2020 CDBG Grant Funding

Gov. Evers, DOA Secretary Brennan Announce More Than $36 million for Public Infrastructure and Facility Projects

 

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers, with Wisconsin Department of Administration (DOA) Secretary Joel Brennan, today announced more than $36 million in funding for 42 public infrastructure and facility projects across Wisconsin. The funding is awarded to local units of government as part of a competitive grant process for the 2020 Community Development Block Grants for Public Facilities (CDBG-PF) program.

“This funding is not only critical to public safety, but to improving Wisconsin communities across our state where folks enjoy living, working, learning, and recreating,” said Gov. Evers. “These 42 projects will benefit Wisconsinites from Antigo to Whitehall and will bolster our communities.”

“Investing in core infrastructure services ensures Wisconsinites can remain proud of the communities in which they live, work and raise families, as well as maintain a positive and healthy quality of life,” said DOA Secretary Brennan.

The grants will be used by local governments to assist with infrastructure and facility projects totaling more than $72 million. The projects include but are not limited to water, stormwater, and sanitary sewer improvements and replacement activities, as well as sidewalk and surface street projects, and blight elimination activities. 

Administered through the DOA Division of Energy, Housing and Community Resources, CDBG-PF grants are open to all units of general and local governments that do not receive CDBG awards directly through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). CDBG-PF grants have the programmatic goals of:

·         ensuring the affordability of basic services that enhance community vitality;

·         supporting the revitalization of established neighborhoods, downtown business districts, and blighted sites;

·         assisting with capital improvement projects that support previous planning efforts and are part of broader community development strategies;

·         improving the accessibility of public facilities; and

·         encouraging the use of energy-efficient design, retrofitting, and equipment, as well as projects that benefit bicyclists and pedestrians.

More information regarding CDBG-PF grants is available here. A list of 2020 CDBG-PF awardees, grant amounts, and total project costs is available here

The City of Osseo has been awarded the 2020 Community Development Block Grant from the Wisconsin Department of Administration. The 1 million dollar grant will go towards replacing Water and sewer mains as well as a complete reconstruction of 5th Street, Pine Street, Park Avenue, West Street and Clark Street. This is all thanks to our community members who helped the City with the application process. We thank you all and look forward to the incredible improvements that this will provide the area.


Water Main Break

There was a water main break on Hwy 10 due to a drilling rig hitting our services. The City crew is currently finishing fixing the issue. Residents who were affected by the outage should have their water pressure restored now. Thank you for your patience with us through this process. 


Visit Osseo

The City of Osseo recently partnered with with team at Visit Eau Claire in order to boost our tourism outreach and attract new visitors to our area. Check out their website here to learn more.


Congratulations Amy Rindahl

Congratulations to our own Amy Rindahl for her selection as the Wisconsin Rural Water Association’s Administrative Professional of the Year! Amy’s hard work and dedication to the City of Osseo is an intregal part of what keeps the City of Osseo at the forefront of rural utility systems. Thank you so much for everything you do and congratulations again Amy.


Garber Band Shell

The Garber Band Shell is a proposed structure in Central Park that will provide a platform for music in the park. More information can be found by following the link to the website


Boulevard Tree Removal and Replacement

   Some of our residents may have noticed the town looking a little less green this year. Our streets department has removed more than 60 ash trees this spring in response to the growing Emerald Ash Borer problem in our area. We plan on removing more trees this fall. The City currently has over 300 ash trees, which are highly susceptible to the Ash Borer.

    In the next few weeks, the City will be planting 50 trees to replace the ones that were removed this spring. We have already received several calls regarding the need for more tree removals around the City. This issue is being addressed and we are removing and replacing the trees in a scheduled fashion depending on the severity of the impact on individual trees. We will continue to remove and replace the trees as needed. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this process, please contact City Hall at 715-597-2207.