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Camp Hollis capital project resolution fails at committee

by Carol Thompson

The Oswego County Legislature’s Health and Human Services Committee failed to approve a capital project at Camp Hollis that would address bluff erosion control.

The Oswego City-County Youth Bureau had requested the funding.

The committee considered a request to add an additional $10,000 to the capital fund at the Aug. 29 meeting, however, a lack of a meeting quorum resulted in Legislature Chairman Fred Beardsley to fill in to meet the required number of committee members necessary to hold a meeting.

With one legislator voting against the resolution, it failed.

In 2009, the Camp Hollis Task Force recommended several infrastructure projects for Camp Hollis, according to an informational memorandum.

“One of the top priorities was to address the erosion of the bluffs,” the memo states. “About one and a half feet of shoreline erodes each year due to wave action as well as insufficient drainage.”

Earlier this year, a design/build request for proposals was issued to seek solutions and costs to stabilize the bluffs. Seven firms submitted nine proposals.

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