January 10, 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 January 10, 2005 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
Supervisor's Report: As we begin a new year I would like to take a minute to thank the town board for their continued support, advice, and commitment to getting things accomplished in the Town of Oswego. Although we do not agree on all matters, we always discuss our differences and communication does not stop. Mrs. Cooper, Mrs. Peacock and Mrs. Hogan here at town hall all work beyond what is expected of them and they keep things running smoothly. They are always willing to jump in and lend a hand. Thank you to Mr. Carter and the highway dept for the excellent upkeep on our roads. We have come a very long way since 2002, but we still have much to accomplish.

In 2004 the comprehensive plan was finally completed. Now it is time to take the next step forward with our land use ordinance, which is out dated and confusing. By law it needs to follow the comprehensive plan adopted by the town. I will appoint a committee to accomplish this and charge them to have it completed and ready for a public hearing in November. I have looked for professional help with this and will ask the board to enter into an agreement with the county to complete this task. The town has dealt with the county in these matters before, and we were pleased with the outcome.

We have updated our equipment in the cemetery, Mr. Pratt has done a wonderful job managing the cemetery and we are pleased that he will be back with us in the spring.

We are pleased with the Sleepy Hollow Sewer district. The sewage plant continues to meet its SPEDE permit for chemistry. G&G Wastewater continues to operate the plant well. I will be mailing out an information bulletin to those concerned in the near future. Ontario Heights pumping station has a regular maintenance schedule now and is working well.

There are some places I feel we need to improve.

This year my supervisors contractual expensive came in under budget. With this savings I want to upgrade the bookkeepers computer, and take hers, then offer mine to our highway superintendent Mr. Carter. A computer would help him track and report highway expenses and spending. I have looked at software that will save him time with his record keeping, and will meet with him on this idea.

Resolution 2005- 20
Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board opens the public hearing at 7:05 PM for the purpose to consider public need and finance method for the new town hall facility with offices for the Town Clerk, Assessors, Supervisor, Bookkeeper, Code Enforcement, Cemetery and a town hall meeting room. Moved by Councilor Pritchard, seconded by Councilor Mahaney
All ayes motion carried.

Town Resident Debra Hogan spoke in favor of the new building, Anthony Ponzi, Sonia Malone spoke against it. Dave White stated we do not need a referendum.

Resolution 2005- 21 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board closes the public hearing at 7:45 PM for the purpose to consider public need and finance method for the new town hall facility with offices for the Town Clerk, Assessors, Supervisor, Bookkeeper, Code Enforcement, Cemetery and a town hall meeting room. Moved by Councilor Mahaney, seconded by Councilor DeSacia. All ayes motion carried.

Town Clerk's Report: December fees paid to the supervisor were $779.77, the total for the month $1176.00, taxes collected to date $252,430.49, annual report fees collected for ’04 $36,907.96. Correction to abstract 12, and 13, renumbering of vouchers and new checks were issued.

Resolution 2005- 22 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board approves the minutes from the January 3, 2005 town board meeting. Moved by Councilor Herrmann, seconded by Councilor DeSacia. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2005- 23 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board approves the bills on abstract #1.
General Fund
Highway Fund

Capital Project

Franklin/Baylis Lighting

Edgebrook Lighting

Ontario Hts.Sewer Dist.
$16764.50
6479.42
473.00
105.19
62.82
194.26
v 1-27
v 1-7
v 63
v 1
v 1
v 1
Moved by Councilor Pritchard, seconded by Councilor Mahaney. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2005- 24 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board authorizes the issuance and sale of serial bonds; Resolution of the Town Board of the Town of Oswego Authorizing Issuance and Sale of Serial Bonds for the Construction of a New Town Hall Fund Facility with offices for the Town Clerk, Assessors, At a meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Oswego, New York, held at the Town

Hall in said Town in the County of Oswego and State of New York, on the 10th day of January, at 7:05 PM, there were:

PRESENT: Supervisor Victoria Mullen; Councilor Tim DeSacia, Councilor Greg Herrmann, Councilor Margaret Mahaney, Councilor Carol Pritchard.

Supervisor Mullen offered the following Resolution and moved its adoption:

WHEREAS, a public hearing was held on the 10th day of January, 2005, at 7:05 PM at the Town Hall, 2320 County Route 7, Town of Oswego, New York, after due notice as required by law, to hear all interested persons and parties in reference to the proposed new town hall, with offices for the Town Clerk, Assessor, Supervisor, Bookkeeper, Code Enforcement, Cemetery and a town Hall meeting room to be erected upon premises now owned by the Town of Oswego, at a cost not to exceed $800,000.00; and

WHEREAS, after due deliberation by this Board, it has been determined that it is in the public interest to effect the construction of such improvements; and

WHEREAS, such improvements proposed consist of a 5600 +/- square foot facility, more particularly described in the plan of said proposed facility on file and available for inspection in the Office of the Town Clerk of the Town of Oswego, New York; and

WHEREAS, it is hereby determined that the period of probable usefulness of the aforesaid object or purpose is 30 years, pursuant to subdivision 11 (b) of paragraph a of § 11.00 of the New York State Local Finance Law; and

WHEREAS, the best and most fiscally prudent method of paying for same would be the issuance of Serial Bonds pursuant to § 35 et seq. of the Local Finance Law of the State of New York, in the amount not to exceed $800,000.00; it is further determined that the maximum maturity of said Serial Bonds herein authorized will not exceed 20 years; and

WHEREAS, the faith and credit of said Town is hereby irrevocably pledged to the payment of the principal of and interest on such bonds as the same, respectively, become due and payable. An annual appropriation shall be made in each year sufficient to pay the principal of and interest upon such bonds becoming due and payable in such year. There shall annually be levied upon all the taxable real property in said Town a tax sufficient to pay the principal of and interest upon such bonds as the same become due and payable; and

WHEREAS, the cost of said improvements, principal and interest upon said bonds shall be paid by the owners of the various real estate parcels and improvements located within the boundaries of the Town, on the basis of benefit to each real estate parcel and improvement located within the boundaries of the Town of Oswego, New York;

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED AND DETERMINED, that the erection of the proposed new town hall, with offices for the Town Clerk, Assessor, Supervisor, Bookkeeper, Code Enforcement, Cemetery and a town hall meeting room, upon premises now owned by the Town of Oswego is hereby authorized and permitted upon the terms and conditions hereinabove set forth, subject to the provisions of the Local Finance Law; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED AND DETERMINED, that the power to authorize the issuance of Serial Bonds not to exceed $800,000.00, including the renewal(s) of notes as deemed necessary by the Supervisor, the Chief Fiscal Officer of the Town of Oswego, be granted and authorized in form (s) and content (s) prescribed by said Supervisor, consistent with the provisions of the Local Finance Law of the State of New York, and subject to the approval of the Comptroller of the State of New York and such other officials of the Stare of New York whose approval the laws of the State of New York shall require; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED AND DETERMINED, that the Town Clerk shall post and publish this resolution, which is specifically subject to a permissive referendum as defined by the Town Law of the State of New York, which said publication and posting shall constitute notice of adoption of this Resolution and which Resolution shall become effective, and be deemed finally adopted, ten (10) days from the date of publication of same in the official newspaper of said Town.
The validity of such bonds may be contested only if:
a. Such bonds are authorized for an object or purpose for which said Town is not authorized to expend money, or
b. The provisions of law, which should be complied with the date of publication of this Resolution, are not substantially complied with and an action, suit or proceeding contesting such validity is commenced within twenty (20) days after the date of January 10, 2005 publication , or
c. Such bonds are authorized in violation of the provisions of the Constitution.
seconded by Councilor DeSacia. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2005- 25 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board rejects the bid received for the Southwest Community Center located in the Town of Oswego. Moved by Supervisor Mullen, seconded by Councilor Herrmann. All ayes motion carried.

Motion by Councilor Mahaney, seconded by Councilor Pritchard to adjourn the regular meeting of the Oswego Town Board at 8:00 PM. All ayes motion carried.
Respectfully submitted,

Theresa A. Cooper, RMC
Oswego Town Clerk
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