December 8, 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 meeting of the Oswego Town Board was held on December 8, 2003 at the Southwest Community Center at 7:00 PM. Supervisor Mullen opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and 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: November fees paid to the Supervisor were $753.19, total for month $1833.40. Dog census is complete for this year, most of the side roads were complete. Tax bills will be mailed on December 31, 2003. Town Clerk’s office closed for year-end closing of books and tax preparation from 12/24 to 12/31. The assessor’s office will be open.

Supervisor's Report: The Town had a wonderful tree lighting ceremony this year, Thank you to our Elf Mr. Herrmann for delivering the man from the north right on time to so many waiting children. This year the recreation committee joined forces with the Oswego Center Methodist church. And the event grew! Thanks to, Pat Dennison for her coordination with our recreation committee. I would like to say special thank you to the people at Emerald Mist Tree farm for the donation of the town tree again this year. To Mr. Mullen for putting it up, and to Mr. DeSacia, Mark Cooper, Bill Jackson and Scott Anesko for taking time from their day to help when it blew over in the windstorm the day before the lighting.

We are scheduled for the walk through of the highway garage on Friday morning. (Called a punch out) I will be in touch with board members, if all goes according to the schedule and hope they will be able to attend.

The chemistry continues to be good at the Sleepy Hollow sewage treatment plant.

On tonight’s agenda we will be signing with Life Safety consultants for code and zoning enforcement. We have had very positive results and substantial savings with this company.

I am leaving for a trip to Australia to attend my sons wedding on the 26th, Mr. Pratt my deputy supervisor, will be holding the year-end meeting to make sure all 2003 bills are paid. Mr. Pratt has been my deputy during my first term as supervisor, he was always there when I needed him, and kept up on things and could step in at a minute’s notice. I express my deep appreciation to him for his willingness to serve the town of Oswego, when it sometimes is a thankless job. This board will miss him very much, and I want him to know that when I looked to my left and he was there, I always drew strength from him, we did not agree on everything but that never stopped our communication. Now I will be looking to my right, as I have appointed Mr. DeSacia as my deputy for 2004. Mr. DeSacia has always been willing to jump in and help out in any situation, and he will be taking over for me while I am away in January. I am confident that the town will be in good hands.

Mrs. Carol Pritchard will be taking over Mr. Pratt’s seat on the board and we welcome her and are thankful that she would like to serve the town of Oswego.

Mrs. Mahaney has retained her seat and we are very happy to see her smiling face.

Public Comment: Question regarding Life Safety Consultants fees for next year, did they do up?

Resolution 2003- 130 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board approves the minutes from the November 10th regular meeting and the November 25th special meeting. Moved by Councilor Pratt and seconded by Councilor Mahaney. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2003- 131 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board signs the contract for 2004 with Life Safety Consultant at $10, 400.00 per year. Moved by Councilor Mahaney and seconded by Councilor DeSacia. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2003- 132 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board approves a $2.00 second notice fee for the 2004 tax bills. Moved by Councilor Pratt and seconded by Councilor Mahaney. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2003- 133 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board authorizes the supervisor to make the necessary budget modifications for year end. Moved by Councilor Pratt and seconded by Councilor Herrmann. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2003- 134 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board approves the bills on Abstract 12. Moved by Councilor Herrmann and seconded by Mahaney.
General Fund
Highway Fund
Capital Fund
Franklin/Baylis Lighting
Edgebrook Lighting
Sleepy Hollow Sewer
Ontario Heights Sewer
$22,345.44
33,355.65

32,610.40

88.69

52.87

1,534.28

19,913.92
v-411-468
v-175-192

v-35-41

v-10

v-9

v-9

v-19-22
Resolution 2003- 135 Be it resolved that the Supervisor appoints Tim DeSacia as Deputy Supervisor effective January 1, 2004. Be it further resolved that the Oswego Town Board accepts such appointment. Moved by Councilor Pratt and seconded by Supervisor Mullen. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2003- 136 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board schedules the year end meeting for December 30, 2003 at 6 PM at the town Hall. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2003- 137 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board schedules the January organizational meeting for January 5, 2004 at 7 PM at the Southwest Community Center. Moved by Supervisor Mullen and seconded by Councilor DeSacia. All ayes motion carried.

Councilor Pratt wished to thank all the great people he has worked with the past 4 years, and especially the past two years. He is confident Mrs. Mullen will continue to do a good job for the town.

Motion by Councilor Pratt and seconded by Councilor Mahaney to close the meeting at 7:15 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Theresa A. Cooper, RMC
Oswego Town Clerk
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