June 7, 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 June 7, 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
Resolution 99-68 Motion to approve May 3rd and May 24th minutes and the bills on abstract #6 for the following amounts was made by Councilor Tierney and seconded by Councilor Phillips. All ayes motion carried.
General Fund
Highway Fund
Lighting Fund
Special Sewer Distncts
Salt Storage
$23,603.94
$ 4,344.26
$ 317.83
$586.83
$ 270.00
Supervisor's Report: Supervisor Tyrie reported the town web page fee is for the design of the web page not maintenance, The ad for the Highmore Dr. water tower has been put out to bid. The next regular meeting for the town board will be held July 12th due to the July 5th holiday. Fire hydrants for Regan Dr. and Hall Dr. will be installed soon. The playground is coming along and the grand opening will be this month. The children working on the painting of the Rathburn Rd Bridge have been meeting and he also thanked Councilor Tierney for helping with moving this project along with NIMO.

Public Comment:
Greg Hermann asked how long it would be before the hydrants are in on Regan Dr.? Robert Sharkey asked the status of the town hall? Councilor Phillips asked about the fence for the playground? Mark AuClair asked about the fence and what fund the fence would be coming out of and also where would the recreation program be held? Supervisor Tyrie explained that the recreation program might not be held in the Town Park. There will be a morning and afternoon program according to the age of the children. Snacks will be provided with help from the County. It is a 50% cost to the town and 50% cost to the County. Mr. Zwierecki asked who owned the water tower on Highmore Dr.? Lisa Stevens spoke about the web page and what she would be doing for the town. Mr. Thompson asked about the computers for the judges and why the town is paying so much for them when he got a lower bid? Mr. Schum asked about property in Sleepy Hollow?.

Unfinished Business:
Motion by Councilor Phillips and seconded by Councilor Tierney to bring back to the floor discussion of the computers for the judges. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 99-69
Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board authorizes the budget modification from A599-A1110.4 for $2098.70 for the purchase of two computers for the Town Justices. Moved by Supervisor Tyrie and seconded by Councilor Tierney. All ayes motion carded.

Resolution 99-70
Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board approves the attached job descriptions with amendments moved by Councilor Phillips and seconded by Councilor Tierney. All ayes motion carried.

New Business:

Resolution 99-71
Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board authorizes the Oswego City School District to use the Community Center and voting machines for the school budget vote to be held on June 15, 1999 from Noon to 9:00 PM. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 99-72
Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board authorizes the Town Supervisor to contract with Personal Touch Web Designs for the design of the Town Website until 12/31/99. Be it further resolved that the payment for such service should not exceed $2,000. Moved by Supervisor Tyrie and seconded by Councilor Mullen. All ayes motion carded.

Resolution 99-73
Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board authorizes Justice Jung and Court Clerk Stuart to attend the Magistrates and Court Clerk's seminar to be held on June 18, 1999 at Lake Placid, NY Be it further resolved that all associated costs, as defined by the Town Travel Policy, shall be considered legitimate town charges. Moved by Councilor Phillips and seconded by Councilor Tierney. All ayes motion carded.

Resolution 99-74
Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board authorizes the Town Supervisor to take steps to install a water main extension and appropriate fire hydrants on Hall Dr. Be it further resolved that detailed charges shall be presented to the Town Board for approval prior to payment. Moved by Supervisor Tyrie and seconded by Councilor Tierney. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 99-75
Whereas the abandonment of unwanted cats and dogs is a serious problem in Oswego County, and Whereas a central animal shelter is the only effective solution to this inhumane treatment of animals, therefore Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board supports the creation of an Oswego County Animal Shelter. Be it further resolved that the Town Board urges our County Legislators to support efforts to this end. Moved by Councilor Schadt and seconded by Councilor Phillips. All ayes motion carded.

Resolution 99-76
Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board authorizes the creation of the position of Recreation Director, as recommended by the Oswego County Personnel Office. Be it further resolved that said position shall be seasonal, and compensation shall be at the rate of $9.00/hr. Moved by Supervisor Tyrie and seconded by Councilor Mullen. All ayes motion carded.

Resolution 99-77
Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board authorizes the creation of the position of Assistant Recreation Director, as recommended by the Oswego County Personnel Office. Be it further resolved that said position shall be seasonal, and compensation shall be at the rate of $7.00/hr. Moved by Supervisor Tyrie and seconded by Councilor Mullen. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 99-78
Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board authorizes the creation of the position of counselors as recommended by the Oswego County Personnel Office. Be it further resolved that said positions shall be seasonal, and compensation shall be at the rate of $5.25/hr. Moved by Supervisor Tyrie and seconded by Mullen. All ayes motion carded..

Resolution 99-79
Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board authorizes the provisional hiring with Board consultation, for the positions of Recreation Director, Assistant Recreation Director, and no more than 10 counselors. Be it further resolved that such hidng shall be contingent upon Board approval at the next regularly scheduled board meeting. Moved by Supervisor Tyrie and seconded by Councilor Mullen. All ayes motion carded.

Resolution 99-80
Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board authorizes the budget modification transferring $9988.42 from SW82770 to SW8-8340.4. Moved by Supervisor Tyrie and seconded by Councilor Phillips. All ayes motion carded.

Resolution 99-81
Whereas, the Local Government Records management Improvement Fund was created in 1989 to provide technical assistance and grants to establish, improve or enhance records management programs in New York's more than 4300 local governments, and Whereas, a sunset date for the LGRMIF was established in the odginal legislation to permit its operation as a 5year experiment, and Whereas, the LGRMIF operated successfully and supported essential advisement and grants projects signally to improve the management of records and information in local governments, and Whereas, the LGRMIF and the programs it supports continue to operate at a high standard of excellence and Provide direct and significant benefit to local governments at no cost to the taxpayers, and Whereas, Town of Oswego has benefited from technical assistance, training, publications and 3 grants totaling $19,215. Supported by the LGRMIF, and Whereas the LGRMIF continues to be critically important in the fulfillment of the many records and information related responsibilities of local government name, therefore Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board supports the elimination of said sunset provision of December 31, 2000 in order to make the LGRMIF permanent. Moved by Supervisor Tyrie and seconded by Councilor Tierney. All ayes motion carded.

Resolution 99-82
Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board authorizes the hiring of summer clerical staff. Be it further resolved that such hiring shall be contingent upon Board Approval at the next regularly scheduled board meeting. Moved by Supervisor Tyrie and seconded by Councilor Phillips. Ail ayes motion carried.

Resolution 99-83
Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board authorizes the payment of $5.75/hr. to seasonal workers with two or more years of service. Moved by Supervisor Tyrie and seconded by Councilor Tierney. Ail ayes motion carded.

Resolution 99-84
Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board schedules a public hearing on Local Law No. 2 of 1999 for July 12, 1999 at 7:05 PM at the Southwest Community Center. Moved by Supervisor Tyrie and seconded by Councilor Phillips. Ail ayes motion carried.

Resolution 99-85
Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board schedules a public hearing on Local Law No. 3 of 1999 for July 12, 1999 at 7:30 PM at the Southwest Community Center. Moved by Councilor Tierney and seconded by Councilor Phillips. All ayes motion carded.

Resolution 99-86
Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board authorizes the sewer user fee for 304 Washington Blvd. be waved in the amount of $57.60. Moved by Supervisor Tyrie and seconded by Councilor Schadt. All ayes motion carried.

Public Comment:
Olin Pdtchard asked about the repair of the Community Center? Mark AuClair asked who was writing up the spec. for the Community Center and the need for the town to have stamped engineer's plans to avoid liability to the town. Mark AuClair was also concerned with Sleepy Hollow and what was going on with that. Mr. Demidowicz addressed the board with his problem about the sewer fee he is paying in Ontario Heights. Mr. Thompson asked about the grants the town clerk has received and where does the money come from? Jeff Carson spoke highly about Bridgemicro and their service and computers.

Resolution 99-87
Motion by Councilor Tierney and seconded by Councilor Phillips to move into executive session at 9:10 PM to discuss personnel issues and legal matters. All ayes motion carded.

Resolution 99-88
Motion by Supervisor Tyrie and seconded by Councilor Mullen to resume regular meeting at 9:25 PM. All ayes motion carded.

Motion by Councilor Phillips and seconded by Councilor Tierney to adjourn the meeting at 9:26 PM. All ayes motion carried.

Respectfully submitted,

Theresa A. Cooper
Town Clerk
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