CITY UPDATE April 27, 2011
Welcome to the Oswego City Update. This will be a regular column, and will be used to keep you updated on what is going on at the City of Oswego. It will be in the Labette Avenue, on the City’s official website www.oswegokansas.com and also on Facebook; type in City of Oswego to access our facebook page. Please utilize these excellent sources of information to stay abreast of issues facing our city and things that are of concern to Oswego residents.
One of my goals as Mayor is to keep you better informed on what is going on at the City of Oswego. The information in this Update will come from a committee that consists of the City Clerk, several members of the City Council, several individuals from the community, and myself. By having it structured like that, the staff can get information to you in a timely manner on issues of concern and items of interest; the council members can give you insight behind decisions that are being made, issues being discussed, and also issues or plans that may be long range in nature; by having members of the public included we can address concerns that you may have. I will also write from time-to-time for this column.
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I look forward to working with you and am excited about the future of Oswego. By everyone working together you will be surprised what we can accomplish if we are not concerned about who gets the credit.
Glenn Fischer, Mayor
* City Utility Bills - The computer at City Hall was down for repairs from Thursday, April 14 through most of Wednesday, April 20. While water meters were read on April 15, we could not begin preparation of utility bills until Thursday, April 21. Due to this delay, utility bills will not be mailed until Friday, April 29.
* Water Distribution Project - Heavy rains over the Easter weekend, Monday and additional rains expected later this week are expected to halt construction crews for several days.
* Arbor Day - The Tree Board of Oswego, Kansas will celebrate Arbor Day on Friday, April 29 at 9:00 a.m. with a tree planting ceremony to be held at Riverside Park. The planting will take place east of the Oregon Street entrance into Riverside Park.
* Airport Runway Slurry Seal - Bids for placement of a slurry seal to protect the existing runway at the Oswego Municipal Airport will be received and opened on Thursday, April 28 at City Hall. The airport was last paved in 1999. Thanks to the Oswego Airport Board members Bill Minor, John Dickinson, Charles Stone, C. R. Muellere and Leighton Davis for their time in promoting and maintaining our airport.