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September 20, 2018

Oswego Council Gives Green Light to Mugs and Motors Event


OSWEGO, NY – At its meeting Monday night, the Common Council sailed through a relatively light agenda.

Mayor Tom Gillen and members of the Common Council announced that the council meetings and committee meetings are now available for viewing on the day following the meeting date, on the link to the YouTube channel, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjp9sVSSFncexdl9vFNwqCQ.

The public can also do a YouTube channel search for “City of Oswego” and the meetings will show up in this search as well.

Live broadcasts of the meetings are still being arranged through Time Warner Cable, the mayor pointed out.

As soon as they are available, the city will make that announcement, he added.

For further information, call the Mayor’s Office at 342-88136.

Monday night, the council approved closing West First Street between West Bridge and Oneida streets on Sunday afternoons from June 15 to August 31 for the “Mugs and Motors” social event.

The event will bring all types of vehicles and business to downtown Oswego on a day that is usually not that busy, according the event organizer Anne Backer.

Councilors Fran Enwright and Mike Todd, First and Third wards, respectively, praised the initiative.

The council also approved use of public space for:

  • Thomas Kells, owner of property at 21 Mitchell St., in order to install a parking area
  • John and Pamela Dowd, owners of property at 39 Bronson St., in order to install an apron
  • Julie Stanka, owner of property at 26 E. Sixth St., in order to erect a fence

The use of the Oswego Riverwalk West area for the Springboard Mural Project was also approved.

Councilors approved use of a portion of Washington Square Park (East Park) by the Masonic Lodge on July 6 following the parade.

The mayor was authorized to sign Change Order No. 2 with C.O. Falter Construction Corp. for project modifications to the West Side EFMF and Pump Station Upgrade Project.

He was also authorized to enter into a contract with Dr. Kenneth Hodgson for a new Animal Shelter veterinarian.

He was also authorized to enter into a professional services agreement with Monroe County for the 2014 Northern Border Maritime Exercise.

The city chamberlain was authorized to sign the Financial Advisory Services Agreement with Fiscal Advisors and Marketing, Inc.

The purchasing agent was authorized to seek bids for the installation of a new sanitary sewer on East Tenth and a Half Street from East Seneca to East Cayuga Street.

The councilors approved enrollment in the HGAC Buy National Cooperative purchasing program.

The council OK’d a transfer of funds

  • From Legislative Account to the Computer Department. The city chamberlain had  requested a transfer of $4,300 from A.1680.0440 Computer Contracted Services to A.1680.0200 Computer Equipment for new media equipment purchased for the Common Council Chambers.
  • From Contingent Account to the Police Department. She also had requested a transfer of $614 from A.1990.0460 General Fund Contingent to A.3120.0440 Police Contracted Services for Police Department Administrative support for code enforcement.

However, a resolution to transfer funds from the Contingent Account to CDA 6420 Account was defeated 0-7.

Two requests to travel were also approved:

  • Attendance at the 59th annual New York State Conference of Mayors Fall Training School to be held September 14-19, in Lake Placid, request of Deborah Coad, city chamberlain
  • Attendance at the 59th Annual New York State Conference of Mayors Fall Training School to be held September 14-19, in Lake Placid, request of Deborah Coad, city chamberlain, for the deputy city chamberlain.

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