Posts by City of Powell

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.

Candidates sought for Community Diversity Advisory Committee

City Council is seeking candidates who are interested in serving the community in the newly created Community Diversity Advisory Committee.

This eight-member commission provides input to City Council on policy and processes which promote diversity and inclusion to ensure that the City of Powell is a community in which all individuals are welcome and included. All candidates must be a resident of, or representative of a business, within the City of Powell.

Rumpke offers curbside Christmas Tree disposal

Rumpke will collect Christmas trees for disposal during regularly scheduled trash pick-up for City of Powell residents. Trees more than four feet tall must be cut in half, and all pieces of the tree must then be tied together for collection. Trees should not be placed in plastic bags and should be free from all decorations. Residents should place the tree by the curb with regular trash for collection.