In the interest of public safety due to the still active coronavirus, the City of Osseo will not be opening the swimming pool this summer. There are a number of variables involved in this decision, including potential virus spread, lack of lifeguard certification classes, reduced days of operations, and the anticipation of the likelihood of statewide ban on such activities. Due to the length of time it takes to get the pool ready for operation and the time it takes for certification courses, we would be unable to maintain our normal pool schedule and given the unknowns surrounding COVID-19, the decision to open needs to be addressed now. As much as the City would like to have the swimming pool up and running for everyone to enjoy, the safe and most economic action is to keep the facility closed for the 2020 season.
As of June 1st 2020, the Osseo Area Recycling Center will no longer be excepting magazines or wax paper covered cardboard. After ongoing discussion with several area Material Recovery Facilities, we are no longer able to process these materials. Corrugated cardboard products will still be accepted at the Recycling Center. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause to our citizens.
Osseo Area Recycling Center will resume regularly scheduled hours
The Recycling Center will be resuming Saturday hours again starting Saturday April 18th. We will still be practicing social distancing and will be setting up recycling bins in a way that mitigates person to person contact. Thank you for being patient with us during this trying time.
Starting the 1st of October, HAAS and Sons of Eau Claire will be completing two separate projects for the City of Osseo. The 7th street gravel parking lot will be paved over with adequate parking spots and handicap stalls being installed for increased parking in the downtown area. In addition to this, the City is putting in an observation deck next to the parking lot overlooking the river. The project is expected to be completed by November 1st. The second project will be the installation of a functional ADA compliant parking area in front of Hauge Memorial Library. This project is expected to begin on the 14th of October, and will be completed by the 1st of November. The Library will be making appropriate accommodations for access through the rear entrance. If you have any questions or concerns related to these projects, please contact the City at 715- 597-2207.
The City of Osseo is in the process of completing a full revaluation of property assessments for the 2019 assessment year. Over the next several weeks, Kevin Irwin, the CITY ASSESSOR, will be conducting onsite inspections (interior and exterior). Please notice that the Assessor has certain statutory authority to enter onto property to view the real and/or personal property being assessed (secs. 943.13 and 943.15 Wis. Stats). If you have any questions regarding this process, please call City Hall at (715) 597-2207.