Council Committee Paves The Way For More Street Work


OSWEGO, NY – At Tuesday night’s committee meetings, councilors gave a favorable recommendation to a change order regarding the current milling and paving project.

The City Engineer’s Office requested approval of Change Order No. 2, for additional milling and paving work to be performed under the 2015 Milling and Paving Project, in the amount of $60,095.70 with Barrett Paving Materials.

The funds are for additional repairs to East Tenth Street, East Avenue, East Fourth Street and Gerritt Street; and milling and paving work at traffic loop locations: East Tenth Street, East Fourth Street – north of 104 and East Fourth Street – south of 104; and concrete milling and paving East Fourth Street – north of 104.

The dollar amount of the contract would increase from $568,367 to $628,462.70.

The project is eligible for CHIPS reimbursement after the project expenses are paid by the city.

The City Clerk’s Office received a request from Diane Enwright for use of public space on September 19, from 2 until 8 p.m. in order to host a fundraiser to benefit Montcalm Park.

Enwright requested use of Montcalm Park and the closure of West Sixth Street from West Schuyler Street to West VanBuren Street with the road closure fee waived and also a waiver of the Open Container Ordinance.

All proceeds from this fundraiser will go toward the restoration and beautification of Montcalm Park.

The committee sent the request to the full council for consideration.

Also being forwarded to the council were:

•    A request from Luciano J. Iorizzo and David Brown, co-captains for the Oswego area Crusade, to use of East Park on October 10 at noon in order to hold the National Public Rosary Crusade. “It will be one of the 14,000 rallies taking place across the United States that day to commemorate the miracle of the sun that took place at Fatima in 1917,” Iorizzo said. Prayers will be offered for the intentions of the U.S., especially that the country will be able to win over the forces out to destroy our way of life created for us by our founding fathers, Brown added.

•    Barbara Sugar, principal of Trinity Catholic School, requested use of public space in order to advertise for its craft show to be held on October 3. Sugar requested permission to place signs in front of the (former) Staples store on Route 104 East, in the triangular area at the northwest intersection of East Bridge and East Twelfth streets, on the corner of West First and Utica streets, and at the forks of the road on Route 104 West.

•    Jim Karasek of ARISE requested to hold its second annual “Light Up The Night” 5k run/walk in the city of Oswego in Breitbeck Park. They have reserved the pavilion, but would like the entire park as it allows ample space for people to gather. They are having a DJ and requested power supply. The event is scheduled for October 2, between 3 and 10 p.m.

•    Pastor Elyse Skiles of the Journey of Faith United Methodist Church requested use of public space for its 29th Annual CROP WALK to be held on September 27. The participants will walk on the sidewalks around the bridge blocks four times. Pastor Skiles is requesting permission to place tables and chairs on each corner for those that might need to take a break and to offer water. Funds raised through the event will be shared among the Human Concerns food pantry, the Salvation Army food pantry, and the food pantries in Scriba and Mexico. Last year’s event raised $1,680.

•    Sandi Attwood, representative for the Oswego High School Band Parents’ Association, requested use of public space in order to place signs advertising upcoming “Pageant of Champions,” New York State Field Band Conference Competition. They would be placed at the forks of road (104 West), Route 481 North (across from St. Lukes Nursing Home), corner of West Utica and West First streets. The 37th anniversary Pageant of Champions will be held on Saturday Sept. 26 at Wilber Field.

•    ARISE requested use of public space, eight feet by 17 feet between the sidewalk and right-of-way fronting Liberty Street, in order to install a temporary wheelchair ramp for Joseph Todaro, owner of a single-family dwelling at 88 Liberty St. And, use of public space, 23 feet by five feet between the sidewalk and right-of-way fronting East Fourth Street, in order to install a temporary wheelchair ramp for Joyce Crisafulli, owner of a three-family dwelling at 132-134 E. Fourth St.