October 12, 2006

TB Meeting October 12, 2006

The regular meeting of the Town of Cherry Valley Town Board was held on Thursday October 12, 2006 with meeting called to order at 7:12PM 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 September 2006 meeting were read. Corrections to minutes were made. Motion made by Bressett second by Johnson to approve the minutes as read. Carried.

Bills for the month of September presented:

261 RS Mercury $ 11.69pd

262 Calendars 24.78pd

263 Dan Kiesow 60.00pd

264 The Freeman’s Journal 29.26pd

265 Bruce Hall 343.32pd

266 Cordia 94.56pd

267 National Grid 672.05pd

268 Hummel’s Office Supply 84.87pd

269 National Pastime 284.50pd

270 Williamson Law Book 134.82pd

271 Coca Cola Bottling Co. 110.00pd

272 Verizon 54.67pd

273 Vets Disposal 56.50pd

Health Center

274 Broadview Networks $ 299.61pd

275 Transcription Associates 768.90pd

276 Ikon Office Solutions 48.42pd

277 Rury’s Food Store 122.11pd

278 Rural Business Services $ 250.00pd
279 Cherry Valley Hardware 11.75pd
280 Bassett Healthcare 18,749.67pd
281 Mary Beth Flint 65.98

Highway Vouchers

Item 1 (29-33)

Item 3 (127-140)

Item 4 #15

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

Town share of monthly sales tax collected for the month of July 2006 is $5,304.50.

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


Community Center/Alden Field: Mary Beth Flint reported the events currently scheduled at the Community Center. There will be a workday coming up in November to clean out the locker rooms to prepare them for the future meeting rooms. All volunteers are welcomed. There will be a Spaghetti Dinner with a dance to follow on October 28. This fundraiser will benefit the window fund for the Community Center.

Comprehensive Planning Committee Report given by Walter Buist:

The final draft of the Comprehensive Plan should be ready by the end of the year. Paul Solomon stated the Comprehensive Planning Committee needs to meet more frequently to be able to produce a report to be viewed hopefully in November.

Planning Board report given by Liz Plymell: The Planning Board is seeking to get Verizon to either turn on the current cell tower or remove it. NYSEG will be placing a small building near the tower. Antennas will be placed on the tower for emergency communications.

County Representative: Phil Durkin reports the County Board is in the midst of Budget time and it is also a CSEA contract year. Night meetings will convene for the County Board. The new Human Resource director for the County starts next week. Constituents’ night for Cherry Valley will be next month.

Supervisor Garretson introduced John and Carol Higgins representatives from Otsego County Project Recovery. FEMA grant available to help local residents suffering with mental health problems due to the recent flooding in the area. Resources are available for physical needs, crops, buildings etc. The close out date for FEMA is Monday October 16, 2006.

Supervisor Garretson read the tentative 2007 budget for the Town of Cherry Valley. Motion to accept the tentative 2007 budget was made by Councilperson Bressett and second by Councilperson Johnson. Motion carried.

Motion made by Supervisor Garretson to have Public Hearing for the Preliminary Budget for 2007 for the Town of Cherry Valley on Thursday, November 9, 2006 at 7:30PM. Councilperson Bressett second the motion. Motion carried.

Supervisor Garretson made a motion to have a work-session for the Town Board members on Monday, October 23, 2006 at 6:00PM at the Town Barn, Cherry Valley. Councilperson Johnson second the motion. Motion carried.

Question and comments were entertained by the public present.

Supervisor Garretson spoke with Lynn Green, the Town Attorney regarding Councilperson Fabian Bressett’s letter of resignation from the Cherry Valley Town Board. Mr. Green advised the Mr. Bressett could announce his resignation, however, his letter will be good for 30 days. The Town Board may accept letters from interested resident of the Town of Cherry Valley. Letters will be accepted now through

November 30, 2006 to fulfill the remainder one (1) year of Councilperson Bressett’s four (4) year term. A new Councilperson will be appointed January 2007.

There being no further business a motion was made by Supervisor Garretson to adjourn, motion second by Councilperson Johnson, meeting adjourned at 9:06PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Beth Flint

Town Clerk

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