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Two Presentations, Possible City Manager Hiring Highlight Powell Council Agenda

17 Feb , 2020  

For many Ohio cities, the start of the year can include the opportunity for city councils to hear reports on various topics. Such is the case on Tuesday for Powell City Council, which will hear presentations from two outside organizations with substantial involvement in the city.

The Central Ohio 2020-2050 Metropolitan Transportation Plan will be reviewed by Melissa Sharp of the Mid Ohio Regional Planning Commission. That Plan was discussed in a June 2019 on 1808Delaware which can be read here, at which times comments were being sought on its contents. More…


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Support Shown For Dementia Friendly Powell

15 Feb , 2020  

During the Council meeting on Tuesday night, Mayor Frank Bertone and members of Powell City Council presented The Ganzhorn Suites with a proclamation to show support for the Dementia Friendly Powell Initiative.

The Dementia Friendly designation is awarded to those communities where people with dementia are understood, respected and supported, so that people with dementia can continue to live in the way they want and in the community they choose. More…


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Powell Has New Mayor, Vice Mayor

12 Jan , 2020  

Members of Powell City Council selected Frank Bertone to serve as the City’s new mayor and Daniel Swartwout as the vice mayor, both serving two-year terms.

Mayor Bertone has served on City Council since 2014, and has served as Chair of Council’s Operations and Development Committees. He currently serves as a member of the Finance Committee. More…

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Powell Looks Back At 2019, Ahead To 2020

7 Jan , 2020  

2019 Year in Review

This is “2019 Year in Review” by City of Powell on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

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Powell Parks & Rec Class Guide Available; Registration To Open

29 Dec , 2019  

Does your child aspire to be a chef, video game creator, soccer star, or ballet dancer? Check out an array of classes this upcoming winter and spring to help build their skills in the newly-released City of Powell Parks & Recreation Guide. Check out several classes for adults as well. More…

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Sallows Promoted To Serve As Deputy Chief Of Police In Powell

21 Dec , 2019  

Sgt. Ron Sallows was recently promoted to serve as the Powell Police Department’s new Deputy Chief of Police.

He will be sworn in to his new position at 4 PM on Thursday, January 9 in the Municipal Building Council Chambers, 47 Hall Street. Light refreshments will be served following the ceremony. More…


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Stunning Light Show In Powell

9 Dec , 2019  

Lucy Depp Park Light Show

The Lucy Depp Light Show is back with a display that is bigger and brighter than last year! Our second year, The Lucy Depp Park light show is double the size of last year! We added more trees and pixels to the mix this year.

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Holidays In Powell Promise Festive, Family-Friendly Fun

21 Nov , 2019  

The City of Powell is hosting the annual Holidays in Powell event from 2-5:30 PM on Saturday, December 7 in the Municipal Building Council Chambers & East Room, 47 Hall Street.

Admission to the event is free and includes crafts, complimentary hot chocolate and photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Guests must be in line by 5 PM to visit with Santa Claus. More…

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Powell Holds First Reading On 2020 Budget; Discussion Continues Next Week

15 Nov , 2019  

Powell City Council held the first reading of the proposed 2020 budget during this week’s meeting.

The Finance Committee held two meetings in October to review the proposed 2020 budget with departments. More…


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Powell Searches For A New City Manager

27 Oct , 2019  

It’s an important process – choosing the right person to guide a city into the future as the person manages a sizeable budget and staff.

The City of Powell has begun that process, launching a search to replace City Manager Steve Lutz, who has been in the position since 1996. During his tenure, the then village has become a city with a population of 14,000. More…


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Powell Says Hello To DORA

21 Oct , 2019  

Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area (DORA) legislation was unanimously approved by Powell City Council during a recent meeting.

The DORA allows licensed liquor establishments in the designated area to sell alcohol at special times that can be carried out of their establishments in specially marked cups. Powell’s DORA boundary is approximately 136 acres and includes an area running north/southfrom Ill Mannered Brewing Co. on Grace Drive to the southernmost part of Village Green Park, and east/west from Beech Ridge Drive to Monte Carlo. More…

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Powell/Lewis Center

Downtown Turns Change Next Week In Powell

3 Oct , 2019  

Motorists traveling through downtown Powell will soon see signs in place to prohibit left turns from 7 AM – 7 PM daily at the Olentangy and Liberty Street intersection. The signs are expected to be installed by the City’s Public Service Department early next week, weather permitting.

Powell City Council unanimously approved an ordinance to extend the time frame for restricted left turns at the intersection from 7 AM – 7 PM daily. More…