January 3, 2005 Organizational Meeting
Town Board Agenda

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.
1. Call To Order
2. Pledge of Allegiance
3. Roll Call
4. Town Clerks Report
5. Supervisor Report
6. Public Comment
7. Old Business
8. New Business


a) Resolution #2005-_____ Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board approves the minutes from the December 13, 2004 and December 27, 2004 town board meeting.
Moved by______ Second______

b) Resolution #2005-_____ Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board approves the following budget modification to re-establish the account Safety Inspection – Personal:
  • From A3620.4 (Safety Inspection – Contractual) to A3620.1 (Safety Inspection – Personal) in the amount of $9,750.00.
Moved by______ Second______

c) Resolution #2005-_____ Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board approves the appointments found in Attachment A.
Attachment A
2005 Appointments
Job Title Name
Assessor’s Clerk Debra Hogan
Assistant Dog Control Officer Sheila Nelson
Assistant Cemetery Superintendent John Knopp
Attorney to the Oswego Town Board Greene Law Office
Attorney to the Planning Board Steven C. Greene, Jr.
Attorney to the ZBA Kevin Caraccioli
Budget Officer Richard Hogan
Cemetery Clerk Debra Hogan
Cemetery Superintendent Richard Pratt
Chief Assessor Richard Hogan
Clerk to the CEO/ZEO Theresa Cooper
Clerk to the Supervisor Jennifer Peacock
Code/Zoning Enforcement Officer Wayne Newton
Court Clerk Patricia Jung
Court Clerk Julianna Wells
Custodian – Town Hall Maureen Polky
Deputy Highway Superintendent Mark Wilcox
Deputy Registrar Katherine Merritt
Deputy Supervisor Timothy DeSacia
Deputy Town Clerk Katherine Merritt
Dog Control Officer James Nelson
General Laborer William Jackson
Historian Justin White
Marriage Officer Theresa Cooper
Secretary – Planning Board and ZBA Marjorie Best
Registrar Theresa Cooper
Town Constable Frederick Ferguson
Be it further resolved that these appointments shall run until December 31, 2005.
Moved by______ Second______

d) Resolution #2005-_____ Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board approves the schedule of salaries for elected and appointed officials and employees for 2005 found in Attachment B.
Attachment B
2005 Salaries by Position
Position Salary
Assessment Board of Review $141.40 per day/ea.
Assessors $5,501.10 Annually
Assessor’s Clerk $7,853.40 Annually
Assistant Dog Control Officer $0.00
Assistant Cemetery Superintendent $8.82/hr.
Budget Officer $1,553.00 Annually
Cemetery Clerk $4,515.00 Annually
Cemetery Laborer
$6.00/hr.
Cemetery Superintendent $10.03/hr.
Chief Assessor $6,053.40 Annually
Clerk to the CEO/ZEO $750.00 Annually
Clerk to the Supervisor $20,000.00 Annually
Code/Zoning Enforcement Officer $9,000.00 Annually
Court Clerk $7,537.00 Annually
Custodian $1,723.00 Annually
Deputy Highway Superintendent $0.50/hr.
Deputy Registrar $0.00
Deputy Supervisor $520.16 Annually
Deputy Town Clerk $8.25/hr.
Dog Control Officer $7,976.00 Annually
Elections Inspectors $7.15/hr.
General Laborer $8.32/hr.
Historian $207.00 Annually
Highway Superintendent $45,098.00 Annually
Marriage Officer $0.00
Registrar $215.00 Annually
Secretary - Planning Board and ZBA
$10.00/hr.
Supervisor $8,843.00 Annually
Town Board Members $3,537.21 Annually
Town Clerk $34,113.00 Annually
Town Constable $8,280.00 Annually
Town Justice $13,997.50 Annually
Youth Programs $6.00/hr.
Moved by______ Second______

e) Resolution #2005-_____ Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board designates The Palladium Times as the official town newspaper.
Moved by______ Second______

f) Resolution #2005-_____ Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board designates JP Morgan Chase Bank as the town’s depository for 2005.
Moved by______ Second______

g) Resolution #2005-_____ Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board imposes on the Supervisor powers and duties of administration and supervision of town or special improvement district functions to be performed on behalf of the Board.
Moved by______ Second______

h) Resolution #2005-_____ Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board establishes both a Town Clerk and a Supervisor’s Petty Cash fund of $100 each.
Moved by______ Second______

i) Resolution #2005-_____ Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board approves the payroll schedule identified as Attachment C.
Attachment C
2005 Employee Pay Schedule
From - To
Pay Date
01/01 - 01/08
1 - 01/13/05
01/09 - 01/22
2 - 01/27/05
01/23 - 02/05
3 - 02/10/05
02/06 - 02/19
4 - 02/24/05
02/20 - 03/05
5 - 03/10/05
03/06 - 03/19
6 - 03/24/05
03/20 - 04/02
7 - 04/07/05
04/03 - 04/16
8 - 04/21/05
04/17 - 04/30
9 - 05/05/05
05/01 - 05/14
10 - 05/19/05
05/15 - 05/28
11 - 06/02/05
05/29 - 06/11
12 - 06/16/05
06/12 - 06/25
13 - 06/30/05
06/26 - 07/09
14 - 07/14/05
07/10 - 07/23
15 - 07/28/05
07/24 - 08/06
16 - 08/11/05
08/07 - 08/20
17 - 08/25/05
08/21 - 09/03
18 - 09/08/05
09/04 - 09/17
19 - 09/22/05
09/18 - 10/01
20 - 10/06/05
10/02 - 10/15
21 - 10/20/05
10/16 - 10/29
22 - 11/03/05
10/30 - 11/12
23 - 11/17/05
11/13 - 11/26
24 - 12/01/05
11/27 - 12/10
25 - 12/15/05
12/11 - 12/24
26 - 12/29/05
12/25 - 12/31
27 - 12/31/05
Moved by______ Second______

j) Resolution #2005-_____ Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board approves the Holiday Calendar identified as Attachment D.
Attachment D
2005 Town Holidays
Monday, January 03, 2005 New Year’s Day
Monday, January 17, 2005 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Friday, February 11, 2005 Lincoln’s Birthday
Monday, February 21, 2005 Presidents Day
Friday, March 25, 2005 Good Friday
Monday, May 30, 2005 Memorial Day
Monday, July 04, 2005 Independence Day
Monday, September 05, 2005 Labor Day
Monday, October 10, 2005
Columbus Day
Tuesday, November 08, 2005 Election Day
Friday, November 11, 2005 Veterans’ Day
Thursday, November 24, 2005 Thanksgiving Day
Monday, December 26, 2005 Christmas Day
Moved by______ Second______

k) Resolution #2005-_____ Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board will hold monthly town board meetings the second Monday of each month, at 7:00 p.m. and a monthly workshop at 6:00 p.m. the first Monday of the month, both meetings will be held at the Oswego Town Hall.
Moved by______ Second______

l) Resolution #2005-_____ Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board authorizes the Supervisor to pay in advance of audit of claims for public utilities services such as gas, electric, water, sewer, fuel oil and telephone service as well as for postage, freight and express charges. Claims for these payments shall be presented at the next regular meeting for audit.
Moved by______ Second______

m) Resolution #2005-_____ Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board adopts the Code of Ethics as in Attachment E.
Attachment E
Code Of Ethics
1. Definition. As used in this section: The term “Town Agency” shall mean any department, division, board, commission, or bureau of any department or office of the Town of Oswego, New York. The term “Board” shall mean Town Board of the Town of Oswego, New York.

2. Rule with respect to conflicts of interest. No officer or employee of a Town Agency or member of the Board should have any interest, financial or otherwise, direct or indirect, or engage in any business or transaction or professional activity or incur any obligation of any nature, which is in substantial conflict with the proper discharge of duties in the public interest.

3. Standards.
a. No such officer or employee or member of the Board should accept other employment which will impair independence of judgment in the exercise of official duties.

b. No such officer or employee or member of the Board should accept employment or engage in any business or professional activity which will require disclosure of confidential information gained by reason of official position or authority.

c. No such officer or employee or member of the Board should disclose confidential information acquired in the course of official duties nor use such information to further personal interests.

d. No such officer or employee or member of the Board should use or attempt to use an official position to secure unwarranted privileges or exemption(s) for anyone.

e. No such officer or employee or member of the Board shall engage in any transaction as representative or agent of the Town of Oswego, New York, with any business entity in which the individual has a direct or indirect financial interest that might reasonably tend to conflict with the proper discharge of official duties.

f. An officer or employee or member of the Board should not by his conduct give reasonable basis for the impression that any person can improperly influence his or unduly enjoy his favor in the performance of official duties, or that he is affected by the kinship, rank, position or influence of any party or person.

g. An officer or employee or member of the Board should abstain from making personal investments in enterprises which he has reason to believe they may be directly involved in decisions to be made by him or which will otherwise create substantial conflict between duty in the public interest and private interest.

h. An officer or employee or member of the Board should endeavor to pursue a course of conduct which will not raise suspicion among the public that the individual is likely to be engage in acts that are in violation of the public interest.

i. No such officer or employee or member of the Board employed on a full-time basis nor any firm or association of which such officer or employee or member of the Board is a member nor corporation a substantial portion of the stock of which is owned or controlled directly or indirectly by such officer or employee or member of the Board should sell goods or services to any person, firm, corporation or association which is licensed or whose rates are fixed by the Town Agency in which such officer or employee or member of the Board serves or is employed.

j. If any such officer or employee or member of the Board shall have a financial interest, direct or indirect, having a value of ten thousand dollars or more in any activity which is subject to the jurisdiction of a town regulatory agency, a written statement must be filed with the Town Clerk attesting to such a financial interest in such activity, which statement shall be open to public inspection.
4. Violations. In addition to any penalty contained in any other provision of law any such officer, member or employee who shall knowingly and intentionally violate any of the provisions of this section may be fined, suspended or removed from office or employment in the manner provided by law.
Moved by______ Second______

n) Resolution #2005-_____ Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board appoints Supervisor Victoria Mullen to serve as delegate to the 2005 New York State Association of Towns Annual Meetings.
Moved by______ Second______

o) Resolution #2005-_____ Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board adopts the Rules of Order of the Town Board of the Town of Oswego as found in Attachment F.
Attachment F
Rules of Order of the Town Board of the Town of Oswego
1. The Supervisor shall preside at all meetings of the Board and shall preserve order and decorum in the conduct of the meeting.

2. The Supervisor, immediately following the opening of every regular meeting of the Board, shall proceed to the regular order of town business as follows: Roll call, Town Clerk Report, Supervisor report, reception of petitions and other communications addressed to the Town Board, reports of committees, reports of officers and department, and introduction of resolutions and motions.

3. The Supervisor will hold a public comment prior to the resolutions and motions. At this time the public will be invited to comment.

4. Every resolution or motion must be seconded before being put to a vote by the Supervisor and all resolutions or motions shall be recorded in their entirety in the official minutes of the Town Board.

5. The Supervisor may offer or second a resolution or a motion and need not relinquish the chair for such purpose.

6. No motion or resolution may be brought to a vote except by the majority consent of those Town Board members present unless printed or typewritten copies thereof are presented to each member of the board 48 hours prior to the opening of the meeting at which such motion or resolution is offered.

7. No Town Board member shall speak more than once on any question until every Board member choosing to speak shall have spoken.

8. When a question is under debate, no motion shall be entered unless (a) for an adjournment or recess, (b) for the previous question to lay on the table, (c) to postpone to refer to a committee, or (d) to amend. These latter motions are neither amenable nor debatable.

9. No motion shall be made to offer an amendment to an amendment already before the Board on any proposition.

10. A majority vote of all the members of the Board shall be required to suspend these rules of order. A majority of the Board shall constitute a quorum.

11. If the above rules are or become at any time in conflict with the statutory law, the statutory law shall take precedence.

12. No member of the public shall engage in any demonstration, booing, hand clapping or otherwise disrupt the town board meeting.

13. Any person speaking to the town board with the consent of the supervisor shall address his/her remarks to the town board, no to the other members of the audience in the form of a debate or otherwise.

14. The public will be invited to comment on any motion or resolution not listed on the publicized agenda that is brought before the town board during a meeting.
Moved by______ Second______

p) Resolution #2005-_____ Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board adopts the Voucher Calendar as listed in Attachment G.
Attachment G
2005 Voucher Calendar
Vouchers should be submitted before or on the scheduled dates below to the Supervisor’s office.
Submit By:   TBM
January 28, 2005 payment to be made the week of Feb 14
February 25, 2005 payment to be made the week of Mar 14
March 25, 2005 payment to be made the week of Apr 11
April 22, 2005 payment to be made the week of May 9
May 27, 2005 payment to be made the week of Jun 13
June 24, 2005 payment to be made the week of Jul 11
July 22, 2005 payment to be made the week of Aug 8
August 26, 2005 payment to be made the week of Sep 12
September 23, 2005 payment to be made the week of Oct 17
October 28, 2005 payment to be made the week of Nov 14
November 25, 2005 payment to be made the week of Dec 12
December 19, 2005 Final payment for the year 2005 Dec 27 (T)
The Town Board will review vouchers the Monday prior to the meeting. Payment will be made on all approved vouchers.
  • The Town of Oswego will not pay any finance or late charges that conflict with this payment schedule.
  • Please note all municipalities are tax exempt for State and Local Taxes. The State requires all tax-exempt organizations to file a form ST-119.1 with all vendors, yet does not require local government agencies to file any such forms. NYS is trying to correct the use of these forms. If you have any questions or need further assistance you can contact the NYS Department of Taxation and Finance at 1-800-462-8100, please select # 3, when prompted, if you have a touch-tone phone.
Moved by______ Second______

q) Resolution #2005-_____ Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board hires Craig R. Gilbert Co. for yearly copier maintenance contract at the $750.00.
Moved by______ Second______

r) Executive session (if needed)

s) Adjournment
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