Public Storm Shelters
The community safe rooms at the Oswego Junior-Senior High School and Neosho Heights will be available to the mem-bers of the community during tornado warnings or severe weather events with wind speeds predicted to be in excess of 75 mph. and/or any time the tornado warning sirens have been activated. The community safe rooms are constructed in compliance with FEMA stand-ards. These community safe rooms are designated to with-stand the wind speeds generat-ed by an EF-5 tornado.
The community safe rooms are owned and provided by USD 504 first and foremost to pro-tect district students and staff members. In the event of a storm warning during regular school operating hours, com-munity members will have lim-ited access to these facilities insofar as space permits.
At times school is not in session, both facilities will be available to the public. Care shall be taken by all who use the facility during a weather event to protect and secure school property, equip-ment and materials. Public ac-cess to the Neosho Heights facil-ity shall be through the double doors located in the walkway between the main school build-ing and the storm shelter build-ing. A sidewalk for this entrance extends from the curved drive-way in front of the main build-ing to the double doors in the walkway. Primary public access to the Junior-Senior High School will be through a single door located on the south side of the junior high addition. There will be a sidewalk from the parking lot to this entry door. No pets allowed. Only Certified service animals will be permitted. Read the newletter here.
Low to Moderate Income Surveys
This survey will help the city become eligible for future grants. If you haven’t turned in the LMI survey please do so as soon as possible. For those who have not turned in the survey there has been a replacement survey attached to this month’s bill. Please return the survey to the City Office. If you would like a self address/stamped envelope they are available at the City Office. The surveys need to be returned to Southeast Kansas Regional Plan-ning Commission (SEKRPC) at PO Box 664 Cha-nute, KS 66720. If you have any questions about the survey or need assistance, please call SEKRPC at 620-431-0080 or Carol Eddington, City Clerk at 620-795-4433. Read the newsletter here.
Don’t forget about the Oswego Rec Commission’s Trunk-Or-Treat held on October 31st at 6:30pm. This will be for children birth through 5th grade. Business-es and the public are invited to participate in decorating their cars, trucks, wagons, and SUV’s and bring candy to pass out. Please no homemade candy. Par-ticipants need to be lined up for the event at 6:00pm. Last year there was over 300 kids that par-ticipated!! The walk will start in front of Dr. Mallatt’s Office. The Oswego Library is having the haunted library again this year! The kids are welcome to go through the library before Trunk-Or-Treat starts or afterwards. If you have any questions please call Cindy White with the Rec Commission at 620-778-1471. Don’t miss out on the fun!!
October 8th City Wide
The Chamber of Commerce has set October 8th as the date for the Annual Fall City wide garage sale. The fee for a garage sale permit is $11.00. This includes your license, 2 garage sale signs, and a 25 word ad which will be listed on the map that is distributed among area businesses. The fee and ad must be submitted to the City Office no later than 5:00 pm on Friday, September 30th. The ad should contain your address and whether your sale will be held "rain or shine". Maps will be handed out on Thursday even-ing, October 6th at the grocery store, conven-ience stores and other local businesses. All garage sale participants must agree to NO pre-vious sales and all items listed must be available on the day of the sale. You can pay your fees and pick up your license at the City Office at 703 Fifth Street.
Reminder: There is no clean up week after the fall garage sale. Read the newsletter here.