All active and retired members of law enforcement, citizens, and media representatives are invited to attend the 7th Annual Memorial Service honoring all fallen law enforcement officers hosted by the Ottawa Police Department & Franklin County Sheriff’s Office. This Service is being held in connection with National Peace Officers Memorial Week being observed during the week of May 15-21, 2016
The City of Ottawa will conduct its annual citywide cleanup weekend in June. The cleanup weekend, set for Friday, June 3, and Saturday, June 4, is an opportunity for residents to dispose of unsightly items like old tires, brush and tree limbs, Public Works Director Michael Haeffele said.
City of Ottawa public works crews continue to work to clear a log jam abutting the Prairie Spirit Rail Trail. The 2.5 inches of rain Ottawa received Tuesday night sent logs and other debris down the Marais des Cygnes River at such a fast rate that crews could not keep up with the massive influx of debris, Public Works Director Michael Haeffele said.
Applications are now being taken for the following City of Ottawa Board positions. Applications and additional information about each board or commission can be found on the City’s webpage at http://www.ottawaks.gov/Government/BoardsandCommissions
. Board members serve without compensation. Questions? Please contact Glora at (785) 229-3637.
OTTAWA, Kan. — April 1, 2016 — Engineer teams and a steering committee continue to work toward developing a master plan and vision for Rock Creek Business Development Park. Officials with Professional Engineering Consultants and Bartlett & West, the firms performing engineering and master planning services for the park, gave a presentation and received public feedback on potential planning options for the park at a community meeting March 30.
The Ottawa Municipal Airport recently added an Automated Weather Observing Station. The AWOS is a suite of sensors, which measure, collect and disseminate weather data to help meteorologists, pilots and flight dispatchers prepare and monitor weather forecasts, plan flight routes and provide necessary information for correct takeoffs and landings.
Jack Miller, chairman of the Ottawa Municipal Airport Advisory Board, has stepped down from the board following five years of service. Miller has been a member of the board since it formed in March 2011.
Tim Matthias has been selected as the City of Ottawa’s next fire chief. Matthias, who has served as assistant fire chief since 2014, has worked in the fire service for 26 years. He succeeds Jeff Carner, who will retire March 18 after nearly 33 years of service.
The following is a list of proposed projects through the year 2019. This list is subject to change due to budgeting. Kindly contact us if you think a street has been overlooked on our list and we will do our best to add the missing street to a future list. Again, this list is subject to change due to budget limitations, but every effort will be made to keep the plan on schedule. Our goal is to eliminate gravel streets within the city limits by 2019.
The Ottawa Municipal Auditorium Advisory Board is considering several improvements and priorities for 2016. Upgrades to restrooms, carpet, painting and other minor repairs already are underway, Allen Campbell, chair of the advisory board, said. “The remodeling of the women’s restroom on the main floor is just being finished, and the men’s restroom is scheduled to be done as well,” he said.