Oswego Council Tackles Light Agenda

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OSWEGO – The Common Council sailed through a relatively light agenda on Monday night, Jan. 13.
With Mayor Billy Barlow excused, Council President Rob Corradino presided over the proceedings.
The mayor will have plenty to do upon his return.
The council authorized the mayor to:
• Sign an agreement with Oswego Hospital for rate increases for various medical testing and physicals
• Sign amendment No. 2 with GHD Consulting Engineers to include professional engineering services for the third 25% of the Combined Sewer Separation – Phase 3
• Sign change orders Nos. 1, 2 and 3 with W.D. Malone Trucking & Excavating for the State Route 104 Streetscapes Improvement Project
• Sign the proposal with National Grid to provide lighting to Fifth Avenue, south of West Utica Street
• Execute all documents necessary for the continuation of the one-percent Sales and Compensating Use Tax. This isn’t a new tax.
In other business:
The council approved Solid Waste Licenses for the year 2020.
They also approved the re-appointment of Matthew Brancato to the Board of Assessment Review for a five-year term.
The bid submitted by J & A Mechanical Contractors, Inc. for general construction for the Westside Wastewater Treatment Plant Rehabilitation of Hydronic Systems Project was approved.
Also approved, was a transfer of funds from within the Fire Department to cover a group of firefighters who want to waive their clothing allowance.


  1. Maybe they need to tackle all the streetlights that are out in the city. Here’s a novel idea. Each alderman go out in their wards at night and look for lights that are out, then make a list. After you have a list give it to the mayor and he could call National Grid to get them turned back on. Isn’t that what we are paying them for, to help keep us safe??? Hopefully crooks don’t start realizing the darkness in the neighborhoods and start taking advantage of it.

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