Waterways Maintenance Program

The City of Dublin values the environment and recognizes our waterways as an important natural resource that protects public safety through water quality preservation and flood protection while also improving property value. The preservation, maintenance and improvement of our waterways and the connected habitat are crucial to the protection of these natural resources.

The City’s Waterways Maintenance Program preserves and maintains the 48 miles of open channels, waterways and streams located in city-owned areas or areas where Dublin has maintenance responsibility through an established easement. The program preserves their stormwater-carrying capacity, addresses critical maintenance items and protects the environmental health of the waterways.

Waterways Maintenance Program – Year 1 

The project consists of bank stabilization of eight stream sites along the North and South Fork of Indian Runs. 

The sites are located: 

  • Site 4: North Fork of Indian Run, north of Brand Road, east of Brandonway Drive 
  • Site 5-1, 5-2, 5-3, 5B: North Fork of Indian Run, north of Brand Road, east of Bristol Parkway, west of Brandonway Drive 
  • Site 7-1, 7-2, 7-3: South Fork of Indian Run, south of Coffman Park Drive, east of Post Road 

Construction activities include clearing and grading, stream bank reshaping and stabilization, riprap and erosion protection matting installation, installation of  temporary sediment controls, permanent stabilization of disturbed areas, and riparian buffer zone plantings to enhance channel stability. 

Read the notification letter.

The Waterways Maintenance Program:

  • Ensures Dublin’s waterways are kept clear of unnatural debris and other blockages.
  • Maintains the conveyance capacity of open watercourses, especially in areas that have FEMA-designated floodways and floodplains.
  • Reduces and eliminates illicit discharges into City waterways.
  • Protects and improves the riparian habitat that is a part of the stream ecosystem.
  • Protects and improves water quality within the waterways.
  • Provides a comprehensive program to address the issues identified during waterways inspections performed over the past several years.

Three Steps to Stream Stewardship

Let it Grow

Setting up a “No Mow” or “Conservation Zone” to allow vegetation to grow is a key component to stream health.

Why? There are a few reasons:

  • Too much sediment in rivers creates cloudy water and smothers aquatic life. The roots of plants and trees will hold the soil in place to prevent erosion.
  • Higher sun exposure warms the water and promotes algae growth. Vegetation along the stream also provides shade, keeping the water cooler.
  • A buffer zone also slows surface runoff, allowing more rainwater to filter out pollutants before it reaches the stream.

Native plants and trees are best, as they have deep root systems to provide maximum benefit, as well as provide food and shelter for wildlife.

Yard Waste Belongs at the Curb — Not in Water!

Limbs, leaves and other debris can cause poor water quality and erosion.

But how?

  • Although leaves, grass clippings, and other yard debris are “natural” materials, their decomposition feeds algae and bacteria and reduces available oxygen for fish and other aquatic life.
  • Leaf piles left along a stream bank will form thick mats that won’t decompose over winter and will kill the vegetation underneath, making the stream bank more susceptible to erosion.

Pause Before You Pesticide

If applied incorrectly, fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides can contribute to poor water quality.

Here’s what to do before you pesticide:

  • Prevent chemicals and fertilizers from reaching the stream by following the package instructions, calibrating your spreader and avoiding sidewalks near the stream bank. Excess products can be washed into the stream as stormwater flows over the yard and carries it into a storm drain.

Waterways Initiatives Planned for the Next Three Years (Subject to Change)

Public Records Request Overview

In order to support faster response and better tracking of requests, the City of Dublin uses JustFOIA to collect, respond to and manage public information requests.

Why JustFOIA?

JustFOIA is a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) online application that helps streamline the open records request process for the community and improve efficiencies in getting requested information quickly and accurately.

The application lets community members submit requests for all city records, including police reports. Commonly requested information includes accident reports, copies of resolutions and body-camera video.

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Integrity, Respect, Communication, Teamwork, Accountability, Positive Attitude & Dedication to Service.

The City of Dublin operates under a set of seven key core values: integrity, respect, communication, teamwork, accountability, positive attitude and dedication to service. Staff members use these seven values as the basis for daily decision-making, including the decisions that go into the budget process.

  • Integrity. We are open and honest. We honor our commitments to the community and each other. Our actions are consistent with what we say.
  • Respect. We treat our coworkers and members of the community with courtesy and dignity. We embrace diversity and acknowledge the needs, responsibilities and inherent worth of each individual.
  • Communication. We maintain an environment in which employees feel free to share ideas and information. We promote open interaction throughout the organization to ensure knowledge and understanding among all employees and our community.
  • Teamwork. We create a climate in which all employees work together and support the individual talents and contributions of team members. We celebrate successes and see mistakes as opportunities for growth; we will never willingly let a member of our team fail.
  • Accountability. We are responsible to our community and each other for our personal and organizational decisions, actions and performance results. We are committed stewards of our City’s assets and resources.
  • Positive Attitude. We focus our efforts on constructive behavior, attitudes and solutions. We promote an environment that people love going to every day – a place where each individual can find a sense of belonging, inspiration, enjoyment and meaning.
  • Dedication to Service. We pursue innovation and continuous improvement in all we do. We are committed to efficient, effective and responsive service delivery that makes a difference in the lives of those we serve.

Leadership Philosophy

We are members of an organization that succeeds because of teamwork, dedication, diversity and the innovative spirit of all of   our members. Together, we build a culture of trust, service, mutual respect, inclusion and open communication. We hold ourselves mutually accountable to promote and sustain continuous learning and to develop the learning potential that exists in every member of our team.

City Code

The complete Dublin City Code is available online at American Legal City Ordinance website. Information staff at the Dublin branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library are available to help navigate this website.

Revised Charter of Dublin, Ohio

This Revised Charter, as adopted on March 19, 1996, became effective on July 4, 1996.

Zoning Code

The Zoning Code for Dublin is Chapter 153 of the Dublin Code of Ordinances. The Zoning Code sets land development requirements and establishes different uses within individual districts. Zoning regulations address the physical development of a site, such as building height, lot requirements, setbacks from lot lines, minimum numbers of parking spaces, sign types and sizes, and other related regulations.

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