The contract purchaser of a westside home wants to install a new retaining wall with iron railing and Oswego County Opportunities wants to promote Domestic Violence Awareness Month in East Park this fall.
The Planning and Development Committee this week sent a businessman’s request for a zone change to the Planning Board for its advisory opinion for the proposed change. His plan to develop a hotel there, however, drew objections from some owners of existing hotels.
They recommend allowing a downtown business to have outdoor music until 1:30 a.m. because another business already has such a variance. The full council will consider setting stricter time limits for variances in the coming year.
According to a change in the city code approved Monday night, if a landlord doesn’t live within 25 miles of Oswego City Hall, they have to designate a manager or agent for their property who does.
Several requests to use public space were sent to the full council for consideration. Among them is a parking plan that will assist developers in rehabilitating the former Cahill’s building and property.
Members of the Common Council on Tuesday night began going over the proposed 2012 budget department by department – line by line. It’s a tight budget, Mayor Randy Bateman said. It holds the line on spending and there shouldn’t be any tax increase, he added.
Port City bars that receive a variance to the noise ordinance to host outdoor live entertainment will have to tone it down earlier. The Planning and Development Committee sent a recommendation to the full council Monday night that would restrict the hours local bars could allow outside bands to play.
The Crisafulli baseball diamond area of Breitbeck Park is going to the dogs. At its meeting Monday night, the Physical Services Committee gave a favorable recommendation to transforming the currently idle baseball field into a park for canines. The full council will consider the plan next week.