OTTAWA, Kan. — Jan. 23, 2015 — Michael Haeffele will join the City of Ottawa next month as its new public works director. Haeffele comes to Ottawa with 15 years of experience in public works. He previously served as a waste water collections operator in Beloit before being promoted to the director of transportation. He also worked as the municipal services superintendent for the City of North Kansas City, Mo.
Ottawa Air Scouts is a community group open to young men and women from 6th grade through age 20 interested in exploring Aviation! This hands-on program meets twice a month at the Ottawa Airport, combining classroom training with flying lessons and providing other opportunities for youth leadership. Members get to experience firsthand what it’s like to be a pilot, aircraft mechanic, flight engineer, or air traffic controller. Find out more at our Open House Thursday, February 26 at the airport at 7pm.
Please find attached forms a candidate will need to complete and return to City Hall to file for City Commissioner. The deadline to file at the City Clerk's office is 12:00 NOON, January 27, 2015 at City Hall, 101 S Hickory. Three City Commissioner will be elected in accordance with State Statute on the first Tuesday in April 2015. Two of the positions will be regular four year terms. One of the positions will be a regular two year term.
Please be advised: Special Call meetings for the City of Ottawa Governing Body. January 14th, February 4th & February 18th 2015.
Interested citizens of the City of Ottawa can obtain an application at City Hall, 101 S. Hickory, Ottawa, Kansas. The application must be filled out and filed with the City Clerk no later than 12:00 noon, January 27, 2015.
OTTAWA, Kan.—Dec. 11, 2014 — A new leadership program has created additional training opportunities and development for City of Ottawa employees. A ceremony Dec. 11 recognized the first graduating class of the city’s Leadership Academy. Thirteen employees completed the program, which included sessions on decision making, personal management, setting and achieving goals and other topics, Facilitator John Divine said.
The Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration continue to hear from taxpayers who have received unsolicited calls from individuals demanding payment while fraudulently claiming to be from the IRS.
OTTAWA, Kan. — Dec. 3, 2014 —Ottawa city commissioners and staff are looking forward to bringing new businesses and jobs to Franklin County, following an announcement Dec. 3 of plans to acquire land for a new industrial park.
On August 23rd, 2014 at approximately 7:51 p.m. hours officers with the Ottawa Police Department were dispatched to a person reportedly armed with a gun in the Orscheln’s Farm and Home parking lot, 2008 S. Princeton Street; deputies with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office also responded to the call. In this article you will find the news release and the written findings on the incident.
The City of Ottawa is currently recruiting for its Accessibility Advisory Board; this is to fill the vacancy of an unexpired term which ends April 2015.