The State of Oaklawn in the eyes of a parent
The season of new city and county redistricting is upon us.
The city has adopted policies consistent with the recommendations of the Oshkosh Sustainability Advisory Board regarding Sustainable Streets.
New law requires a voter ID card effective 2012. While the law creates barriers to voting, you can take steps to ensure you are not shut out.
Learn about our region's transit strategies, and become engaged to voice your support
Monday, June 16, 2008
Friday, June 13, 2008
County positions are up for election this year. The pay is good:
2009 - $62,346
2010 - $64,216
2011 - $66,142
2012 - $68,126
They also include full benefits.
All positions are partisan; currently held by Republicans. Each of these positions have staff that assist in the duties and are managed by the office holder.
The positions are:
County Clerk: The County Clerk is the chief election official for Winnebago County and is responsible for the election process in Winnebago County.
This includes: Registering candidates running for county offices, Coordinating election programming information between municipal and school district clerks, Coordinating voting equipment vendor and printer
Setting up and preparing ballots, Providing election forms and supplies to municipal clerks, Recording election results on election night and maintaining records of same, Conducting county canvass of elections
Preparing and filing appropriate election reports with the State Elections Board, Maintaining election and financial records of candidates and election committees, Provide Statewide Voter Registration System (SVRS) services to county municipalities, Updating and maintaining voter records and running poll lists and various SVRS reports
Issue and file documentation including: Work Permits for children between the ages of 12 and 17, Hunting/Fishing Licenses for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Dog Licenses
Other services provided by the County Clerk’s Office: Secretary to the County Board, Prepare/Publish Legal Notices, Document Retention
Customer Service, Official Directory
County Treasurer: Duties include the following"
Tax Collection, Assist public for tax requests and inquiries, Receipting of postponed and delinquent property tax payments
Agricultural use penalty, Verification of taxes paid for plat maps and CSM's, Tax Settlement - Receive collection data from municipalities
Upload and verify collection data, Pay all taxing jurisdictions
Foreclosure , Issuance of tax certificates, In-Rem tax foreclosure, Preparation and sale of foreclosed property
Register of Deeds Duties include:
Land Records: Record, index, and preserve all properly prepared documents for recording and/or filing. Provides assistance to the public, title companies, attorneys and other county offices with searching real estate documents
Vital Records: File, index and accurately preserve all birth, death, marriage and military discharge records, Assists genealogists, Collects fees on behalf of Winnebago County and the State of Wisconsin Works to protect the public from identity theft and fraud
Universal Commercial Code: Record, index and preserve copies of all realty related Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) documents
Child Support Lien Docket: Record, index, and preserve copies of child support arrears
Safe Rides for Youth in Oshkosh: Friday and Saturday Nights, 10:00 p.m.-2:00 a.m. 920-236-2646 (Teen Safe Rides number)
Safe Rides is designed to provide a free and confidential safe ride home to any student who is not in a condition to drive safely. Or any student who wants to avoid being a passenger in such a situation, or who just needs a safe ride home.
Sitters may find themselves in the unpleasant position of accepting a ride home from a parent who has returned home partially intoxicated. Date difficulty, fights, or simply being left behind all can leave a teen without a ride home.
Oshkosh Teen Safe Rides needs adult volunteers to act as a supervisor and provide assistance. You need to be 21. Volunteer shifts are Friday and Saturday from 9:45 pm to 2:30 am. Youth volunteers are needed to be receivers, dispatchers, navigators, and drivers. Shifts are the same as adults. You can work once a month if that fits your schedule.
For more information, Peg Larson at (920) 231-3005.
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Sunday, June 8, 2008
My wife and I left the house around 1:30p.m. today, to see if the art fair at South Park was canceled, which it was. It was bright and sunny at this point. We decided, instead, to go see the new Indiana Jones film. We cut back to 9th and took it to Koeller, where we noticed the first major flooding... near the Walgreens parking lot. There was an unfortunate purple van stuck in a rather large puddle with the front bumper almost under water. We proceeded north on Koeller to the Marcus cinema where we discovered that the ENTIRE parking lot for the strip mall behind the theater was under water, and there was no way in (and the theater was probably closed anyway). So we decided to head north to Appleton for the movie, and see how things had dried up when we got home. Except when we left the theater it was raining again.
We went back to 9th & Koeller. This time somebody's Toyota was stalled out and they were pushing it out of the water, followed by a police escort. We tried to take 9th into downtown, but the situation had grown much worse. We were forced to turn back, but not before witnessing a scene I will kick myself for many weeks to come for not photographing. On a cross street with 9th, I can't remember which, I saw a group of children floating around on innertubes in the middle of the street and my wife saw a kayaker along with them... in the middle of the street. (Did I mention this was in the middle of the street?) We were in a panic, because we had to get turned around, so that photo is forever lost. We finally made it home after being stopped on several roads. (Hwy 21 was clear, at least when we came into town.)
Be careful out there people! Watch your basements. Make sure your storm drains are clear.
Please, feel free to post your own observations in comments or e-mail stories and photos to email@example.com
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Stuarts Landscaping in Oshkosh is hosting guest speaker Sandy Baker of the Humane Society of the United States, Deer Solutions MD and Animal Advocates of Howard County on Sunday, June 8. Sandy will be offering two sessions discussing ways to deer-proof your gardens and yard.
The first seminar starting at 10:30 and running until 12:00 and the second seminar starting at 1:00 and running until 2:30. This seminar is FREE so come out and join us to learn more on how to keep our friendly creatures away from our gardens.
The programs will take place at Stuart's Landscaping in Oshkosh 2957 Brooks Rd. Oshkosh, WI 54904. For more information, contact (920) 233-0803.