Mayor Barlow Presents New City Initiative NEW CITY INITIATIVE

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IN AN EFFORT TO KEEP OSWEGO COUNTY CLEAN, MAYOR BILLY BARLOW
ANNOUNCED A NEW PLAN WHICH INCLUDES ELIMINATING THE USE AND SALE OF STYROFOAM IN RESTAURANTS AND STORES. N-C-C’S ROTH AND KING TELL US WHAT THIS MEANS FOR BUSINESS OWNERS.
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FOR RESTAURANTS IN OSWEGO COUNTY, THE NEW BAN MEANS OWNERS WILL HAVE TO GET RID OF THE CHEAP STYROFOAM CONTAINERS AND SWITCH TO COMPLETELY DIFFERENT MATERIALS.
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RESTAURANT KITCHEN MANAGER DOUG WARNER SAYS ONCE THE CLEAN CITY INITIATIVE GOES INTO EFFECT, MENU PRICES WILL HAVE TO INCREASE.
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AS A RESULT OF THE BAN, WARNER IS NOW FACED WITH ONLY TWO OPTIONS.
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“MAYOR BARLOW’S CLEAN THE CITY INITIATIVE INCLUDES GETTING RID OF
STYRAFOAM LIKE THIS, HOWEVER THERE ARE SOME LOOPHOLES AROUND IT.”

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EVEN THOUGH BUSINESSES AROUND DOWNTOWN OSWEGO ARE FRUSTRATED WITH THE CHANGE, MAYOR BARLOW IS CONFIDENT IT WILL BE A POSITIVE ONE FOR THE CITY.
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MAYOR BARLOW’S NEW PLAN FOR THE CITY WILL GO INTO EFFECT ON APRIL 22ND 2020

OSWEGO, N.Y. (NCC News) – Mayor  Billy Barlow has a new plan to protect the environment and health of the community in the city of Oswego.

The plan focuses on preventing littering, banning smoking and vaping on city property, and banning the use and sale of Styrofoam. Restaurant owners in the city of Oswego will have to change  their prices now that Styrofoam materials are being removed.

“The drawback is the Styrofoam containers which are nine cents a piece where you jump to the biodegradeable containers which go up to 89 cents a piece and obviously we have to up the price. If consumers gets upset,” said Doug Warner, Kitchen  Manager at River’s Edge TaQueria.

“We would either have to donate the Styrofoam to somewhere that was excepting them or yes we would have to buy all new materials,”  said Warner.

As a result of the ban, Warner will now have to throw away products, and may have to spend more money on new restaurant supplies.

Clean City Initiative Proposal

“I understand the cost. I understand it’s hard to change, but at the same time, I think we have an obligation to protect our environment and also look out for the health of our consumers,” said Mayor Barlow.

Oswego businesses are not thrilled about the new change set to happen April 22, 2020 . Mayor Barlow said the new plan will bring positive change to the city.

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Sharif D. King

Sharif D. King is Multi-Media Talent/Journalist hailing from Harlem, NY by way of the Bronx. As seen/heard on Hot 97, WBLS, 101.1 The Wiz, Fox 19, Dopeness Magazine and more. Newhouse BDJ SCE G'20 Syracuse University

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