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The Worthington City Council has prioritized finding new and innovative ways to include more people in the budgeting process, especially those who are not able to attend the city’s budget hearings. This tool allows people to participate at their own pace, on their own schedule, in conjunction with the city’s traditional budget process.
Submissions into Balancing Act are compiled by the Finance Department and will be shared with the City Council, and department and city management, to help guide the budgeting process.
You can view videos, documents and other resources that explain the budget and process here on the Budget page of the City’s website.
The City will be holding public workshops on the 2021 proposed budget at each City Council meeting throughout the month of November, with adoption of the proposed 2021 budget scheduled for December 7th. You may submit any feedback via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 567-249-0063 with conference ID 94300036# to participate in the City Council meeting. Council meetings are live streamed on our website.
The base documents, like the International Residential Code and International Building Code, are typically found in public libraries as well. For common information, try the following website. Code Check
Collection of garbage, recyclables and yard waste occurs every Friday unless otherwise noted due to a major holiday (see the schedule). Please note that all solid waste must be at the curb by 6AM to ensure collection. Solid waste placed at the curb later than 6AM may not be collected.
Recycling bins are provided directly by Local Waste Services. 65 gallon wheeled carts are provided for recycling free of charge. If you do not have one at your residence, call the Service & Engineering Department at 614-431-2425 to schedule delivery.
Typically, solid waste left at the curb by the drivers did not meet the criteria for collection. Restrictions on size, weight and proper containers must be observed to ensure collection. Items not packaged correctly will not be collected. Items not packaged neatly, bags or cans over 50 lbs, liquids, boxes filled with trash and items set out after 6am may not be collected.
Latex paint cannot be placed out for trash collection if it's still wet. In order to dispose of it, remove the lid and stir in sand, kitty litter or a paint hardener available at most hardware stores. Once the paint is COMPLETELY DRY AND HARDENED you can place the cans in out for regular trash collection. Make sure to leave the lids off.
Fluorescent bulbs, both tube and compact, contain harmful materials and are considered hazardous waste. To dispose of them properly, take them to any Home Depot store for free drop off. The bulbs will be recycled in an environmentally responsible manner.
The answer depends on the location of the street lights. The old fashioned looking, decorative green street lights along High St. from North St. to South St., and along 161 from Morning St. to Evening St. are owned and maintained by the City. To report a problem with one of those lights, please call the Service and Engineering Department at 614-431-2425. Or visit our Service Request Page. For street lights elsewhere throughout the City, please contact AEP. American Electric Power owns and maintains these street lights. To report a problem with an AEP Street Light please call 1-800-672-2231 or visit