This page provides residents with the most current information available to the German Village Society on utility work underway in the district. We work cooperatively with most service providers, establishing lines of communication well in advance of project start dates in an effort to assist property owners and tenants in understanding and preparing for any temporary inconvenience utility work might cause.

Below you will find projects listed by the utility provider. When available, we will post the project location, intended route and individual addresses impacted by each project. Approximate start and expected completion dates will also be posted as available.

We will make every effort to leaflet routes immediately prior to project start dates in order to notify residents who may not access this page. Please direct all questions to the Historic Preservation Advocate Nancy Kotting at  614-221-8888

Columbia Gas of Ohio

Updated March 1, 2019

The 2019 Columbia Gas work routes have been announced. You may learn more HERE

Updated January 3, 2019

Columbia Gas will be working to complete the Jackson/6th Street section of the pipeline upgrade beginning the week of January 7, 2019. To date they have installed 95% of the mainline, having about 250′ feet left to install. They have installed approximately 50% of the service lines, leaving approximately 54 to be installed and meters relocated. GVS is currently in communication with Columbia Gas External Affairs Specialist Luca Papalko, monitoring the progress.

Updated July 27, 2018

Columbia Gas will be working Saturday,  July 28 on Jackson between 5th and 6th. In order for them to do their work safely, parking on Jackson St. will be impacted. So, from 8:00 to 5:00 p.m. tomorrow there will be no parking on Jackson St.

Updated July 11, 2018

Project: Mainline replacement. service line replacement and meter relocation

Route/impacted address: For 2018 route details, CLICK HERE

Project start/stop dates: ongoing seasonally

Notes: The rear facade is the location of preference for exterior meters per our settlement agreement with Columbia Gas CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION

AEP Ohio

Updated July 27, 2018

Project: SMART meter installation

Route: District-wide

Project Start: Immediate, anticipated completion August 24, 2018. Commercial installations to be completed by December 31, 2018.

Notes: AEP Ohio will be replacing all electric meters throughout the district with SMART meters beginning immediately. All meters will remain in their current locations. Residents will be notified via postcard, AEP generated robocalls to known phone numbers and door tags. Installers will notify residents day of installation but will not need to enter the premises.

For more information go to

Updated October 23, 2018

Project: pole replacement (27 poles total)

Route: Beginning at Whittier & Jaeger, proceeding north on Jaeger to Ridgeway, just north of Beck.

Project Start:  Estimated start date: November 6, 2018. The project is anticipated to be completed by early January 2019

Temporary poles are slated to be installed at Beck and Jaeger at the start of the project.

Intermittent road closures as required for heavy equipment are expected.

Notes: This project will require access along Jaeger for large utility trucks. Parking impacts are expected.


Updated July 11, 2018

Project: Fiber Optic cable installation

Route: Whittier between Pearl and Jaeger; Jaeger between Whittier and Kossuth

Project Start: estimated July 16, 2018

Notes: Cable installation beneath sidewalks, boring with some sidewalk removal/reconstruction

Impacted addresses leafletted June 27th, 2018


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