Powell/Lewis Center

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/Lewis Center

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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Life in Delaware County, Powell/Lewis Center

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…

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Powell/Lewis Center

Powell’s New Chief Of Police To Be Sworn In Tuesday Night

12 Sep , 2019  

Interim Chief of Police Stephen Hrytzik will be sworn in as the Chief of Police during the next City Council meeting at 7:30 PM on Tuesday, September 17 in the Municipal Building Council Chambers, 47 Hall Street.

Hrytzik has been a member of the Powell Police Department since 1991. He was promoted to sergeant in 1995, lieutenant in 1996 and deputy chief in 2008. Hrytzik has served as the Interim Chief of Police since May when former Chief Gary Vest retired. More…

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Powell/Lewis Center

Powell Seeking Commission Candidates

5 Sep , 2019  

Powell City Council is seeking candidates who are interested in being considered for appointment to the Planning & Zoning Commission.

To be considered for an appointment, please submit an online application here or mail a cover letter and resume to Karen J. Mitchell, City Clerk, 47 Hall Street, Powell, Ohio 43065 by September 15. More…

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Life in Delaware County, Powell/Lewis Center

Evans Farm House Advertised On The New York Times

30 Aug , 2019  

Evans Farms in Lewis Center, the new urbanism development that recently hosted the BIA Parade of Homes, is apparently gaining national notice.

At least recently, that is, as one of its houses is currently advertised in the New York Times’ Real Estate section. More…

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Life in Delaware County, Powell/Lewis Center

Preliminary Plan For 50 Lot Development To Be Reviewed

21 Aug , 2019  

Work in planning The Villas at Old Harbor East, a proposed 50 lot housing development at the corner of South Old State Road and Hollenback Road in Lewis Center, is moving forward.

On August 29, the preliminary plan for the development will be reviewed by the Delaware County Regional Planning Commission. More…

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Powell/Lewis Center

Left Turns On Powell Council Agenda

20 Aug , 2019  

On Tuesday evening, Powell City Council will hold the second reading of an ordinance that proposes extending the time frame for restricted left turns at the Olentangy and Liberty Street intersection from 7 AM to 7 PM daily.

 The City Council meeting will be held at 7:30 PM in the Municipal Building Council Chambers, 47 Hall Street. More…

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Life in Delaware County, Powell/Lewis Center

Pop Over To Powell To Cruize In And Pig Out

13 Aug , 2019  

Cars and food will highlight the 27th annual Powell Cruize In and Pig Out, to be held this Sunday, August 18.

The fun starts at 10 AM downtown, and continues “’till you leave.” Included are: More…

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Life in Delaware County, Powell/Lewis Center

Take A Walking Tour Of Downtown Powell

12 Aug , 2019  

The next program of the Powell-Liberty Historical Society takes place on the evening of Monday, August 12.

At 7 PM, Sherry Carmichael, long time Powell resident, will lead guests on a walking tour of downtown Powell, highlighting many historical buildings and interesting anecdotes. The tour begins at the Martin-Perry House, located at 103 East Olentangy Street. More…

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Powell/Lewis Center

Powell City Manager Announces Retirement

6 Aug , 2019  

City Manager Steve Lutz plans to retire from the City of Powell after serving as its manager since 1996.

Lutz said he has committed to Powell City Council to stay until a new City Manager is hired which will most likely take several months. More…

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Powell/Lewis Center, Schools

Powell’s Village Academy Has Closed

19 Jul , 2019  

In a statement made on its website earlier this week, the Village Academy Board of Trustees announced that the institution would not reopen for another school year.

The statement shared in part, “Over the past years, the School has worked to increase enrollment, minimize expenses and bolster giving by our supporters in the community. Yet our overall enrollment and giving have not reached the level needed for us to continue to operate. More…

Business, Powell/Lewis Center

Evans Farm To Feature 2019 Parade Of Homes

22 Jun , 2019  

The ambitious Evans Farm development in southern Delaware County will be a busy place next month.

The Building Industry Association of Central Ohio (BIA) has announced that Evans Farm, Ohio’s only community designed around the principles of new urbanism,will be the site of the 2019 BIA Parade of Homes. More…

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Powell/Lewis Center

Public Forum Planned To Discuss Four Corners Intersection

9 Jun , 2019  

The City of Powell is hosting a public forum to discuss whether or not to extend the time frame for restricted left turns at the Olentangy and Liberty Street intersection. The forum will be held at 6 PM on Tuesday, June 18 in the Municipal Building Council Chambers, 47 Hall Street.

The City’s Operations Committee plans to lead the discussion on whether to extend the prohibited time frame to make left turns at the intersection. More…

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