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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.

The Oswego Chamber of Commerce hosted its fourth annual State of the Village breakfast Monday morning. 

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

Pizza delivered by Oswego Police officers since the last State of the Village address
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