July 12, 2004
Town Board Minutes
Oswego Town Hall
Supervisor: Victoria M. Mullen
Town Board Members: Tim DeSacia, Margaret Mahaney,
Carol Pritchard, Greg Herrmann
meeting of the Oswego Town Board was held on July 12, 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
Supervisor's Report: The town has started negotiations with the teamsters for the highway workers contract; we are meeting again on July 22nd.
We have started the budget process; NY State retirement costs have gone up and we need to firm up some retirement numbers since the costs have skyrocketed. Insurance rates are going up for health insurance next year by 17 percent. With all the increases we face it is so important to keep our spending down for things we can go without!
We continue to have good chemistry numbers for Sleepy Hollow.
We need to make a few repairs to Ontario Heights pump station, these repairs will made from the Ontario Heights special district budget.
Things are going well at the cemetery, the grant that was secured by assemblyman Oaks took care of the removal of 5 old huge trees. Our cemetery superintendent has also taken the Stevens cemetery on Chapel Road this year.
The student association at SUNY Oswego has requested that we move district 1’s polling place back to the college. Mrs. Cooper and the election commissioners went to evaluate the site and feel it is still not appropriate for a polling place. I will be sending out a letter to the college.July 12, 2004
With the community center closing, we will be moving our district 3 and 4 to new locations. District 3 will be at the Alliance Church on Thompson Road, and District 4 will be moved to the fire station on County route 20.
Resolution 2004-68 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board opens the public hearing at 7:05 PM to hear all interested parties either for or against the sale of town property on St. Rt. 104 163.16-01-06 and 163.16-01.07 and Engles Road, 200.00-01-04.2. Moved by Councilor Pritchard, second by Councilor Mahaney. All ayes motion carried.
Comments from the public included would the properties be auctioned or sold, would an appraisal be done? Resident Olin Pritchard stated the board should not move to fast on this sale. Resident Robert Sharkey asked how much land was for sale on the Engles Road.
Resolution 2004-69 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board closes the public hearing at 7:10 PM. Moved by Supervisor Mullen and seconded by Councilor Mahaney. All ayes motion carried.
Public Comment: Residents from Engles road spoke up about reducing the speed limit on Engles Road. They would like signs up for blind driveway and bus stop ahead. Supervisor Mullen will contact the sheriff’s department to ask if they will patrol that road. The town will ask the DOT to do a study to reduce the speed. Is the asbestos report on this building ready for the public to review?
Resolution 2004-70 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board approves the minutes form the June 14, 2004 town board meeting. Moved by Councilor Pritchard, seconded by Councilor Mahaney. All ayes motion carried.
Resolution 2004-71 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board approves the bills on abstract 7. Moved by Councilor Pritchard, seconded by Councilor Mahaney. All ayes motion carried.
Engles Road. Moved by Councilor Mahaney, seconded by Councilor Pritchard. All ayes motion carried.
Resolution 2004-73 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board directs the supervisor to sign an inter-municipal agreement with Oswego County, as shown in attachment A. Moved by Supervisor Mullen and seconded by Councilor DeSacia. All ayes motion carried.
Resolution 2004-74 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board acknowledges Justice Jung and Court Clerk Patricia Jung’s attendance at the NYS Magistrates and Court Clerks Continuing Judicial Education program to be held at SUNY Potsdam on July 26 & 27. Moved by Councilor Pritchard, seconded by Supervisor Mullen. All ayes motion carried.
Resolution 2004-75 Motion by Supervisor Mullen and seconded by Councilor DeSacia to add an item to the agenda. All ayes motion carried.
Resolution 2004-76 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board sets district 3 polling place at the Alliance Church and district 4 at the Fire Station. Moved by
Supervisor Mullen and seconded by Councilor Mahaney. All ayes motion carried.
Motion by Councilor Mahaney and seconded by Councilor Pritchard to close the meeting at 7:30 PM. All ayes motion carried.
Theresa A. Cooper, RMC
Oswego Town Clerk