Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Oshkosh Police Collect Unwanted Cell Phones (From Email Update)

From Oshkosh Police Dept's Team 2 Newsletter:

Just a reminder that OPD, along with other law enforcement agencies in Winnebago County, collect unwanted cell phones. We realize three benefits:
* Discarded cell phones are processed/recycled by a company who returns a fee to us for each phone. The income goes to the Winnebago Crime Prevention Fund at the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation. This fund helps to support a wide variety of crime prevention projects and equipment needs.* The recycling company provides us with refurbished cell phones that are distributed to senior citizens or others in the community who may not be able to afford a cell phone for emergency use. The phones are programmed for 9-1-1- use only.* By donating the unwanted cell phones to OPD, we keep the discarded phones out of the local landfill.
It's a win-win-win opportunity. You can drop off your unwanted cell phones to Officer Nichols' office anytime. Thanks

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Oshkosh Inspection Services Division Extends Office Hours

Inspection Services Division Extends Office Hours

(Oshkosh, WI.) The Inspection Services Division would like to notify residents of updated walk-in hours for the public. Inspections staff will now have a building inspector available from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday starting on May 2nd for general information. Commercial contractors are encouraged to
schedule an appointment at 236-5050, as they have in the past.

In an effort to streamline operations, staff asks that customers call 236-5050 in advance of their visit to determine what they need to bring to City Hall. All permits and forms are available on the city website,

The extended walk-in hours are a result of citizen input to the City Council and Lean training. Staff will continue to review operations for continuous improvement and better customer service.

See all City of Oshkosh News & Updates here.