Posts by City of Powell

Meet new Service Director, HR Partner

The city of Powell has hired Buddy Caplinger to serve as the city’s new Public Service Director and Jason Nahvi as the city’s Human Resources Business Partner. 

Campaign Signs

Autumn is here, which means we’re in full swing of election season. With that comes the increase in political signs in and around the city. Campaign signs are permitted in all districts within the City of Powell.

Mystery Night Out event returns with interactive clue search and Movie Night

The Powell Police Department is hosting the annual Mystery Night Out event beginning at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3 in Village Green Park, 47 Hall Street. This year’s event will include an interactive clue search, law enforcement and nonprofit agencies, tours of the Police Department Headquarters and will conclude with a movie on the Village Green.

Summer Concert, Market & Fireworks planned for final weekend in June

The traditional Powell Festival will be held as a three-part concert series this year instead of a one-time annual weekend of festivities. The concert series will be held from 6-9 p.m. Friday, June 25, July 30 and Aug. 27 on the McClurg Properties Stage in Village Green Park, 47 Hall Street.

City benefits from historic low interest rates, strong credit rating in recent bond refinancing

The city of Powell has taken advantage of low interest rates and the city’s Standard & Poor’s ‘AAA’ bond rating to refinance portions of the city’s debt, reducing the debt service by more than $8.8 million over the life of the bonds.

This bond refinancing will reduce both the interest paid on the debt and reduce the term of the debt issues. The city sold the bonds using a competitive bid process receiving seven bids with the winning bid resulting in an all-in interest cost of 1.05 percent, drastically lower than the current debt that was outstanding at over 3 percent.

Upcoming plans for spring, summer events

The city of Powell plans to host several events this spring and summer that will provide a fun, safe and family-friendly environment while meeting current local, state and federal health guidelines.

Powell Police Department awarded with Advanced Accreditation with Excellence

The Powell Police Department has been an accredited police agency since 2002 through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA).  In 2020, the Police Department went through the assessment process and was awarded with the Advanced Accreditation for Law Enforcement with Excellence during CALEA’s virtual hearing on Friday, March 26. 

Finance Department awarded Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to the City of Powell by Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report. The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.

Community Attitude Survey

The City of Powell is partnering with Columbus-based Saperstein Associates to conduct the Powell Community Attitude Survey.