Oconto SailFest 2014 was an absolute huge success! 80 children and adults registered for the 3 days of instructional sailing divided into 3 sessions. Oconto is extremely grateful to Steve and Sara Eliasen of International Youth Sailing, Ltd. Of Oshkosh and their helpers for bringing sailing vessels and safety equipment free of charge to all participants. Also we give grateful Thanks to our local Hi-Seas Marina, Oconto Yacht Club, and Sohr’s Shores for donating colorful SailFest t-shirts to the first 47 who signed up! And Thank You to the Oconto Sportsman Club, Oconto Harbor Commission, and Oconto Park and Recreation Committee for their generous donations toward expenses for Steve and Sara. The future plan for next summer is that Steve and Sara will offer Family Classes 2 nights a week (minimal charge) and also a Sail Festival at Breakwater Park in June is in the works!
Last Friday I was informed that Oconto is on the August 6th Waterways Commission Agenda concerning our application for funding to place a handicapped-access dock at the City Docks. What wonderful news – as I believe we are one of three whose applications will be reviewed! This meeting will be held in Hayward, Wisconsin which is 5 hours north. I plan to personally attend to represent us. However, I WILL NOT submit a bill to the taxpayers for my gas or lodging.
How wonderful to see walkers and bikers of all ages everywhere you turn in Oconto! I am so pleased this is happening, as the fresh air and heart/lung maintenance is very positive regarding our health. At some point, I would like to start a Mayor’s Walk/Ride one day a week from City Hall to the City Docks and back.
Thank You to the 3 young Oconto males who proved what “honesty and integrity” means by turning a phone they found into the Oconto Police Department. We are very proud of you!
I understand the frustration of all people regarding the condition of the Highway 22 roundabouts that are at the entrance to Oconto from the west. After the State constructed these roundabouts, they were turned over to Oconto County, which now has jurisdiction over them. I am told that the County does not have funds to redo the areas, and that is why those of us who are concerned about their condition have volunteered to work on them. It is very sad to me that this volunteer work has been criticized on Facebook! However, we will always go forward, and eventually this sad condition will turn into one of pride! (Just as the “Breathe of Fresh Air”- Brazeau Avenue fence area – has done!)
Have A Great Day! And remember, “An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere, while the pessimist sees only the red stoplight.” – Albert Schweitzer
Victoria Bostedt, Mayor for Oconto