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October 22, 2018

Public Hearing Set On ‘Social Host’ Law


OSWEGO – Due to the Columbus Day holiday on Monday, the Oswego Common Council met Tuesday, Oct. 9.
Besides approving some amendments to The city’s winter parking policy, the council also OK’d a local law that eliminates the practice of allowing property owners to pave over public green space in front of their real property to accommodate off-street parking.
The council also authorized a public hearing on proposed Local Law No. 6 of the Year 2018.
It would amend Chapter 59, of the Code of the City of Oswego, NY.
The tentative local law would make it unlawful for any person older than the age of 18 who owns, rents, or otherwise controls a private residence, to knowingly allow the consumption of alcohol, alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs by any minor (younger than the age of 21) on such premises or to fail to take reasonable corrective action upon learning of the consumption of alcohol, alcoholic beverages or use of illegal drugs by any minor on such premises.
The hearing will take place at 7:10 p.m. October 22 in the Council Chamber at City Hall.
In Other Business:
The Common Council approved use of public space for:
• Daniel Batchelor, owner of a single-family dwelling located at 149 W. Eighth St., in order to install a four foot high gate
• Michael Belden, owner of a single-family dwelling located at 169 E. Sixth St., in order to install a new covered porch
The mayor was authorized to:
• Enter into an agreement with Brown and Caldwell Engineers for $100,000 for asset registry/CMMS services at the West Side Wastewater Treatment Plant
• Sign Change Order No. 1 ($22,152.25) with Barrett Paving for the 2018 Milling and Paving Project
• Sign Change Order No. 1 in the amount of zero dollars with Scriba Electric for the East Side Wastewater Treatment Plant Dewatering Equipment Replacement Project
• Enter into an agreement with the Victor Orlando Woolson Foundation for the Drug Abuse Resistance Education Program. There is no cost to the city.
• Enter into an agreement with Pyroteccnico for the fireworks display at the annual tree lighting and the city chamberlain was authorized to advance funds for same.
The council accepted the proposal ($6,700) submitted by GHD Consulting Services for the West Side Wastewater Treatment Plant Stormwater Pollution Prevention Project.
They also accepted the proposal ($15,700)  submitted by Jacob A. Cooper to provide architectural services at the Animal Shelter as part of the New York State Companion Animal Capital Fund Grant.
The Engineering Department was authorized to seek bids for the replacement of roofs on three city-owned buildings.
Councilors granted the DPW commissioner blanket authorization to hold auctions through Auctions International.
The council OK’d the transfer of $15,000 from within the Fire Department to update technology equipment and purchase other miscellaneous items; and, approved the transfer of $140,000 from within the Water Department for fire hydrants, equipment and upgrades at the Waste Water Treatment Plant.
The city approved $2,000 in sponsorship of the CNY Great Pumpkin Festival for the year 2018. The funds will be paid to the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce, which will be paid through the Community Development Office.

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