West Nile- Mosquito Spray

There were three separate positive mosquito pools for West Nile Virus (WNV) collected from traps at Morse Road, Colerain Elementary, and Como Avenue. The mosquito pool tested from the Como Ave. location was confirmed WNV+ by the Ohio Department of Health.  The mosquito pools tested from the Morse Road and Colerain Elementary locations were confirmed WNV+, by our staff on August 10th.  Due to these positive West Nile Virus mosquito pools, our Vector Control Program will be spraying in Clintonville on Wednesday, August 16th and Thursday, August 17th  from 3:30 am-6:30 am.

The boundaries for the two sprays on August 16th are as follows:

Beechwold Blvd. to the North

Cooke Road to the South

Indianola Ave. to the East

Foster St. and Sellers Ave. to the West

 

North Broadway to the North

Weber Road to the South

High Street and Broadway Pl. to the East

Riverside Dr. to the West

 

 

The boundaries for August 17th spray are as follows:

 

Chase Road to the North

Morse Road to the South

Indianola Ave. to the East

The Olentangy River and Graceland to the West

 

A press release and spray map was issued Tuesday, August 15th it is attached here and the link to the on-line spray map is attached to that. At this moment all requests to opt out of mosquito spraying will be honored that have already been filed.

 

The positive West Nile Virus pools do serve as a reminder for us to continue protecting ourselves from mosquito bites and to eliminate stagnant water from our properties including places such as gutters, rain barrels, and bird baths. One can also protect themselves from mosquito bites by using insect repellents and by minimizing their time spent outside during the late evening and early morning hours. Please let Ryan Younge, RS, the Vector Control Program Manager, know if you would like to discuss in further detail our mosquito reduction activities planned in Clintonville this week. His e-mail address is rtyounge@columbus.gov and his phone number is 614.645.6153.

 

Indianola Road Diet Schedule

This is the latest schedule received on Indianola “Road Diet”

– Milling and Paving Operations on Indianola are currently scheduled as night work, concrete work continues during the day.
Current permit allows for work to be performed 24 hours a day

– Although there are quite a few homes in close proximity Indianola Ave is an arterial street and handles high traffic volumes, thus the work hour permissions.

– Milling should conclude Thursday or Friday, followed by SAMI (road will be covered with gravel for a few days)

– Paving scheduled to begin next Sunday night. (Weather Permitting ) and should last about 4 nights.

– Operations extend from North Broadway to Morse road

– Dates are estimated but goal is to have all work, including new striping (road diet) and signal work done by Aug 25th

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Vector Control- West Nile Virus

We received this information from the Environmental Health Division today:

There were two separate positive mosquito pools for West Nile Virus collected from traps near Morse Road and also Webster Park Avenue recently. Both tests were confirmed last Friday, July 28th, by our staff.  Due to these positive West Nile Virus mosquito pools, our Vector Control Program will be spraying in Clintonville on Friday, August 4th  from 3:30 am-6:30 am.

The boundaries for the first spraying are as follows:

Croswell Road to the North

North Broadway to the South

High Street to the East

SR 315 and the Olentangy River to the West

The boundaries for this second spraying are as follows:

Charleston Ave. to the North

Beaumont Road to the South

Colerain Ave. to the East

High Street to the West

A press release and spray map was issued Tuesday, August 1st  At this moment all requests to opt out of mosquito spraying will be honored that have already been filed.

The positive West Nile Virus pools do serve as a reminder for us to continue protecting ourselves from mosquito bites and to eliminate stagnant water from our properties including places such as gutters, rain barrels, and bird baths. One can also protect themselves from mosquito bites by using insect repellents and by minimizing their time spent outside during the late evening and early morning hours. Please let Ryan Younge, RS, the Vector Control Program Manager, know if you would like to discuss in further detail our mosquito reduction activities planned in Clintonville this week. His e-mail address is rtyounge@columbus.gov and his phone number is 614.645.6153.

August 3 Meeting Location Changed

It is necessary to change the venue for our August meeting due to concerns about a large crowd.  The meeting will be held at Clintonville Woman’s Club which is just north of the library at 3951 N. High Street.  There is good parking there as well as at the rec center parking lot.  Signs will be posted at the library to notify people, but the commission would appreciate people spreading the word.

The meeting time remains the same:  7 pm

SWACO Clarification

SWACO’s official “announcement”  and details of additional recycling container’s becoming available will be made formal within the next week. At that time 311 operators will have up to date information and the refuse department will have full notification as well.