Congratulations to all of our winners of the June S.C.E.N.I.C. Award!
The recognition Award is meant to encourage citizens who enhance their yards and make Swayzee a more visually appealing place to live. Homes and businesses that have great curb appeal are not only a benefit for surrounding neighbors but also for those who visiting our town.
We will do another round of awards in July!
The Town of Swayzee recently released its annual Water Quality Report (CCR) for 2021.
The EPA requires community water systems to deliver a Consumer Confidence Report (CCR), also known as an annual drinking water quality report, to their customers each year by July 1st. These reports provide Americans with information about their local drinking water quality. Your CCR can help you make informed choices about the water you drink.
Our Town Marshal is looking to start a Neighborhood Watch Program which will be independent of the Town Council and run by Swayzee residents.
Neighborhood Watch is a crime prevention program that enlists the participation of neighbors in cooperation with law enforcement to reduce crime, solve problems, and prevent crimes from occurring.
What Neighborhood Watch requires is each citizen to become more aware of their own neighborhood by being alert and observant and to call the police immediately to report suspicious activity or crimes. The Neighborhood becomes the “eyes and ears” of the police department.
WHAT ARE SOME BENEFITS OF STARTING A WATCH GROUP?
Partnerships with law enforcement and your neighbors
Reduction in crime
Creates a greater sense of security and reduces fear of crime
A more secure and better prepared neighborhood
A more united community
Builds bonds with neighbors, so people look out for one another
TYPICAL NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH MEETING AGENDA
Report suspicious activity
Discuss home security
The Town of Swayzee is applying for a grant in the amount of $700,000 to make improvements at the wastewater treatment plant and the sanitary sewer collection system. The Town is asking all Swayzee residents to complete a survey which will help us with our grant application!
Republic Services will be picking up large items and waste on June 7th. Please see the attached list for acceptable & unacceptable items. Per Republic Services' new policy, each residence is limited to FOUR(4) items. Items should be placed out for pick-up by 6:00 a.m.
If Republic Services does not pick up a resident's large trash items, then the items were not acceptable. Residents will need to dispose of these items or call Republic Services at 800.989.2539 to inquire as to why the items were not accepted.
Our Town Council has an opening that will be filled by appointment. Any Swayzee resident may apply at the Town Clerk's office. Candidates will be interviewed and a selection will be made by the end of April. For more information, please contact our Clerk's office at 765.922.7953 or Email.
As of February 5th, 2022, the Swayzee Volunteer Fire Department and Southwest Medic merged to form one Fire and EMS Department. Read the Department Announcement
AME Consulting has completed the Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) Master Utilities Planning Grant which is a comprehensive look into the Town's Drinking Water, Wastewater, and Stormwater Utilities. The study consisted of site visits to multiple water plants and wastewater plants, existing condition assessments, alternative evaluations, asset management plans, and the study document which is approximately 500 pages in length. The process included many meetings with the town council, planning committee, and stakeholders. The highest priority is for a wastewater treatment plant capacity and process improvements project. Other needs and recommendations include a new water treatment plant and various improvements to sewer lines, water mains, and drainage infrastructure. OCRA has completed its first round of comments. AME Consulting is currently working to address those comments and resubmit the revised study back to OCRA. Once OCRA approves the final Study, Town Council will take action to approve a resolution to adopt the Study.
Congratulations to the winners of our Swayzee Christmas Lights Contest…Chris and Rochelle Blunt! Thanks to all who participated in lighting up our town this Christmas!
Honorable mentions in the Swayzee Lights Competition are Steve & Pam Brenner and Heather Hord!