November 9, 2006

TB Meeting November 9, 2006

The regular meeting of the Town of Cherry Valley Town Board was held on Thursday November 9, 2006 with meeting called to order at 7:15PM by Supervisor Garretson.

Pledge to the Flag said.

Roll Call was taken:

Tom Garretson Supervisor P

Fabian Bressett Councilperson P

Jim Johnson Councilperson P

Ed VanDerwerker Highway Superintendent P

Mary Beth Flint Town Clerk P

Minutes of the October 2006 meeting were read. Motion made by Councilperson Johnson second by Councilperson Bressett to approve the minutes as read. Carried.

Bills for the month of October presented:

281 Andrew Criscola $ 91.17pd

282 National Grid 641.84pd

283 Cordia Communications 93.86pd

284 The Daily Star 118.62pd

285 Vets 56.52pd

286 Verizon 55.32pd

287 Verizon Wireless 12.18pd

288 Cherry Valley Fire District 50.00pd

289 Alberta Deselets 150.00pd

290 Otsego County Assessors Association 25.00pd

291 Jodi Grove 116.00pd

292 Cherry Valley Hardware 27.97pd

293 The Daily Star 10.80pd

294 JGB Factoring GMBH,LLC 9.75pd

295 The Freemans Journal 8.74pd

296 William T. Ryan Associates 5,254.49pd


297 Bassett Healthcare $17,672.29pd

298 Cherry Valley Hardware 5.78pd

299 Otsego Telephone Systems, Inc. 140.00pd

300 Suburban Energy Service 166.09pd

301 CASEB 94.97pd

302 Logical Net 17.95pd

303 William T. Ryan Associates 1,475.69pd

Highway Vouchers

Item 1 (34-37)

Item 3 (141-155)

Item 4 (16-17)

Motion made by Councilperson Johnson second by Councilperson Bressett to pay the bills as presented. Motion carried.

Town share of monthly sales tax collected for the month of August 2006 is $7,718.78

Dog Control Officers report will be on file with the Town Clerk.


Community Center/Alden Field: Tom reported the fall soccer season has ended. The concession stand is also closed up for the season and the workday at the Community Center was a success.

Cherry Valley Community Facilities Corporation report given by Liz Plymell. The Corporation welcomed 3 new members. A committee was formed to review mission statement and provide a plan for the building.

Village Board report not available, however June Barwick made the following presentation on the Boards behalf: June is applying for a grant on a feasibility study of the benefits and costs of merging the Village with the Town. An outside consultant should be hired to review the process and the grant would provide the funding for the fee.

Comprehensive Planning Committee Report given by Walter Buist and Paul Solomon: An informal draft document should be produced for the Planning Board’s next meeting in November.

Planning Board report given by Liz Plymell: No pressing issues to report.

County Representative, Phil Durkin reports Otsego County Department of Health is having a presentation on November 29 from 1-3pm at the Meadows on rabies in Otsego County. There will be a 2.5-3% tax increase for a reserve fund for future emergencies in the county. On November 29 the County Budget will be presented and the budget will be voted on at the December 6 meeting. Presentation on Voting machines will be made at the next night meeting of the County Board, November 15 @ 6:00pm.

Facilities report: Supervisor Garretson reported there was a problem with the boiler at the Community Center and is being resolved. Town Clerk is almost completed.

Margaret Lunzman and June Barwick reported the Town is recipients of several grants:

$135,000 grant for the construction of the visitor center on Route 20.

$7,500 grant to the Cherry Valley Chamber of Commerce for the reproduction of a 1930’s brochure about the road and its communities.

$285,200 grant from the Federal Highway Administrations Transportation Enhancement program to construct the tourism booth.

To move forward on these projects a motion is made by Supervisor Garretson and seconded by Councilperson Bressett to adopt the following resolution:



RESOLVED, that the Cherry Valley Town Board at its meeting on November 9, 2006, authorized

1. Supervisor Thomas Garretson to submit the paperwork to the NYS Department of State to begin the processing of a $35,000 legislative grant for the tourism booth.

2. Margaret Lunzman and/or June Barwick to represent the Town of Cherry Valley at a meeting at the NYS department of Transportation Region 9 office to learn about next steps for the TEP grant.

A vote of AYES and NO’S was taken: Supervisor Garretson-Aye, Councilperson Johnson-Aye, and Councilperson Bressett-Aye.

Public Hearing for the 2007 Town Budget is opened at 7:30pm.

Questions were taken from the public present regarding the proposed budget for the Town. Supervisor Garretson answered all questions. Questions and answers on file with the Town Clerk.

Supervisor Garretson made a motion to adopt the Town Budget as proposed. Councilperson Johnson seconded the motion. Motion carried. The budget will have the county seal applied and will be filed with the following individuals: Laura Childs, Otsego County Clerk’s office, Margaret Gage, Gates Cole Insurance and the Town Clerk.

Supervisor Garretson introduced the revised Local Law #2 Wind Energy Facility Law. Supervisor Garretson made a motion to accept the proposed revisions as read be added to Local Law #2. Councilperson Bressett seconded the motion.

Supervisor Garretson proposed a Public Hearing be held on Local Law #2 be on Monday, November 27, 2006 at 7:00pm at the Cherry Valley Community Center. Supervisor Garretson proposed a Special Town Board meeting be held on Monday, November 27, 2006 at 7:00pm at the Cherry Valley Community Center.

Supervisor Garretson proposed a Public Hearing to extend Local Law #1 moratorium on Wind Development on November 27, 2006 @ 7:00pm at the Cherry Valley Community Center. Proposed a Special Town Board meeting for November 27, 2006 at 7:00pm at the Cherry Valley Community Center.

Councilperson Bressett seconded the proposals.

A question regarding the acceptance of petitions was raised regarding the public hearings. Supervisor Garretson stated petitions would not be accepted.

Barbara Perry read a statement of concerns and asked this letter be submitted for public record.

Questions and comments were entertained by the public present.

There being no further business a motion was made by Supervisor Garretson to adjourn, motion second by Councilperson Bressett, meeting adjourned at 8:55PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Beth Flint

Town Clerk

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