November 13, 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 November 13, 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:
Resolution 2000-210 Motion by Councilor Pratt and seconded by Councilor Mahaney to open the public hearing for Proposed Local Law 3-2000 at 7:25 PM. All ayes motion carried.
Residents opposed to Proposed Local Law 3-2000 were: Samantha Ditzler, Tom Irwin, Doug Malone, Jack Harper, Shawn Regan, Hargie Woodworth, Robbie Malone, Mark AuClair, and Ed Ferguson. They were concerned with selective enforcement, proper investigation, owners vs. renters, why are we changing the old law, and how people who have no money will pay the fines. No one spoke in favor of this proposal. The board commented that they will look into the concerns the public has stated and further public hearings will be needed before this could be passed.
Resolution 2000-211 Motion by Councilor Tierney and seconded by Councilor Pratt to close the public hearing at 8:00 PM. All ayes motion carried.
Resolution 2000-212 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board approves the minutes of 10/16 & 10/30/2000 as presented by the Town Clerk. Moved by Councilor Mahaney and seconded by Councilor Pratt. All ayes motion carried.
Resolution 2000-213 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board approves the Town Clerk's audit and payment of the following vouchers for abstract #11.
Supervisor's Report: The budget process has been completed and the budget is ready for review. Public Comment: Residents had concerns and questions regarding cell tower clean up, community center repair, the budget increase, highway budget, unused revenue and surplus, building permit fees, and questions about layoffs in highway department.
Unfinished Business: Councilor Pratt had questions regarding the Sleepy Hollow Sewer indebtedness and will the old plant be written off from the grant money. Supervisor Tyrie will contact Senator Wright and will look into changing the indebtedness to a Bond not a BAN.
Resolution 2000-214 Whereas the County-wide sales tax exists, and Whereas residents of the Town of Oswego pay sales tax on mail-order sales, deliveries of goods and services, and Whereas all of this sales tax should be credited as revenue collected in the Town of Oswego and Whereas significant portions of this revenue is currently recorded as in-city revenue, Therefore be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board urges the County Administrator to take steps to immediately correct the accounting problems extant in the current method of sales tax calculations. Moved by Supervisor Tyrie and seconded by Councilor Mahaney. 3 ayes, 2 nays. Mahaney, Pratt, Tyrie aye, Mullen and Tierney nay. Motion passed.
Resolution 2000-215 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board approves the temporary appointment of Jennifer Moon as Assistant Clerk in the Supervisor's office. Be it resolved that such appointment shall be at a rate of $8.50/hr, 20 hrs. week. Be it further resolved that such appointment shall expire on December 31, 2000. Moved by Supervisor Tyrie and seconded by Councilor Mahaney. 2 ayes, 3 nays. Mahaney, Tyrie aye, Mullen, Pratt and Tierney nay. Motion failed.
Resolution 2000-216 Be it resolved that with great regret the Oswego Town Board accepts the resignation of Richard Pitcher as Rural Cemetery Superintendent. Moved by Supervisor Tyrie and seconded by Councilor Mullen. All ayes motion carried.
Resolution 2000-217 Motion by Councilor Pratt and seconded by Councilor Mullen to add a Resolution submitted by Councilor Mullen to the agenda. All ayes motion carried.
Resolution 2000-218 Whereas the Town of Oswego has aging and outdated buildings where employees work and valuable equipment is housed. Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board hereby directs the town budget officer to designate $350,000.00 (three hundred and fifty thousand dollars) of the Town surplus fund to be known as a town building fund for future replacement of a town hall and garage. This fund will not be a reserve and can be used for other purposes if further directed by the town board. This fund should remain in tact as a courtesy to previous administrations. Moved by Councilor Mullen and seconded by Councilor Tierney. 2 nays, 3 ayes. Mullen, Pratt, Tierney aye, Mahaney, Tyrie nay. Motion passed.
Public Comment: Questions were raised as to what the two lawsuits that may be facing the town and didn't we have a building fund already. Motion by Councilor Mullen and seconded by Councilor Tierney to adjourn the regular meeting at 9:15 PM
Theresa A. Cooper
Oswego Town Clerk