We embrace our humble roots and take pride in maintaining a vibrant downtown, safe neighborhoods and an active and engaged citizenry. Powell has paired a small-town, family-friendly atmosphere with all of the modern-day conveniences and amenities of a growing community.
Powell is a community that is protected by an accredited police department and home to the highly-rated Olentangy Local School District. The City offers more than 270 parks and recreation camps and programs, providing a place for every family to play, learn, create and imagine. On a warm day, residents can hop on a bike and ride along more than 13 miles of trails, ending up in historic downtown Powell or at one of the municipal parks. They can bond with their children over the toe-tapping music of a Lolli-Pops! Children’s Concert or put a blanket in their usual spot and watch the colorful fireworks display that concludes the annual Powell Festival.
2014 Annual Report
The City of Powell is pleased to present the 2014 Annual Report, noting major projects, facts and figures, as well as latest financials. There were several top moments in 2014 as the City started updating the Comprehensive Plan, launched the biennial Community Attitude Survey, began plans for the ninth park and completed work on Capital Improvement Projects.
Update on City's Salt Shortage
Because of severe winter weather conditions last year and the amount of snowfall to date this season, the City of Powell and many other jurisdictions are facing a salt shortage. As a result of the shortage, many residents may notice a difference in salt service in their neighborhood. The City has 140 tons of salt and will only focus on treating primary roadways for the remainder of the winter.
Save the date for Parks & Recreation Summer Camps
Check out this year's summer camp schedule. Express registration for City residents only is from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday, April 15
at the Municipal Building, 47 Hall Street. Online registration for City residents only begins Thursday, April 16 and starts for non-residents Friday, April 17.
RITA offers Taxpayer Assistance Days
The Regional Income Tax Agency (RITA) invites all taxpayers who are required to file a municipal income tax return for any RITA municipality to attend a free Taxpayer Assistance event. Taxpayer Assistance Days are scheduled for 8 a.m.-noon March 7, 14, 21 and 28 at the local RITA office, 760 Lakeview Plaza Boulevard Suite 400 in Worthington.
Calling all green thumbs
The City of Powell in partnership with the Kiwanis Club of Powell is launching the new Powell Community Garden this spring in Arbor Ridge Park. A limited number of 4 x 8 raised garden beds are available for rent at Arbor Ridge Park. Register for a garden bed in the new Powell Community Garden by visiting the City’s Municipal Building, located at 47 Hall Street. Registration begins Wednesday, April 15. The cost is $30 for residents and $60 for non-residents.
Council adopts master plan for the City's ninth park
The master plan for the Park at Seldom Seen was unanimously approved by City Council during the Feb. 3 meeting. The Park at Seldom Seen is a 23-acre park site along the north side of Seldom Seen Road west of the railroad tracks. Visit here
to view the Master Plan.
Powell launches new website for Comprehensive Plan update
The City of Powell is launching a new website
dedicated to the Comprehensive Plan update process. The site is intended to provide a new and easier way for residents to get involved in the planning process. Comments can be provided at any time using mobile phones, tablets or computers. Weekly questions will be posted on the website for users to respond to and the site allows users to interact with others.
Things to know before the next snow
The City of Powell strives to keep streets clear and safe for travel during winter months. Powell operates on a primary, secondary and tertiary clearing schedule during a snow event. Visit the City's interactive snow removal map
to find out what priority level your street is before the next winter storm strikes. The City of Powell focuses on keeping the main streets, steep streets and school bus routes open.
The City of Powell regularly posts the agendas of all meetings as they become scheduled. Click here to access all agendas and minutes.
Know Your Door-to-Door Solicitors
Residents 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.
The City of Powell is seeking applicants for the position of Part Time Planning & Zoning Clerk. This position requires 20 hours per week including 1-2 evening meetings per month. The closing date for this posting is Wednesday, March 18th at 5 p.m. More information is available on the City website.
UPDATE:Lincoln/West Case St. Closure March 18-23
Due to an emergency catch basin repair, we are planning to close Lincoln Street and W. Case Street beginning Wednesday, March 18. This closure will likely last until the morning of Monday, March 23. (Work will primarily be done in the south bound lane, so emergency vehicles should still be able to pass through, if necessary.)During the closure, detours will include West Case and Village Point Drive. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience. Road Closure Map.