Tuesday, October 25, 2011

City Receives $20,000 from CN

City Receives $20,000 from CN

(Oshkosh, WI.) Today the Canadian National Railroad (CN) presented the city of Oshkosh with $20,000 at a check presentation at City Hall. The funds will be used for the development and installation of informational displays/signs commemorating the history of the rail bridge crossing the Fox River, its role in the economic development of the city, and its influence on the community.

The rail bridge crossing the Fox River was constructed in 1899 and based on its 110-plus years of service has exceeded its useful lifespan and must be replaced. Due to the historic significance of the bridge, CN has entered into an agreement with the US Coast Guard, Fox River Navigational Systems Authority, the Fox-Wisconsin Heritage Parkway, the Friends of the Fox, and the Landmarks Commission to mitigate the loss of this historic/cultural structure by developing
interpretive displays/signs.

The signage will incorporate the two 1899 Date Plaques as well as Builders Plaques into two separate interpretive displays/signs. These interpretive displays/signs will be located on the present and planned riverwalk near the new railroad bridge. One will be located on the north shore and the other will be located on the south shore of the Fox River.

For more information, please contact Principal Planner David Buck at (920) 236-5062 or dbuck@ci.oshkosh.wi.us.

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NeighborWorks Oshkosh Awarded $100,000 Grant

NeighborWorks Oshkosh Awarded $100,000 Grant

(Oshkosh, WI.) The city of Oshkosh is proud to announce that NeighborWorks Oshkosh has been awarded a $100,000 expansion grant. The grant is from NeighborWorks America.
The funds will be used to accomplish various objectives including:

• Supporting NeighborWorks America’s goal of expanding services and investments benefiting under-served populations and places
• Reaching under-served populations and places targeted by NeighborWorks America
• Demonstrating the organizational capacity and planning to provide expanded services/programs while minimizing negative impacts on current services and service provisions
• Planning for and leveraging the funding resources necessary to sustain services and programs to the expansion area

The purpose of NeighborWorks Oshkosh is to renew pride, restore confidence, promote reinvestment, and revitalize the NeighborWorks neighborhoods. This happens through the efforts of local residents acting in concert with financial institutions, corporate enterprise and the business community, foundations, and local government.

For more information, please contact Planning Services at (920) 236-5059.

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Friday, October 21, 2011

A Quick Statement of Principles

I have never seen a study that lowering wages has a positive effect on a community.

I believe that the government should lead in producing the economic ecosystem of a community.

While the constraints put on us by the State of WI may force us to reduce wages, therefore effecting the overall economics of Oshkosh, I will not do that without exhausting all other possibilities.