Town Board

Town of Oswego
Town Board Organizational Meeting Minutes
January 7, 2013

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 at town hall on January 7, 2013. Deputy Supervisor DeSacia opened the meeting at 7 PM with the Pledge of Allegiance.
Roll call was taken with the following members present:

Deputy Supervisor: Tim DeSacia
Councilor: Greg Herrmann
Councilor: Margaret Mahaney
Councilor: Richard Tesoriero
Supervisor Mullen Attorney Greene
were excused

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: Town resident Doug Malone asked about plowing at the fire department and the use of the town plow truck.

Resolution #2013-1 Be it resolved the Oswego Town Board approves the minutes from the December 27, 2012 Town Board meeting.
Moved by Councilor Mahaney, second by Councilor Tesoriero all ayes motion carried.

Resolution #2013- 2 Be it resolved that the Oswego Town Board approves the bills on Abstract #1 as follows:

General Fund
Highway Fund
Franklin/Baylis Lighting District
Edgebrook Lighting District
$17,316.98
$63,340.19
$ 125.27
$ 74.89
v1-v18
v1-v13
v1
v2

Moved by Deputy Supervisor DeSacia, second Councilor Herrmann all ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2013-3 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, 2013.
Moved by Councilor Tesoriero, second Councilor Mahaney all ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2013-4 Be it Resolved the Oswego Town Board approves the schedule of salaries for elected and appointed officials for 2013 found in Attachment B.
Moved by Councilor Tesoriero, second Councilor Herrmann all ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2013-5 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 2013-6 Be it Resolved the Oswego Town Board designates JP Morgan Chase Bank, M.A. as the town's depository for 2013.
Moved by Councilor Mahaney, second Councilor Herrmann all ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2013-7 Be it Resolved that 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 Deputy Supervisor DeSacia, second Councilor Herrmann all ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2013-8 Be it Resolved the Oswego Town Board establishes a Highway Superintendent and Town Clerk petty cash funds of $100.00 each; and Supervisor's petty cash fund of $200.00.
Moved by Councilor Herrmann, second by Councilor Tesoriero all ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2013-9 Be it Resolved the Oswego Town Board approves the 2013 Payroll schedule identified as Attachment C.
Moved by Deputy Supervisor DeSacia, second Councilor Mahaney all ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2013-10 Be it Resolved the Oswego Town Board approves the 2 013 Holiday Calendar identified as Attachment D.
Moved by Councilor Tesoriero, second by Councilor Herrmann all ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2013-11 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, NYS Retirement, and health insurance. Claims for these payments shall be presented at the next regular meeting for audit.
Moved by Councilor Herrmann, second Deputy Supervisor DeSacia all ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2013-12 Be it Resolved the Oswego Town Board adopts the Code of Ethics identified as Attachment E.
Moved by Councilor Tesoriero, second Councilor Mahaney all ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2013-13 Be it Resolved the Oswego Town Board adopts the Rules of Order of the Town Board of the Town of Oswego identified as Attachment F.
Moved by Councilor Tesoriero, second Deputy Supervisor DeSacia all ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2013-14 Be it Resolved the Oswego Town Board adopts the 2013 Voucher Calendar as identified as Attachment G.
Moved by Councilor Herrmann, second Councilor Mahaney all ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2013-15 Be it Resolved the Oswego Town Board approves the monthly Town Board Meetings and Workshops 2013 schedule identified as Attachment H as amended, Tuesday town board meetings will begin at 6PM.
Moved by Deputy Supervisor DeSacia, second Councilor Tesoriero all ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2013-16 Be it Resolved the Oswego Town Board hires Craig R. Gilbert Co. for yearly copier maintenance contract at $750.00.
Moved by Councilor Herrmann, second Councilor Mahaney all ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2013-17 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 Councilor Herrmann, second Councilor Mahaney all ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2013-18 Be it Resolved the Oswego Town Board appoints Catherin K. Mears, JoEllen Smith and Joseph Oleyourryk to the Ethics Committee. Be it further resolved these appointments shall run until December 31, 2013.
Moved by Councilor Mahaney, second Councilor Tesoriero all ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2013-19 Be it Resolved the Oswego Town Board accepts the 2013 Historical Society events schedule identifies as Attachment I.
Moved by Councilor Tesoriero, second Deputy Supervisor DeSacia all ayes motion carried.

Resolution 2013-20 Be it Resolved the Oswego Town Board has reviewed the Sewer Use Local Law 1-2002 and continues with Local Law 1-2002 with no changes, additions or corrections.
Moved by Deputy Supervisor DeSacia, second Councilor Herrmann all ayes motion carried.

Motion by Councilor Tesoriero, second Councilor Mahaney to adjourn the meeting at 7:20 PM all ayes motion carried.

Respectfully submitted,

Theresa A. Cooper, RMC
Oswego Town Clerk

Attachment A.

2013 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
Deputy Registrar Carol Todd

Attachment B.

2013 Salaries by Position
Position Salary
Assessment Board of Review $141.40 per day/ea.
Sole Assessor $20,193.00 Annually
Assistant Cemetery Superintendent $12.09/hr.
Budget Officer $1,961.00 Annually
Cemetery Laborer $7.80/hr.
Cemetery Laborer + 2 yrs. $7.95/hr.
Cemetery Superintendent $13.82/hr.
Clerk to the CEO/ZEO $919.00 Annually
Code/Zoning Enforcement Officer $11,017.00 Annually
Custodian $4,136.00 Annually
Deputy Highway Superintendent $0.50/hr.
Deputy Supervisor $641.00 Annually
Deputy Town Clerk $10.05/hr.
Dog Control Officer $10,058.00 Annually
General Laborer (Snow Removal) $11.13/hr.
Historian $265.00 Annually
Registrar $275.00 Annually
Secretary - Planning Board and ZBA $13.92/hr.
Justice Clerk $9,270.00 Annually
Town Justice $17,647.00 Annually
Senior Justice Clerk $9,503.00 Annually
Supervisor $15,375.00 Annually
Town Board Members $4,351.00 Annually
Town Clerk $43,006.00 Annually
Town Constable $10,555.00 Annually
Highway Supt/Super Bldg. & Grounds $63,449.00 Annually

Attachment C.

2013 Employee Pay Schedule
From
-
To
Pay Date
01/01
-
01/12
1
01/17/13
01/13
-
01/26
2
01/31/13
01/27
-
02/09
3
02/14/13
02/10
-
02/23
4
02/28/13
02/24
-
03/09
5
03/14/13
03/10
-
03/23
6
03/28/13
03/24
-
04/06
7
04/11/13
04/07
-
04/20
8
04/25/13
04/21
-
05/04
9
05/09/13
05/05
-
05/18
10
05/23/13
05/19
-
06/01
11
06/06/13
06/02
-
06/15
12
06/20/13
06/16
-
06/29
13
07/03/13
06/30
-
07/13
14
07/18/13
07/14
-
07/27
15
08/01/13
07/28
-
08/10
16
08/15/13
08/11
-
08/24
17

08/29/13

08/25
-
09/07
18
09/12/13
09/08
-
09/21
19
09/26/13
09/22
-
10/05
20
10/10/13
10/06
-
10/19
21
10/24/13
10/20
-
11/02
22
11/07/13
11/03
-
11/16
23
11/21/13
11/17
-
11/30
24
12/05/13
12/01
-
12/14
25
12/19/13
12/15
-
12/28
26
12/30/13
12/29
-
12/31
27
12/31/13
NOTE: During holiday week, payroll could be one day late. Additionally, mailed checks could be more than one day late.

Attachment D.

Town Holidays 2013
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
New Year’s Day Observed
Monday, January 21, 2013
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Monday, February 18, 2013
Presidents Day
Monday, May 27, 2013
Memorial Day
Thursday, July 4, 2013
Independence Day
Monday, September 2, 2013
Labor Day
Monday, October 14, 2013
Columbus Day
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Election Day
Monday, November 11, 2013
Veterans’ Day Observed
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Thanksgiving Day
Wednesday, December 25, 2013
Christmas Day
(Teamsters ONLY)
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Lincoln’s Birthday
Friday, March 29, 2013
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 2013
Vouchers should be submitted before or on the scheduled dates below to the Supervisor’s office.
Submit by:   TBM
February 4, 2013
payment to be made the week of
Feb 11
March 4, 2013
payment to be made the week of
Mar 11
April 1, 2013
payment to be made the week of
Apr 8
May 6, 2013
payment to be made the week of
May 13
June 3, 2013
payment to be made the week of
Jun 10
July 1, 2013
payment to be made the week of
Jul 8
August 5, 2013
payment to be made the week of
Aug 12
September 3, 2013
payment to be made the week of
Sep 9
October 7, 2013
payment to be made the week of
Oct 15
November 4, 2013
payment to be made the week of
Nov 12
December 2, 2013
payment to be made the week of
Dec 9
December 23, 2013
Final payment for the year 2013
Dec 30
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 touch-tone phone.

Attachment H.

Town Board Meetings and Workshops Calendar 2013
Workshops:
Town Board Meeting:
January 28, 2013 @ 7pm January 7, 2013 @ 7pm
(For the remainder of the year, Workshops will be scheduled as needed)
February 11, 2013 @ 7pm
March 11, 2013 @ 7pm
April 8, 2013 @ 7pm
May 13, 2013 @ 7pm
June 10, 2013 @ 7pm
July 8, 2013 @ 7pm
August 12, 2013 @ 7pm
September 9, 2013 @ 7pm
September 30, 2013 (Budget meeting)
October 15, 2013 (Tuesday) @ 6pm
October 28, 2013 (Budget Public Hearing)
November 12, 2013 (Tuesday) @ 6pm
December 9, 2013 @ 7pm
December 30, 2013 (Monday) @ 4:30pm

Attachment I.

Oswego Town Historical Society 2013 Dates And Events
Regular Meetings……..Third Wednesday of Month @ 6:30pm
March 20  
April 17  
May 15  
May 27 @ 10 am, Monday Memorial Day Service
June 19  
July 10 @ 6:30pm Ice Cream Social
September 14 Saturday @ 6:30pm Cemetery Walk At Dusk By Candle Light
September 18  
October 16  
November 9, Saturday @ 10am Veterans Day Program
December 4

Christmas Party

EVENTS:

50th Anniversary Of Gettysburg July 1,2,3
200th Anniversary Of West 5th Street Road

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