I have enjoyed our mild winter. As in recent years, I employed the services of an individual to keep my driveway cleared of snow.
I am very fortunate to know this person, as he also kept my sidewalk and steps cleared and when necessary, also put down salt and sand.
I am very saddened to hear there were a handful of individuals who refused to make a final payment for snow-removal services. I am assuming that the reasoning, if it can be called that, is that no snow clearing ended up being necessary during the last half of winter.
Oswego County legislators are required to make a written request for the documents that they are the legal custodians of — and it has sparked a debate as to whether they should be exempt from having to follow the same procedure as the public in acquiring records.
In other counties around the state, legislators have access to records without written requests or wait.
The requests, known more commonly as a FOIL request, the acronym for Freedom of Information Law, are required to obtain public documents from government agencies. Requests can be made in writing by e-mail, hard copy or by using a form provided by the agency.
Oswego County Sheriff Reuel “Moe” Todd said Wednesday that he expects the county to begin a state pilot program that could ease the maximum capacity issues faced at the Oswego County Public Safety Center.
“It should start within a week or two,” Todd said of the county’s participation in the program.
The state recently began a program called The Orleans Project, which removes “technical violators” of parole from the local jail, placing them in state-run facilities.