Oswego Village Hall 102020

Oswego Village Hall. (WSPYnews.com photo by Mark Harrington).

Ten hours spread over three meetings await the Oswego Village Board as it works towards a new strategic plan that will pinpoint  its future path. 

Already village board trustees know the top three priorities. Identifying, then constructing, a new water source among four options, the reconstruction and widening of Wolf’s Crossing Road, and the start-up of a Metra Commuter Train Station are the three. Wolf’s Crossing and Metra are two projects to carry over from the previous strategic plan.

Various meeting starting times will be held at the village hall, all open to the public. First up for the village board will be governance, as Oswego Village Administrator Dan DiSanto explains.

In the last plan, the village of Oswego created a document with priorities, desired outcomes, key outcome indicators, targets, and strategic initiatives. The strategic priorities were divided into the areas of finance, operations, customer, growth, and workforce. 

The village board also may re-examine its vision, mission, and values statements. 

Budgeted cost for the project is $14,350. Craig Rapp will be the same consultant from the previous strategic plan, a lower cost than other consultants, said DiSanto.

All department heads will be part of the meetings and engaged with the village board. 

Delays resulting from the pandemic caused the village to wait until now after the former three-year plan expired in 2020.  

During the last strategic plan process, the village board approved the plan at its February meeting. However, DiSanto says it could be November or by the end of the year. The plan will be on the village website once approved.

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