Oswego Council OKs Use Of Public Space For Fundraisers

OSWEGO, NY – At its meeting Monday night, the Common Council approved ARISE’s request to use West Park for a “Light Up The Night” Run/Walk event to be held on September 13.

“We want to conduct an event that is rather unique and unusual for this area. It’s called Light Up The Night. It is an event that takes off at dusk. It is a 5K, the first part of the event is a run and our route is from Franklin Square over to the fort,” Jim Karasek, manager of independent living services, of ARISE said. “The runners take off first and the walkers follow a couple of minutes later. The runners will complete the entire 5K with no stops and the walkers will have a stop. Please join us. This is one of those events that you will want to share with others.”

Registration is available at www.ezracereg.com

Councilors also approved use of public space for:

  • Breitbeck Park for a fundraiser to benefit the American Red Cross to be held on September 7. A flag football game will help raise funds for the Red Cross. It’s planned for between noon and 3 p.m.
  • Trinity Catholic School, in order to place advertising signs for its annual craft show to be held on October 4. The event will be held in St. Paul’s Church hall. Signs will be located at the median at the forks of the road, the northeast corner of West First and Utica streets, triangle plot at East 12th Street and Route 104 East, on 104 East (in front of the vacant Staples store) and at the 481 entrance to the city.

The council granted a variance of the Noise Ordinance to Nicholas J. Sereno, owner of Lighthouse Lanes, 295 E. Albany St., for an event to be held on September 5.

The Super Summer Concert Series will be held from 6 p.m. until midnight in the parking lot.

The mayor was authorized to:

  • execute a lease agreement with Wayne Drugs for property located at 24-26 W. Cayuga St, which was formerly leased to R.E. Davis & Sons. They relinquished its lease with the city in 2013. They had been paying $100 per month for rental of the parking lot. Wayne Drug will also pay $100 per month through Dec. 31, 2014.
  • sign Change Order No. 1 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 reconnecting all 6-inch sanitary sewer laterals where flush end manholes are being replaced.
  • sign Change Order No. 1 for the HVAC contract with J&A Mechanical Contractors, Inc. for the West Side EFMF and Pump Station Upgrade, EFC Project No. C7-6344-19-05 in the amount of $0 for additional work to install a new wall penetration above the new incoming water service for the louver no. 9 and fill the previous opening with an insulated panel.
  • sign Change Order No. 2 with W.D. Malone Trucking and Excavating for the Combined Sewer Rehabilitation – First 25%, EFC Project No. C7-6344-19-02 in the amount of $0, to plug an 8” pipe coming into MH 3011 on West First Street and fill it in with concrete as directed by the city.
  • sign Change Order No. 3 with C.O. Falter Construction Corp. for the West Side EFMF and Pump Station Upgrade, EFC Project No. C7-6344-19-05, in the amount of $0 for the setup and maintenance of bypass pumping due to the failure of existing screw pump no. 1.

Councilors OK’d a bond resolution – $3,150,000 – to pay the cost of the reconstruction of the Water Treatment Plant.

Deborah Coad, city chamberlain, was authorized to transfer $1,750 from Account A.1990.0460 General Fund Contingent to Account A.3120.0440 Police Department Contracted Services for the administrative support for Code Enforcement.

The council approved attendance at the New York State Assessors Association Conference to be held October 5-8 in Lake Placid (request of Susan Gentile Deary, city assessor).

A request for a solid waste license for Altman Enterprises, 162 Bankrupt Road, Phoenix, for the Year 2014 was OK’d. They deposited the $50 fee for a minor hauler.