October 4, 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 October 4, 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 99-140 Motion by Councilor Schadt and seconded by Councilor Tierney to approve the minutes of September 6, 1999 and bills on abstract #10 for the following amounts. All ayes motion carried.
General Fund
Highway Fund
Sewer District - Sleepy Hollow
Sewer District - Ontario Hts
Salt Dome
$ 7,738.27
$ 17,962.21
$ 51.86
$ 400.00
$ 90.00
Town Clerk's Report: Correction to Abstract 8, General Fund to $6447.50. The County Rabies clinic will be held Wednesday October 6th from 6-8pm. Clerk's office will be open for anyone needing to renew or license his or her dog. The Historical Society will have Dr. Helen Brietbeck as guest speaker on October 7th, 7PM at the Southwest Community Center, everyone welcome. Her topic will be the Underground Railroad. Mrs. Cooper reported that she was unable to attend the Town Clerk workshop in Lake George but received information from the Scriba Town Clerk regarding budget procedures and other information on audits.

Supervisor's Report:
Supervisor Tyrie read his budget message and announced the tentative budget workshop will be held on Monday, October 18 th at 7:00 PM at the Southwest Community Center. A meeting will be helci with 4 different engineers to discuss the repair of the Community Center, the building committee will also be notified. The town web site will feature a page for recognizing area town kids who do something special in school or the community. The schools will be contacted. The planning board is asking for a re-evaluation of the Hojack Trail for snowmobiling in the area. The Tank Farm on Rathburn Road may be re-opened to train traffic and has the concern of area resident Andre Doviak who lives on Ash Street. These tracks have been abandoned for years and many children walk and ride 4 wheel vehicles on them. Nimo needs to advertise and notify area resident's of the re-opening of these tracks.

Resolution 99-141
Motion by Councilor Schadt and seconded by Councilor Phillips to open the public hearing at 7:10 PM for the purpose of hearing comments regarding Proposed Local Law No. 1 of 1999. All ayes motion carried. The town clerk read the following:

Be it enacted that the Oswego Town Board rescinds the December 5, 1983 action of the board identified as Note 9, and Be it further enacted that Article 5, Section C (2) (a) and (b) shall have restored thereto the phrase "after receipt and consideration of a written consultative report from the Town Planning Board". No public comment regarding the above.

Resolution 99-142
Motion by Councilor Mullen and seconded by Councilor Tierney to close the public hearing and resume the regular board meeting at 7:11 PM. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 99-143
Motion by Councilor Tierney and seconded by Councilor Mullen to move into executive session to discuss pending litigation and personnel at 7:12 PM. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 99-144
Motion by Councilor Schadt and seconded by Councilor Mullen to resume regular board meeting at 7:40 PM. All ayes motion carried.

Public Comment:
Jim Thompson asked about the recreation report. Supervisor Tyrie stated that the director was still working on it. Mr. Thompson also suggested that the after the meeting if all the candidates who were present at the meeting would stay and answer some questions and introduce themselves. The board felt this would be inappropriate. Mr. Shineman from the Ontario Heights Neighborhood Association announced a meet the candidate forum to be held at the Hall-Newman Center October 23rd at 10:00 am. Jim Thompson asked about the building committee and thought that this committee has been inactive since June. He would be unable to attend the meeting with the engineers to discuss the community center. Lisa Stevens commented on the web page for local kids. John Zwierecki stated that Elmina Spencer who is buried in the Rural Cemetery was a greater hero than Dr. Mary Walker in his opinion. In an article in the Oswego Messenger there was an article highlighting her life, he suggested people read this.

New Business:

Resolution 99-145
Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board approves the appointment of Carol Barney as a clerk at the rate of $7.15 per hour. Be it further resolved that the position would provide no more than 20 hours per week employment. Moved by Supervisor Tyrie and seconded by Councilor Phillips. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 99-146
Whereas, the Oswego Town Board wishes to adopt the Deferred Compensation Plan for employees, and Whereas the Oswego Town Board is a local public employer eligible to adopt the Deferred Compensation Plan for employees of the State of New York, (the "plan"), Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board hereby adopts the plan for the voluntary participation of all eligible employees; Be it further resolved that the Town Supervisor is authorized to take such actions and enter such agreements as are required or necessary for the adoption, implementation, and maintenance of the plan, provided such actions does not incur additional expense beyond ordinary clerical cost; Be it further resolved that the Administrative Services Agency is hereby authorized to file copies of these resolutions and other required documents with the President of the State of New York Civil Service Commission. Moved by Supervisor Tyrie and seconded by Councilor Tierney. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 99-147
Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board authorizes the Town Supervisor to prepare an appropriate commendation honoring Eagle Scout Patrick O. Coffey. Moved by Supervisor Tyrie and seconded by Councilor Schadt. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 99-148
Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board approves modification of the 1999 General Budget as follows:

From A1620.13 to A1010.4 - $ 197.14
From A1990.4 to A2670.4 - $ 53.31
From A1990.4 to A3120.4 - $ 460.82
From A1990.4 to A4540.4 - $ 1725.25

Moved by Supervisor Tyrie and seconded by Councilor Schadt. ayes motion carried.

Resolution 99-149
Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board approves the appointment of James Nelson as Dog Control Officer. Be it further resolved that such appointment shall be for the remainder of the 1999 fiscal year and shall be compensated on a pro-rated basis. Moved by Councilor Mullen and seconded by Supervisor Tyrie. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 99-150
Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board schedules a public hearing on the Town 2000 budget to be held November 4, 1999 at 7PM at the Southwest Community Center. Moved by Councilor Tierney and seconded by Councilor Phillips. All ayes motion carried.

Public Comment:
Greg Hermman announced that the Oswego Town Fire Department would be hosting an open house Thursday October 14th from 6-9 PM at the fire barn. Robert Sharkey had questions regarding the Nunzi property. Jim Thompson commented that the road to the Nunzi property would be very costly to the town to put in. Councilor Schadt commented that there are many grants and funds available for this property and the town should take a shot at purchasing this property.

The Town Clerk distributed to each town board member the tentative 2000 budget.

Motion by Councilor Phillips and seconded by Councilor Mullen to adjourn the regular meeting at 8:10 PM. All ayes motion carried.

Respectfully submitted,

Theresa A. Cooper
Town Clerk
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