The City of Ottawa Public Works Department has begun discussing the snow removal process as the winter season approaches. For snows that accumulate to 2 inches or fewer, the department typically spreads salt in the downtown areas and plows other areas as needed, Michael Haeffele, public works director, said.
The City of Ottawa asks for the public’s help in reporting vandalism and suspicious behavior on city property. Michael Haeffele, public works director, said vandalism to city property pulls city crews away from their normal duties and other projects to make repairs.
Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) Secretary Susan Mosier, M.D., MBA, FACS presented the 2015 Kansas Health Champion and Outstanding Service Awards to the following individuals and organizations during the fourth annual Kansas Obesity Summit:
Due to the heavy winds, the Public Works Department crews will collect limbs (from private yards) at curbside. Crews will make two passes through the city beginning Monday, November 16, 2015. This will allow property owners and residents time to clean up their yards
Ottawa residents will see some changes in the appearance of their utility bills. The header of the bill is primarily where the modifications are being made, Betty Simpson, Assistant Finance Director, said.
The City of Ottawa, in partnership with other local organizations, will sponsor a pop-up retail store for the holiday season. With funding from the city, Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce, Ottawa Main Street Association, Franklin County Economic Development Council and Franklin County Convention and Visitors Bureau, the store will be located at 202 S. Main St., Ottawa, and will feature several vendors.
The City of Ottawa and Franklin County are set to issue a request for qualifications to secure design services for public utilities and public roads for the new business park. The process allows governing bodies to select engineering firm(s) for the Rock Creek Business Park project, which includes 300 acres southeast of Ottawa, based upon their qualifications, Ottawa City Manager Richard U. Nienstedt said.
Due to recent unforeseen circumstances the playground build scheduled for Saturday has been postponed to a later date. Thank you to all who were going to volunteer for this community building event. We will continue to keep you updated on when this build will take place in the future.
Following successful replacement of the water main on 23rd street last week, asphalt repairs are scheduled to start.
Blaine Finch, city attorney for Ottawa, recently was presented a prestigious award from the League of Kansas Municipalities. Finch, Kansas House representative for the 59th District, was presented the Intergovernmental Leadership Award Oct. 12 at the League’s annual conference in Topeka