Oswego Common Council Resolutions to Note | Oswego County
OSWEGO – Two important issues were considered by the Joint Council at its meeting on June 28. One a wastewater treatment plant, the other the cancellation of a contract with the operator of the city’s High Dam hydroelectric power station on W. First St. along the Oswego River.
The treatment plant, known as the McCaffrey Water Treatment Plant, has been the subject of several bids received for work to be done.
The largest of these was an offer of $ 2,875,940 from John R. Dudley Construction.
Next, an offer of $ 1,655,014 from Scriba Electric to provide electrical services to the plant.
This was followed by an offer of $ 169,650 from Crosby Brownlie, Inc. for plant HVAC services.
Then, the low bid for the plumbing of the HMI Mechanical Systems plant was rejected by the council because HMI Mechanical Systems is not licensed in the city of Oswego. Instead, the board accepted the offer from licensed contractor J&A Mechanical Contractors for $ 84,779.
The second point to note concerns the cancellation of the city’s contract with Brookfield Power of New York Hydro Services for the operation and maintenance of the city’s High Dam hydroelectric power plant on the Oswego River.
City engineer Jeffrey Hinderliter requested that the convenience clause with the Brookfield deal be exercised as he encountered several issues with the way Brookfield operated and maintained the facility. The clause allows the City to terminate its agreement with Brookfield upon 120 days written notice.
Hinderliter has applied for permission to hire a third party to maintain the facility, with operations being handled by municipal engineer staff and other city employees, and to arrange necessary repairs to be made during scheduled shutdowns. of the installation.