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AFD: A calling to serve

Being a firefighter was in Michael VanZile’s blood. For as long as he can remember, he wanted to be a volunteer firefighter in his hometown, just like his father. “My heroes growing up were the guys in the local fire department,” he recalls. They were bigger than life to me. I admired the way they […]

Public Asked to Comment on Park’s Proposed Master Plan

The Auburn Parks and Recreation Department has developed a draft of its five-year master plan and would like the public’s input before it’s finalized. All feedback must be submitted by Feb. 19. Get Your Copy Visit the Parks page of the city website or click on the links below to download copies: Park master plan […]

Parks & Recreation Department Wants Your Feedback

In keeping with the Auburn Parks & Recreation Department’s ongoing commitment to provide quality parks and facilities, open spaces, natural areas, educational opportunities and services to enhance the well-being of the citizens of Auburn and surrounding areas, we are conducting a survey from June 15 – July 26. Your participation in this survey is vital […]

Customer Service Survey from the Department of Building, Planning & Development

By William J. Spohn, Administrator As the city department entrusted to oversee the development of the city, we play a large role in Auburn’s future growth. Primarily we issue, oversee and guide projects to completion by conducting building inspections, administering the local plan review process and serving as staff for both the Plan Commission and Board […]

City Hall: A Reminder of Auburn’s Legacy

Auburn’s City Hall is 100 years old this year. It was constructed during the building boom era of 1911-1915. During that time Auburn City Hall and DeKalb County Courthouse were built; philanthropist Charles Eckhart donated funds to construct Eckhart Public Library, the YMCA and, of course, Eckhart Park. In this age of disposable everything, it’s […]