 reports such as code violations, or need for Bulk Pickup. (311 is also available on the web site: 311 WEBSITE.)
The Columbus City mobile is app free and available on the iOS App Store: My Columbus on iOS App Store and the Google Play Marketplace: My Columbus on Google Play Marketplace. (or search My Columbus on the respective App Store)
More info on the My Columbus mobile App.
So please make use of these Apps and web sites to “report, report, report” when issues of concern arise. Between the two you have easy ways to report code violations (“The car is parked on the lawn”), or law violations (“The car is blocking the sidewalk”). Of course there are man other resources on the Apps and web sites of our Columbus and Division of Police.
We have now added online forms for you to join FPCA. Simple, and no stamps required.
Just start from the Join FPCA Page.
Or you can start at Join with PayPal. It will eventually return you to Join FPCA, where you can pick up the Membership Form and Volunteer Form.
Still, please support our postal service by sending a letter or card to a friend or family member with the stamp you saved!
Please take the time to control/click the link below and fill out our survey. It will only take just a couple of minutes.
Officer Scott Clinger
18 Precinct Community Liaison
Strategic Response Bureau
Columbus Division of Police
sclinger [at] columbuspolice [dot] org
In the past day or so, someone has sent an email to some members of our board and community acting as if they are our president Felix Quachey, asking the targets to purchase gift cards.
Hi …, Thanks for your response and sorry for disturbing your busy schedule. Here is what I want you to do for me and I’ll appreciate if it can be done today, Please I need you to get me 6 pieces of Amazon Gift cards of $400 face value each, that will amount to $2400 and I shall reimburse you on or before weekend. I’m sending the cards to some diligent members as surprise gift and I want this to be kept secret until they get their cards. I’ll appreciate your help on this. I need you to get the physical card, scratch the back out and take a picture of each of the cards, attach the pictures showing the pin and email it to me. I’ll appreciate you kind gesture on this. Do let me know if you can get this done in an hour.
Be advised that Felix will never send you such a solicitation. Should you receive something like this purporting to be from Felix – or any other person at FPCA, feel free to contact them at the phone number or email address listed on our web site Contact page, so they can confirm that fact. You may also like to inform Columbus Police.
Please always be alert to any email if the topic is questionable, the “from” address is unusual, or other clues in the header look strange. The header in the above sample has Felix supposedly writing from atlas.sehal [at] gmail [dot] com. (If one digs deeper, there are even more clues. That’s why legal authorities want to see the entire header and message.)
Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District is having their Spring Tree and Plant Sale. Here are some resources to beautify our community!
Each year, our conservation team puts together our Spring Tree and Plant Sale. We offer different species of native plants (bare-root woody plants and trees); plug and container perennials (prairie grasses and flowering plants); seed mix (pollinator and native Ohio prairie mixes); and rotate in edible (berries, apples, mushroom kits) and live stakes (fast growing riparian species for streambank stabilization). We serve about 400 central Ohio residents and several non-profits every year by selling or donating plants. Our annual Spring Tree & Plant Sale is a fundraiser that benefits our Conservation Fund.
The 2019 Spring Tree and Plant Sale is now open! Visit the Online Shop now and place your order! Details and a mail-in order form can also be found in the 2019 Spring Frankly Speaking Newsletter.
View our new 2019 Spring Tree and Plant Sale Catalog (coming soon!) with plant descriptions and details.
Source: Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District Spring Tree and Plant Sale
I came across this recently. It reminded me what a valuable resource we have for those in our community seeking to help or give help. -ed
To Get Help or Give Help
The Right People, with the Right Resources, at the Right Time and Place
24 hours a day, every day, 2-1-1 is the critical FirstLink between Greater Columbus’ efforts to reduce poverty and ensuring opportunity for every Central Ohioan. HandsOn’s 2-1-1 is the largest, AIRSTM accredited information and referral service in Ohio, and among the largest in the United States. Our professional team of certified resource specialists coordinate service delivery, strengthen food security, centralize homeless shelter access, and make volunteer service connections for nearly 500,000 people each year. We combine best practices, experience, and social innovation to provide one of the nation’s leading 2-1-1 services, in Central Ohio.
Call 2-1-1 or visit http://www.211centralohio.org to reach thousands of social service, government and community resources in Franklin County to address any problem you might be facing or to be connected to volunteer opportunities.
from: Hands On Central Ohio
If you need health insurance, please know that the ACA (Affordable Health Care Act) Enrollment period is now open until Dec 15, 2018.
This is for full-fledged health insurance. Beware of the “Association Plans” recently being touted by some, as they have limited coverage, and may not cover you if you really get sick. ACA plans contain the full legally required benefits, and may be surprisingly affordable with the subsidies available to you.
For Local Help
FREE TREE GIVE AWAY FOR COLUMBUS RESIDENTS
The Green Columbus Tree Stewardship Program is giving away over one hundred free trees to people living in the City of Columbus.
To pick up a free tree, you must agree to:
- plant in the city limits of Columbus
- keep trees properly watered and maintained
- plant your tree in the ground of your yard or community garden and NOT along streets or in city parks.
Please fill out the form (click on link below) to submit an application to reserve a free tree at the Tree Giveaway located at the Westgate Shelter House, Address: 455 S Westgate Ave, Columbus, OH 43204 on October 27th between 10am and noon.
- One tree per address.
- Providing invalid or incomplete data will void your registration.
Event details are subject to change.
Visit https://www.greencbus.org/free-trees/ to stay up to date.
Click Here to Register for a FREE TREE
You and your neighbors are invited to bring your code questions to the July Forest Park Civic Association Meeting on Tuesday, July 10 at 7.00 pm at Epworth United Methodist Church, 5100 Karl Road.
Guest Speaker Chris Suel, City of Columbus Community Liaison, will be with us for a discussion of all things code related!
Don’t forget the Forest Park Block Watch Meeting at 6.00 pm on July 10 , with Police Liaison Officer Scott Clinger and discussion about the update to the 72 hour parking changes.