December 9, 2002
Town Board Minutes

Southwest Community Center
Supervisor: Victoria M. Mullen
Town Board Members: Tim DeSacia, Greg Herrmann,
Margaret Mahaney, Richard Pratt
The regular meeting of the Oswego Town Board was held on December 9, 2002 at 7:00 PM at the Southwest Community Center. Supervisor Mullen called the meeting to order with the Pledge of Allegiance. Roll call was taken with the following members present:
Supervisor
Councilor
Councilor
Councilor
Councilor
Attorney to the Board
Victoria Mullen
Tim DeSacia
Greg Herrmann
Margaret Mahaney
Richard Pratt
Stephen C. Greene
Town Clerk Report: December disbursement to the Supervisor was $606.11 with a total disbursement of $1597.00. Tax bills will be mailed December 31, 2002.

Supervisor's Report: I would like to thank the people who braved the coldest night of the year and joined us for our tree lighting, and to thank Mr. noun for leading us in song and of course Santa and his elf Mr. Hermann! I will see what I can do about the weather next year!

The town is collecting for a needy family and senior citizens this year. If you would like to donate, call Mrs. Cooper and she can give you ideas of what is needed.

The final engineer's report has been filed with the DEC on sleepy hollow. I am waiting for their reply.

The assessor's office will be mailing renewal applications for Star and senior exemptions. If you have any questions please call Mrs. Hogan at 343-1871

I am happy to report that we have collected over a thousand dollars in unpaid ambulance bills. The collection agency we contracted with seems to be paying off already.

John Harper, who I have worked with at New York State Dept. of Taxation and finance, has contacted me. The second fine levied on the town for non reporting of withholding in 2001 has been put into the tax animosity program and Hopefully we will also be forgiven that 4000 fine.

I have received a title to a 1996 ford ft 10 pickup truck from the Onondaga County Water authority. This vehicle will be added to the towns inventory and we will replace the aged cemetery truck in the spring. This truck completes the agreement with the water authority I negotiated, in which we received 6000 dollars a year plus one years-retroactive payment. They will continue to pay $500 a month for space.

We also had an Ethernet card donated to update the town's computer system, by Shawn Moon.

The board met with Karen Noyes from county planning and has recommended changes to the land use map passed by the towns planning board. It will now go to the zoning board for any suggestions, we will then hold a public hearing on the zoning changes.

The board will meet on December 27th to pay the last bills of the year. We will also meet here at the Community center on Jan 6th for our organizational meeting at 7pm.

I would like to wish everyone a very happy holiday season, and thank each member of this board as well as Mrs. Cooper and Mr. Carter for their dedication to the town and working together to get things done.

Public Comment: Questions were raised regarding ambulance fees, budget analysis, marriage license fees, zoning questions and the web site maintenance.

Resolution 2002- 165 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board approves the bills on abstract 12. General Fund $14301.68 v 493-554 Highway Fund 18592.82 v 168-187 Franklin/Baylis Lighting 93.27 v 15 Sleepy Hollow Sewer 515.93 v 28-30 Ontario Heights Sewer 65.30 v 16 Moved by Supervisor Mullen and seconded by Councilor Pratt. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2002- 166 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board appoints Supervisor Mullen to serve as delegate to the 2003 annual meeting of the New York State Association of Towns. Moved by Councilor Pratt and seconded by Councilor Mahaney. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2002- 167 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board grants the Supervisor the authority to make the necessary budget modifications to close out the 2002 budget and submit the report to the NYS Comptrollers office. Moved by Councilor Pratt and seconded by Councilor DeSacia. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2002- 168 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board sets the fee for a marriage license issued in the Town of Oswego at $25.00 beginning January 1, 2003. Moved by Supervisor Mullen and seconded by Councilor Mahaney. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2002- 169 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board approves a $2.00 fee to be added to second notices for non paid tax bills. Moved by Councilor Herrmann, and seconded by Councilor Pratt. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2002- 170 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board approves the towns application for membership in The New York State Rural Water Association for an annual fee of $150.00. Moved by Supervisor Mullen and seconded by Councilor Pratt. All ayes motion carried.

Motion by Councilor Pratt and seconded by Councilor DeSacia to close the meeting at 7:30 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Theresa A. Cooper, RMC
Oswego Town Clerk
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