The City of Ottawa, along with Super Market Developers, is pleased to announce that the infrastructure portion of the new Price Chopper will begin next week on Monday, March 30. The project will result in the construction of 19th Street, between Princeton Circle and Princeton Street, with sidewalks, utilities, stormwater, and a connection to the Prairie Spirit Rail Trail.
Due to inclement weather on February 28 Travis Marvin postponed his concert. It has been rescheduled for Friday, July 10 at 8 PM (door open at 7). If you have already purchased tickets for the Feb 28th date those tickets are still good so hang onto them. If you would like to purchase tickets you may do so online at ticketfly or at the OMA box office located at 301 S Hickory St, Ottawa KS 66067 or by calling 785-242-8810.
Please be advised: The City of Ottawa Governing Body will meet in Special Session for "Time Change" on the following dates: Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 9:30 am instead of 7 pm. Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 7 pm instead of 9:30 am
Voter registration closes on March 17th at the close of business. People can register at the City Offices, County Clerk’s Office, or at www.voteks.org Early voting will start on March 30th at the Clerk’s Office. The candidate forum is on March 24th and the regular election will be April 7th. The USD 290 Bond issue will also be on the ballot.
Michelle Stegman will join the City of Ottawa next month as its new human resources director. Stegman, who begins her position April 6, comes to Ottawa after 8 1/2 years as the human resources director for the City of Garden City.
This presentation is to promote Let’s Move! Child Care and encourage local early care and education providers to incorporate best practices for nutrition, physical activity and screen time into their program.
Kansas Water Regional Goal Leadership Teams to hear water supply priorities
Recently the 14 Regional Goal Leadership Teams met to begin the water supply goal setting process to help develop water supply goals for each region. The role of each team is to participate in a public scoping process in their region, develop and draft water supply goals for their region based on public input and available resource condition information.
The Mayor of Ottawa, Linda Reed, is partnering with the Ottawa Play Task Force to launch a fun, spring campaign to get the community moving. Hopscotch figures will be painted or chalked at locations all around the community, such as the schools, hospital, city hall, and businesses around Ottawa.
The City of Ottawa’s Planning Commission reviewed the proposed Park Master Plan and held a public hearing. The chairperson for the Play Task Force committee spoke in favor of the plan. In 2007, PROS Consulting developed the original recreation and park master plan. In 2014, the City updated the documents creating a Parks Master Plan to enable an updated version on the parks and amenities the city provides. This plan provides strategic approach to the continuation and development of future parks and amenities for the next 5-10 years. The plan is a broad based strategic planning tool for the City that will guide the future of park and playground improvements, which ties back to the City Comprehensive Plan.
The City of Ottawa is looking to fill a vacant position on the Tree Advisory Board. Additional information about the board and an application may be found on the City’s webpage.