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Auburn’s Biosolids Benefit Agricultural Community Across State

Dan Rabe started as an operator at Auburn’s Water Pollution Control (WPC) department after a stint in the air force. That was 28 years ago. Today, he is the face—and arms and legs and one-man operation—of the WPC’s Biosolids Program. In fact, he helped launch it in 1998 and has run the regional program ever […]

The Heart of Downtown: Sixth and Main Street Revitalization Project Begins

By Amy Schweitzer, Administrator, Department of Building, Planning & Development You may have seen mentions on the city’s social media pages or via our new app about construction on Sixth and Main streets. Most recently, Auburn Electric performed some work to get the area ready for burying existing overhead utilities. As the weather improves, construction […]

WPC Provides Important Community Service

When Dave Lochner started working at the City of Auburn’s Water Pollution Control (WPC) Department two days after graduating from high school, he had no idea that he was embarking on what would become a lifelong career as a civil servant. Lochner joined the WPC Department in 1972 as a plant operator. From the beginning, […]

A Record Year for BPD and Growth in Auburn

By Amy Schweitzer, Director, Building, Planning & Development By all accounts, 2016 was a record year for growth in Auburn. The Department of Building, Planning and Development (BPD), which serves as the clearinghouse for any type of development in the city, issued 1,329 permits—the highest on record. The City of Auburn’s Building Inspector conducted an […]