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City Minutes

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May 6, 2019            Audio

May 6, 2019 Work Session

April 15, 2019          Audio

April 1, 2019            Audio

March 18, 2019        Audio

March 4, 2019          Audio

February 19, 2019    Audio

February 4, 2019      Audio

January 21, 2019      Audio

January 7, 2019        Audio



December 17, 2018   Audio

December 3, 2018     Audio

November 19, 2018   Audio

November 5, 2018    Audio

October 15, 2018      Audio

October 1, 2018        Audio

September 17, 2018  Audio

September 4, 2018    Audio

August 20, 2018        Audio

August 6, 2018         Audio

July 16, 2018            Audio

July 2, 2018              Audio

June 18, 2018           Audio

June 4, 2018             Audio

May 21, 2018            Audio

May 7, 2018              Audio

April 16, 2018           Audio

April 2, 2018             Audio

March 19, 2018         Audio

March 5, 2018           Audio

February 20, 2018     Audio

February 5, 2018       Audio

January 15, 2017       Audio

January 2, 2018        Audio



December 18, 2017    Audio

December 4, 2017      Audio

November 20, 2017    Audio

November 6, 2017      Audio

October 16, 2017        Audio

October 2, 2017          Audio

September 18, 2017    Audio

September 5, 2017      Audio

August 21, 2017          Audio

August 7, 2017            Audio

July 17, 2017              Audio

July 5, 2017                Audio

June 19, 2017             Audio

June 5, 2017               Audio

May 15, 2017              Audio

May 1, 2017                Audio

April 17, 2017             Audio

April 3, 2017

March 20, 2017           Audio

March 6, 2017             Audio

February 21, 2017       Audio

February 6, 2017         Audio

January 16, 2017        Audio

January 3, 2017          Audio


Message from the Mayor



I am rightfully taking a little teasing for not writing my column Mayors Notes.  Following a busy election season, I started to write the column a few times and failed

to finish the task. So, third time’s a charm.


January brought one new face to Powell City Council and we were excited to swear Steve Lensegrav in and have him begin getting up to speed on city business.


Meanwhile, the city staff are keeping up with the regular chores like sanding roads, clearing snow, fixing water line breaks… ouch, February was cold! Lots of preparation for the summer season is getting covered as well including important equipment maintenance and repairs, rebuilding water meters, a small remodel to the electric department, refinishing picnic tables and much more. The administrative team is also busy preparing the next fiscal year budget; it’s not a fun chore and it commands a lot of attention to detail.


Of course, a few other tasks are hogging time and we couldn’t be more excited about them. The past work of visionaries who developed Water Tower West is steadily paying off for Powell as businesses build in this location and contribute to our economy.


The new hotel and convention center is moving forward with planning and coordination from both state and the local stakeholders. The project is a productive mix of public and private dollars to benefit our community in the future. Recently, a large convention committee toured the Park County Fairgrounds looking for a 2020 or 2021 meeting venue. The hotel will play a big part in their decision to gather in Powell. Fingers crossed, but it’s exciting to see community efforts leading to potential events that will fit well in Powell.


Club Dauntless is another big happening that will have a major and lasting impact on the health and welfare of Powell. I asked to be the first member when the club opens, so I guess my New Year’s resolution can wait until 2020. Seriously, we should all love it when private ventures invest in our community.


Your one cent sales tax dollars are at work as we renovate several blocks of Absaroka Street. The contractor is scheduled to begin construction in early April. The city is working hard to keep homeowners on the street informed of activity and we are asking for everyone’s patience and cooperation as the road will be closed intermittently. Please use care and planning while driving in the area and try to route around Absaroka Street as much as possible until completion. Most importantly, thank you for investing in the future of Powell!


The final major task we are focused on is finding the right individual to fill the large shoes soon to be vacated by our longtime and talented city administrator, Zane Logan, who is retiring in June.  A committee is currently involved in the interview process and will share information as appropriate.  I want to thank Zane for giving the City of Powell many years of quality work, as well as the necessary time to plan a smooth transition.


I promise warmer weather will come, so we can soon talk about street sweeping, ballfield striping, grass cutting and fishing derbies. I would love to enjoy some sunshine and watch soccer in the parks!


John Wetzel


City of Powell

John Wetzel

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