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Likelihood of combined sewer overflow greater in fall, spring

By Todd Sattison, Program Director of Water Pollution Control Auburn’s Water Pollution Control division—which includes a Class III Municipal Wastewater Treatment Facility and both separated and combined sewers—protects the health and well-being of the community and downstream users. While there are several measures in place to ensure clean and safe water, there are times when […]

Auburn Joins Next Century Cities to Promote Next-Gen Connectivity

Next-generation broadband is no longer an amenity for communities. It’s an absolute requirement for businesses to operate and stay competitive in our shrinking global marketplace. Yet, it’s not as commonplace as you may think. In fact, many communities are struggling to put the infrastructure in place like what we have in Auburn to deliver next-generation […]

APD seeing rise in scams

By Martin McCoy, Chief of Police, Auburn Police Department Sadly, scams seem to be on the rise. In the past week alone, the Auburn Police Department (APD) has responded to several calls involving scams. We’ve seen a couple types: Phone scams where the suspect claims that your close relative is incarcerated and asks that money […]

Celebrate July 4 with Caution

By Mike Vanzile, Chief of the Auburn Fire Department Fireworks. They are synonymous with Fourth of July celebrations. Yet, they can also bring injury if they are not used with caution.  Think it can’t happen to you? Consider this: There are 9,300 serious injuries in the U.S. each year by fireworks, with 45 percent of […]

2014: Another Year of Important Work

We’ve just wrapped up two years of projects totaling more than $30 million. The projects done throughout Auburn were very visible and impactful. While the priorities we’ve set for 2014 won’t be quite as noticeable to the general public, they will be just as important in terms of maintaining the quality of life valued by […]