August 14, 2006
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 August 14, 2006 at the 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: Hunting license sales started today sales totaled $1,011.00. The July fees paid to the Supervisor were $1788.69, total for the month $2209.40. I have completed my courses at Cornell University for my Certified Municipal Clerk’s title. The three year courses of study included computer class, human resources, economic and community development, office marketing, statistics and a host of other classes. The certified municipal clerks institute is part of the International Institute of Clerks. I thank the town board for it’s willingness to allow participation in educational programs for myself and other town officials.

Supervisor's Report: The official opening of the town hall, and the historical society’s ice cream social and band concert was held in July. Both events were heavily attended. Thanks to all who helped with the events.

We will begin the budget process at the end of the month; letters will be going out to all dept heads.

The State Board of Real Property Services has issued the Certificate of the Final State Equalization Rate for the 2006 Assessment Roll. Our Final State rate is 88.42 %.

We have received our 2007 estimate for the town’s contribution to NY State retirement. The estimate is $52.693.00; we of course had budgeted for this contribution.

Our numbers continue to be within our SPEDS permit at Sleepy Hollow.

Our dog control officer picked up three dogs that were at large, and chased down several delinquent licenses during July.

The code enforcement office issued 11 building permits in the month of July.

I am in receipt of a letter from the New York State Town Clerks Association.
Informing the town that Theresa Cooper will be serving as District Director of Region 5 for their Association. Congratulations to Mrs. Cooper for her willingness to serve their organization. Mrs. Cooper’ is still without a deputy at this time. She will be putting on a college student as a part time assistant in her office.

We purchased a cemetery dump cart. I have contacted a tree service to give a price to remove some potentially dangerous tree limbs. We had lot sales of $5950.00 for the month of July.

Resolution 2006-81 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board approves the minutes from the July 10, 2006 town board meeting.
Moved by Supervisor Mullen, second Councilor DeSacia. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2006-82 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board opens the public hearing at 7:05 Pm to hear all interested parties for or against the filing of form 239 L& M for review with text and map to Oswego County Planning. Town Clerk Cooper read the legal ad placed in the Palladium Times for this hearing.
Moved by Councilor Pritchard, second Councilor Herrmann. All ayes motion carried.
There was no public comment, hearing none, the hearing was closed.

Resolution 2006-83 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board closes the public hearing for the filing of form 239 L&M for review with text and map to Oswego County Planning at 7:07 PM.
Moved by Councilor Pritchard, second Councilor Mahaney. All ayes motion carried.

Public Comment: Should the sign come down at the Southwest Community Center?

Resolution 2006-84 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board approves the following budget modifications:
From A1990.4 contingent to A1110.41 Justice contractual for $898.51. Account depleted because of implementation of new court software.
From A1990.4 contingent to A7620.4 adult recreation for $220.00. Account depleted because a bill from November ’05 was not turned in until 1/30/06 causing the overage on this year.
Moved by Councilor DeSacia, second Councilor Herrmann. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2006-85 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board approves the bills on abstract 8.
General Fund
Highway Fund
Capital Projects Fund
Franklin/Baylis Lighting
Sleepy Hollow Sewer District
Ontario Heights Sewer District
$17,830.69
$21,138.16
$40,627.14
$ 87.88
$ 1,805.66
$ 726.88
v 239-274
v 108-124
v 49-53
v 21
v 27-31
v 22,28
Moved by Councilor Mahaney, second Councilor Pritchard. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2006-86 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board appoints Grace Maxon as part time student assistant in the town clerk’s office at the rate of $6.75 per hour.
Moved by Councilor Mahaney, second Supervisor Mullen. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2006-87 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board adopts the Designation of the National Incident Management System (NIMS) as the basis for all incident management in the Town of Oswego:

WHEREAS, the President in Homeland Security Directive (HSPD)-5, directed the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security to develop and administer a National Incident Management System (NIMS), which would provide a consistent nationwide approach for Federal, State, local and tribal governments to work together more effectively and efficiently to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from domestic incidents, regardless of cause, size or complexity:

WHEREAS, to facilitate the most efficient and effective incident management it is critical that Federal, State, local and tribal organizations utilize standardized terminology, standardized organizational structures, interoperable communications, consolidated action plans, unified command structures, uniform personnel qualifications standards, uniform standards of planning, training, and exercising, comprehensive resource management and designated incident facilities during emergencies or disasters:

WHEREAS, it is necessary and desirable that all Town of Oswego departments and personnel coordinate their efforts to effectively and efficiently provide the highest levels of incident management;

WHEREAS, the NIMS standardized procedures for managing personnel, communications, facilities and resources will improve the Town of Oswego's ability to utilize federal funding to enhance local readiness, maintain first responder safety, and streamline incident management processes.

WHEREAS, the Incident Command System components of NIMS are already an integral part of various incident management activities throughout the Town of Oswego; and

NOW, THEREFORE, the Oswego Town Board does hereby establish the National Incident Management System (NIMS) as the Town of Oswego standard for incident management.
Moved by Councilor Herrmann, second Councilor DeSacia. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2006-88 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board directs the Supervisor to sign a renewal agreement with Oswego County Planning for technical support to finish updating the town zoning ordinance. Price not to exceed $8000.00.
Moved by Supervisor Mullen, second Councilor Mahaney. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2006-89 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board directs the supervisor and highway superintendent to sign updated general municipal agreements with the Towns of Victory, Granby, Minetto, Hannibal, Sterling and the City of Oswego.
Moved by Councilor Pritchard, second Councilor DeSacia. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2006-90 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board directs the supervisor to sign an agreement with Fire Pro Technical Services for t he maintenance of the sprinkler system at the town hall for $750.00 a year.
Moved by Councilor Herrmann, second Councilor DeSacia. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2006-91 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board makes the following inter-fund transfer to close out the capital project-town hall fund. From A909 un-appropriated fund balance to HA 1621.21 in the amount of $51,333.46 and to HA1440.41 in the amount of $982.68 Engineer for a total of $52,316.14.
Moved by Supervisor Mullen, second Councilor DeSacia.

Motion by Councilor Mahaney, second by Councilor Pritchard to close the meeting of the town board at 7:15 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Theresa A. Cooper, RMC
Oswego Town Clerk
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