Committee OKs Mayor’s Funding Request

OSWEGO – At this week’s meeting of the Administrative Services Committee, Mayor Billy Barlow requested approval of a $1,500 transfer of funds into Account 1210.440 for an extension of OnPointe ERP Solutions Inc. (Paul Angerame) for work involving the city’s purchasing consolidation with Onondaga County.

As part of the mayor’s 2018 budget, the city entered into an Inter-Municipal Agreement with Onondaga County to provide purchasing services, while retaining Oswego’s procurement decision making authority.

The city will see substantial cost savings through a reduction in staff, combined volume purchasing, and will give city vendors new business opportunities, the mayor said.

The proposal eliminated three positions and more than $135,000 in costs from the city budget, he added.

The committee gave the request a favorable recommendation.

In Other Action:

According to the Purchasing Department, bids were received for the replacement of the metal wall panels at the east side Fire Station and the low bid was submitted by Diamond Roofing Company, Inc. in the amount of $57,889.

Funding will require a budget amendment.

Randy Griffin, fire chief, requested permission to accept a $1,000 check from the Port of Oswego Authority as sponsorship for the “Wear It” Program through Brookfield Renewable.

Caroline Anderson, animal control officer, requested permission to accept a $1,200 donation to the Oswego Animal Shelter from Kammholz Law, PLLC in Victor, NY.

It is from the family of a student volunteer at the shelter, she pointed out.

Tory DeCaire, police chief, requested permission to send up to five recruit police officers to a police training Basic Course for Police Officers, at the Mohawk Valley Police Academy in Utica, May 21 through November 16.

The fire chief also requested permission to attend the Quality Improvement Through Accreditation, May 1-3, in Rochester.

All of the requests were sent to the full council for consideration.