Changes are coming to the snow removal program in the village of Oswego, and three will affect its residents.
Oswego Village Board President Troy Parlier has requested raising the reimbursement for damaged mailboxes from $75 to $100 since the current rate is 13 years old. Then he added these suggestions.
Oswego Public Works Director Jennifer Hughes told trustees how residential mailboxes are damaged.
Hughes also had this advice for residents.
But when mailboxes are damaged, the public works department inspects the damage and reimbursement occurs after a receipt is turned in from residents for the new mailbox. There is an appeal process for any rejection.
In other village board action this week,a downtown redevelopment agreement was unanimously approved for a Mexican restaurant that will assist in a water main in an alley to serve new and future businesses. A special service assessment taxing area for some parcels inside Washington, Adams, and South Main Street was tabled until the February 2nd meeting to allow village staff to gauge the correct amount. Also two public hearings on annexation agreements regarding Fox Ridge Stone and another for Emerson Creek have been delayed a month while attorneys continued to meet.
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