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Pursuing Service with the AFD

For one volunteer Auburn Fire Department (AFD) recruit, firefighting is in his blood. For another, volunteer firefighting just seemed like a natural extension of his life in public service. While different paths led Cody LaRowe and Will Ternet to pursue the AFD’s volunteer firefighter program, they share a common experience: It’s one of the most […]

Sixth and Main Revitalization Project Pours New Life into Downtown

By Amy Schweitzer, Administrator, Department of Building, Planning & Development This past February, the City launched the Sixth and Main Street Revitalization Project to invest in vital infrastructure improvements in Downtown Auburn. The project—which was funded in part by a $500,000 grant from the Indiana Office of Community & Rural Affairs—is now complete! If you’ve […]

AFD and Local Community Groups Led Home Fire Preparedness Campaign

By Michael VanZile, Chief of the Auburn Fire Department The Auburn Fire Department partnered with the American Red Cross and The Rotary Club of Auburn to conduct a neighborhood door-to-door smoke alarm check / installation campaign last week. Auburn firefighters, Red Cross volunteers and Auburn Rotary Club members went door to door in the West […]

Improvements Flow into City’s Water Infrastructure as a Result of Rate Increase

By Randy Harvey, Superintendent, Auburn Water Department Beginning July 1, Auburn Water rate-payers will see an increase in their monthly bill. The increase is the first in nearly two decades. While none of us likes an increase, I hope our rate-payers will recognize that as a non-profit entity, Auburn Water has worked diligently to operate […]

Downtown Revitalization Efforts Include Streetlight Upgrades

By Chris Schweitzer, General Manager, City of Auburn Electric Department The City of Auburn and Auburn Electric have launched a streetlight upgrade program for downtown and other primary corridors. Beginning with a pilot project this week, residents will begin to see existing “cobra head” streetlights replaced with decorative LED fixtures. These upgrades are an important […]