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The former Fox Valley Winery is set to be converted into a funeral home. ( photo by Mark Harrington).

There was no opposition from residents near a proposed undertaking and funeral home between two long-time subdivisions on Route 34 at the Oswego Village Board, which unanimously approved the special use permit for the business at its meeting this week.

That’s after seven people spoke against the project and two in support before the Oswego Plan Commission on February 4th.  The plan commission and Oswego village staff each sent advisory recommendations for the project.

Matt Bauman, who is a funeral director for a Roselle firm and a Oswego School District 308 board member, spoke to the board about the funeral parlor. He addressed concerns about chemical waste.

Residents had voiced concerns about increased traffic and chemical waste disposal. No parking signs will be installed on nearby streets, landscaping will screen one parking lot, and a no left turn sign will prevent traffic from entering the West Street residential area. In addition, crematory services will not be permitted. Parking for 53 vehicles is available beyond the village’s 20 car minimum. 

Besides Oswego, Bauman sees business also coming from Yorkville and Montgomery.  The funeral home will occupy the former Fox Valley Winery business.

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