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Category: City News

Santa’s Coming to Oakwood!!

Santa reached out to the Oakwood Public Safety Department and has requested assistance from the Safety Department on Monday, December 19.  Santa is looking to finalize his route plans for Christmas Eve and his reindeer are unavailable.  Therefore, Santa will be riding aboard Fire Engine #27, and will be escorted by a police car through … Continued

Public Safety Alert: Car Theft on the Rise

The Oakwood Public Safety Department is continuing to investigate a significant increase in car thefts.  Since September 28, 2022, the Safety Department has taken 11 stolen vehicle reports.  In comparison, the Safety Department responded to and took two stolen vehicle reports for all of 2021. In each of the recently reported incidents, the vehicle was … Continued

Oakwood Comprehensive Plan

At the November 7, 2022 public meeting, Oakwood City Council addressed the 2004 Oakwood Comprehensive Plan  and adopted a resolution. The resolution accepted a document summarizing achievements towards the Goals and Objectives of the Plan, and ratified and recognized that the 2004 Plan remains valid as the city’s official policy guide for physical development addressing the … Continued

Sister City Celebration

In 1972, a group of Oakwood citizens established the Oakwood Sister City Association (OSCA).  The OSCA mission is “to promote peace through mutual respect, understanding and cooperation—one individual, one community at a time.”  This year, Oakwood celebrated the 50th anniversary of the formal Sister City relationship with Le Vésinet, France, a suburb of Paris, and … Continued

Johnny Appleseed Tree Planting Project

Under leadership of the Oakwood Beautification Committee, we are again conducting the annual Johnny Appleseed Street Tree Planting Project. Applications and detailed brochures describing the project and tree species are available below. The trees selected are approximately 2 inches in diameter and are discounted 50% to residents. One tree will be allocated for each approved … Continued

Congratulations to this year’s Scarecrow Row winners!!

Thank you to all of the people who participated in this year’s Scarecrow Row! It was a fantastic day with fantastic entries. Here are your winners for 2022:       1st place: “Oakwood Spiders” by the Oakwood Striders       2nd place: “Crow-Scare” by Lisa-Lisa & Cult Jam       3rd place: … Continued

Harman Third Graders Tour City Hall

Harman third graders visited City Hall and the Public Works Center today.  The students toured the facilities and were able to speak to the Mayor, City Manager, Public Safety Director & Command Staff and the Public Works Director & Foremen.          

Oakwood Sustainability Measures

Over the past several decades, the city of Oakwood has implemented numerous measures to address matters of the environment.  These measures have provided for the betterment of Oakwood and the greater community. Visit Oakwood Sustainability for a list and brief description of each measure, as well as a pdf document.

Watch Oakwood’s First Historical Marker Unveiling Ceremony

The Oakwood Historical Society, along with Oakwood City Officials, conducted an unveiling ceremony of Oakwood’s first historical marker on Saturday, May 14 in front of the Oakwood City Building, 30 Park Avenue, Oakwood. The first historical marker commemorates the 150th anniversary of when the first Oakwood homes were built in an area near the Oakwood … Continued

Trimming Along Sidewalks

Oakwood is a walkable community! Please do your part, and keep all trees, bushes and other vegetation trimmed away from public sidewalks. City regulations require that no branches, bushes or other vegetation encroach across any sidewalk, and that a clear path is maintained up to eight feet above the sidewalk. Please contact the Code Enforcement Officer … Continued

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