August 8, 2005
Town Board Minutes

Oswego Town Hall

Supervisor: Victoria M. Mullen
Town Board Members: Tim DeSacia, Greg Herrmann,
Margaret Mahaney, Carol Pritchard
Attorney to the Board: Stephen C. Greene, Sr.
The meeting of the Oswego Town Board was held on August 8, 2005 at the Oswego Town Hall. Supervisor Mullen opened the meeting at 7:00 PM with the Pledge of Allegiance. Roll call was taken with the following members present:
Supervisor
Councilor
Councilor
Councilor
Attorney to the Board
Victoria Mullen
Tim DeSacia

Greg Herrmann

Margaret Mahaney

Stephen C. Greene
Councilor Carol Pritchard was excused from the meeting.

Town Clerk's Report: Money for the month of July paid to the supervisor was $1232.53, total for month $1620.50.

I would like to thank the town board for allowing me to continue my education at the Cornell Institute for Municipal Clerks. As a student I am asked to implement an action plan back at work. This year I wish to recommend to the board to review the Code of Ethics and establish a board, which we have been without.

The written communication discussed proper letter and email writing, which you think we all know. Well I learned a new word which I was told is really an old word "moreover", and what abbreviations should not be used in your daily memos or letters. i.e. Re should not be used but subject should be. Basic but helpful information when I'm writing.

In our computer class on Word we learned about using tables and other shortcuts. I will be reviewing my forms in the office to update and spruce up forms we use.

The class on Intergovernmental Relations was interesting but a bit boring, we have and use inter municipal help.

Working with consultants was another class which I felt was geared more to Supervisors and town board members, with no real big projects like water or sewer going on in our town at this time where this information would be handy I was ready to move on. I do have the information for the future.

Next year will be my last year I will need to attend Cornell Municipal Clerk's school.

Supervisor's Report: You may have notices the railroad tracks on West Fifth St. Road have been repaired. I have worked with NRG to have the problem tracks taken care of and the tracks on Co. Rt. 20 will also be repaired.

Progress continues on the town hall, we are on schedule, the lack of rain has helped the builders. We are progressing on the budget for 2006, I am waiting for budget request from a few more department heads. Meetings will be set up to discuss requests. I am happy that we see no surprises this year. One of our town residents is serving in the military in Iraq, Dennis Place Jr. I would like to send him a card to say hello from the Town of Oswego. If anyone knows of any other town resident serving our Country and would like us to send a card please let me know.

The final State equalization rate is still at 100%, congratulations to Mrs. Luber, Mr. Sabin and Mr. Hogan.

Public Comment: Town residents asked about a noise ordinance in the town, do we have one? If not how can we get one, what is the status of the Community Center? Highway Superintendent Leon Carter stated there is hogweed in the area which is very dangerous and he is contacting the residents in the area where the weed has been seen. He will be spraying the weed to kill it. The road work on 104 will be done according to the DOT, they will be patching the road and major road work will not begin until 2008.

Resolution 2005-78 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board approves the minutes from the July 11, 2005 board meeting.
Moved by Councilor Mahaney and seconded by Councilor DeSacia. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2005-79 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board approves the bills on abstract 8.
General Fund
Highway Fund

Capital Fund Project

Franklin/Baylis Lighting

Edgebrook Lighting

Sleepy Hollow Sewer District

Ontario Heights Sewer District
$10,065.05
$92,593.12

$13,096.00

76.46

45.57

898.90

362.94
v-234-258
v-121-133
v-10
v-6
v-6
v-21-24
v-9-10
Moved by Supervisor Mullen, seconded by Councilor Herrmann. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2005-80 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board directs the supervisor to write a letter of support, for Legislator Malone's efforts to have the State take care of the problems on St. Rt. 104 from 104A to County Route 7 in the Town of Oswego.
Moved by Supervisor Mullen, seconded by Councilor Mahaney. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2005-81 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board appoints James Finn as zoning board alternate.
Moved by Supervisor Mullen, seconded by Councilor Herrmann. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2005-82 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board moves into executive session at 7:12 PM to discuss contract negotiations. No business will be transacted at the end of the session.
Moved by Supervisor Mullen, seconded by Councilor Mahaney. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2005-83 Motion by Councilor Herrmann and seconded by Councilor Mahaney to resume The regular meeting of the Oswego Town Board at 7:31 PM.
All ayes motion carried.

Motion by Councilor Mahaney and seconded by Councilor Herrmann to close the regular meeting at 7:32 PM. All ayes motion carried.

Respectfully submitted,

Theresa A. Cooper, RMC
Oswego Town Clerk

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