New Ordinance – Debris, Including Grass Clippings, on City Streets Prohibited
The City Council passed a new ordinance in response to an abundance of com-plaints about grass clippings being blown and allowed to remain in city streets. This has been an increasing issue for the last several years. The city has explained in the city newsletter, which is sent out to all utility customers, the problems this causes and has asked people not to continue the practice. It is not only an eyesore, it is actually dangerous for motorcyclists and runners. It causes issues with clogging up gutters and storm drains as well as damage to city streets since the grass goes to seed in the cracks and actually pushes up the asphalt. Maintenance on city streets is extremely costly. At the October
Council Meeting, the Council passed an Ordinance to prohibit residents from blowing debris (dirt, waste, grass clippings, other lawn debris) onto city streets. The ordinance can be seen in its entirety on the city’s website www.oswegokansas.com. The Oswego Police Department will be enforcing the Ordinance. The Ordinance was not passed to collect fines but to keep people safe and reduce the damage to city streets. This is only for those who allow the grass to remain on the street. If someone mows and then gets the grass off of the street when they are done there is no offense. Please contact the City Office at 620-795-4433 if you have questions.
The Chamber of Com-merce has set October 5th 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 27th.
The ad should contain your address and whether your sale will be held "rain or shine". Maps will be handed out on Thurs-day, October 3rd 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 more.
City-Wide Garage Sale
The Oswego Chamber of Commerce has set Saturday, May 4th for the annual Spring garage sale. The fee is $11.00 which includes your license, 2 garage sale signs and a 25 word ad
which will be listed on a map made available at businesses in town.
The fee and ad must be submitted to the City Office no later than 5:00pm on Friday, April 26h. The ad should contain your address and whether your sale will be held "rain or shine.” Maps with your ad will be available on Thursday, May 2nd at 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 get your license at the City Office at 703 Fifth Street.