The City of Ottawa, KS (Owner) will receive sealed bids until the date and time stated above for the construction of a single family dwelling located at 727 N. Main Street, Ottawa, KS. The work includes all site work, concrete paving and foundations, carpentry, roofing, casework, interior finishes, specialties, mechanical plumbing and electrical systems as required to complete the construction of the building per plans and specifications. Please note that all bidders should attend the Pre-Bid Meeting and shall verify that they have inspected the existing site conditions prior to submitting their bid.
A seasonal change might be causing some Ottawa residents’ water to seem musty or earthy. “Ottawa treats surface water, which comes from the Marais des Cygnes River,” David Buehler, assistant utilities director, said. “Surface waters contain organic matter, and the makeup of those organics goes through seasonal changes. We are in the midst of one of those changes.”
The City of Ottawa Public Works Department aims to create a cost-friendly street maintenance program while maintaining the integrity of the streets for residents.
Michael Haeffele, public works director, said the department approached the proposed 2015 street improvement plan by comparing cost verses benefit. “Chip sealing and crack sealing streets are two of the less expensive ways of maintaining asphalt integrity,” he said. “Chip sealing also provides a new wear surface on the street. Plus, the old asphalt is sealed with a new layer of liquid asphalt.”
Two Ottawa High School graduates have joined the City of Ottawa staff as summer interns. Jaime Birzer, a senior at the University of Dallas, joined the city’s Finance Department, while Hayden Soph, a junior at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, Mo., joined the city’s Information Technology Department.
Sherman, who begins his position June 30, comes to Ottawa after serving as the director of the Douglas County Zoning and Codes Department in Lawrence. “Ottawa combines the smaller community feel with an active population,” Sherman said. “Having a university and being the county seat, Ottawa is a vibrant community that I am excited to be a part of.” A retirement last year led the Planning and Codes Department to review its structure and create this new position to better direct the building code activities, Wynndee Lee, planning and codes director, said.
City Commissioners approved naming a proposed new basketball court in Freedom Park “Henningsen Court” at their meeting Wednesday. The Play Task Force had requested the City Commission accept a recommendation for a naming of the proposed full-court basketball court at Freedom Park due to a gift from the Bill Henningsen Memorial fund.
Dust control work is underway on gravel streets throughout Ottawa. Weather permitting, the work should be completed by June 24, Michael Haeffele, public works director, said. Dust control was performed on several gravel streets last year to test the method, he said.
Ottawa is being honored with a 2015 Playful City USA designation for the sixth time. In partnership with the Humana Foundation, KaBOOM! is honoring cities, towns and counties across the country for making their communities more playable.
The East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation’s (ECKAN) commitment to feeding children over the summer months and preventing childhood obesity has enhanced the City’s partnership with the Let’s Move! initiative. Several residents may be familiar with the free breakfast and lunch food program throughout the school year; however some may not know that any child under the age of 18 has access to meals over the summer as well
The back in parking is continuing near to City Hall, and is anticipated to be under review for at least another month. We have had some requests for some additional information, so here are some links you may want to review