Oswego Park To Get A Facelift

OSWEGO, NY – The Common Council this week approved moving forward with the Hamilton Park Project.

Councilor Eric VanBuren had requested approval for the project.

It will include a new PlaySense Design, Swing Frame with bucket seats and a Saddle Spinner.

This project will be funded through Account P1323, at a cost of $13,460.

“I noticed that the playground equipment in the area was falling into disrepair. So I sent out a survey to residents in the area asking them their feelings about the park,” he explained.

Some of the residents got back to him and they talked about a few things that they’d like to do.

They reached out to some equipment companies and helped the councilor put a plan together.

“Everything’s going to be great for the neighborhood,” he said. “This park is going to get a lot of use.”

Also this week, the council approved a bid submitted by J&C Ice Technologies ($139,545) for a Zamboni Resurfacer for use by the Department of Public Works.

The Zamboni is powered by electricity and will be able to take advantage of the Crisafulli Ice Rink’s solar panel array that was installed in 2012, according to DPW Commissioner Mike Smith.

An expenditure of funds from the capital reserve fund for ice rink repairs was also OK’d. The amount will not exceed $3,000.

The Common Council approved an extension of the one percent sales and compensating use tax.

This is not a new tax; just the continuation of an existing tax.

The mayor was authorized to execute an agreement with the Oswego Town Fire District for the FEMA assistance to firefighters grant.

And the council approved attendance at the New York State Conference of Mayors and Municipal Officials 2013 Fall Training School for City and Village Officials, September 9-13, in Saratoga Springs. Re: Request of Mayor Tom Gillen and Common Council President Ron Kaplewicz.