September 11, 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 September 11, 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
Attorney to Board
Jack Tyrie, Jr.
Margaret Mahaney
Victoria Mullen
Richard Pratt
Barbara Tierney
Stephen C. Greene
Resolution 2000-170 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board approves modification of the 2000 general budget as follows: transfer

$475.28 from A1990.4 (contingency) to A1220.4 (supervisor contractual)
$693.83 from A1990.4 (contingency) to A1420.4 (attorney contractual)
$198.78 from A1990.4 (contingency) to A1660.4 (central storeroom contractual)
$35.30 from A1990.4 (contingency) to A3310.4 (traffic control contractual)
$3246.00 from A1990.4 (contingency) to A4540.4 (ambulance contractual)

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

Resolution 2000-171 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board approves the 8-14 & 8-28-00 minutes as presented by the Town Clerk. Moved by Councilor Mahaney and seconded by Councilor Pratt. Correction so noted on resolution 156-2000 in the 8-14-00 minutes to include Assistant Dog Control Officer. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2000-172 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board approves the Town Clerk's audit and payment of the following vouchers:
General Fund
SS1
$16,413.14
$1,225.39
v330-383
v15-18
Moved by Supervisor Tyrie and seconded by Councilor Mahaney. 3 ayes, 1 nay. Mahaney, Pratt, Tyrie aye, Mullen nay. Motion passed.

Town Clerk's Report: The Historical Society will have a presentation on 9/14/00 at the Southwest Community Center, 6:30 PM. It will be about the schools which were in Oswego Town. A postcard of Dr. Mary Walker will be available at the next Historical Society event on 10-5-00 at the Community Center. Everyone is welcomed to come.

Supervisor's Report: There will be an executive session at the end of the meeting. No further business will be conducted after that. The board will have a budget workshop on 9-14-00 at town hall, 5:00 PM. The recreation committee will meet 9-12-00 at town hall

Public Comment: The residents in attendance had questions regarding: payroll service for the town, the constables and their current status, why the recreation committee staff brought up the problem with court during recreation program. Also of concern were the bookkeeping positions, the community center repairs, and the dog obedience classes in the Highway garage, Ontario Heights sewer district, code enforcement's cell phone and the cemetery backhoe.

Resolution 2000-173 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board authorizes the attendance of the Town Justices and Court Clerks at the NYS Magistrates/Clerks School and conference in Ellenville, NY from October 15th to 18th. Be it further resolved that all associated costs shall be considered legitimate town charges. Be it further resolved that such cost shall include $50.00 and $20.00 pre-registration fees for Justices and clerks respectively, and $121.00 per person, per day for meal and lodging costs. Moved by Councilor Pratt and seconded by Councilor Mullen. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2000-174 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board authorizes the Supervisor to sign the Application for fire hydrants, to be located on Cavan Cove. Be it further resolved that costs of such work shall be borne by Donald G. and Patricia I. Pritchard, the developers of Cavan Cove. Moved by Supervisor Tyrie and seconded by Councilor Mahaney. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2000-175 Be it enacted that the Oswego Town Board approves the grammatical and legal changes, in Local Law 1 of the year 2000, such changes being of a technical nature which do not alter the meaning or intent of the Law. Be it further resolved that such changes are represented in attachment A. Moved by Councilor Mahaney and seconded by Councilor Mullen. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2000-176 Whereas the problems resulting from sprawl, failure of infrastructure to keep pace with development, and loss of open space are regional in nature, and Whereas the Town of Oswego Planning Board has a vital role to play in answering questions related to such problems and Whereas the Oswego Town Board recognizes that responsible, long-range planning practices are of benefit to Town Residents, be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board joins with the American Institute of Certified Planners and the American Planning Association in declaring November 8, 2000 to be World Town Planning Day in the Town of Oswego. Be it further resolved that the Oswego Town Board directs the Supervisor to take appropriate steps to recognize the role of the Town Planning Board. Moved by Supervisor Tyrie and seconded by Councilor Mahaney. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2000-177 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board approves the attendance of Planning Board and Town Board members at the Waterfront Rediscovery Conference in Albany on September 26th and 27th. Be it further resolved that the Oswego Town Board approves that associated charges, including a $35.00 per person registration fee, shall be considered legitimate town charges. Moved by Supervisor Tyrie and seconded by Councilor Mahaney. All ayes motion carried.

Item F. Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board approves the application to the Oswego County Decentralization Grant Program. Was pulled from agenda.

Resolution 2000-178 Whereas the NYS Comptroller's Office recommends that the duties of cash management should be separated from bookkeeping duties, and Whereas such separation ensures greater accountability to the taxpayer, and security of town funds, and Whereas such a division of duties can be accomplished without increased cost to the taxpayer, therefore be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board approves amending the duties of the Assistant Clerk assigned to the Supervisor's office as follows: employee shall be responsible for all bookkeeping tasks, financial reporting requirements, and banking reconciliation of the Town of Oswego. Employee shall also be responsible for clerical tasks associated with the Rural Cemetery, and when time permits assist with the duties of the Clerk to the Supervisor. Be it further resolved that said position shall be paid at a rate of $10.00/hour, and shall not exceed 25 hours/week. Be it further resolved that the stipend for Cemetery Bookkeeper shall be used as partial funding of the position. Be it further resolved that the Town Supervisor is authorized to request the involvement of the County Personnel Department in determining job title, classification and testing procedures required to produce qualified applicants for said position. Moved by Supervisor Tyrie and seconded by Councilor Mahaney. 2 ayes, 2 nays. Mahaney, Tyrie aye, Mullen, Pratt nay. Motion failed.

Resolution 2000-179 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board shall hold a public hearing for the discussion of Proposed Town Law 3-2000. Be it further resolved that such hearing shall begin at 7:15 PM on Monday, October 16th at the Southwest Community Center. Moved by Supervisor Tyrie and seconded by Councilor Mullen. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2000-180 Whereas the Town of Oswego has equipment and materials which are no longer of use to the Town, and Whereas there has been an insufficient effort to keep track of the disposal of such equipment and materials, and Whereas said equipment and materials may be of some value on the market. Therefore be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board directs the Supervisor to conduct a survey of Town Officials and Employee for the purpose of identifying the manner in which Town equipment and materials are discarded, and to identify all such property which is in the Town's Possession. Be it further resolved that the Supervisor shall research the methods of disposal, which may generate revenue for the Town. Moved by Councilor Mahaney and seconded by Supervisor Tyrie. All ayes motion carried.

Friendly amendment as follows: No town equipment or property shall be discarded without approval of the Town Board.

Resolution 2000-181 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board accepts with regret the resignation of Court Clerk, Shirlie Stuart. Be it further resolved that the Town Board thanks Mrs. Stuart for more than a decade of service to the Town of Oswego. Moved by Councilor Mullen and seconded by Councilor Pratt. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2000-182
Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board approves the appointment of Patricia Jung to serve as Court Clerk. Moved by Councilor Mullen and seconded by Councilor Mahaney. Three ayes, 1 Present. Mahaney, Mullen, Pratt aye, Tyrie present.

Resolution 2000-183 Whereas the Oswego Town Board wishes to encourage the development of young people with strong character and high ideals, be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board commends Nicholas Fernandes on achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. Be it further resolved that the Oswego Town Board extends it's thanks to Mr. & Mrs. Fernandes, his parents, for their contribution to the Oswego Town Community, and The Oswego Town Board also extends it heartfelt gratitude for the flagpole at the Southwest Community Center which served as Scout Fernandes Eagle Scout Project. Be it further resolved that the Oswego Town Board also acknowledges the contribution of Scout Master Rick Fernandes of Scout Troop 891 for his continued good work. Moved by Supervisor Tyrie and seconded by Councilor Mullen. All ayes motion carried.

Public Comment: The residents in attendance had questions regarding the court clerk's salaries, inventory, the budget and new buildings, county planning and the capital planning deadline. Further questions regarding Nunzi's, the dog obedience classes, and an announcement that pet food is being collected at Malone's garage for seniors who cannot afford to feed their pets.

Resolution 2000-184 Motion by Councilor Mullen and seconded by Councilor Pratt to move into executive session to discuss pending litigation at 9:20 PM. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2000-185 Motion by Councilor Mullen and seconded by Councilor Mahaney to resume the regular meeting at 9:35 PM. All ayes motion carried.
Motion by Councilor Mahaney and seconded by Councilor Mullen to adjourn the regular meeting at 9:37 PM. All ayes motion carried.

Respectfully submitted,

Theresa A. Cooper, RMC
Oswego Town Clerk
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