What makes the City of Powell one of the best places to live in the United States? According to CNN/Money Magazine, our jobs, education, crime rate and access to leisure activities earned us that title.
Since receiving that distinction, the accolades have continued. Early in 2010, Delaware County, the portion of central Ohio that Powell calls home, was named one of the "Best Places to Get Ahead" in the U.S. by Forbes.com. Forbes.com has also called Delaware County one of the country's five best places to raise a family, based on cost of living, reasonably priced homes, quality of schools and short commute times. Delaware County also finished No. 6 on CNN/Money's list of 25 counties that have experienced the most job growth in the last 10 years. And most recently, a Business Journals On Numbers survey ranked Powell 5th among 955 Midwestern communities for quality of life, ahead of any other Ohio city.
We have always believed that we're part of a great American community, but it’s always nice to have someone else pay that same compliment.
Please take a virtual stroll and discover for yourself why people love to call Powell home.
Sewage gas odor impacting Powell areaMonday, Nov. 25 | There is a widespread sewage gas odor in the area, extending from Sunbury to Hilliard. Columbia Gas is currently investigating what is causing the odor. They have determined that the odor is not natural gas. The City of Powell will continue to provide updates as we receive more information from Columbia Gas.
City of Powell, Powell Police participate in Toys for Tots this holiday seasonThe City of Powell and the Powell Police Department are teaming up with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve to collect new toys for Toys for Tots through Friday, Dec. 6. New, unwrapped toys will be collected between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays in the lobby of the Municipal Building and the Powell Police Department, 47 Hall St.
Save the date for Holidays in PowellHolidays in Powell will be held from noon-5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 at the Municipal Building and Village Green Park, 47 Hall St. The event features a visit from jolly ol’ St. Nick himself, live reindeer, decorated shops with a delightful array of gifts, children’s crafts and activities, food and more!
SR 315 to close at SR 750 on Sept. 16 for two monthsState Route 315 will close at 5 a.m. Monday, Sept. 16 for two months (60 days) so crews can construct turn lanes on SR 315. Motorists should seek alternate routes because they will NOT be able to access SR 750 from SR 315 should they fail to follow the detour signs.
City of Powell receives ‘AAA’ Bond Rating by Standard & Poor’sStandard & Poor’s has upgraded the City of Powell’s bond rating to ‘AAA’ with a stable outlook, the highest bond rating that a municipality can receive.
Powell joins only 10 other municipalities in Ohio to have this rating. The City had been previously rated ‘AA+’ by Standard & Poor’s.
The Fall Parks & Recreation Guide is now available!Play, learn, create and imagine this fall with Powell Parks & Recreation! Express registration for City residents only is from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21. Registration for non-residents begins at 8 a.m. Friday, Aug. 23 and continues until classes are filled.
City Smartphone AppThe City of Powell now has the myPowell Smartphone app, which is designed to give residents a more efficient way to notify City staff about quality-of-life issues such as tall grass, graffiti, potholes, zoning violations and more. Click the underlined text for more information.
Know Your Door-to-Door SolicitorsResidents seeing door-to-door solicitors in their neighborhood may wonder if the solicitors are licensed to be selling their goods and services in Powell. Visit the link above for information on who has an up-to-date peddler's permit in the City.