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Frequently Requested Phone Numbers

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Electric Department

Q: Who is responsible for trees in the electric line to my house?

A: The City of Powell clears the power lines within the alley right away.
The homeowner is responsible for making sure the overhead lines are
clear to their house. For your safety, we will disconnect and reconnect the line during regular business hours without charge.

 

Q: Who do I call when my power goes out?

A: First check to make sure that none of the circuit breakers have been
tripped off. Don’t forget to check the outside main breaker if you have one. If everything checks out, then call the electric department during regular business hours at: 754-9537 after hours, call the police department at: 754-2212 so they can dispatch the on call person.

 

Q: I am planning on doing some digging on my place, who do I call?

A: For all line locates please call both of these numbers: Wyoming One Call at 811 or from out of state, call 1-800-849-2476.

 

Q: I am considering doing some additions and changes to the electrical service on my house, what do I need to do?

A: You own the electrical service on your house. You can call an electrical contractor or you can do the work yourself. If you’re doing the work, please call the electrical department at 754-9537 for our requirements and to answer any questions you might have. As well as to schedule any overhead service drop disconnect/reconnects.

 

Streets/Shop Departments

Q: Who do I contact for a permit to dig in the street for a new service line or to put in new sidewalk curb and gutter?

A: Permits may be obtained at City Hall located at 270 N. Clark St.

 

Q: Why does the City Chip-Seal its residential streets?

A: Chip-Seal is the most economical way the City has found to keep the streets sealed and in good condition. The streets are currently set on a seven-year rotation. Crack-Fill is usually performed on the streets that are to be Chip-Sealed the winter and Spring prior to the Chip-Seal process.

 

Q: Who is responsible for my sidewalk?

A: The owner of the property is responsible for all maintenance of the sidewalks on their property. This includes all sidewalk repairs, sweeping and snow removal. Snow that is removed from the sidewalks must be placed on the property or removed entirely and is not to be placed in the City street or gutter. The same holds true for leaves and other debris as well.

 

Q: What is the Snow Plowing Policy?

A: Click Here

 

Water/Wastewater

Q: Who do I call after hours or on a weekend if I have a problem?

A: Powell Police at 754-2212 as we have a person on call 24-7

 

Q: Can you help me with my indoor plumbing problems?

A: No you will need to call your plumber

 

Q: Where does our water come from?

A: We buy finished drinking water from Shoshone Municipal Pipeline

 

Q: Who do I call if I want to dig on my property?

A: Wyoming One Call at 1-800-849-2476

 

General Public Works Questions

Q: What are the setbacks on my lot?

A: It depends on what zoning district you are located in.

  • R-E Front, rear lot lines - Fifteen (15) feet
    Side lot lines - One (1) foot for every two (2) feet of structure height, not to less than ten (10) feet
  • R-L Front, rear lot lines - Fifteen (15) feet
    Side lot lines - One (1) foot for every three (3) feet of structure height, not to less than five (5) feet
  • R-G Front, rear lot lines - Fifteen (15) feet
    Side lot lines - One (1) foot for every three (3) feet of structure height, not to less than five (5) feet
  • B-G None provided adequate ingress / egress and clear zones are observed
  • I-L Residential uses - Same as R-G
    All other uses - None
  • I-G Residential uses - Same as R-G
    All other uses - None

 

Q: How many times may I split my lot before I have to do a subdivision?

A: Once, (two lots) after that, subdivision requirements will take precedence

 

Q: What is the minimum lot size required?

A: It depends on what zoning district you are located in.

  • R-E Twelve thousand (12,000) square feet
  • R-L Seven thousand five hundred (7,500) square feet, but not less than three (3) times the total floor area of the building
  • R-G Two (2) times the total floor area of the building, but not less than
    • 1) Six thousand (6,000) square feet for one-and two-family dwellings with one owner.
    • 2) Nine thousand (9,000) square feet for multifamily dwellings
    • 3) Two thousand (2,000) square feet for townhouses when clustered as three (3) or more units
    • 4) Twelve thousand (12,000) square feet for all other listed uses
  • B-G Two (2) times the total floor area of the building
  • I-L Equal to total floor area, but not less than six thousand (6,000) square feet
  • I-G Equal to total floor area, but not less than six thousand (6,000) square feet

 

Q: What are the design loads for our region?

  • Wind 90 mph
  • Snow 20 psf
  • Seismic Zone - B
  • IBC - 2015
  • Exposure - C
  • Frost Depth 40"

 

Public Health

Q: What is your collection schedule?

A: In general, the 90-gallon containers are collected on Tuesdays & Fridays and most of the residential 300-gallon containers are collected on Mondays & Thursdays. There are, however, some exceptions to this schedule. Commercial collection goes on 6 days a week Monday thru Saturday. If there are changes due to a holiday, those changes will be published in The Tribune or posted on the City Web.

 

Q: How much do you charge?

A: Because our charges vary according to the amount of refuse you have and what you want hauled away we ask that you call 754-3552 to obtain pricing information.

 

Q: I have very large items that will not fit in the dumpster, how do I dispose of these items?

A: If you have items too large for your container, simply leave them in the alley a short distance from your container and we will collect those items separately. Curbside collection customers need to call to arrange pick-up time.

 

Q: How do you handle tree branches?

A: The Sanitation & Parks Department uses a chipper to mulch tree limbs. Please call 754-3552 to schedule a pick-up time.

 

Q: What are the landfill hours?

A: The county landfill is open from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm Monday thru Saturday. The landfill is closed on Sundays and major Holidays.

 

Q: How do we dispose of refrigerators and freezers?

A: These units need to have the Freon removed by a licensed operator. After that is completed, please haul them to the landfill for no charge, as the metal is recycled.

 

 

 

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

Mayor

City of Powell

 

jwetzel@cityofpowell.com

John Wetzel

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