Town Board

Town of Oswego
Town Board Meeting Minutes
June 10, 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 on June 10, 2013 at the town hall. Supervisor Mullen opened the meeting at 7:00 PM with the Pledge of Allegiance.

Present:
Supervisor: Victoria Mullen
Councilor: Tim DeSacia
Councilor: Greg Herrmann
Councilor Margaret: Mahaney
Councilor: Rick Tesoriero
Clerk: Theresa Cooper
Attorney to Town Board Stephen Greene

Others Present:
Assessor: Richard Hogan
Town Historian George DeMass

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 2013-68 Approval of Minutes and Reports
On motion by Councilor Tesoriero, second by Councilor Mahaney the following resolution was adopted 5 ayes, Mullen, DeSacia, Herrmann, Mahaney, Tesoriero, 0 Nay.
Resolved the Oswego Town Board approves the minutes, supervisor's financial report, reports of the town clerk, code enforcement, dog control officer and cemetery from the May 13, 2013 town board meeting.

Resolution 2013-69 Audit of Claims
On motion by Supervisor Mullen and second Councilor DeSacia the following resolution was adopted 5 ayes, Mullen, DeSacia, Herrmann, Mahaney, Tesoriero, 0 Nay.
Resolved that the bills for Abstract 6 have been reviewed by the Town Board and are authorized for payment in the following amounts:

General Fund
Highway Fund
Franklin/Baylis Lighting District
Edgebrook Lighting District
Sleepy Hollow Sewer District
Ontario Heights Sewer District
$40,532.66
$32,983.42
$100.36
$59.99
$986.04
$2,936.35
v183-213
v57-86
v35
v35
v31,33,34,37
v32,36

Resolution 2013-70 Assessor re-appointment
On motion by Councilor Tesoriero, second Councilor DeSacia the following resolution was adopted 5 ayes, Mullen, DeSacia, Herrmann, Mahaney, Tesoriero, 0 nay.

Resolved the Oswego Town Board reappoints Richard Hogan to the position of Sole Assessor, the new term commencing on October 1, 2013 through September 30, 2019, to comply with the new Real Property Tax Law 310.

Resolution 2013-71 Yard sale Advertisement
On motion by Councilor Mahaney, second by Supervisor Mullen the following resolution was adopted 5 ayes, Mullen, DeSacia, Herrmann, Mahaney, Tesoriero, 0 nay.
Resolved the Oswego Town Board approves the advertisement of the 4th annual town-wide yard sale to be held on August 3, 2013.

Resolution 2013-72 General Municipal Law § 53
On motion by Supervisor Mullen, second Councilor DeSacia the following resolution was adopted 5 ayes, Mullen, DeSacia, Herrmann, Mahaney, Tesoriero, 0 nay.

WHEREAS General Municipal Law, §53 requires towns to file a certificate with the Secretary of State designating the Secretary of State as an agent for service of a notice of claim; and

WHEREAS, General Municipal Law, §53 requires the certificate to include the applicable time limit for filing the notice of claim and the name, post office address and electronic mail address, if available, of an officer, person, for the transmittal of notices of claim served upon the Secretary as the town's agent; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to General Municipal Law, §53-e (1) (a), the applicable time limit for the filing of a notice of claim upon a town is 90 days after the claim arises, or in the case of a wrongful death action, 90 days from the appointment of a representative of the decedent's estate:

Now therefore Be It RESOLVED, that the Town Board of the Town of Oswego, County of Oswego designates Theresa A. Cooper, in her capacity as Town Clerk of Town of Oswego, to receive notices of claims served upon the Secretary of State by mail at 2320 County Route 7, Oswego, NY 13126 and email at records@twcny.rr.com.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Town Board hereby directs the Town Clerk to file the required certificate with the Secretary of State informing him or her of the town's designation and applicable time limitation for filing a notice of claim with the town on or before July 14, 2013.

Resolution 2013-73 Ambulance Service Certificate
On motion by Supervisor Mullen, second Councilor Tesoriero the following resolution was adopted 5 ayes, Mullen, DeSacia, Herrmann, Mahaney, Tesoriero, 0 nay.

AUTHORIZING THE NYS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT SERVICES
TO REMOVE THE TOWN OF OSWEGO FROM THE AMBULANCE SERVICE CERTIFICATE FOR THE CITY OF OSWEGO FIRE DPEARTMENT

WHEREAS, the Town Board for the Town of Oswego adopted a resolution on or about February 11, 2013 authorizing the investigation into the status of the Ambulance Service Certificate issued to the City of Oswego Fire Department dated October 2, 2012; and

WHEREAS, the Ambulance Service Agreement between the Town of Oswego and the City of Oswego expired on December 31, 2012 and has not been renewed; and

WHEREAS, the Town of Oswego has contracted with Oswego County Ambulance Service, Inc. and no longer desires to receive contracted ambulance service from the City of Oswego; and

WHEREAS, the New York State Department of Health, Emergency Medical Services Bureau has determined that the City of Oswego's Ambulance Service Certificate is in need of modification based upon the expiration of the contract with the Town of Oswego.

NOW, THEREFORE, upon motion made by Supervisor Mullen and seconded by Town Councilmember Richard Tesoriero, it is and shall hereby be

RESOLVED, that the Town Board for the Town of Oswego hereby requests that the New York State Department of Health, Emergency Medical Services Bureau modify the Ambulance Service Certificate issued to the City of Oswego Fire Department thereby removing the Town of Oswego from its operating territory, and issue a new Ambulance Service Certificate to the City of Oswego Fire Department accordingly.

Motion having been voted on by Town Board Members present and constituting a quorum as adopted pursuant to the following roll call vote as follows:

Victoria Mullen, Supervisor
[Aye]
[Nay]
Timothy DeSacia, Deputy Supervisor
[Aye]
[Nay]
Margaret Mahaney, Councilwoman
[Aye]
[Nay]
Greg Herrmann, Councilman
[Aye]
[Nay]
Richard Tesoriero, Councilman
[Aye]
[Nay]

Dated: June 10, 2013
Theresa A. Cooper, Town Clerk
Town of Oswego

Motion by Councilor Tesoriero and second Councilor Mahaney to close the regular meeting of the town board at 7:17 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Theresa A. Cooper, RMC
Oswego Town Clerk

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