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Request for Proposals for Clean-out Services vendor is released

The city is seeking qualified bidders for Clean-out Services to mitigate nuisance properties. Duties would include rubbish removal, basic property maintenance, and site security at properties throughout the city and the 2-mile extraterritorial jurisdictional boundary. A copy of the full Request for Proposals can be found on the bids and awards page.

RFP for Barriers to Universal Mobility Study is released

The city is seeking qualified applicants for a Barriers to Universal Mobility Study. This project will include an inventory and assessment of the existing sidewalk network in the city, and development of a GIS-based compilation of existing conditions and phased improvement plans. The full RFP can be found on the Bids & Awards Page.

Christmas Tree and Decoration Fire Safety

Each year, fire departments respond to roughly 200 structure fires caused by Christmas trees. Of those 2 our of 5 are caused by electrical problems. On average, one of every 32 home fires started by Christmas trees result in death. CHRISTMAS TREE SAFETY When picking a tree follow these tips: If you purchase a real tree, make sure that it is fresh…

Winter Fire Safety Tips

Home fires occur more in winter that in any other season. As you stay cozy and warm this season be fire smart. Half of all home heating fires occur in the months of DECEMBER, JANUARY AND FEBRUARY. 890 people die in winter home fires each year. $2 Million in property loss occurs from these fires. Cooking is the number one cause followed by a heat source…

Safety in cooler weather

With cooler weather approaching we once again will be trying to do things to keep warm. Things like running space heaters, stoves and of course warming our vehicles before drive to work. Please keep in mind the following safety tips as the colder weather approaches. If using space heaters keep items that will burn at least 3 feet away from heater. Have…