April 8, 2002
Town Board Minutes

Southwest Community Center
Supervisor: Victoria M. Mullen
Town Board Members: Tim DeSacia, Margaret Mahaney,
Richard Pratt, Barbara Tierney
The regular meeting of the Oswego Town Board was held on April 8, 2002 at the Southwest Community Center. Supervisor Mullen opened with the Pledge of Allegiance at 7:00 PM. Roll call was taken with the following members present:
Supervisor
Councilor
Councilor
Councilor
Councilor
Attorney to the Board
Victoria Mullen
Tim DeSacia
Margaret Mahaney
Richard Pratt
Barbara Tierney
Stephen C. Greene
The meeting was opened at 7:10 PM for the public hearing.

Resolution 2002- 56 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board opens the Public Hearing on Proposed Local Law 2002-2, Home Improvement Exemption to Lower Property Taxes (HELP), a tax deferment plan. Moved by Supervisor Mullen and seconded by Councilor DeSacia. All ayes motion carried.

County Legislator Doug Malone spoke in favor of this local law. No one spoke against this law.

Resolution 2002- 57 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board closes the Public Hearing on Proposed Local Law 2002-2 at 7:13 PM. Moved by Supervisor Mullen and seconded by Councilor Tierney. All ayes motion carried.

Town Clerk Report: The truck bids received were read, one bid for $800.00, 2 bids for $300.00. The March town clerk money received was $1328.00 with $1136.28 paid to the Supervisor.

Public Comment: Comments and concerns from the residents were as follows: what is the cost of the new highway garage, how much do we pay website person, it's too much, ZBA problems with operating a business with deck, owner wants help from the town to resolve this problem. Was an environmental impact study done at Sleepy Hollow?

Supervisor's Report: The Supervisor reported that efforts are being made to comply with the DEC order for Sleepy Hollow, she met with the Sewer Tender and discussed job description and weed problems in settling beds. All the manholes have been found and work will be done to raise them. Thank you to Leon Carter and his employees who helped find the manhole covers, and to Mr. & Mrs.Tim DeSacia and Charlie Mullen who worked with me to clean out the settling beds in Sleepy Hollow.

Our former cemetery superintendent has quit and a provisional appointment has been made thus far.

Ontario Heights residents will be receiving a letter next week to explain the sewer usage fee increase from the City of Oswego. Final approval from the State agencies concerning a no cost extension for the 1997 $50,000.00 Sleepy Hollow Treatment Grant has been received.

Paperwork has been completed for the last year Youth Recreation Program. The Town will receive reimbursement of $8492.00 for 2001 for the program.

The Highway garage panel met with the architect and engineer and final plans will be ready soon to present to the public. Councilor Mahaney met with the Planning and Zoning Boards and reported at the board workshop their suggestions. There will be a panel set up to review zoning in the town, and we are asking for two volunteers from the public to be on this panel. Please contact Mrs. Mahaney if you would like to serve. I am working with Karen Noyes from the Oswego County Planning to finish the comprehensive plan. This plan must be finalized and be in place for the town to re-evaluate our zoning.

The town has received notification that the Pease home has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Pease home was a stop on the Underground Railroad. The third annual Easter Egg hunt was a huge success. Thank you to Rick and Debbie Hogan, Butch Ponzi, and Theresa Cooper for their help with this event. We hope to make it bigger and make improvements next year.

Mrs. Cooper noted that it was a great pleasure as town clerk to play the part of the Easter Bunny. The children were wonderful.

Resolution 2002- 58 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board approves the minutes from the March 11, 2002 Town Board meeting. Moved by Councilor Mahaney and seconded by Councilor Tierney. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2002- 59 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board approves the bills on abstract 4.
General Fund
Highway Fund
Franklin/Baylis Lighting
Edgebrook Lighting
Sleepy Hollow Sewer
Ontario Heights Sewer
$31370.48
12598.45
91.87
54.80
293.38
9277.06
v86-138
v34- 47

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

Resolution 2002- 60 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board approves the attendance of the Supervisor to the New York State Comptrollers April session of Advanced Accounting School, and the Town Clerk and Supervisor's Clerk to attend the June Session. Be it further resolved that the Highway Superintendent will attend the Highway School at Ithaca College the first week in June. Be it further resolved that all associated costs shall be considered legitimate town charges. Moved by Supervisor Mullen, seconded by Councilor Pratt. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2002- 61 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board appoints Randall Pratt as Chairman of Zoning Board of Appeals. Term to expire 12/31/02. Moved by Supervisor Mullen and seconded by Councilor DeSacia. 4 ayes, 1 abstain DeSacia, Mahaney, Mullen, Tierney, aye. Pratt abstain

Resolution 2002- 62 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board appoints Kenneth Kern to the Planning Board. Term to expire 2/2007. Moved by Supervisor Mullen, seconded by Councilor Tierney. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2002- 63 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board gives final approval for the Highway Superintendent to purchase a 2002 Dodge Ram 2500 ton 4 door quad cab pickup truck the amount not to exceed the State Bid of $24729.00. Discussion followed, friendly amendment as follows: approve a 2 door regular cab pickup truck, the amount not to exceed $19201.00. Moved by Councilor Pratt, seconded by Councilor DeSacia.

Resolution 2002- 64 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board approves the following polling sites for the year 2002. District 1 Hall-Newman Center District 2 Oswego Town Fire Station District 3 Southwest Community Center District 4 Hewitt Union Moved by Supervisor Mullen and seconded by Councilor Pratt. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2002- 65 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board sets the following salaries:

Cemetery Laborer $5.30 + 2yrs.$5.81
Assistant Cemetery Superintendent $7.08
Recreation Director $9.09
Assistant Recreation Director $7.07
Youth Program Counselor $5.30
Clerk to Supervisor $18720.00 per year

Moved by Supervisor Mullen and seconded by Councilor Tierney. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2002- 66 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board approves the Superintendent of Highway agreement as per attachment. Moved by Councilor Tierney and seconded by Councilor Pratt. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2002- 67 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board rejects all bids received for the 1989 and 1994 pick up trucks. Moved by Supervisor Mullen and seconded by Councilor Mahaney. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2002- 68 Moved by Councilor Tierney and seconded by Councilor Pratt to adopt The Town of Oswego Stormwater Management and Erosion Control Ordinance.

Whereas, the Town Board of the Town of Oswego, New York, has duly deliberated and considered the needs of the Town of Oswego, New York, as set forth in the annexed instrument and the means to meet said needs in accord with its authority under the Laws and Constitution of the State of New York, and

Whereas, the annexed instrument as above entitled appears to satisfy the needs of said Town and promote the property, affairs and government thereof,

Now, Therefore be it

Resolved, that the Town Board of the Town of Oswego, New York, hereby adopts the above-entitled legislation to become effective as set forth in the said annexed instrument or as may otherwise be provided.

All ayes motion carried.Mullen aye, DeSacia aye, Mahaney aye, Pratt aye, Tierney aye

Resolution 2002- 69 Moved by Supervisor Mullen and seconded by Councilor DeSacia to adopt Local Law 2002-1 Town of Oswego Sewer Use Law.

Whereas, the Town Board of the Town of Oswego, New York, has duly deliberated and considered the needs of the Town of Oswego, New York, as set forth in the annexed instrument and the means to meet said needs in accord with its authority under the Laws and Constitution of the State of New York, and

Whereas, the annexed instrument as above-entitled appears to satisfy the needs of said Town and promote the property, affairs and government thereof,

Now, Therefore be it

Resolved, that the Town Board of the Town of Oswego, New York, hereby adopts the above entitled legislation to become effective as set forth in the said annexed instrument or as may otherwise be provided by law.

All ayes motion carried. Mullen aye DeSacia aye Mahaney aye Pratt aye Tierney aye

Resolution 2002- 70 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board adopts Local Law 2002-2, Home Improvement Exemption to Lower Property tax (HELP), a tax deferment plan. Moved by Councilor Mahaney, seconded by Councilor Pratt. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2002- 71 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board approves the hiring of WD Malone Trucking and Excavating to raise 12 sanitary manholes to finish grade at Sleepy Hollow. Price not to exceed $12,500.00. Moved by Councilor DeSacia, seconded by Councilor Pratt. All ayes motion carried.

Motion by Councilor Tierney and seconded by Councilor Mahaney to close the regular meeting at 7:50 PM. All ayes motion carried.

Respectfully submitted,

Theresa A. Cooper, RMC
Oswego Town Clerk
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