TB Meeting October 11, 2007

TB Meeting October 11, 2007

The regular meeting of the Town of Cherry Valley Town Board was held on Thursday, October 11, 2007 with meeting called to order at 7:00PM 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 September 2007 meeting were read and corrections were made. Supervisor Garretson approved the minutes as corrected.
Bills for the month of September were presented:
335 Thomas Garretson $247.32pd
336 Harold Couse $50.00pd
337 Hyde Clarke $50.00pd
338 RBS $89.00pd
339 Dan Kiesow $110.00pd
340 Ed Dubben $350.00pd
341 Jo Weaver $170.00pd
342 AFLA NY $166.80pd
343 Transcription Associates $923.10pd
344 Rury’s Food Store $100.24pd
345 Dan Kiesow $67.50pd
346 Medical Arts Press $46.68pd
347 Quill Corp. $86.76pd
348 Cherry Valley Hardware $22.33pd
349 Broadview Networks $119.65pd
350 RBS, Inc. $1,166.00pd
351 RBS $500.00pd
352 Ed VanDerwerker $150.00pd
353 Standard Security Life $65.37pd
354 Logical Net $17.95pd
355 Mercury Media (JGB Factoring LLC) $2.70pd
356 Mary Beth Flint $29.88pd
357 Tri-County Communications Inc. $179.10pd
358 Alberta Deselets $150.00pd
359 Rury’s Food Store $57.72pd
360 JB Supply $143.08pd
361 Verizon Wireless $41.30pd
362 Bassett Healthcare $21,886.84pd
DRAFT ONLY TB Meeting October 11, 2007
363 Regen, LLC Kevin Yerdon $830.00pd
364 Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield $487.78pd
365 Excellus $5,085.39pd
366 Clark Sports Center $500.00pd
367 Cordia Communications $95.58pd
368 National Grid $1,007.71pd
369 Vets Disposal $56.51pd
370 Verizon $169.51pd
371 Broadview Networks $166.11pd
372 Ikon Financial Services $196.91pd
373 Lisa Fassett $41.00pd
374 Richard Spellman Jr. $55.00pd
375 Hummel’s Office Plus $135.99pd
376 Medical Arts Press $140.85pd
377 Quill Corp. $43.53pd
378 US Postal Services $234.05pd
379 A Rose is A Rose $54.00pd
380 Lisa Fassett $16.95pd
Highway Vouchers:
Item 1 (35-38)
Item 3 (133-143)
Item 4 (17)
Councilperson Cornwell made a motion to accept the invoices and payments as read Councilperson Johnson 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 July $5,230.74.
Updates:
Community Center report given by Mary Beth Flint. Work on the locker room will be addressed after the Holiday’s.
Alden Field report give by Supervisor Garretson. Nothing new. Tom will be lining the soccer fields until the end of the fall soccer season.
Health Center report given by Supervisor Garretson. Expenses for September 2007 are $28,662.00 and Revenues are $22,493.00. Accounts Receivable reports the Medicare and BC/BS system could not generate revenue coming back to the Health Center. The problem has been fixed.
Village/Shared services report given by Supervisor Garretson. The Town will pay Justices.
Cherry Valley Facilities Corp. Parking lot paved and Handicapped parking identified.
County Representative Phil Durkin reported County Board is busy getting the budget ready. The second batch of checks will have the Tax ID # printed on them. The board is forming a Committee to research how much it will cost to upgrade the Telecommunications system within the next 5 years. Mr. Durkin introduced Tex Seamon, Otsego County Veterans Director. Mr. Seamon presented information regarding newly passed NYS Law on Property Tax exemption Law amending existing Law to include "Cold War Veterans". The County has adopted the law not to exceed $8,000.00. The Town Assessor, Kassandra Cade will work with Steve Childs of the County Planning Board regarding this Law.
Supervisor Garretson received a letter from the State stating Kassandra Cade meets all the qualifications to be the Town’s Assessor.
Supervisor Garretson read correspondence, a Thank You Letter from Dorothy Johnson, Village Clerk, thanking Kelly Wright, Village Superintendent, for his help on a recent project.
Jim Johnson reported on the Land Use Committee: Terry Bliss answered questions the committee had regarding good subdivision plans versus bad subdivision plans. Next meeting will be October 18, 2007.
Mark Cornwell and Matt Utter reported the Alternative/Renewable Energy Committee: The committee met on October 2. They discussed Gene Marners talk. The committee has decided to invite Keith Pitman CEO of Empire Wind to come and give a talk to the residents of Cherry Valley on Tuesday, November 13 at 7:00pm at the Community Center on Genesee Street, Cherry Valley. The next meeting will be cancelled because it falls on Election Day.
The 2008 Tentative Budget is presented. Discussion followed regarding the Cherry Valley Museum expenses. This would be for the upkeep of the building. Dog Control Officer’s salary was questioned. It was suggested to compare with other Towns Dog Control Officer’s salaries.
Councilperson Cornwell made a motion to accept the tentative budget for 2008 and Councilperson Johnson seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Question and Comments were received by the public present.
Motion to adjourn is made by Councilperson Cornwell and seconded by Councilperson Johnson.

There being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 8:43PM.
Respectfully submitted,

Mary Beth Flint
Town Clerk

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