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Public Hearing Set July 23 Regarding Bus Issue

OSWEGO, NY – At its meeting this week, the Common Council authorized a public hearing for local law No. 2 of 2012; the proposed code changes for Chapter 228, taxicabs, of the code of the city of Oswego.

The public hearing will be held at 7:10 p.m. July 23 in the Council Chamber at City Hall.

Proponents of the change say it will help improve the quality of life in neighborhoods, especially in the First and Third wards.

However, the owners of the two bus companies in the city say the regulations will unfairly infringe on their right to conduct business.

In other business:

Mayor Tom Gillen was authorized to execute a deed with SRE Midtown Acquisitions, LLC, for a portion of East Cayuga Street between East First and East Second streets, contingent upon and contiguous with the buyer’s purchase of the Midtown Plaza.

And, the mayor was authorized to sign Task Order No. 5 in the amount of $2,500 to perform required additional soil boring for the Agreement with GHD for the West Side Combined Sewer Separation (EFC No. C7-6344-19-02).

He was also authorized to sign the Professional Engineering Services Agreement with GHD Consulting Engineers in the amount of $394,500 for Excess Flow Management Facility (EFMF)-Pump Station and Facility Upgrade Project EFC No. C7-6344-19-05 as mandated by Paragraphs 21.c and 23.a of the West Side Consent Decree.

And, he was authorized to sign the Engineering Services Agreement with GHD Consulting Engineers in the amount of $14,600 for preparation of a Post-Construction Monitoring Program as mandated by Paragraph 26.b of the West Side Sewer System Consent Decree, which is part of the CSO Control Measures.

The council approved the confirmation of the 2012 Tax Roll for the city of Oswego.

Councilors also approved the standard work days for elected and appointed officials for the reporting to the New York State and Local Employees’ Retirement System.

The council approved use of Credit-Debit Cards at the marina.

Councilors approved an updated resolution granting use of the Crisafulli Skating Rink to the Oz Roller Girls for the remainder of the 2012 season.

Councilors OK’d use of the Crisafulli Skating Rink by the Oz Roller Girls for the flat track roller derby tournament to be held July 27 – 29.

The council approved use of public space by Roberta Gill. The owner of a single-family dwelling at 51 E. Fifth St. wants to install a one-car parking area, nine foot by 20 foot, between the sidewalk and property line.

Don Wahrendorf was granted permission to landfill on property he owns at 111 W. Third St.