HOW TO PAY YOUR NEW WATER BILL
The Village of Oswego is changing to a new, user-friendly utility billing citizen self service (CSS) system for utility bills issued on or after Friday, Nov. 15, 2019. The new system will allow you to pay your bill, view your bill, sign up for automatic bill pay via a checking account or credit card, view your payment and consumption history, sign up for e-bills and much more.
As of Nov. 15, 2019, you will no longer be able to pay your bill through the Village’s current online bill pay site. You will be redirected to register and pay at the new CSS site, https://oswegoil.munisselfservice.com/
Note: You will need information from your water bill to register for the first time on this new bill pay site.
What you need to know about direct debit and credit payments
If you are already using direct debit autopay through your checking account, you do NOT need to take any action. Your payment will continue to be deducted on the due date.
If you are currently a credit card autopay customer, the Nov. 15 bill cannot be automatically charged to your credit card. You DO need to register and pay with the credit card that you would like to authorize for payment at the new CSS site at www.oswegoil.org on or after Nov. 15.
Get your bill electronically
If you would like to receive your bill by email, you must register and sign up for e-bills at the new CSS site.
You can still pay by mail, drop box or in-person
As always payments may also be mailed to Village of Oswego, PO Box 5450, Carol Stream, IL 60197-5450, dropped off in our payment drop box in front of Village Hall, sent electronically through your bank, or paid at the utility billing counter inside of Village Hall.
Call our Finance Department at 630-554-3618.
Learn about proposed improvements to downtown pedestrian safety
On Dec. 11, the Village of Oswego hosted the second of two public open houses to solicit resident feedback on pedestrian safety in downtown Oswego. See the exhibits by clicking on the image to the right. You can also view background on our efforts to improve the walkability of downtown on our Pedestrian Safety page.
Help bring Metra to Oswego with a five-minute survey
Did you miss the Kendall Metra Open Houses? You can still have your say.
Following two open houses in Kendall County this week about the proposed Metra BNSF commuter service to the area, the Village of Oswego and Metra are asking residents to weigh in on an extension of Metra service to Kendall County.
This survey takes less than five minutes to complete. It asks residents about their current modes of transportation, whether they support a Metra extension to Kendall County, and important factors for deciding where stations should be located. You may respond to the survey regardless of whether you attended an open house.
Take the survey by clicking here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XJR3MRC
Metra Kendall County Extension Open House
Members of the public are invited to attend an open house on Tuesday, Dec. 3, regarding the potential extension of commuter rail service into Kendall County.
The open house will be held from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 3, at Oswego Village Hall, 100 Parkers Mill, Oswego.
There has been interest in extending commuter rail service into Kendall County for many years to serve the growing population and travel demand in the area. In coordination with Metra, the Kendall Extension Study has been initiated to study the feasibility of extending the BNSF commuter rail line beyond its existing terminus in Aurora. This study is funded through previously secured federal earmarked funds that are only eligible for use on this effort. It will examine new outlying yard locations in addition to new commuter rail stations in Montgomery, Oswego, Yorkville, Plano, and Sandwich, Illinois.
This study is conducting an analysis of the following: station site options, potential environmental impacts, ridership study/impacts and costs/funding considerations. The results of this analysis will provide information to local municipalities and governments so they can make a decision about how to proceed. New local funding will be needed to design, construct, operate and maintain the extension. It is also important to note that extending commuter rail service to Kendall County, which is beyond the six-county Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) service area, would require approval from BNSF, RTA and Metra. It may also require potential changes in state law.
This study will include a robust public involvement process intended to inform community members of study progress and findings, enhance project team understanding of community transportation use and potential ridership, and assess community attitudes and preferences regarding the extension.
This open house meeting will provide an opportunity for the public to learn about the overall project, including the study elements and station location options. The open house format will allow the public to learn about the study, view exhibits and provide comments. While there is no formal presentation, project staff will be available to answer questions. Drop in anytime.
Volunteer for Christmas Walk!
The 2019 Oswego Christmas Walk, presented by Allied First Bank, will take over Main Street the evening of Friday, Dec. 6, and we need your help to make the holiday magic happen!
Volunteers get a free commemorative Christmas Walk hat, food, and warm fuzzy feelings all in exchange for just a few hours of their time. We need dedicated residents like you to help supervise games and inflatables on Main Street, to greet visitors on the trolleys, and to help with clean-up, the parade, the giant inflatable sled hill and more!
Interested? Sign up now for your timeslot on Sign-Up Genius!
Take the trolley to Christmas Walk next Friday, Dec. 6!
Festivities start at 5 p.m. on Main Street. Off-site event parking is available at Oswego High School near the football field, 4250 State Rt. 71, and at Symphony at the Tillers, 4390 Rt. 71/ Trolleys will be taking merry-makers to and from the event in a constant loop from 4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. For more details, grab a program or check out GoOswego.org!