January 3, 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 January 3, 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
Jack Tyrie, Jr.
Margaret Mahaney
Victoria Mullen
Richard Pratt
Barbara Tierney
Resolution 1-2000 Motion by Councilor Tierney and seconded by Councilor Mullen to amend Resolution 99-188 from 12/6/99 to correct the vote of Councilor Tierney to aye.

Resolution 2-2000 Motion by Councilor Tierney and seconded by Councilor Mullen to approve the minutes of 12/6/99 as amended. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 3-2000 Motion by Councilor Mahaney and seconded by Councilor Mullen to pay the bills for abstract 1 for the following amounts. All ayes motion carried.
General Fund
Highway Fund
$ 1,874.04
$ 269.58
Resolution 4-2000 Motion by Councilor Mahaney and seconded by Councilor Pratt to amend abstract 12, general fund for $135.00 as a result of a refund. All ayes motion carried.

Town Clerk Report: The clerk gave the year-end annual report stating that the Clerk’s Office took in and disbursed $23,889.65. A brief description of the amounts and various line items were explained. Notification was received that Dr. Mary Walker has been accepted into the Women’s Hall of Fame and a bus trip will be planned for anyone wishing to attend the ceremony in Seneca Falls in October of this year.

Supervisor’s Report: Supervisor Tyrie reported on the past year and the Board’s successes. The meeting dates for the regular Board meeting, the Planning and Zoning board were announced. There will be an informational meeting scheduled February 3, 2000 at the Community Center to discuss the Hojack Trail. He also noted that these are just informational because the County has the final say on the Hojack Trail. A meeting of the planning, zoning, code enforcement officers and Board Members will be held February 10, 2000 at the Community Center to discuss the roles of these departments. Committee appointments were announced: the Chairs will stay the same as last year. New this year will be staff meetings to be held at the Town Hall. The first meeting is scheduled for January 27th at 4:45 PM. A Town Board Workshop will be held January 26th at Town Hall, 7 PM. Topics to be discussed are dog census, building committee, sewer committee and highway contract.

Public Comment: Town residents Jim Thompson, Barry Pritchard, Lori Costo had questions regarding the summer recreation report, Hojack trail, ambulance contact and the light for the flag at the community center. Mr. Thompson stated he would like to continue as building chair but won’t until the town establishes a capital-spending plan.

Unfinished Business: Councilor Mullen asked about Carson Road. Attorney Greene answered her question. Attorney Greene also wrote a letter to OCWA attorney to determine escrow funds. He is waiting for further information. The Nunzi property grant has not been determined yet. The Town should hear sometime in January according to Senator Wright’s Office. Councilor Mullen and Tierney would like to see the applications before they decide on the positions in question. Councilor Tierney had questions regarding North Star Boulevard. Attorney Greene is working on getting answers for the Board.

New Business:

Resolution 5-2000
Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board authorizes the Supervisor to pay the salaries as identified in Attachment A. Be it further resolved that the first payroll of 2000 shall occur on January 6, 2000, and subsequent payrolls shall occur on a biweekly/monthly basis (at the employees’ discretion) thereafter.

Moved by Councilor Tierney. Seconded by Councilor Mullen. Amend list to read Court Attendant, Frank Novak at $51.50 per diem, and Budget Preparation Salary to read, Budget Officer. All ayes motion carried. See attachment A.

Resolution 6-2000 Be it resolved that Oswego Town Board approves the following Employee Benefits Policy:

Any Town Employees or Town Officers who are considered to be employed on a full-time basis with the Town shall receive the health, dental, and retirement benefits specified in the current Contract between the Town of Oswego and Teamster’s Local 317Full-time employees shall receive the sick/personal leave, holidays, and vacations specified in said contract.Part-time and seasonal employees and Town Officers shall be entitled, at no cost to the Town; to participate in the health and dental programs provided to full- time employees. Such employees shall also be permitted to participate in the NYS Deferred Compensation Plan. All costs associated with participation in any of these benefits shall be borne by the Employee or Officer. Part-time and seasonal Employees and Town Officers shall be offered the option of participation in the NYS Retirement System, as provided under the law. Motion by Councilor Tierney. Seconded by Councilor Mullen. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 7-2000 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board approves the Appointments List for 2000, as identified in Attachment B. Be it further resolved that such appointments shall expire on December 31, 2000. Motion by Councilor Tierney. Seconded by Councilor Mahaney. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 7-2000-a Amend appointment list for 2000 to remove the positions of Code Enforcement Officer, Superintendent of Cemetery & Building, Clerk and Constable until the board has enough time to review applications. 3 ayes, 2 nays.
Mahaney
Mullen
Pratt
Tierney
Tyrie
nay
aye
aye
aye
nay
Resolution 7-2000-b Motion by Councilor Pratt and seconded by Councilor Mullen to close discussion on the appointment list. 4 ayes, 1 nay. See attachment B.
Mahaney
Mullen
Pratt
Tierney
Tyrie
aye
aye
aye
aye
nay
Resolution 8-2000 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board approves the Town Travel Policy as found in Attachment C. Motion by Councilor Mullen. Seconded by Councilor Mahaney. All ayes motion carried. Councilor Tierney asked why the policy had to be so technical. See attachment C.

Resolution 9-2000 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board approves the Holiday Calendar as found in Attachment D. Motion by Councilor Pratt. Seconded by Councilor Mahaney. All ayes motion carried. See attachment D.
Resolution 10-2000 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board approves the Code of Ethics as found in Attachment E with the following change to item I and J to include member of the board. Motion by Councilor Pratt. Seconded by Councilor Tierney. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 11-2000 Whereas the Town Clerk is the Official responsible for providing emergency access to Town records, therefore Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board approves the following policy regarding access to Town records: All keys and combinations necessary for access to Town records shall be provided to the Town Clerk’s Office within seven days of installation. In the case of keys, a working copy of the key shall be provided. When a combination lock is used, a written description of the combination shall be provided. When security is provided through the use of passwords or any other method, steps shall be taken to ensure the ability of the Town to access records during an emergency situation. Such steps may include providing the necessary information to:

a. the Town Officer responsible for the records in question, should the user be a Town employee or Contractor;
b. a fellow Town Officer, should the user be a Town Officer;
c. the Town Clerk in any situation.

In all cases, the password user is responsible for reporting, in writing to the Town Clerk, the steps taken to ensure the ability of the Town Clerk to access Town records in an emergency situation. Motion by Supervisor Tyrie. Seconded by Councilor Mahaney. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 12-2000 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board approves the Investment Policy as found in Attachment F. Amend the wording Town of Scriba to Town of Oswego. See attachment F. Motion by Councilor Tierney. Seconded by Councilor Mullen. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 13-2000 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board approves the attendance of Town Board Members Victoria Mullen, Barbara Tierney, Richard Pratt, and Jack Tyrie Jr. at the Annual Meeting of the NYS Association of Towns. Be it further resolved that all expenses associated with said meeting shall be considered legitimate Town charges, provided all provisions of Town policies are adhered to. Motion by Councilor Tierney. Seconded by Supervisor Tyrie. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 14-2000 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board approves the contract for maintenance of the Town Web site, such contract to be executed by the Supervisor and Lisa Stevens as found in Attachment G-1. Motion by Councilor Mullen. Seconded by Councilor Tierney. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 15-2000 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board approves the contract for animal boarding and euthanasia, such contract to be executed by the Supervisor and Fruit Valley Animal Clinic, as found in Attachment H. Motion by Councilor Mullen. Seconded by Councilor Mahaney. All ayes motion carried. See attachment H.

Resolution 16-2000 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board approves the renewal of the contract for provision of ambulance services to Town residents, such contract to be executed by the Supervisor and the Mayor of the City of Oswego.Motion by Supervisor Tyrie. Seconded by Councilor Pratt. All ayes motion carried.

Councilor Pratt had questions regarding the contract and the budget line item for this service. Supervisor Tyrie stated he could check into private companies but felt they would be higher.

Resolution 17-2000 Whereas the State of NY is providing state funds to assist in the operation of Justice Courts, and Whereas Town Justice Roger Wells has identified areas of need within the Oswego Town Court, Therefore Be it Resolved that the Oswego Town Board supports the Justice Court Assistance Program grant application to be submitted by Justice Wells. Motion by Councilor Tierney. Seconded by Councilor Mullen. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 18-2000 Whereas the Supervisor traditionally serves as the Town representative at the Annual Meeting of the NYS Association of Towns, and
Whereas, in the absence of the Deputy Supervisor, the Senior Town Board Member serves as the Alternate Representative to said meeting, Therefore Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board designates Supervisor Jack Tyrie, Jr. to serve as Delegate to the Annual Meeting of the NYS Association of Towns. Be it further resolved that the Board designates Victoria Mullen to serve as the Alternate Delegate to the same meeting. Motion by Councilor Pratt. Seconded by Councilor Mahaney. All ayes motion carried.

Discussion was held to combine the following budget modifications.

Resolution 19-2000 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board approves
Budget Modifications of the 1999 General Fund as follows:

Transfer $10.00 from A1220.11 (Super-Administrative Assistant) to A1010.4 (Town Board Contractual).
Transfer $1,375.02 from A1220.11 Admin. Assistant to A1220.4 Supervisor Contractual.
Transfer $1,242.36 from A1220.11 to A1110.4 Town Justice Contractual.
Transfer $9,464.50 from A1220.11 to A1420.4 Attorney Contractual.
Transfer $2,834.51 A7140.4 Recreation Admin. Contractual to A1650.4 Communication Contractual.
Transfer $377.02 from A3120.1 Police Personal Services to A1670.4 Central Printing & Mailing Contractual.
Transfer $244.02 from A3120.1 Police Personal Services to A1660.4 Central Storeroom Contractual.
Transfer $80.91 from A3120.1 Police Personal Services to A3120.4 Police Contractual.
Transfer $122.00 from A3120.1 Police Personal Services to A3310.4 Traffic Control Contractual.
Transfer $1,682.61 from A1355.1 Assessment Personal Services to A8010.4 Zoning Contractual.
Transfer $5,357.03 from A1620.4 Building Contractual to A8020.4 Planning Contractual.
Transfer $1,120.00 from A9060.8 Hospital & Medical Ins. To A9030.8 Social Security.
Transfer $415.00 from A3120.1 Police Personal Serv. To A4540.4 Ambulance Contractual.
Transfer $163.85 from A9060.8 Hospital & Medical Ins. To A9055.8 Disability Ins.
Transfer .53 from SW1-599 Fruit Valley Appropriated Fund Bal. To SW1-9030.8 Fruit Valley Water Fund Soc. Security.
Transfer .60 from SW2-599 SW Oswego Water Appropriated Fund BAL. To SW2-9030.8 SW Oswego Water Fund Soc. Security.
Transfer .29 from SW3-599 Osw. Center Water Appropriated Fund BAL. To SW3-9030.8 Osw. Center Water Fund Soc. Security.
Transfer .04 from SW4-599 Wash. Blvd. Water Dist. Appropriated Fund Bal. To SW4-9030.8 Wash. Blvd. Water Fund Soc. Sec.
Transfer .04 from SW5-599 Lake Rd. Water Dist. Appropriated Fund Bal. FromSW5-9030.8 Lake Rd Water Fund Soc. Sec.
Transfer .05 from SW5-599 Fifth St. Water Dist. Appropriated Fund Bal. To SW6-9030.8 Fifth St. Water Fund Soc. Sec.
Transfer .33 from SW7-599 Ontario Hts. Maintenance Fund Bal. To Sw7-9030.8 Ontario Hts. Maintenance Fund Dist. Soc. Sec.
Transfer $57.33 from SS1-8130.4 Sleepy Hollow Sewer Treatment Contractual to SS1-9030.8 Sleepy Hollow Sewer Fund Soc. Sec.
Transfer $9,420.65 from SW8-2770 Comprehensive Water Dist. Misc. Revenue to SW8-8340.4 Comprehensive Water Dist. Fund Transmission/Distribution Contractual.
Transfer $29,879.30 from DA5110.4 General Repairs Contractual to DA5110.1 General Repairs Personal Services.
Transfer $4,000.00 from DA9060.8 Hospital & Med. Ins. To DA5130.2 Machinery-equipment.

Motion by Supervisor Tyrie. Seconded by Councilor Tierney. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 20-2000 Motion by Councilor Pratt and seconded by Councilor Mullen to recess for 5 minutes. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 21-2000 Motion by Councilor Mahaney and seconded by Councilor Pratt to resume the regular meeting at 8:40 PM. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 22-2000 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board approves Budget Modification of the 1999 General Funds as follows;

Transfer $4,000.00 from A1620.13 Building General Laborer Personal Services to A8810.4 Cemetery Contractual.
Transfer $1,400.00 from A1355.4 Assessor’s Contractual to A8810.4 Cemetery Contractual.
Transfer $1,579.73 from A7140.4 Playground & Rec. Center Contractual to A8810.4 Cemetery Contractual.
Transfer $1,120.00 from A9060.8 Hospital & Medical Ins. To A9030.8 Social Security.

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

Motion by Councilor Pratt and seconded by Councilor Mahaney to adjourn the regular meeting at 9:31 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Theresa A. Cooper
Oswego Town Clerk
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