September 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.
The meeting of the Oswego Town Board was held on September 10, 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
Town Clerk’s Report: The town clerk fees for August were $6,373.55, $1,512.80 was paid to the Supervisor. Thank you to the cemetery crew who fixed the steps leading up to Dr. Mary Walker’s grave.

Supervisor's Report: Mr. Hogan and I have been busy formulating our budget for 2008. We have met with several departments heads and each understands that we are trying to hold the line on spending. It is very important that any increase in any ones budget will need to be justified. I will present my budget to the town clerk before the 30th of September.

I am meeting with Mr. Wilcox on Wednesday to discuss ideas for restructuring our town highway department. He has done an exceptional job as acting Highway Superintendent these last 8 months, and has great ideas on cost saving measures. Mr. Wilcox has fostered unity and taken ownership for the complex. The improvement to the appearance of the highway complex is a testimonial to the dedication of our Highway Dept and our highway employees.

Our new snow plow should be delivered in December.

Generators both at the town hall and the Ontario Heights pumping station were inspected in August.

Our SPEDES permit has been modified by the DEC for the Sleepy Hollow Sewage Treatment plant to reflect the installation of a new flow meter that will take more precise readings of the effluent.

Congratulations to Councilor DeSacia for his ride in the tour de Loop.
The town board will have a budget workshop on October 1st following the regular town board workshop.

On Tuesday October 2nd at 7:00 pm at the town hall, there will be an informational meeting concerning the revaluation project. In attendance will be state, county, and town officials, along with the re-val contractor Maxwell Associates. Publicity for this informational session will be forthcoming by Maxwell appraisals.

Public Comment: Do we pay someone to maintain our town website? It has not been updated since July 31, 2007.

Resolution 2007- 82 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board approves the minutes from the August 13, 2007 town board meeting.
Moved by Councilor Pritchard, second Councilor Mahaney All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2007- 83 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board approves the following budget modifications:
from A1990.4 (contingency) to A1420.4 (attorneys) for $3532.32
from A1990.4 (contingency) to A3310.4 (traffic control) for $285.20
from A1990.4 (contingency) to A3520.4 (animal control) for $279.90
from A1990.4 (contingency) to A8020.4 (fund bal-county) for $3128.51
from A5031 (inter-fund trans) to A8810.4 (cemetery) for $5000.00
(this was approved for tree removal resolution 2006-95)
Moved by Councilor DeSacia, second Councilor Herrmann. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2007- 84 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board approves the bills on abstract 9 as follows:
General Fund
Highway Fund
Franklin/Baylis Lighting
Edgebrook Lighting
Sleepy Hollow Sewer District
Ontario Heights Sewer District
$25,505.30
$15,983.15
$ 94.05
$ 56.06
$ 4,435.49
$ 73.01
v 271-295
v 131-145
v 46
v 46
v 47-51
v 47
Moved by Councilor Mahaney, second Councilor Pritchard All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2007- 85

Whereas, the Town of Oswego, its Assessor and Verizon of New York Inc. are desirous of settling and discontinuing the real property tax assessment proceeding now pending before the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Oswego County, under Index Number 07-1158; and

Whereas, the understandings and agreements of the parties are properly set forth on the annexed instruments entitled “Consent Order” and “Stipulation”;

Now, Therefore be it

RESOLVED, that the Town Board of the Town of Oswego, New York, does hereby approve the terms and conditions of the aforesaid “Consent Order” and “Stipulation” and requests that the Supreme Court of the State Of New York adopt same as its Order.
Moved by Supervisor Mullen, second by Councilor DeSacia All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2007- 86

Whereas, the Town of Oswego, its Assessor and Oswego Mobile Associates are desirous of settling and discontinuing the real property tax assessment proceeding now pending before the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Oswego County, under Index Number 2007-1218; and

Whereas, the understandings and agreements of the parties are properly set forth on the annexed instrument entitled “Stipulation of Settlement and Order”;

Now, Therefore be it

RESOLVED, that the Town Board of the Town of Oswego, New York, does hereby approve the terms and conditions of the aforesaid “Stipulation of Settlement and Order” and requests that the Supreme Court of the State Of New York adopt same as its Order.
Moved by Supervisor Mullen, second Councilor Mahaney All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2007- 87 Motion by Supervisor Mullen and second by Councilor Mahaney to move into executive session at 7:18 PM to discuss a personnel matter. All ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2007- 88 Motion by Supervisor Mullen and second by Councilor Pritchard to resume the regular meeting at 7:28 PM. All ayes motion carried.

Motion by Councilor Mahaney, second by Councilor Pritchard to close the regular meeting at 7:29 PM. All ayes motion carried.

Respectfully submitted,

Theresa A. Cooper RMC/CMC
Oswego Town Clerk
 
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