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Oswego Council Committees Handle A Variety Of Issues

OSWEGO, NY – Oswego councilors gave favorable recommendations to several resolutions at the committee level this week. They will be voted on Monday by the full council.

At its meeting Tuesday night, the Physical Services Committee OK’d a request to use public space by behalf of Laurie Ann Marrano-Johnson, a representative of STRIDE to Save Lives, in order to place four  2’x4’ A-framed signs advertising the 5K run/walk event being held September 20.

The locations include the corner of West First and Utica streets near the Armory, at the west side Dunkin’ Donuts near American Legion Park, in the median in front of Bishop Commons on Route 481 and at the corner of East First and Utica streets near the Hampton Inn site.

A request from the Dormitory Authority of New York for use of public space at 108 Sheldon Ave. to allow for a driveway and curb cut expansions was also approved. The property is owned by the NYS Office of Mental Retardation and Developmentally Disabled and is utilized as a group home.

At its meeting Tuesday night, the Administrative Services Committee approved Change Order No. 2 for the construction contract with W.D. Malone Trucking and Excavating Inc. for the Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation – Tenth Street Basin, EFC Project No. C7-6344-19-04 in the amount of $0 for the excavation and replacement of an 8-inch sanitary sewer between MH-136A and MH-136B on Tallman Street.

The committee also OK’d a request from Canalview Development LLC for a landfill permit in order to landfill 300 feet of property it owns at 220 E. First St.

A request by Brian Folgherait, water department plant manager, for permission to purchase fluoride equipment to replace the existing system and secure funding in excess of $73,000 was approved.

Some funding may be covered by the New York State Department of Health, which has contracted with the New York Rural Water Association to purchase/reimburse municipalities for purchase of fluoridation equipment, he explained.

The committee gave a favorable recommendation to Fire Chief Jeff McCrobie’s request to hold a flu shot clinic through Rite Aid on October 8, 9 and 10 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Eastside Fire Station.

The committee also approved the fire chief’s requests to:

  • send three personnel to the to the Certified Lab Instructor Course to be held in Montour Falls November 7, 8 and 9.
  • send two personnel to the New York State Division of Building Standard and Codes Certification of CEO Level for Codes Course to be held in Clay on October 28, 29 and 30, December 2, 3, 4, 16, 17 and 18.
  • send one personnel to the Train the Trainer Program to be held in Montour Falls on October 8
  • send six personnel to the New York State Fire/Arson Investigation Seminar to be held in Montour Falls on November 5, 6 and 7.
  • send one personnel to the Fire Service Instructor II Course to be held in Montour Falls on September 25 – 28 and October 4 – 5.

Amy Birdsall, planning and zoning director, received a favorable recommendation to become a member of the American Planning Association and travel to the New York Upstate American Planning Association Annual Conference to be held in Rochester on September 17-19.

The committee approved requests from the fire chief and DPW commissioner to transfer funds.

The fire chief requested permission to do an intra-departmental transfer of funds from Account A.3410.0450 (Fees for Service) to Account A.3410.0440 (Contracted Services). The transfer is to cover SCBA repairs that were caused at a recent fire along with miscellaneous building maintenance repairs.

And, Mike Smith, DPW commissioner, requested authorization for the following transfers to pay for diesel and regular fuel which is used by all city departments:

$20,000 from Transmission & Distribution Equipment Account F8340.0200, into Central Garage Materials & Supplies Account A5132.0410, and

$10,000 from Sanitary Sewers Equipment Account G8120.0200, into Central Garage Materials & Supplies Account A5132.0410, and

$5,000 from Sanitary Sewers Materials & Supplies Account G8120.0410, into Central Garage Materials & Supplies Account A5132.0410, and

$10,000 from Central Garage Contracted Services Account A5132.0440, into Central Garage Materials & Supplies Account A5132.0410, and

$500 from Administration Fees for Services Account A1490.0450, into Central Garage Materials & Supplies Account A5132.0410, and

$5,000 from Municipal Buildings Contracted Services Account A1620.0440, into Central Garage Materials & Supplies Account A5132.0410, and

$1,000 from Street Maintenance Contracted Services Account A5110.0440, into Central Garage Materials & Supplies Account A5132.0410, and

$900 from Street Maintenance Miscellaneous Expense Account A5110.0460, into Central Garage Materials & Supplies Account A5132.0410, and

$3,000 from Shade Trees & Parks Materials & Supplies Account A8560.0410, into Central Garage Materials & Supplies Account A5132.0410, and

$4,977 from Swimming Pools Materials & Supplies Account A7180.0410, into Central Garage Materials & Supplies Account A5132.0410, and

$250 from Swimming Pools Contracted Services Account A7180.0440, into Central Garage Materials & Supplies Account A5132.0410, and

$638 from Swimming Pools Miscellaneous Expense Account A7180.0460, into Central Garage Materials & Supplies Account A5132.0410, and

$154 from Swimming Pools Clothing Allowance Account A7180.0480, into Central Garage Materials & Supplies Account A5132.0410, and

$250.00 from Programs for the Aging Materials & Supplies Account A7610.0410, into Central Garage Materials & Supplies Account A5132.0410, and

$1,200 from Programs for the Aging Miscellaneous Expense Account A7610.0460, into Central Garage Materials & Supplies Account A5132.0410

A request from Rita Tickle, personnel director, to authorize the mayor to sign a renewal contract with Oswego Hospital to perform various medical testing and physicals was approved.

City Assessor Susan Deary’s recommendation on filling a vacancy that will exist on the city of Oswego Board of Assessment Review as of September 30 was OK’d. She nominated Matthew Brancato of East Second Street for a five-year term from Oct. 1, 2014 to Sept. 30, 2019.