July 14 , 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 called to order by Supervisor Mullen on July 14, 2003 at the Southwest Community Center at 7:00 PM. Roll call was taken and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
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: Fees to the Supervisor for June were $1695.21 total for the month was $2221.70. Final tax interest money of $497.98 was given to the Supervisor on 6/30/03. The dog census has begun. Correction of numbering on abstract 6 SS-2, should be 5 not 13.

Supervisor's Report: The highway garage is progressing, footers and walls are up, Life Safety has made many inspections of the progress.

Mr. Carter, Mr. Hermann and I met with FEMA, Mr. Carter is processing all the paperwork for reimbursement for the Ice Storm, he has kept excellent records and the town should be getting all that is due us.

The recreation program begins tomorrow and runs through 8-15-03. To save on expenses parent volunteers will be working with Mrs. Cheryl Geers this year. Mrs. Cooper has been to a class on Bike Rodeo’s and will be working with Mrs. Geers on that special program.

We have been working on planning and zoning and Mrs. Mahaney will hold another meeting on the July 23, 2003 at 6;30 PM at the community center.

Bids on the Sleepy Hollow Sewer Rehabilitation will be opened on July 22nd @ 10 am.

New pumps are in and working well, the plant has been meeting its SPEDES permit for the first 6 mo. of the year, except for flow rates, which we are working on. G&G wastewater have been doing a wonderful job, keeping the plant in compliance with the DEC’s consent order.

The Historical Society and Recreation Committee had a very successful ice cream social and band concert.

Mr. Hogan and I have been working on the budget for next year, I want to remind everyone that in 12 years we will no longer be getting the 185 thousand dollar payment from Metropolitan Water Authority. We will need to make that money up and I would like to start now, and not wait for a huge tax increase….Baby steps!…

I have been looking at the cemetery and tonight will propose a few changes in operation.

Mr. Reeves is drawing up an operation and maintenance schedule for the cemetery also.

Thank you to Mr. DeSacia for putting up the new railings at this building.

Public Comment: Questions regarding the clerk of works for the new highway garage, how many bids did the town receive for the clerk of the works position?

Should the new rules for the cemetery include a specific date for opening and closing of the cemetery? Also will all new cemetery lot owners be getting these rules when they purchase plots?

Resolution 2003- 78 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board approves the minutes from the June 9, 2003 town board meeting. Moved by Councilor Pratt and seconded by Councilor Mahaney. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2003- 79 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board approves the bills on abstract 7. Moved by Councilor DeSacia and seconded by Councilor Herrmann. All ayes motion carried.
General Fund
Highway Fund
Capital Fund
Franklin/Baylis lighting
Edgebrook lighting
Sleepy Hollow Sewer
Ontario Hts. Sewer
$18135.61
14798.03
28873.96
161.75
95.71
1596.39
577.67
v 178-225
v 94-111
v 15-17
v 5-6
v 4-5
v 20-25
v 6-8
Resolution 2003- 80 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board appoints Judy Sabin-Watson as Chairman of the Planning Board. This appointment will run through 12-31-2003. Moved by Supervisor Mullen, seconded by Councilor Mahaney. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2003- 81 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board acknowledges Justice Jung and his court clerk will attend mandatory Justice and Clerk Court schools, from 7/20-22/2003 at SUNY Potsdam. Moved by Supervisor Mullen, seconded by Councilor DeSacia. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2003- 82 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board adopts Rules and Regulations for lot owners in the Oswego Town Rural Cemetery. Attachment A. Moved by Supervisor Mullen and seconded by Councilor Mahaney. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2003- 83 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board sets the rate schedule for Oswego Town Rural Cemetery, attachment B. Moved by Supervisor Mullen and seconded by Councilor DeSacia. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2003- 84 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board approves the Inter-fund transfer of interest from the Sleepy Hollow Sewer Capital Project in the amount of $12.77 from HA-02 to SS1-201, Sleepy Hollow Sewer. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2003- 85 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board approves the following budget modifications: Interfund transfer for cemeteries machinery $3284.27 from TE (town expendable trust account cemetery) to A8810.4 cemetery contractual. A1990.4 contingency to A1910.4 unallocated insurance’s $427.00. Moved by Councilor DeSacia, seconded by Councilor Herrmann. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2003- 86 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board refunds application fee to Mr. Paul Haines for a zoning hearing that will not be held. Moved by Supervisor Mullen, seconded by Councilor Herrmann. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2003- 87 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board will hold a public hearing on August 11, 2003 at 6:55 PM at the Southwest Community Center to hear interested parties for or against changing the scope of duties of the Planning and Zoning Boards as defined in the Land Use Control and District Regulations Ordinance of the Town of Oswego, New York. Moved by Supervisor Mullen, seconded by Councilor Mahaney. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2003- 88 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board directs the Supervisor to sign the planned maintenance agreement with Penn Power Systems in the amount of $720.00 for inspection and maintenance of the generator for the Ontario Heights Sewer District. Moved by Councilor DeSacia. seconded by Supervisor Mullen. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2003- 89 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board appoints Jeff Adkins, to fill out the remainder of the year as Webmaster at $42.67 a month. Moved by Councilor Herrmann, seconded by Councilor DeSacia. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2003- 90 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board appoints Mrs. Cheryl Geers as Recreation Director, and Dog enumerator. Moved by Supervisor Mullen, seconded by Councilor DeSacia. All ayes motion carried.

Motion by Councilor Mahaney and seconded by Councilor Pratt to adjourn the regular meeting of the Oswego Town Board at 7:20 PM

Respectfully submitted,


Theresa A. Cooper, RMC
Oswego Town Clerk
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