Delaware Veteran Plaza Dedication Monday

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Parade of Flags Also Monday

Veterans Plaza will be dedicated Memorial Day, May 30, 2016, at Noon at the Delaware YMCA on South Houk Road in Delaware, Ohio.

Veteran Plaza Delaware dedicated Memorial Day

Delaware Veterans Plaza to be dedicated on Memorial Day. [delawareohio.net]

The plaza is a collaborative effort , spearheaded by City Council member Joe DiGenova. The City, Delaware County and the state all contributed funds toward the project that will honor our great veterans for their service and sacrifice.

All service branches will be recognized in a tranquil memorial setting, centered around an eternal flame structure that will be illuminated. Another focal point is a World War I cannon, refurbished at no charge by Delaware-based Wanner Metal Worx.

The plaza will also include benches, landscaping and memorial bricks, available for purchase through the City of Delaware’s City Manager’s Office by downloading the Honor Our Veterans Brick by Brick Order Form.

Earlier in the day, the City will have a ‘Parade of Flags’ procession from Oak Grove Cemetery’s main gate to the cemetery’s Soldiers Circle, followed by a ceremony, will honor Memorial Day on May 30. At the Soldiers Circle, the ceremony will include a flag presentation by the Air Force Junior ROTC and a Civil War cannon volley.

Time Still Left on Scoreboard

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Liquor License in Transition

Scoreboard Pub & Grill in Delaware Ohio

Scoreboard Pub & Grill is awaiting a liquor license to open.

Scoreboard came out of the gate really hot, but then hit the legal system and time has slowed to a crawl.

Reports that the facility had sold its liquor permits were not correct. A listing in the Business First on April 22 had the Scoreboard sending the license to VJK Sports Inc in Gahanna. However, the transfer was the reverse.

Scoreboard – follow them on Facebook – has totally remodeled the former Final Score location and pictures on Facebook have it looking really nice.

As to when the doors will open, well, that’s up to when the liquor license is issued.

A Liquor License from Gahanna?

Ahh, this was a good question. Ohio Department of Liquor Control allows the transfer of liquor licenses across area boundries through an Economic Development TREX Transfer.

The Economic Development Transfer TREX was developed through Legislation to try to help those
areas of the state that have an over-issuance of permits by TREX transferring them to another area of the
state, meeting certain criteria.

Therefore, if you are unable to obtain a New Liquor Permit through the Quota
System as there are no permits available, or you are unable to do a regular transfer of ownership and location
(not a TREX) of a class as there are no-openings or the number of applicants on file exceed the openings
available, you have the option of then trying to TREX transfer the ownership and location of someone else’s
permit to you, as long as you meet the TREX requirements.

Special thanks to Program Administrator & Division ITG Point of Contact Kelly Ables for a quick tutorial on the TREX program.

Georgetown Square Fetches $2+ Million

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Georgetown Square Apartments sold recently for $2,153,851 to GSA Apartments LLC on Delaware’s west side.

The fifty-unit senior-housing property is located off Troy Road, just north of West Central. The property is approved for Section 8 housing funds and appears to be entirely one-bedroom units.

GSA Apartments, LLC was founded in July 2015 and lists Thomas Feusse, of Reynoldsburg, as its statuatory agent.

The $2,153,851 price tag is the third-highest in Delaware city in the past year for a commercial property. The highest remains the $3.7 million paid for the medical center on West Central Avenue.

Medical Center Draws $3.7 Million

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The OhioHealth Medical Center on West Central Avenue recently changed owners and the new owner is looking for investors.

Everest Medical Core Properties logo (PRNewsFoto/Everest Medical Core Properties)

(PRNewsFoto/Everest Medical Core Properties)

The property located at 454 – 460 West Central Avenue was purchased in early April for $3,700,000 and sold to Everest West Central LLC – a wholely-owned subsidery of Everest Medical Core Products –

Fighting Mosquitoes in Delaware County

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HEALTH DISTRICT WAYS TO PREVENT MOSQUITOES

Moving water is better to fight mosquitos. [Marisela Alvarez]

Moving water is better to fight mosquitos. [Marisela Alvarez]

Mosquitoes are not only pests that interrupt our outdoor activities, but they also carry diseases such as West Nile virus and Zika virus. Mosquitoes need water to reproduce, therefore most techniques to prevent mosquitoes are aimed at preventing the creation of stagnant water.

The Health District offers a few different methods residents can use to help prevent mosquitoes:

Your Yard

  • Fix broken drainage tiles to prevent water accumulation
  • Do not use bat boxes, only 1% of a bat’s diet consists of mosquitoes
  • Empty containers that hold water, such as gutters, tires and bird baths on a weekly basis
  • Place larvicide in areas that hold water for more than 7 days

Your Pond

  • Install fountains in ponds
  • Reduce vegetation around ponds
  • Maintain a supply of fish inside ponds, such as bluegills

Your Home

  • Replace or repair broken window screens, windows and doors
  • Use yellow “bug” lights outdoors rather than traditional lights

Your Rain barrel

  • Tightly screen openings with window screening
  • Install an adapter where any hoses connect to the barrel and add window screening
  • Dump or use the water accumulated within 7 days

Yourself

  • Avoid outdoor activities when mosquitoes are most active (typically dawn and dusk)
  • Wear long sleeves and pants when weather permits
  • Wear light-colored clothing
  • Use mosquito repellants containing DEET or Picaridin

Take these handy tips to limit the mosquito effects this Summer.

Source: Delaware General Health District

Existing Home Sales Dominate Top Five

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$831,000 Sale in Westerville Tops List

8286 Tillinghast Road - shown in this Auditors image from 2009 - in Dublin was this week top residential sale in Delaware County.

8286 Tillinghast Road – shown in this Auditors image from 2009 – in Dublin was this week top residential sale in Delaware County.

Delaware County transfers have bucked the national trend with a lot of new home sales dominating the market the past few months. However, this past week that changed with the top-11 residential sales all being existing homes.

8286 Tillinghast Drive in Dublin led the way with a sale price of $831,325. The home is a 4 bedroom, 4-1/2 bathroom with 4,731 square in Concord Township‘s Tartan Fields subdivision.

Delaware County Top Five Residential Transfers
May 2-8, 2016

# Address City Zip Sale Price
1. 8286  TILLINGHAST DR DUBLIN 43017  $831,325
2. 8723  SHAFFER DR POWELL 43065  $702,500
3. 530  LACKEY OLD STATE RD DELAWARE 43015 $690,000
4. 6373  AUTUMN CREST CT WESTERVILLE 43082 $675,000
5. 2626  SILVERLEAF DR POWELL 43065 $630,000

95 Acres Nets $1.23 Million in Harlem Township

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Grace Brethren Church Land Transferred

6311 Miller Paul Road Westerville Ohio

Auditors photograph of 6311 Miller Paul Road in 2009.

The Columbus Grace Brethren Church has sold more than 95 acres, located at 6311 Miller Paul Road in Westerville, that is aquired a year ago for $1,213,330 according to the Delaware County Auditor.

DNJS Investments LLC, based in Johnstown, purchased the property. According to public records, the LLC has been in existence for seven years and John Nezbarger serves as agent.

The property was donated to the church by the late John Barnhard’s estate in 2014.