January 8, 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 January 8, 2007 at 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 December fee paid to the Supervisor were $671.92, total for month $2053.15. The annual town clerk fees collected for 2006 was $34,207.88. So far this year a total of $152,124.23 has been collected in taxes.

Supervisor’s Report: We had a little sewer problem at Sleepy Hollow that was taken care of in a matter of hours, we all need to thank Councilors Herrmann and DeSacia for their can do attitudes as well as their hands on, and in, taking care of mattes that are very unpleasant. I would also like to thank Mr. Wilcox and our highway department for their help resolving problems at the plant.

Our deputy Highway Superintendent Mr. Wilcox has been very busy getting things in order at the highway complex; he and his department have taken advantage of the good weather, clearing brush from the roads and cleaning the highway complex. Mr. Wilcox has many good ideas on how he thinks things should progress. I am very pleased with his willingness to cooperate, to communicate and to take ownership for the department.

My clerk has been out sick for a week, I have taken on her responsibilities and I am happy to report she is on the mend and hopefully will be her old self very soon.

We will be in the process of closing our 2006, and sending our books t the auditor for an audit and submission to the State Comptrollers office.

Our dog control officer met with me on Saturday morning, he would like the town board to look over our Local Law on dog control. I have a copy for the board members and will look for their input on this before we set a public hearing on the matter.

The supervisors from the towns of Oswego, Minetto and Scriba recently met with the Mayor of Oswego and Fire Chief Geers about ambulance service t the towns. We have asked and I believe will be granted an extension on our present contract until April ’07.

I will have a full report at our next regular board meeting.

Public Comment: None

Resolution 2007-1 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board approves the minutes from the December 11, 2006 and December 27, 2006 town board meetings.
Moved by Councilor Mahaney, second Councilor DeSacia. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2007-2 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board approves the appointments found in Attachment A. Be it further resolved that these appointments shall run until December 31, 2007.
Moved by Councilor Pritchard, second Councilor Herrmann. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2007-3 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board approves the schedule of salaries for elected and appointed officials and employees for 2007 found in
Attachment B.
Moved by Supervisor Mullen, second Councilor Mahaney. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2007-4 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board designates the Palladium Times as the official town newspaper.
Moved by Councilor Pritchard, second Councilor DeSacia. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2007-5 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board designates JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A. as the town’s depository for 2007.
Moved by Supervisor Mullen, second Councilor Herrmann. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2007-6 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board imposes on the Supervisor powers and duties of administration and supervision of town or special improvement district functions to be performed on behalf of the town board.
Moved by Councilor Mahaney, second Councilor Pritchard. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2007-7 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board establishes both a town clerk and supervisor’s petty cash fund of $100.00 each.
Moved by Councilor Mahaney, second Councilor Herrmann All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2007-8 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board approves the 2007 payroll schedule identified as Attachment C.
Moved by Councilor Mahaney, second Councilor Pritchard. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2007-9 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board approves the holiday calendar identified as Attachment D.
Moved by Councilor Herrmann, second Councilor DeSacia All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2007-10 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board will hold monthly town board meetings the second Monday of each month, at 7:00 PM and a monthly workshop at 6:30 pm the first Monday of the month, both meetings will be held at the Oswego Town Hall.
Moved by Councilor Mahaney, second Councilor Pritchard. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2007-11 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board authorizes the Supervisor to pay in advance of audit of claims for public utilities services such as gas, electric water, sewer, fuel oil and telephone service as well as for postage, freight, express charges and health insurance. Claims for these payments shall be presented at the next regular meeting for audit.
Moved by Councilor Pritchard, second Councilor Herrmann. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2007-12 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board adopts the Code of Ethics as in Attachment E.
Moved by Supervisor Mullen, second Councilor DeSacia. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2007-13 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board appoints Supervisor Victoria Mullen to serve as delegate t the 2007 NYS Association of Towns Annual Meetings.
Moved by Councilor Mahaney, second Councilor Pritchard. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2007-14 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board adopts the Rules of Order of the Town Board of the Town of Oswego as found in Attachment F.
Moved by Councilor Herrmann, second Councilor DeSacia. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2007-15 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board adopts the voucher calendar as listed in Attachment G.
Moved by Supervisor Mullen, second Councilor Mahaney. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2007-16 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board hires Craig R. Gilbert Co. for yearly copier maintenance contract at a cost of $750.00.
Moved by Supervisor Mullen, second Councilor Herrmann. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2007-17 Motion by Supervisor Mullen and second by Councilor Herrmann to add items to the agenda. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2007-18 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board approves the bills on abstract 1.
General Fund
Highway Fund
Capital Fund Project
Franklin/Baylis Lighting
Edgebrook Lighting
Sleepy Hollow Sewer District
Ontario Heights Sewer District
$5,956.89
$ 133.45
$5,294.58
$ 118.30
$ 70.47
$ 74.00
$ 842.20
v 1-17
v 1-3
v 60
v 2
v 1
v 1
v 1-3
Moved by Councilor Mahaney, second Councilor Pritchard. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2007-19 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board shall hold a public hearing on February 12, 2007 at 7:02 PM to hear all interested parties for or against amendments to the town dog law, Local Law 1-2003.
Moved by Supervisor Mullen, second Councilor DeSacia. All ayes motion carried.

Motion by Councilor Herrmann, second Councilor DeSacia to close the meeting of the town board at 7:15 PM. All ayes motion carried.

Respectfully submitted,

Theresa A. Cooper, CMC
Oswego Town Clerk

Attachment A:
2007 Appointments
Job Title Name
Assessor’s Clerk Debra Hogan
Assistant Dog Control Officer Nancy Brown
Attorney to the Oswego Town Board Greene Law Office
Attorney to the Planning Board Steven C. Greene, Jr.
Attorney to the ZBA Kevin Caraccioli
Budget Officer Richard Hogan
Cemetery Clerk Debra Hogan
Cemetery Superintendent John Knopp
Chief Assessor Richard Hogan
Clerk to the CEO/ZEO Theresa Cooper
Clerk to the Supervisor & Special Districts Clerk Terry Botting
Code/Zoning Enforcement Officer Wayne Newton
Court Clerk Myrtis Sterio
Custodian – Town Hall Maureen Polky
Deputy Highway Superintendent Mark Wilcox
Deputy Registrar Debra Hogan
Deputy Supervisor Timothy DeSacia
Deputy Town Clerk Carol Todd
Dog Control Officer Daniel Sullivan
General Laborer Catherine Bonoffski
Historian Justin White
Marriage Officer Theresa Cooper
Secretary – Planning Board and ZBA Marjorie Best
Senior Court Clerk Patricia Jung
Registrar Theresa Cooper
Town Constable Frederick Ferguson

Attachment B:
2007 Salaries by Position
Position Salary
Assessment Board of Review $141.40 per day/ea.
Assessors $5,836.00 Annually
Assessor’s Clerk $6,446.00 Annually
Star Administration Clerk $1,800.00 Annually
Assistant Cemetery Superintendent $9.08/hr.
Budget Officer $1,648.00 Annually
Cemetery Clerk $4,791.00 Annually
Cemetery Laborer $6.00/hr.
Cemetery Laborer 2yrs+ $6.69/hr.
Cemetery Superintendent $10.33/hr.
Chief Assessor $6,422.00 Annually
Clerk to the CEO/ZEO $773.00 Annually
Clerk to the Supervisor & Special Districts Clerk $21,325.00 Annually
Code/Zoning Enforcement Officer $9,270.00 Annually
Custodian $3,481.00 Annually
Deputy Highway Superintendent $0.50/hr.
Deputy Registrar $0.00
Deputy Supervisor $552.00 Annually
Deputy Town Clerk $8.75/hr.
Dog Control Officer $8,215.00 Annually
General Laborer $8.32/hr.
Historian $220.00 Annually
Registrar $229.00 Annually
Secretary - Planning Board and ZBA $10.30/hr.
Justice Clerk $7,800.00 Annually
Town Justice $14,850.00 Annually
Senior Justice Clerk $7,996.00 Annually
Supervisor $9,109.00 Annually
Town Board Members $3,752.80 Annually
Town Clerk $36,192.00 Annually
Town Constable $8,882.00 Annually
Youth Programs $6.00/hr.

Attachment C:
2007 Employee Pay Schedule
From - To Pay Date
01/01 - 01/06 1 01/11/07
01/07 - 01/20 2 01/25/07
01/21 - 02/03 3 02/08/07
02/04 - 02/17 4 02/22/07
02/18 - 03/03 5 03/08/07
03/04 - 03/17 6 03/22/07
03/18 - 03/31 7 04/05/07
04/01 - 04/14 8 04/19/07
04/15 - 04/28 9 05/03/07
04/29 - 05/12 10 05/17/07
05/13 - 05/26 11 05/31/07
05/27 - 06/09 12 06/14/07
06/10 - 06/23 13 06/28/07
06/24 - 07/07 14 07/12/07
07/08 - 07/21 15 07/26/07
07/22 - 08/04 16 08/09/07
08/05 - 08/18 17 08/23/07
08/19 - 09/01 18 09/06/07
09/02 - 09/15 19 09/20/07
09/16 - 09/29 20 10/04/07
09/30 - 10/13 21 10/18/07
10/14 - 10/27 22 11/01/07
10/28 - 11/10 23 11/15/07
11/11 - 11/24 24 11/29/07
11/25 - 12/08 25 12/13/07
12/09 - 12/22 26 12/27/07
12/23 - 12/31 27 12/31/07

Attachment D:
Town Holidays 2007
Monday, January 01, 2007 New Year’s Day
Monday, January 15, 2007 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Monday, February 19, 2007 Presidents Day
Friday, April 06, 2007 Good Friday
Monday, May 28, 2007 Memorial Day
Wednesday, July 04, 2007 Independence Day
Monday, September 03, 2007 Labor Day
Monday, October 08, 2007 Columbus Day
Tuesday, November 06, 2007 Election Day
Monday , November 12, 2007 Veterans’ Day
Thursday, November 22, 2007 Thanksgiving Day
Tuesday, December 25, 2007 Christmas Day
(Teamsters ONLY)
Monday, February 12, 2007 Lincoln’s Birthday

Attachment E:
Code Of Ethics
1. Definition. As used in this section: The term “Town Agency” shall mean any department, division, board, commission, or bureau of any department or office of the Town of Oswego, New York. The term “Board” shall mean Town Board of the Town of Oswego, New York.

2. Rule with respect to conflicts of interest. No officer or employee of a Town Agency or member of the Board should have any interest, financial or otherwise, direct or indirect, or engage in any business or transaction or professional activity or incur any obligation of any nature, which is in substantial conflict with the proper discharge of duties in the public interest.

3. Standards.
a. No such officer or employee or member of the Board should accept other employment which will impair independence of judgment in the exercise of official duties.

b. No such officer or employee or member of the Board should accept employment or engage in any business or professional activity which will require disclosure of confidential information gained by reason of official position or authority.

c. No such officer or employee or member of the Board should disclose confidential information neither acquired in the course of official duties nor use such information to further personal interests.

d. No such officer or employee or member of the Board should use or attempt to use an official position to secure unwarranted privileges or exemption(s) for anyone.

e. No such officer or employee or member of the Board shall engage in any transaction as representative or agent of the Town of Oswego, New York, with any business entity in which the individual has a direct or indirect financial interest that might reasonably tend to conflict with the proper discharge of official duties.

f. An officer or employee or member of the Board should not by his conduct give reasonable basis for the impression that any person can improperly influence his or unduly enjoy his favor in the performance of official duties, or that he is affected by the kinship, rank, position or influence of any party or person.

g. An officer or employee or member of the Board should abstain from making personal investments in enterprises which he has reason to believe they may be directly involved in decisions to be made by him or which will otherwise create substantial conflict between duty in the public interest and private interest.

h. An officer or employee or member of the Board should endeavor to pursue a course of conduct which will not raise suspicion among the public that the individual is likely to be engage in acts that are in violation of the public interest.

i. No such officer or employee or member of the Board employed on a full-time basis nor any firm or association of which such officer or employee or member of the Board is a member nor corporation a substantial portion of the stock of which is owned or controlled directly or indirectly by such officer or employee or member of the Board should sell goods or services to any person, firm, corporation or association which is licensed or whose rates are fixed by the Town Agency in which such officer or employee or member of the Board serves or is employed.

j. If any such officer or employee or member of the Board shall have a financial interest, direct or indirect, having a value of ten thousand dollars or more in any activity which is subject to the jurisdiction of a town regulatory agency, a written statement must be filed with the Town Clerk attesting to such a financial interest in such activity, which statement shall be open to public inspection.
4. Violations. In addition to any penalty contained in any other provision of law any such officer, member or employee who shall knowingly and intentionally violate any of the provisions of this section may be fined, suspended or removed from office or employment in the manner provided by law.

Attachment F:
Rules of Order of the Town Board of the Town of Oswego
1. The Supervisor shall preside at all meetings of the Board and shall preserve order and decorum in the conduct of the meeting.

2. The Supervisor, immediately following the opening of every regular meeting of the Board, shall proceed to the regular order of town business as follows: Roll call, Town Clerk Report, Supervisor report, reception of petitions and other communications addressed to the Town Board, reports of committees, reports of officers and department, and introduction of resolutions and motions.

3. The Supervisor will hold a public comment prior to the resolutions and motions. At this time the public will be invited to comment.

4. Every resolution or motion must be seconded before being put to a vote by the Supervisor and all resolutions or motions shall be recorded in their entirety in the official minutes of the Town Board.

5. The Supervisor may offer or second a resolution or a motion and need not relinquish the chair for such purpose.

6. No motion or resolution may be brought to a vote except by the majority consent of those Town Board members present unless printed or typewritten copies thereof are presented to each member of the board 48 hours prior to the opening of the meeting at which such motion or resolution is offered.

7. No Town Board member shall speak more than once on any question until every Board member choosing to speak shall have spoken.

8. When a question is under debate, no motion shall be entered unless (a) for an adjournment or recess, (b) for the previous question to lay on the table, (c) to postpone to refer to a committee, or (d) to amend. These latter motions are neither amenable nor debatable.

9. No motion shall be made to offer an amendment to an amendment already before the Board on any proposition.

10. A majority vote of all the members of the Board shall be required to suspend these rules of order. A majority of the Board shall constitute a quorum.

11. If the above rules are or become at any time in conflict with the statutory law, the statutory law shall take precedence.

12. No member of the public shall engage in any demonstration, booing, hand clapping or otherwise disrupt the town board meeting.

13. Any person speaking to the town board with the consent of the supervisor shall address his/her remarks to the town board, no to the other members of the audience in the form of a debate or otherwise.

14. The public will be invited to comment on any motion or resolution not listed on the publicized agenda that is brought before the town board during a meeting.

Attachment G:
Voucher Calendar 2007
Vouchers should be submitted before or on the scheduled dates below to the Supervisor’s office.
Submit by:   TBM
February 01, 2007 payment to be made the week of Feb 12
March 01, 2007 payment to be made the week of Mar 12
March 29, 2007 payment to be made the week of Apr 09
April 26, 2007 payment to be made the week of May 14
May 31, 2007 payment to be made the week of Jun 11
June 28, 2007 payment to be made the week of Jul 09
August 02, 2007 payment to be made the week of Aug 13
August 30, 2007 payment to be made the week of Sep 10
October 03, 2007 payment to be made the week of Oct 08
November 01, 2007 payment to be made the week of Nov 12
November 29, 2007 payment to be made the week of Dec 10
December 20, 2007 Final payment for the year 2007 Dec 27 (T)
The Town Board will review vouchers the Monday prior to the meeting. Payment will be made on all approved vouchers.
  • The Town of Oswego will not pay any finance or late charges that conflict with this payment schedule.
  • Please note all municipalities are tax exempt for State and Local Taxes. The State requires all tax-exempt organizations to file a form ST-119.1 with all vendors, yet does not require local government agencies to file any such forms. NYS is trying to correct the use of these forms. If you have any questions or need further assistance you can contact the NYS Department of Taxation and Finance at 1-800-462-8100, please select # 3, when prompted, if you have a touch-tone phone.
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