With winter weather approaching, we want to take the time to issue a friendly reminder to our residents that shoveling your sidewalks is required within a 24 hour period of any snowfall Per section 6-2-7 of the Osseo Code of Ordinances. We hope everyone continues to have a wonderful 2021.
Notification of Noncandidacy – Third Ward
Incumbent Duane H. Fredrick has filed a “Certificated of Noncandidacy” with the City Clerk for the upcoming Spring Election to be held on Tuesday, April 6th, 2021.
For further information, please contact Blyann Johnson at (715) 597-2207 or [email protected]
City brush site is now closed
The City of Osseo brush site is now closed until spring of 2021. Thanks to the weather we have been having this year, we were able to keep the brush site open almost a month longer than we normally do. If any of our citizens have any questions about the closure, please feel free to reach out to City hall for more information.
Brush Site Closing December 6th for the season
Due to the warm weather we have been experiencing, the City decided to keep the brush disposal site open after the 2nd weekend in November this year. However, We will be closing the brush site at the end of the day on Saturday December 5th.
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.
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.
Recycling Center Closed July 4th
The Recycling Center will be closed in observation of Independence Day July 4th 2020.