June 12, 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 June 12, 2000 at 7:03 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
Members absent:
Attorney to Board Stephen C. Greene
Town Clerk's Report: The clerk reported $1162.50 was received and disbursed for the month of May. There is a correction to abstract #4 for $60.00 in general fund bringing the correct total to $18,810.24. She made a bank transfer from the tax money market account to the Supervisor 6/2/00 for $2776.89. This closes out all tax accounts for the year 2000. The vital record books have come back from the restoration company and 13 books have been restored to date, with two books left which are the original minute books. At the May conference in Saratoga she received certification as a Registered Municipal Clerk, #101 in the State. Also at the conference information regarding complaints were discussed. Complaints are not available under the freedom of information law. There will be free fishing days June 24 & 25. The rabies clinic for June will be held in Fulton June 21st and June 28th in Oswego City from 6-8 PM. The county household hazardous waste pick-up will be held June 24th, further information is available in her office.

Resolution 95-2000 Be it Resolved that the Oswego Town Board approves the minutes as presented by the Town Clerk. Moved by Councilor Tierney and seconded by Councilor Pratt. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 96-2000 Be it Resolved that the Oswego Town Board approves the audit of the bills for abstract #6 and authorizes the payment of same by the Supervisor. Moved by Councilor Mullen and seconded by Councilor Mahaney. All ayes motion carried.
General Fund
Highway Fund
Sleepy Hollow
Comprehensive Water
Ontario Heights
$42,049.17
$13,606.21
$24.00
$3,636.71
$203.07
v-188-232
v-66-85
v-10
v-2
v-7
General Fund voided vouchers #198,201,203,207,212,214,222,227,229
Highway Fund voided voucher #68

Supervisor's Report: The Supervisor reported that he had received letters from Senator Wright's and Assemblywoman Sullivan's office regarding our resolution on the speed limits on town roads. He read a letter from David E. Fitch a representative of Metropolitan Water Board regarding the water extension to Hannibal. We had a wonderful Memorial Day Ceremony and he thanked Mr. Pitcher and his crew for having the cemetery in good condition, the Boy Scouts who attended and the Historical Society for their help with the service.

Public Comment: Residents had questions regarding the Community Center repairs, drainage problems on Perry Hill Road which is causing extensive damage to private property and questions and concerns with the Lakeshore Spur Road fence which blocks residents from going down to the lake.

Unfinished Business:

Resolution 97-2000
Motion by Supervisor Tyrie to take resolution 76-2000 from the table. Seconded by Councilor Mahaney. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 76-2000 Whereas the Town Land Use Ordinance was passed in 1974, (revised in 1981), and Whereas there are features of the law which, as demonstrated by legal action against the Town and changes in New York State Laws and Regulations, are in need of review, Therefore Be it Resolved that the Oswego Town Board authorizes the Zoning Board of Appeals to evaluate the Town Land Use Ordinance; Be It further resolved that the Zoning Board of Appeals is hereby authorized to recommend changes in the Land Use Ordinance, such alterations to include the format, clarity, consistency, and enforcement of said Law, but shall not be limited to said topics. Be it Further Resolved that the Oswego Town Board hereby authorizes the Planning Board, upon adoption of a Town Comprehensive Plan, to engage in a review of the Land Use Ordinance, and to make recommendations for amendments intended to bring such Ordinance into compliance with said Plan. Moved by Supervisor Tyrie and seconded by Councilor Mahaney. All ayes motion carried. Supervisor Tyrie read a letter from Gary Miner, Chair of the Zoning Board of Appeals.

New Business:

Resolution 98-2000 Whereas the Oswego Town Board wishes to encourage activities which build character, emphasize positive contributions to the community, and respect for self, and Whereas the Girl Scouts of America has a long history of providing such direction and opportunity, and of recognizing young women who demonstrate these ideals, Therefore Be it Resolved that the Oswego Town Board commends Anne Sarkissian on her receipt of the Girl Scouts of America Gold Award. Be it Further Resolved that the Oswego Town Board applauds the efforts which have resulted in this recognition. Be it Further Resolved that the Oswego Town Board thanks her parents, Robert and Sally Sarkissian and the many Girl Scout volunteers for their contribution to Anne's achievement. Moved by Councilor Mahaney and seconded by Councilor Tierney. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 99-2000 Whereas the residents of the Town of Oswego fund the salaries of Town Employees and Whereas the Oswego Town Board believes that residents of the Town of Oswego have added incentive to ensure that Town Government operates in an efficient and productive manner, Therefore Be it Resolved that the Oswego Town Board adopts the following policy:

The Town of Oswego is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Town does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, gender, or sexual orientation. Preference is given in hiring to individuals who reside in the Town of Oswego, and to those who make a notarized statement agreeing to relocate to the limits of the Town within 60 days of the date of hire. Be It Further Resolved that this policy shall hereafter be known as the Robert Clary Rule, in honor of the late Bob Clary's effort to promote the principles underlying said policy.

Moved by Supervisor Tyrie and seconded by Councilor Mahaney. Discussion followed.

Resolution 100-2000 Motion by Councilor Tierney and seconded by Councilor Pratt to amend resolution 99-2000 by deleting the following line: "and to those who make a notarized statement agreeing to relocate to limits of the Town with 60 days of the date of hire". 4 ayes, 1 nay. Mahaney, Mullen, Pratt, Tierney aye, Tyrie nay.

Resolution 101-2000 Whereas the Metropolitan Water Board has transferred the balance of the escrow account to the Town of Oswego, and Whereas said funds are intended for purposes of water system expansion and improvement. Therefore Be it Resolved that the Oswego Town Board directs the Supervisor to reserve said funds in a C.D. separate from other Water District funds until such time as the Board directs their use for the purpose of town water system expansion and or improvement. Moved by Councilor Pratt and seconded by Councilor Mullen. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 102-2000 Be it Resolved that the Oswego Town Board authorizes the Supervisor to convene an Emergency Planning Task Force. Moved by Councilor Tierney and seconded by Councilor Mullen. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 103-2000 Whereas the Oswego Town Board wishes to encourage the children of our town to engage in positive activities during the summer, and Whereas the Oswego City-County Youth Bureau provides state assistance of 50% for recreation programs, Therefore Be It Resolved that the Oswego Town Board approves the calendar and budget as detailed in attachment A. Moved by Councilor Mullen and seconded by Councilor Tierney. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 104-2000 Whereas Recreation Director Theresa Gibson and Assistant director Elizabeth Weimer have interviewed all applicants and Whereas they have made hiring recommendations, Therefore Be it Resolved that the Oswego Town Board authorizes the Supervisor to hire Katie Brown, Shannon Palmer, Amy Smith, Eliot Austin, Shawna Opet, and Shawn Murphy as summer counselors. Be it Further Resolved that they shall be paid at a rate of $5.25 per hour. Moved by Councilor Mullen and seconded by Councilor Mahaney. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 105-2000 Whereas the Town of Oswego has not altered building permit fees in recent memory and whereas the cost of regulation construction has risen, and Whereas, Code Enforcement Officer Dowd has recommended changes in the structure of building permit fees, Therefore Be It Resolved that the Oswego Town Board adopts the following fee schedule:

New Construction/Alteration/Repair/Addition:

One/Two Family Dwelling - $0.12/sq.ft.
Multiple Dwelling (Three or more units) - 0.18/sq.ft.
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
Accessory Buildings (inc.shed, pole barns,Detached garages,145 sq. ft. or larger, additional - 0.06/sq.ft.
Swimming pool - 30.00
Septic system w/new bldg.construction - 30.00
Septic system w/o new bldg.contruction - 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. Moved by Supervisor Tyrie and seconded by Councilor Mahaney. Discussion followed.

Resolution 106-2000 Motion by Councilor Tierney and seconded by Councilor Pratt to table Resolution 105-2000. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 107-2000 Be it Resolved that the Oswego Town board authorizes the Cemetery Superintendent to hire Shawn Farnsworth and Eric Campbell as cemetery laborers at a rate of $5.25 per hour. Moved by Supervisor Tyrie and seconded by Councilor Mahaney. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 108-2000 Be it Resolved that the Oswego Town Board approves the following modifications to the 2000 General Budget:

i. transfer $1,710.17 from A3089 (State Aid) to A1462.1 (Vital Statistics-Personal Services).
ii. Transfer $130.83 from A3089 (State Aid) to A9030.8 (Social Security)
iii. Transfer $995.00 from A3089 (State Aid) to A1462.4 (Vital Statistics-Contractual)
iv. Transfer $500.00 from A1990 (Contingency) to A1220.4 (Supervisor Contractual)

Moved by Supervisor Tyrie and seconded by Councilor Mahaney.

Resolution 109-2000 Motion by Councilor Pratt and seconded by Councilor Tierney to delete item iv. from Resolution 108-2000.
3 ayes, 2 nays. Mullen, Pratt, Tierney aye, Mahaney, Tyrie nay.

Resolution 110-2000 Be It Resolved that the Oswego Town Board authorizes the Town Clerk to hire Nicki Murray as part-time summer student for the clerk's office at $5.25 per. hour. Moved by Councilor Mahaney and seconded by Councilor Tierney. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 111-2000 Be it Resolved that the Oswego Town Board authorizes the Supervisor to pay Health Insurance payments as a pre-pay each month to insure proper payment deadlines are met. Moved by Supervisor Tyrie and seconded by Councilor Pratt. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 112-2000 Be it Resolved that the Oswego Town Board authorizes the performance of the Snowbelters at the Oswego Town Park on June 21, 2000. Be it Further Resolved that the Supervisor is authorized to make a payment of $100.00 performance fee. Moved by Councilor Mahaney and seconded by Supervisor Tyrie.

Resolution 113-2000 Be it Resolved that the Oswego Town Board authorizes the Supervisor to hire two student clerks. Be it Further Resolved that said clerks shall be paid $5.25/hr., and that the total number of hours for each shall not exceed 10 hours/week. Moved by Supervisor Tyrie and seconded by Councilor Mullen. 3 ayes, 2 nays. Mahaney, Mullen, Tyrie aye, Pratt, Tierney nay.

Resolution 114-2000 Be it Resolved that the Oswego Town Board authorizes the Supervisor to appoint Marsha Echelbarger as new Planning Board Member. Term to expire 2/2003. Motion by Supervisor Tyrie and seconded by Councilor Mahaney. 4 ayes, 1 nay. Mahaney, Mullen, Pratt, Tyrie aye, Tierney nay

Resolution 115-2000 Be it Resolved that the Oswego Town Board authorizes the Supervisor to appoint Lee Phillips as new Planning Board member. Term to expire 2/2006. Motion by Councilor Tierney and seconded by Councilor Pratt. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 116-2000 Be it Resolved the Oswego Town Board approves the following budget modification to transfer $183.85 from A1990 (Contingency) to A1220.4 (Supervisor Contractual). Motion by Councilor Mahaney and seconded by Councilor Pratt. All ayes motion carried.

Public Comment: Residents had questions regarding building permits and possible trailer violations.

Resolution 117-2000 Motion by Councilor Mullen and seconded by Councilor Tierney to move into executive session at 8:40 PM to discuss legal matters. 3 ayes, 2 nays. Mullen, Pratt, Tierney aye, Mahaney, Tyrie nay,

Resolution 118-2000 Motion by Councilor Tierney and seconded by Councilor Pratt to resume regular meeting at 8:50 PM. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 119-2000 Motion by Councilor Pratt and seconded by Councilor Mahaney to adjourn the regular meeting at 8:51 PM. All ayes motion carried.

Respectfully submitted,

Theresa A. Cooper, RMC
Oswego Town Clerk
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