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‘Operation: Walk Oneida’ set to hit streets

Charles Pritchard
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Posted 4/21/22

ONEIDA — To help reach out to residents, Mayor Helen Acker and Oneida department heads will be walking the streets for “Operation: Walk Oneida.” The mayor introduced this new initiative at …

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‘Operation: Walk Oneida’ set to hit streets

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ONEIDA — To help reach out to residents, Mayor Helen Acker and Oneida department heads will be walking the streets for “Operation: Walk Oneida.”

The mayor introduced this new initiative at Tuesday’s Common Council meeting during new business.

“Every Wednesday at 10 a.m. for an hour, we’re going to walk through the city, starting downtown and working our way out,” Acker said. “I’m excited for this because it gives us a chance to meet residents, businesses, and business owners and have a discussion.”

Acker stressed that this initiative is meant to be positive. “We’re not walking around telling people they’re in violation of a code. It’s friendly and a way for people to meet our department heads.”

Police Chief John Little, Fire Chief Dennis Fields, the mayor herself, Planning and Development Director Chris Henry, and City Engineer Jeffrey Rowe will be on the walk.

Acker invited councilors to join them when going through their Ward.

The first walk of Operation: Walk Oneida is slated for Wednesday, April 27 at 10 a.m.

“We’re trying to improve Oneida the best we can,” Acker said.

Rescheduled Easter Egg Hunt

Parks and Recreation Director Luke Griff spoke during new business, reminding people the city’s Easter Egg Hunt has been rescheduled for Saturday, April 23 at 11 a.m. at Allen Park after the Easter Egg on April 16 was rained out.

Griff invited council members to show up early if they wanted to help hide the 12,000 eggs that would be hidden all across Allen Park.

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