Fire Department Purchases New Equipment
With the new sales tax dollars that was passed and put into effect in January 2017, Oswego Fire Depart-ment has been able to update a grass truck, tanker and purchase 18 new sets of bunker gear. The grass truck was updated from a 1984 to a 2011, the tanker from a 1970 to 2010 and the bunker gear was last purchased in 2003. The bunker gear according to the NPFA (National Protection Fire Agency) has a 10 year lifespan. Thank you to the community of Oswego for making this possible!
Tyler Dreiling Retires from Fire Department
At the April council meeting, Tyler Dreiling was recognized for his 21 years of service on the Oswego Fire Department. He has been a Captain with the department since February, 2016. He retired March 1, 2018. We appreciate the time that he has dedicat-ed to serving the citizens of Oswego!
Memorial Legacy Program
The Oswego Tree Board has been planning to improve the memorial tree program, now being referred to as the “Memorial Legacy Program.” A structure has been built that would allow name plaques to be displayed in a designated location and in a way to protect them from damage due to weather, vandalism, or even theft. Existing plaques made of aluminum are being moved to the display. This will allow family members a convenient way to locate the memorial plaque of their loved ones. Donations for the Memorial Legacy Program remain the same at $150.00. This covers the cost of planting and maintaining trees or shrubs of various sizes and species throughout the park as well as other public areas in the community, allowing for better management of the diversity, beauty and ecological structure of these areas. The cost to upgrade an existing plastic plaque to aluminum is $45.00
Congratulations and more in this edition
Congratulations to Doug and Nancy Dickerson for winning the reindeer drawing on December 13th. Everyone who paid their city utility bill by the due date was automatically entered into the drawing.
Brett Trotnic and Mike Addis were honored at the December Council Meeting as Mayor Cunningham presented them with certificate of appreciation and gift cards for their years of service. Brett has been with the City for 20 years and Mike has been with the City for 10 years. Both work for the Public Works Department. Congratulations Guys!!