December 11, 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 December 11, 2000 at 5:00 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
Public Comment: Questions were asked of the board regarding a private investigator that was hired by the town. Why was taxpayer's money being spent on this investigator? Has the town hired a private investigator before and will anyone who gets a zoning complaint be investigated by a private investigator? Questions were raised regarding money for the pavilion the recreation committee would like to see built.

Supervisors Report: Someone has come to look at the Community Center. A capital-planning meeting has been scheduled for December 18th. The Supervisor thanked the recreation committee for a fine job with the tree lighting ceremony, which was enjoyed by all.

Resolution 2000-219 Whereas a commercial rate was unintentionally omitted from the revised building permit fee schedule, and whereas the Code Enforcement Officer has recommended the inclusion of such a rate, therefore be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board approves an amendment to the building permit fee schedule to incorporate a commercial rate of. $22 per foot for commercial construction. Moved by Supervisor Tyrie and seconded by Councilor Tierney. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2000-220 Whereas the work and dedication of Dr. Charles Groat have shown him to be a leader in the preservation of Oswego Town History, and Whereas Dr. Charles Groat has contributed to the academic research which has validated and promoted community awareness of the unique nature of Oswego Town History, therefore be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board commends Dr. Charles Groat for his extraordinary efforts as Oswego Town Historian. Moved by Supervisor Tyrie and seconded by Councilor Mullen. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2000-221 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board authorizes the payment of registration costs for attendance of Town Officials at the Annual Association of Towns meeting to be held February 18-21, 2001. Moved by Supervisor Tyrie and seconded by Councilor Tierney. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2000-222 Whereas the Oswego Town Recreation committee fosters the growth of recreation and community spirit in the Town of Oswego for all residents. And whereas the Town of Oswego's recreation budget has a surplus for the year 2000, and whereas the Oswego Town recreation committee recommends the construction of a covered pavilion to be used for the summer recreation program for the towns children and for future events in the town park. Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board encumbers $4,500.00 of the 2000 recreation budget to be used in the spring of 2001 for materials for this structure. This pavilion will facilitate activities held in the park throughout the years to come. Moved by Councilor Mullen and seconded by Councilor Tierney. 3 ayes, 2 nays. Mullen, Pratt, Tierney aye, Mahaney, Tyrie nay.

Resolution 2000-223 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board authorizes the renewal of a serial BAN for Sleepy Hollow at a rate of 4.56% per annum. Moved by Supervisor Tyrie and seconded by Councilor Tierney. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2000-224 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board modifies the 2000 general budget as follows:

* Move $1,129.72 from A9010.8 state retirement to A1110.4 town justices contractual;
* Move $1,044.75 from A9010.8 state retirement to A1420.4 attorney contractual,
* Move$1,317.19 from A9010.8 state retirement to A1650.4 communications systems,
* Move $224.03 from A9018.8 state retirement to A3120.4 police contractual,
* Move $64.74 from A9010.8 state retirement to A5010.4 superintendent of highways contractual,
* Move $514.33 from A9010.8 state retirement to A3520.4 control of animals contractual,
* Move $30.00 from A9010.8 state retirement to A1320.4 auditor contractual,
* Move $534.30 from A8020.4 planning contractual to A8010.4 zoning contractual.

Moved by Supervisor Tyrie and seconded by Councilor Pratt. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2000-225 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board approves the minutes as presented by the Town Clerk. Moved by Councilor Mahaney and seconded by Councilor Pratt. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2000-226 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board approves the audit of the bills and payment of the following vouchers:
General Fund
Highway Fund
Sewer Dist. Sleepy Hollow
Sewer Dist. Ontario Hts.
Lighting Districts
$19,194.13
$10,062.78

$136.80

$8,373.60

$153.24

v-470-533
v-159-170
v-22-23
v-15
v-11-12
Motion by Councilor Pratt and seconded by Councilor Mahaney. All ayes motion carried.

Town Clerk's Report: The November monthly clerk's receipts totaled $2,904.50. The town employees will be collecting food for the needy of the town until December 18th; drop off points will be town hall, Best Way Cash and Carry and Malone's Garage.

Public Comment: Has OCWA been contacted regarding paying for space at town hall? Which building would be built first the highway garage or a town hall? Praise was given to Highway department for putting mailboxes back up in town. New town buildings needed but not if taxes will be raised to build them stated one resident.

Resolution 2000-227 Motion by Councilor Pratt and seconded by Councilor Mullen to move into executive session at 6:15 PM to discuss pending litigation. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2000-228 Motion by Councilor Mahaney and seconded by Councilor Pratt to resume the regular board meeting at 6:30 PM. All ayes motion carried.

Motion by Councilor Pratt and seconded by Councilor Tierney to adjourn the regular meeting at 6:31 PM. All ayes motion carried.

Respectfully submitted,


Theresa A. Cooper, RMC
Oswego Town Clerk
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