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Residents Voice Concern Over Fired-Damaged House And More

Apr 12, 2018 02:15PM ● Published by Jerry Bannister

A mix of residents, elected officials, and one candidate for office attended the 4/11/2017 Boulder Hill Neighborhood Watch meeting. 

Kendall County Sheriff Deputy Briars told the group that no major crimes were reported in Boulder Hill during the month of March. 345 dispatch tickets were issued, including 106 traffic stops. Arrests of gang members in March were not directly related to gang activity.

He noted that warm weather tends to bring an uptick in criminal activity, and reminded residents to always lock their cars and houses, and not to leave valuable items in their cars.

Audience members questioned Deputy Briars about a vacant house on Fernwood Drive. The house was severely damaged by fire several years ago, and has been an ongoing concern for nearby residents.

Oswego Township Highway Commissioner Bob Rogerson reported that lightbulbs are available free of charge to Boulder Hill residents under the "Illumination Initiative" program.  His office is also working with the Kendall County Sheriff and Oswego School District 308 to install two “smart street lights” outside two schools. The smart street lights have features including facial recognition and gunshot detection, and cost approximately $8,000 each.

Oswego Township Trustees Diane Selmer and Donna Stanley discussed the recent update of the Township website.  They noted significant improvements in transparency, usability and information regarding Township operations.

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