On the eve of the first day of school, residents of the town of Cicero packed into the auditorium at Gillette Road Middle School for a public hearing on a proposed bus garage off South Bay Road. The Cicero Planning Board postponed the public hearing from Aug. 7 to Sept. 4 to accommodate the hundreds of people who showed up to the hearing, exceeding the fire code capacity at Cicero Town Hall.
More than 30 residents spoke, urging the Cicero Planning Board to reject the proposal.
Before the public had their say, the planning board allowed project engineer Greg Sgromo to make a brief presentation on One Remington LLC’s proposal to purchase the former EJ USA and Syracuse Castings site at 6177 South Bay Road and turn it into a bus garage. Gregory and Colin Cleghorn of One Remington LLC plan to lease the space to First Student Inc., which serves the Syracuse City School District.
First Student is currently located in the Inner Harbor in Syracuse but must find a new location as its lease was not renewed.