March 15, 2000 Special Meeting
Town Board Minutes

Southwest Oswego Community Center

Supervisor: Jack Tyrie, Jr.
Town Board Members: Margaret Mahaney, Victoria Mullen,
Richard Pratt, Barbara Tierney
A special meeting of the Town of Oswego Board was held at the Southwest Community Center on March 15, 2000 at 7:05 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:
Attorney to Board
Jack Tyrie, Jr.
Margaret Mahaney
Victoria Mullen
Richard Pratt
Barbara Tierney
Stephen C. Greene
Public Comment: The following resident's spoke against and had questions regarding the purchase of Nunzi's; Mark AuClair, Rick Hogan, Lisa Stevens, and Councilor Mullen read questions submitted by Jim Thompson who was unable to attend the meeting. Supervisor Tyrie stated he is 100% behind this project but, won't spend taxpayer money to promote this. There will be public hearings prior to referendum and the property will be open to the public to review. Councilor Mullen had questions regarding the purchase offer, she thought we were going to get more grant money and she does not remember the $750,000.00 purchase offer. Councilor Pratt remembers the meeting in '99 where the board discussed the purchase of Nunzi's. Some board members were talking about different grants that could be available for this project but the Supervisor did not make such statements. He has reservations that all the information needed for the public won't be ready in two months. Councilor Mahaney feels the public should have a chance to vote on this and agrees with Councilor Pratt that we need to look into this further.

Resolution 63-2000 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board authorizes the following modifications to the 2000 General Budget: Move $3090.00 from A1450.1 (Elections-Personal Services) to A1450.4 (Elections-Contractual). Move $610.80 from A1990.4 (Contingency) to A4540.4 (Ambulance-Contractual). Moved by Supervisor Tyrie and seconded by Councilor Mahaney. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 64-2000 Be it resolved that the Town of Oswego shall hold a special election on Tuesday, May 23, 2000 for the purpose of a public referendum on Proposition 1-2000. Said proposition shall be placed upon the ballot as follows: "Shall the Oswego Town Board expend the sum of $375,000.00 to effect the purchase of the property commonly known as "Nunzi's, tax map #144.19-01-01.000 for the purpose of establishing a town park?" Be it further resolved that Voters shall cast a vote of "Yes" to approve the proposition and a vote of "No" to disapprove the proposition. Be it further resolved that the official roll of registered voters shall be the rolls of the Oswego County Board of Elections for the Town of Oswego as they stand on April 24, 2000. Be it further resolved that the polling places shall be as follows:
Hall Newman Center
Fire Barn
Southwest Community Center
Hewitt Union
District 1
District 2
District 3
District 4
Be it further resolved that the hours of voting shall be from Noon until 9:00 PM. Moved by Supervisor Tyrie and seconded by Councilor Mahaney. Amend above, date of election June 6, 2000 and "Shall the Oswego Town Board expend the sum of $375,000.00 a portion of which, not to exceed $10,000.00, shall be derived from taxes levied for the fiscal year the expenditure is to be made.

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

Motion by Councilor Mullen to table Resolution 64-2000, no second motion fails.

Resolution 65-2000 Motion by Councilor Mullen and seconded by Councilor Pratt to allow further public comment. All ayes motion carried.

Public Comment: Mark AuClair asked questions about the town fund balances, Carson Road cost and feels we have an incomplete picture of this project.

Motion to adjourn the special meeting at 8:30 PM by Councilor
Mahaney and seconded by Councilor Pratt. All ayes motion carried.

Respectfully submitted,

Theresa A. Cooper
Oswego Town Clerk
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