Town Board

Town of Oswego
Town Board Meeting Minutes
September 8, 2014

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

The Oswego Town Board meeting was held on September 8, 2014 at town hall. Supervisor Mullen called the meeting to order at 6:30 PM with the Pledge of Allegiance. A moment of silence was held for retired highway worker Robert Baker who passed away this past week.

Present:
Supervisor Victoria Mullen
Councilor Greg Herrmann
Councilor Margaret Mahaney
Councilor Richard Tesoriero
Attorney Stephen Greene Jr.

Absent:
Councilor Tim DeSacia

Others Present:
Assessor Richard Hogan

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 2014-71 Audit of Minutes and Reports
On motion by Councilor Tesoriero, second Councilor Herrmann the following resolution was adopted 4 Ayes, Herrmann, Mahaney, Mullen, Tesoriero 0 Nays.
Resolved the Oswego Town Board approves the minutes from August 11, 2014 meeting and reports submitted by the Supervisor, Town Clerk, Code Enforcement, Dog Control and Cemetery.

Resolution 2014-72 Audit of Claims
On motion by Councilor Mahaney, second Councilor Herrmann the following resolution was adopted 4 Ayes, Herrmann, Mahaney, Mullen, Tesoriero, 0 Nays.
Resolved the Oswego Town Board approves the bills on abstract 9 as follows:

General Fund
Highway Fund
Sleepy Hollow Sewer District
Ontario Heights Sewer District
$24,588.91
$12,812.76
$1,048.89
$ 202.49
v265-287
v122-128
v57,60-62
v58,59

Resolution 2014-73 Public Hearing
On motion by Councilor Mahaney, second Councilor Herrmann the following resolution was adopted 4 Ayes, Herrmann, Mahaney, Mullen, Tesoriero, 0 Nays.

Resolved the Oswego Town Board holds a public hearing on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 6:05 PM to hear all interested parties for or against Local Law 1-2014, a local law to override the tax cap if necessary.

Resolution 2014-74 Fort Drum Support
On motion by Supervisor Mullen, second Councilor Tesoriero the following resolution was adopted 4 Ayes, Herrmann, Mahaney, Mullen, Tesoriero, 0 Nays.
Resolved the Oswego Town Board approves the resolution "Standing Up for Fort Drum and the 10th Mountain Division.

Whereas, When New York City was attacked on September 11, 2001, soldiers from the Northeast's largest military post, Fort Drum in Northern New York, answered their country's call by leading the American response against the Al-Qaeda terrorist responsible for the murder of over 3,000 civilians at the Twin Towers; and

Whereas, Since its reactivation in 1985, the 10th Mountain Division has been the most deployed unit in the U.S. Army, repeatedly serving as the point of the spear when America has sent troops into harm's way; and

Whereas, Today the Army is proposing troop reductions that could mean significant cuts at Fort Drum, the North Country's leading economic engine and one of America's premier fighting forces; and

Whereas, the members of the Oswego Town Board believe that Fort Drum's 37,000 soldiers and family members, 3,895 civilian employees, $1.2 billion annual payroll and $1.4 billion annual economic impact are essential to the future prosperity and success of the North Country, as well as the long-term security of the United States of America; and

Therefore, Be It Resolved, That we, as citizens of New York State, wish to show our support for the men and women of Fort Drum who have earned our respect and support by repeatedly going into harm's way to protect our American way of life; and

Be It Further Resolved, This as residents of the Empire State, we are proud to join in standing up for the 10th Mountain Division and Fort Drum, and urge the Army and our military leaders to reject any reductions in troop strength or operations at this vital post.

Respectfully submitted,

Theresa A. Cooper, RMC
Oswego Town Clerk

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