HEAD UP OSHKOSH: summer tradition returns, AquaHawk goes live, board is paid by Superintendent OK
Welcome to the May 31st edition of HEADS UP OSHKOSH, where you get a preview of the news you’ll hear and talk about this week. This is our 21st issue of 2021.
NOTICE TO READERS: Starting this week, HEADS UP OSHKOSH will appear on Mondays when the Examiner moves to a three times per week publication schedule.
TOP ARTICLES THIS WEEK:
- Memorial Day tradition returns to Oshkosh
- AquaHawk will live
- The school board will vote on the contract of the director general
- The design of the Lakeshore pavilion to be reviewed
- The Salvation Army paves the way for its expansion
- The farmer’s market begins a new season
Memorial Day tradition returns to Oshkosh
The city’s Memorial Day procession, which was canceled last year due to COVID, will depart at 9 a.m. from Jackson Street and Algoma Boulevard and proceed to Riverside Cemetery for a ceremony around 10 a.m. The day’s events begin at the South Park Veterans Memorial at 7 a.m. with the reading of the names of the fallen Oshkosh servicemen. To honor those lost at sea, a ceremony will be held at 8:00 a.m. at Riverside Park, east of the Main Street Bridge.
AquaHawk will live
The city is launching an online water monitoring system called AquaHawk. “By subscribing to this free service, customers can view water usage, receive timely leak alerts and monitor water spending,” said City Manager Mark Rohloff. “Customers can use the system to avoid unexpected high bills and costly water damage due to leaks.”
To sign up for AquaHawk, visit https://oshkwi.aquahawk.us/. Because it is web-based, residents can use it to monitor water usage even if they are away from home.
The school board will vote on the contract of the director general
The school board will meet on Tuesday afternoon to approve a contract for Bryan Davis, who has been chosen to be the next superintendent of the Oshkosh area school district.
The new contract will likely exceed the indemnity paid to the outgoing superintendent. In his current position as head of the Shorewood School District, Davis already earns more than the salary and benefits that were paid to Head of Schools Vickie Cartwright.
According to the Department of Education, Davis has a total salary of $ 183,683 and total benefits of $ 54,026.
The design of the Lakeshore pavilion is under review
The Planning Commission will meet on Tuesday to decide on the design of the four-season pavilion for Lakeshore Park. The structure will be located approximately where the maintenance building for the old golf course is located. Its core will consist of concrete and glass masonry. The roof will use “wood-look” metal panels and the terrace will be in composite wood. Staff recommend approval of the design.
The Salvation Army paves the way for its expansion
The Oshkosh Salvation Army will open Thursday for the expansion of its facilities on Algoma Boulevard.
The project will double the size of the group space. The first floor will have:
- An updated cafeteria and service area.
- A new auditorium / chapel.
- A renovated nursery / nursery space.
- Several updated classrooms / meeting rooms.
- Update of administration and social workers offices.
- Renovated toilets for men and women.
- A new multipurpose room to host annual events such as coat and toy drives.
The lower level will have:
- A new elevator
- A renovated pantry for food and retail
- A new reception and storage area with loading dock
During construction, some programs will be operated from the former Bella Academy of Cosmetology, 338 Pearl Ave.
The farmer’s market begins a new season
the The Oshkosh Farmers Market will return to Main Street starting at 8 a.m. on Saturday.
The market will operate until the last Saturday in October.
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