Friday, August 12, 2016

Oswego firefighters rally against mayor's plan to cut 16 positions (video) | syracuse.com

       Oswego firefighters are turning up the heat trying to get the public to demand Mayor Billy Barlow's plan to cut 16 positions (15 out the door, one vacancy.)
        This will be an interesting stare down for the 25 year old tyro mayor. This is similar to the number of positions that Watertown actually wants to cut, but officials here are willing to keep people on till retirement so they don't have to lay anyone off.
Oswego firefighters rally against mayor's plan to cut 16 positions (video) | syracuse.com#incart_m-rpt-1#incart_m-rpt-1

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

They don't have to keep or create new fire department positions in order to avoid layoffs. They could put them to work in the gardening department. Or have them work the concession stand. But typically when you are dealing with unions, you have to bribe the sitting members, in order to get them to eagerly agree to screw younger and future members.

Oswego sure is taking a long time to have some mysterious arson fires spring up.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if oswego paid for a study of the fire department. Did they hire a high priced lawyer? I am pretty sure the answer is no. I also wondered if they planned on rehiring the newly retired water superintendent to rewrite department procedures . There are rumors Mr. Slager will be returning as the executive assistant to the Watertown fire chief. Only Watertown would spend more money to cut services than would ultimately be saved.

Anonymous said...

I recall that Oswego's fire department staffing levels, was one of those used in the comparative analysis to justify Watertown's bloated staffing.

How's that working out for you ?

Anonymous said...

Billy boy-wonder Barlow will be a one and done mayor

Anonymous said...

9:38 You are kidding me.
Mr. Sligar being an executive assistant to the fire chief???
What the hell has Watertown come to. What does he know about Fire issues and safety, and requirements and all the NFPA stipulations to write a policy for the fire department. Maybe we can hire the latest retiring crossing guard to come in and write policy for the police department. I sure hope the fire men have their ducks in a row to sue the city if and when somebody gets hurt or maybe the city resident should sue the city for miss-managing their safety standards when someones life is involved. I really cant believe what this city has come to. At some point, someone is going to get hurt or the city is going to get sued for a BIG sum of money to sit back and wonder why they just didn't listen to the ones they have in the jobs they appoint them to. I wonder if City council knows about this new position the CM has created if its true. Was that in the budget? How much more was added to the new budget to keep the high priced lawyer here past July 1 when the new budget began. 165K last year, and how much more for this year???? What is the savings so far? How much have they paid out to him so far and we are still not any further ahead because nothing is settled yet other than demotions which might be put back, and not hiring others who might have to hire a lot when the city loses again.

Anonymous said...

Dear 4:00 You fire queens are afraid of someone like Mike exposing all the hidden skkeletons in your closet. He cleaned up the water dept that Pilon ran poorly for decades1