Oswego To Seek Bids For New Centrifuge

OSWEGO, NY – At this week’s meting, the Common Council approved seeking bids to have a new centrifuge installed at the East Side Waste Water Treatment Plant.

It will require the professional services of a licensed engineering firm to prepare plans and specifications, and provide construction phase services for the project. So, the purchasing agent was authorized to seek a proposal from GHD Consulting for the work.

The proposal submitted by GHD will be brought back to the full council for consideration.

Councilors also approved use of public space for:

•    Joyce Crisafulli, owner of property at 132-134 E. Fourth St., in order to install a temporary wheelchair ramp

•    Joseph Todaro, owner of property at 88 Liberty St., in order to install a temporary wheelchair ramp

•    Journey of Faith United Methodist Church, in order to host the 29th annual CROP Walk to be held on September 27

•    Trinity Catholic School, in order to place advertising signs

•    Oswego High School Band Parents’ Association, in order to place advertising signs

•    Brookfield Power, in order to place an informational kiosk

•    Jan Caroccio, representing the Oswego Opera Theater, to place a A-frame signs advertising a chicken BBQ fundraiser for Sept. 27. The signs will be at forks of the road and the intersection of Route 104 and Shampine Drive.

And, councilors OK’d the use of some city parks:

•    Montcalm Park for a fundraiser to be held on September 19.

•    Breitbeck Park for the second annual “Light Up The Night” event to be held on October 2.

•    Washington Square (East Park) for the National Public Rosary Crusade to be held on October 10.

The mayor was authorized to sign Change Order No. 2 with Barrett Paving Materials for project modifications to the Milling and Paving Project, in the amount of $60,095.70.

The funds are for additional repairs to East Tenth Street, East Avenue, East Fourth Street and Gerritt Street; and milling and paving work at traffic loop locations: East Tenth Street, East Fourth Street – north of 104 and East Fourth Street – south of 104; and concrete milling and paving East Fourth Street – north of 104.

The dollar amount of the contract would increase from $568,367 to $628,462.70.

The project is eligible for CHIPS reimbursement after the project expenses are paid by the city.

The mayor was also authorized to loan the Charles H. Grant painting, which is owned by the city and hanging in the City Clerk’s Office, to artist Donald Gillespie for a three-day (Sept. 26, 26 and 27) show at the Art Association.

The Marine Museum and SUNY Oswego are also loaning paintings for this show.