October 3, 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 October 3, 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: The Oswego Town board was presented with the 2006 tentative budget at the budget workshop 10/3/05 at 6:00 PM.

Supervisor's Report: I have submitted my 2006 tentative budget to the town board.My budget officer Mr. Hogan and I have worked on this since July. The Town of Oswego like all municipalities faces increases in insurance, retirement,energy, and fuel costs. Our employees face those same concerns at home. This year we have been able to include a small cost of living increase in salaries. Most of our elected officials and town employees have gone without increase over the last three years. In the past three years we cut unnecessary spending in every area we found it possible to do so. By keeping a watchful eye on spending, and renegotiating some contracts we are able to hold the line again on taxes. My administration has never used the surplus to balance a budget or for the day to day spending in the town.

Our total appropriation for 2006 is $1,395,959.00 we were conservative with our revenue estimate at $908,435.00. Total for both highway and town to be raised by taxes is $487,524.00 this is down $681.00 from 2005.

I would like to clear up some misinformation that is circulating in the town. Our Cemetery Superintendents salary is not over twenty thousand dollars a year; in fact the entire cemetery crew appropriation is $23,500.00 for 2006, down from $25,485.00.

The budget is in the hands of the town board now. We will set a meeting date for budget workshop if the board chooses.

Public Comment: Oswego Town Fire Chief Scott Pritchard proposed to the Town Board an ordinance in the town for the installation of Key Lock Box for fire protection of all buildings within the town that have sprinklers and or alarm systems. This program would allow fire fighters entry into a building without the need to break windows or doors.

Resolution 2005- 92
Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board approves the minutes from the September 12, 2005 board meeting. October 3, 2005

Moved by Councilor Mahaney, seconded by Councilor Pritchard. All ayes motion carried

Resolution 2005- 93
Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board authorizes the following budget modifications:
  • From A1410.11 (deputy town clerk-personal services) to A 1410.4 (town clerk contractual)l in the amount of $617.61
  • From SS2-8120.41 (sanitary sewers-city usage fee) to SS2-8120.4 (sanitary sewer-contractual in the amount of $460.00.
Moved by Supervisor Mullen, seconded by Councilor DeSacia. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2005-94
Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board approves the bills on abstract 10.
General Fund
Highway Fund

Capital Fund Project

Franklin/Baylis Lighting

Edgebrook Lighting

Sleepy Hollow Sewer District

Ontario Heights Sewer District
$15,999.12
$14,479.08
$53,932.40
$ 82.55
$ 49.29
$ 1,890.64
$19,957.68
V# 294-336
V# 158-170
V# 15-18
V# 7
V# 7
V# 29-33
V# 13-17
Moved by Councilor Mahaney, seconded by Councilor Herrmann. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2005-95
Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board declares the following inventory as town surplus and will be sold as junk.
1 1990 John Deere 185W deck parts
1 1999 Cub Cadet 2134W deck serial #1F019630 poor condition
1 Lawn box filter parts
4 1997 Honda Harmony Mowers poor condition
1 1980 John Deere 318W deck with bad motor serial #M00318T01
1 1996 Stihl serial#29145886
1 1998 John Deere parts, serial #T30C
1 1962 Stihl Weedeater, serial #F4624986
1 Briggs & Stratton parts
1 Husquanna mower broken
Moved by Councilor DeSacia, seconded by Supervisor Mullen. All ayes motion carried

Resolution 2005- 96
Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board appoints Don Elliot as a member of the Board of Assessment Review, term to expire December 31, 2010. We wish to express our thanks for his willingness to serve the town.

Moved by Supervisor Mullen, seconded by Councilor Mahaney. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2005- 97
Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board amends the cemetery lot sales price to read a 5% discount on 5 or more lots, 10% discount on 10 lots or more purchased.

Moved by Councilor Pritchard, seconded by Councilor DeSacia. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2005- 98
Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board holds a public hearing on November 7, 2005 at 7:00 PM to hear all interested parties for or against the 2006 preliminary budget.

Moved by Supervisor Mullen, seconded by Councilor Pritchard. 4 ayes, 1 nay DeSacia nay, Herrmann, Mahaney, Mullen, Pritchard, aye.

Resolution 2005- 99
Motion by Councilor Herrmann and seconded by Councilor DeSacia to add an item to tonight’s agenda. All ayes motion carried

Resolution 2005- 100
Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board holds a public hearing on November 7, 2005 at 7:15 PM to hear all interested parties for or against the proposed ordinance requiring structures to have a key lock box installed.

Moved by Councilor Herrmann, seconded by Supervisor Mullen. All ayes motion carried.

Motion by Councilor Mahaney, seconded by Councilor Pritchard to close the regular meeting at 7:30 PM. All ayes motion carried

Respectfully submitted,
Theresa A. Cooper, RMC
Oswego Town Clerk
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