PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Planning Board for the Town of Oswego will hold a Public Hearing on the 17th day of May, 2021, at 7:00 PM or as soon thereafter as possible, at the Oswego Town Hall, 2320 County Route 7, Oswego, New York to consider the application by Ken and Kim Fox for site plan review related to property located on 8283 State Route 104, Oswego, NY, to construct a bulk mulch bin and construction of for retail and storage space.

            All interested parties will be heard.

            A copy of the site plan may be reviewed at the Town Clerk’s office during regular office hours.

Dated: May 10, 2021                         Kathy Delaney

                                                            Secretary, Town of Oswego      

                                                            Planning Board



Tuesday, October 27

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the preliminary budget for the Town of Oswego, County of Oswego, New York, for the fiscal year beginning January 1, 2021 is available and filed in the Office of the Town Clerk at the town hall located at 2320 Co. Rt. 7 Oswego, New York where it may be inspected by any persons during regular business hours. 

FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,  that the Oswego Town Board shall hold a public hearing on October 27, 2020 at 6:00 PM at the Oswego Town Hall, 2320 County Route 7 Oswego, NY  to hear all interested parties for or against the 2020 Preliminary budget for the Town of Oswego.

Fire District Budget Notice

Legal Notice

NOTICE IS HEARBY GIVEN that the 2021 Proposed Budget of the Oswego Town Fire District of the Town of Oswego, County of Oswego, State of New York, will be presented to the public for its consideration at a PUBLIC HEARING to be held at 7:00 p.m. at the Oswego Town Fire Station on the 20th day of October 2020, 640 County Route 20, Oswego, NY 13126

Pursuant to Town Law 105, the Board of Fire Commissioners must hold a public hearing on the budget, make the proposed budget available to the public prior to the public hearing, and allow public to comment on the budget at the public hearing.  This public hearing must be held to allow maximum public participation in the budget process.

The purpose of the public hearing is to allow any person to be heard in favor of or against the proposed budget as it is submitted, or for or against any item or items contained in the proposed budget, and hearing all persons interested in the subject concerning same.

A copy of the proposed budget is available on the Fire District website, or at the Town of Oswego Town Clerks Office, 2320 County Route 7, Oswego NY 13126 where it may be inspected by any interested person during normal business hours.

Download 2021 Fire District Budget Here

Immediately following the public hearing the Oswego Town Fire District will hold its regular monthly meeting.

Respectfully submitted

Board of Fire Commissioners

Oswego Town Fire District

640 County Route 20

Oswego, NY 13126


Dated: 10/7/2020

Update of Thompson Road Bridge

On Tuesday 8/4/20 bids were opened for the construction phase of replacing the bridge on Thompson Road over Rice Creek. We were pleased that the apparent low bid was slightly below cost estimates. At a Special Town Board meeting, also on 8/4/20, the Oswego Town Board passed a resolution authorizing the awarding of the bid to the apparent low bidder, pending review by the Town’s engineers, The BCA Group. The Town is moving forward with this project as quickly as possible. Updates will be posted when a construction schedule has been established.

Rick Kaulfuss, Town Supervisor





BCA Project No.: 2016-187


Sealed Bids for the Replacement of Thompson Road Bridge over Rice Creek – BIN 2209140, BCA Project No. 2016-187 will be received, by The Town of Oswego, at the office of the Town of Oswego, 2320 County Route 7, Oswego, New York 13126, until 4:00 P.M. local time on Tuesday August 4, 2020, at which time the Bids received will be publicly opened and read.  The Project consists of demolishing the existing bridge carrying Thompson Road over Rice Creek and constructing a replacement bridge structure and appurtenances.

Given the current situation with COVID-19 (coronavirus) this bid opening will also be announced via electronic conference methods for those unable to attend the bid opening in person. The Town of Oswego will be using the video conferencing software Microsoft Teams for the bid opening. To view the bid opening please go to:

Or call in by using the following information:

+1 716-304-0775   United States, Niagara Falls (Toll)

(888) 304-9354   United States (Toll-free)

Conference ID: 229 188 894#

Bids will be received for a single prime Contract.  Bids shall be on a lump sum and unit price basis, with bid items as indicated in the Bid Form.

The Issuing Office for the Bidding Documents is: BCA Architects & Engineers, 327 Mullin Street, Watertown, New York 13601, phone: (315) 782-8130. Prospective Bidders may obtain copies of the Bidding Documents from the Issuing Office as described below.

Bidding Documents may be examined at numerous builders exchanges throughout New York as noted on the Plan Holders List; the office of the printing company, Syracuse Blue Print Company, 825 East Genesee Street, Syracuse, New York 13210 (, click on NextPlans); and the office of the Town of Oswego, 2320 County Route 7, Oswego, New York 13126, on Mondays through Fridays during regular business hours.

Printed copies of the Bidding Documents may be obtained by sending a request (via fax at (315) 782-7192 or email at and deposit to the Issuing Office. The deposit is $100.00 for each initial set and $100.00 for each additional set requested (if available)Bidders wishing electronic pdf documents shall submit a non-refundable check of $100.00. The request shall include the following information: company name, phone, fax, email address, physical address, confirmation of deposit and shipping charges ($15 check or a UPS/FedEx number). Bidding documents remain the property of the Engineer and must be returned in good condition within thirty (30) days after award of contract or rejection of bids. The selected bidder is not required to return the bidding documents. All refunds of deposits will be made only in accordance with the Plan Deposit Policy. The Plan Deposit Policy, Plan Holders List, Pre-Bid Estimates, and a list of Addenda, if any, may be found at under Bidding Projects.  Upon request and receipt of the document deposit indicated above plus a non-refundable shipping charge, the Issuing Office will transmit the Bidding Documents through Syracuse Blue Print Company, 825 East Genesee Street, Syracuse, New York 13210. Copies are not available for pickup at the Issuing Office. The shipping charge amount will depend on the shipping method selected by the prospective Bidder.  The date that the Bidding Documents are transmitted by the Issuing Office will be considered the Bidder’s date of receipt of the Bidding Documents.  Partial sets of Bidding Documents will not be available from the Issuing Office.  Neither Owner nor Engineer will be responsible for full or partial sets of Bidding Documents, including Addenda if any, obtained from sources other than the Issuing Office.

Any bid may be withdrawn without prejudice prior to the official bid submission time or any publicized postponement thereof.

The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive any informalities or defects in such bid either before or after opening.

A pre-bid conference will be held at the jobsite upon request. Attendance at the pre-bid conference is highly encouraged but is not mandatory.

Bid security shall be furnished in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders. Attention of bidders is particularly called to the requirements as to condition of employment to be observed and to the minimum wage rates to be paid under the Contract. Refer to Instructions to Bidders & Bid Form for requirements regarding modifications and withdrawing of bids.

Owner: Town of Oswego

By:       Richard E. Kaulfuss

Title:    Supervisor

Date:    July 9, 2020


New York State Department of Environmental Conservation – Notice of Complete Application

Date:   06/30/2020


2320 CO RTE 7

OSWEGO, NY 13126-9110


OSWEGO, NY 13126

Application ID: 7-3542-00006/00001

Permits(s) Applied for: 1 – Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Municipal SPDES – Surface Discharge

Project is located: in OSWEGO in OSWEGO COUNTY

Project Description:

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has prepared a draft permit and made a tentative determination to reissue an expired State Pollution Discharge Elimination Systems (SPDES) permit (NY0029238) for the discharge of 0.01 million gallons per day of treated sanitary wastewater to NY Freshwater Wetland OW-2, Snake Swamp. Wastewater is processed through 2-10,000-gallon septic tanks, 3 buried infiltration beds, a recirculation chamber, and then discharges to Snake Swamp. The permit has been updated to include: a new requirement for seasonal effluent disinfection; a new daily max effluent limitation for Total Residual Chlorine (TRC) of 0.03 mg/L; a new requirement for dissolved oxygen of 7.0 mg/L; a modification to change the reporting for Ammonia (as NH3) to Ammonia (as N); and a modification to change the pH range from 6.0 – 9.0 SU to 6.5 – 8.5 SU. Requests for a legislative (public statement) hearing must be sent in writing to the DEC contact person below by the comment deadline. The Department assesses such requests pursuant to 6 NYCRR Section 621.8.

The draft permit and fact sheet may be viewed and printed from the Department website at:

Availability of Application Documents:

Filed application documents, and Department draft permits where applicable, are available for inspection during normal business hours at the address of the contact person. To ensure timely service at the time of inspection, it is recommended that an appointment be made with the contact person.

State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination

Project is not subject to SEQR because it is a Type II action.

SEQR Lead Agency  None Designated

State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination

The proposed activity is not subject to review in accordance with SHPA.  The application type is exempt and/or the project involves the continuation of an existing operational activity.

DEC Commissioner Policy 29, Environmental Justice and Permitting (CP-29)

It has been determined that the proposed action is not subject to CP-29.

Availability For Public Comment                                        Contact Person

Comments on this project must be                            KEVIN M BALDUZZI

submitted in writing to the Contact                           NYSDEC

Person no later than 08/07/2020                               615 Erie Boulevard W

or 30 days after the publication date                         Syracuse, NY 13204-2400

of this notice, whichever is later.                              (315) 426-7438

Important Public Notice To All Property Taxpayers Regarding  Star – New Change In NYS 2020 Budget


In the 2020 NYS Budget, it was enacted that BASIC STAR BENEFITS WILL BE DENIED to property owners who are delinquent on their County, Town, Village, City or School property taxes for more than one year. 

All delinquent taxpayers who are behind on their taxes and all delinquent installment contract holders who are behind on their payment schedules must bring their accounts current by JUNE 22, 2020 to keep their STAR in 2021. 

Delinquent taxes and delinquent installment contract payments should be paid to the Oswego County Treasurer’s Office.  Payments are not accepted on Foreclosed properties.

If you pay your taxes late but pay your taxes in full (being current), you may become eligible to get BASIC STAR in the future year.  Once a taxpayer loses the reduction from the school tax bill (STAR EXEMPTION), the taxpayer can only receive a STAR check with future eligibility if prior taxes have been paid in full.  (This means that the Town & County Tax Bills – issued in January, as well as applicable City Taxes which are issued in April – must be kept current at all times to keep Basic STAR.  Unpaid Village and School Property Taxes, as well as other Relevies are accounted for the on the January Tax Bill.)

All inquiries regarding STAR and ENHANCED STAR should be directed to the NYS Department of Taxation and Finance.  Their phone number is 518-457-2036 and their normal office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.  More information may be obtained at:

Denying Basic STAR Benefits for Property Owners with Delinquent Property Taxes

Notice To All Litigants

Due to the recent coronavirus pandemic, this court will not be in regular session.  All matters are administratively adjourned until further notice. Upon resumption of the regular court sessions, you will be contacted by the court personnel at a future date.  Should you have any questions, you may contact 315-671-4699.

If you have a scheduled appearance or were otherwise directed to attend court today, you will not be penalized for your absence. We thank you for your cooperation in this effort to prevent the spread of covid-19 (coronavirus) to others in the community.

We thank you for your cooperation in this effort to prevent the spread of covid-19 (coronavirus) to others in the community.

Driveway Replacements

If you are planning to replace your driveway this season, please let The Town Highway know so the culvert under your driveway can be inspected.  If replacement is needed, either now or in the foreseeable future, we will do it before your new driveway in installed.  There is no charge to replace an old, non-functioning culvert.