OSWEGO – Council President Robert Corradino sailed through a brief, festive meeting with a touch of winter on Monday night.
With Mayor Billy Barlow taking some time off, the Council President was the presiding officer.
Prior to the resolutions, Corradino reminded everyone that historically, the city’s winter parking ban begins on December 1.
The mayor may, at his discretion, initiate the ban earlier than December 1 or extend the ban beyond March 31, based upon weather conditions.
“Similar to my last two winters, I am not starting the parking ban by using an arbitrary date (Dec 1). I hold off as long as I can before placing the ban on to limit the inconvenience to residents without a driveway,” the mayor told Oswego County Today “So, I will not be placing the ban on Dec. 1. Folks should wait for an announcement when a significant snowstorm is forecast for the Oswego area.”
And, once the ban is announced, “We usually give 3-5 days of warnings before enforcement,” the mayor added.
Also on December 1, the city will host the 31st annual tree lighting event at Civic Plaza from 1 to 6:30 p.m., Corradino said.
The theme of this year’s annual tree lighting is “An Oswego Christmas.”
Check back later for more details about that day’s events.
And, the council approved a request by the Ancient Order of Hibernians to organize the St. Patrick’s Day parade for March 9, 2019.
The event is scheduled for 1 p.m., beginning on East First Street by Alex’s and crossing the bridge onto West Second Street ending at the parking lot at Wright’s Landing Marina on Lake Street.
They requested road closures and traffic control assistance from OPD and DPW.
Among the other resolutions approved Monday night were:
• William G. Mercier was reappointed to the City of Oswego Board of Assessment Review.
• A request for use of public space from Michelle McVey, tenant of a commercial building, located at 197-203 W. First St. in the Third Ward, to place one 2’x3’ “A-Frame” sign, between the curb and property line, fronting West First Street.
• Authorized the closure a portion of Burkle Street that remains unopened. The closure is necessitated by a proposal from National Grid to purchase a portion of the closed road to accommodate upgrades to existing gas transmission lines nearby. The vote was 6-1 as Councilor Ron Tesoriero had concerns about the property in question