Missed trash pickup

We just received a message saying any missed trash pickup this week from Monday, July 19th, Waste Management will be picking up today, Thursday, July 22, 2021, and will be in the area around 11am (give or take).

Areas and known roads are Andrew, Schneider, Ulman, Richards, Roberts, Sky Ranch, and County Rd T.

Persons receiving this message and are included in this area, please share this information with your neighbors.


Vinland Street project is complete

Town of Oshkosh, Winnebago County, WI

The Town of Oshkosh is excited to report that within this past week the Vinland Street project is complete! Looking great is about 1-1/2 miles of a newly asphalted road with freshly painted lines.

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Vinland Street after construction

In the spring of 2020, we were notified that the Town of Oshkosh was a recipient of the Multimodal Local Supplement (MLS) grant award that amended into an LRIP funding 90% of the project by the State. The Town of Oshkosh submitted application was coordinated effort with and included the City of Oshkosh as a co-sponsor, along with input from Winnebago County.

Our engineer immediately went to work, bidding the project, lining up the schedule, preparing to begin construction mid-summer. The project stalled when Wisconsin Public Service and the communication company decided to upgrade services in road right-of-way that took longer than expected, postponing the project to 2021.  

As soon as weather permitted, the project started back up in April 2021 with ditch work making it to completion by the end of June.

The lead players in getting it done, and a huge thank you goes out to our engineers Mike Siewert and Abby Maslanka of Martenson & Eisele, Inc., being the driving force, and Northeast Asphalt for their professional product.

We are thankful for the funding from the State of Wisconsin and to the Wisconsin Towns Association (TAC, Town Advocacy Council, executive committee) for pushing hard for more transportation aid to rural communities allowing for this much-needed road re-construction to move forward.

Pre-construction photos below.

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Holiday weekend – Curbside pickup

This is a quick reminder that curbside trash and recycle pickup remains on Monday, July 5, 2021, even though some could be enjoying a workday off on Monday in honor of Independence Day.


New Fire Chief announcement

Please welcome our new Fire Chief Steve Gawaresky with the term beginning July 1, 2021. Gawaresky has served on the department since 2006 and an Assistant Fire Chief from 2019 to 2021.

As Todd Zak retires from the Fire Chief position, Zak will continue as the Assistant Fire Chief to ensure a smooth transition. Zak joined the department in 1988 and served as Fire Chief from 2012-2021.

Steve Gawaresky
Town of Oshkosh Fire Chief

The Town of Oshkosh recently acknowledged Steve Karow’s retirement from the Volunteer Fire Department. Karow served on the department since 1979, a whopping 42-years of dedication! We take this moment to honor his service to our community and wish him well on his next life’s chapter.

Todd Zak presents a plaque to Steve Karow in honor of his retirement on June 28, 2021.
Carol Kaufmann created a fire fighter quilt given to Steve Karow as a retirement gift. Jason Selwitschka is holding up the other end of the quilt.

Do not include plastic bags in curbside co-mingle recyclables!

The Town was informed by Winnebago County Solid Waste that there appears to be a fair amount of plastic bags (as in grocery and other plastic bags) mixed in with the co-mingle recyclables. Waste Management is telling us that the material recovery facilities, fully automated, are becoming much stricter and can be costly/dangerous to remove the bags entwined in the equipment.

Winnebago County Solid Waste said they will continue to monitor the situation and if a change is not made to future loads of recyclables from Town of Oshkosh residents there may be charged for contamination fees, landfilled and invoiced as trash, and/or turned away from their facility.

Bottom-line, it will cost YOU more. Please, no plastic bags in recyclables.

Please share this information with your neighbors and other Town of Oshkosh residents.

Generally, your local grocery stores accept plastic bags for recycle purpose and must bring it there.

Link to Winnebago County Solid Waste letter

Plastic bags mixed in with the co-mingle recyclables. PLEASE, NO PLASTICS BAGS.

Using a clear plastic bag to place your co-mingle inside and set out at the road is still okay only do not put the plastic bags from stores in with the co-mingle. Also, any sandwich or quart storage bags are not allowed, put those in the trash.

An alternative is use a plastic tote or a smaller trash can to put your co-mingle in, loose, without any bag.

No plastic bags; No sharps; No cords, chains, wires; No clothing, towels, bedding; No liquids, food, or other trash contaminates.
Do’s and Don’ts, please follow this guideline

Spring Election Information April 6, 2021

TOWN OF OSHKOSH, Winnebago County, Wisconsin.

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

Questions? Call 920-235-7771 or email clerk@town.oshkosh.wi.gov

ELECTION DAY is Tuesday, April 6, 2021, for the Spring Election.
Polling Place: Town Hall, 230 E Cty Rd Y, Oshkosh WI 54901
Polling Place Hours:  7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Ballot Sample

Ballot styles in this election differ by the school district you live in. Link to view ballot below:

Ballot Sample – Oshkosh School District

Ballot Sample – Winneconne School District


Voter Registration

Register by Mailprint application, include a copy of Proof of Residency.
Mail to: Town of Oshkosh, 1076 Cozy Ln, Oshkosh WI 54901

Register In-Person with Clerk, by appointment, 920-235-7771

Register at the Polling Place on Election Day, 7am to 8pm

Update your registration if you have a name change or address change online, mailed, or in-person.

Timeline and deadline dates when registering to vote, learn more.

Having difficulties and need assistance or have questions? Call the town clerk 920-235-7771.


Absentee Voting

Apply Online for an Absentee Ballot mailed to you. My Vote Wisconsin website: https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/. Click on Vote Absentee. Photo ID upload will be required if you don’t already have one on file with the clerk.

Apply by Mailprint application, include a copy of Photo ID.
Mail to: Town of Oshkosh, 1076 Cozy Ln, Oshkosh WI 54901

Witness Requirements for mailed or dropped off ballots: Every absentee ballot is required to have the voter signature, date, witness signature and witness address on the return envelope in order to be counted. State law requires that the voter must show their unmarked ballot to their witness prior to marking their ballot in their presence (Wis. Stat. §6.87(2)). The witness then signs the certification indicating the proper voting procedure has been followed. If a ballot has not been voted in the presence of the witness, a witness cannot certify that the unmarked ballot was shown to them. The voter should request a replacement ballot from their municipal clerk in these situations.

In-Person Absentee Voting period. The period begins Tuesday, March 23, 2021 until April 2, 2021, conducted at the clerk’s home office. You will remain in your vehicle while the process is conducted. Call to schedule an appointment at 920-235-7771 or email clerk@town.oshkosh.wi.gov. Further instructions will be provided at that time.

A common misunderstanding: in-person voted ballots, also known as “early voting”, is an absentee ballot that is NOT opened and counted until Election Day.


Return Absentee Delivery Methods

  • USPS mail, 1st class postage stamp adhered to the return envelope.
  • Hand-deliver to clerk, contact clerk.
  • Drop-off Box, instructions are provided along with your mailed absentee ballot.

April is Fair Housing Month

Because April is Fair Housing Month, the Town of Oshkosh Board issued a Proclamation March 22, 2021 as a reminder to rental/lease of apartment businesses that the Fair Housing Act prohibits this discrimination because of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, and disability.

Resources:
1-800-669-9777 (toll free)
1-800-927-9275 (TTY)
www.hud.gov/fairhousing

Further information can be found at the following websites:


Notice of trash pickup delay

The Town of Oshkosh has been notified that a section of the town, trash/recycle pickup is delayed and will picked up on Tuesday, March 9, 2021, due to truck breakdown.

The section is defined as County Road A to the lake; from E. Snell Rd. north to Indian Pt. Rd.

Waste Management apologizes for the inconvenience.


February 16, 2021 Spring Primary Information

TOWN OF OSHKOSH, Winnebago County, Wisconsin.

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

Questions? Call 920-235-7771 or email clerk@town.oshkosh.wi.gov

ELECTION DAY is Tuesday, February 16, 2021,
for the Spring Primary Election.
Polling Place: Town Hall, 230 E Cty Rd Y, Oshkosh WI 54901
Polling Place Hours:  7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Ballot Sample

Candidates’ web page links running for State Superintendent below:

Jill Underly web page

Deborah Kerr web page

Steve Krull web page

Shandowlyon Shawn Hendricks-Williams web page

Troy Gunderson web page

Joe Fenrick web page

Sheila Briggs web page


Voter Registration

Register by Mailprint application, include a copy of Proof of Residency.
Mail to: Town of Oshkosh, 1076 Cozy Ln, Oshkosh WI 54901

Register In-Person with Clerk, by appointment, 920-235-7771

Register at the Polling Place on Election Day, 7am to 8pm

Update your registration if you have a name change or address change online, mailed, or in-person.

Timeline and deadline dates when registering to vote, learn more.

Having difficulties and need assistance or have questions? Call the town clerk 920-235-7771.


Absentee Voting

Apply Online for an Absentee Ballot mailed to you. My Vote Wisconsin website: https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/. Click on Vote Absentee. Photo ID upload will be required if you don’t already have one on file with the clerk.

Apply by Mailprint application, include a copy of Photo ID.
Mail to: Town of Oshkosh, 1076 Cozy Ln, Oshkosh WI 54901

Witness Requirements for mailed or dropped off ballots: Every absentee ballot is required to have the voter signature, date, witness signature and witness address on the return envelope in order to be counted. State law requires that the voter must show their unmarked ballot to their witness prior to marking their ballot in their presence (Wis. Stat. §6.87(2)). The witness then signs the certification indicating the proper voting procedure has been followed. If a ballot has not been voted in the presence of the witness, a witness cannot certify that the unmarked ballot was shown to them. The voter should request a replacement ballot from their municipal clerk in these situations.

In-Person Absentee Voting period. The period begins Tuesday, February 2, 2021 until February 12, 2021, conducted at the clerk’s home office. You will remain in your vehicle while the process is conducted. Call to schedule an appointment at 920-235-7771 or email clerk@town.oshkosh.wi.gov. Further instructions will be provided at that time.

A common misunderstanding: in-person voted ballots, also known as “early voting”, is an absentee ballot that is NOT opened and counted until Election Day.


Return Absentee Delivery Methods

  • USPS mail, 1st class postage stamp adhered to the return envelope.
  • Hand-deliver to clerk, contact clerk.
  • Drop-off Box, instructions are provided along with your mailed absentee ballot.

Recycle Calendar – Garbage curbside pick-up

A company change to curbside pickup service took place in the Town of Oshkosh in early November by Waste Management’s acquisition of Advance Disposal Service.

The primary operating location for our area is now in Berlin, WI.

The former Advance Disposal Omro location is now a new company called GFL, and they only offer commercial disposal, no residential curbside pickup, which was part of the acquisition judgement.

Please make a note that the new customer service contact phone number has changed. For Waste Management customer service 855-207-5817.

A magnet calendar will be in the mail last week of December.

Until residents receive the magnet calendar, you may print or view the 8-1/2 x 11 sheet of the 2021 recycle dates, click here.