LOOK FOR THE UTILITY BILL INSERT THAT HAS THIS IMPORTANT NOTICE TO CITIZENS OF OSWEGO!
In order to qualify for some grants, the city must be classified as having a low to moderate income (LMI) percentage of 51%. The last census has us lower than that at 41%, therefore, we would not qualify for grants that require LMI. The State will allow for cities to conduct their own surveys that would override the census results as long as the survey is conducted in a manner approved by the State. State forms are being mailed out to all residents within the city limits. As the information requested is income information and everyone values their privacy, the Southeast Kansas Regional Planning Commission (SEKRPC) in Chanute will be the ones to collect and tabulate the surveys. They are a non-profit organization dedicated to providing assistance to cities and counties in the Southeast Kansas area. Income information they receive on the survey will be held in the strictest of confidence. No names are to be entered onto the form.
CASH PRIZES! All survey respondents will be entered into a drawing, for surveys postmarked by
October 14, 2016. Two prizes of a $250 utility credit will be awarded. The winners will be drawn by SEKRPC.
SEKRPC will notify the city of any forms not received by October 14, 2016. The city will then begin going door to door to collect the survey information until at which time the required percentage has been met.
Grant funding is vital for small cities such as Oswego! Oswego was not eligible to apply for the special grant round that facilitated storm shelters for Chetopa because we do not LMI qualify. Grants have been responsible for assisting the City of Oswego rehab many city utilities, assist homeowners with repairs, make repairs to city facilities, etc. – all of which could not be afforded otherwise.
Asphalt work in Oswego
Blevins Asphalt is in Oswego to do some street work. They will be doing some milling this week so some of the streets and intersections may be a bit bumpy. They plan to begin paving on Monday. Only a few streets are selected each year so that the cost can spread over several years.
Wedding Rental Rates
Great News! If you know someone who is planning a wedding or wedding reception in the near future the City Council voted to LOWER the price to rent the Community Building for weddings. Previously it cost $700 for the entire building for one day, or $800 for two days. Now it only costs $500 for two days.
Parks & Community Foundation Fundraiser
Property For Sale
RECENTLY REDUCED ! - The City of Oswego is offering for sale approximately 37 acres at 2332 11500 Rd. A horsebarn with 8 stalls, tackroom, bathroom and hay loft are included. A pecan grove consisting of approximately 50 pecan trees are also located on the property. The property is located in the city limits and is zoned Rural Residential which means acceptable farm animals are allowed. Asking price has been reduced from $160,000 to $132,500. Interested parties may contact Janice Dulohery at Coldwell Banker Wood-Dulohery at 620-423-9252.
Oswego, the Labette County seat, is located at the intersection of Highways 59/160, on a bluff overlooking the Neosho River Valley. Oswego was fortunate that a group of pioneer ladies had a vision, and purchased acreage along the bluff that is now Historical Riverside Park, our hidden gem. Over 80 acres of beautifully landscaped park includes a large public swimming pool, playground equipment, shelter houses, 10,000 s.f. community center, tennis courts, basketball court, RV park, ball fields, and home of the Labette County Fairgrounds. It is the perfect location for family reunions, weddings, company events and picnics, and other organized events.