by Carol Thompson
Three bridge projects will be on the agenda when the Oswego County Legislature meets March 15.
The projects under consideration for this year will include the County Route 55 bridge over Ox Creek in the Town of Granby. The bridge is listed on the highway department’s rehabilitation plan and is scheduled to be replaced and updated.
The bridge has no approach railing, substandard bridge railing, and roadway width. The resolution legislators are asked to consider would transfer $440,000 from a capital reserve fund.
A $350,000 budget transfer from the capital reserve fund is also being requested for the replacement of the Kranze Road Bridge over Sage Creek in the Town of Mexico.
Oswego County E-911 Director Michael Allen recently reported to the Oswego County Legislature’s Public Safety and Emergency Services Committee that work on the county’s new radio tower project is on course.
“We are continuing to optimize radio equipment and finalize an emergency channel plan,” said Allen. “We are also working out the training component. Motorola will train our trainers who will go on to train others in the field.”
by Carol Thompson
Oswego County is seeking a new director of public health. The current director, Dr. Dennis Norfleet has announced he will be retiring in May.
The director initiates, directs, manages, and regulates the county health department’s delivery of public health services throughout Oswego County.
The work is performed in accordance with applicable state and local laws under the general direction of the county administrator, the Health & Human Services
Committee of the Oswego County Legislature, and in cooperation with the local board of health, according to the job description.
The health department is comprised of divisions in the areas of Public Health Nursing, Children with Special Needs, Environmental Health, Public Health Education, and Emergency Preparedness.