March 12, 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 Oswego Town Board held its regular meeting March 12, 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
Stephen C. Greene, excused
Town Clerk’s Report: The total taxes collected to date $2,322,410.52, outstanding $382,960.00, 216 late tax notices will be mailed 3/14/07. On March 5, 2007 a check for $50,000.00 was sent to the County Treasurer for taxes due the Treasurer. Total fees collected for February was $490.50, with $430.33 paid to the Supervisor. I will be attending a District Directors meeting in Syracuse on March 18th and 19th. The zoning and planning committee is meeting again and we are working on definitions, classifications and have a new colored map of the town.

Supervisor's Report: The town of Oswego will host a rabies clinic on Saturday August 4th from 9-11 am at our Highway garage.

Our Deputy Highway superintendent will attend a meeting on the 14th in regards to the 48 hour window of reimbursement for the snow storm in February. I would like to thank our highway dept again for their hard work keeping our roads open and safe.

I am in receipt of the New York State Office of real property Services Residential Assessment Ratio. Our assessment ratio is 87.50. The ratios were calculated by simply dividing the total assessed value by the total selling price of each sale.

I received from Koester Associates, a certificate that the Ontario Heights Pumping Station has been serviced in full accordance with factory certified maintenance procedures. The Board is always mindful of preventative maintenance.

Time Warner Cable has informed the town that some of the components of their service effective April 1, 07 will be increased. Customers should have received a notice from Time Warner. They are not changing the rates for either their High Speed Road Runner service or the Digital Phone Service.

Rice Creek Field Station has supplied the town with their policy for snowmobiles on the trails at Rice Creek. I will have copies of the map they sent out if anyone is interested.

We had 12 dog complaints in Feb, and 4 dogs were transported to the Dog Shelter.

1 building permit was issued, and one inspection.

We will add to the agenda, to set up a public hearing to modify our local law providing for administration and enforcement of the NY State Fire Prevention and building code.

We are still in negotiations with the city for ambulance service.

Public Comment: A question was raised regarding the Penn Power agenda item.

Resolution 2007-33 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board approves the minutes from the February 12, 2007 town board meeting and the March 5, 2007 town board workshop.
Moved by Councilor Pritchard, second Councilor DeSacia. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2007-34 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board approves the bills on abstract #3.
General Fund
Highway Fund
Sleepy Hollow Sewer District
Ontario Heights Sewer District
$18,789.30
$32,625.86
$ 941.60
$ 1,774.90
v 52-82
v 17-32
v 10,11,12,15
v 9,13,14
Moved by Councilor Mahaney, second Councilor Herrmann. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2007-35 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board directs the supervisor to sign the service agreement with Penn Power Systems for emergency generator maintenance at the Oswego Town Hall in the amount of $410.00, from 3-1-07 to 2 -28-08.
Moved by Councilor Mahaney, second Councilor Pritchard. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2007-36 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board grants permission to the Oswego County Health Department to hold a rabies clinic on Saturday, August 44th form 9-11 am at the town garage complex.
Moved by Councilor Pritchard, second Supervisor Mullen. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2007-37 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board renews the mowing contract with Rich Yule, of Rich Lawns for the 2007 season, for the town park, Sleepy Hollow Sewer plant and Ontario Heights pumping station.
Moved by Supervisor Mullen, second Councilor DeSacia. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2007-38 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board accepts the Oswego Town Planning Board as lead agent for the proposed action (site plan review for Oswego College Suites) and to make a determination of the project environment significance.
Moved by Supervisor Mullen, second Councilor DeSacia. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2007-39 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board accepts the following ;
Whereas, the United Group of the United Development Corp., with offices at 400 Jordan Road, Troy, New York, has presented to Town Board of the Town of Oswego, New York, certain plans for the development and construction of a planned unit development including but not limited to residential rental units to be located in Lot 4 of the Town of Oswego, New York, and

Whereas, the Oswego Town Board, after having examined such plans and having determined that same are worthy of further, detailed consideration in respect to municipal sewage services which would be required for the use and occupation of such development; and

Whereas, Article 12-C of the Town Law of the State of New York authorizes Towns to adopt a resolution appropriating a sum of money to pay the cost of preparing a general plan, report and map for providing a sewer to such area(s) of a Town lying outside of a village; and

Whereas, United Development Corp. has agreed to pay the cost of the preparation of such general plan, report and map to be prepared by engineers designated by the Town of Oswego, New York, as may be preliminarily required by law in the course of establishing a district to provide such sewage service as would be required for the use and occupation of such development;

Now, Therefore be it RESOLVED, that pursuant to the Town Law of the Sate of New York, the Town Board of the Town of Oswego, New York, hereby designates the engineering firm of Barton & Loguidice, P.C. with offices at 290 Elwood Davis Road, Syracuse, New York, and directs such firm, at a cost to be determined by such firm in consultation with and to be paid by the United Development Corp., to prepare a general plan, report and map for the provision of sewer services to such development so planned by said developer, which said plan shall include the use or coordination of facilities with those of the Ontario Heights Sewer District as shall be reasonable and practical.
Moved by Councilor Pritchard, second Councilor Mahaney. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2007-40 Motion by Supervisor Mullen, second by Councilor Mahaney to add an item to the agenda. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2007-41 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board will hold a public hearing on April 9, 2007 at 7:05 PM to amend Local Law 1-2004 Administration and enforcement of the NYS Fire Prevention and Building Code.

Respectfully submitted,

Theresa A. Cooper CMC/RMC
Oswego Town Clerk
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