At its meeting Monday night, the Common Council voted 4-2-1 to extend its lease agreement with the Port of Oswego Authority regarding the International Marina. Voting in favor of the move were councilors Connie Cosemento, Mike Myers, Cathy Santos and Ron Kaplewicz. The nay votes were by councilors Shawn Walker and Bill Sharkey, who added an emphatic “Absolutely no.”
The Common Council voted 5 to 2 Wednesday afternoon to move ahead with plans to acquire the International Marina from the Port of Oswego Authority. The price tag is $2.1 million.
In the wake of lingering questions and concerns by the public and some aldermen, the Common Council voted 4-3 Monday night to table a resolution regarding the purchase of the International Marina from the Port Authority. Council President Dan Donovan and councilors Mike Myers, Shawn Walker and Bill Sharkey voted in favor of tabling the resolution.
About a dozen people turned out Thursday night for a town hall meeting with city officials. Topics ranged from the city’s plans to purchase the International Marina to the behavior of college students (and others) to snow removal. The meeting was productive, one councilor said. Things are headed in the right direction, she said. But change doesn’t happen overnight, she added.
On Wednesday, the city hosted an informational meeting among city officials, Harborfest representatives and the general public to discuss plans to once again locate the festival’s midway at the marina parking lot north of Lake Street. Some residents oppose the idea. However, most who spoke Wednesday favored the plan.