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Central Ohio DP Council


The Central Ohio Damage Prevention Council was created to bring together underground facility operators, government agencies, excavators, industry associations and service providers to address issues related to the goal of reducing damages to underground facilities, to provide cooperation and coordination of construction activities, and to improve communication, involvement, and commitment to these goals


The council meets the third Wednesday of each month at 9:00 a.m. (except when holidays interfere), at the Ohio Contractors
                                                                 Association, 1313 Dublin Rd, Columbus, OH



Kevin Schimming,

City of Columbus
Department of Public Utilities
910 Dublin Rd
Office 3134-A
Columbus, OH 43215
614-645-3777 Office
614-645-0898 Fax

Collins Cranmer,

George J. Igel & Co. Inc.
Safety Coordinator
2040 Alum Creek Dr
Columbus, OH 43207
614-246-2336 Office
614-395-5748 Mobile
614-445-8205 Fax

Sheida Garakouei,

Franklin County Engineer
Bridge & Building Maintenance Office Assistant
Columbus, Ohio 43215
614-525-6125 Office

George Gillespie,

Ohio Utilities Protection Service
7689 Brandonway Dr
Dublin, OH 43017
800-311-3692, ext. 4907
614-747-2012 Cell
614-889-7965 Fax


Meeting Minutes

The Central Ohio Damage Prevention Council meets the third Wednesday of each month. Minutes from previous meetings are posted below as PDF files. To download and print them, you must have Adobe© Acrobat® Reader®. If you do not have this computer program, visit for a free copy.








    About Us

    A vital resource for Ohio residents and businesses, the Ohio Utilities Protection Service acts as a communication link between utility companies and individuals planning any digging activity. This site includes all the information you need to dig safely and protect your community.




    Contact O.U.P.S.

    P.O. Box 729
    12467 Mahoning Ave
    North Jackson, OH 44451