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City of Hilliard – In the News

Posted January 20, 2017 in Administration by Anna Subler

What’s Happening in Hilliard?

Keep up-to-date with the most recent media stories about the City of Hilliard

Income-tax hike needed, Painter says

Hilliard Northwest News

Numerous Franklin County cities, including Bexley, Columbus, Grandview Heights, Upper Arlington, Whitehall and Worthington, have a 2.5 percent local income-tax rate.

Hilliard City Council President Nathan Painter says it’s time for Hilliard, which has a 2 percent rate, to consider whether it should join those ranks.

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Four incumbents, three others have primary petitions

Hilliard Northwest News

Election season starts earlier in Hilliard than many local municipalities because it is one of the few in Franklin County to have a primary election. The deadline for Republicans and Democrats to file candidate petitions for Hilliard City Council with the Franklin County Board of Elections is Feb. 1.

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Bo’s sports dome up and running

Hilliard Northwest News

Bo Jackson’s Elite Sports, the $9 million, 114,000-square-foot air-filled dome on Cosgray Road is making big first impressions since its opening Jan. 2.

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School board now will meet first and third Mondays

Hilliard Northwest News

In an effort to collaborate with their municipal counterparts, Hilliard school board members said they changed their meeting schedule Jan. 9. In an effort to collaborate with their municipal counterparts, Hilliard school board members said they changed their meeting schedule Jan. 9. “We think it’s a step forward not to have board meetings and council meetings on the same evening,” board President Andy Teater said.

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City touts new jobs for this year

Hilliard Northwest News

Hilliard leaders expect to add hundreds of new jobs this year that will continue to increase the city’s income-tax revenue. “We expect to see a lot of growth (in 2017),” Mayor Don Schonhardt said. The portion of the city’s income-tax revenue that is derived from the 2 percent withholding from employees by employers in Hilliard is expected to increase from an estimated $18.6 million in 2016 to an estimated $19.6 million in 2017.

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