By the Numbers: Oswego State of the Village
Feb 17, 2015 12:00PM ● Published by Steven Jack
Oswego Village President Brian LeClercq delivers his final State of the Village address Monday morning at Village Hall. LeClercq is not seeking re-election on April 7.
With an audience made up of local business owners and elected officials, Village President Brian LeClercq, Public Works Director Jennifer Hughes, Economic Development Director Vijay Gadde and Police Chief Jeff Burgner provided an accounting of 2014 in the village.
Here's a look at some of the more interesting statistics provided during the breakfast:
80.6 Total in inches of snowfall in Oswego during the winter of 2013-14
78 Days village snow plow drivers worked to clear snow last winter, including three holidays (Christmas Day, Martin Luther King Day and Presidents Day)
2,134 Tons of salt used on Oswego’s roads during the winter of 2013-14
220 Approximate number of truckloads of leaves collected during the 2014 village of Oswego leaf collection program
40 Approximate years before the area’s current supply of drinking water is used up.
$29 million Projected cost to build a new water treatment facility/booster station to begin consuming water in the Fox River
52 New businesses opened in Oswego in 2014
5.1 percent Oswego’s current retail space vacancy rate
190 New housing starts in Oswego in 2014, making the village No. 6 in the Chicago region
44,000 Oswego’s projected population by 2025
112 Police departments nationwide, including Oswego, to achieve the highest possible accreditation ranking in 2014
2 Deputy chiefs now part of the Oswego Police after a reorganization of the force by new Chief Jeff Burgner
1 Pizza delivered by Oswego Police officers since the last State of the Village address