Oswego Eyes Water Evaluation Project

OSWEGO – Justin Rudgick, Economic Development Director, floated a proposal at this week’s committee meetings for the Water Treatment Evaluation through the Community Development Block Grant program.

Through the administration awarded CDBG, the city has received “program income,” Rudgick said.

It’s derived from funds received from one or more of the eligible activities.

There is a program income balance of $205,000 that needs to be either recommitted to an eligible CDBG activity or returned to the state by April 2019.

The Mayor’s Office received a proposal for water treatment evaluation by GHD Engineers in the amount of $50,000.

It would provide a comprehensive evaluation for the water treatment plant to determine its performance relative to drinking water regulations and to develop a long-term improvement program for the facilities.

Rudgick urged the councilors to commit the funds to the project, under “plumbing,” which is an eligible CDBG activity.

The committee sent the request to the full council to be considered.

Among the other requests to receive favorable recommendations at the committee level were:

Randy Griffin, Fire Chief, requested permission to have Bonnet Sales and Services install seven exterior doors at the Eastside Fire Station per bid proposal. The cost will be $29,888. Funds are available in the department’s budget.

And, he requested permission to send one member of the Oswego Fire Department to the Fire Officer II class held at the New York State Academy of Fire Science. Training will be held December 3 – 7.

Nancy Sterio, Personnel Director, requested authorization for the mayor to sign an agreement for Language Interpreter Services.

Mayor Billy Barlow requested that bids be sought for the following capital projects: General Contracting for building repairs to Safe Haven and the Theater Building located at Fort Ontario Building; Repairs to City Hall; and Street Restoration and widening to Munn Street. The bids would be sought by Onondaga County Purchasing through the shared services agreement.

The YMCA requested road closures, no parking signs, a police escort and police assistance for runners crossing the intersection at West First and Bridge streets for the annual Reindeer Run to be held on December 8.

Trinity Catholic School requested a police escort for its annual Trinity Turkey Trot Family Fun Run/Walk on November 18 at noon.