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May 28, 2018

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Oswego Health’s Plan To Relocate Behavioral Health Services Moves Ahead

At Monday’s Physical Services Committee meeting, Oswego Health requested council consideration for the use of public space by way of a permenant easement of property adjacent to 29 E. Cayuga St., the site of the proposed Oswego Health Behavioral Health Services facility. The request was sent to the full council for review. On February 21, the Oswego Zoning Board of Appeals unanimously approved a special use permit for business occupancy, moving the Oswego Health Behavioral Health Services relocation project forward. As Oswego Health renews its Behavioral Health Services facilities, with assistance from a state grant for $13 million, it will also repurpose the long-time vacant commercial building.

Oswego Paving Project Nearly Ready To Hit The Road

At Monday night’s Administrative Services Committee meeting, Mayor Billy Barlow’s paving proposal received a green light. The $827,350 plan includes some of the Port City’s major streets and high traffic areas. It will be done in addition to the State Route 104 repave project scheduled by the NYS Department of Transportation for later this summer, the mayor told the committee.

Oswego Capital Project Vote Set March 6

Taxpayers in the Oswego City School District will go to the polls Tuesday to decide the fate of a proposed multi-million capital project aimed at refurbishing the district’s aging schools and athletic fields. The projected cost of the plan is $60,180,000. It has been in the works for about 10 years, according to Superintendent Dr. Dean Goewey. The district’s recent responsible budgets and reductions have helped make this project possible now, he said at a public hearing last month.

Mayor Barlow Proposes Blight Reduction Loan Program For Vacant Property

Mayor Billy Barlow announced today (March 2) a proposed piece of legislation that he believes may be the most effective code enforcement measure yet to address vacant and blighted property in the city of Oswego. The legislation would allow the city of Oswego to repair property cited for exterior code violations and bring the property back into compliance with city rules and laws.

Mayor Billy Barlow looks back at some of the highlights of 2016.

Mayor Barlow Proposes Tax Exemptions For Property Improvement Projects

Mayor Billy Barlow announced today (March 1) his proposal to make permanent the City of Oswego Residential Home Improvement Tax Exemption, a tax break to encourage home improvement projects. The exemption, which is set to expire next month, was initiated by Barlow in 2015 as a member of the Common Council. Mayor Barlow is also proposing a new local law that provides a similar tax exemption for businesses within the city of Oswego that improve, expand or renovate their property.

Schumer: Just-Released Administration Budget Would Jeopardize Critical Resources, Support Upstate NY Uses To Combat Drug Trafficking

On a conference call with reporters, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer slammed a recent administration proposal that could jeopardize the future of HIDTA (High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area), the federal drug-fighting program Upstate New York law enforcement agencies depend on to confront the mounting opioid crisis.

Mayor Barlow Proposes $827,000 Of Road Paving In 2018, Eequipment For Road Repairs

Mayor Billy Barlow today (February 28) unveiled his proposed 2018 paving plan for the city of Oswego. The $827,000 plan includes some major thoroughfares and high traffic areas throughout the city and will be in addition to the State Route 104 repave project conducted by the New York State Department of Transportation later this summer. Mayor Barlow also announced he will request the purchase of a large piece of additional equipment to assist with road repairs and road patching this spring to help repair city streets not identified in the paving plan.

Oswego County Announces Manufactured Housing Program for Veterans

The Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning has been awarded funds to provide a manufactured housing replacement program for eligible veterans. Funding for the Oswego County Veterans First Manufactured Housing Replacement Program is provided by the New York State Office of Community Renewal Housing Trust Fund Corporation.

Rabid Raccoon Confirmed in Schroeppel

The Oswego County Health Department announced today (Feb. 16) that a rabid raccoon was recently confirmed in the Pennellville area of the town of Schroeppel. This marks the first confirmed case of rabies in Oswego County in 2018. There was no known contact between the rabid raccoon and humans or pets.

A meditation class being taught by Susan Brockway at The Healing Arts Studio. The space is on the third floor of Counseling and Healing Arts at 188 S. Third St., Fulton.

Counseling and Healing Arts Adds ‘The Healing Arts Studio’

Counseling and Healing Arts provides mental health counseling as well as holistic health care. Open since 2015 in Fulton, it recently expanded its office to include The Healing Arts Studio. “This is an actual studio. It is not in a gym setting. The third floor is entirely dedicated to a calm and serene place to be. When we have our classes, Yoga, Meditation and Taiji, it is quiet and calming. People come here to experience that and that’s what we aim to provide,” the office manager explained.

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