TB Meeting November 8, 2007

TB Meeting November 8, 2007
The regular meeting of the Town of Cherry Valley Town Board was held on Thursday, November 8, 2007 with meeting called to order at 7:06PM 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 October 2007 meeting were read and corrections were made. Supervisor Garretson approved the minutes as corrected.
Bills for the month of November presented:
381CherryValley $200.00pd
382 Lyman & James Johnson $200.00pd
383 NYS Employment Taxes $515.21pd
384 United States Treasurer $49.55pd
385 AFLAC New York $166.80pd
386 Rural Business Service $250.00pd
387 Dan Kiesow $52.50pd
388 US Postal Service $4.00pd
389 Broadview Networks $314.18pd
390 Cordia Communications $94.78pd
391 Bruce Hall Corp $63.45pd
392 Logical Net $17.95pd
393 Medical Arts Press $141.98pd
394 Transcription Associates $794.55pd
395 Calendars $24.67pd
396 Susquehanna SPCA $154.00pd
397 Verizon Wireless $94.07pd
398 Postmaster $82.00pd
399 Andrew Criscola $24.36pd
400 Postmaster $36.00pd
401 Public Goods Pool $624.00pd
402 Ikon Financial Services $196.91pd
403 Time Warner $209.85pd
404 Verizon $203.32pd
405 Vets Disposal $56.51pd
406 National Grid $936.24pd
407 Suburban Propane $1,091.95pd
408 Keith McCarty $1,875.50pd
409 Bassett Healthcare $26,130.71pd
410 Excellus BC/BS $487.78pd
411 Excellus BC/BS $5,085.39pd
412 Suburban Propane $280.70pd
413 Lisa Fassett $14.10pd
414 Time Warner of Albany $69.95pd
Highway Vouchers:
Item 1 (39-40)
Item 3 (144-157)
Item 4 (18-19)
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 August $8,059.90.
Dog Control Officers report for July and August will be on file in the Town Clerks office.
Updates:
Community Center report given by Mary Beth Flint: Nothing new to report the schedule is going well.
Alden Field report give by Supervisor Garretson: Soccer season is over and the soccer fields have been flagged for the spring season.
Health Center report given by Supervisor Garretson: Expenses for October 2007 are $33,290.00 and Revenues are $19,534.00. The Medicare reimbursement problem has been fixed.
Village Shared Services: The Town Assessor, Kassandra Cade Laymon, will work out of the Town Clerk’s office.

Cherry Valley Facilities Corp. The pavement on the ramp leading into the Village/Town offices has been smoothed up.
Town Facilities: Boiler fixed in the Community Center as well as the leak in the roof and the 2 outside lights.
County Representative Phil Durkin asked Andy Minnig to speak on his behalf. Mr. Durkin is unable to attend the Board Meeting due to a conflict in his schedule. The County Board will be reviewing next years budget on November 14 at 6:00PM.
Visitor Center: June Barwick reports a decision is made to use a pre-approved architect from a list the State provides. Monies received from the County for the Visitor Center will go into the Town General Fund and earmarked for the Visitor Center.
Planning Board: Walter Buist reports the Elexico gas company is seeking gas leases on private properties.
Highway Department: Highway Superintendent Ed VanDerWerker reports the Town will receive $63,000 from the CHIPS program in December.
Land Use Committee: Walter Buist reports the regular meeting was held on October 18. The committee talked with Terry Bliss, County Planning Board representative, on revisions to the Town’s sub-division law. Mr. Bliss recommends extracting two amendments made to the sub-division law made in 1984 & 1992 regarding Mobile Homes and have these amendments as stand alone amendments.
Alternative/Renewable Energy Committee: Mark Cornwell states the Committee has not met formally this past month due to the elections. Keith Pitman from Empire Wind will be speaking next Tuesday at 7:00PM at the Community Center.
Resolution 2007-7 NYS DOT Snow and Ice Agreement is presented:
Resolution of the Cherry Valley Town Board:
Proposed Action: Snow and Ice Agreement between NYS DOT and the Town of Cherry Valley.
Whereas, the New York State Department of Transportation and the Town of Cherry Valley have entered into agreement #D010680 entitled "Indexed Lump Sum Snow and Ice Agreement between the New York State Department of Transportation and the Town of Cherry Valley dated January 14th 1997, and
Whereas, the present term of the agreement as previously extended, expires June 30th 2007, and
Whereas, the said agreement provides for an annual update of the estimated expenditure to be determined by NYS DOT, and
Now, therefore be it resolved: The aforementioned Indexed Lump Sum Snow and Ice Agreement between the New York State Department of Transportation and the Town of Cherry Valley is herby extended for a period of one year; now to expire on June 30th2008, and
Further be it resolved: The indexed lump sum estimated expenditure of the aforementioned agreement shall be $2777.03 per lane mile for 12.6 lane miles for a total of $34,990.54 for the 2005-2006 season and for the reminder of the term of the agreement, unless changed by a future update.
Councilperson Johnson, made a motion to accept Resolution 2007-7 NYS DOT Snow and Ice Agreement, Councilperson Cornwell seconded the motion. A roll call of votes is taken: Supervisor Garretson-yes, Councilperson Johnson-yes, and Councilperson Cornwell-yes. 3 yes 0 no. Duly carried.
At 7:45PM the Public Hearing for the Preliminary Budget 2008 for the Town of Cherry Valley is called to order. The Preliminary 2008 budget is presented and discussed by the Town Board and the public present. The Public Hearing is closed at 8:54PM.
Councilperson Cornwell motioned to accept the Budget for 2008 as presented Councilperson Johnson seconded the motion. A roll call of votes is taken: Supervisor Garretson-yes, Councilperson Johnson-yes, and Councilperson Cornwell-yes. 3 yes 0 no The 2008 Budget for the Town of Cherry Valley is adopted.
Motion to adjourn is made by Councilperson Johnson and seconded by Councilperson Cornwell.
There being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 8:56PM.
Respectfully submitted,

Mary Beth Flint
Town Clerk

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