Powell/Lewis Center

City Of Powell Issues Annual Report

16 Mar , 2022  

By 1808Delaware

Which of the following took place most often in Powell during calendar year 2021?

  • Number of public record requests
  • Number of EMS calls
  • Number of residential building permits issued
  • Number of vacation house watch requests

If you guessed EMS calls, you would be correct. There were 853 of these in 2021, as compared to 516 public record requests, 661 residential permits issued, and 469 vacation house requests.

These numbers and many others are included in the City of Powell Annual Report 2021, which this year takes the format of a two page online document. More…

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Powell/Lewis Center

Working From Home In Powell? Pay Attention To These Tax Changes

7 Feb , 2022  

Editor’s Note: The piece below was posted by the City of Powell. While it contains information specific to that city, some of the information below is applicable to those working from home in other Ohio cities. You are advised to contact your own tax professional for advice on this topic.

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the location of work for many residents and employees in Powell. For those who have changed their physical work location, the State of Ohio has changed the way you may pay your municipal income taxes. Learn more about what this could mean for you in 2022.

Working from home? Here’s what you need to know. 

Prior to the pandemic, State law required employers to withhold city income taxes for the place where the employee performed the work. This means if someone worked in the city of Columbus and lived in Powell, they paid Columbus income taxes. When many employees began working from home during the pandemic, the General Assembly temporarily allowed employers to continue to withhold city income taxes for the city where the work was performed before the pandemic. This was known as the primary place of employment. This temporary accommodation for employers ended as of December 31, 2021. This means employers must withhold city income tax based on where the employee performed the work. For many, this is now their home city, or may be a hybrid of their home city and the city in which their employer’s office is located. More…

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Powell/Lewis Center

Powell Shares A Video Review Of 2021

23 Jan , 2022  

The City of Powell has shared a video to look back at challenges, opportunities, and achievements of the last calendar year. It can be viewed here: More…

Powell/Lewis Center

Powell Releases 2022 Events Schedule

11 Jan , 2022  

The city of Powell plans to host several new events in 2022 and bring back beloved signature events such as the Powell Festival and Lolli-Pops! Children’s Concert Series.

New events include Third Fridays on the Green, Movie Night on the Green Summer Series and Playhouse in the Park.

“Events bring the community together,” said City Manager Andrew White. “The past two years have been difficult. Many of our residents have been isolated from neighbors and loved ones. Our events serve as a way to enhance the quality of life in Powell and help our businesses and community partners. All events will be held outdoors and give ample room for guests to socially distance while still enjoying the event together as a community.” More…

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Powell/Lewis Center

Powell City Council Names New Mayor, Vice Mayor

7 Jan , 2022  

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

Mayor Swartwout has served on City Council since 2016. During his time on City Council, he has served as Vice Mayor (2020-2021) and Chairman of the Operations Committee. A lifelong Central Ohio resident, Dan has lived in Golf Village since 2004. He earned two degrees from The Ohio State University. In 1996, Dan received his Bachelor of Arts Magna Cum Laude. Then, in 2000, Dan earned his Juris Doctor Summa Cum Laude from the Moritz College of Law. Dan is married to Tasha, and they have one daughter.

“It is an honor to serve as mayor of the Powell community,” said Mayor Swartwout. “I look forward to working with my colleagues on City Council, our staff as well as the members of the community as we continue to make Powell a great place to call home.” More…

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Powell/Lewis Center

New Powell Income Tax Law Now In Effect

4 Jan , 2022  

Special to 1808Delaware

The Powell community turned out on May 4, 2021 to make their voices heard and voted to approve the income tax restructuring proposal, also approved unanimously by Powell City Council. Sixty-six percent of Powell voters approved implementation of the income tax restructuring, which went into effect on January 1, 2022.

The new tax law raises the credit for taxes paid to another municipality from those that live in Powell but work in another city to 100 percent. The restructuring will additionally increase the effective income tax rate for individuals working in Powell from the current rate of 0.75 percent to a more competitive rate of 2 percent. More…

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Powell/Lewis Center

Powell Has New City Clerk

1 Dec , 2021  

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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Powell/Lewis Center

Powell Has A New Parks And Rec Manager

13 Nov , 2021  

Special to 1808Delaware

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…

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Life in Delaware County, Powell/Lewis Center

Time To Start Thinking About Holidays In Powell

10 Nov , 2021  

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.


Support Local 

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

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.

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Powell/Lewis Center

Candy, Candy Everywhere

28 Sep , 2021  

Special to 1808Delaware

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…

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