April 5, 2004
Town Board Minutes

Oswego Town Hall
Supervisor: Victoria M. Mullen
Town Board Members: Tim DeSacia, Margaret Mahaney,
Carol Pritchard, Greg Herrmann
The regular meeting of the Oswego Town Board was held on April 5, 2004 at the Oswego Town Hall. Supervisor Mullen called the meeting to order at 7:00 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

Carol Pritchard

Stephen C. Greene
Town Clerk’s Report: Tax collection is over and 190 parcels will be returned to the County Treasurer as unpaid in the amount of $182,829.38. March fees to be paid to the Supervisor is $1588.23, total for the month $1698.90.

Supervisor's Report: The town recreation committee will hold our annual Easter egg hunt on Saturday April 10th at 11 am, for children up to 10 years old. We have made improvements to the hunt this year, we will have a separate area for the little ones. We are expecting a visit from the Easter Bunny also.

The cemetery will open weather permitting on April 19th, jobs have been advertised and Mr. Pratt and Mr. Knopp will be holding interviews tomorrow.

Tonight we will hold a public hearing on updating our town ordinance on the enforcement of NY State building and fire code.

I have met with two insurance carriers and will meet with one more on Thursday for the towns insurance, I am expecting a very good savings for the taxpayer by getting quotes from more companies.

I will be meeting with the USDA to talk to about the possibility of ways to fund a municipal building. I have also met with two engineering companies for quotes on the very preliminary stage of a municipal building and will share them with the board when I receive the quotes.

Tonight we will be signing the highway agreement, Mr. Carter has met with board members and given us his intentions for this year. He is hoping to repave Lakeshore Road this year. Mr. Carter has completed all our paperwork with FEMA for reimbursement for the latest storm.

Tonight we will also be awarding the contract for mowing town property. I received 3 quotes for services and have been able to save about 7 percent from the price of last year.

Also on tonight’s agenda is the contract with the city of Oswego for ambulance service, the contract amount is holding at last years rate.

Hopefully we will be completing the Dog Census that was started last year. This census located many unlicensed dogs in the town.

It has come to my attention that our town clerk has hit a mile stone in age last week, and we all wish her a very happy birthday and welcome her to the exclusive “50” club!

Public Hearing:
Resolution 2004- 41
Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board opens the public hearing at 7:05 PM to hear all interested parties for or against Proposed Local Law 1-2004 that would update the 1984 Ordinance of the Town of Oswego, NY for administration and enforcement of the NYS Uniform Fire Prevention & Building Code. Moved by Councilor Pritchard, seconded by Councilor Mahaney. All ayes motion carried.

No Comment on Proposed Local Law 1-2004.

Resolution 2004- 42 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board closes the public hearing at 7:06 PM on Proposed Local Law 1-2004. Moved by Supervisor Mullen and seconded by Councilor Herrmann. All aye motion carried.

Public Comment: Residents had comments and questions concerning the building of offices for the town judges at the Oswego Town Fire Station. Questions and comments were both for and against this project.
Superintendent of Highway Leon Carter stated all FEMA paper work has been filed and we should be getting a check around $11 to $12,000.00.

Resolution 2004- 43 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board approves the minutes from the March 8, 1004 town board meeting, and the March 19, 2004 workshop. Moved by Councilor DeSacia, and seconded by Councilor Mahaney.
All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2004- 44 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 Dist.

Ontario Heights Sewer Dist.

Capital Projects
$15,815.13
23,760.98
190.95
114.06
957.10
268.52
1,784.00
v-93-147
v-34-53

v- 3-4
v- 3-4
v- 8-10
v- 10
v-34-35
Moved by Supervisor Mullen and seconded by Councilor Pritchard. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2004- 45 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board appoints Greg Mills to serve as Zoning Board Chairman, and thanks Mr. Mills for his willingness to serve the Town of Oswego, the term to expire December 31, 2004. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2004- 46 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board acknowledges the Highway Superintendent’s attendance at highway school in Ithaca, NY, June 7th –9th. Motion by Supervisor Mullen and seconded by Councilor Mahaney. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2004- 47 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board changes the hourly rate of pay for the Cemetery Superintendent and the Assistant Superintendent. Decrease Superintendent’s hourly wage $.50 an hour and increase the Assistant Superintendent by $.50 an hour. This change is for 2004 only. Moved by Supervisor Mullen and seconded by Councilor DeSacia. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2004- 48 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board contracts with Rich Lawns, Inc. for mowing the town park, Sleepy Hollow Sewage Treatment Plant and the Community Center. Moved by Councilor DeSacia, seconded by Councilor Herrmann. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2004- 49 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board signs the highway contract with the Superintendent of Highways. Moved by Councilor Pritchard and seconded by Councilor Herrmann. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2004- 50 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board directs the Supervisor to sign the Ambulance contract with the city of Oswego, for $10,000.00. The same rate as 2003. Moved by Supervisor Mullen and seconded by Councilor Herrmann. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2004-51
Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board supports the elimination of the sunset provision of the Local Government Records Management Improvement Fund, and the Cultural Education Fund in order to make the LGRMIF and PEF permanent. Moved by Supervisor Mullen and seconded by Councilor Pritchard. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2004- 52 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board continues the dog census that was started in 2003, and hires Mr. William Jackson to complete it, using the same formulas set up in 2003. Moved by Councilor Pritchard and seconded by Councilor Mahaney. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2004- 53 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board directs the Supervisor to purchase the Town of Oswego insurance with the lowest qualified proposal. Moved by Councilor Pritchard and seconded by Councilor Mahaney. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2004- 54 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board adopts Local Law 1-2004, a local law providing for the administration and enforcement of the NYS uniform fire prevention and building code. Moved by Councilor Mahaney and seconded by Supervisor Mullen. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2004- 55 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board brings Resolution 2004- 40 back to the table for discussion. Moved by Councilor DeSacia, seconded by Councilor Pritchard. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2004- 56 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board builds a room for the town justices and court room with the Oswego Town Fire District the cost not to exceed $28,000.00 with use thereof pursuant to a written memorandum to be signed and executed by the Supervisor setting forth it’s agreement with the Oswego Town Fire District. Moved by Councilor DeSacia and seconded by Councilor Pritchard. 3 ayes, 1 nay, 1 abstain.
DeSacia, Mullen, Pritchard aye, Herrmann, abstain, Mahaney, na
y

Respectfully submitted,

Theresa A. Cooper, RMC
Oswego Town Clerk
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