September 14, 2009
Town Board Minutes

Oswego Town Hall

Supervisor: Victoria M. Mullen
Town Board Members: Tim DeSacia, Greg Herrmann,
Margaret Mahaney, Daniel Shaver
Attorney to the Board: Stephen C. Greene, Sr.
A meeting of the Oswego Town Board was held on September 14, 2009 at town hall.
Supervisor Mullen called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM with the Pledge of Allegiance.
Roll call was taken with the following members present:
Attorney to the board
Victoria Mullen
Tim DeSacia
Greg Herrmann
Margaret Mahaney
Dan Shaver
Stephen C. Greene
Town Clerk’s Report: August fees paid to the Supervisor were $1507.88 total for the month $12,295.61. This increase is due to hunting license sales. I am waiting to hear from the State regarding the town being an agent for passport sales. The initial paperwork has been sent in.

Supervisor's Report: On June 10th approximately 5:45 pm,. Dan Scruton was working on Furniss Station Rd when he heard a car accident just down the road. Dan immediately went to the scene and noticed an overturned pickup truck in the creek approx. 20' below the road surface. Dan risked his own safety and scaled the rocky terrain to get to the wreck. Dan jumped into the water, reached into the upside pickup truck and pulled the unconscious teenage driver out of the water and carefully placed him on the edge of the creek. Soon after pulling the driver out of the truck the Oswego Town VFD arrived and the teen was transferred to Oswego Town Fire Station where he was loaded into a waiting Mercy Flight helicopter and brought to Syracuse area trauma center. The driver has had an extensive recovery period but is now back in school. Because of the quick actions and disregard to his own personal safety Dan Scruton is the recipient of our Home Town Hero Award. Mr. Scruton is a private person and did not want a formal ceremony, and we will respect that; however the members of the Oswego Town Board along with the Oswego Town Volunteer Fire dept would like to thank him, publicly. The Town of Oswego is lucky to have residents like Dan, a Good Samaritan.

I have made application to the New York State Dept of Environmental Conservation for a modification to the SPEDS (State Pollutant Discharge Elimination system) permit, for the Sleepy Hollow sewage treatment plant; to represent a more realistic Gallon per day influent.

Councilor Herrmann, Rick Hogan and I met with the United Group, County Planning and the Industrial Development Agency recently. The United Group is the group that has a permit to build student apartments on the Johnson Road. The project is moving forward and as things progress the board will be informed.

The town was involved in a few law suits over the summer which has been resolved in the Towns favor.

Mr. Hogan and I have been working on our 2010 budget. The town of Oswego is not immune from the economic down turn and we have advised dept heads. We have always had the co-operation from out departments and we expect the same this year.

The back up battery in the generator that would power the town hall should there be an event has been changed.

Our Code enforcement office issued 8 building permits, and made 16 inspections in August, Our Dog Control officer had 5 complaints in August.
We sold one cemetery lot and had 3 burials is August.

As the historical society continues to grow; we must recognize the President, George DeMass. He has brought to the group an extensive knowledge of the history of the Town of Oswego. His knowledge matched only by the passion as he speaks to groups about our town. He is a pleasure to listen to, and I encourage everyone to attending future functions of the Oswego Town Historical Society.

Recently the society had a presentation of the history of Rudy’s on the lake, it was very well attended, and sometimes I think our parking lot is too small. George also did a walking tour of the Rural Cemetery on Saturday. He is here tonight to speak to the board.

I would like to congratulate, Councilor Tim DeSacia, and Deputy Highway Superintendent Frank Ferguson for their fine showing in the Tour De Loop!

Resolution 2009- 80 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board open the public hearing at 7:05 PM to hear all interested parties for or against Proposed Local Law 1-2009, a law establishing the zoning law for the Town of Oswego.
Moved by Councilor Herrmann, second Councilor Shaver all ayes motion carried.

Public Comment: John Oxford from West Lake Road was concerned with trailers being allowed in an R-3 district. The zoning committee will be meeting to review the definitions and other related issues.

Public Comment: George DeMass Oswego Town Historical Society President announced that the sculptor has been chosen for the Dr. Mary Walker statue, she is Sharon BuMann from Central Square, NY. A meet the sculptor event will be held October 24, 2009 and all town board members and historical society members are invited. Ms. BuMann will bring the scale model to view. He also asked the town board to consider increasing the historical society contractual line item this year when they do the budget.

Resolution 2009- 81 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board closes the public hearing on the proposed zoning law 1-2009 at 7:24 PM.
Moved by Supervisor Mullen, second Councilor DeSacia all ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2009-82 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board approves the minutes from the August 10, 2009 town board meeting.
Moved by Councilor Mahaney, second Councilor Shaver all ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2009- 83 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board approves the following budget modifications: from A1990.4 (contingency) to A1110.41 (Jung contractual) for $135.09; from A1990.4 (Contingency) to A4020.4 (registrar contractual) for $27.98.
Moved by Councilor DeSacia, second Councilor Herrmann all ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2009- 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

$ 153.40

$ 91.61

$ 1,350.46

$ 296.38
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Moved by Supervisor Mullen, second Councilor DeSacia all ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2009- 85 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board approves the disposal of non-working, obsolete equipment listed in attachment A.
Moved by Supervisor Mullen, second Councilor Mahaney all ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2009- 86 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board establishes the Home Town Hero Award, and bestows it upon Dan Scruton, a town resident, and reads as follows:

Whereas, on June 10, 2009, at approximately 5:45 PM, Daniel Scruton, a resident of the Town of Oswego, New York, was working at a location on the Furniss Station Road in the Town of Oswego when he heard a motor vehicle accident take place nearby, and upon arriving at the accident scene discovered an overturned pick-up truck in a creek lying approximately 20 feet below the road surface; and

Whereas, upon making this discovery, Daniel Scruton jumped into the water of the creek and rescued the vehicle’s unconscious teenage driver from harm’s way by carrying him to a location on the bank of the creek, from where the driver was removed by the members of the Oswego Town Volunteer Fire Department to their fire station for Mercy Flight helicopter transport to a Syracuse, New York, trauma center; and

Whereas, the driver’s continued recovery and return to school are the essential results of Daniel Scruton’s alert and selfless actions,

Now, Therefore be it

RESOLVED, that the Town Board of the Town of Oswego, New York, hereby recognizes Daniel Scruton’s heroism by designating him a Home Town Hero and by causing a duly executed copy of this resolution to be presented to him as a Certificate of such recognition.
Moved by Supervisor Mullen, second Councilor Mahaney all ayes motion carried.

Motion by Councilor Mahaney, second Councilor Shaver to close the meeting at 7:24 PM all ayes motion carried.

Respectfully submitted,

Theresa A. Cooper, CMC/RMC
Oswego Town Clerk

Attachment A: equipment disposal
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