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The Oswego Village Board meets at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday night.

There will be a first look at a plan to develop a public outdoor live performance, music entertainment and event center off Orchard Road at the Oswego Village Board meeting where trustees are expected to give staff direction.

Part of the donation agreement from an Oswego native and businessman calls for center to start within three years. Trustees will see minimum design standards and premium design upgrades, the latter if the budget permits.  Construction is expected to be completed by October.

Because of the December donation, village staff reports that there is no budget for the performance center for fiscal year 2020. However, the staff indicates that $752,000 can come from the sale of the former Oswego Police Department building on Route 34 when that  sale is completed in March.

Trustees will vote on a 32-month moratorium for property located on South Harrison Street, where long time business owner Neal Dodd protested at last month’s meeting because the restriction may prevent him from selling his construction business. Village officials see that as the next area for downtown redevelopment. That move also will allow village staff to plan for new zoning districts.

The Oswego Plan Commission voted 5-2 to approve the moratorium.

Elsewhere, Oswego trustees will decide on allowing a new and larger American Legion sign on Washington Street (Rt. 34) downtown with five variances and village staff recommending four new requirements.

Another approval is for two Orchard Road business projects totaling over 10,000 square feet.