OSWEGO, NY – The Common Council took a stand against the Bridge Street Run.
Councilors voted to waive the rules of the council and add two resolutions at the end of Monday night’s meeting without having them discussed at committee first.
Councilors voted unanimously to ban the Bridge Street Run as well as bill SUNY Oswego to cover the city’s cost related to the event.
The Bridge Street Run, which isn’t endorsed by the college, is an annual pub crawl celebrated at the end of the spring semester.
This year, the same night as the Bridge Street Run, a man was airlifted to a Syracuse hospital after being struck by a trolley bus. A young woman also injured in the incident was treated at Oswego Hospital. And, there were three heroin overdoses. One of the students died on campus. The others are recovering.
Authorities haven’t linked any of the incidents directly to the Bridge Street Run.
The city chamberlin was authorized to bill SUNY Oswego for overtime expenses incurred by the city’s DPW, police and fire departments related to the Bridge Street Run.
The resolutions state that copies of each will be sent to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the SUNY Oswego Chancellor and members of the New York Assembly.