June 13, 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 June 13, 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
Councilor
Attorney to the Board
Victoria Mullen
Tim DeSacia

Greg Herrmann

Margaret Mahaney

Carol Pritchard
Stephen C. Greene
Town Clerk’s Report: Money for the month of May paid to the supervisor was $1,617.21, total for month $$2,028.15. On May 20, 2005 money market tax interest for the month of April of $1,076.36 was paid to the supervisor. I won a $150.00 scholarship to attend the IIMC course at Cornell this July.

Supervisor's Report: Friday, I met with all the contractors involved in building of our new town hall. During the meeting Ron Slade of Barton and Loguidice gave directions to the contractors, on how they are to proceed with this project, and all the contracts were signed. The General contractor will begin bringing in their equipment next week; the schedule they submitted has the building to be completed by the end of October. When the new town hall is completed and we have moved into it, this building will be removed.

I will send a request to the Highway superintendent to remove the barricades next Wednesday morning.

We have three new additions to our zoning and planning boards. On tonight’s agenda we will make those appointments.

Tonight we will vote on signing our newly negotiated ambulance agreement with the City of Oswego; the difference now is that we will no longer pay any fees, or pay for unpaid ambulance bills. This is something we have been trying to get out from under since I began my first term as supervisor. Persistence does pay off, and this is a very large savings to our taxpayers.

On May 20th the Teamster’s Local 317 which represents our highway workers filed a “Declaration of Impasse” on contract negotiation, with the New York State Employee Relations Board. We have been in negotiations since last July. The Public Employees Relations Board has assigned a mediator; who has not yet contacted me. To dispel rumors, there is no charge to either side for this mediation.

My budget officer Rick Hogan and I will be starting the budget process on July 1st. It will be a tight budget again next year. The message will be sent to all departments, justify your needs or do not ask.

The Town Recreation together with the Historical Society will be holding our annual ice cream social on July12th in the town park.

Public Comment: Has a clerk of the works been hired for the new town hall project?

Resolution 2005-60 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board approves the minutes from the May 09, May 19 and May 23, 2005 board meetings.
Moved by Councilor Pritchard, seconded by Councilor DeSacia. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2005-61 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board approves the bills on abstract 6.
General Fund
Highway Fund
Capital Project Fund
Franklin/Baylis Lighting
Edgebrook Lighting
Sleepy Hollow Sewer District
Ontario Heights Sewer District
$15,251.15
18,388.24
64,443.49
158.70
94.89
934.46
947.39
v 143-187
v 84-105

v 6-7

v 5-6

v 5-6

v 13-16

v 6-8
Moved by Councilor Mahaney, seconded by Councilor Pritchard. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2005-62 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board accepts the resignation of Greg Mills from the Zoning Board of Appeals and thanks him for his years of dedicated service to the Town of Oswego.
Moved by Supervisor Mullen, seconded by Councilor Mahaney. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2005-63 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board accepts the resignation of Patricia Jung as Court Clerk as of June 30, 2005.
Moved by Councilor Pritchard, seconded by Supervisor Mullen. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2005-64 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board appoints Patricia Jung as Court Clerk effective July 1, 2005.
Moved by Councilor Pritchard, seconded by Councilor Herrmann. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2005-65 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board appoints Cathy Bonoffski as a town laborer at the rate of $8/32 an hour.
Moved by Supervisor Mullen, seconded by Councilor DeSacia. 4 ayes, 1 abstain
aye, DeSacia, Herrmann, Mullen and Pritchard. Abstain Mahaney.

Resolution 2005-66 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board appoints Jeff Boyer to the Town Planning Board, term to expire 2/2012.
Moved by Councilor Pritchard, seconded by Councilor Mahaney. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2005-67 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board appoints Patricia Blackwell to the Zoning Board of Appeals, term to expire 2/2010.
Moved by Councilor Pritchard, seconded by Councilor DeSacia. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2005-68 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board appoints Debra Shoenfelt-Jaskula to serve as an alternate to the Zoning Board of Appeals.
Moved by Councilor Pritchard, seconded by Supervisor Mullen. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2005-69 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board directs the supervisor to sign an agreement with the City of Oswego for ambulance service, at no cost to the Town of Oswego.
Moved by Councilor Herrmann, seconded by Supervisor Mullen. 4 aye, 1 nay
Aye, DeSacia, Herrmann, Mullen, Pritchard, Nay, Mahaney

Resolution 2005-70 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board authorizes the supervisor to request support of the Collateral Source Bill (S35144/A.4354).
Moved by Supervisor Mullen, seconded by Councilor DeSacia. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2005-71 Whereas, the Oswego Alliance Church has made application to this board for its consideration of the installation, at applicant’s expense, of a crosswalk, consisting of appropriate road surface markings and signage, over a portion of that town highway known as Thompson Road, as specifically shown on the annexed drawing; and Whereas, the Oswego Town Board, having investigated the need for such crosswalk and having found same to be necessary and prudent for the protection of members of the public and for the users of the said public highway; Now, Therefore be it Resolved, that a crosswalk, consisting of appropriate pavement markings and two (2) crosswalk warning signs comprised of six (6) components having a total cost of $418.87, be and the same is hereby directed to be installed at the location set forth on the drawing annexed to this resolution, and that the cost thereof shall be paid, in advance of installation, by the applicant, Oswego Alliance Church, to the County of Oswego, New York.
Moved by Supervisor Mullen, seconded by Councilor Herrmann. All ayes motion carried.

Motion by Councilor Pritchard and seconded by Councilor Mahaney to adjourn the regular meeting of the Oswego Town Board at 7:15 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Theresa A. Cooper, RMC
Oswego Town Clerk

attachment: drawing for sign location
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