May 1, 2000
Town Board Minutes
Southwest Oswego Community Center
Supervisor: Jack Tyrie, Jr.
Town Board Members: Margaret Mahaney, Victoria Mullen,
Richard Pratt, Barbara Tierney
meeting of the Town of Oswego Board was held at the Southwest Community
Center on May 1, 2000 at 7PM. 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:
Resolution 82-2000 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board approves the audit of the bills for abstract 5 and authorizes payment of same by the Supervisor. Motion by Councilor Mahaney, seconded by Supervisor Tyrie. All ayes motion carried.
Supervisor's Report: The Supervisor commented on the Fire Department Banquet. Mrs. Mahaney, Mrs. Cooper, and all three Legislators attended and enjoyed the evening. Congratulations to Mr. Barry Pritchard on receiving Fire Fighter of the Year. We had a productive meeting last week regarding Nunzi's. He will meet with the representatives from Parks 5/30 at 10am. If any Board Members are interested in attending, please contact him. He will, unless there is significant opposition from the Board, be meeting with the Wiltsie's in regard to this project. We have been in touch with Crawford and Steams and they apologize for not having a proposal ready for this evening. They have assured him that we will have the proposal for the next meeting. Supervisor Tyrie is hoping to do this work over the course of the summer. At the request of Councilor Mahaney, the 5/25 Town Board Workshop will be devoted to capital planning. If we have anything else to discuss another meeting will be scheduled. Supervisor Tyrie is creating a new committee which Greg Hermann will be the chairperson. Councilor Mullen and Councilor Tierney have expressed interest to serve on that committee. The committee will be discussing alternatives to our ambulance service contract.
An advertisement for counselors will be going into the local paper this week. The deadline for applications to be submitted will be 5/12. Our plan currently is to hire fewer counselors. There will be a proposal on the June agenda clarifying exactly what the recreation program will entail this summer and whether or not there will be any fees for participation. Interviews for the Recreation Counselors will be held the week of May 15th. If any Board members are interested in attending, please contact Mrs. Donna Pinter prior to May 15th for details about the interviews as she will not be here on the 15th.
Public Comment: Town residents had questions regarding last month's minutes, questions regarding Nunzi's, and the cemetery cub cadet. Supervisor Tyrie stated we are not using Contingency Budget money for this equipment, we have $21,000.00 in a perpetual care interest account which is going to be used to pay for that item. This was not a budgeted item.
Unfinished Business: Councilor Tierney had many questions regarding the Nunzi grant and read from a letter she had received from Supervisor Tyrie. Supervisor Tyrie suggests if there are still questions on this letter to contact Mrs. Egenhofer. Mrs. Mullen has been in contact with Mrs. Egenhofer. He further suggested confinning this grant with Governor Pataki via his web site. The Governor notified the papers that we had received this grant. A meeting has been scheduled for 10am on 5/30 in Supervisor Tyrie's office. This is the only other time available to meet with Mrs. Egenhofer unless they met in her office. Councilor Mahaney will attend this meeting.
Resolution 83-2000 Motion by Councilor Tiemey and seconded by Councilor Mullen to go into executive session to discuss personnel issues at 7:20 PM. All ayes motion carried.
Resolution 84-2000 Motion by Councilor Tierney and seconded by Councilor Pratt to resume regular meeting at 7:30 PM. All ayes motion carried.
Resolution 85-2000 Whereas the Oswego Town Board wishes to encourage activity which aids families as they attempt to address any and all challenges faced by our community's children, and Whereas advocacy of the special needs of children with ADHI) serves this purpose, and Whereas The leadership and dedication demonstrated by Oswego Town Resident Cathie Burch is worthy of recognition. Therefore, be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board congratulates Cathie Burch for her designation, by the MHANYS, as 1999 Parent Advocate of the Year. Be it further resolved that the Board appreciates the effort put forth by Mrs. Burch as the founding member and driving force behind FADD, and encourages community support for the goals of this worthy organization. Motion by Supervisor Tyrie and seconded by Councilor Mahaney. All ayes motion carried.
Resolution 86-2000 Whereas the Annual YMCA Tour de Loop is a positive addition to the Oswego Town Community and whereas this event promotes the scenic nature of Oswego Town, therefore, be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board authorizes the route of the 2000 YMCA Tour de Loop. Be it further resolved that the Board directs the Supervisor to notify the NYSDOT of this authorization. Be it further resolved that the Oswego Town Board applauds the continued support of this event by Rudy's and Ontario Orchards and other local businesses. Moved by Councilor Tierney and seconded by Councilor Mullen. All ayes motion carried. The above Resolution was amended from the first dram as per the direction of Attorney Greene. Councilor Pratt would like a Tour de Loop route/map.
Resolution 87-2000 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board authorizes the Highway Superintendent to attend the 2000 session of the NYS Highway School, to be held June 5-7, 2000. Be is further resolved that all associated costs shall be considered Legitimate Town charges, and that the Supervisor is authorized to pay a registration fee of $65.00. Moved by Councilor Mullen and seconded by Councilor Pratt. All ayes motion carried.
Resolution 88-2000 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board authorizes the Supervisor to make the following payments:
Serial Bond Account #SS2-9710.6 Principal $25,000.00
Account #SS2 -9710.7 Interest $21,200.00.
Bond Anticipation Note Account #S S2-9730.6 Principal $13,000.00 Account #SS2-9730.7 Interest $800.00
These are Ontario Heights Bonds. We are paying off the bond anticipation note. This serial bond is the bond that funded most of the construction of the Sewer District. Motion by Supervisor Tyrie and seconded by Councilor Pratt. All ayes motion carried.
Item E: In order that the Oswego Town Web page be maintained in a timely manner with up to date information, be it resolved that the mailing address for all Town e-mail , messages other than those directed to individual council members or the Supervisor be sent to the address of the Oswego Town Webmaster. ARer much discussion Councilor Tiemey withdrew her motion until a procedure is in place.
Resolution 89-2000 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board authorizes the Supervisor to purchase a Cub Cadet backhoe at a cost of $20,550.00 (friendly amendment) to change cost from $20,500.00 to $20,550.00. Discussion followed regarding the use and operators of the equipment.
Councilor Pratt moved to table this resolution on the basis we need the state bid to compare seconded by Councilor Tierney. 4 ayes, 1 nay
Mahaney-Aye, Mullen-Aye, Pratt-Aye, Tierney-Aye, Tyrie- Nay.
Resolution 90-2000 Whereas the Oswego Town Board wishes to encourage activities, and whereas the recreation committee has recommended Town Sponsorship of a schedule of Recreation Events for 2000. Therefore, be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board approves the following Calendar of Events.
Resolution 91-2000 Whereas current provisions of the Vehicle and Traffic Law (166 l-a) do not permit the Town of Oswego to set speed limits on the Highways, and Whereas NYSDOT has shown great reluctance to honor town requests for speed limit reductions, and whereas Town Govemment is better able to respond to local concerns and conditions, as evidenced by the experience of Towns which are permitted to regulate such speed limits, therefore Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board joins the NYS Association of Towns in urging Assemblywoman Frances Sullivan and State Senator James Wright to extend the Town of Oswego the option of Controlling Town Speed Limits through the passage of Local Laws. Motion by Councilor Mahaney and seconded by Supervisor Tyrie. All ayes motion carded.
Resolution 92-2000 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board authorized the Cemetery Superintendent to hire Bryon Stevens, John Knopp, Jason Clark, Don Dowd III, Earl Hoefer, and Ryan Polky as Laborers in the Rural Cemetery. Be it further Resolved that the Oswego Town Board authorized the Cemetery Superintendent to hlre Mark Polky as Assistant Cemetery Superintendent. Moved by Councilor Mullen and seconded by Councilor Mahaney. All ayes motion carried.
We have fewer summer employees this year, last year we had 9. These employees are not full time employees they can work 35-40 hours per week if necessary. They are' considered seasonal with no benefits.
Councilor Pratt submitted the following resolution.
Resolution 93-2000 Be it resolved that the regular monthly meeting of the Oswego Town Board will hereby be moved to the second Monday of each month beginning with the month of June 2000. Motion by Councilor Pratt and seconded by Councilor Tierney. All ayes motion carried.
Resolution 77-2000 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board accepts the Agreement to Spend Highway Funds as submitted by the Highway Superintendent. Moved by Councilor Tierney and seconded by Councilor Pratt. Councilor Mahaney asked where Mr. Carter was suppose to lists these roads, Councilor Tierney would like to see the Local Law, which pertains to this agreement. 3 ayes 2 nays.
Public Comment: Town Residents had questions regarding the bridgework at the bottom of Perry Hill, and are all the permits in for the Sleepy Hollow Road. Councilor Pratt suggested an update for Mr. Carson with Attorney Greene stating it was not necessary as Attorney Caraccioli could release the information to Mr. Carson. Councilor Pratt also stated we have 2 vacancies on the Planning Board, and one letter of application. Supervisor Tyrie stated it is currently 3 vacancies. With the new water line going in the Town of Hannibal will this affect the town' s water pressure? What is the status of the Sleepy Hollow pumps?
Motion by Councilor Pratt and seconded by Councilor Mullen to adjourn the regular meeting at 8:43 PM. All ayes motion carried.
At this time, I would like to thank the Board Members for their patience and understanding.
I do so apologize for any difficulties or inconveniences I may have inflicted upon your meeting.
Deputy Town Clerk