May 14, 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: Resident's had questions and concerns regarding renting a backhoe for the cemetery, the town park drainage problem, and praise was given to Councilor Pratt for his resolution on payment of bills. The board addressed the problem of the drainage and will meet with Mr. Pelton after the public hearing on May 21, 2001 at the Southwest Community Center around 8:00 PM. Senior Citizen President Olin Pritchard gave a report regarding area Senior Citizen Clubs that the board asked for last month. Rates and membership qualifications vary. The Town Clerk will copy and distribute copies to the Town Board.

Supervisor Report: The new town web site is www.townofoswego.com. He will also be holding an informational meeting sometime in June with the resident's of Sleepy Hollow. Board members are asked to contact him with dates they are available.

Resolution 2001- 81 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town board approves the following modification to the 2001 Sleepy Hollow Sewer District Budget: Move $15,000.00 from the unallocated surplus to SS1-9730.6 Principal. Moved by Supervisor Tyrie and seconded by Councilor Mahaney. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2001- 82 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board approves the following modification to the 2001 General Budget: Move $400.00 from A1990.4 contingency to A9050.8 unemployment insurance. Moved by Supervisor Tyrie and seconded by Councilor Pratt. Discussion followed, friendly amendment to change $400.00 to required amount up to $225.00. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2001- 83 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board approves the minutes of the April 9, 2001 meeting, as submitted by the Town Clerk. Moved by Councilor Tierney and seconded by Councilor Mullen. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2001- 84
Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board approves the bills on abstract 5, and authorizes the Supervisor to pay the following vouchers:
General Fund
Highway Fund
Sleepy Hollow Sewer Dist.
Ontario Heights Sewer Dist.
$15,990.63
10,809.22
667.53
597.20
v162-197
v 60-71

v 8-9

v 5-6
Moved by Councilor Tierney and seconded by Councilor Mahaney. All ayes motion carried.

Town Clerk's Report: On May 2, 2001 $702.43 was paid to the Supervisor which represents April fees, total collected for the month was $1008.50. The town clerk's office participated in the Earth Day re-cycling and the highway department brought 240 pounds of shredded paper to the transfer station. Thank you to Mr. Carter's department, the Assessor's Office, Supervisor's office and deputy town clerk for helping and participating in this county event. The final tax payment to the Supervisor was made April 12, 2001, $2008.67 which represents March bank interest, $2802.88 which represents February, March and April penalties. The County Treasurer was paid $983,393.43 on April 12, 2001. The Historical Society will hold a Memorial Service in Rural Cemetery on May 28, 2001 at 10AM.

Old Business:

Recreation Committee Report:
Councilor Mullen thanked everyone who helped with the Easter Egg Hunt , especially Rick Hogan and Butch Ponzi. Emerald Mist has offered to donate 3 trees for the park, the 3 dead evergreen trees were taken down by the County. Thank you to the County and Town Highway Departments.

Highway Committee Report: The Highway advisory committee has been meeting and are getting closer to recommending to the Town Board possible plans. They have met with many local contractors and have contacted the DEC.

New Business:

Resolution 2001- 85 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board authorizes the SUNY Oswego CSEA to use a town voting machine for the purpose of holding their 2001 elections. Moved by Councilor Mullen and seconded by Councilor Mahaney. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2001- 86 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board approves the use of the Cemetery Receipt Form (attachment A) and the Cemetery Deed Form (attachment B). Moved by Supervisor Tyrie and seconded by Councilor Mahaney. Friendly amendment to remove fees from receipt form. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2001- 87 Whereas the estimates submitted for the purchase of a back hoe for the cemetery were not in fact "state bids" and whereas the town of Oswego must follow General Municipal Law 103 when a purchase is made without a state bid price, therefore be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board rescinds Resolution 2001-71. Moved by Councilor Mullen and seconded by Councilor Tierney. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2001- 88 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board authorizes the Town Supervisor to advertise for bids on the purchase of a back hoe as described in the specifications submitted by the Rural Cemetery Superintendent (attachment C). Be it further resolved that such bids shall be opened at 4:00 PM on June 4, 2001. Moved by Councilor Tierney and seconded by Councilor Mahaney. Discussion followed. Delete name of tractor on bid spec document for the newspaper, add minimum 43 horsepower to spec's. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2001- 89 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board honors Timothy Hetzer for his heroic rescue of Steve Pyne. Moved by Supervisor Tyrie and seconded by Councilor Mahaney. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2001- 90 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board approves the settlement of the LL Harbor Assessment Case (attachment D). Moved by Councilor Tierney and seconded by Councilor Mahaney. All ayes motion carried. Complete resolution in town clerk 's minute book.

Resolution 2001- 91 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board authorizes the 2nd Annual Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony to be held in conjunction with the Oswego Town Historical Society. Moved by Supervisor Tyrie and seconded by Councilor Mullen. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2001- 92 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board authorizes Town Clerk Theresa A. Cooper, to serve as a Marriage Officer. Be it resolved that such appointment shall run concurrently with the Term of Office of the Town Clerk. Moved by Supervisor Tyrie and seconded by Councilor Mullen. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2001-93 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board schedules a public hearing on Proposed Local Law 2001-4, such proposed law adopting the changes made by FEMA in the Town's flood plain maps. Be it resolved that such hearing shall be held on June 11, 2001, at 7:05 PM at the Southwest Community Center. Moved by Supervisor Tyrie and seconded by Councilor Pratt. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2001- 94 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board approves the hiring of Sean Farnsworth, Ryan Polky, John Knopp, Joe Susino, and Don Dowd III as summer cemetery employees. Moved by Councilor Mullen and seconded by Councilor Tierney. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2001- 95 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board authorizes the Supervisor to sign the Proposed Cable Television Franchise Agreement with Time-Warner Inc. (attachment E). Be it further resolved that the Oswego Town Board extends its appreciation to Jon Vermilye for all the time and effort he has devoted to developing said agreement. Moved by Supervisor Tyrie and seconded by Councilor Pratt. All ayes motion carried. Complete contract in town clerk's office.

Resolution 2001- 96 Whereas, Section 125, subsection 2 of the Town Law of the State of New York requires the "(t) he Supervisor shall render to the town board at the end of each month a detailed statement of all money received and disbursed by him for such month, and shall file a copy in the office of the town clerk" and Whereas, the Town Board is obligated, pursuant to section 119 of said Town Law, to audit claims and direct payment by warrant of only those funds which are available for expenditure from the treasury of the Town, and Whereas, the availability of such funds can be determined only upon receipt and review of the Supervisor's detailed statement of all money received and disbursed by him as required by the aforesaid section of the Town Law, and Whereas no such monthly statement of the Supervisor has been rendered for the months of February, March or April, of 2001. Now, therefore, be it resolved that no consent to the disbursement of funds of the Town of Oswego, New York, shall be given until the rendering of such detailed statements to the Town Board filing of same with the Town Clerk has occurred; and be it further resolved, that if such detailed statements are not so rendered and filed within ten (10) days of this resolution's date, a copy of this resolution shall be transmitted to the Comptroller of the State of New York for advisement and action. Moved by Councilor Pratt and seconded by Councilor Tierney. Discussion followed, friendly amendment to delete February. 3 ayes, 2 nays. Mullen, Pratt, Tierney, Aye, Mahaney, Tyrie, Nay.

Resolution 2001- 97 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board approves following expenditures associated with the Oswego Seniors: 6/27/01 Olean trip $950.00 8/23/01 Poconos 575.00 Moved by Councilor Tierney seconded by Councilor Mullen. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2001- 98 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board approves the settlement of Oswego Town vs. Irwin as presented by Attorney Steven Greene Jr. (attachment F). Moved by Councilor Mullen seconded by Councilor Mahaney. All ayes motion carried. Complete copy in town clerk's minute book.

Public Comment: Resident's had questions and concerns regarding the resolution of payment of bills and account balances, when is the public hearing on the cell tower, FEMA maps, cable fees, senior citizens money, and is there any further information on the repair of the Community Center?

Motion by Councilor Tierney and seconded by Councilor Mullen to adjourn the regular meeting at 8:45 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Theresa A. Cooper
Oswego Town Clerk
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