TB Meeting August 9, 2007

TB Meeting August 9, 2007
The regular meeting of the Town of Cherry Valley Town Board was held on Thursday, August 9, 2007 with meeting called to order at 7:05PM 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 Excused
Mary Beth Flint Town Clerk P
Minutes of the July 2007 meeting were read and corrected. Supervisor Garretson approved the minutes as corrected.
Bills for the month of July are presented:
248 Thomas Garreston $14.60pd
249 Patrick Shelley III $7,000.00pd
250 Lyman & James Johnson $200.00pd
251 Cherry Valley Facilities Corp. $200.00pd
252 Broadview Networks $180.97pd
253 Andrew Criscola $34.35pd
254 AFLAC $166.80pd
255 Dan Kiesow $324.00pd
256 Tiffany Thompson $150.00pd
257 Mallory Garretson $150.00pd
258 Courtney VanBrink $30.00pd
259 Ryan Shukis $45.00pd
260 Nick Traficante $150.00pd
261 Christian McGrath $60.00pd
262 NYS Commissioner of Tax/Fin $443.00pd
263 Verizon $336.98pd
264 Jaird Johnson $56.80pd
265 Vets Disposal $56.38pd
266 Cordia Communications $95.66pd
267 National Grid $1,142.80pd
268 NYS Town Clerks Assoc. $50.00pd
269 Alberta Deselets $150.00pd
270 Iron String Press Freemans Journal $30.00pd
271 United States Treasury $57.90pd
272 Thomas Garretson $8.20pd
273 Douglas Gustafson $37.25pd
274 Hummels Office Plus $66.38pd
275 Excellus BC/BS-Syracuse $487.78pd
276 Excellus BC/BS-Utica $3,768.44pd
277 Christian McGrath $150.00pd
278 Ryan Shukis $75.00pd
279 Tiffany Thompson $75.00pd
280 Mallory Garretson $45.00pd
281 Courtney VanBrink $120.00pd
282 Nick Traficante $150.00pd
283 William T. Ryan Assoc.-HC $285.00pd
284 NYS Public Goods Pool-HC $340.00pd
285 Logical Net-HC $17.95pd
286 Cherry Valley Hardware-HC $1.60pd
287 Medical Arts Press-HC $64.23pd
288 Transcription Associates-HC $636.45pd
289 Rurys Food Store-HC $127.81pd
290 RBS, Inc.-HC $250.00pd
291 United States Post Office-HC $924.00pd
292 Ikon Financial Services-HC $196.91pd
293 Ikon Office Solutions-HC $62.00pd
294 Bassett Healthcare-HC $21,099pd
295 Lisa Fassett-HC $9.20pd
296 Ikon Office Solutions-HC $31.00pd297 Medical Arts Press-HC $37.48pd
298 Quill-HC $258.22pd
Highway Vouchers:
Item 1 (27-28)
Item 3 (105-115)
Item 4 (13-15)
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 May 2007 is $6,647.54.
Information presented to the Town Clerk by Supervisor Garretson is as follows:
Dog Control Officers report
Legal notice regarding: Completion of Final Assessment Roll by the Town Assessor, Andy Criscola.
Community Center update given by Mary Beth Flint: The Community Center received 5 new tables.
Alden Field: Supervisor Garretson reports he notified Sherry France, fall and Spring Soccer organizer, he will no longer be lining the soccer fields.
Health Center: Supervisor Garretson reported the expected income for the month of July at the Health center is $28,831.00 and the current income is $30,971.00. Medicare fee increased from $61.00 to $63.00.
Town Facilities report: Supervisor Garretson reports the new computer for the Supervisor is in and will be installed on Monday August 13, 2007. Road Runner has been installed at the Town Clerk’s office. Town Clerk informed the Town Board about current software that can be purchased in the future to process reports and forms currently hand written by the Town Clerk.
Supervisor Garretson asked that the January 11, 2007 meeting minutes be amended to read: The Town Board conducted the required examination and audit of the court records and dockets of the Town Justices, January 11, 2007.
Town Clerk was served with a petition from Verizon regarding recent assessment. The petition will go to our Legal Council, Lynn Green.
Letter from Association of Towns suggesting Towns submit Resolution to Governor and Senator concerning Article 10. Supervisor Garretson will respond with local government is adequate. Councilperson Cornwell made a motion to compose a resolution concerning Article 10 Councilperson Johnson seconded the motion. Motion carried. Councilperson Cornwell will contact Lynn Green, Town Attorney, on the correct wording of the Resolution. Supervisor Garretson has access to other Town’s Resolutions concerning Article 10 as a sample.
Land Use Committee is waiting for Walter Buist to return from vacation. Supervisor Garretson received and e-mail from Lou Guido stating he will not be able to serve on the Land Use Committee at this time.
Alternative Renewable Energy Committee: Councilman Cornwell presented the agenda and meeting minutes of the first meeting the AREC had. Rabbit Goody and Stacey Michael have been added to the committee. On September 12 there will be a presentation at the Community Center by Gene Marner a citizen from Franklin. Supervisor Garretson suggested not opening the meeting up to public comment at this early stage of the Committee getting organized. Supervisor Garretson also mentioned Empire Wind has contacted him.
County Rep Phil Durkin reports the County passed the sex offender law. The refund checks are in the mail. Mr. Markey is back at the Otsego Manor as the manager.
Councilman Johnson made a motion to approve Resolution #4-2007, required annual examination and audit of town justice court records and dockets, Councilperson Cornwell second the motion. A roll call vote was taken Supervisor Garretson-yes, Councilperson Johnson-yes, and Councilperson Cornwell-yes. Yes votes-3 and 0 no votes. Resolution #4-2007 is approved and carried.
Current Assessor’s term will expire on 9/30/07. The Town Board will either reappoint or appoint a new assessor.
Supervisor Garretson received information from Todd Balantine, , regarding increasing the Town Board from 2-5 members. A resolution is needed and is subject to permissive referendum. A special election could be held in the spring of 2008 for Town Law-a, increasing the Town Board from 2-5, two get the two new members in office and active.
Supervisor Garretson contacted Linda Jarvis regarding voting machines remaining at the Town Barn this election season.
Questions and Comments were entertained by the public present.
Lynn Marsh wondered if the referendum is needed because of the classification of the Town? 2nd class versus 1st class.
Donna Latella co-owner of The Teepee asked if the proposed visitor center could be moved West on the current land being considered, which is directly across from the Teepee’s location. Could the building be a low profile building versus the hop barn style that is being consisered?
Councilperson Cornwell made a motion to adjourn Councilperson Johnson seconded the motion.
There being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 8:17pm.
Respectfully submitted,

Mary Beth Flint
Town Clerk

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