Fall Citywide Garage Sale
The Chamber of Com-merce has set October 6th 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 28th. The ad should contain your address and whether your sale will be held "rain or shine".
Maps will be handed out on Thursday, October 4th at the grocery store, con-venience stores and other local businesses. All garage sale participants must agree to NO previous 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.
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