February 10, 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 February 10, 2003 at the Southwest Community Center. Supervisor Mullen opened the meeting at 7:00 PM with the Pledge of Allegiance. Roll call was taken with the following members present:
Supervisor
Councilor
Councilor
Councilor
Victoria Mullen
Tim DeSacia
Greg Herrmann
Margaret Mahaney
Excused from the meeting Councilor Richard Pratt and Attorney to the Board Stephen C. Greene.

Town Clerk's Report: The total taxes collected to date $1,607,836.65. On January 15, 2003 $95,000.00 which represents partial payment of Highway Fund was paid to the Supervisor. On February 5, 2003 the following amounts were paid to the Supervisor:
General
Highway Balance
Fire District
Lighting District 1
Lighting District 2
Sewer District 1
Sewer District 2
Unpaid Sewer

$ 77,276.00
200,658.00
175,500.00
3,100.00
850.00
29,400.00
50,000.00
6,448.76

Total Town Clerk fees collected for January was $583.50 and paid to the Supervisor was $484.86. I won a scholarship from the Oswego County Town Clerk’s Association for $100.00 which will be used to off set expenses for my Annual Town Clerk’s Association trip in April to Buffalo, NY.

Supervisor's Report:
Town Board members and the engineers from B & L held a meeting with
Residents from sleepy hollow sewer district, updating residents on the plan for rehabilitation of their sewer district. Specs are being prepared for the rehabilitation of the manholes and this project will go out to bid in March.

Dye testing will be performed by New York Rural water on homes reported to have clean water hookups to the sewers. These dye tests will confirm or disprove the engineers findings, and will clarify possible problems.

The Town Board recently met with our architect for town garage. The project will be put out for re-bid. We are hoping for an April time frame on acceptance of bids.

The Financial Report for 2002 has been completed and submitted to the State Comptrollers office. I am very happy to report that we only had a few modifications this year. The town is in good shape financially, and as of December 31st we have a fund balance of $403.076.00.

As you all know we have had a brutal winter and our over time is getting up there. My budget officer has reported to the Board and the Highway Superintendent the costs so far this winter. We are keeping a very close eye on our budgets.

We have to remember that in 12 years the town loses a major source of income, from Metropolitan Water, and that money needs to be made up. No longer can this town use it's surplus to operate. We will not be caught short by not planning for the future.

Public Comment: The public had questions and concerns regarding the snow removal charges and the money received from the County. The roads are in good shape. How much is the town saving having the new building consultants hired this year? Where does the cemetery superintendent live? Questions were asked about the town clerk’s trip approval/acknowledgement on the agenda.

Resolution 2003-23 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board approves the minutes from the January 6, 2003 Town Board meeting. Moved by Councilor Mahaney and seconded by Councilor DeSacia. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2003-24 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board approves the bills on abstract #2.

General Fund
Highway Fund

Capital Project

Sleepy Hollow Sewer District

Ontario Heights Sewer District

$13,465.48
9,779.34
4,381.50
1,426.91
140.66
v13-44
v09-21
v11-12
v01-03
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Moved by Supervisor Mullen and seconded by Councilor Herrmann. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2003- 25
Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board approves the following schedule of Senior Citizen events:

March
June
August
October
December
Auburn
Sterling, Ontario

Pocono’s

Hawley, PA
Liverpool
$200.00
500.00
850.00
300.00
150.00
Moved by Councilor Herrmann and seconded by Councilor Mahaney. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2003- 26 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board approves the following budget modification: Inter-fund transfer from General Fund to the New Highway Garage Capital Project in the amount of $3,865.53. Moved by Supervisor Mullen and seconded by Councilor Herrmann. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2003- 27
Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board acknowledges the Town Clerk attendance at the NYSTCA conference in Buffalo, NY in April. Moved by Supervisor Mullen and seconded by Councilor Mahaney. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2003- 28 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board appoints Stephanie Conn as Planning Board Secretary. This appointment to run until December 31, 2003 and is compensated at $10.00 an hour. Moved by Supervisor Mullen and seconded by Councilor DeSacia. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2003- 29 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board authorizes the Supervisor or the Town Clerk to sign Certificates of Occupancy issued in conjunction with Life Safety Consultants. Moved by Supervisor Mullen and seconded by Councilor Mahaney. All ayes motion carried.

Motion by Councilor Mahaney and seconded by Councilor DeSacia to adjourn the regular meeting of the Oswego Town Board at 7:45 PM. All ayes motion carried.

Respectfully submitted,
Theresa A. Cooper, RMC
Oswego Town Clerk
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