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Composting Program

For several years, I have been working with city staff to identify a way to collect household compost as a city program. The U.S. EPA reports that the average American throws away 1-2 pounds of compostable materials each day. This comprises approximately 20-30 percent of our landfill space. In central Ohio, SWACO has been promoting efforts to divert food (and other compost) waste from the landfills through comprehensive public messaging campaigns and trial programs for composting. After researching a variety of residential compost programs, we decided it would make sense start with a trial program. Thanks to some funding support from SWACO, the city has begun a voluntary program. Read more a

Orange Johnson Bicentennial

This year marks the bicentennial anniversary of the Orange Johnson house in Worthington. This landmark property is arguably the most historic building in Worthington. It embodies the character that Worthington residents have come to appreciate. The Worthington Historical Society is raising funds to replace the front walkway wall (next to High St.) with a more structurally-sound and historically appropriate walkway. The project costs are $150,000. I felt that the city needed to support this worthy project to enhance the property and support the historical society’s objectives. I worked with the historical society to request city funding for a portion of this project. I am happy to announce Co