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Special Events Workshop Set Prior to Council Meeting

OSWEGO, NY – At last week’s committee, Justin Rudgick, Community Development Director, gave councilors a brief update on what the Special Events Committee has been working on.

He requested discussion regarding Special Events Guide and Application.

Council President Eric VanBuren requested a workshop regarding the application.

The workshop will be held Tuesday, February 14, at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chamber prior to the regular council meeting.

Rudgick said the committee has been working to find ways to streamline the process.

Under discussion have been items such as fees. The group has been talking about potential charges for large events, small events and events by not-for-profits, Rudgick said.

Another question was should there be extra fees for events that require use of the city’s EMT services, waste management and other assistance.

Councilors will also examine how to regulate use of the city logo regarding special events.

“The more prepared we are now, the better off we’ll be in the future,” Rudgick said.

The council will gather at 7:15 p.m. for public session and the regular meeting will get under way at 7:30 p.m.

The agenda includes a request to use city properties by Oswego Harbor Festivals, Inc., for Harborfest to be held July 27-30; and a request to use public space by Mr. and Mrs. Robert McGrath, proprietors of the Clubhouse Tavern and Spencer’s Ali, in order to host the annual United Way Breakfast on July 29.