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Ottawa trick-or-treating set for Halloween night

Mayor said city will keep with tradition

Ottawa families can plan on Oct. 31 trick-or-treating.

Ottawa Mayor Dan Aussem confirmed after Tuesday’s City Council meeting the city is hosting its community trick-or-treating from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31.

Some communities, such as La Salle and Peru, are opting to have trick-or-treating the day before Halloween to avoid having the event on a Sunday, but Aussem said Ottawa is keeping with tradition.

Additional items approved Tuesday were an additional $125,756.60 expense with Superior Excavating for the Oaklane Drive sanitary sewer and water main extension project. Commissioner Tom Ganiere said this is an expense that allows the project to extend further than initially planned.

Commissioners also approved a quote from Ruiz Construction for $70,210 that goes toward concrete work at Thornton Park. The park is undergoing improvements that include a splash pad, new playground equipment and refurbished tennis courts, among other improvements.