November 14, 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.
Town Board met on November 14, 2005 at 7:00 PM at the town Hall. Supervisor
Mullen opened with the Pledge of Allegiance and roll call was taken with
the following members present:
Supervisor’s Report: I would like to congratulate all the candidates on their success on Election Day, and thank all who want to serve their community.
On tonight’s agenda there is a resolution to adopt the 2006 budget. A public hearing was held on the 2006 budget and no one spoke either for or against this budget. There are no increases in Taxes in 2006 either on the Town side or the Highway side of the ledger. There has never been an increase in the town side of the budget during my tenure and there has only been one instance of an increase in the Highway side of the ledger in 2005. We have never used the surplus to balance a budget, or for the buildings. We added a capital improvement line in our budget in 2002 and buildings are paid from that line.
I am asking the town board to add the election line appropriation that was eliminated from the budget last week to our contingency line. I am very concerned about the price on energy; although we increased the appropriations the radical changes in prices leave me a bit leery. I am asking the board to add and item to the agenda to set the temperatures of the town buildings.
On the agenda there is also a resolution to adopt the Lock Box Ordinance. A public hearing was held on November 7th, and no one spoke against this Ordinance. It is my feeling that if buildings are using monitoring systems, it would be wise for them to also have a way for the Fire Department to enter the building when called out.
The town recreation and the Oswego Center Methodist Church will be holding an evening with Santa on November 29th at 6:30 pm in the church hall next to the town hall.
The New Town Hall should be completed within the next few weeks. I believe our December meetings will be held in the new facility.
I received a donation of a framed photo of a sunset in the Town of Oswego donated by Catherine Mears for the new town hall. I will send out a thank you card to Mrs. Mears.
The bookkeeper will send out a memo to all appointments inquiring if they would like to continue with the town in 2006. We are losing our Dog Control officers and will advertise for that position.
Public Comment: Resident Camille Johnson and Cathy Axtell spoke up regarding the junk at 6 Gardenier Road. Pictures of the area were submitted to the town board to view and pass along to the building inspector. Resident Camille Johnson asked that the board enforce the laws we have on the books for junk. She suggested that someone from the town monitor the area on a weekly basis to see if progress is being made to clean up the area. Other residents asked what would be done about other areas in the town that have junk? Has all the cemetery “junk” equipment been sold? Can a resident live in a camping trailer at 6 Gardenier Rd? Resident Rick Hart asked if the town made a decision about selling him town property that adjoins his on Bunker Hill Road. He needs to submit a purchase offer.
Resolution 2005-107 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board approves the minutes from the October 3rd town board meeting, and the minutes from the November 7th public hearing on the preliminary 2006 budget, and the hearing on the Lock Box Ordinance.
Moved by Councilor Mahaney, seconded by Councilor Pritchard. All ayes motion carried
Resolution 2005-108 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board approves the bills on abstract 11.
Resolution 2005-109 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board adopts the Lock Box Ordinance, effective November 15, 2005.
Moved by Supervisor Mullen, seconded by Councilor Herrmann. All ayes motion carried.
Resolution 2005-110 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board adds $4,400.00 to the 2006 budget appropriation line A1990.4 contingency.
Moved by Supervisor Mullen, seconded by Councilor Mahaney. All ayes motion carried.
Resolution 2005-111 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board hires Amedio Trucking to move the stove, piano, desks, and chairs from the Community Center and all furnishings from the town hall to the new facility, price not to exceed $680.00 with Amedio trucking giving the town a written guarantee for their work performance.
Moved by Supervisor Mullen, seconded by Councilor DeSacia. All ayes motion carried
Resolution 2005-112 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board adopts the 2006 budget.
Moved by Councilor Pritchard and seconded by Councilor Mahaney. All ayes motion carried.
Resolution 2005-113 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board authorizes Michael Sterio, newly elected town justice to attend Magistrate School in December 2005, cost of this schooling to be paid in January 2006. Moved by Supervisor Mullen, seconded by Councilor Herrmann. All ayes motion carried.
Resolution 2005-114 Motion by Supervisor Mullen, seconded by Councilor DeSacia to add items to the agenda. All ayes motion carried.
Resolution 2005-115 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board adopts the following temperature ranges for all town buildings: Town Hall Offices, Town Garage Break room and Offices to be set at 68 degrees, Town Garage truck bays 58 degrees.
Moved by Councilor DeSacia, seconded by Councilor Herrmann. All ayes motion carried.
Resolution 2005-116 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board directs the supervisor to negotiate the offer received on the community center, and to accept the offer as long as it does not go lower than the original offer. Moved by Councilor Herrmann, seconded by Supervisor Mullen.
Motion by Councilor Mahaney, seconded by Councilor Pritchard to close the regular meeting at 7:26 PM. All ayes motion carried
Theresa A. Cooper, RMC