June 11, 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.
The meeting of the Oswego Town Board was held on June 11, 2007 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, excused
Stephen C. Greene
Town Clerk’s Report: Paid to the Supervisor for May fees $2,891.93 total for the month $3,288.70. The Historical Society will host an open house from 6-8 pm on Thursday, June 14th at town hall. I received notification today that the records management grant I submitted was denied funding. The competition is great and funding very limited. I will be giving the town board a list of items and cost necessary to start this project because I feel we can’t wait any longer to organize the town records in the vault and the storage room.

Supervisor's Report: Again this month I would like to thank our Historical Society for another wonderful event on Memorial Day weekend at the Rural Cemetery honoring our veterans both still with us and deceased. I have noticed over the last few years how well the events our Historical society holds are attended, I do hope you will try to make their membership drive on Thursday June 14th, and a special thank you to Mrs. Cooper, and Mrs. Mahaney for all their time and efforts to keep our history alive.

I have sent the estimate into the DEC for the flow meter at Sleepy Hollow Sewage Treatment Plant that was suggested. When I get their approval we will have it installed. The SPEDES permit has been renewed.

The town park has been spruced up and it is nice to see families taking advantage of it.

On tonight’s agenda the town board is asked to approve the hiring of Maxwell Appraisal Service for a town wide revaluation project at a cost of $85,000.00. Over the last few years the state has lowered our equalization rate to approximately 83%. The town has not had a revaluation in over 10 years and unfortunately it is time, and we cannot put it off or the rate of equalization will continue to drop and we will be taxed at a higher rate than our neighbors for school and county taxes.

There were 15 building permits issued and 13 inspections for May.

Public Comment: None

Resolution 2007-69 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board approves the minutes from the May 14th town board meeting and the June 4th workshop.
Moved by Councilor Mahaney, second Councilor DeSacia. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2007-70 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board approves the following budge modifications:
From A1990.4 (contingent) to A4540.4 (ambulance) in the amount of $3907.27.
Moved by Supervisor Mullen, second Councilor Herrmann All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2007-71 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board approves the bills on abstract 6.
General Fund
Highway Fund
Sleepy Hollow Sewer District
Ontario Heights Sewer District
$19,505.81
$20,460.75
$ 981.73
$ 264.13
v 159-188
v 66-92
v 29,31,32,33
v 30
Moved by Councilor DeSacia, second Supervisor Mullen. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2007-72 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board approves the hiring of Maxwell Appraisal Service for a town wide revaluation project at a of cost of $85,000.00.
Moved by Councilor Herrmann, second Councilor Mahaney. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2007-73 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board authorizes Justices Jung and Sterio to submit a grant application to the Justice Court Assistance Program.
Moved by Supervisor Mullen, second Councilor Herrmann. All ayes motion carried.

Motion by Councilor Mahaney, second by Councilor DeSacia to close the town board meeting at 7:07 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Theresa A. Cooper CMC/RMC
Oswego Town Clerk
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