OSWEGO – At its meeting Monday night, the Administrative Services Committee revisited a resolution regarding replacement of damaged docks at the International Marina.
City Attorney Kevin Caraccioli recommended rescinding Resolution No. 140, dated April 9, 2018, which authorizes a budget amendment to enable the purchase of 10 new docks for the International Marina.
The company supplying the docks has proposed payment terms that obligate the city to pay 50 percent of the total at the time the proposal is signed.
The current resolution doesn’t provide for that requirement.
The company has agreed to accept the balance owed as long as it is paid within 10 days after delivery of the docks.
A new resolution was requested to enable the City Chamberlain to advance current city funds.
The request was sent to the full council for consideration.
In Other Action:
The Oswego City-County Youth Bureau requested that Mayor Billy Barlow be authorized to enter into an agreement with Endeavor Entertainment Inc. in order to rent entertainment equipment for use at the annual Christmas Tree Lighting Event.
The bureau wants to rent inflatable games for the 2018 event.
Funds are available in the bureau’s budget to cover the $375 cost.
Two years ago the event featured an ice skating rink and last year there were live reindeer, Council President Robert Corradino said, “and this year, we’ll have inflatables for the children.”
City Chamberlain, Deborah Coad, requested authorization to bond for reconstruction/construction of improvements to the Eastside Wastewater Treatment Plant.
The project was approved by Resolution #233 of 2017.
Thomas Kells, Commissioner of the Department of Public Works and Parks and Recreation, requested authorization for the City Chamberlain to transfer funds ($98,600) from Account A.5142.0410, Snow Removal, to the appropriate accounts for the purchase and delivery of a 10,000 gallon, heated emulsion storage tank and related materials to be used for the pothole repair truck.
“This should be enough to get us through the winter,” the commissioner told the committee.
Fire Chief Randy Griffin requested authorization for the City Chamberlain to transfer $5,000 from Account A.3410.0200 to Account A.3410.0410 and $7,000 from Account A.3410.0211 to Account A.3410.0410.
These transfers are required to cover miscellaneous purchases including HVAC materials that were not included in the 2018 budget.
The Purchasing Department said bids were received for the Combined Sewer Investigations for the Third and Fourth 25% (C7-6344-19-08) and the low bid was submitted by National Water Main Cleaning Company in the amount of $266,320.
The Purchasing Department said that bids were received for the Sewer Investigations for Area 3 (C76344-19-09) and the low bid was submitted by Diversified Infrastructure Services, Inc. in the amount of $209,765.
Mayor Billy Barlow received a request from the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce requesting support ($3,000 in sponsorship funding) for Project Bloom.
This would require a transfer from the General Fund Contingent Account to the Tourism Account.
“The program is basically managed by the chamber and executed by a group of volunteers,” explained Katie Toomey, executive director of the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce.
Fire Chief Randy Griffin is requesting permission to send four personnel to attend the Fire Expo 2018 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania to be held May 19-20.
Funds are budgeted.
Everything was given a favorable recommendation.