February 7, 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 February 7, 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
Supervisor Tyrie introduced potential Eagle Scout Dan Gnojek from Troop 715. Mr. Gnojek explained his proposed Eagle Scout project to the board. He would like to plant trees in the area of the Salt Storage Building for wild life. Councilor Mahaney asked if this land is posted and if not she would like to see that done. She would also like Mr. Carter to oversee where the trees would be planted to insure if a new highway building were built the trees would not interfere with construction.

Resolution 23-2000 Motion by Councilor Pratt and seconded by Councilor Mahaney to approve the minutes from January 3, 2000. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 24-2000 Motion by Councilor Mahaney and seconded by Supervisor Tyrie to approve abstract # 2 for the following amounts:
General Fund
Highway Fund
Lighting District
Sewer District (Ont. Hts.)
Sewer District (Sleepy)
Sleepy Hollow
$18,809.23
103,026.47

336.27

388.69

119.07

450.00
Town Clerk’s Report: As of 2/07/2000 the following total taxes were collected, $1,633,824.81. The following was paid to the Supervisor
General Fund
Highway Fund
Protax
Fire (FD421)
Water 1 (WD421)
Water 8 (WD428)
Sewer 1 (SD421)
Sewer 2 (SD422)
Unpaid Sewer
$ 66,999.33
189,999.61
1,575.77
175,000.01
6,615.23
14,001.88
23,900.15
62,710.02
5,148.00
(US999)
All utilities paid directly to County were collected for a total of $265,756.03. An adjustment to abstract 12 for the general fund for $7,000.00 which increased that fund to $22,769.05.

Supervisor’s Report: Supervisor Tyrie stated that a Hojack trail meeting was held and another meeting will be held in February. He reported on the ambulance contract. Engineers from Crawford and Stearns will be in this month to check the Community Center and evaluate the repairs. This will be a free estimate. He is also working on a residence requirement for all town employees. Beginning this month all department heads will be giving their monthly reports at the board meetings. Reporting this month were Mr. Pitcher and Mrs. Pinter for the cemetery, Mr. Dowd, Code Enforcement, Mr. Nelson, Dog Control Officer, Mrs. Gibson for Zoning Enforcement, Constable Rick Pitcher. The recreation report was submitted by Ms. Teresa Gibson and reported by Ms. Weimer. The financial report was given by Mrs. Pinter. There was discussion regarding cemetery help and Councilor Mullen would like the board to know about the hiring of any new employees before they are hired. Councilor Tierney asked about department heads hiring their own employees.

Resolution 25-2000 Motion by Councilor Tierney and seconded by Councilor Mullen to move into executive session at 7:40 PM to discuss personnel matters. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 26-2000 Motion by Councilor Tierney and seconded by Councilor Mullen to resume the regular meeting at 8:06 PM. All ayes motion carried.

Public Comment: Various town residents had comments and questions regarding; financial investment report, recreation program, job requirements for constable, engineer for Carson Road. Legislator Boynton asked when the town would be having its next Hojack meeting? The County Legislature would be meeting February 29, 2000. Councilor Pratt asked about cemetery projected cost for the year, Councilor Tierney asked that the planning and zoning meetings be posted on the town web page. Supervisor Tyrie stated he would like Attorney Greene to meet with the secretaries of these boards to review the proper procedure for taking minutes.

Resolution 27-2000 Whereas the Town of Oswego is required to formally designate signatories for Town accounts, therefore Be it Resolved that the Oswego Town Board authorizes the named individuals as signatories for the accounts designated below: The Honorable Roger Wells and Mrs. Julie Wells:, The Honorable Stanley Jung and Mrs. Shirlie Stuart: . The Honorable Jack Tyrie, Jr. and the Honorable Margaret Mahaney: Be it further resolved that the Oswego Town Board approves these resolutions as detailed in attachments A and C. Moved by Councilor Tierney and seconded by Councilor Pratt. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 28-2000 Whereas the Town of Oswego Planning Board is nearing completion of a draft Comprehensive Plan, and Whereas the services of the Oswego County Department of Planning and Community Development and Senior Planner Karen Noyes have been an important component of this process, therefore Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board authorizes the Supervisor to enter into the agreement with Oswego County detailed in Attachment D. Moved by Supervisor Tyrie and seconded by Councilor Mahaney. 4 ayes, 1 nay.

Mahaney - aye
Mullen - aye
Pratt - nay
Tierney - aye
Tyrie - aye

Councilor Pratt had questions regarding this plan and where is the liability to the town and would we have the personnel to carry out this plan.

Resolution 29-2000 Whereas the Oswego Town Board is responsible for the performance of Town Officials, and Whereas the Oswego Town Board wishes to ensure the full enforcement of Town Laws and Ordinances, therefore Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board directs the Supervisor to provide Town Board Members with l copies of all complaints files with the Town Clerk. Be it further resolved that such records shall be provided in a timely manner. Moved by Councilor Mullen and seconded by Councilor Tierney. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 30-2000 Whereas the Rural Cemetery Records have never been fully and accurately indexed and verified, and Whereas the on-going effort to accomplish these tasks is an expensive and time-consuming process, Therefore be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board supports the application by the Town Clerk for funding from LGRMIF. Be it further resolved that the Oswego Town Board endorses the continuing efforts of the Town Clerk to implement a comprehensive records management program. Moved by Councilor Pratt and seconded by Supervisor Tyrie. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 31-2000 Whereas the Oswego Town Board wishes to encourage the ideals represented by the Boy Scouts of America, and Whereas the Oswego Town Board wishes to encourage efforts to preserve the natural heritage of Oswego Town, therefore Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board endorses the Eagle Scout Project proposed by Dan Gnojek. Be it further resolved that the Oswego Town Board authorizes Dan Gnojek to plant vegetation on Town property with the intent of aiding the survival of fauna in the Town of Oswego. Be it further resolved that the property be posted and Mr. Gnojek consult with Mr. Leon Carter regarding future building plans. Moved by Councilor Tierney and seconded by Councilor Mullen. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 32-2000 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board appoints Richard Pitcher and Fred Ferguson to serve as Town Constable. Be it further resolved that the term of office for said Constable’s shall expire on December 31, 2000. Moved by Councilor Mahaney and seconded by Councilor Mullen. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 33-2000 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board appoints Don Dowd to serve as Code Enforcement Officer. Be it further resolved that the term of office for said position shall expire on December 31, 2000. Moved by Councilor Pratt and seconded by Councilor Mahaney. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 34-2000
Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board appoints Dorathy Brown to serve as a part-time Clerk in the Town Supervisor’s Office. Be it further resolved that such position shall not exceed 20 hours per week. Be it further resolved that the term of office for such position shall expire December 31, 2000. Moved by Councilor Mullen and seconded by Councilor Tierney. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 35-2000 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board appoints Richard Pitcher to serve as Cemetery Superintendent. Be it further resolved that the term of office for such position shall expire on December 31,2000. Moved by Supervisor Tyrie and seconded by Councilor Mullen. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 36-2000 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board appoints Dorathy Brown to serve as Secretary to the Zoning Board of Appeals. Be it further resolved that the term of office for such position shall expire on December 31, 2000. Moved by Councilor Mahaney and seconded by Supervisor Tyrie. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 37-2000 Whereas Jeffery M. Carson and Patricia A. Carson (hereafter “The Carsons”) are owners of certain property in the Town of Oswego, commonly known as Phase II of the Sleepy Hollow Subdivision; and Whereas the Town of Oswego and the Carsons entered into a settlement agreement dated November 30, 1999 (hereafter “agreement”) under which the Town of Oswego acknowledged control of and responsibility for certain roads situated within the Carsons’ property, which are more particularly described in the agreement, Therefore Be it resolved that the Town of Oswego, a municipal corporation, for One and 00/100 dollar ($1.00) and other good and valuable consideration, to it in hand paid, the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, does hereby agree to defend, indemnify and save harmless Jeffery M. Carson, 20 Carson Dr. Oswego, NY and Patricia A. Carson, City Line Rd, Oswego, NY from any loss or damage that the Carsons might sustain as a result of or arising out of the use, construction, possession, control, trespass upon or occupation of the above-described roads. Moved by Councilor Tierney and seconded by Supervisor Tyrie. All ayes motion carried. Attorney Greene explained the Town’s responsible and that the town was responsible for the road.

Resolution 38-2000 Whereas the Oswego Town Board encourages efforts to provide services which employ local residents, and Whereas the Oswego Town Board encourages efforts to increase local governmental revenue without companion increases in costs to local taxpayers, therefore Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board joins with the County Clerk in urging Town Residents to renew their NYS Driver’s Licenses through the offices of the County Clerk. Be it further resolved that the Oswego Town Board urges State Officials to engage in efforts which will encourage local renewal of all licenses. Moved by Supervisor Tyrie and seconded by Councilor Tierney. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 39-2000
Whereas the Oswego Town Board wishes to ensure compliance with State Planning Laws and Regulations, and Whereas the American Planning Association Annual Conference is a comprehensive source of information regarding Land Use and Planning questions, Therefore be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board authorizes Supervisor Tyrie to attend the Annual Conference of the American Planning Association in NYC to be held from April 15, 2000 until April 19, 2000. Be it further resolved that any and all costs associated with said attendance shall be considered legitimate Town charges, provided that Town Travel Policy is followed. Moved by Supervisor Tyrie and seconded by Councilor Mahaney. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 40-2000
Whereas the Oswego Town Board wishes to encourage a complete accounting of the local population by the Census Bureau, Therefore be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board authorizes the use of the Southwest Community Center by the Census Bureau for the training of local field staff. Be it further resolved that the Census Bureau is authorized to use the Southwest Community Center on the following dates: February 25, 28, 29, 2000, and March 1 and 2, 2000. Be it further resolved that the census bureau shall be liable for damages to the building and clean up of the building. Moved by Councilor Pratt and seconded by Councilor Tierney. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 41-2000
Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board authorizes the following modifications of the 1999 General and Highway Budgets:

Transfer $4000.00 from Line A7140.4 (playground & Recreation contractual) to Line A4540.4 (ambulance contractual)
February 7, 2000
* Transfer $600.00 from Line A7510.4 (historian contractual) to Line A4540.4 (ambulance contractual).
* Transfer $400.00 form Line 5010.4 (Superintendent of Highway contractual) to Line A4540.4 (Ambulance contractual)
* Transfer $50.25 from line A1220.11 (supervisor-Admin assistant personal services) to Line A9050.8 (unemployment Ins.)
* Transfer $708.80 from Line A1460.4 (records management contractual) to A1463.1 (inactive Court Records personal services)
* Transfer $98,636.00 from Line DA599 (appropriated fund balance) to DA5130.2 (machinery).

Moved by Councilor Tierney and seconded by Supervisor Tyrie. All ayes motion carried. Councilor Pratt had a few questions regarding these modifications.

Resolution 42-2000 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board authorizes the following modification of the 2000 General and Highway budgets: transfer $1500.00 from line A1990.4 (contingent account) to line 4540.4 (ambulance contractual). Moved by Councilor Pratt and seconded by Councilor Tierney. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 43-2000 Whereas the State of NY permits Town governments to dispose of worthless government property, Therefore be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board accepts the determination of Craig Gilbert that the described copiers are of no value. Be it further resolved that the Oswego Town Board authorizes the Supervisor to discard the described equipment. Moved by Supervisor Tyrie and seconded by Councilor Tierney. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 44-2000 Whereas Craig Gilbert has provided the Town of Oswego with exemplary service at a fair price, Therefore be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board authorizes the Supervisor to enter into the agreement for copier services described in Attachment F. Moved by Supervisor Tyrie and seconded by Councilor Mahaney. Discussion followed regarding this cost and we should check into other companies for prices in the future.

Resolution 45-2000 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board re-appoints Dominic Pike to serve as a member of the Oswego Town Planning Board. Be it resolved that the term of office for said appointment shall expire on December 31, 2004. Moved by Supervisor Tyrie and seconded by Councilor Mahaney. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 46-2000 Motion by Councilor Pratt and seconded by Councilor Tierney to change the title of Court attendant to provisional court officer. All ayes motion carried.

Public Comment: Legislator Ponzi asked that the snow be removed in front of the gate at Ontario Heights sewer pumps. Many residents had questions regarding the constable position and why did we need 2 for court. Other questions regarding Nunzi’s, capital spending plan, hydrants for Carson Road, the town ambulance contracts and new roads in the town, would they be built to the specs in the zoning book.

Motion by Councilor Mullen and seconded by Councilor Tierney to adjourn the regular meeting at 9:54 PM. All ayes motion carried.

Respectfully submitted,

Theresa A. Cooper
Oswego Town Clerk
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