September 13, 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 September 13, 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: August monthly money to the supervisor was $2253.08, total for month $7343.95. I received a grant for $20251.00, this money will be used to purchase new filing cabinets for the assessors’, town clerk and supervisors office. The Historical Society will be having a yard sale on October 22nd and 23rd at the Southwest Community Center, and a hair cutting event on Sunday the 24th, all the money raised will go to the Dr. Mary Walker statue fund.

Supervisor's Report: It has been a busy time for the town, we are working on the contract with the Teamsters and will go into executive session tonight to inform the board members about the progress, no business will be transacted after this session.

Mr. Hogan and I have been working on our town budget. We finally have the numbers for state retirement payments that were suspended a few years ago and have been brought back onto the town to pay. We are looking at a 67 thousand-dollar payment into retirement this year that has been mandated on the town.

On tonight’s agenda I am asking the boards permission to institute a retirement reserve account, to better handle this kind of payment in the future, I have spoken with the comptrollers office and we agree this is a proactive move.

I have been looking into the demolition of the old highway garage, and hope to have some numbers for next months meeting

I would like to congratulate and thank Mrs. Cooper for her efforts on obtaining a $20,251.00 grant from the New York State Archives Grant program for records management.

The entire board appreciates her efforts on obtaining this money for the Town of Oswego.

I would like to say a special thanks to the Oswego Town Volunteer fire dept on their quick action and care of my mother who collapsed at the family picnic. Because of their expertise and decisive action, my mother will make a full recovery. The Town of Oswego is very lucky to have this dedicated group of highly trained men and women caring for us all.

Public Comment: Questions were asked about the budget modifications, what will be done with the Community Center piano, tables and chairs and how is the new addition coming at the fire station?. Also a concern was raised about the possible county landfill being used to collect out of county waste which would create an unsightly area and smell. The town highway department will still receive the same snow payment allowance until 2005.

Resolution 2004-81 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board acknowledges the following budget modifications approved on 7/15/04:
A1410.11 (deputy town clerk) to A1410.4 (town clerk contractual) in the amount of $100.00
A8810.4 (cemetery contractual) to A1620.4 (buildings-contractual in the
amount of $593.93.
Moved by Councilor Mahaney and seconded by Councilor Herrmann. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2004-82 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board approves the minutes from the August 9, 2004 board meeting. Moved by Supervisor Mullen and seconded by Councilor DeSacia. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2004-83 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board authorizes the following budget modifications:
A1990.4 (contingent account) to A1620.4 (buildings contractual) in the
amount of $1432.84
A 1990.4 (contingent account) to A3310.4 (traffic control contractual) in
the amount $64.00.
Moved by Councilor Pritchard and seconded by Supervisor Mullen. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2004-84 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board approves the bills on abstract 9.
General Fund
Highway Fund
Franklin-Baylis Lighting
Edgebrook Lighting
Sleepy Hollow Sewer District
Ontario Heights Sewer District
$13427.20
71301.34
75.51

77.25
1729.11

2036.49
v 331-371
v 122-141

v 9

v 9

v 25-30

v 15-16
Moved by Councilor Mahaney and seconded by Councilor Pritchard. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2004-85 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board sets the October meeting date for the 18th due to Columbus Holiday on the 11th . Moved by Supervisor Mullen and seconded by Councilor Mahaney. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2004-86 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board authorizes the sale by sealed bed a 1989 Ford 150 pick-up truck as is condition, bids to be opened on October 4, at 2:30 PM in the town clerk’s office. The town board has the right to reject any and all bids. Moved by Supervisor Mullen and seconded by Councilor Pritchard. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2004-87 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board authorizes the supervisor to open a retirement reserve account, Moved by Supervisor Mullen and seconded by Councilor Pritchard. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2004-88 Motion by Supervisor Mullen and seconded by Councilor DeSacia to moved into executive session at 7:25 PM to discuss contract negotiations. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2004-89 Motion by Councilor Herrmann and seconded by Councilor DeSacia to resume the regular meeting of the Oswego Town Board at 8:25 PM
All ayes motion carried.

Motion by Councilor Mahaney and seconded by Councilor Pritchard to adjourn the regular meeting of the Oswego Town Board at 8:26 PM. All ayes motion carried.

Respectfully submitted,

Theresa A. Cooper, RMC
Oswego Town Clerk
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