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This video contains valuable information for our customers and reminds all of us that there are only three things to flush.

12:00pm on October 7 and November 4, 2016. Meet at Kanza Park playground. We’ll ride to the trails and visit the trail heads. Fruit and water provided. Bring your lunch! Travel the Trails—Make New Friends—Get Active! Franklin County Public Health and Live Healthy Franklin County Need a bike? We have loaners! 785‐229‐3530
The purpose of this media release is to educate the public concerning changes to the parking ordinance enacted earlier this month.  The following information is specifically designed to minimize confusion about these changes in order to avoid unnecessary parking citations.  Fines for exceeding time limits have not changed and are still $5.00 per violation.
The gift, which came through the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, will help complete the first phase of the Teen Park. “We love the idea of the Teen Park and creating a place for fun and challenging features for our teens to use,” Mayor Sara Caylor said. “We are overwhelmed by this anonymous donor helping us make the dream a reality.
Shawn Dillon has been selected as the new assistant fire chief for the City of Ottawa. Dillon began his service with the Ottawa Fire Department in February 2006 as a firefighter/EMT-I. He was promoted to driver/operator in April 2008, lieutenant in October 2008 and captain in July 2014.
The Ottawa Play Task Force is excited to announce it will receive $10,000 to go toward the Ottawa Teen Park. The Franklin County Board of Commissioners and Ottawa Rotary Club each will donate $5,000 for the park, located just south of 15th Street across from Kanza Park.
Applications are now being taken for the following City of Ottawa Board positions. Applications and additional information about each board or commission can be found on the City’s webpage at
The Ottawa Municipal Auditorium Advisory Board continues to move forward on several facility improvements. A plaque honoring local residents who died in World War I recently was polished and rehung in the OMA’s lobby, 301 S. Hickory St. The facility formerly was called Memorial Auditorium in memory of those who died in World War I.
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.
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.
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