TB February 8, 2007

TB Meeting February 8, 2007

The regular meeting of the Town of Cherry Valley Town Board was held on Thursday, February 8, 2007 with meeting called to order at 7:12PM. By Supervisor Garretson.

Pledge to the Flag was said.

Roll call of Officers was taken:

Tom Garretson Supervisor P

Mark Cornwell Councilperson P

Jim Johnson Councilperson P

Ed VanDerWerker Highway Superintendent P

Mary Beth Flint Town Clerk P

Minutes of the January 2007 meeting were read. Supervisor Garretson approved the minutes as read.

Bills for the month of January were presented as follows:

#20 Otsego County Town Highway Supervisor Association $ 35.00

21 Roger Cecce 162.50

22 NYS Retirement System 21,358.00pd

23 Jaird Johnson 6.79pd

24 Andrew Criscola 76.72pd

25 Excellus 5,273.53pd

26 Michael A Sackett 50.00pd

27 NYS Magistrates Association 60.00pd

28 Cherry Valley Hardware 83.78pd

29 Vets 55.66pd

30 Cordia Communications 95.27pd

31 NYS Association of Magistrates Court 25.00pd

32 Verizon Wireless 13.76pd

33 Alberta Deslets 200.00pd

34 NY Magistrates Association 60.00pd

35 Association of Towns NYS 50.00pd

36 Thomas Garretson 10.00pd

37 National Grid 1,408.82pd

38 McBee Systems Inc. 126.10pd

39 Verizon 55.60pd

40 Suburban Propane 545.42pd

41 Hummel’s Office Plus 11.82pd

42 Labella Associates, P.C. 6,583.75pd

43 MRT Counselors at Law 10,768.22pd

44 AFLAC 166.80pd

45 Suburban Propane 2,737.22pd

46 Broadview Networks 392.52pd

47 Vets Disposal 55.66pd

48 The Daily Star 14.85pd

49 Hummel’s Office Plus 60.02pd

50 Cherry Valley Hardware-Health Center (HC) 4 1.98pd

51 Rury’s Food Store-HC 130.90pd

52 RBS, Inc.-HC 250.00pd

53 Ikon Office Solutions-HC 96.98pd

54 Quill Corp-HC 54.78pd

55 Logical Net-HC 34.47pd

56 Postmaster-HC 126.00pd

57 Lisa Fassett-HC 4.20pd

58 Transcription Associates-HC 847.04pd
US Postal Service-HC 874.05pd

60 Bassett Healthcare-HC 23,248.02pd

61 American Red Cross-HC 150.00pd

62 NYS Public Goods Pool-HC 300.00pd

Highway Vouchers:

Item 3 12-26

Item 1 3&4

Item 4 3&4

Councilperson Johnson made a motion to accept the invoices and payments as read, Councilperson Cornwell seconded the motion. The invoices and payments have been presented and accepted. All in favor 3 yes 0 no. Motion carried.

Town share of monthly sales tax collected for the month of November 2006 is $4,809.69. An additional check was received for an adjusted amount of $1,848.39.


Community Center update given by Mary Beth. Biddy Basketball program will be ending February 24. Concession stand for Biddy Basketball was successful. Supervisor Garretson met with Don Brigham, Mayor of the village, to discuss giving the Community Center Board the won Budget to work with.

Health Center: Supervisor Garretson reported the Health Center had 5,900 visits in 2006 and of this total 3,197 were residents of Cherry Valley.

Youth Commission meeting will be March 6 at the Community Center.

Cherry Valley Facilities Corp will be hosting a Valentines Day dinner at the Presbyterian church.

Supervisor Garretson reported the Village shared services/E-mail website is getting closer to being finished. Grant received by the Village to pursue information regarding dissolving the Village into the Town. Land purchase is almost completed with the residents living next to the Town Barn.

Planning Board report given by Walter Buist. No official business to be reported. However, the Comprehensive Planning Committee presented the overview of issues, goals and recommendations to the Planning Board. There will be a public hearing on Monday, February 26, 2007 at the Community Center for public comment on the proposed draft of the Comprehensive Plan. A Copy of the draft will be available to the public for review at the following locations: Library, Town Clerk and the County website.

County Representative Phil Durkin reported on a policy to have Employee Assistant Program available. Mr. Durkin stated it is going to cost the County approximately $13,00 to mail out refund checks. Information provided regarding cell phone towers that look like big flagpoles was presented.

Supervisor Garretson received correspondence from Otsego County Board of Elections regarding new voting machines. It is doubtful we will have them for the upcoming November elections.

Mapping update: Walter and Kelly Wright, village works superintendent, attended a meeting regarding re-mapping flood plains in Otsego county.

Supervisor Garretson reported Brian Haig was appointed to the Board of Assessment review. He will be taking the place of Derwin Utter whose term has expired. This is a 3 year term from 2007-2010.

Appointment of Planning Board member Russell V. Flint for a 7 year term 2007-2014. Motion made by councilperson Johnson to reappoint Russell V. Flint, motion second by Councilperson Cornwell. Motion carried.

Town Board Alternative Energy Committee will be put in place after the Comprehensive Plan is in place. Lynn Green, Town Attorney, is working on the process of how to word the ballot for Board members to be increased from 2-4 for the upcoming November election.

Supervisor Garretson and Eric Miller of the Otsego County Conservations Association, are working together regarding the future public hearings coming up for the proposed draft Comprehensive Plan.

Supervisor Garretson announced the arrival of the new 2007 GMC 5500. The truck has not been paid for as of this date due to promises from the truck dealership have not been met yet.

There being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 8:22PM

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Beth Flint

Town Clerk

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