September 13, 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 September 13, 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 99-128 Motion by Councilor Mullen and seconded by Councilor Tierney to approve the minutes of August 2 and 16, 1999 and bills on abstract #9 for the following amounts. All ayes motion carried.
General Fund
Highway Fund
Sewer District
Water District
Salt Dome
Lighting District
$ 22,140.78
$ 25,239.08
$ 999.53
$ 9,113.96
$ 165.00
$ 320.61
Oswego Town Historian, Charles Groat presented to the town a framed drawing of the migration of the Rice Family the first settlers in Oswego Town. This was from the town historical society to the town, the drawing and framing were done by town resident, Thelma Johnson.

The town clerk reported that hunting sales were up from last year.

Supervisor's Report:
Supervisor Tyrie reported that the Rathburn Road Trestle party with the neighbors was a great success. The presentation at the college for the new sign for Dr. Mary Walker was well attended by local officials and residents. Also at the presentation it was noted that civil war nurse Almina Spencer is buried in Rural Cemetery and we have found her grave and hope to put appropriate maker on her grave.

Resolution 99-129
Motion by Councilor Phillips and seconded by Councilor Schadt to move into executive session at 7:08 PM to discuss pending litigation. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 99-130
Motion by Councilor Tierney and seconded by Councilor Mullen to resume the regular meeting at 7:35 PM. All ayes motion carried.

Public Comment:
Jim Thompson had questions regarding the town planning board sub division book. Does the town have any roads that meet the town’s code? Lisa Stevens asked about the burning laws in the town and would like some type of burning restriction passed. Supervisor Tyrie will give the board other town burning laws he has on file.

New Business:

Resolution 99-131
The Oswego Town board hereby schedules a public hearing for discussion of Proposed Local Law #1. Be it further resolved that said hearing shall be held on October 4, 1999 at the Southwest Community Center, commencing at 7:10 PM. Moved by Supervisor Tyrie and seconded by Councilor Mullen. All ayes motion carried. Proposed Local Law 99-1: 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”.

Resolution 99-132
Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board authorizes Town Clerk Theresa Cooper to attend the Town Clerk’s Conference in Lake George on September 27th. Be it further resolved that associated costs of approximately $125.00 shall be considered appropriate town charges. Moved by Councilor Mullen and seconded by Councilor Tierney. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 99-133
Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board authorizes Town Justices Wells and Jung, and Court Clerks Wells and Stuart to attend the NYS Magistrates/Clerks School and Convention in Ellenville from October 10th until October 13th. Be it further resolved that associated costs of approximately $125.00 per day, per person, shall be considered appropriate town charges. Moved by Councilor Phillips and seconded by Councilor Schadt. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 99-134
Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board authorizes the transfer of $4,078.00 from A7020.4 to A7020.1. Moved by Supervisor Tyrie and seconded by Councilor Tierney. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 99-135
Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board authorizes the transfer of $753.89 from A1461.1 to A1461.4. Moved by Supervisor Tyrie and seconded by Councilor Tierney. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 99-136
Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board amends Resolution 99-122 (Rathburn Trestle Mural) to add the names of Ashley Miceli and Rogers Market. Moved by Councilor Mullen and seconded by Councilor Schadt. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 99-137
Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board supports Caroline Dunn’s submission of a Decentralization Grant Application requesting funding of the program “From Nature into Art”. Be it further resolved that the Oswego Town Board consents to serve as the sponsoring not-for-profit agency. Moved by Supervisor Tyrie and seconded by Councilor Schadt. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 99-138
Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board confirms the action of the Town Planning Board amending the subdivision regulation of the Town of Oswego as follows:

Replace Section I, Part K Paragraph 2 and Paragraph 3 with the following:

2. Road-Public Vehicular Access, which is public by virtue of having been and continuing to be approved, accepted and maintained by the NY State Department of Transportation or County or Town or Village Highway Superintendents.

a. Major Road-A road intended to serve heavy flows of traffic from minor roads or as a business road providing access to business properties.

b. Minor Road-A road intended to serve primarily as an access to abutting residential properties.

Be it further enacted that the remainder of Section I Park K Paragraph 2 shall be renumbered as 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9. Moved by Supervisor Tyrie and seconded by Councilor Phillips. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 99-139
For the safety of Town Employees and Police Officers transporting prisoners for immediate arraignment to the Oswego Town Hall, be it resolved that two reserved parking spaces be designated and signed on the north side of the Town Justice entry door at the Oswego Town Hall. Moved by Councilor Tierney and seconded by Councilor Mullen. All ayes motion carried.

Public Comment:
Jim Thompson had a question regarding the building permit application. John Zwierecki asked about getting a simplified budget form like they had years ago. Supervisor Tyrie explained he gave him one last year. Barry Pritchard asked about hydrant fees and hydrants on North Star Blvd. John Zwierecki asked about the Nunzi property and if it was a St. Lawrence Commission Project. Olin Pritchard asked about the repair of the Community Center. Jim Thompson asked if the summer recreation program was over and if a report would be coming with cost etc. Supervisor stated the Nunzi property would need town wide approval, the recreation program came in under budget and a survey would be sent to the parents of children who regularly attended. At the October meeting he will present engineers report about the community center.

Motion by Councilor Tierney and seconded by Councilor Phillips to adjourn the meeting at 8:05 PM. All ayes motion carried.

Respectfully submitted,

Theresa A. Cooper
Town Clerk
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