When Pam Parr voted for the final time at Tuesday’s Oswego Village Board meeting, the trustee’s reply was definite.
Parr, who was defeated in the election three weeks ago after serving eight years, voted against a 20-year capital improvement project plan and for the new fiscal year 2022 budget. After the meeting, she explained her no votes.
Work has started on the three acre outdoor entertainment venue with an August completion date. Parr has continuously questioned the project at meetings, sometimes voting no. She would cite financial needs for an alternative drinking water source and improvements to Wolf’s Crossing Road as more important residential needs.
While the initial entertainment venue project costs are nearly three-quarters of a million dollars, the village board has considered using the sale of the former police station to pay for it.
In addition, a state capital bill giving Oswego $238,000 has not been deposited into village funds, according to Oswego Village Administrator Dan DiSanto. He said the village must go through a state process to receive it.
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