December 11, 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 December 6, 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 member’s 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 November fees paid to the Supervisor were $430.91, total $1533.00. I attended a District Director’s meeting in Fishkill, NY last weekend. At our meetings we discussed the plans for the ’07 conference in Rochester, NY; also we had two guest speakers Jim O’Connor from the Department of Health and Dr. Jeffrey Huse from Ag & Markets. Tax bills will go out December 30, 2006 if all goes well with the county passing their budget on time.

Supervisor's Report: Tonight we will accept the resignation of our highway superintendent Leon Carter. Mr. Carter has decided to retire as of December 31st. Leon leaves us after many years of service; we congratulate him on his retirement, and wish him many years of riding his Harley, reading his novels, and enjoying the sunshine in the south. I am sure he will soon forget the many cold winters he spent making sure the town of Oswego had the best roads in the county. He will be missed.

Tonight we will also extended our deputy superintendent Mark Wilcox’s appointment Mr. Wilcox has over 20 years of experience in our highway department, the town is fortunate to have a deputy superintendent with the qualifications Mr. Wilcox has. Thank you to Mr. Wilcox for agreeing to stay on as deputy.

The DEC did their annual inspection of the Sleepy Hollow sewage Treatment plant, the plant was found to be “well operated and maintained and is meeting the demands of the permit”

I would like to congratulate Mrs. Mahaney and the historical society on the wonderful Christmas performance that was held here in the town hall, featuring the Sounds of Brass. There was a very good turnout for this event, I urge everyone to attend these kinds of programs.

I would also like to thank Mr. and Mrs. Hogan, and Mr. Mullen for all their help with our evening with Santa; we also had a huge turnout!

I am very pleased that these community events can be held here in our town hall.

We had 3- complaints for dog control in November. We issued one demolition permits, and had 7 inspections.

Last week there was a snow day for the city school district, I was able to come to the town hall early in the morning. I was pleased to see the parking lot was completely cleared of snow; the problem was the entrance to this building was not shoveled or salted. I would like this town board to come up with a solution to this problem, I shoveled the snow to allow the residents a safe way into the town hall. There is no way this town hall should be open to the public when the entrance is not safe for residents. Either we get this problem taken care of or this town hall should not be opened to the public in that kind of weather. Please let me know your thoughts on solving the problem.

Our end of year meeting is on December 27th at 630 pm.

Public Comment: The town should hire someone to shovel the walk in front of town hall.

Resolution 2006-125 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board approves the minutes from the November 6, and 20, 2006 town board meetings.
Moved by Councilor Mahaney, second Councilor Pritchard. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2006-126 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board authorizes the Supervisor to make the necessary year-end budget modifications to close 2006 and send the report to the state comptroller.
Moved by Councilor Mahaney, second Councilor Pritchard. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2006-127 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board approves the bills on Abstract 12.
General Fund
Highway Fund
Capital Fund Project
Franklin/Baylis Lighting
Edgebrook Lighting
Sleepy Hollow Sewer District
Ontario Heights Sewer District
Transmission/Water
$33,693.48
$53,263.56
$ 2,681.00
$ 117.03
$ 69.84
$ 1,603.71
$ 682.95
$23,250.50
v 385-422
v 185-194
v 59
v 63
v 62
v 56,57 59-61
v 56,58
v 1
Moved by Councilor Herrmann, second Councilor DeSacia. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2006-128 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board acknowledges the appointment of Carol Todd as Deputy Town Clerk.
Moved by Supervisor Mullen, second Councilor Herrmann. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2006-129 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board extends the appointment of Mark Wilcox as Deputy Highway Superintendent to December 31, 2007.
Moved by Supervisor Mullen, second Councilor DeSacia. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2006-130 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board accepts the resignation of Highway Superintendent Leon Carter with regret and congratulations for a long and happy retirement.
Moved by Supervisor Mullen, second Councilor Herrmann. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2006-131 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board directs the supervisor to sign the agreement between the Town of Oswego and the American Red Cross, designating the Oswego Town Hall as a disaster shelter subject to the amendments suggested by the Attorney to the town board.
Moved by Councilor Herrmann, second Councilor Mahaney. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2006-132 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board directs the supervisor to enter into talks with the City of Oswego for the ambulance contract.
Moved by Councilor Pritchard, second Councilor Herrmann. All ayes motion carried.

Motion by Councilor Mahaney second by Councilor Pritchard to close the meeting at 7:15 PM. All ayes motion carried.

Respectfully submitted,

Theresa A. Cooper, RMC/CMC
Oswego Town Clerk
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