TB January 12, 2006

TB Meeting Janurary 12, 2006

The regular meeting of the Town of Cherry Valley Town Board was held on Thursday January 12, 2006 with meeting called to order at 7:07pm by Supervisor Garretson.

Pledge to the Flag.

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 December 2005 meeting were read and approved.

Bills for the month of January presented:

1. Bassett Healthcare-HC $18,055.67
2. Ikon Office Supplies-HC 24.86
3. Logical Net-lIC 17.95
4. Rural Business Service-HC 250.00
5. Smile Makers-HC 44.64
6. Medical Arts Press-HC 25.59
7. Rurys Food Store -HC 149.94
8. Post Master-HC 126.00
9. Broadview Networks-HC 270.18
10. Transcription Associates-HC 850.46 3
11. Dorothy Johnson 15.00pd
12. Verizon 10.80pd
13. Verizon 24.55pd
14. National Grid 21.78pd
15. Suburban Energy Services-Health Center 265.3S
16. Suburban Energy Services-Town 641.62
17. Otsego County Superintendent 120.00
18. R.H. Crown Co. 156.69
19. Association of Towns 699.00
20. Thomas Garretson 150.00
21. Thompson Electric 2,538.44
22. William T. Ryan Associates 1,457.27
23. Fabian Bressett III 76.00
24. Robert James Co. 124.51
25. Otsego County Town Supervisors 50.00
26. National Pastime $ 306.00
27. Russell C. Flint 33.47
28. Mary Beth Flint 310.56
29. Terri Adams 43.16
30. Suburban Energy Services-Community Center 1,660.01
31. Dan Kiesow 52.50

Highway Vouchers:
Item 1 vouchers 1-3
Item 3 vouchers 1-17
Item 4 vouchers 1-4

Motion made by Bressett seconded by Johnson that the bills be paid as presented. Motion carried.

Towns share of monthly county sales tax collected for the month of October 2005 is $4,268.61.

Dog Supervisor Garretson read Dog Control Officers report.

Old Business:

Town Recognized retiring Supervisor Robert C. Loucks and Town Clerk Russell C. Flint at a gathering at the Cherry Valley Community Center this past weekend. Senator Jim Seward made presentations to both Bob and Russell for their many years of dedicated service to the Community of Cherry Valley.

Cub Scout Pack 34 donated $1,000 towards the installation of a new kitchen in the Community Center.

Mike Fassett from Boy Scout Troup 47 presented to the Board of Directors for the Community Center/Alden Field, his Eagle Scout Project, Planter Benches for Alden Field. The Benches will be built and installed this spring at Alden Field.

There will be a Spaghetti Dinner on February 18, 2006 at the Cherry Valley Community Center from 5-7:30pm to benefit the equipment fund.

Margaret Lunzman gave an update on the Scenic By-Way. A grant was applied for Funds for a Tourist Center Building. The grant was denied. Motion made by Bressett seconded by Johnson to re-apply for the Grant to fund a Tourist Center Building for the Scenic ByWay.

Margaret also reported the Route 20 Association is holding a contest to design street sign logos. There is an Otsego 2000 preservation event coming up. Margaret also reminded all in attendance to read and or submit information for the Community Calendar, which hangs in the entrance to the Post Office.

New Business:

Annual Organizational meeting was held; rules and procedures for the monthly Town Board meetings for 2006 will include the basic agenda as follows:

Call to Order
Pledge to the Flag
Roll Call of the Town Board Officers
Minutes of the last meeting
Presentation of the monthly bills
Presentation of the Town's share of monthly county sales tax
Presentation of the Dog Control Officers Report
Old Business and updates
New Business and updates
Questions, comments and concerns with a 3-minute limit per speaker

The Town Board Meetings will start at 7:00pm and will be held on the 2nd Thursday of the month. If the second Thursday falls on a holiday, it will be held on the 3rd Thursday of that month.

There will be 96 hours prior notice to the Supervisor, for consideration to appear on the agenda.

The following Town positions have been appointed:
Town Health Officer Maureen Kuhn
Registrar of Vital Statistics Mary Beth Flint
Town Historian Susan Miller

The following Town positions have been appointed and /or hired.
With the position, individual and annual compensation as follows:

Town Attorney Lynn Green $ 3,600.00
Town Assessor Andrew Criscola $ 8,100.00
Town Dog Control Officer Jaird Johnson $ 3,000.00
Community Center Director Mary Beth Flint $ 3,000.00
Community Center Custodian Dan Keisow $ 3,600.00
Health Center Custodian Per Hour $ 10.00
Health Center Receptionist Split 2 ways $49,504.00
Town Highway Employees Per Hour $ 13.50

The official Town newspapers will be The Freeman's Journal, The Richfield Mercury and The Daily Star.

The official Town Bank will be the Cherry Valley branch of NBT.

Town business travel reimbursement will be 42 cents per mile.

A petty cash fund in the amount of $200 will be granted to the Town Clerk, to be reconciled on a quarterly basis.

The Superintendent of Highways is authorized to purchase small tools and equipment prior to monthly board approval, not to exceed $500.

The Supervisor of the Town is authorized to pay insurance, utility and communication bills prior to the monthly Town Board meeting.

The following positions and annual salaries are as follows:
Town Supervisor $10,500
Town Clerk $ 9,000
Town Council Person-total split two ways $ 5,000
Town Justice-total split two ways $16,000
Town Tax Collector $ 2,115
Town Superintendent of Highways $40,300

The Board of Assessment Review will consist of the following individuals with terms expiring on the following dates:

Derwin Utter Jan 2007
Tom Garretson Jan 2008 (To resign later this month)
Edward Harvey Jan 2009

The Town Planning Board will consist of the following individuals with terms expiring on the following dates:

Chris Ottman Jan 2006
Russell V. Flint Jan 2007
Jeff Waite Jan 2008
Liz Plymel Jan 2009
Linda Francese Jan 2010
Marion Holmes Jan 2011
Edward Garretson Jan 2012

Motion to accept the organizational meeting as read was made by Johnson seconded by Bressett. Carried.

Philip Durkin, County Representative gave and update on County Board Business.

There being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 7:40pm.

Respectfully submitted,
Beth Flint

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