Feb 18, 2020 – Spring Primary Election – Timeline

TOWN OF OSHKOSH, WI, In-person absentee voting is being conducted by appointment starting January 29, 2020 through Friday, February 14, 2020. To stay informed of any future announcements please subscribe.

To schedule an appointment please call 920-235-7771 or email message to townofoshkosh@gmail.com.

Important! Please check to confirm that you are contacting the correct municipal clerk for voter registration and absentee voting. To quickly find this information, visit MyVote.wi.gov website

Absentee ballot applications that were on file with the clerk have been mailed or emailed on January 24, 2020. From this date forward, applications received by mail, email, or online are sent the following day.

To register to vote, update name or address, and/or request an absentee ballot ONLINE, visit MyVote.wi.gov website

What is on my ballot? View sample ballot

More election information is found on our Election Page.

Timeline of events:

January

29     Last day for electors to register to vote by mail or online to vote in the General Election. Mailed registrations must be postmarked no later than this date. (After this date, electors must register in-person in the municipal clerk’s office or at the polls on Election Day). To schedule an in-person appointment with town clerk call 920-235-7771 or email townofoshkosh@gmail.com.

February

8     Last day for electors to begin to acquire residence for the Spring Primary Election. Electors moving after this date may vote from their prior address.

13        Last Day (5:00 p.m.) for regular and permanent overseas electors to request absentee ballots by mail (online, email) for the Spring Primary Election.

14     Last Day (5:00 p.m.) for indefinitely confined electors and military electors, not on active duty away from their residence to request absentee ballots by mail (online, email) for the Spring Primary Election.

14     Last Day (5:00 p.m.) for electors to register to vote in the municipal clerk’s office or other designated location(s).  To schedule an appointment with town clerk call 920-235-7771 or email townofoshkosh@gmail.com.

14       Last day (5:00 p.m.) for electors to vote by absentee ballot in-person with the municipal clerk for the Town of Oshkosh residents in the Spring Primary Election. To schedule an appointment with town clerk call 920-235-7771 or email townofoshkosh@gmail.com.

18        Spring Primary Election. Vote at the polling place. Register to vote at the polling place. Polling hours are 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m at the town hall, 230 E. County Rd Y, Oshkosh WI 54901.

Polling Place on Election Day address is:

Town of Oshkosh town hall
230 E County Rd Y, Oshkosh WI 54901

Be Prepared

You must have Proof of Residency to register to vote.

You must have Photo ID to vote.


EMS letter to town residents

The Town of Oshkosh Volunteer Fire Department has an Emergency Medical Responder unit made up of 15 members that are trained in and licensed with the state of Wisconsin Advanced First Aide They respond with Gold Cross Ambulance which is the ambulance service that is contracted by the Town of Oshkosh to provide paramedic level care to the town of Oshkosh.

It all starts with a call to 911. The Town of Oshkosh EMS is then made aware of the emergency by way of a paging system that each member carries on them, and they respond as they are able to. Simultaneously, the ambulance is also dispatched to the same emergency.  Our response to the scene averages between 5-10 minutes, and we average 4 responders to each scene.

We meet monthly for a business meeting and continuing education where we go over our equipment and do skills updates. These meetings are at the Town of Oshkosh Fire station and are on the Third Monday of the month.

Each responder is equipped with their own medical bag to asses vital signs. We also have airway equipment, bleeding control as well as an Automated External Defibrillators to aide in reviving cardiac arrest individuals. Our responders are also trained in advanced skills such as Epinephrine for allergic reactions, Supra glottic airways to assist in ventilating a person that is not breathing on their own, Narcan for reversal of narcotic overdose emergencies, Cervical restrictive devices to maintain the neck and cervical spine in a straight line to prevent damage to the spinal cord when a patient has a fall or accident that potentially has caused a fracture to the back and/or neck. Our personnel also carry Carbon monoxide detectors to make sure our environment is safe when we are taking care of a sick person in the home or workplace that may have been exposed to carbon monoxide.

Our group is dedicated to our town and provides Stop the Bleed training as well as CPR training free of cost to our town residents. There are no set times that we respond it is 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. During all weather types, we respond from wherever we are in the community.

Our group is led by a service director, Jason Selwitschka, who is a Critical Care Paramedic. Our team has a variety of licensed personnel that do have career jobs in other areas such as industry, Fire and Rescue, Healthcare, Dairy farms and truck drivers. Our medical director is Dr. Mark Westfall that oversees our group’s medical protocols and medical care.

Our budget is primarily from the Town of Oshkosh tax base and donations from the community from fundraisers and other grants. We do not charge for our response and our volunteers are paid a stipend for response to cover gas and wear and tear on our personal vehicles.

EMRWe are passionate in what we do and provide great care to our Town residents and those visitors that are passing through on our roadways. Feel free to contact the service director if you have any questions or would like more information on what we do.

If you are interested in joining the Town of Oshkosh Fire or EMS departments complete the application and submit to the department.


Property Tax Bills available for viewing online

2019/2020 tax bills are available for viewing and to print a copy online at the Winnebago County website.

Tax bills were printed on December 10, 2019, and are being processed for mailing. Update: Mailed Tuesday, Dec. 17th.

Visit our Property Tax page.


Notice of Temporary Railroad Crossing Closure

The company Warning Light, hired by the railroad, informed the Town of Oshkosh that the Sherman Road and Indian Point railroad crossing will be closed temporarily for track repairs and additions.

Scheduled dates are: September 30, 2019, to October 4, 2019 (5-days)

Canadian National is doing the work. Questions should be directed to their customer service office at 888-888-5909.

Please consider alternative routes during the closure dates.


Request for Proposal (RFP)

Special Project-Grant Administrative Services for the community in the WMHI Area

For CDBG Special Public Facility (SP-PF) Project
Submit deadline is Monday, October 7, 2019

Link to view or print documents for detailed RFP (Request for Proposal) under “Apply for” navigation tab, >Bids, Proposals, Qualifications.

The Town of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, and/or its designated representative is seeking proposals for grant administrative services relating to the Winnebago Area Utility Special Public Facilities Project. The Town of Oshkosh is applying for federal funding from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program for this project.  Proposals will be accepted for 1) provide grant administration services for a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) award (contingent upon award).


Scam Alert notice from Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office

Every year, citizens of Winnebago County lose thousands of dollars to the activities of scammers who bombard us with online, mail, door-to-door and telephone scams.

The Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office has seen the devastating effects scams can have on people and their families. One of the best ways to combat this kind of fraud is to help you take measures to prevent yourself from becoming a victim.

Follow these top 10 tips to protect yourself!

1. Watch out for scams- scammers target you anytime, anywhere, anyhow.

2. Don’t Respond- ignore suspicious emails, letters, house visits, phone calls or SMS messages- press ‘delete’, throw them out, shut the door or just hang up.

3. Don’t agree to an offer right away- do your research and seek independent advice if it involves significant money, time or commitment, and get the offer in writing.

4. Ask yourself who you’re dealing with- scammers pose as people or organizations that you know and trust.

5. Don’t let scammers push your buttons- scammers will play on your emotions to get what they want, including adopting a personal touch.

6. Keep your computer secure- always update your firewall, anti-virus and anti-spyware software, and only buy from a verified source.

7. Only pay online using a secure payment service- look for a URL starting with ‘https’ and a closed padlock symbol.

8. Never send money to someone you don’t know and trust- it’s rare to recover money from a scammer.

9. Protect your identity- your personal details are private and invaluable; keep them that way and away from scammers.

10. If you’ve spotted a scam, spread the word!- tell your family and friends, and report it to the Federal Trade.

If you did not fall victim to a scam

  1. Contact Deputy Peter Ehlert at pehlert@co.winnebago.wi.us with information about the attempted scam.  This will aid us in advising the community of potential scams targeting Winnebago County.
  2. Share this information with family and friends.

Most Recent Scams in Winnebago County….

Impersonating a Police Officer Scam

Winnebago County has recently been experiencing calls regarding an individual impersonating a Sheriff’s Deputy.

The individual calling will identify him/herself as a Deputy with the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office and inform you that there is a warrant out for your arrest and that if you do not satisfy the warrant immediately with them, Deputies will respond to your residence and place you under arrest.  THIS IS A SCAM!  Please do not respond to these individuals, as the Sheriff’s Office would never call you on the phone and ask for money.

IRS Scam Alert

The Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office has recently taken numerous reports of a caller alleging to be an agent of the Internal Revenue Service. During the conversation, the caller will explain that the recipient owes the IRS money, and will threaten a negative outcome if this isn’t paid immediately.

This is a scam! Please do not respond to these threats.  If you receive correspondence from the government, it will come through official correspondence, or a phone call in which they are not requesting any personal information from you.  If you are contacted by someone representing themselves from the IRS and are uncertain if it is a scam, ask to set up an official meeting at a local IRS office to address the issues at hand.

Please share this information with family and friends so they can avoid any potential victimization.  Should you receive any of this questionable communication please contact local law enforcement immediately!

WE Energies Scam Alert

Just recently, law enforcement agencies in Northeast Wisconsin have received reports of victims receiving calls from someone representing WE Energies.  The caller will say that they have been trying to get in touch with the victim for several weeks regarding unpaid bills, and if the bills are not paid by a specific time later that day, their utility services will be disconnected.  The caller then instructs the victim to purchase a pre-paid debit card and call them back and provide the debit card numbers.

The scammers appear to be making these calls from locations outside of the United States and the victims often report the callers have a foreign accent.  The scammers also have made audio recordings of a WE Energy customer service greeting and ask the victim to call a specific number for verification that the caller (the scammer) is in fact from We Energy.  Similar scams have been reported targeting Cable TV services as well. If you receive a phone call from any service provider, please contact the utility company directly and DO NOT purchase the pre-paid debit cards or give any personal information over the phone unless you initiate the call.  Also, report any such activity to your local law enforcement agency.


Nominate a Deserving Person

Do you know a friend or family member who deserves recognition for their service to the 53rd Assembly District? Representative Michael Schraa is currently seeking nominations for the First Responder of the Year Award.

Link to the page to complete your nomination is: http://legis.wisconsin.gov/assembly/53/schraa/first-responder-of-the-year-award-nomination-form/?fbclid=IwAR1Vhg8D8DlcGRB7p2FhwwQkVaZDPmJtKy_jVJcfmoe3e3ZE1vLDijzEnbc

More information about the award is stated is below.


Curbside pickup delay in some areas

Due to a truck breakdown, certain portions in the Town of Oshkosh did not have trash pickup Monday. Known areas are Island View, Schneider, Richards, Andrew, Ulman, Roberts, and Ulman.

Advanced Disposal is having a truck out for curbside pickup on Tuesday, July 23, 2019.

Please call their customer service phone line at 920-685-6666 if you have any other questions or concerns about this week’s pickup.

Link to pickup guidelines at Advanced Disposal’s website is:

https://www.advanceddisposal.com/wi/omro/omro-collection/guideline/oshkosh-wi-town-of

There is also a clickable button to receive alerts from the company regarding delays or announcements from Advanced Disposal on the website.

Advanced Disposal has recently been acquired by Waste Management and they are in the process of transitioning. Article: http://s2.q4cdn.com/222406865/files/doc_news/2019/06/News-Release-Advanced-Disposal-Stockholders-Approve-Acquisition-by-Waste-Management-Inc.-062819-FINAL.pdf


Request for Qualifications (RFQ) Proposal

WMHI Area
Special Project-Engineering Services

For the CDBG Special Project-Engineering Services (PF) Project
Deadline is Friday, June 21, 2019

Link to view or print documents for detailed RFQ (Request for Qualifications) under Apply for navigation tab, >Bids, Proposals, Qualifications.

The Town of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, and/or its designated representative is seeking qualifications for consulting services relating to the Winnebago Area CDBG Special Project-Engineering Project (PF).  The Town of Oshkosh is applying for federal funding from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program for this project.  The qualification will be accepted for engineering design for the grant (CDBG) award (contingent upon award).


Wood Chipper Operation Hours

Every Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until noon between the months of April and October town residents may drop off branches 2″ in thickness or less to be chipped at the town hall. Town residents are allowed to haul chips away for free during the same days and times.

Violators will be ticketed for activity outside of this timeframe.

This is a service for our Town of Oshkosh residents only.