Oswego Approves New Pact With SEIU Local

OSWEGO, NY – At its meeting Monday night, the Common Council approved a new labor agreement with the Service Employees International Union, Local 200-United.

The old pact expired on Dec. 31, 2010.

The council authorized Mayor Tom Gillen to enter into a six-year extension agreement, effective Jan. 1, 2011, and expiring on Dec. 31, 2016.

It provides for an adjustment or increase to wages as follows:

  • Effective 1/1/2011, 1/1/2012 and 1/1/2013 – No adjustment
  • Effective 1/1/2014 – A one-time payment (not to base) of $1,000
  • Effective1/1/2015 – A 2% wage adjustment to base
  • Effective1/1/2016 – A 2% wage adjustment to base

Councilors also approved three requests to use public space.

Donna Wilcox, on behalf of the Maggie Sue Glenister Wilcox Family, in order to place signs in city parks to make the community aware of the deadly Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus.

Jackie Christian, cub master for Cub Scout Pack 888, use of the parking lot at 9 Burkle St., on May 7 for a fundraiser distribution event.

And, use of Washington Square Park (East Park) by the Oswego County Federal Credit Union to host a series of “Movies in the Park” evenings to be held on June 19, July 17 and August 14.

Councilors set a public hearing for 7:10 p.m. on April 22 regarding proposed Local Law No. 2 of the Year 2013. It will be held in the Council Chamber of City Hall.

The local law would amend Chapter 133, Flood Damage Prevention, of the Code of the City of Oswego.

The mayor was authorized to sign the Engineering Design Services agreement with GHD Consulting Engineers for Combined Sewer Rehabilitation – first 25% in the amount of $58,600.

The city chamberlain was authorized to restructure the Personal Services Account to effectuate a succession plan.

In order to begin implementation of the plan, it is necessary to reinstate the position of deputy city chamberlain. It will result in no increased funding to the 2013 cith chamberlain’s personal service budget.

The council also approved a landfill permit for Circle T Motorsports, LLC, owner of property at 300 E. Albany St.