March 12, 2001
Town Board Minutes

Oswego Town Council Community Center

Supervisor: Jack Tyrie, Jr.
Town Board Members: Margaret Mahaney, Victoria M. Mullen,
Richard Pratt, Barbara Tierney
The regular meeting of the Oswego Town Board was held at 7:00 PM at the Southwest Community Center. 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 the Board
Jack Tyrie, Jr.
Margaret Mahaney
Victoria M. Mullen
Richard Pratt
Barbara Tierney
Stephen C. Greene
Public Comment: A request to use the town's driveway into the storage area on Co. Rt. 7 as a joint driveway, questions on the proposed Local Laws, the community center repair, Nunzi questions and the bridge repair work on 104 W near the Cobblestone Convenience Store may start this fall or spring of '02.

Resolution 2001-34 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board approves the budget modification from general fund A9950 inter fund transfer $30,320.00 to Highway Fund inter fund transfer DA5031. Motion by Supervisor Tyrie and seconded by Councilor Mahaney. All ayes motion carried.

Town Clerk's Report: On 3/2/01 $2638.30 was paid to the Supervisor which represents January and February bank interest. Total taxes collected to date are $1,754,127.16. The final day for tax collection will be April 2, 2001. The total Town Clerk receipts for February paid to the Supervisor on March 3, 2001 were $631.00.

Resolution 2001- 35 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board approves the minutes of the February 12, 2001 regular meeting as presented by the Town Clerk. Moved by Councilor Tierney and seconded by Councilor Mullen. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2001- 36 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board approves the audit of the bills and payment of the following vouchers for abstract 3:
General Fund
Highway Fund
Lighting District
Sewer District Sleepy Hollow
Sewer District Ontario Hts.
$17467.66
15200.71
144.80
300.00
105.63
v-78-122
v-24-43

v-4

v-4-5

v-4
Motion by Councilor Mahaney, seconded by Supervisor Tyrie. All ayes motion carried.

Supervisor's Report: Mark See, CPA will present the 2000 Annual Report. Financial Report: Mark See stated that the Town is in good financial shape, and he made the following recommendations: budget modifications need to be done as they occur, cemetery reports need to be done from last year, a bookkeeper 25 hours a week is recommended to do the reports on a monthly basis. The highway fund should stay at zero and if necessary take money from the general fund where the board has more control of the spending.

Old Business: Councilor Mullen reported on the status of the highway building project. The advisory group consists of Rick Hogan, Leon Carter, Bob Izyk, Barry Pritchard, and Jim Thompson. Anyone is welcome to join the committee.

New Business:

Resolution 2001-37 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board approves the appointment of Dominick Pike as Chair of the Town Planning Board. Moved by Supervisor Tyrie and seconded by Councilor Pratt. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2001- 38 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board approves the appointment of Randall Pratt as Chair of the Town Zoning Board of Appeals. Moved by Supervisor Tyrie and seconded by Councilor Tierney. 4 ayes, 1 abstain. Mahaney, Mullen, Tierney, Tyrie aye Pratt abstain

Resolution 2001- 39 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board approves the appointment of Greg Mills to fill the unexpired term on the Zoning Board of Appeals. Be it further resolved that such term shall expire in February 2005. Moved by Supervisor Tyrie and seconded by Councilor Pratt. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2001- 40 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board approves the reappointment of Karen Breen to the Town Grievance Board of Appeals. Be it further resolved that such appointment shall expire in September 2006. Moved by Supervisor Tyrie and seconded by Councilor Pratt. All ayes motion carried.

Agenda Item E. Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board authorizes the Supervisor to enter into the agreement with the Oswego County Planning Department for provision of consulting services to the Town Planning Board. Attachment A. Moved by Supervisor Tyrie and seconded by Councilor Pratt. Discussion followed.

Resolution 2001- 41 Motion by Councilor Mullen and seconded by Councilor Tierney to table agenda item E. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2001- 42 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board authorizes the Supervisor to enter into the agreement with the Fruit Valley Veterinary Clinic for the provision of services to the Office of the Dog Control Officer. Attachment B. Moved by Supervisor Tyrie and seconded by Councilor Tierney. All ayes motion carried.

Agenda Item G: Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board authorizes the payment of $200.00 per month as compensation for office space provided by Justice Wells. Moved by Supervisor Tyrie and seconded by Councilor Tierney. Discussion followed.

Resolution 2001- 43 Motion by Councilor Tierney and seconded by Councilor Mullen to table agenda item G. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2001- 44 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board authorizes the Supervisor to enter into the agreement with Koester Associates for maintenance services at the Ontario Heights Sewer District Pumping Station. Attachment C. Moved by Councilor Tierney and seconded by Councilor Pratt. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2001- 45 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board requests that the Town Planning Board review Proposed Local Law 2001-1. Be it further resolved that the Town Board requests that the Planning Board prepare and forward to the Town Board a report of its recommendations by April 6, 2001. Attachment D. Moved by Councilor Mahaney and seconded by Supervisor Tyrie. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2001- 46 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board shall hold a public hearing for the discussion of Proposed Local Law 2001-1 on April 9, 2001, at the Southwest Community Center. Be it further resolved that the hearing will commence at 7:15 PM. Moved by Councilor Mahaney and seconded by Supervisor Tyrie. 4 ayes, 1 nay. Mahaney, Mullen, Tierney, Tyrie aye, Pratt nay.

Resolution 2001- 47 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board approves the attendance of the Town Clerk at the meeting of the Town Clerks' Association to be held in Canandaigua on March 26, 2001. Be it further resolved that all associated costs shall be considered legitimate Town charges. Moved by Councilor Tierney and seconded by Supervisor Tyrie. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2001- 48 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board approves the attendance of any and all Town Officials at appropriate teleconferences sponsored by the NYS Comptroller's Office. Moved by Supervisor Tyrie and seconded by Councilor Mahaney. Discussion followed. Friendly amendment to add; follow the Comptrollers schedule. See attached.

Agenda Item M: Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board acknowledges receipt of the Proposed Town of Oswego Comprehensive Plan. Be it further resolved that the Town Board shall hold a public hearing for the purpose of receiving public comments regarding said Comprehensive Plan, such hearing to be held on April 26, 2001, at the Southwest Community Center, commencing at 7:00 PM. Moved by Supervisor Tyrie and seconded by Councilor Mahaney. Discussion followed. Supervisor Tyrie withdrew his motion on agenda item M.

Resolution 2001- 49 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board shall hold a public hearing for the purpose of receiving public comment regarding Proposed Local Law 2001-2, a law that would provide a disability exemption from property taxes. Be it further resolved that such hearing shall be held at the Southwest Community Center on April 9, 2001, and will commence at the close of the public hearing on Proposed Local Law 2001-1, or at 7:20 PM, whichever time is later. Moved by Councilor Pratt and seconded by Supervisor Tyrie. Friendly amendment to move the meeting date to May 14th. All ayes motion carried.

Agenda Item O: Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board authorizes the Supervisor to make a payment of $19,026.82 to OCWA in payment of the Town Fire Protection Account. This item was removed.

Public Comment: Councilor Pratt handed out a summary report on the Association of Towns Meeting he attended in February. Questions from the public included the ambulance contract, Local Law 2001-1, the disability exemption and has hydrant fees gone up this year?

Motion by Councilor Tierney and seconded by Councilor Mullen to adjourn the regular meeting at 9:03 PM. All ayes motion carried.

Respectfully submitted,

Theresa A. Cooper
Oswego Town Clerk
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