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Welcome to the Village

  • Josh and Tammy Watts, Lucas and Brady, 315 Melbourne Place
  • Chad A. and Nikki D. Lowe, and Norah, 175 W. Southington Avenue
  • Gregory Charles and Brenda Ann Ross, Aleena and Keeton, 286 Beverly Place

In memoriam

Harold H. Janssen, 93, passed away September 29, 2013. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen. Hal was a commissioned officer in the Navy and taught at The Ohio State University. He and Helen lived many years in Riverlea on West Riverglen and were active in many civic organizations in the Worthington area.


Beggar's Night

October 31, 6:00-8:00 pm
Hot dogs and cider will be served on the Green during trick or treating.

Pumpkin carving contest

Bring your carved pumpkin to the Green on Oct. 31. We will light them and the winning pumpkin will get a prize. Questions? Look for contest and contact information on the Riverlea Social Circle.

Turkey trot

Plans for a Thanksgiving fun run, Turkey Trot, are not firm. Sarah Mehling, Riverlea Social Chair is gathering information about whether to hold a run and if so, when. Please let her know what you think about the idea. Look for contest and contact information on the Riverlea Social Circle.

Riverlea Directory 2014

A new edition of the Riverlea Directory is under way. The format will change to a booklet and binders will no longer be necessary Residents are urged to submit changes for the Directory to the News editor. Email addresses given to the Web Manager for the online Riverlea News have not been updated for the directory.

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Send changes to: Riverlea News, Lois Yoakam, editor, 263 Melbourne Place, or email to riverleanews@riverleaohio.com. Please submit changes by November 15. If completing the form manually, please write clearly, especially when providing email addresses.

Reminder about leaves

Do not rake your leaves into the street. Bag them and put them out for collection with other trash. Riverlea does not pickup leaves raked into the street.

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Public Forum

To gather public input to the proposed changes to the Village Building Regulations and Zoning Code, Thomas Worthington High School Library, (300 W. Granville Road), Worthington, Ohio, 7:00 pm, Monday, October 21, 2013.

Over the past two years, a group of Riverlea residents volunteered to assist in reviewing Riverlea’s ordinances. The goal was to recommend changes to Council to ensure the ordinances were up-to-date and user-friendly.

The group focused on Title XV: Land Use, which includes building regulations, zoning codes and signage. During the process, we tackled some controversial issues, which led to spirited debate. But in the end, the group presented strong recommendations to the Council for amendments to the code. To highlight some of the changes:

Ordinance Committee

Chair: Jenny D. Jones, Council member
Committee members: Pam Colwell, Scott Gordon, Mike Jones, Carolee Noonan, and Jacalyn Slemmer.

We encourage you to attend the Public Forum October 21, 2013 and share your thoughts.

Sanitary sewer service project update

Project Schedule
Recently this project was bid and subsequently awarded to Performance Pipelining, Inc. The contractor and sub-contractors will have trucks and equipment throughout the Riverlea (Residential Service Pipe Investigations) for the duration of the project. Residents have been notified by the contractor in advance of any work on their property. Excavation work on Olentangy Blvd began October 7 and residential service pipe liner installations began October 14. Project completion is scheduled for November.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Louis A. McFarland, Project Engineer 740 497-6924 or Bill Charles, Street Commissioner 614 403-3733.

November 5, 2013 election

Michael D. Blanchard, 5803 Dover Ct., and Jeff Colwell, 5814 Westchester Ct. have been certified for election to Council on November 5. The election is considered uncontested because while four positions are available, there are only two certified write-in candidates. To vote for a write-in candidate, press the "Write-In" Button and follow the directions on the screen. Poll workers will be glad to assist you.

Good to know

  • Landscaping bids for 2014 will be accepted. The current provider is merging with another company and a new contact is needed. Other companies have expressed an interest in bidding for maintenance of the green spaces. Council wants to see proposals from other companies.
  • Delaware County Bank is offering a money market account that pays 0.35%, which is a little higher than current accounts. Council agreed to open an account there as long as it met with the Village’s investment policy.
  • Council discussed fees for a Certificate of Appropriateness, street bonds and the need to have performance bonds. Council would like to add a performance bond to construction projects to make sure they are completed as approved. There will be no change to the fees or street bonds.


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Please submit electronically to RiverleaNews@riverleaohio.com or by mail to News Editor, 263 Melbourne
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