APD to Issue Fall Fair Resident Parking Permits

The Auburn Police Department (APD) will be issuing 2019 DeKalb County Free Fall Fair Resident Parking Permits on Monday, Sept. 16 – Friday, Sept. 20 between 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1-5 p.m each day. If you are requesting a permit, you’ll be required to show some type of identification verifying your address. Additionally, […]

Understanding the Impact of Combined Sewer Overflows

By Todd Sattison, Superintendent of Water Pollution Control Recently during a heavy rainfall, the City of Auburn’s Department of Water Pollution Control reported Combined Sewer Outlet (CSO) overflows. During an overflow event, minimally treated and/or untreated sewage spills directly into the receiving stream, causing elevated regulated pollutant levels for a few days. While this has […]

Service at the Heart of BPD’s Growth and Development

When she entered Ball State’s College of Architecture and Planning,  Amy Schweitzer thought her future was in architecture. She quickly found out, though, that it wasn’t the field of study she wanted to pursue. “Architecture seemed more about high-end design, and I was more interested in the practicality and functionality of design,” she explains. “I […]

APD Warns Against Phone Scams

By Martin McCoy, Chief, Auburn Police Department There has been an increase in reported phone scams in recent months, so the Auburn Police Department (APD) is encouraging the public to be cautious when responding to unsolicited phone calls. Here are few tips to help you safeguard against phone scams. Don’t call me. The first rule […]

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 […]

What is a Watershed?

Part of our quarterly Storm Water Series by Todd Sattison, WPC Superintendent Keeping Indiana waterways clean demands more than creekside diligence. Even if you don’t live on Cedar Creek, you may be contributing to the pollution of creeks, lakes and streams. Cedar Creek is larger than its shoreline. It’s part of a larger system—a watershed. […]

Partnership Extends AES Services to Garrett Neighborhoods

Auburn Essential Services (AES) and the City of Garrett are expanding their partnership once again—with a fiber to the home (FTTH) pilot being launched this fall in four residential developments.

Lifelong Career of Enjoying Daily Work

Twenty-five years with an employer these days is quite impressive. And, for Todd Sattison, it is especially noteworthy. As he begins his 25th year with the City of Auburn’s Water Pollution Control (WPC) Department, he steps into the role of WPC Superintendent. It’s a role that he’s trained for his entire career as he’s held […]

Auburn Electric Poised for Future

By Chris Schweitzer – General Manager, Auburn Electric When I joined Auburn Electric about two years ago, the leadership team cast a vision that focused on safety, people, customer service and system health. We’ve done a lot of work on all those fronts—all with the mission of delivering reliable quality power. Over the past year, […]

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 […]

2019 TV Pricing

By Chris Schweitzer, AES General Manager AES TV customers will notice a mild price increase in monthly TV subscriptions beginning next month. The 2019 TV programming rates were sent to subscribers via bill inserts and email earlier this week. If you’ve been with us for a while, you know we work hard to control costs. […]