Monday, April 22, 2013
A residential cul-de-sac with an island will also receive parking restrictions.
Do you park your car along Ashlawn or Circle Drive West outside the Oswegoland Park District Civic Center? Not anymore. The Village of Oswego board voted unanimously to approve parking restrictions along those roads as well as a cul-de-sac in Lincoln Station upon requests from the Park District and the subdivision's Home Owner's Association. Police Chief Dwight Baird said the Park District's request came as "it related to their operations at the civic center." Also, the restriction of parking cars along the roadway would "reduce possibility of someone darting out between cars." The no-parking restriction would only apply to Ashlawn and Circle Drive West on the park district's side of the roadway. "I do not see a big hinderance, it does …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Roy White holds onto position as park board commissioner and Craig Weber joins the library board.
The Oswegoland Park District board and Oswego Library board unofficial votes are in. Roy White, an incumbent for the Oswegoland Park board, held onto his seat and beat out newcomer Alvin P. "Phil" Smith for a six-year term. Over on the Library side, all three incumbents running -- Terry Tamblyn, Vernita Hettrich and Kandi Ream -- kept their seats. They are joined by newcomer Craig Weber, who previously served on the library board and has worked over 35 years in Education as a reading specialist and learning center director. Newcomer Evelyn Givens, sports editor for the Kendall Weekly Times, did not garner enough votes. View all of the final vote totals for all Oswego races here. ----- Read:
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
The sale goes until April 15 for both residents and non-residents.
The stores ares starting to stock flip-flops, beach towels, sunblock and swimsuits, meaning swim season is almost here. You'll might just need a pool pass at the Oswegoland Civic Center to wrap it all up. If you plan on obtaining a pool pass, this is the time to do it. The Park District is having a Pool Price Slash Sale for both Oswego residents and non-residents from April 1 to April 15. Read: Aquatic Park Results from 2012 Pool passes for all ages are $49 and can be purchased here on the Park District website. The normal price for a pool pass is $79 for Oswego residents and $99 for non-residents. Tell us: Will you be getting a pool pass this summer?
Friday, March 8, 2013
Program improvements touted this year.
The Oswegoland Park District is currently taking registration for community garden plots behind the South Point Center. According to the park district website, several major improvements have been made to the program this year, including the addition of watering lines. Registration fees are as follows: 20x20 foot plot $20(R)/$29(N); 10x10 foot plot $10(R)/$19(N). Click here for more information on the program, including registration forms and key dates.
Monday, February 25, 2013
Share photos of your snowman by uploading them below. Be sure to check out the Oswegoland Park District's Snowman contest as well.
There's finally some snow on the ground in Oswego, meaning it's finally time to build some snowmen and forts and hit the sledding hills. The Oswegoland Park District is holding their annual 'Snowman Snapshot Contest' to celebrate the season with the winning snowman maker earning the prize of six day passes to the Civic Center Aquatic Park for the summer of 2013. Entries may be received up until March 15 for the Park District contest. Upload your own photos to the Patch and share your creative snowmen by clicking the "upload" button next to the photos. Then drop by the Oswegland Park District site for information on submitting to the contest. May the best (snow)man win!
Thursday, February 14, 2013
A paved parking lot and new lighting are a few of the projects on tap.
Chances are, especially if you have a kid in baseball, softball or soccer, you’ve at some point made it out to Prairie Point Community Park in Oswego. The park, located between Grove and Plainfield roads near Prairie Point Elementary, is what Oswegoland Park District executive director Rich Zielke called the “crown jewel” of many of the parks dotting Oswego. And now the park is getting some improvements to make it even better. “There’s a lot of activity that can take place there,” said Zielke, citing the baseball and soccer fields, splash pad and skate park. “The programs that are using those ballfields are just growing and growing.” As such, the board approved in a vote 4-0 to award Oswego based Utility Dynamics Corp. a contract to …
Monday, February 11, 2013
Dave Krahn was appointed in the vacant space left after ex-commissioner Leonard Wass resigned from the board in December.
The Oswegoland Park Board appointed Dave Krahn as the new commissioner at their Thursday night meeting. Krahn takes over the spot left vacant by previous commissioner Leonard Wass, who left the board in December, who believed the board puts the taxpayer's interest last and was out of touch with community interests. Wass had over four years left of his six-year term, but Krahn will only remain as commissioner until the 2015 election, said board president Bob Mattingly. At that election the last two years of the seat will be placed on the ballot. “In spite of what some may think, an individual park board or commissioner does not have the authority to make these rules,” said Mattingly of the appointment procedures. Mattingly, reading from a …
Friday, November 23, 2012
Commissioner Leonard Wass’ primary residence is in doubt by fellow commissioners.
To have a seat on the Oswegoland Park District board, one’s primary residence must be within the boundaries of the district. Park Board commissioners, who are often at odds with fellow Commissioner Len Wass, claim that Wass, elected to the Park Board in April 2011, does not consider Oswego his primary residence. At the Park Board meeting last week during the board's tax levy discussion, Wass was vocal for cutting the tax levy by 20 percent, while the rest of the board wanted the levy unchanged. During the conversation, Wass told the public gathered at the meeting, “They want me off the board so they don’t have to hear me stand up for you.” That remark sparked a discussion of Wass’ primary residence. Board President Bob Mattingly tried …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Commissioners hear from Kendall County Tax Revolt members before vote.
After intense public commentary and discussion between commissioners, the Oswegoland Park District Board voted to approve this year’s tax levy with a reduction of 5 percent from last year. Prior to the tax levy discussion, several community members spoke in support of a Kendall County non-binding 20 percent levy reduction that 71 percent of voters approved Election Day. Jan Alexander, a member of the Kendall County Property Tax Revolt, said she wanted the park board to take the cuts seriously. “Your services don’t save lives,” she said. “We want some cuts.” Oswego resident Richard Ayers added that the “board doesn’t have proper respect for citizens.” Another resident,, Dave Peterson, said he felt the park district wasn’t a luxury and that…
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Send your letters to the editor to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Not every November day offers you temperatures climbing to 70 degrees, so we were thrilled to have the 28th Annual Gobbler Hobbler and Mashed Potato Mile under those circumstances this past Saturday. We had 645 people come out to race in the 10k, and 417 people on the Mashed Potato Mile. Our congratulations to our overall winners: Charles Thornton with a time of 37:44 and Lauren Farley who finished in 42:18. Both went home with turkeys for their Thanksgiving table. The Mashed Potato Mile was led by Domingo Gonzalez and Jenna Metcalf. They enjoyed their ceremonial bowl of mashed potatoes after the race along with their Fastest Miler trophies. While having a new course two years in a row can be a challenge, and we missed a downpour that…