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September 19, 2018

Summer Events Requests Head To Council


OSWEGO – At this week’s Physical Services Committee meeting, the Special Events Committee got the ball rolling on several summertime events in the Port City.

The Oswego Farmers' Market will open on May 25 this year.

The Oswego Farmers’ Market will open on May 25 this year. (OCT File Photo)

The SEC requested approval for:

• Oswego County Federal Credit Union to organize and host “Movies in the Park.” The movies are set for June 27 and July 25 in East Park.

• Oswego YMCA, regarding the 30th annual Harborfest 5K and 10K community event to be held on July 28 from 8 a.m. to noon.

• Wednesday Night Summer Concerts at Breitbeck Park by Oswego City Band. Concerts are set for June 27, July 4, 11, 18 and August 1, 15 and 22.

• The city of Oswego annual weekly Farmers’ Market, sponsored by the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce. The market is scheduled Thursdays from May 25 to October 20. The request includes road closure of West First between Mohawk and Bridge streets, from 3:30 to 8:30 p.m., use of Civic Plaza, use of the city’s bandstand and police assistance during the event.

In Other Action:

Justin Rudgick, community development director, requested to declare the city the lead agency for SEQR, for the Oswego River Dock Project.

The city, through the Office of Economic Development, applied for and was awarded funding through the Department of State Local Waterfront Revitalization Program for the Westside Waterfront Enhancement Project.

The project includes the installation of transient docks on the Oswego River.

In collaboration with Edgewater Resources, the city is working with the county through the Brownfield Opportunity Area funding in which they are using Bergmann Associates to perform environmental review and coordination for specific projects related to the Downtown Revitalization Initiative and the Waterfront Revitalization.

As part of the requirement for environmental approval and permitting from the applicable agencies, the city will declare itself the lead agency for SEQR.

The proposed action will not have a significant adverse impact or effect on the quality of the environment, he said.

In addition to this, a formal determination of non-significance/negative declaration is recommended for council to formally adopt for this proposed activity, he added.

The committee gave a favorable recommendation to all of the requests. They will be considered by the full council at its next meeting.

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