April 21, 2003
Town Board Minutes

Oswego Town Council Community Center

Supervisor: Victoria M. Mullen
Town Board Members: Tim DeSacia, Margaret Mahaney,
Richard Pratt, Greg Herrmann
The regular meeting of the Oswego Town Board was held April 21, 2003 at the Southwest Community Center. Supervisor Mullen opened the meeting at 5:00 PM 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's Report: On April 15, 2003 check 1182 for $3498.82 was paid to the Supervisor, this represented January, February and March bank interest. Also check 1183 was paid to the Supervisor for $3200.76, this represents penalties, second notice fees and overage.

Supervisor's Report: No report from the supervisor but she asked Councilor Greg Herrmann to report on the ice storm damage. Councilor Herrmann report included thank you to all the 27 departments who helped during the ice storm. A thank you from the town will be individual sent to all these company’s Supervisor Mullen stated.

Public Comment: Questions and comments from the public included, were thank you notes going to be sent to fire departments who helped during the storm? Budget questions regarding the highway budget? Questions regarding the fire fighters tax exemption, when does tax breaks stop, who says other groups are not as worthy? Is the community center going to have any work done it, what are the plans for the building? What is the total cost of the tax break to the fire fighters in the town?

Resolution 2003- 40 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board approves the minutes from the March 10, 2003 town board meeting. Moved by Councilor Pratt and seconded by Councilor Mahaney. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2003- 41 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 District

Ontario Heights Sewer District

$33619.15
16991.37
179.28
76.57
1663.36
675.84
v 70-118
v 45-65
v 3-4
v 1-2
v 9-12
v 3-4
Moved by Supervisor Mullen and seconded by Councilor Mahaney. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2003- 42 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board appoints Ted Sivers to the “Board of Assessment Review”. Term to expire 2007. Moved by Councilor DeSacia and seconded by Councilor Pratt. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2003- 43 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board rescinds resolution 98-158 “Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board authorizes the town court to provide jurors with a service stipend not to exceed $40.00 per day, payments to be determined at the discretion of the sitting justice” Moved by Supervisor Mullen and seconded by Councilor Herrmann. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2003- 44 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board directs the Supervisor to sigh the agreement for expenditure of highway monies. Be it further resolved the Oswego Town Board directs the Supervisor to reiterate to the Highway Superintendent due to the heavy winter the Highway Superintendent may need to modify his plans over the summer.

See attachment A. Moved by Councilor Pratt and seconded by Councilor Herrmann. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2003-45 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board holds a Public Hearing on May 12, 2003 at 6:45 PM to hear all interested for or against amending The Dog Control Law dated 12/1/1986, Section 7 Penalties, for the increase of fees to $50.00 for first offense, Second Offense to $100.00, Third offense to $150.00. Be it further resolved that a $5.00 surcharge will be collected on any dog identified during an enumeration as unlicensed in addition to the licensing fee. Be it further resolved that the Dog Control Law dated 12/1/1986 shall be Proposed Local Law 2003-1. Be it further resolved that the local dog fee increase from $2.00 to $3.00. Moved by Supervisor Mullen and seconded by Councilor DeSacia. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2003- 46 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board holds a Public Hearing on May 12, 2003 at 7:05 PM to hear all interested parties for or against Proposed Local Law 2003-2 “ local law to allow enrolled volunteer firefighters and volunteer ambulance workers to be eligible for a real property tax reduction. Moved by Supervisor Mullen and seconded by Councilor Pratt. 4 ayes, 1 abstain

DeSacia
Herrmann
Mahaney
Mullen
Pratt
aye
abstain
aye
aye
aye
Resolution 2003- 47 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board increases the pick-up fees for dogs to $25.00 effective with the passage of this resolution. Moved by Supervisor Mullen and seconded by Councilor Pratt. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2003- 48 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board authorizes the Oswego Town dog census to commence immediately for 2003. Be it also resolved the salary shall be set at $1.00 per dog plus 34.5 cents for mileage. Moved by Councilor DeSacia and seconded by Councilor Mahaney. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2003- 49 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board shall advertise for part-time seasonal cemetery laborers. Moved Supervisor Mullen and seconded by Councilor Pratt. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2003- 50 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Rural Cemetery will officially open April 30, 2003. Moved by Supervisor Mullen and seconded by Councilor Herrmann. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2003- 51 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board appoints Randy Pratt as Zoning Board Chairman, appointment runs through December 31, 2003. Moved by Supervisor Mullen and seconded by Councilor Mahaney. 4 ayes, 1 abstain

DeSacia
Herrmann

Mahaney

Mullen

Pratt

aye
aye
aye
aye
abstain
Resolution 2003- 52 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board directs the Supervisor to make arrangements with Onondaga County Water Authority to place fire hydrants in the areas of the town that are lacing adequate fire protection due to lack of nearby hydrants, as determined by the Board of Fire Commissioners of the Oswego Town as defined in attachment B. Moved by Supervisor Mullen and seconded by Councilor Pratt. 4 ayes, 1 abstain
DeSacia
Herrmann

Mahaney

Mullen

Pratt

aye
nay
aye
aye
aye
Resolution 2003- 53 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board awards the bids for the highway garage as recommended by Thomas Arctander, Architect.

April 21, 2003These bid awards went to the following qualified responsible bidders per the specifications for this building.

General Construction
Plumbing

HVAC

Electrical

Total of Base Bids

Rowlee Construction
Yager’s Plumbing & Heating

Yager’s Plumbing & Heating

Knapp Electric, LTD


$396,950.00
20,850.00
58,839.00
__37,450.00
$514,089.00
Moved by Supervisor Mullen and seconded by Councilor Mahaney. All ayes motion carried.

Motion by Councilor Pratt and seconded by Councilor Mahaney to adjourn The regular meeting of the Oswego Town Board at 5:40 PM. All ayes motion carried.

Respectfully submitted,


Theresa A. Cooper, RMC
Oswego Town Clerk
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