December 10, 2007
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.
A meeting of the Oswego Town Board was held on December 10, 2007 at the town hall. Supervisor Mullen opened the meeting at 7:00 PM with the Pledge of Allegiance. A moment of silence was held for Councilor Mahaney’s brother who passed away this past weekend. 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, excused
Carol Pritchard
Stephen C. Greene
Town Clerk’s Report: The November fees paid to the Supervisor was $947.33 total for the month $2203.45. At my last District Directors meeting there was discussion regarding consolidation of tax collectors and receivers. This would change the home rule for the towns and take away this part of town government. The NYS Town Clerk’s Association and NYS Tax Collectors and Receivers are against this move.

Supervisor's Report: Please remain standing for a moment of silence for Mrs. Mahaney’s brother who passed away on Friday.

As 2007 comes to an end, we will be saying so long to two of our Town representatives. Carol Pritchard will be leaving us after four years of service as a Town Board member. We are sad to see her go, and are very thankful to her for the time she served the people in our town. We all wish her well in her retirement.

We are also saying goodbye to Mr. Charles Sabin. Mr. Sabin is a rare find, how fortunate this town has been to have him represent us as a Town Board Member, a County Legislator and an Assessor. Mr. Sabin is a member of the Oswego Town Historical Society was member of the Oswego Town Fire Department.

He served the town in so many ways, and we are thankful for his dedication.

Tonight we congratulate Mr. Mark Wilcox, our new Highway Superintendent, Mark comes to us with over 25 years of service in our highway department, and Mr. Dan Shaver our new town board member…… has served this community as a assitant chief in our Fire Dept for years. Good luck to everyone.

Public Comment: None

Old Business: Councilor DeSacia will oversee the cemetery, Councilor Herrmann will oversee Code Enforcement and Mr. Shaver after taking office will oversee highway and buildings and grounds, Councilor Mahaney will work with zoning and planning.

Resolution 2007-109 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board approves the minutes from the November 5th and 8th Town Board meetings.
Moved by Councilor Pritchard, second Councilor DeSacia all ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2007-110 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board approves the bills on abstract 12 as follows:
General Fund
Highway Fund
Franklin/Baylis Lighting
Edgebrook Lighting
Sleepy Hollow Sewer District
Ontario Heights Sewer District
Consolidated Water District
$45,563.96
$53,020.95
$107.72
$ 64.31
$1,578.94
$ 847.92
$33,917.50
v 372-413
v 179-201
v 66
v 66
v 67-70, 73
v 67, 71
v 72, 74
Moved by Councilor Pritchard, second Councilor Herrmann all ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2007-111 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board authorizes the Supervisor to make the necessary year-end budget modifications to close the 2007 accounts and send the report to the State Comptroller.
Moved by Councilor Herrmann, second Councilor Pritchard all ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2007-112 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board establishes the Oswego Town Tax Collector’s change drawer in the amount of $250.00.
Moved by Councilor Pritchard, second Councilor DeSacia all ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2007-113 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board will hold the final town board meeting on Thursday, December 27, 2007 at 4:30 PM.
Moved by Councilor Pritchard, second Councilor Herrmann all ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2007-114 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board grants Mark Wilcox a leave of absence from the Highway Department until his term as Highway Superintendent expires, 12/2011.
Moved by Councilor Pritchard, second Supervisor Mullen all ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2007-115 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board directs the Supervisor to sign an extension agreement with Teamsters Local 317 until December 31, 2010.
Moved by Councilor Pritchard, second Councilor DeSacia all ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2007-116 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board refunds the ZBA fee of $150.00 to Mrs. Marilyn Torbitt.
Moved by Supervisor Mullen, second Councilor DeSacia all ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2007-117 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board in recognition of those students of Town of Oswego who attend Minetto Elementary School do hereby support the continuation of the school in its present status. We the Oswego Town Board urge the Oswego City School Districts Board of Education to build on the wisdom of its’ Capital Improvement Project “Building Pathways for Student Success” which we supported in good faith with our votes.
Moved by Councilor Pritchard, second Supervisor Mullen all ayes motion carried.

Motion by Councilor Pritchard and second by Supervisor Mullen to close the meeting at 7:20 PM. All ayes motion carried.

Respectfully submitted,

Theresa A. Cooper, CMC
Oswego Town Clerk
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