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30-Year Zoning Ordinance Updated and Modernized

By Amy Schweitzer – Building, Planning and Development Over the past two years, Building, Planning and Development (BPD) has worked with the Plan Commission to revise the city’s zoning and subdivision control ordinances and create a new Unified Development Ordinance (UDO). The UDO becomes effective on March 18, 2019. While there have been updates to […]

What are the Benefits of Recycling Oil?

Part of our quarterly Storm Water Series by Todd Sattison, WPC Program Coordinator Recycling used motor oil benefits the environment, public health and the economy. It’s easy to understand how recycled motor oil could make an impact when you consider the damage non-recycled oil does today. Oil improperly disposed of in landfills, ditches or waterways, […]

AES Continues Network Improvements in 2019

By Chris Schweitzer, Auburn Essential Services AES is in a time of growth and investment—and it’s all focused on our subscribers and giving them the best experience possible. In the spring of 2017, we told you about interconnection upgrades to our network to accommodate future growth. These interconnection improvements included: Increased bandwidth capacity (by more […]

Can Emergency Responders Find You?

By Michael VanZile, Fire Chief, Auburn Fire Department Every second counts during an emergency. And, more often than you’d think, when Auburn firefighters, police officers and EMS personnel are responding to emergencies, they are slowed down because they are having a difficult time finding the right address. As you can imagine, valuable time can be […]

Successful Completion of Volunteer Firefighter Training

They made it. They started with 30+ other recruits. In the end, they were two of 11 to graduate and make it all the way through. Standing in Auburn City Hall on Dec. 18 for their swearing-in ceremony, Cody LaRowe and Will Ternet—graduates of the Auburn Fire Department Volunteer Firefighter Class of 2018—were proud, relieved […]