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.


Recognized Dedication to Service

To show appreciation, the Town of Oshkosh would like to recognize their service to our community.

Jason Wolfgram served one two-year term as Town Supervisor. Wolfgram was a voice on the town board. He was active in responding to several stray animal calls and many other concerns by residents and property owners. We wish Jason well on any of his future endeavors.

Joan Guenther served as a Chief Election Inspector for approximately 23-24 years and decided to retire. She was an explementary role model for other Election Inspectors. Joan is still active as the business secretary of the Edgewood Shangri-La Sanitary District in the Town of Oshkosh serving 65 households.

The town is grateful to people like you who are willing to step up and serve the public. It truly is an honorable act to serve the community. No matter how small or large the contribution, this service does make a difference and makes for a better place for everyone.

On behalf of all Town of Oshkosh residents, we wish to recognize and thank you.

William (Bill) Demler is the newly elected Town Supervisor with his term beginning April 16, 2019. We welcome Bill joining the town board. He is looking forward to serving our constituents.


Spring Election

Town of Oshkosh, WI, April 2, 2019, Today voting at the polls is open until 8pm at the town hall, 230 E. Cty. Rd. Y, Oshkosh, WI 54901.

To find out what is on your ballot, view at My Vote Wisconsin website at:
https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/PreviewMyBallot

Proof of registration documentation is required to register to vote. Photo ID is required to receive a ballot. A current driver’s license can serve for both requirements. More information can be found on our election page.

This is the last schedule election for 2019 year.

Please contact the town clerk concerning any questions you may have.