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Rieke Park Trails Improvements Project Kicking Off in August

By Eric Ditmars, Parks Superintendent, and Steve Klein, Director of Engineering The City of Auburn is set to take some exciting steps to further enhance our parks system. The Parks and Recreation Department and the Engineering Department have partnered together to launch the Rieke Park Trails Improvements Project. The project—which will be completed by contractor […]

Water Meter Upgrades to Begin in May

By Randy Harvey, Superintendent, Auburn Water Department This May, Auburn Water Department (AWD) will begin upgrading to smart water meters for our 5,000+ customers throughout town. The new meters will be connected to the Automated Metering Infrastructure (AMI) that Auburn Electric has been leveraging for the past several years. Now, thanks to the AMI technology, […]

State of the City

By Norm Yoder, Mayor, City of Auburn Last night I gave my final State of the City address. I’ve been blessed to serve Auburn as Mayor for the past 19-plus years—though it seems like just yesterday when I took the oath of office on December 31, 1999, just before Y2K. My years as Mayor have […]

Auburn Electric’s Powerful Delivery

(L to R: Chris Schweitzer, John Armstrong, Jeff Tuttle, Troy Stahly, Justin Fry) It’s one of the most physically challenging jobs in the City of Auburn. It’s also dangerous. And, when people are waiting for their service to be restored, the job can be stressful as well. Yet for men like John Armstrong and Jeff […]

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 […]