Sense of community – that's what you'll find in Powell but that’s not all.

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.

Planning & Zoning Meeting Canceled
The Planning & Zoning Commission meeting scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 28 has been canceled. The items on the agenda will be discussed at the next meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 11.
Powell Community Garden to bloom this spring
The City of Powell in partnership with the Kiwanis Club of Powell is launching the new Powell Community Garden this spring in Arbor Ridge Park. A limited number of 4 x 8 raised garden beds are available for rent at Arbor Ridge Park. Register for a garden bed in the new Powell Community Garden by visiting the City’s Municipal Building, located at 47 Hall Street. Registration begins Wednesday, April 15. The cost is $30 for residents and $60 for non-residents.
Stagecoach Stops in Delaware County Presentation
Join the Powell Liberty Historical Society for a special presentation at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 9 in the Liberty Township Hall, 7761 Liberty Road. Local historian Brent Carson will travel back to the first half of the 1800s when approximately 20 stagecoach stops were in Delaware County. Some of the sites still exist today.
Park at Seldom Seen Master Plan Review
Powell City Council will hold a final review of the proposed Master Plan for the Park at Seldom Seen during their first meeting of February – 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3 in the Municipal Building Council Chambers, 47 Hall Street. Visit here to view the proposed Master Plan.
Register for winter/spring Parks & Recreation classes
Play, learn, create and imagine this winter and spring with Powell Parks & Recreation. Express registration for City residents only is from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14 at the Municipal Building, 47 Hall Street. Online registration for City residents only begins Thursday, Jan. 15 and starts for non-residents Friday, Jan. 16. Registration cannot be accepted over the phone or via email.
Save the date for the Comprehensive Plan Public Workshop
A Comprehensive Plan Public Workshop will be held from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5 in the Municipal Building Council Chambers, 47 Hall Street. Members of the public can provide input on the Plan, ask questions and get an inside look at the Comprehensive Plan update process. Registration is not required for the event.
Powell launches new website for Comprehensive Plan update
The City of Powell is launching a new website dedicated to the Comprehensive Plan update process. The site is intended to provide a new and easier way for residents to get involved in the planning process. Comments can be provided at any time using mobile phones, tablets or computers. Weekly questions will be posted on the website for users to respond to and the site allows users to interact with others.
City Council Meeting Highlights
Check out highlights from the Powell City Council meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 2.
2015 Budget
Review the City's budget for 2015.
Things to know before the next 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.

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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.
Meeting Agendas
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.



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