DRAFT ONLY TB MEETING SEPTEMBER 10, 2020 and PUBLIC HEARING

Motion to open the Public Hearing for Local Law 2020-1 Tax Cap Override by Councilperson Cornwell and seconded by Councilperson Waterfield. Public Hearing was opened at 6:55PM No public present. Motion to close the public hearing is made by Councilperson Waterfield and seconded by Councilperson Johnson all in favor 4 yes 0 no. Public hearing is closed at 7:03PM DRAFT ONLY TB MEETING SEPTEMBER 10, 2020 The regular meeting of the Town Board of Cherry Valley was held on Thursday September 10, 2020 with meeting called to order at 7:03PM by Supervisor Garretson. Pledge to the Flag was said Roll call of Officers was taken: Tom Garretson-Supervisor P Jim Johnson-Councilperson P Ed VanDerwerker-Councilperson Excused Mark Cornwell-Councilperson P Holly Waterfield-P Tony Miles-Highway Superintendent- Excused Deputy Highway Superintendent Marty Field-P Mary Beth Flint-Town Clerk-P Reading of last month’s minutes will be dispensed of and minutes accepted as presented and or corrected. Presentation of invoices and payments: HEALTH CENTER FUND 84 Quill Corporation $733.50pd 85 Ricoh USA Inc $72.87pd 86 National Grid $195.96pd 87 Spectrotel $271.76pd 88 Medicare Part A $159,408.35pd 89 Public Goods Pool $405.00pd 90 Constellation Newenergy Inc $115.79pd 91 Bassett Healthcare $37,327.47pd 92 Quill Corporation $386.96pd 93 Public Goods Pool $529.00pd 94 Ricoh USA Inc $17.80pd Voided check Public Goods Pool GENERAL FUND 156 ABM Fire Equipment Inc $301.65pd 157 Amy Garretson $185.00pd DRAFT ONLY TB MEETING SEPTEMBER 10, 2020 158 Cherry Valley Hardware LLC $18.00pd 159 Spectrum Enterprise $74.95pd 160 Bruce Hall Corp $278.24pd 161 The Daily Star $43.75pd 162 National Grid $275.03pd 163 National Grid $43.07pd 164 Spectrotel $349.30pd 165 Spectrum Enterprise $79.95pd 166 Cintas Corporation #121 $251.88pd 167 ABM Equipment Inc $321.80pd 168 Constellation Newenergy Inc $125.26pd 169 US Postal Service $56.00pd 170 Hummel’s Office Plus $100.80pd 171 NYS Magistrates Association $85.00pd 172 American Wholesalers $42.90pd 173 Verizon $106.07pd 174 NYS Association of Towns $900.00pd 175 United Healthcare $25.76pd 176 State Comptroller $1,505.00pd 177 US Postal Service $335.30pd 178 On Time Waste $40.00pd 179 Otsego County Magistrates Association $80.00pd 180 Hummel’s Office Plus $37.98 Voided Check 13841 Voided Check 13858 Highway Vouchers: Item 1 (128-133) Item 3 (266-270) Item 4 (114-116) Councilperson Johnson made a motion to accept the invoices and payments as presented, Councilperson Cornwell seconded the motion. The invoices and payments have been presented and accepted. All in favor 4 yes 0 no Presentation of Invoices and Payments: • Budget reviewed as well as NBT Account balances. Misc. information to the Town Clerk: • Sales Tax for the month of JULY check from the County $7,519.00 Community Center Alden Field and Park: • Gym and conference room remains closed with some exceptions such as Red Cross Blood Drive and Election Day. DRAFT ONLY TB MEETING SEPTEMBER 10, 2020 Health Center: • Sent a big lump sum to Medicare. There are usually to big payments to Medicare in the spring and in the fall. • Still doing fine even after the Medicare payment. Town Planning Board: • Revised By-Laws are presented to the Town Board. • Councilperson Cornwell questioned how the Planning Board communicates with the public and who is the main contact person on the Planning Board. Also how does the Planning Board communicate with the public during the Pandemic? • Supervisor Garretson stated the Chairperson is the contact person and the Planning Board follows the same Pandemic protocol the Town Board follows during the Pandemic. In the first few months of the Pandemic no in person meetings and currently in person meetings with masks and social distancing. Village: Town and Village Board Minutes and info- www.cherryvalleyny.us • Transfer paperwork for the parking lot is with the Town Attorney Will Green. Highway Department: • Truck should be ready mid October • Fixing plows and getting ready for winter plow season. • Advertisement for the vacancy at highway has been published. Supervisor Garretson distributed information regarding Palmer Road in regards to excessive four wheelers and motor cross bikes using Palmer Road to get to a piece of land off of County Route 50. Supervisor Garretson contacted the Town Attorney, Will Green, and he is going to draft a letter to the Land Owner regarding the issue. Other than that Supervisor Garretson recommended the neighbors contact the Sheriff and or the State Police for further action. Councilperson Waterfield gave an update on the Draft Solar Law. The draft has been cleaned up before it is sent to the County for review. A Public Hearing will be held before the Law is voted on. Federal/State/County • Representative Dave Bliss attends tonight’s meeting. Mr. Bliss presents an overview of County business. Overall the County is down 10% revenue and it is slowly improving. The County is at a $14 million dollar deficit • With colleges being closed or virtual is a big impact as well. • Bed Tax is down 70% DRAFT ONLY TB MEETING SEPTEMBER 10, 2020 Resolution 2020-8 Standard Work Day Reporting-NYSLRS RS-2417-A NYSLR requires this every year for elected and reelected officials. Motion to adopt Resolution 2020-8 is made by Councilperson Waterfield and seconded by Councilperson Johnson. Roll call vote is taken: Supervisor Garretson-yes, Councilperson Johnson-yes, Councilperson Cornwell-yes and Councilperson Waterfield-yes 4-yes 0-no Resolution 2020-8 is adopted. Supervisor Garretson distributed the Tentative Budget for 2021 to the Town Board for their review. Local Law 2020-1 Tax Cap Override Motion to adopt Local Law 2020-1 Tax Cap Override is made by Councilperson Cornwell seconded by Councilperson Johnson. All in favor 4-yes 0-no Motion carried. Public Questions, Comments and concerns…………..2 minute limit per request Angelica Palmer and Kat Chiba attended tonight’s meeting to inquire about fiber optics being installed in the Town limits. Angelica, who is part of a group called Rebirth Cherry Valley, also stated Unadilla recently published they received money from the State to help local people with rehabilitation money for their homes. Angelica is wondering if the Town would be eligible for this grant money. Would the Town be willing to participate in this Grant? Kat inquired about the reasoning for having two different governments? Town and Village are separate government agencies. Kat also stated one of the reasons new businesses are not coming into the Village is due to the fact there is not a sewer system. Kat feels the burden should not be put on the Village residents alone that all, Town and Village residents, should share the burden of the cost of installing a sewer system in the future. Motion to adjourn- Councilperson Waterfield Seconded-Councilperson Johnson There being no further business meeting adjourned at 8:07PM. Next Town Board meeting Thursday OCTOBER 08 at 7:00PM Respectfully submitted, Mary Beth Flint-Town Clerk-Town Board minutes were recorded.