The City of Ottawa Public Works Department has submitted its recommendations for 2016 street improvements. The recommended street improvement plan includes both chip sealing and mill and overlay, Michael Haeffele, public works director, said
Shawn Dickinson has announced his resignation from the Ottawa City Commission. Dickinson’s last commission meeting will be Feb. 3. “The past three years serving the City of Ottawa has included some of the most challenging yet fulfilling experiences of my life,” he said. “I’ve felt fortunate to help lead the city during this very pivotal time, and I believe we’ve accomplished meaningful change that will set a path for future success.”
The Ottawa Police Department earned accredited status on November 21, 2015 from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). Members of the community are invited to participate in a ceremonial awarding of the CALEA Certificate.
City of Ottawa employees generously provided gifts for 111 residents at Ottawa Retirement Village and Vintage Park for the holiday season. Employees do a Christmas project each year, and this is the second year they’ve chosen to give gifts to senior residents, Glora Mathews, executive assistant to the city manager, said.
Ottawa City Commissioner Linda Reed has been appointed to the National League of Cities’ 2016 Community and Economic Development committee.The committee has the lead responsibility for developing NLC federal policy positions on issues involving housing, community and economic development, land use, recreation and parks, historic preservation and international competitiveness
This position will report directly to the City Manager or his designee. The City of Ottawa has not had a Municipal Auditorium Director for thirteen years. The organization is looking for a Director to redevelop community relationships, a regional community presence, and support through increased programming/use of the auditorium.
The City of Ottawa has begun the process to hire a consultant to update the master plan and layout plan at Ottawa Municipal Airport. The master plan is intended to identify maintenance and improvement priorities for future development, based on current Federal Aviation Administration airport design standards and airspace criteria
The Ottawa Police Department has been accredited through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, a designation awarded to only about 5 percent of all law enforcement agencies in the country.
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.