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September 23, 2018

Oswego, Onondaga County Deal Results In Policy Change


OSWEGO – At Tuesday night’s Common Council meeting, the city approved two updates to its Purchasing Policy.

This year, the Port City has entered into an agreement with Onondaga County for purchasing services.

According to Mayor Billy Barlow, the pact requires Oswego to make two updates to its purchasing policy.

The first is to authorize the purchase of water meters, parts for water meters and any other proprietary items for water meters without formal advertising and competitive bidding during the period of May 29, 2018 to May 29, 2019.

The second update is to authorize the purchase for repairs, parts and supplies for maintenance and safety of city buildings, grounds and vehicles without formal advertising and competitive bidding during the period of May 29, 2018 to May 29, 2019.

Councilors OK'd installation of a seasonal semi-permanent fence for two downtown businesses

Councilors OK’d installation of a seasonal semi-permanent fence for two downtown businesses

In Other Business:

The council approved use of public space for

• William and Laurie O’Brien, owners of The Red Sun Fire Roasting Company and Port City Café and Bakery on West First Street, in order to install a seasonal semi-permanent fence

• Mr. and Mrs. Briglin, owners of a single-family dwelling at 43 E. Eighth St., in order to remove and replace an existing one-car parking area

• Anthony Pauldine, contract purchaser of a two-family dwelling at 80 W. Cayuga St., in order to install a one-car parking area

• Use of Veterans’ Stage by the Oswego High School Jazz Ensemble in order to host a concert on June 13

• Use of Veterans’ Park by the Victory Transformation Ministry for its annual Prayer for the Prodigal to be held July 14

• Road Closures for the Eclectic Arts and Sciences Homeschooling Association’s “Triathlon Just for Kids” event to be held August 5

• The Oswego Pride Parade and Festival, to use the Veterans’ Stage and Oswego Riverwalk West for its annual festival on September 15

• Oswego Renaissance Association, in order to place signs in recognition of Neighborhood Pride and Block Challenge grants

Councilors OK’d a variance of the Noise Ordinance to David Thompson, proprietor of Gibby’s Irish Pub, 8 W. Second St., and to Kristin DeSantis of The Sting of Oswego, 49 W. Bridge St., during the months of May through September.

The mayor was authorized to enter into a four-year extension of the agreement with Broadwell Hospitality Group for the East Linear Park Transient Dockage Agreement.

He was also authorized to enter into a grant agreement with New York State for the downtown fund.

$525,000 is available in grant funding to downtown Oswego businesses. An additional $35,000 will be made available for soft cost items such as architectural review and environmental testing and compliance.

General applications will be made available on June 1 at the Oswego Economic Development Office, 44 E. Bridge St.

Councilors approved a new fee schedule for the Charles E. Gallagher Swimming Pool. The admittance charge is eliminated and the learn to swim program charge has been modified to $10 per session.

The low bid submitted by Barrett paving Materials ($776,867) was approved for the 2018 Street Milling and Paving Project.

Also approved was a request by Nancy Sterio, personnel director, to seek proposals for investment advisory services for the city’s Deferred Compensation Plan

Two transfers of funds were OK’d

• Not to exceed $3,040.17 from the General Fund Contingent Account to The CHADA Admin Account for the city’s portion of an ADA Door.

• $892 from the General Fund Contingent Account to The Shade Trees and Parks Materials and Supplies Account for use by the Tree Stewards.

And, Fire Chief Randy Griffin was approved to attend the New York State Association of Fire Chiefs 112th annual conference to be held June 14 in Verona, NY.

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