August 14, 2000
Town Board Minutes

Southwest Oswego Community Center

Supervisor: Jack Tyrie, Jr.
Town Board Members: Margaret Mahaney, Victoria Mullen,
Richard Pratt, Barbara Tierney
The regular meeting of the Town of Oswego Board was held at the Southwest Community Center on August 14, 2000 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.
Margaret Mahaney
Victoria Mullen
Richard Pratt
Barbara Tierney
Stephen C. Greene
The Supervisor stated the budget preparation process has begun and the Town Board was taken an active part in this process.

Resolution 145-2000 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board approves the following budget modification to the 2000 general budget: transfer $6.67 from A1990.4 (Contingent Acct.) to A1220.4 (Supervisor Contractual). Motion by Supervisor Tyrie and seconded by Councilor Mahaney. All ayes motion carried.

Town Clerk's Report: The clerk reported $1,302.50 was received and disbursed for the month of July. Sporting license sales began today. On September 14, 2000 at the Southwest Community Center the Historical Society will host a presentation on the local schools of Oswego Town. The Historical Society has also submitted a design for a stamp cancellation in honor of Dr. Mary Walker who will be inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame. This special cancellation will held October 5, 2000 at 6:30 PM at the community center. A postcard is also being designed and will be for sale at that time. Aaron and Diana Gordon have submitted the artwork for these projects.

Resolution 146-2000 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board approves the minutes of the July 10, 2000 meeting of the Oswego Town Board. Moved by Councilor Mahaney and seconded by Supervisor Tyrie. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 147-2000 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board approves the Town Clerk's audit and the payment of the following vouchers for abstract #8.
General Fund
Highway Fund
Franklin/Baylis Light
Edgebrook Light
Sleepy Hollow Sewer
Ontario Heights Sewer
$16,943.87
101,435.12
83.94
41.03
126.83
76.36
v 281-329
v 103-121
v 9
v 8
v 12-14
v 9-10
Moved by Councilor Tierney and seconded by Councilor Pratt. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 148-2000 Motion by Councilor Pratt and seconded by Councilor Tierney to open the public hearing for Local Law 1-2000 at 7:05 PM. All ayes motion carried. The town clerk read the following legal notice which was published in the Palladium Times.

Proposed Local Law 1-2000: Whereas the Oswego Town Board seeks to ensure the Town Land Use Ordinance and Sub Division Regulations are enforced fairly and efficiently, and Whereas regular meetings of the Zoning Board of Appeals and the Planning Board are necessary if such enforcement is to occur, and Whereas members of both such Boards have expressed concerns relating to the ability of the boards to meet Quorum requirements, therefore Be It Enacted that the Town Land Use Ordinance shall be amended as follows: add to Article V Section F. Supplementor; the following Paragraph 3. Planning Board Membership b. Members shall be expected to be regular in their attendance at Planning Board Meetings. Absence from four (4) regularly scheduled meetings during a twelve (12) month period may result in removal from membership. Removal shall occur only following a public hearing before, and a vote of, the Town Board. Such hearing shall be held not sooner than ten (10) days, but not more than thirty (30) days after a formal charge for attendance has been filed with the Town Clerk. Such charge may be filed by any town resident.

Public Comment: Town Resident Tom Irwin spoke in favor of this local law, no opposed.

Resolution 149-2000 Motion by Councilor Tierney and seconded by Councilor Pratt to close the public hearing for Local Law 1-2000 at 7:09 PM. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 150-2000 Motion by Supervisor Tyrie and seconded by Councilor Pratt to accept Local Law 1-2000. All ayes motion carried. Attorney Greene made amendment to the local law to delete the word "public". Councilor Mahaney suggested that the Zoning Board of Appeals be included in Paragraph 3 after Planning Board Membership. Friendly amendment to delete "public" and add Zoning Board of Appeals to section "B".

Supervisor's Report: The supervisor has been notified of speed limit reductions for part of Rathburn Road and West Lake Road. He also stated that he has been requested by the board not to respond during the public comment part of the meeting.

Resolution 151-2000 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board approves the minutes of the July 3, July 17, and August 7, 2000 meetings of the Oswego Town Board. Motion by Councilor Mullen and seconded by Councilor Tierney. All ayes motion carried.

Public Comment: Residents were concerned why the board would not be answering questions during public comment, and who made this rule. Questions were raised as to the status of the Community Center, are bids out for the project and did the board have a vote as to why they will not comment to the public. Has the town looked into a payroll service? A town resident read a statement about his dog and feels the local dog ordinance should be revised.

Unfinished business:

Resolution 152-2000
Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board removes from the table Resolution 105-2000. Moved by Councilor Pratt and seconded by Councilor Tierney. All ayes motion carried. Discussion followed regarding the increase in building permits.

Manufactured Housing (no basement) 80.00/unit
Manufactured Housing (with basement) 115.00/unit
Accessory Buildings (inc.shed, pole barns,
detached garages, less than 145 sq. ft. 30.00/building
swimming pool 30.00
septic system w/new bldg. Construction 30.00
septic system w/o new bldg. Construction 30.00
wood stove/chimney 25.00
fence 25.00
demolition 25.00
sign 10.00
decks/porch 25.00

Be it further resolved that building permits shall expire one year after the date of issue. Be it further resolved that building permits may be renewed one time only, for a fee equal to 50% of the original fee, provided renewal occurs within 60 days of expiration. Motion by Supervisor Tyrie and seconded by Councilor Mahaney. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 153-2000 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board authorizes Marsha Echelbarger to attend the Planning Board Course offered by SUNY/ESF. Be it further resolved that all associated cost shall be considered legitimate town charges. Moved by Councilor Mahaney and seconded by Councilor Pratt. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 154-2000 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board approves the use of the Building Permit Application (attachment A) and the Application to the Oswego Town Planning Board (attachment B). Moved by Supervisor Tyrie and seconded by Councilor Tierney. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 155-2000 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board corrects the appointment of Randall Pratt as a member of the Zoning Board of Appeals to expire in February 2004. Moved by Supervisor Tyrie and seconded by Councilor Tierney. 4 ayes, 1 abstain. Mahaney, Mullen, Tierney, Tyrie aye, Pratt, abstain.

Resolution 156-2000 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board authorizes the Dog Control Officer and the Assistant Dog Control Officer to conduct a Town-wide Dog Census. Be it further resolved that the Supervisor is authorized to compensate said officials at the rate of $1.00 for each dog identified. Moved by Supervisor Tyrie and seconded by Councilor Pratt. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 157-2000
Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board authorizes the attendance of the Highway Superintendent at the 21st Conference of Highway Superintendents from September 19th through September 22nd. Be it further resolved that associated costs shall be considered legitimate Town charges. Moved by Councilor Tierney and seconded by Councilor Pratt. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 158-2000 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board authorizes the Supervisor to sign a contract with the Fruit Valley Animal Clinic. Be it further resolved that such contract shall include the following: adjustment of costs for boarding of large dogs from $7.00 to $8.00, for medium-sized dogs from $6.00 to $7.00, and for small dogs from $5.00 to $7.00. Moved by Councilor Mahaney and seconded by Councilor Tierney. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 159-2000 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board authorizes the Dog Control Officer and Assistant Dog Control Officer attend the "Investigating Animal Cruelty Workshop", sponsored by the NYS Humane Society, on September 16, 2000. Be it further resolved that all associated costs shall be considered legitimate town charges. Moved by Councilor Tierney and seconded by Councilor Mullen. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 160-2000 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board accepts the appointment of Dorathy Brown to serve as Clerk to the Town Supervisor. Moved by Supervisor Tyrie and seconded by Councilor Mahaney. All ayes motion carried.

Agenda item I. Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board approves the appointment of ________to serve as Cemetery Bookkeeper. Be it further resolved that position shall require a total of 10 hours per week of attendance at Town Hall and/or the Cemetery, at the discretion of the Town Supervisor and Cemetery Superintendent. This item was put on hold.

Agenda item J. Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board approves the appointment of _______to serve as part-time Clerk to the Town Supervisor's Office. This item was put on hold.

Resolution 161-2000 Motion by Councilor Pratt and seconded by Councilor Mahaney to move into executive session to discuss pending litigation at 8:27 PM. 4 ayes, 1 nay.
Mahaney, Mullen, Pratt, Tyrie aye, Tierney nay.

Resolution 162-2000
Motion by Councilor Mahaney and seconded by Councilor Tierney to resume the regular board meeting at 8:50 PM. All ayes motion carried.

Public Comment: Town residents had questions concerning adding items to the agenda during the meeting and about the salary for the Clerk to the Supervisor. Further questions regarding the board not answering during the public comment part of the meeting. Has the board adopted Robert's Rules of Order, capital-planning status and can the public speak during board workshops and does the board respond? Correction to Resolution 140-2000 to insert "motion defeated". The town board should be working together and stop fighting and give the public answers to questions that are asked during the meeting stated one public official. Councilor's Pratt, Tierney and Mullen responded to people's concerns regarding the no comment request. Supervisor Tyrie had further comments also. Recreation Director Theresa Gibson had comments regarding the recreation program and some problems she faced. The Community Center men's bathroom is still out of order and will it be fixed by September when the seniors return? Attorney Greene commented on the Carson Road situation.

Motion by Councilor Pratt and seconded by Councilor Mahaney to adjourn the regular meeting at 9:05 PM. All ayes motion carried.

Respectfully submitted,

Theresa A. Cooper, RMC
Oswego Town Clerk
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