July 12, 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 July 12, 1999 at 7:00 PM. The meeting was called to order by Supervisor Tyrie who opened with the Pledge of Allegiance and asked everyone to remain standing for a moment of silence for Carl Irwin who passed away recently. 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
Excused from the meeting:
Councilor Marie Schadt
Resolution 99-89 Motion to open the public hearing at 7:05 PM on Proposed Local Law No. 2 of 1999 was made by Councilor Tierney and seconded by Councilor Mullen. All ayes motion carried. Councilor Tierney, Attorney Greene, Supervisor Tyrie explained the flood plan and how it would effect Oswego Town Residents. No public comment.

Resolution 99-90 Motion to close public hearing on proposed Local Law No. 2 at 7:15 PM was made by Councilor Mullen and seconded by Councilor Tierney. All ayes motion carded.

Resolution 99-91 Motion to open public hearing at 7:16 PM on the Proposed Local Law # 3 of 1999 was made by Councilor Tierney and seconded by Councilor Phillips. All ayes motion carried.

Public Comment: Resident Samatha Ditzler asked why we needed to change the title and why do we need this change? How many other towns have ACO position? Is there a humane way to trap animals? Resident Richard Pratt asked the cost factor? Councilor Tierney would like to table this so that other towns can be called who have an ACO and get the annual fee paid. Councilor Phillips explained difference between DCO & ACO position. Mark AuClair asked if other towns don't have ACO why does our town? A local trapper, Bill Gamble spoke about how he has to trap animals according to the law. Bob Sharkey asked if Mr. Gamble could catch fur-bearing animals? Beavers are not covered under nuniance control.

Resolution 99-92 Motion to close public hearing on ACO position was made by Councilor Tierney and seconded by Councilor Phillips at 7:40 PM. All ayes motion carried.7:41 to discuss personnel and pending litigation. .

Resolution 99-93 Motion by Councilor Mullen and seconded by Councilor Tierney to move into executive session at 7:41 to discuss personnel and pending litigation. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 99-94 Motion by Councilor Tierney and seconded by Councilor Mullen to resume the regular meeting at 7:55 PM. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 99-95
Motion by Councilor Mullen and seconded by Councilor Phillips to approve the minutes of June 7, 1999 and the bills on abstract #7 for the following amounts. All ayes motion carried.
General Fund
Highway Fund
Lighting District
Sewer Districts
Salt Storage
$54,452.12
$ 139,243.06
$ 155.19
$ 283.78
$ 6,409.00
Supervisor's Report: Supervisor Tyrie reported on the web site hits, the building permit and zoning packets would be ready for the board for review. He explained that simple permits should take up to 5 days and County and variance review is longer. The recreation program is up and running with free snacks and lunches being provided. The hours of the assessors office will be Tues. & Thurs. 1:30 -3:30 PM. The board will hear more about the junk law enforcement once the constable goes out on calls. The town board will vote on each incident. Letters have been sent to all the local engineers and architects to receive proposals on fixing the Community Center.

Public Comment: Mark AuClair asked about the salt shed? Does the college supply the lifeguards for the recreation kids who go swimming? How are the kids being transported to college? Is the town responsible for the adults driving the kids to the college? Randy Owens asked about the water tower and would like it removed. Ed Mervine would also like the tower removed and put the property back on the tax rolls and he would be interested in purchasing the property. He is also in favor of lowering the speed limit on Co. Rt. 20 do to the heavy amount of bikers and walkers in that area. Mrs. Ditzler had questions regarding zoning of R-1 family or unrelated people living together. She would also like to see the monthly reports of the different departments and a log of how many kids are using the park for the recreation program. Mark AuClair asked about the spec's on the water tower. Richard Pratt had questions regarding the people who would be coming to look at the Community Center.

Unfinished Business:

Resolution 99-96
Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board shall hold a public hearing on August 2, 1999 at 7:05 PM at the Southwest Community Center, for the purpose of receiving public comment on proposed Local Law #1 of 1999. Moved by Supervisor Tyrie and seconded by Councilor Tierney. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 99-97
Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board approves Proposed Local Law No. 2 of 1999. (Which becomes Local Law No. I of 1999. Moved by Supervisor Tyrie and seconded by Councilor Tierney. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 99-98
Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board approves Proposed Local Law No. 3 of 1999. Moved by Councilor Tierney and seconded by Councilor Phillips. Discussion followed to table this proposal until further information is obtained. Motion by Councilor Tierney and seconded by Councilor Phillips to table this motion. All ayes motion carried.

New Business:

Resolution 99-99
Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board approves the route of the 1999 YMCA Tour de Loop. Be it further resolved that the Oswego Town Board authorizes the Supervisor to notify the NYSDOT of the Town's approval. Be it further resolved that the Oswego Town Board applauds the continued support of this event by Ontario Orchards, Rudy's, Murdock's and The Bikery. Moved by Supervisor Tyrie and seconded by Councilor Tierney. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 99-100 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board approves the hiring of Maureen Sweeney and Elizabeth Weimer as Assistant Directors of Recreation. Moved by Councilor Tierney and seconded by Councilor Mullen. All ayes motion carded.

Resolution 99-101 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board approves the hiring of Jason Clark, Lisa Cooper, Nathan DeBan, Adam Hogan, Aaron Nelson, Nicholas Pelkey, Dennis Place, Krista Peer, John Simmons, Amy Smith, and Mary Voorhies as hourly employees of the Recreation Department. Moved by Councilor Mullen and seconded by Supervisor Tyrie. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 99-102
Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board approves the hiring of Theresa Gibson as Director of Recreation. Moved by Supervisor Tyrie and seconded by Councilor Phillips. All ayes motion carded.

Resolution 99-103 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board approves the hiring of Richard Pitcher as Cemetery Superintendent. Moved by Councilor Phillips and seconded by Councilor Tierney. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 99-104
Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board authorizes the Supervisor to accept the Iow-bid for the removal of the "Highmore Water Tower". Be if further resolved that such bidder was RF Combs Excavation & Paving at an amount of $3690.00 Moved by Councilor Tierney and seconded by Councilor Mullen. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 99-105
Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board authorizes the Supervisor to contract with JWJ Inc. for the removal of the Old Sleepy Hollow Sewage Treatment Plant. Be it further resolved that the cost of such removal shall be $1860.00. Be it further resolved that JWJ shall be responsible for all costs associated with said removal and for backfill of the hole to match existing grades using ROB gravel. Moved by Councilor Phillips and seconded by Councilor Tierney. All ayes motion carded.

Resolution 99-106
Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board accepts with regret, the resignation of Francis Witkowski from the Town Grievance Board. Be it further resolved the Board authorizes the Supervisor to send a letter to Mr. Witkowski expressing gratitude for his service to the Town. Moved by Councilor Mullen and seconded by Councilor Phillips. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 99-107
Be it resolved that the Oswego Town board accepts the resignation of Don Elliott from the Planning Board, such resignation to take effect on July 31, 1999. Moved by Supervisor Tyrie and seconded by Councilor Mullen. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 99-108
Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board approves the appointment of Donald Elliott to the Town Grievance Board. Be it further resolved that said term of office shall begin on August 1, 1999 and expire on September 30, 2000. Moved by Supervisor Tyrie and seconded by Councilor Phillips. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 99-109 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board designates the following sites as official polling places for the Primary Election to held on September 14, 1999 and for the General Election to be held on November 2, 1999:

District 1 The Hall Newman Center-New Street
District 2 Oswego Town Volunteer Fire Station - Co. Rt. 20
District 3 Southwest Community Center- State Rt 104
District 4 Hewitt Union-SUNY Oswego

Moved by Councilor Tierney and seconded by Councilor Phillips. All ayes motion carded.

Resolution 99-110 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board approves the provisional hiring of Dan Brown as Dog Control Officer. Moved by Councilor Mullen and seconded by Councilor Phillips. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 99-111
Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board approves the registration fee of $129.00 for Donna Pinter to attend the Fred Pryor Seminar and registration fee of $149.00 for Donna Pinter to attend the Skill Path Seminar. Be it further resolved that all related costs shall be legitimate Town charges. Moved by Councilor Tierney and seconded by Councilor Phillips.

Resolution 99-112 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board Directs the Supervisor to ask New York State Department of Transportation to review the speed limits on the following roads: NYS Rt 104W from Tug Hill to Baylis Street; and County Route 20 from the County Line to West Fifth Street; and Rathburn Road; and West lake Rd. from 104 to Co. Rt. 20; and West Fifth Street from the City line to the Granby Town Line. Moved by Supervisor Tyrie.
Seconded by Councilor Tierney. Mullen-aye Tierney-aye Tyrie-aye
Phillips-nay

Resolution 99-113 Be it resolved that the Oswego town Board authorizes the Supervisor to prepare an appropriate commendation to honor the selflessness and bravery demonstrated by Oswego Town Resident Dr. Fountain in his daring rescue of two boaters from Lake Ontario. Moved by Supervisor Tyrie and seconded by Councilor Tierney. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 99-114
Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board authorizes the Supervisor to prepare an appropriate commendation to honor Oswego Town resident Charlene Bowman for her efforts to restrict the ability of minors to illegally obtain alcoholic beverages. Be it further resolved that the Oswego Town Board urges other merchants to follow Mrs. Bowman's lead. Moved by Supervisor Tyrie and seconded by Councilor Mullen. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 99-115
Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board accepts the resignation of DCO Ed Ferguson as of June 9,1999. Moved by Councilor Mullen and seconded by Supervisor Tyrie. All ayes motion carried.

Public Comment:
Resident Greg Hermann asked when the hydrants would be ready for Regan Dr. and about the tour de loop. Doug Malone asked about the deadline on the salt storage building? Mark AuClair asked if the Sleepy Hollow sewer is working and about the trusses for the salt storage building?

Motion by Supervisor Tyrie and seconded by Councilor Mullen to adjourn the regular meeting at 8:35 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Theresa A. Cooper
Town Clerk
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