Town Board

Town of Oswego
Town Board Meeting Minutes
January 5, 2015

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

The organizational meeting of the Town Board was held on January 5, 2015 at town hall.
Supervisor Mullen opened the meeting at 6:30 PM with the Pledge of Allegiance and a moment of silence for Ford Babcock a founding member of the Oswego Town Volunteer Fire Department.

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

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 2015-1 Approval of Minutes
On motion by Councilor Tesoriero, second Councilor DeSacia the following resolution was adopted 5 Ayes, DeSacia, Herrmann, Mahaney, Mullen, Tesoriero, 0 Nays.
Resolved the Oswego Town Board approves the minutes from the December 8 and December 29, 2014 meetings.

Resolution 2015-2 Audit of Claims
On motion by Councilor Herrmann, second Councilor Tesoriero, the following resolution was adopted 5 Ayes, DeSacia, Herrmann, Mahaney, Mullen, Tesoriero, 0 Nays.
Resolved the Oswego Town Board approves the bills on Abstract 1 as follows:

General Fund
Highway Fund
Sleepy Hollow Sewer District
$19,493.44
$14,900.98
$ 902.21
v1-17
v1-7
v1,2

Resolution 2015-3 Appointment List
On motion by Councilor Tesoriero, second Councilor Mahaney the following resolution was adopted 5 Ayes, DeSacia, Herrmann, Mahaney, Mullen, Tesoriero, 0 Nays.
Resolved the Oswego Town Board approves the appointment list found in Attachment A.

Resolution 2015-4 Salary List
On motion by Councilor Tesoriero, second Councilor Mahaney the following resolution was adopted 5 Ayes, DeSacia, Herrmann, Mahaney, Mullen, Tesoriero, 0 Nays.
Resolved the Oswego Town Board approves the salary list for elected and appointed officials for 2015 as identified in Attachment B.

Resolution 2015-5 Official Newspaper
On motion by Councilor Tesoriero, second Councilor Mahaney the following resolution was adopted 5 Ayes, DeSacia, Herrmann, Mahaney, Mullen, Tesoriero, 0 Nays.
Resolved the Oswego Town Board designates the Palladium Times as the official Town newspaper.

Resolution 2015-6 Official Bank
On motion by Councilor Tesoriero, second Councilor Mahaney the following resolution was adopted 5 Ayes, DeSacia, Herrmann, Mahaney, Mullen, Tesoriero, 0 Nays.
Resolved the Oswego Town Board designates Community Bank, N.A. as the Town's depository for 2015.

Resolution 2015-7 Supervisor's Duties
On motion by Councilor Tesoriero, second Councilor Mahaney the following resolution was adopted 5 Ayes, DeSacia, Herrmann, Mahaney, Mullen, Tesoriero, 0 Nays.
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 board.

Resolution 2015-8 Petty Cash Funds
On motion by Councilor Tesoriero, second Councilor Mahaney the following resolution was adopted 5 Ayes, DeSacia, Herrmann, Mahaney, Mullen, Tesoriero, 0 Nays
Resolved the Oswego Town Board establishes a Highway Superintendent and Town Clerk Petty Cash funds of $100.00 each; Town Justices' Petty Cash fund of $100.00 each per justice; and a Supervisor's Petty Cash fund of $200.00.

Resolution 2015-9 Payroll Schedule
On motion by Councilor Tesoriero, second Councilor Mahaney the following resolution was adopted 5 Ayes, DeSacia, Herrmann, Mahaney, Mullen, Tesoriero, 0 Nays
Resolved the Oswego Town Board approves the 2015 Payroll Schedule identified as Attachment C.

Resolution 2015-10 Holiday Calendar
On motion by Councilor Tesoriero, second Councilor Mahaney the following resolution was adopted 5 Ayes, DeSacia, Herrmann, Mahaney, Mullen, Tesoriero, 0 Nays
Resolved the Oswego Town Board approves the 2015 Holiday Calendar identified as Attachment D.

Resolution 2015-11 Pre-paid Claims
On motion by Councilor Tesoriero, second Councilor Mahaney the following resolution was adopted 5 Ayes, DeSacia, Herrmann, Mahaney, Mullen, Tesoriero, 0 Nays
Resolved the Oswego Town Board authorizes the Supervisor to pay in advance the audit of claims for public utility services such as gas, electric, water, sewer, fuel oil, telephone services, as well as postage, freight, express charges, NYS retirement and employee health insurance.

Claims for these payments shall be presented at the next regular meeting for audit.

Resolution 2015-12 Code of Ethics
On motion by Councilor Tesoriero, second Councilor Mahaney the following resolution was adopted 5 Ayes, DeSacia, Herrmann, Mahaney, Mullen, Tesoriero, 0 Nays
Resolved the Oswego Town Board adopts the Code of Ethics as identified in Attachment E.

Resolution 2015-13 Rules of Order
On motion by Councilor Tesoriero, second Councilor Mahaney the following resolution was adopted 5 Ayes, DeSacia, Herrmann, Mahaney, Mullen, Tesoriero, 0 Nays
Resolved the Oswego Town Board adopts the Rules of Order of the Town Board of the Town of Oswego as identified in Attachment F.

Resolution 2015-14 Voucher Calendar
On motion by Councilor Tesoriero, second Councilor Mahaney the following resolution was adopted 5 Ayes, DeSacia, Herrmann, Mahaney, Mullen, Tesoriero, 0 Nays
Resolved the Oswego Town Board adopts the 2015 Voucher Calendar as identified in Attachment G.

Resolution 2015-15 Town Board Meeting Schedule
On motion by Councilor Tesoriero, second Councilor Mahaney the following resolution was adopted 5 Ayes, DeSacia, Herrmann, Mahaney, Mullen, Tesoriero, 0 Nays
Resolved the Oswego Town Board approves the monthly Town Board and Workshop Meeting schedule as identified in Attachment H.

Resolution 2015-16 Sleepy Hollow Sewer District
On motion by Councilor Tesoriero, second Councilor Mahaney the following resolution was adopted 5 Ayes, DeSacia, Herrmann, Mahaney, Mullen, Tesoriero, 0 Nays
Resolved the Oswego Town Board contracts with G&G Wastewater for the operation and maintenance of the Sleepy Hollow Sewage Treatment Plant.

Resolution 2015-17 Ethics Committee
On motion by Councilor Tesoriero, second Councilor Mahaney the following resolution was adopted 5 Ayes, DeSacia, Herrmann, Mahaney, Mullen, Tesoriero, 0 Nays
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, 2015.

Resolution 2015-18 Historical Society Schedule
On motion by Councilor Tesoriero, second Councilor Mahaney the following resolution was adopted 5 Ayes, DeSacia, Herrmann, Mahaney, Mullen, Tesoriero, 0 Nays
Resolved the Oswego Town Board accepts the 2015 Historical Society Events Schedule as identified in Attachment I.

Resolution 2015-19 Planning Board Appointment
On motion by Councilor Tesoriero, second Councilor Mahaney the following resolution was adopted 5 Ayes, DeSacia, Herrmann, Mahaney, Mullen, Tesoriero, 0 Nays
Resolved the Oswego Town Board reappoints Noreen Ruttan as Planning Board Member for a term to expire February 2021 and thanks her for her willingness to serve the Town of Oswego.

Resolution 2015-20 Zoning Board Appointment
On motion by Councilor Tesoriero, second Councilor Mahaney the following resolution was adopted 5 Ayes, DeSacia, Herrmann, Mahaney, Mullen, Tesoriero, 0 Nays
Resolved the Oswego Town Board reappoints Robert Dexter as Zoning Board of Appeals Member for a term to expire February 2020 and thanks him for his willingness to serve the Town of Oswego.

Resolution 2015-21 Official Undertaking
On motion by Councilor Tesoriero, second Councilor Mahaney the following resolution was adopted 5 Ayes, DeSacia, Herrmann, Mahaney, Mullen, Tesoriero, 0 Nays.
Resolved the Oswego Town Board establishes the following Official Undertaking of Municipal Officers.
WHEREAS, various sections of the State Town Law and Public Officers Law require that certain municipal officials execute an Official Undertaking and;
WHEREAS, it is required by law that the Town Board approve the Official Undertaking as to its form and manner of execution and the sufficiency of the insurance, and
WHEREAS, we, the Town Board of the Town of Oswego hereby require the Supervisor, Victoria Mullen, Town Clerk/Tax Collector Theresa A. Cooper; Town Justices Michael Sterio and Donald H. Dodd; and Highway Superintendent, Mark Wilcox, to execute said Official Undertaking as required by said law;
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that we, the Town Board of the Town of Oswego approve the document entitled "Town of Oswego Official Undertaking of Municipal Officers" as to its form and manner of execution and the sufficiency of the insurance and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, THAT SAID Official Undertaking containing the notarized signatures of those named municipal officials be filed in the Office of the Town Clerk, as well as the original copies of the insurance policies indicating the sufficiency of the sureties to indemnify the Town against losses which may arise from failure of such officials to properly discharge their duties.

Motion by Councilor Tesoriero, second Councilor Mahaney to close the meeting at 7:02 PM.

Respectfully submitted

Theresa A. Cooper
Oswego Town Clerk

Attachment A: 2015 Appointments (.pdf, 564 kb)

Attachment B: 2015 Salaries by Position (.pdf, 626 kb)

Attachment C: 2015 Employee Pay Schedule (.pdf, 532 kb)

Attachment D: Town Holidays 2015 (.pdf, 374 kb)

Attachment E: Code of Ethics (.pdf, 1.3 mb)

Attachment F: Rules of Order of the Town Board of the Town of Oswego (.pdf, 832 kb)

Attachment G: Voucher Calendar 2015 (.pdf, 598 kb)

Attachment H: Town Board Meetings and Workshops Calendar 2015 (.pdf, 399 kb)

Attachment I: Oswego Town Historical Society 2015 Meetings And Events (.pdf, 117 kb)

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