Town of Oswego
Town Board Meeting Minutes
July 12, 2010
Supervisor: Victoria M. Mullen
Town Board Members: Tim DeSacia, Greg Herrmann, Margaret Mahaney, Daniel Shaver
Attorney to the Board: Stephen C. Greene, Sr.
The meeting of the Oswego Town Board was held on July 12, 2010 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:
Town Clerk's Report: The June fees paid to the supervisor were $2723.01 and the total for the month $3177.00. The historical society will have our annual ice cream social tomorrow evening and we will be honoring our three 90 year old members, Thelma Smith, Norman Simmons, and Nancy Ravas. A picnic in the park will be held on August 18th.
Supervisor's Report: I would like to congratulate the students of the Oswego City School District for their contributions to the Dr Mary Walker Statue Fund. I am sure the district’s teachers found Dr Walker an interesting subject, and incorporated this project into their lesson plans. I attended a recent program held by the Historical Society on the Rice Family, the first settlers of Oswego Town. Mr. DeMass continues to educate all interested parties by bringing our town’s history to life.
The piano that was at the old community center has been tuned and after all these years, music filled the town hall. I am sure Mr. DeMass will play for the public very soon!
I would like to speak now on the placement of the Dr. Mary Walker statue that our Historical Society is donating to the Town of Oswego. The town board looked at three different options for the placement of the statue. Many factors went into placement, but the most important one to me, was the safety and security of the statue. When all the grandiose thoughts were processed, the placement in the existing landscaping was the best choice. The town will expand the landscaping, change the parking configuration, put in curbing, and we will not have employees parked in front of the town hall anymore. A simple sign on the door reading Open/Closed will be visible from the road. The rest of the improvement to the parking lot is not part of this project. However, National Grid will be taking down one poll, and moving the parking lot light. We will either put in curbing by the road or large concrete planters to define ingress and egress into the lot, we will have the lot black top sealed and striped.
Work is nearing completion on the modification to the clerk/mail room, just waiting on a door. The town hall will be painted starting on Wednesday.
Work has been completed on the Ontario Heights pumping station.
Sewers at Sleepy Hollow have been cleaned, and Mr. Wilcox will schedule cleaning at Ontario Heights in the very near future.
I met with Mike Allen and his Associate about the County communications project, there is a desire to enhance the emergency communications capabilities. This enhancement is essential for all first responders within the County. When I spoke with Mr. Allen, I brought to his attention that the county should not take property off our tax rolls when the town has 32 acres of land at our highway complex that could be utilized for in-kind services. He will speak to the board about the project tonight and see if we can more forward.
I was contacted by a resident who wanted to purchase a building permit. I believe there maybe an interpretation problem with our fee schedule and we will address that tonight.
The town’s website needs to be revamped; I will work with our webmaster to compete this. I would like more photos of the town included on the site.
The state DOT will be holding public outreach sessions here at town hall on July 20th and 21st between 2 and 6 pm. The public will be invited to attend these information sessions.
There will be a meeting of local government and school leaders on July 27th at the Campus Center. The theme will be “different ways we can save energy” through inter municipal cooperation.
Fire Pro Technical Services have inspected the town hall sprinkler system and have no new recommendations.
Novelis 10Kan Road Race and 20 mile bike race will be held Sept 18, 2010. Hope we have some participates from the town. *(Timmy and Frank Ferguson)
The dog control officer investigated 7complaints.
We had 4 burials in June at the Cemetery, and the crew has the grounds manicured. We have an issue in the cemetery; we need to have a policy for inscriptions for individuals who have not been buried in the cemetery.
Our Zoning and Planning Secretary Mrs. Ruttan will be going out for shoulder surgery, and Mrs. Botting has graciously volunteered to step up and fill in while she recovers.
Elected officials, whose term began Jan 1, 2010, have completed their required record keeping logs and will file said with Mrs. Cooper tomorrow. The standard work day for employees will be 7 hours a day.
The town planning board has approved the site plan for the new student housing on County Route 7 I am sure we will see activity very soon there.
Tomorrow there is an ice cream social I hope you can all attend.
Public Comment: Barry Pritchard wished the town clerk a Happy Anniversary.
Resolution 2010-63 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board approves the minutes from the June 7, 2010 town board meeting.
Moved by Councilor DeSacia, second Councilor Shaver all ayes motion carried.
Resolution 2010-64 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board approves the bills on abstract 7 as follows:
Resolution 2010-65 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board appoints Teresa Botting to the Planning/Zoning Board Secretary position at a salary of $12.93 per hour during Noreen Ruttan’s absence.
Moved by Supervisor Mullen, second Councilor DeSacia all ayes motion carried.
Resolution 2010-66 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board establishes the standard work days for elected and appointed officials as defined in Attachment A, and Post the “affidavit of Posting on the official Oswego Town website for thirty (30) days, and submits to the Town Clerk, three month recording logs, for Richard Hogan, Victoria Mullen and Greg Herrmann to be held for 10 years and to be provided to the State Comptroller upon his or her request.
Moved by Councilor DeSacia, second Councilor Mahaney all ayes motion carried.
Resolution 2010-67 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board approves the addition of rule #16 to the Rules and Regulations for Lot Owners as defined in Attachment B, and approves the recording fee in the rate schedule as defined in Attachment C.
Moved by Councilor Shaver, second Supervisor Mullen all ayes motion carried.
Resolution 2010-68 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board amends the building permit fee schedule to add Renovation Fee at a cost of $100.00 and add Regulatory Compliant Inspection Fee at a cost of $100.00.
Moved by Councilor Herrmann, second Supervisor Mullen all ayes motion carried.
Motion by Councilor Mahaney, second Councilor Shaver to close the meeting at 7:30 PM all ayes motion carried.
Theresa A. Cooper, CMC
Oswego Town Clerk
Attachment A: Standard Work Day and Reporting Resolution (.pdf, 12 kb)
Attachment B: Rules & Regulations for lot owners (.pdf, 36 kb)
Attachment C: Cemetery Rate Schedule (.pdf, 36 kb)