Powell Bike Path Program – Work to Begin April 11, 2017

Powell’s Engineering Department is going to begin work on updating and improving parts of Powell’s bikeway system beginning April 11, 2017 at 8AM on Murphy Parkway. Use this Bike Path Construction Map to view the proposed improvements. For more information, please contact the City Engineering Department at 614.885.5380.

Summer brings more classes, camps

The City of Powell Parks & Recreation Department is adding more camps and programs for this spring and summer. Express, in-person registration for residents is from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday, April 12 at the City’s Municipal Building, 47 Hall Street. Online registration for residents begins Thursday, April 13 and starts for non-residents on Friday, April 14.

Parks & Recreation Department plans Childcare Showcase

The City of Powell Parks & Recreation Department is planning the first-ever Powell Childcare Showcase from 10 a.m.-noon Monday, June 5. The Childcare Showcase will be held in conjunction with the first Lolli-Pops! Summer Children’s Concert.

Meet the City’s new Zoning Inspector

Carlson is currently a senior at The Ohio State University and is finishing a Bachelor of Science in City and Regional Planning. He plans to pursue graduate school upon graduation.

Police Department awarded with Meritorious Advanced Accreditation for Law Enforcement with Excellence

In 2016, the Police Department went through the Gold Standard assessment and was awarded with the Meritorious Advanced Accreditation for Law Enforcement with Excellence during CALEA’s conference on Saturday, March 25.

Powell Police arrest burglary suspect

The Powell Police Department was dispatched on a report of a burglary in progress at approximately 3:22 a.m. Saturday, March 25 on Francine Lane.

Powell Police looking for jewelry theft suspects

The Powell Police Department is searching for two suspects that entered Kimberly’s Diamond Corner and stole approximately $13,000 worth of jewelry, including one ring and several watches.

The theft occurred at approximately 2:15 p.m. Wednesday, March 22 at Kimberly’s Diamond Corner, 1 North Liberty Street.

Powell Police Perspective: Women in Law Enforcement

Read this month’s Powell Police Perspective on women in law enforcement.

Adventure Park railroad tunnel remains closed

The railroad tunnel leading from Adventure Park to Beechwood Park is closed indefinitely due to structural concerns. CSX has been on site to inspect the tunnel and is working with the City to determine next steps. A timeline for repair and reopening has not been determined at this time.

Delaware County Launches DELCO ALERT Mass-Notification System

The DELCO ALERT system, now available for sign-up on the county’s website, will send text and email alerts for severe weather events, and will send telephone, text and email alerts for emergency events like boil alerts and “shelter in place” warnings.