August 2, 1999
Town Board Minutes
Southwest Oswego Community Center
Supervisor: Jack Tyrie, Jr.
Town Board Members: Victoria Mullen, Lee Phillips,
Marie Schadt, Barbara Tierney
meeting of the Town of Oswego Board was held at the Southwest Community
Center on August 2, 1999 at 7:00 PM. The meeting was called to order by
Supervisor Tyrie who opened with the Pledge of Allegiance. Roll call was
taken with the following members present:
Motion by Councilor Tierney and seconded by Councilor Phillips to bring back to the floor Resolution 99-91 regarding DCO/ACO position. All ayes motion carried. Councilor Tierney reported she checked with other towns and no one has ACO position. She recommended a list be made available for town residents who wish to have trapper take care of any nuisance animals. Councilor Schadt said this proposed change does not reflect on past performance of anyone. The town does not need more cost or added liability. Supervisor Tyrie called the question regarding ACO position:
Public Comment: Town Residents who spoke upon various topics were: Margie Malone submitted a signed petition from the residents of Gardenier Road for a request to lower the speed limit. Councilor Schadt asked why the State has to be involved with lowering speed limits? Leon Carter, Highway Superintendent stated the state sets all the speed limits. Margaret Mahaney commented on the excellent job the kids did on the Rathburn Rd Bridge. Bill Gamble feels the recreation program is excellent and a positive program for our youth. Earl Engle discussed the road issue on Driftwood Shores. He feels this is only a right a way road, not a municipal road. He would like clarification of the term road. Earl requested the board look in the sub-division book regarding what is a road and that the highway superintendent is in charge of roads.
Resolution 99-117 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board authorizes the transfer of ,$13,314.65 from the Town/MWB escrow account to OCWA for water system expansion. Moved by Supervisor Tyrie and seconded by Councilor Schadt. All ayes motion carried.
Resolution 99-118 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board authorizes the Supervisor to take appropriate steps to request a NYS Department of Transportation review of the speed limits on Gardenier Road from County Rt. 7 to the town line, and Hillside Avenue, from Gardenier Road to the town line. Be it further resolved that the Oswego Town Board requests that said speed limits be lowered. Moved by Councilor Schadt and seconded by Councilor Tierney. All ayes motion carded.
Resolution 99-119 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board authorizes the Supervisor to submit an Environmental Bond Act grant proposal for the purpose of purchasing the property commonly known as Nunzi's. Be it further resolved that the Oswego Town Board supports said grant proposal and urges all State Officials to support the proposal. Moved by Councilor Schadt and seconded by Councilor Mullen. All ayes motion carried.
Resolution 99-120 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board authorizes the Supervisor to submit a grant proposal to the Rural New York Planning and Preservation Grant Program for the purpose of funding engineering and architectural costs at the Southwest Community Center. Be it further resolved that the Oswego Town Board fully supports said application. Moved by Councilor Tierney and seconded by Councilor Mullen. All ayes motion carded.
Resolution 99-121 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board approves the appointment of John W. Pritchard as a member of the Oswego Town Planning Board. Be it further resolved that such term shall expire in 2002. Moved by Councilor Schadt and seconded by Councilor Tierney. All ayes motion carried.
Public Comment: The following town residents had comments regarding various topics. Barry Pritchard asked about the OCWA motion and is the town going to purchase Nunzi's? Supervisor Tyrie explained there are four steps the town must follow before this can be approved. Councilor Schadt commented that she had a State Representative look at the Nunzi property a few years ago and that there are environmental bond act funds available for a project like this. The ground is very shallow can't hold a lot of waste. Bill Gamble asked if Nunzi's borders Camp Hollis and what would the cost be to the town? Barry Pritchard asked if SW Express is in compliance with the building code. Supervisor Tyrie stated that the matter will be in Court next week. Al Pinter asked about the unrelated people living in an R-1 area, Sleepy Hollow. He would like the taxes lowered by 40% and would like the Town Board to look at the zoning rules.
Resolution 99-122 Motion by Councilor Mullen and seconded by Councilor Philips to move into executive session at 7:45 PM to discuss pending legal matters. All ayes motion carried.
Resolution 99-123 Motion by Councilor Phillips and seconded by Councilor Tierney to resume the regular meeting at 8:05 PM.
Motion by Councilor Mullen and seconded by Councilor Phillips to adjourn
the regular meeting of the Town Board at 8:06 PM.
Theresa A. Cooper