October 18, 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 October 18, 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: September monthly money to the supervisor was $1262.04, total for month $10,482.25. The Historical Society will be having a fund raiser yard sale, October 23, at the Southwest Community Center 9-4 PM.

Supervisor's Report: I have submitted my 2005 budget to the town board.

My budget officer Rick Hogan and I continue to strive to operate this town as efficiently as possible. There are some factors which are beyond our control ; such as New York State retirement payments, employee health insurance, and utility costs.

Although our tax levy remains the second lowest in the county, we will be forced to make a small increase in our highway budget of .60 cents per one thousand dollars of assessed value. The only way to avoid this raise would be to decrease manpower in our highway department; I believe that we have the finest roads in the county, and that the safety of our citizens is our highest priority. Therefore I felt that a reduction in workforce was not an option. With a 17 percent increase in health care insurance for our full time employees I believe they will understand why there are no raises in this budget. In fact there are no raises for anyone who draws a salary from the Town of Oswego.

We have been able to hold the line on the town side of the ledger. With the expected increase in county sales tax revenue we will continue to replace our dilapidated infrastructure without raising town taxes. We need to complete these replacements and pay for them, before the end of the Metropolitan Water Board pilot agreement, in about 10 years.

With this in mind there is on tonight’s agenda a resolution to take the next step in the process of replacing this building.

The budget is now in the hands of the town board, they of course can make changes to the budget if they choose. We are having a budget workshop tonight after our regular meeting. The public hearing on the budget will be on November 3rd here at town hall.

The planning board has submitted the land use map, which if approved will complete the comprehensive plan. I thank them for their dedication to getting this done. Mr. Barry Pritchard will be giving the board a presentation tonight and the board will hold a public hearing on this also on November 3rd.

Also on November 3rd the board will also hold a public hearing on proposed local law 2004-2. This law will institute a $10 service charge fee to all who come before our town court for vehicle violations and the folks who use the court will help pay for it and ease that burden on the taxpayer.

Public Comment: Where do we stand with code enforcement? How will the Community Center be sold? Planning Chair, Judy Sabin-Watson gave a report on the Comprehensive Plan Map.

Resolution 2004- 90 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board approves the following budget modifications; from
A1990.4 Contingent Acct. to A3310.4 Traffic Control Contractual $45.00;
A1990.4 Contingent Acct. to A5010.4 Sup’t Highway Contr. $100.50
A8810.1 Cemetery Personal Serv. to A1620.4 Buildings Contr. $2461.91
A8810.1 Cemetery Personal Serv. to A8810.4 Cemetery Contr. $1465.00
Moved by Councilor Mahaney and seconded by Councilor Pritchard. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2004- 91 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board approves the minutes of the September 13th town board meeting and the October 4th, special meeting. Moved by Councilor Pritchard and seconded by Councilor DeSacia.
All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2004- 92 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board approves the bills on abstract 10.
General Fund
Highway Fund
Capital Project
Franklin/Baylis Lighting
Edgebrook Lighting
Sleepy Hollow Sewer District
Ontario Heights Sewer District
$17624.81
23540.98

375.00

87.09

52.02

1238.19

571.84

v 372-408
v 142-165

v 2

v 10

v 10

v 31-36

v 17-18
Moved by Supervisor Mullen and seconded by Councilor Herrmann. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2004- 93 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board holds a public hearing on November 3, 2004 at 7:05 PM to hear all interested parties for or against the land use map that completes the comprehensive plan. Moved by Councilor Pritchard and seconded by Councilor Mahaney. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2004- 94 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board holds a public hearing on November 3, 2004 immediately following the public hearing on the comprehensive map hearing to hear all interested parties for or against the
Preliminary 2005 budget. Moved by Councilor Pritchard and seconded by Councilor DeSacia. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2004- 95 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board holds a public hearing on November 3, 2004 immediately following the public hearing on the 2005 budget to hear all interested parties for or against proposed local law 2-2004, a local law to implement at $10.00 court cost surcharge on all Vehicle and Traffic Violations. Moved by Supervisor Mullen, seconded by Councilor Mahaney.
All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2004- 96 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board authorizes the marketing for the sale of the Southwest Community Center tax map #163.16-01-06 and 163.16.01.07 land directly behind the building and the parcel on Engles Road tax map #200-00-01-04.2. Moved by Councilor Herrmann and seconded by Councilor Mahaney. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2004- 97 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board that the Oswego Town Board authorizes the purchase of a 575 John Deere 4 wheel drive garden tractor for the Oswego Town Rural Cemetery as described in attachment A. Moved by Supervisor Mullen and seconded by Councilor DeSacia. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2004- 98 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board sign an agreement with Barton and Loguidice Engineering to proceed with the construction phases of the Oswego Town Hall. The service will include construction documents and bid negotiation services at a cost not to exceed $48 thousand dollars, as described in attachment B. Moved by Supervisor Mullen and seconded by Councilor Mahaney. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2004- 99 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board directs the supervisor to contact the County Director of Solid Waste to ask that the tipping fee for demolition of a town building be waived. Moved by Councilor Pritchard and seconded by Supervisor Mullen. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2004-100 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board authorizes the Highway Superintendent to bring to a scrap metal yard the 1987 Ford pick-up truck which was put out to bid, no bids were received. Moved by Supervisor Mullen and seconded by Councilor DeSacia. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2004-101 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board moves into executive session at 7:25 PM to discuss the highway contract negotiations. Moved by Supervisor Mullen and seconded by Councilor DeSacia. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2004-102 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board resumes The regular meeting of the Oswego Town Board at 7:43 PM. Moved by Councilor Pritchard and seconded by Councilor Mahaney. All ayes motion carried.

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

Respectfully submitted,

Theresa A. Cooper, RMC
Oswego Town Clerk

Attachment A: garden tractor information
B: Contract Barton and Loguidice
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