We embrace our humble roots and take pride in maintaining a vibrant downtown, safe neighborhoods and an active and engaged citizenry. Powell has paired a small-town, family-friendly atmosphere with all of the modern-day conveniences and amenities of a growing community.
Powell is a community that is protected by an accredited police department and home to the highly-rated Olentangy Local School District. The City offers more than 270 parks and recreation camps and programs, providing a place for every family to play, learn, create and imagine. On a warm day, residents can hop on a bike and ride along more than 13 miles of trails, ending up in historic downtown Powell or at one of the municipal parks. They can bond with their children over the toe-tapping music of a Lolli-Pops! Children’s Concert or put a blanket in their usual spot and watch the colorful fireworks display that concludes the annual Powell Festival.
Wishing you and your family a happy Thanksgiving! City of Powell offices will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 27 and Friday, Nov. 28.
Murphy Parkway Extension Discussion & Input Meeting
The City's Development Committee will be discussing the Murphy Parkway extension project and seeking input on proposed plans during their next meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2
in the Municipal Building Council Chambers, 47 Hall Street.
Letters for Santa
Parents - invite your children to write a letter to Santa and drop it off to his mailbox at the City's Municipal Building, 47 Hall Street. Santa's mailbox will appear on Wednesday, Nov. 26
and letters can be dropped off through Friday, Dec. 19.
City Council Meeting Highlights
Check out highlights from the Powell City Council meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 18.
City of Powell, Powell Police participate in Toys for Tots this holiday season
The City of Powell is teaming up with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve to collect new toys for Toys for Tots through Friday, Dec. 5
New, unwrapped toys will be collected between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays in the lobby of the Powell Police Department, 47 Hall Street. Toys can be placed in the boxes labeled “Toys for Tots” in the lobby.
Proposed 2015 Budget
Review the City's proposed budget for 2015. Powell City Council will hold the first reading of the proposed budget during their Tuesday, Nov. 18 meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the Municipal Building Council Chambers, 47 Hall Street.
Holidays in Powell
Join Historic Downtown Powell, Inc. for the annual Holidays in Powell event from noon-5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6
at the Municipal Building, 47 Hall Street. Enjoy free children's activities and crafts, photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, downtown Powell trolley rides, reindeer, food trucks and more.
The event concludes when Santa and Mayor Jim Hrivnak light the City's Christmas tree.
Things to know before the first snow
Snowflakes are falling and temperatures are dropping – winter is on its way. The City of Powell strives to keep streets clear and safe for travel during winter months. Because of severe winter weather conditions last year, the Midwest is facing a salt shortage. The City currently has 500 tons of salt and typically goes through approximately 1,500 tons of salt during a normal winter.
Comprehensive Plan update underway
The Comprehensive Plan captures a community’s current state and provides a guide to achieve a future vision. Powell will be revising the 1995 Comprehensive Plan over the next 12-18 months. Topics that will be addressed include traffic, annexation, downtown vitalization, taxes/funding sustainability, economic development and more.
In the City of Powell, leaves are collected free of charge by Rumpke during the fall season. Leaves should be placed in paper yard waste bags or in containers marked with yard waste stickers and set curbside on Tuesdays, the City’s trash collection day.
SR 315/750 Project Update
The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is on schedule to complete the project at State Routes 315 and 750 by Thanksgiving of this year, weather permitting. ODOT will use shotcrete, which is concrete that is sprayed out of a nozzle instead of poured to stabilize the wall. To perform the work, there will be temporary lane closures, but SR 315 and 750 will not be closed completely. Prior notification of any lane restrictions will be provided.
The City of Powell regularly posts the agendas of all meetings as they become scheduled. Click here to access all agendas and minutes.
Know Your Door-to-Door Solicitors
Residents seeing door-to-door solicitors in their neighborhood may wonder if the solicitors are licensed to be selling their goods and services in Powell. Visit the link above for information on who has an up-to-date peddler's permit in the City.