Town Board

Town of Oswego
Town Board Organizational Meeting Minutes
January 9, 2012

Supervisor: Victoria M. Mullen
Town Board Members: Tim DeSacia, Greg Herrmann, Margaret Mahaney, Richard Tesoriero
Attorney to the Board: Stephen C. Greene, Sr.

The meeting of the Oswego Town Board was held on January 9, 2012 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:

Supervisor: Victoria Mullen
Councilor: Tim DeSacia
Councilor: Greg Herrmann
Councilor: Margaret Mahaney
Councilor: Richard Tesoriero
Attorney to the board: Stephen C. Greene

Town Clerk's Report: See Town Clerk’s Page

Supervisor's Report: See Supervisor’s Page

Historian’s Report: See Historian’s Page

Public Comment: None

Resolution 2012-1 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board approves the minutes from the December 27, 2011 Town Board meeting.
Moved by Councilor DeSacia, second Councilor Herrmann all ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2012-2 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board approves the bills on abstract 1 as follows:

General Fund
Highway Fund
Franklin/Baylis Lighting
Edgebrook Lighting
Sleepy Hollow Sewer District
Ontario Heights Sewer District
$19,196.65
$15,916.17
$ 109.33
$ 59.49
$ 74.00
$ 918.38
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Moved by Councilor DeSacia, second Councilor Herrmann all ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2012-3 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board approves the appointments found in Attachment A.
Be it further resolved that these appointments shall run until December 31, 2012.
Moved by Councilor Mahaney, second Supervisor Mullen all ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2012-4 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board approves the schedule of salaries for elected and appointed officials for 2012 found in Attachment B.
Moved by Councilor Herrmann, second Supervisor Mullen all ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2012-5 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board designates the Palladium Times as the official town newspaper.
Moved by Councilor Tesoriero, second Councilor DeSacia all ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2012-6 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board designates JP Morgan Chase Bank, M.A. as the town's depository for 2012.
Moved by Councilor DeSacia, second Supervisor Mullen all ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2012-7 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board imposes on the Supervisor powers and duties of administration and supervision of the town or special improvement district functions to be performed on behalf of the Town Board.
Moved by Councilor Herrmann, second Councilor DeSacia all ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2012-8 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board establishes a highway superintendent and town clerk petty cash fund of $100.00 each; and a supervisor's petty cash fund of $200.00.
Moved by Councilor Tesoriero, second Councilor Mahaney all ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2012-9 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board approves the 2012 payroll schedule identified as Attachment C.
Moved by Councilor Herrmann, Councilor Mahaney all ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2012-10 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board approves the 2012 holiday calendar identified as Attachment D.
Moved by Councilor DeSacia, second Supervisor Mullen all ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2012-11 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board authorizes the Supervisor to pay in advance the audit of claims for public utilities services such as gas, electric, water, sewer, fuel oil, and telephone services as well as postage, freight, express charges and health insurance. Claims for these payments shall be presented at the next regular meeting for audit.
Moved by Councilor Mahaney, second Supervisor Mullen all ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2012-12 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board adopts the Code of Ethics identified as Attachment E.
Moved by Councilor Herrmann, second Councilor Mahaney all ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2012-13 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board adopts the Rules of Order of the Town Board of the Town of Oswego as identified in Attachment F.
Moved by Supervisor Mullen, second Councilor Tesoriero all ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2012-14 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board adopts the 2012 voucher calendar as identified as Attachment G.
Moved by Supervisor Mullen, second by Councilor Herrmann all ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2012-15 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board approves the monthly Town Board meeting and Workshop schedule identified as Attachment H.
Moved by Councilor Tesoriero, second Councilor DeSacia all ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2012-16 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board hires Craig R. Gilbert Co. for yearly copier maintenance contract at $750.00.
Moved by Supervisor Mullen, second by Councilor Tesoriero all ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2012-17 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board contracts with G&G Wastewater for the operation and maintenance of the Sleepy Hollow Sewage Treatment Plant.
Moved by Supervisor Mullen, second Councilor Mahaney all ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2012-18 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board appoints Catherine K. Mears, JoEllen Smith and Joseph Oleyourryk to the Ethics Committee. Be it further resolved these appointments shall run until December 31, 2012.
Moved by Supervisor Mullen, second Councilor Mahaney all ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2012-19 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board directs the Supervisor to sign the 2012 vegetation control agreement with TruGreen as follows: $150.00 for Ontario Heights Pump Station; and $320.00 for the Oswego Town Park.
Moved by Supervisor Mullen, second Councilor Herrmann all ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2012-20 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board appoints Richard Hogan as Sole Assessor for a six year appointment, term to expire on 12/31/2017 at a salary of $19,700.00.
Moved by Supervisor Mullen, second Councilor DeSacia all ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2012-21 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board appoints Noreen Ruttan as Planning Board Member for a term to expire 02-18.
Moved by Supervisor Mullen, second Councilor Mahaney all ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2012-22 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board re-appoints Richard Kaulfuss as Planning Board Member for a term to expire on 02-18.
Moved by Supervisor Mullen, second Councilor Herrmann all ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2012-23 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board re-appoints Robert Baker as Zoning Board of Appeals member for a term to expire 02-17.
Moved by Supervisor Mullen, second Councilor Tesoriero all ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2012-24 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board accepts the 2012 Oswego Town Historical Events schedule identified as Attachment I.
Moved by Supervisor Mullen, second Councilor DeSacia all ayes motion carried.

Motion by Councilor Tesoriero, second by Councilor Mahaney to close the meeting at 7:23 PM all ayes motion carried.

Respectfully submitted,

Theresa A. Cooper, RMC
Oswego Town Clerk

Attachment A.

2012 Appointments
Job Title Name
Attorney to the Oswego Town Board Greene Law Office
Attorney to the Planning Board Stephen C. Greene, Jr.
Attorney to the ZBA Kevin Caraccioli
Budget Officer Richard Hogan
Cemetery Superintendent John Knopp
Clerk to the CEO/ZEO Theresa Cooper
Code/Zoning Enforcement Officer Wayne Newton
Court Clerk Myrtis Sterio
Custodian – Town Hall Maureen Polky
Deputy Highway Superintendent Frank Ferguson
Deputy Supervisor Timothy DeSacia
Deputy Town Clerk Carol Todd
Dog Control Officer Daniel Sullivan
Snow Removal Laborer (Town Hall) Joseph Oleyourryk
Marriage Officer Victoria Mullen
Secretary – Planning Board and ZBA Teresa Botting (Interim)
Senior Court Clerk Patricia Jung
Registrar Theresa Cooper
Town Constable Frederick Ferguson
Webmaster Jeff Adkins

Attachment B.

2012 Salaries by Position
Position Salary
Assessment Board of Review $141.40 per day/ea.
Assistant Cemetery Superintendent $11.80/hr.
Budget Officer $1,913.00 Annually
Cemetery Laborer $7.61/hr.
Cemetery Laborer + 2 yrs. $7.76/hr.
Cemetery Superintendent $13.49/hr.
Clerk to the CEO/ZEO $896.00 Annually
Code/Zoning Enforcement Officer $10,748.00 Annually
Custodian $4,035.00 Annually
Deputy Highway Superintendent $0.50/hr.
Deputy Supervisor $641.00 Annually
Deputy Town Clerk $9.81/hr.
Dog Control Officer $9,812.00 Annually
General Laborer (Snow Removal) $10.86/hr.
Historian $258.00 Annually
Registrar $269.00 Annually
Secretary - Planning Board and ZBA $13.58/hr.
Justice Clerk $9,043.00 Annually
Town Justice $17,216.00 Annually
Senior Justice Clerk $9,271.00 Annually
Supervisor $15,375.00 Annually
Town Board Members $4,351.00 Annually
Town Clerk $41,957.00 Annually
Town Constable $10,297.00 Annually
Highway Supt/Super Bldg. & Grounds $61,901.00 Annually

Attachment C.

2012 Employee Pay Schedule
From
-
To
Pay Date
01/01
-
01/07
1
01/12/12
01/08
-
01/21
2
01/26/12
01/22
-
02/04
3
02/09/12
02/05
-
02/18
4
02/23/12
02/19
-
03/03
5
03/08/12
03/04
-
03/17
6
03/22/12
03/18
-
03/31
7
04/05/12
04/01
-
04/14
8
04/19/12
04/15
-
04/28
9
05/03/12
04/29
-
05/12
10
05/17/12
05/15
-
05/26
11
05/31/12
05/27
-
06/09
12
06/14/12
06/10
-
06/23
13
06/28/12
06/24
-
07/07
14
07/12/12
07/08
-
07/21
15
07/26/12
07/22
-
08/04
16
08/09/12
08/05
-
08/18
17
08/23/12
08/19
-
09/01
18
09/06/12
09/02
-
09/15
19
09/20/12
09/16
-
09/29
20
10/04/12
09/30
-
10/13
21
10/18/12
10/14
-
10/27
22
11/01/12
10/28
-
11/10
23
11/15/12
11/11
-
11/24
24
11/29/12
11/25
-
12/08
25
12/13/12
12/09
-
12/22
26
12/27/12
12/23
-
12/31
27
12/31/12

Attachment D.

Town Holidays 2012
Monday, January 2, 2012
New Year’s Day Observed
Monday, January 16, 2012
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Monday, February 20, 2012
Presidents Day
Monday, May 28, 2012
Memorial Day
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Independence Day
Monday, September 3, 2012
Labor Day
Monday, October 8, 2012
Columbus Day
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Election Day
Monday, November 12, 2012
Veterans’ Day Observed
Thursday, November 24, 2012
Thanksgiving Day
Monday, December 26, 2012
Christmas Day
(Teamsters ONLY)
Monday, February 13, 2012
Lincoln’s Birthday
Friday, April 06, 2012
Good Friday

Attachment E.

Code of Ethics

1. Definition. As used in this section: The term "Town Agency" shall mean any department, division, board, commission, or bureau of any department or office of the Town of Oswego, New York. The term "Board" shall mean Town Board of the Town of Oswego, New York.

2. Rule with respect to conflicts of interest. No officer or employee of a Town Agency or member of the Board should have any interest, financial or otherwise, direct or indirect, or engage in any business or transaction or professional activity or incur any obligation of any nature, which is in substantial conflict with the proper discharge of duties in the public interest.

3. Standards.

No such officer or employee or member of the Board should accept other employment which will impair independence of judgment in the exercise of official duties.

No such officer or employee or member of the Board should accept employment or engage in any business or professional activity which will require disclosure of confidential information gained by reason of official position or authority.

No such officer or employee or member of the Board should disclose confidential information neither acquired in the course of official duties nor use such information to further personal interests.

No such officer or employee or member of the Board should use or attempt to use an official position to secure unwarranted privileges or exemption(s) for anyone.

No such officer or employee or member of the Board shall engage in any transaction as representative or agent of the Town of Oswego, New York, with any business entity in which the individual has a direct or indirect financial interest that might reasonably tend to conflict with the proper discharge of official duties.

An officer or employee or member of the Board should not by his conduct give reasonable basis for the impression that any person can improperly influence his or unduly enjoy his favor in the performance of official duties, or that he is affected by the kinship, rank, position or influence of any party or person.

An officer or employee or member of the Board should abstain from making personal investments in enterprises which he has reason to believe they may be directly involved in decisions to be made by him or which will otherwise create substantial conflict between duty in the public interest and private interest.

An officer or employee or member of the Board should endeavor to pursue a course of conduct which will not raise suspicion among the public that the individual is likely to be engage in acts that are in violation of the public interest.

No such officer or employee or member of the Board employed on a full-time basis nor any firm or association of which such officer or employee or member of the Board is a member nor corporation a substantial portion of the stock of which is owned or controlled directly or indirectly by such officer or employee or member of the Board should sell goods or services to any person, firm, corporation or association which is licensed or whose rates are fixed by the Town Agency in which such officer or employee or member of the Board serves or is employed.

If any such officer or employee or member of the Board shall have a financial interest, direct or indirect, having a value of ten thousand dollars or more in any activity which is subject to the jurisdiction of a town regulatory agency, a written statement must be filed with the Town Clerk attesting to such a financial interest in such activity, which statement shall be open to public inspection.

4. Violations. In addition to any penalty contained in any other provision of law any such officer, member or employee who shall knowingly and intentionally violate any of the provisions of this section may be fined, suspended or removed from office or employment in the manner provided by law.

Attachment F.

Rules of Order of the Town Board of the Town of Oswego
The Supervisor shall preside at all meetings of the Board and shall preserve order and decorum in the conduct of the meeting.

The Supervisor, immediately following the opening of every regular meeting of the Board, shall proceed to the regular order of town business as follows: Roll call, Town Clerk Report, Supervisor report, reception of petitions and other communications addressed to the Town Board, reports of committees, reports of officers and department, and introduction of resolutions and motions.

The Supervisor will hold a public comment prior to the resolutions and motions. At this time the public will be invited to comment.

Every resolution or motion must be seconded before being put to a vote by the Supervisor and all resolutions or motions shall be recorded in their entirety in the official minutes of the Town Board.

The Supervisor may offer or second a resolution or a motion and need not relinquish the chair for such purpose.

No motion or resolution may be brought to a vote except by the majority consent of those Town Board members present unless printed or typewritten copies thereof are presented to each member of the board 48 hours prior to the opening of the meeting at which such motion or resolution is offered.

No Town Board member shall speak more than once on any question until every Board member choosing to speak shall have spoken.

When a question is under debate, no motion shall be entered unless (a) for an adjournment or recess, (b) for the previous question to lay on the table, (c) to postpone to refer to a committee, or (d) to amend. These latter motions are neither amenable nor debatable.

No motion shall be made to offer an amendment to an amendment already before the Board on any proposition.

A majority vote of all the members of the Board shall be required to suspend these rules of order. A majority of the Board shall constitute a quorum.

If the above rules are or become at any time in conflict with the statutory law, the statutory law shall take precedence.

No member of the public shall engage in any demonstration, booing, hand clapping or otherwise disrupt the town board meeting.

Any person speaking to the town board with the consent of the supervisor shall address his/her remarks to the town board, no to the other members of the audience in the form of a debate or otherwise.

The public will be invited to comment on any motion or resolution not listed on the publicized agenda that is brought before the town board during a meeting.

Attachment G.

Voucher Calendar 2012
Vouchers should be submitted before or on the scheduled dates below to the Supervisor’s office.
Submit by:   TBM
February 6, 2011
payment to be made the week of
Feb 13
March 5, 2011
payment to be made the week of
Mar 12
April 2, 2011
payment to be made the week of
Apr 9
May 7, 2011
payment to be made the week of
May 14
June 4, 2011
payment to be made the week of
Jun 11
July 2, 2011
payment to be made the week of
Jul 9
August 6, 2011
payment to be made the week of
Aug 13
September 4, 2011
payment to be made the week of
Sep 10
October 1, 2011
payment to be made the week of
Oct 9
November 5, 2011
payment to be made the week of
Nov 13
December 3, 2011
payment to be made the week of
Dec 10
December 19, 2011
Final payment for the year 2011
Dec 27 (T)
The Town Board will review vouchers at the Town Board meeting. Payment will be made on all approved vouchers.
The Town of Oswego will not pay any finance or late charges that conflict with this payment schedule.
Please note all municipalities are tax exempt for State and Local Taxes. The State requires all tax-exempt organizations to file a form ST-119.1 with all vendors, yet does not require local government agencies to file any such forms. NYS is trying to correct the use of these forms. If you have any questions or need further assistance you can contact the NYS Department of Taxation and Finance at 1-800-462-8100, please select # 3, when prompted, if you have a

Attachment H.

Town Board Meetings and Workshops Calendar 2012
Workshops:
Town Board Meeting:
January 23, 2012
January 9, 2012
February 27, 2012
February 13, 2012
March 27, 2012
March 12, 2012
April 23, 2012
April 9, 2012
May 29, 2012 (Tuesday)
May 14, 2012
June 25, 2012
June 11, 2012
July 23, 2012
July 9, 2012
August 27, 2012
August 13, 2012
September 24, 2012
September 10, 2012
October 22, 2012
October 1, 2012 (Budget Meeting)
November 26, 2012
October 9, 2012 (Tuesday)

November 13, 2012 (Tuesday)
December 10, 2012
December 27, 2012 (Thursday)

Attachment I.

Oswego Town Historical Society 2012 Dates And Events
February 18, Saturday 10 AM The Oldest Man In Oswego Town Nathaniel Laird – His Story
March 17, Saturday 10 AM More On 'Titanic' 100Th Anniversary
April 18, Wednesday 6 PM Some Things You Didn't Know About Dr. Mary
Preparing For The Dedication
May 12, Saturday 10 AM Dedication Of The Dr. Mary Walker Statue
Dr. Sharon Harris, Keynote Speaker
May 28, Monday 10 AM Memorial Day Service
Oswego Town Rural Cemetery
June 20, Wednesday 6 PM Dairy, Fruit & Muck Farming In Oswego Town
July 10, Tuesday 6 PM Ice Cream Social
September 8, Saturday Candlelight Rural Cemetery Walk At Dusk
Graves Of War Of 1812 Veterans
September 19, Wednesday 6 PM  
October 20, Saturday 10 AM  
November 10, Saturday 10 AM Veterans' Day Program
December 7, Friday 5:30 PM Christmas Party

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