Powell/Lewis Center

Powell Is Doing A DORA Event

26 Jun , 2020  

By: 1808Delaware

UPDATED: See below

The City of Powell is taking a step into the future of community entertainment and business later this month. On June 27 and 28, Powell is moving forward with the City’s very first DORA event.

At City Council’s Development Committee meeting on Wednesday evening, City Manager Andrew White referred to it as the “next chapter” for the City after weeks of dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.

“DORA” stands for Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area, and Powell City Council enacted DORA legislation last fall. 1808Delaware’s coverage of that meeting can be accessed here. More…

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Powell/Lewis Center

Powell Development Director Retiring

23 Jun , 2020  

David Betz plans to retire from the City of Powell at the end of June after serving as the City’s Development Director for nearly 28 years.

During his tenure, Betz helped plan the development of the City during a time of significant growth that took Powell from a village of approximately 2,700 residents, encompassed in three square miles, to a vibrant City that today has a population of nearly 15,000 and is more than five square miles. More…

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Powell/Lewis Center

City Of Powell Outlines Reopening Plan

30 May , 2020  

From: City of Powell; 1808Delaware Staff

On Friday, the City of Powell released its plan to reopen City offices and parks to the public.

In creating its Reopening Plan, the City used guidance from the Delaware General Health District and the State of Ohio.

Highlights include the following: More…

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Powell/Lewis Center

Powell Moves Forward With Street Maintenance Program

22 May , 2020  

Powell City Council has approved an ordinance that authorizes the City Manager to award a bid in the amount of $744,496 to Columbus Asphalt Paving, Inc. for the annual Street Maintenance Program.

This year’s Street Maintenance Program will include repaving several residential streets throughout the community: More…


Liberty Township, Powell/Lewis Center

Liberty Township Fire Department Improves Insurance Rating

16 May , 2020  

Good news this week in southern Delaware County.

The Liberty Township Fire Department has improved the Insurance Services Organization (ISO) rating for Liberty Township and the City of Powell to a rating of 3 following a recent survey of the department. The Department had previously received a rating of 4.

ISO’s Public Protection Classification Program (PPC) evaluates communities according to a uniform set of criteria, incorporating nationally recognized standards developed by the National Fire Protection Association and the American Water Works Association. More…

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Liberty Township, Powell/Lewis Center

Porch Parade Starts Friday Night In Powell And Liberty Township

1 May , 2020  

The Liberty Township Fire Department, Powell Police Department, Delaware County Sheriff’s Office and Olentangy Local School District are hosting a Porch Parade from 6 to 8 PM on Friday, May 1; noon to 2 PM on Saturday, May 2; and 3 to 5 PM on Sunday, May 3. The parade will feature a fire truck, ambulance, school bus and police cruisers.

Residents are encouraged to wave American flags inside or outside of their homes, decorate their sidewalks or driveways with chalk and to practice good social distancing. More…

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Powell/Lewis Center

City Of Powell Postpones Summer Program Registration

9 Apr , 2020  

The City of Powell continues to make difficult but necessary changes in its operations, and continues to make adjustments as it monitors the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In that regard, the City has posted an announcement on its website concerning the City’s summer camp and program: More…

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Powell/Lewis Center

Powell Offering Well-Being House Checks

27 Mar , 2020  

The current Stay at Home Order issued by the Ohio Department of Health has resulted in some Ohioans seeing fewer caregivers and relatives each day. For seniors and those who are not ambulatory, this can result in feelings of isolation and worries about security.

The City of Powell is making a difference for such residents. More…

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Powell/Lewis Center

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…


Powell/Lewis Center

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…


Powell/Lewis Center

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/Lewis Center

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.