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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 […]

2018: A Year of Revitalization

By Norm Yoder, Mayor, City of Auburn If one word were to sum up Auburn in 2018, I think it would be revitalization. Throughout the city, we strived to bring new life and vitality. This was most visible with the Sixth and Main Street Revitalization Project. This project, funded in part by a $500,000 grant […]

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 […]

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 […]