What's Happening In Oswego
City Offices Closed
Monday, Nov. 11th
Veterans Day
City Offices Closed
Thursday & Friday
Nov. 28th & 29th 
Thanksgiving Holiday
Christmas Parade
December 4th at 7pm
"Christmas on the Farm"
City Offices Closed
Tuesday & Wednesday
December 24th & 25th 
Christmas Holiday 
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City of Oswego, Kansas
PO Box 210
703 Fifth Street
Oswego, Kansas 67356

Phone: 620-795-4433
Fax: 620-795-4873

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February, 2015 Newsletter

Feb2015newsletterimageFor Individuals who have not been in at-tendance at the Council meetings for the past several months, we would like to offer information on the recent utility increases. Many factors have come into play that ne-cessitated the change in rates. The Govern-ing Body commissioned Ranson Financial to conduct rate studies on the water and sewer utilities and worked with them for months while struggling with the decision to increase rates. The water, sewer and re-fuse utilities had been right around breaking even – before 2014. In 2014, we saw all three funds end out the year with a loss. No one on the Governing Body wanted to raise rates. Unfortunately, they were faced with hard figures that necessitated that decision.

The last increase to the refuse rates was in 2006. Each year the transfer station has increased its fees to us by 3%. The last in-crease to the water and sewer rates was in 2011. EPA regulations have required sever-al changes in the operation of water treat-ment plants, especially in the treatment of surface water. Our source of water is the Neosho River and it falls in the category of surface water. Generally the cost of treating surface water is two to three times higher than ground water. Surface water requires several chemicals to remove turbidity and the cost of these chemicals has increased. Surface water requires more monitoring according to EPA regulations. Read More


December, 2014 Newsletter

DecemberNLimageThe four year terms of three City Council seats and Mayor will be decided in the general election on April 7th, 2015. Candidates that would like to run for a city office must file by NOON on January 27, 2015. The forms and instruc-tions to file are available at the City Clerk’s office at City Hall at 703 Fifth Street. The law has changed in that you must file through the City Clerk’s Office. Council seats are “at large” and do not require a council member to reside in a given “ward”. There is a $5.00 fil-ing fee which can be waived if the candidate wishes to obtain signatures. To find out the percentage of signatures required please contact the City Office. If you are not already regis-tered to vote and want to vote in the April Election, you must register by March 23rd. If you are new to the commu-nity, have moved or have not voted in several years you will need to register. You may register at either City Hall at 703 Fifth Street or at the Labette County Clerk’s office at the Court-house. Read More


October, 2014 Newsletter

OctoberNLetterimageLabette County is seeking renewal of the 1% countywide sales tax in the November election. This is a renewal of the existing sales tax, not an increase. In order for the voters to make an informed decision, the City provides the following information. With this sales tax, everyone who makes purchases in the county shares in the tax burden, including people from outside the county who make purchases while passing through. The county, as well as the cities within the county, receive this tax revenue. Read More


August, 2014 Newsletter


201408nlEvents kick off Friday September 26th where all Oswego Alumni are encouraged to attend the OHS Homecoming Football game. Oswegofest festivities will begin Saturday the 27th at 9:00am Downtown Oswego. Craig Cook and The Marauders, along with Rick Cook will be performing from 9:00a.m. to 2:00p.m. There will be lots of food and crafts to enjoy. There will also be Weiner Dog Races and Old time Fire Truck rides through out the day. Any one who wants to register to have a booth set up at Oswegofest can come by the City Office and pick up a form or they can print a registration form off the City’s website. For more registration information you may call Cindy Dean at 620-795-2957. All booth fees are $10. Participants can start setting up at 7:00am. The OHS Alumni Banquet will be held at the Oswego Community Center Saturday evening. Read More

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