Powell City Council has appointed Amy Deere to serve as the new City Clerk.
Deere most recently served with the city of Urbana as the Clerk of Council. Previously, she served as the Executive Legal Secretary for the municipal prosecutor and as a victim advocate coordinator with the city of Urbana. More…
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The city of Powell has hired Melissa Hindman as the city’s new Parks and Recreation Manager.
Melissa most recently served as the Marketing and Community Outreach Supervisor for the city of Worthington. She also served as a Recreation Supervisor for the city of Worthington as well as a Recreation Leader for the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department. Melissa has a Bachelor of Science in Education from The Ohio State University.
“We are excited to have Melissa join our team,” said City Manager Andrew White. “Melissa will work with the Parks and Recreation staff to build on programming and events that are offered to the community. Our goal as a city is to continue enhancing the quality of life experience in Powell for our residents and businesses. We believe that providing excellent programs and events is one way to work towards this goal and mission.” More…
The City of Powell is hosting the annual Holidays in Powell event presented by KEMBA Financial Credit Union from 12-7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4.
Photos with Santa & Mrs. Claus – 12:30-5:30 p.m. Municipal Building East Room – Register here
Families will be required to register to participate during a 30-minute window. Registration begins Monday, Nov. 8. City residents will receive priority registration through Sunday, Nov. 21. If spots are still available, registration will be open to non-residents through Friday, Dec. 3. One family member (parent/guardian) should register and then list the total number of participants for their family. Not each family member needs to be registered individually. Register here.
Holiday Market presented by the Powell Chamber of Commerce – 12-7 p.m. Municipal Building
Pick up a handmade item for the holidays at the Holiday Market presented by the Powell Chamber of Commerce.
Holidays in Powell Experience Packs – Register here
The Powell Parks & Recreation Department is providing one of the favorite traditions from Holidays in Powell – crafts and activities. Many local partners have contributed items to the experience packs, including DIY crafts, a letter template to Santa and other goodies for the entire family to enjoy. Register for your activity pack in advance here and select pick up on Friday, Dec. 3 or Saturday, Dec. 4 in the Municipal Building East Room, 47 Hall Street.
Tree Lighting Ceremony & Holiday Concert – 6 p.m. Village Green Park
Join Santa, Mrs. Claus and Mayor Frank Bertone for the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at 6 p.m. in Village Green Park, 47 Hall Street. Enjoy a holiday concert presented by the Powell Community Band immediately following the ceremony.
Consider shopping and dining local this holiday season. Dine in or order curbside pickup or delivery from one of the local Powell restaurants and pick up holiday gifts from one of the many boutique retail stores. Plan ahead – check store hours and specials in advance of your visit.
Santa’s mailbox will be in front of the City’s Municipal Building, located at 47 Hall Street, starting in the afternoon of Monday, Nov. 22 through Sunday, Dec. 12.
Step back in time a bit this weekend as the Powell Liberty Historical Society presents a unique program showcasing how soldiers and settlers alike lived off of the Ohio countryside in the first years of settlement.
The “Frontier Encampment” will take place on Saturday, October 2 from 10 AM to 5 PM at the Martin-Perry House in downtown Powell (103 East Olentangy Street). There, historian and reenactor R.J. Basista will set up a traditional frontier encampment for viewing.
All day Saturday presenters will explore our past from the Revolutionary War into the Ohio frontier and beyond. Included will be something for all ages – information, demonstrations, and hand on activities. More…
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Join the City of Powell for the annual Candy by the Carload event from 4:00 to 6:30 PM on Sunday, October 24 in the parking lot of Seldom Seen Park, 3232 Seldom Seen Road.
The parking lot will be transformed into a trick-or-treater’s treasure chest as local businesses and organizations set up booths and car trunks filled with candy, toys and other Halloween goodies.
Families will be required to register to participate during a 30-minute window either 4:00 PM-4:30 PM, 4:35 PM-5:05 PM, 5:10 PM-5:40 PM, 5:45 PM-6:15 PM. Registration begins Monday, September 20. City residents will receive priority registration through Wednesday, September 22. More…
It’s a great way to discover the best of what one of central Ohio’s destination locations has to offer to tempt the palate.
Powell is being showcased on July 18 via the Taste of Powell Tour, hosted by the Powell Chamber of Commerce. Experience great breweries, restaurants, and other attractions in Powell and Liberty Township from 10 AM to 8 PM.
During the event, you can sample the fare of multiple restaurants at the price of one normal full meal. Tickets are $2 and are sold in $20, $30, and $40 quantities. More…
Things are slowly getting back to normal in Delaware County, but several popular, large scale events are still being scaled back a bit as the pandemic eases.
Case in point — the traditional Powell Festival is taking the form of a three part concert series this summer instead of its usual weekend of festivities.
The Concert Series will be held from 6 PM to 9 PM on three Fridays — June 25, July 30, and August 27. The venue will be Village Green Park, 47 Hall Street More…
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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 $8.85 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.
The original bonds supported necessary public capital investments associated with a private development through the establishment of a Community Infrastructure Financing Authority (CIFA). The Liberty Community CIFA and Powell Community CIFA partnered with the city to finance these costs at competitive rates. More…
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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.
“The process of CALEA Accreditation begins with a rigorous self-assessment, requiring a review of policies, practices and processes against internationally accepted public safety standards,” said W. Craig Hartley, Jr., the executive director for CALEA. “CALEA Accreditation is a continuous process and serves as the foundation for a successful, well managed, transparent, community-focused public safety agency.” More…
Check out a variety of camps and classes for this upcoming summer in the City of Powell Parks & Recreation Guide.
Express, in-person registration for City residents only is from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, April 12 in the Municipal Building, 47 Hall Street. Online registration for City residents only begins at 8 a.m. Tuesday, April 13 and in-person/online registration for non-residents starts at 8 a.m. Wednesday, April 14. Guides will be delivered to households on Sunday, April 4.
Condado Tacos, the award-winning taco joint specializing in unique tacos, tequilas and margaritas, will open its first Condado Carryout location in Powell on Monday.
This pilot concept will offer the same great Condado Tacos menu as the company tests a new pick-up and curbside exclusive experience as well as an expanded delivery footprint and added capacity for catering. Condado Carryout, just north of Columbus, will offer the full Condado Tacos build-your-own menu of innovative and affordable tacos, bowls and nachos. More…
The City of Powell is partnering with Columbus-based Saperstein Associates to conduct the Powell Community Attitude Survey.
This year’s phone survey will be similar to those conducted in past years, with Saperstein Associates interviewing a cross-section of approximately 400 residents.
“The survey results assist City Council and staff in establishing priorities for projects and funding,” said City Manager Andrew White. “We value the thoughts and opinions of our residents. The results will allow us to determine if there are any trends comparable to previous surveys and provide insight into how our residents feel about different topics. Previous survey results have led to plans such as the Keep Powell Moving initiative, new community events and different approaches to community engagement.” More…