After 12 years of service with the City of Ottawa, Information Technology Director Chuck Bigham is set to retire in March. Bigham started as an independent contractor for the city in 2001 and transitioned to IT director in January 2005. He supported the city’s computer systems and helped build and enhance the Government
Light freezing rain/drizzle will develop across southeast Kansas Friday with widespread freezing rain expected to impact all areas Saturday through Sunday. Most areas can expect to receive .50 inch up to 1 inch of ice accumulation by 6 p.m. Sunday. Extremely hazardous travel conditions are expected, especially on bridges/overpasses and any untreated roadways.
The biggest concern is the potential for icy conditions. Current forecasts call for temperatures to drop from the 60s on Wednesday into the 30s by Thursday with strong winds bringing the wind chill factor down into the teens. Friday is forecast to be even colder with snow showers and a wintry mix of rain and sleet beginning in portions of the state. Freezing rain is possible on Saturday, changing to rain on Sunday with temperatures in the mid-30s. Temperatures are expected to rise into the low 40s on Monday with occasional rain and drizzle.
The dates for the Legislative Coffees have been set. They will be held at City Hall in the Commission Chambers again this year starting at 10am. January 14, February 4, March 4 & April 1 (if needed)
The City of Ottawa Kansas Municipal Government has designated the asphalt parking east of Orlis Cox Baseball Complex as the drop-off site for live Christmas trees. The trees must be stripped of decorations and free of plastic before being dropped off. The public should take the trees as far northeast as possible in the lot. City crews will remove all trees beginning Tuesday, Jan. 17. For more information, contact the Public Works Department at 785.229.3630.
Ottawa, Kansas November 1, 2016 --Franklin County and the City of Ottawa announced today that they have received notice of the filing of a lawsuit against the County and City arising from the August 2014 death of Joseph Jennings. The case, McHenry v. City of Ottawa, et al., was filed in the Federal District Court in Kansas City. County Counselor Derek Brown and City Attorney Blaine Finch spoke on behalf of their respective organizations. They said both entities will defend the claim but neither could comment further on matters that were currently in litigation.
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12:00pm on October 7 and November 4, 2016. Meet at Kanza Park playground. We’ll ride to the trails and visit the trail heads. Fruit and water provided. Bring your lunch! Travel the Trails—Make New Friends—Get Active! Franklin County Public Health and Live Healthy Franklin County Need a bike? We have loaners! 785‐229‐3530
The purpose of this media release is to educate the public concerning changes to the parking ordinance enacted earlier this month. The following information is specifically designed to minimize confusion about these changes in order to avoid unnecessary parking citations. Fines for exceeding time limits have not changed and are still $5.00 per violation.
The gift, which came through the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, will help complete the first phase of the Teen Park. “We love the idea of the Teen Park and creating a place for fun and challenging features for our teens to use,” Mayor Sara Caylor said. “We are overwhelmed by this anonymous donor helping us make the dream a reality.