December 6, 1999
Town Board Minutes

Southwest Oswego Community Center

Supervisor: Jack Tyrie, Jr.
Town Board Members: Victoria Mullen, Lee Phillips,
Marie Schadt, Barbara Tierney
The regular meeting of the Town of Oswego Board was held at the Southwest Community Center on December 6, 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:
Supervisor
Councilor
Councilor
Councilor
Councilor
Attorney to Board
Jack Tyrie, Jr.
Victoria Mullen
Lee Phillips
Marie Schadt
Barbara Tierney
Stephen C. Greene
Resolution 99-186 Motion by Councilor Schadt and seconded by Councilor Tierney to approve the minutes for November 1, 5, 9 and 30th and the bills on abstract 12 for the following amounts:
General Fund
Highway Fund
Lighting Districts
Sewer Districts
Salt Shed
$ 15,769.05
$ 13,388.86
$ 119.37
$ 237.69
$ 239.90
All ayes motion carried.

Supervisor's Report:
Supervisor Tyrie reported that there is no grant money available to repair the Community Center. The last board meeting for 1999 will be held on December 30th. The town is collecting food and toys for 5 families in Oswego Town. Stop by the town hall to pick up a gift suggestion. Donation need to be brought to town hall by December 10th. He thanked Mrs. Mullen for a very nice tree lighting ceremony, which was held last week and Mrs. Cooper for hosting the annual Historical holiday party which honored 100-year old town resident, Andy Hogan.

Town Clerk's Report:
The tax bills will be mailed out December 31st if they are ready from the county. If anyone needs a tax bill sent to another address please send or call the change into the Town Clerk. Mrs. Cooper explained about the second notice tax fee which the Town usually waives each year and this needs to be voted on tonight so notification can be sent to the County Treasurer's office.

Public Comment:
Town resident Burt Pitcher asked about the resolution on the agenda to turn off water to his house. He explained his water situation and all the problems he has had getting it turned on. Other residents in the audience had the same concern with why his water would be turned off. Tim Thomas had concerns with the Sleepy Hollow sewer district and the fee he is paying which he feels is too high. John Zwierecki gave the supervisor an ad he saw for a company who does structional repairs on buildings. Jim Thompson asked the board about the money to build a town garage. Why would we want to tie our hands by putting this money in a highway building fund? Mark AuClair asked how much was in the unreserved fund balances. He agreed with Jim Thompson that the building fund money should not be ear marked just for a highway building. Lois Delapp asked if the residents would be voting on a new building? Councilor Schadt believes the money should be used for a new building or given back to the taxpayers. Supervisor Tyrie commented that the board needs a capital project plan. The taxpayers would vote on a new building through a permissive referendum. Lori Marshall from a local snow mobile club discussed the County Hojack trail and how important it is to this area. The Hojack trail is overgrown in the section which runs through Oswego Town, and her club members will maintain and keep the trail open. She asked the board to look into opening this section up and she has more information she would like to get to the board. Greg Hermman asked about the fire hydrants for Regan Dr. and when would they be put in?

Resolution 99-187
Motion by Councilor Tierney and seconded by Councilor Phillips. Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board direct the Town Attorney to research alternatives available to the town Board for discontinuing water service to North Star Boulevard. Motion by Councilor Tierney and seconded by Councilor Phillips to amend resolution 99-187 to read: Be it Resolved that the Oswego Town Board direct the Town Attorney to research the provision of water service to North Star Boulevard. Amendment carried. Vote on Resolution 99-187 as amended all ayes motion carried.

Agenda item b withdrawn, no action taken.

Resolution 99-188
Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board transfers $350,000.00 from the General Unreserved Fund to the Highway Building Fund. Moved by Councilor Schadt and seconded by Councilor Mullen. Motion by Councilor Schadt and seconded by Councilor Phillips to amend resolution 99-188 to read: Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board transfers $350,000.00 from the General Unreserved Fund to a building fund. Vote on amendment all ayes amendment carried. Vote on resolution 99-188 as amended. 1 aye, 4 nays. Motion defeated.
Mullen
Phillips
Schadt
Tierney
Tyrie
nay
nay
aye
nay
nay
Resolution 99-189 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board approves the Oswego Town Rural Cemetery Rate Schedule submitted by Cemetery Superintendent Pitcher, such schedule reading as follows:

Grave openings
Adult $300.00
Cremation 125.00 Sunday & holiday
Infant 150.00 openings $50.00 additional

Plots

1st plot $360.00
each additional300.00
includes corner markers & perpetual care

Foundations

Up to 36"
Up to 48"
Up to 59"
64" & above
$ 50.00
75.00
100.00
fee to be set by superintendent

Be it further resolved that such schedule shall take effect on January 1, 2000. Moved by Supervisor Tyrie and seconded by Councilor Mullen. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 99-190
Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board amends the Town Travel Policy to add the following: The Oswego Town Board does not consider claims for travel from an employee's residence to a fixed employment site to be legitimate Town charges. Moved by Councilor Mullen and seconded by Councilor Tierney. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 99-191
Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board authorizes the Highway Superintendent to purchase a Daewoo Mego 250-111, 3 cubic yard loader, as specified in the attached quotation, as noted on state bid. Be it further resolved that the total cost of this purchase shall be $107,136.00 minus $8500.00 trade-in value, for a final cost of $98,636.00. Moved by Councilor Phillips seconded by Councilor Tierney. 4 ayes, 1 nay. Supervisor Tyrie moved to table until next month. No second.
Mullen
Phillips
Schadt
Tierney
Tyrie
aye
aye
aye
aye
nay
Resolution 99-192 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board approves modification of the 1999 general town budget as follows: transfer $544.25 from A1410.4 (town clerk contractual )to A1420.4 (attorney contractual). Moved by Councilor Tierney and seconded by Councilor Schadt. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 99-193
Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board approves modification of the 1999 general town budget as follows: transfer $55.00 from A1355.4 (assessment contractual) to A1320.4 (auditor contractual). Moved by Councilor Mullen and seconded by Councilor Tierney. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 99-194
Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board approves modification of the 1999 general town budget as follows: transfer $80.29 from A1450.1 (election workers-personal services) to A3120.4 (police contractual). Moved by Supervisor Tyrie and seconded by Councilor Tierney. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 99-195
Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board approves modification of the 1999 general town budget as follows: Transfer $752.45 from A1620.13 (building-general laborers personal services) to A8010.4 (zoning contractual). Moved by Councilor Tierney and seconded by Councilor Mullen. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 99-196
Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board approves modification of the 1999 Ontario Heights Sewer District Budget as follows: Transfer $566.24 from SS2-8120.4 (sanitary sewers contractual) to SS2-8120.41 (sanitary sewer-city usage fee). Moved by Supervisor Tyrie and seconded by Councilor Schadt. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 99-197
Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board approves modification of the 1999 general town budget as follows: Transfer $877.06 from A1355.4 (assessment contractual) to A1670.4 (central printing & mailing). Moved by Councilor Mullen and seconded by Supervisor Tyrie. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 99-198
Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board approves modification of the 1999 general town budget as follows: Transfer $2,132,00 from A1620.13 (building general laborer personal services) to A4540.4 (ambulance contractual).Moved by Councilor Phillips and seconded by Councilor Tierney.

Resolution 99-199 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board adjusts the Ontario Heights Sewer District Charges to reflect the recommendations of the Sewer Committee. Be it further resolved that the property at 304 Washington Blvd., tax map number 127.1501-07.000, currently owned by John & Maria Demidowicz, shall no longer be subject to sewer treatment charges, so long as the City of Oswego continues the current practice of not charging the Ontario Heights Sewer District for treatment of discharge from said property. Be it further resolved that charges for payment of capital improvements, interest payments, maintenance, and operation shall be determined according to the following formula:

(Ontario Hts. Sewer Dist. Unit charge) X (% of property located within Sewer Dist). Be it further resolved that the percentage figure shall be determined by the Assessor's Office. Moved by Supervisor Tyrie and seconded by Councilor Tierney. All ayes motion carried.

Agenda item o withdrawn, no action taken.

Agenda item p. Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board authorizes the Supervisor to create a Water Committee for the purpose of proposing Town policies and procedures regarding extension of water lines, installation of fire hydrants, and other questions involving water distribution. Moved by Supervisor Tyrie. No second.

Agenda item q. withdrawn, no action taken.

Resolution 99-200 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board directs the Zoning Enforcement and Code Enforcement Records shall be filed with the Town Clerk's Office according to the time frames identified in NYS law. Moved by Supervisor Tyrie and seconded by Councilor Tierney. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 99-201 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board waives the fee for the second notice tax bills for the year 2000. Moved by Supervisor Tyrie and seconded by Councilor Schadt. All ayes motion carried.

Public Comment: Samantha Ditzler asked why the board didn't second the water board committee resolution? Mark AuClair asked about the Nunzi property. More questions were raised about the Pitcher water problem. Jim Thompson asked if any of the roads met the specifications outlined in the sub division book; he feels they can not. Leon Carter stated he met with Mr. Pupparo and his contractor regarding the North Star Blvd. road. Richard Pratt commented on the conduct of Town Officials and that some issues should be resolved outside a public meeting. The board should work together.

Supervisor Tyrie wished everyone a Happy Hanukah and Merry Christmas and thanked the two out going board members, Marie Schadt and Lee Phillips for their service to the town.

Resolution 99-202 Motion by Councilor Schadt and seconded by Councilor Phillips to adjourn the regular meeting at 9:10 PM. All ayes motion carried.

Respectfully submitted,

Theresa A. Cooper
Town Clerk
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