June 10, 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 June 10, 2002 at the Southwest Community Center at 7:00 PM. Supervisor Mullen opened with the Pledge of Allegiance. The following members were present:
Supervisor
Councilor
Councilor
Councilor
Councilor
Attorney to the Board
Victoria Mullen
Tim DeSacia
Margaret Mahaney
Richard Pratt
Barbara Tierney
Stephen C. Greene
Town Clerk's Report: May fees paid to the Supervisor were $927.45, total for the month $1327.75. The Historical Society held it's Memorial Day service and is continuing a data base of Veteran's living and deceased from Oswego Town. Forms may be picked up at Town Hall.

Supervisor's Report: The board is working on the budget process starting in July, the recreation program will begin July 8th for 6 weeks.

Public Comment: Resident's had comments and concerns regarding residence of town officials. Will Mr.Carson be putting in the road in Sleepy Hollow now that he has been paid? When will report be ready for the resident's of Sleepy Hollow?

Resolution 2002-88 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board approves the minutes from the May 13, 2002 Town Board meeting. Moved by Supervisor Mullen and seconded by Councilor Mahaney. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2002-89 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board approves the bills on abstract 6. Moved by Councilor Pratt and seconded by Councilor Tierney. All ayes motion carried.
General Fund
Highway Fund
Franklin/Baylis Lighting
Sleepy Hollow Sewer District
Ontario Heights Sewer Dist.
$69,832.75
10,692.90

81.27

583.99

4,080.19

v-189-249
v-64-82

v-9

v-8-11

v-4-5
Resolution 2002-90 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board appoints Amy Smith, Amanda Russell, Steven Leaf, Ashley Mears, Derrick Spanfelner as summer counselors. Moved by Supervisor Mullen and seconded by Councilor DeSacia. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2002-91 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board approves the following budget modifications to the 2002 budget: From A599 Un-appropriated Fund balance to A1910.4 unallocated insurance $1,514.59, which was not properly budgeted for. Moved by Supervisor Mullen and seconded by Councilor Tierney. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2002-92 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board directs the Supervisor to sign a three-year sewer agreement with the City of Oswego for the Ontario Heights Sewer District. The new rate will be $4.50 per 1,000 gallons beginning June 11, 2002. Be it further resolved the Oswego Town Board thanks the City of Oswego for their willingness to forgive the rate increase that they initiated, to have taken effect September 2001. Moved by Supervisor Mullen and seconded by Councilor Pratt. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2002-93 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board authorizes the Supervisor to obtain an estimate for the survey of the Oswego Town Rural Cemetery. Moved by Councilor DeSacia and seconded by Councilor Pratt. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2002-94 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board authorizes advertisement for bids for the construction of a new town highway equipment storage and repair facility, with offices for the Highway Superintendent and staff. Moved by Councilor Tierney and seconded by Councilor Pratt. All ayes motion carried.

WHEREAS, pursuant to the requirements of the New York State Highway Law 142 (4), the Town Superintendent shall provide a suitable place for housing and storing machinery, tools, implements and equipment owned by the town and cause the same to be stored therein, when not in use;
WHEREAS, current highway equipment housing and storage facilities are presently insufficient in size, location and quality;
WHEREAS, a suitable facility for the Town's highway machinery, tools, implements, equipment and staff would be 12,000 +/- square feet in size and be in accordance with plans for same dated May 2002; and
WHEREAS, the cost of constructing such a facility is expected to be in a sum not to exceed $550,000.00;
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Town Board of the Town of Oswego, Oswego County, New York, that bids for the construction of a new 12,000+/- square foot town highway equipment storage and repair facility, with offices for the Highway Superintendent and staff with all such bids to be submitted on or before July 1, 2002, 4:00 PM to the Oswego Town Board and to authorize the Town Clerk to advertise for such bids in the Palladium Times with respect for the construction of such facility in compliance with the plans for same dated May 2002, and stating that any such bids will be considered by the Town Board on July 1, 2002 at 5:00 PM with the Town Supervisor and Town Board reserving all rights to reject any and all bids for any reason what so ever. Further, The Town Board shall reserve the right in the future to seek any such other and further bids, as the Town Board deems necessary in its sole discretion. Vote of the Town Board of the Town of Oswego, New York

Aye Victoria Mullen Supervisor
Aye Tim DeSacia Councilor
Aye Margaret Mahaney Councilor
Aye Richard Pratt Councilor
Aye Barbara Tierney Councilor

Resolution 2002-95 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board authorizes the preparation of an environmental impact statement with respect to the proposed New Town Highway Equipment Storage and Repair facility, with offices for the Highway Superintendent and staff. Moved by Supervisor Mullen and seconded by Councilor DeSacia.

WHEREAS, this Board, by resolution, has provided for the construction of a new town Highway equipment storage and repair facility, with offices and facilities for the Highway Superintendent and staff; and
WHEREAS, prior to the construction of same an Environmental Impact Statement is required to be prepared by the Lead Agency herein;
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Town Board of the Town of Oswego, County of Oswego, New York shall, as Lead Agency, prepare and file the appropriate Environmental Impact Statement with respect to the construction of such highway equipment storage, repair and office facility. This resolution shall take effect immediately. Vote of the Town Board of the Town of Oswego, New York

Aye Victoria Mullen Supervisor
Aye Tim DeSacia Councilor
Aye Margaret Mahaney Councilor
Aye Richard Pratt Councilor
Aye Barbara Tierney Councilor

Resolution 2002-96 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board schedules a public hearing on July 8, 2002 at 6:30 PM at the Southwest Community Center for the purpose to consider public need and finance method for the new Town Highway equipment storage and repair facility, with offices and facilities for the Highway Superintendent and staff. Moved by Councilor Tierney and seconded by Councilor DeSacia. All ayes motion carried.

Motion by Councilor Pratt and seconded by Councilor Mahaney to close the regular meeting of the Oswego Town Board at 7:35 PM. All ayes motion carried.

Respectfully submitted,

Theresa A. Cooper, RMC
Oswego Town Clerk
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