May 3, 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 on May 3, 1999 at 7:00 PM at the Southwest Community Center. 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
Jack Tyrie, Jr.
Lee Phillips
Marie Schadt
Barbara Tierney
Excused from the meeting:
Councilor
Attorney to Board
Victoria Mullen
Stephen C. Greene
Resolution 99-54 Motion to approve April 5, 1999 minutes and the bills on abstract #5 for the following amounts was made by Councilor Tierney and seconded by Councilor Phillips. All ayes motion carried.
General Fund
Highway Fund
Lighting Fund
Sewer Distncts
$7,227.54
3,001.62
171.64
424.56
Town Clerk's Report: The NYSTCA conference in Syracuse held a variety of workshops with the biggest change coming from DEC with proposed rate increases. The new proposed rate increases will be posted at Town Hall. I also attended Department of Health, SARA indexing minutes, Comptroller Audit and Control, Racing and Wagering. Total cost of this trip $143.32. The Oswego Town Historical Society will meet May 16th with guest speaker Pat Pritchard.

Supervisor's Report:
Supervisor Tyrie reported the town needs to establish an email policy for the town computers. Also needed is a policy to establish procedures for water main extensions within the town. At the Tug Hill conference he found the zoning and planning segment very informative. We need to establish site plan reviews for the planning department which has not been doing this. The Planning and Zoning Chairs have been given information regarding the changes. The conference also stressed the need for a comprehensive plan, which our town is currently in the process of establishing. Summer help is needed and will be advertised. The Playground equipment has been ordered. The Web site is receiving many hits and if anyone has questions or comments please contact Lisa Stevens.

Public Comment:
Mr. Thompson asked what is happening with the building committee, where is this going? He was also interested in the computers for the Judges and what was the status and what are their needs. He obtained and submitted a price for a computer he looked into which was $1,000.00. Mr. Sharkey asked the status of the salt storage facility. Leon Carter answered we are waiting on the trusses.

Unfinished Business:

None

New Business:

Resolution 99-55
Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board authorizes the
Supervisor to advertise for summer employment. Moved by Councilor Phillips and seconded by Councilor Schadt. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 99-56
Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board modifies the 1999 General Budget by moving $800.00 to A1110.4 from A1990.0. Moved by Supervisor Tyrie and seconded by Councilor Tierney. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 99-57
Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board authorizes the Supervisor to advertise for bids on the removal of the Highmore Water Tower. Moved by Councilor Tierney and seconded by Councilor Phillips. All ayes motion carried.

Agenda Item d.
Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board authorizes the hiring of Richard Elliott for services to repair the floor of the Community Center. Be it further resolved that the payment for services listed in the attached proposal shall not exceed $4400.00. Moved by Supervisor Tyrie, no second, motion failed.

Resolution 99-58
Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board authorizes the Highway Superintendent to attend the 1999 Association of Towns highway school. Be it further resolved that the Board authorizes the payment of a $65.00 registration fee and associated room and board costs. Moved by Councilor Schadt and seconded by Councilor Phillips. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 99-59
Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board authorizes the non-cash taxable fringe benefit of $150.00 per quarter for Town employee's who are authorized to use Town vehicles to commute to and from Town Hall, in accordance with IRS regulations. Moved by Councilor Phillips and seconded by Councilor Schadt. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 99-60
Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board supports the proposal which creates a Public Library District. Be it further resolved that the Town Board encourages Town residents to exercise their right to vote on May 18th. Moved by Councilor Tierney and seconded by Councilor Phillips. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 99-61
Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board approves the amendment of the Code of Ethics, specifically altering Section 3 Paragraph I to read "No officer or employee, nor any firm or association of which such an officer or employee is a member, nor corporation a substantial portion of the stock of which is owned or controlled directly or indirectly by such officer or employee, shall be permitted to sell goods and/or services to the Town". Moved by Supervisor Tyrie and seconded by Councilor Schadt. Discussion followed with motion by Councilor Schadt and seconded by Councilor Phillips to table this resolution. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 99-62
Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board regrets the news that the Rev. Peter Worn will be ending his tenure at the Robert Hall-Newman Center. Be it further resolved that the Oswego Town Board authorizes the Supervisor to prepare an appropriate commendation thanking "Father Peter" for his contributions to our community. Motion by Supervisor Tyrie and seconded by Councilor Tierney. All ayes motion carried.

Public Comment:
Councilor Phillips wished to add an item to the agenda, Discussion followed that his item would be placed on next month's agenda because it was not submitted on time for this month. Town DCO, Ed Ferguson spoke about his job description and has requested that the town make it a full time Animal Control Officer position. Councilor Schadt asked how many ACO are in the County and feels this position would be very costly to the taxpayers.

Olin Pritchard asked why the board did not vote on the resolution to fix the community center floor. He is afraid it will be condemned if it is not fixed.

Tom Irwin asked if the Supervisor had asked any other engineers for prices to fix the Community Center floor.

Resolution 99-63
Motion by Supervisor Tyrie and seconded by Councilor Phillips to move into executive session at 7:55 PM to discuss pending litigation. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 99-64
Motion to resume Regular Board Meeting at 8:05 PM by Councilor Phillips and seconded by Councilor Tierney.

Motion by Councilor Phillips and seconded by Councilor Tierney to adjourn the meeting at 8:06 PM. All ayes motion carried.

Respectfully submitted,

Theresa A. Cooper
Town Clerk
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