The City of Ottawa Finance Department has unveiled a new automated process to pay utility bills. A new payment kiosk recently was installed on the west side of Ottawa City Hall parking lot, 101 S. Hickory St. The kiosk allows utility customers the ability to make payments 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
A portion of Eisenhower Road will be closed for construction beginning next week. Eisenhower Road, from 19th Street to 23rd Street, is scheduled to close Monday, July 25, Public Works Director Michael Haeffele said.
Weather permitting on Monday, July 18, 2016, the City of Ottawa will have crews working to replace the asphalt at the intersection of 2nd and Hickory Streets. This project should be completed by the end of the day. 2nd Street will remain open during the project; however, thru traffic will not be allowed on Hickory Street. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Public Works Department at 785-229-3630.
City of Ottawa and Franklin County officials will visit neighborhoods throughout the City. There will be many family friendly events, lots of fun, and great food. McGruff (the crime dog) weather permitting of course, and his handler will join the festivites!
The Play Taskforce is happy to once again be planning for Play Day, which this year will be Saturday, July 23, 10-1 p.m. at Forest Park.
In preparation for the City’s annual water distribution system flushing program, the treatment process has been changed to a free chlorine disinfectant. Customers may experience a stronger than usual chlorine smell in their water as this works its way through the system. The chlorine odor should dissipate over time as it works to clean the system.
The City of Ottawa Public Works Department announces the 2016 Chip Seal Program to start the week of July 5th. The chip and seal process is an inexpensive way of creating an asphalt street where gravel used to be, or it also can be used as an inexpensive minor rehabilitation over an existing asphalt street.” Chip sealing gravel streets also helps to improve air quality by eliminating dust caused by gravel roads.
The 312th Army Band is led by Commander and Bandmaster CW2 Nicholas Proctor, Executive Officer/Associate Conductor, CW2 Sharon Toulouse, and 1SG Cardell Edwards. The program will include concert band, brass band, and the Super Hipnotic rock group. This evening’s concert will feature many genres of music, from traditional marches to rock music. The concert is free and open to the public.
Attention citizens, the City of Ottawa, Kansas DOES NOT make phone calls to citizens to collect overdue/late utility payments. We ask that you NOT give out any personal information to anyone attempting this. Please notify your credit card companies and or bank if you have been affected by this immediately. The City of Ottawa will ONLY notify you via mail if there is going to be an interruption in your utility services. Please forward this information along.
Please be advised: The Governing Body of the City of Ottawa have called the following Special Call meetings.