June 9 , 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 at 6:55 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
Public Hearing:

Resolution 2003- 66
Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board opens the public hearing at 6:55 PM to hear all interested parties for or against proposed Local Law 2003-3, “amending the Town of Oswego Subdivision regulations, section 5, subtitled standards for road design” Article 3a. All new subdivision roads must meet a minimal surface standard of two (2) coats of oil and stone equal to or above current NYS standards. Moved by Councilor Pratt and seconded by Councilor Mahaney. All ayes motion carried.

Town Resident Ken Smith spoke against this, he felt it should be the developer responsibility to pave the road before it becomes a town road. Councilor Pratt spoke on behalf of this local law that was presented by the planning board as a step forward. Councilor Mahaney would like it to go a step further.

Resolution 2003- 67 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board closed the public hearing at 6:57 PM. Moved by Councilor Pratt and seconded by Supervisor Mullen. All ayes motion carried.

Three minute recess.

Town Clerk Report: Fees to the Supervisor $1415.48, total for the month of May $1835.50. Thank you to all who attended the Historical Society Memorial Day Service.

Supervisor's Report: The town will be holding a modified recreation program this year in the park weather permitting. Parent Volunteers will be working in the program this year. I will be discussing the possibility of combining with the Town of Minetto next year to save funds. Minetto has much better facilities for running a summer program.

The Town of Oswego has received its tentative state equalization rate for 2003, again this year the town equalized at 100 percent value. This means the town is being assessed at the correct value. These assessments are based on CURRENT market value.

The start date for construction is scheduled for June 15h for the Highway Garage.

The pumps have been installed and are working well at Sleepy Hollow

Specifications for rehabilitation of sewers is complete and have been sent into the DEC for approval…. as soon as I receive them I will put this project out to bid.

Mr. Carter and I will be meeting with FEMA next week to start the paperwork for reimbursement from the ice storm.

I worked with the Assistant DA to set up community service through the courts to work in our cemetery, highway, and park.

I would like to thank the cemetery crew for all their effort in getting the cemetery in good shape for the historical societies’ Memorial Day program.

The supervisor’s office will have shortened hours during July and August.

We will be closed Thursday and Friday at 1:00

I would like to say a very special thank you to Mr. Pratt and Mrs. Cooper for stepping in during my illness.

Resolution 2003-68 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board approves the minutes from the May 12, 2003 town board meeting. Moved by Councilor Pratt and seconded by Councilor Mahaney. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2003- 69 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board approves the bills on abstract 6. Moved by Councilor Herrmann and seconded by Councilor DeSacia. All ayes motion carried.

General Fund
Highway Fund
Sleepy Hollow
Ontario Heights
$12431.74
8787.56
1362.14
771.87
Resolution 2003- 70 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board accepts the resignation of Robert Cook, Planning Board member, and thanks Mr. Cook for his years of service to the Town of Oswego. Moved by Supervisor Mullen and seconded by Councilor Mahaney. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2003- 71 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board appoints Robert Smith to serve as an alternative to the Planning Board. Moved by Supervisor Mullen and seconded by Councilor Pratt. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2003- 72 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board appoints Jennifer Moon to serve as Planning Board Secretary, term to expire 12/31/2003. Moved by Councilor Pratt and seconded by Councilor DeSacia. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2003- 73 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board adopts proposed Local Law 2003-3 “amending Section 5 of the Oswego Town Subdivision Regulations, subtitled standards for road design””. Moved by Councilor Pratt and seconded by Councilor Mahaney. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2003- 74 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board appoints Richard Merritt Jr. as dog enumerator. Moved by Supervisor Mullen and seconded by Councilor DeSacia. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2003- 75 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board sets a public hearing to hear all interested parties for or against proposed Local Law 2003-4, a local law to decrease the membership from seven to five of the planning board to take effect upon the next two expirations of terms. Moved by Supervisor Mullen and seconded by Councilor Mahaney. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2003- 76 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board adds to the agenda. Moved by Supervisor Mullen and seconded by Councilor DeSacia. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2003- 77 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board directs the Supervisor to sign the ambulance contract with the City of Oswego at the same rate as 2002. Moved by Supervisor Mullen and seconded by Councilor Herrmann. All ayes motion carried.
Motion by Councilor Mahaney and seconded by Councilor DeSacia to close 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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