TB Meeting October 09, 2008

TB Meeting October 09, 2008

The regular meeting of the Town Board of Cherry Valley was held on Thursday, October 09, 2008 with meeting called to order at 7:03PM by Supervisor Garretson.

Pledge to the Flag was said.

Roll call of Officers was taken:
Tom Garretson Supervisor P
Mark Cornwell Councilperson A
Jim Johnson Councilperson P
Ed VanDerWerker Highway Superintendent P
Mary Beth Flint Town Clerk P

Minutes of the September 2008 meeting were read. Supervisor Garretson approved the minutes as corrected.

Bills for the month of October 2008 are presented:
415 Logical Net $17.95pd
416 Kassandra Cade-Laymon $215.00pd
417 Gruver, Zweifel and Scott, LLP $6,000pd
418 Cinta’s Corp. $185.80pd
419 The Daily Star $24.90pd
420 RL Parsons Inc. $300.00pd
421 Cordia Communications $95.32pd
422 Cherry Valley Hardware $237.41pd
423 Verizon Wireless $98.52pd
424 Keith McCarty $2,190pd
425 National Grid $1,122.03pd
426 Verizon $186.45pd
427 Calendars $24.07pd
428 Mercury Media Group $38.00pd
429 Cherry Valley Fireman’s Auxiliary $100.00pd
430 Mark Cornwell $160.00pd
431 The Penny saver $72.00pd
432 Road Runner LLC $74.95pd
433 Casella Waste Service $60.92pd
434 Ikon Financial Services $196.91pd
435 Bassett Healthcare $24,755pd
436 Excellus BC/BS-Hwy Dental $231.72pd
437 Excellus BC/BS-General Dental $256.06pd
438 Excellus BC/BS-Hwy Medical $3,731.97pd
439 Excellus BC/BS-General Medical $2,077.72pd
440 Rury’s Food Store $152.00pd
441 Transcription Associates $853.35pd
442 Hummel’s Office Plus $36.01pd
443 Susan Schaffer $22.67pd
444 NY Public Goods $587.00pd
445 Coca-Cola Enterprises $176.53pd
446 Hughes Net $86.59pd
447 Robert Jorgensen Jr. $200.00pd
448 Gates Cole Associates $154.00pd
449 RBS Inc. $250.00pd
450 Broadview Networks $195.97pd

Highway Vouchers:
Item 1 (25-28)
Item 3 (140-149)
Item 4 (18)

Councilperson Johnson made a motion to accept the invoices and payments as read Supervisor Garretson seconded the motion. The invoices and payments have been presented and accepted. All in favor 2 yes 0 no. Motion carried.

Information presented to the Town Clerk by Supervisor Garretson is as follows:
Thank you from the Firemen’s Auxiliary
Town share of monthly County sales tax collected for the month of July 2008 is $5,502.14.

Updates:
Community Center update given by Mary Beth Flint: Locks have been changed. Payment in full received from the Opera. Received partial payment from the WIC program.

Alden Field: Concession stand is very successful so far this season.

Miscellaneous Information and review goals for 2008.
Facility Maintenance Supervisor job description is still pending.
Williamson Town Clerk Software is still pending, however Supervisor Garretson believes this is the best software to go with.

Health Center:
August Revenue $28,681; Expenses $37,604.
Dayle Barra has been hired as Health Center Secretary and Sue Schaffer is promoted to Health Center Manager.
Village:
Ed Harvey appointed Village Trustee
Kelly Finch handed in his resignation

Town Facilities:
Paraco propane tanks installed at the Town Barn and Court Office.
New meeting room (old locker rooms) renovation proceeding
State grants (Deb Whiteman) to update/renovate court room

Visitor’s Center:
Fund raising campaign underway for operating expenses
DOT Real Estate Specialist, Jennifer Donlin working on property lease.

Highway Department:
Pay loader is being built and will be shipped within the next 10 days.

Land Use Committee:
Still reviewing sample Land Use documents from other Townships.

Alternative/Renewable Energy Committee:
Councilman Johnson reported on the information meeting regarding Land Leases for Gas Drilling by Mr. Zaengle.

Resolution 2008-6 Snow and Ice-NYS DOT and Town of Cherry Valley
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 2008, 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 Town of Cherry Valley is hereby extended for a period of one year; now to expire on June 30th 2009, and

Further be it resolved: The indexed lump sum estimated expenditure of the aforementioned agreement shall be $3784.95 per lane mile for 12.6 lane miles for a total of $47690.38 for the 2006-2007 season and for the reminder of the term of the agreement, unless changed by a future update.

Motion made by Councilperson Johnson to accept Resolution 2008-6 Snow and Ice Agreement second by Supervisor Garretson. Roll Call vote is taken Supervisor Garretson-yes, Councilperson Johnson-yes, and Councilperson Cornwell-absent. Resolution is duly carried.

There will be a public hearing for the 2009 Preliminary Budget for the Town of Cherry Valley on November 13 at 7:00 o’clock PM at the Town Barn, Main Street, Cherry Valley, New York.

Question and comments from the public present:

Andy Minnig inquired about getting copies of the Budget. Also where are the renovations for the Court Room taking place? Mr. Minnig also has concerns that the Health Center is not accepting new clients and feels Town Residents should be able to use the facility.

Lynn Marsh asked the Highway Superintendent, Mr. Vanderwerker, how the Porath road situation with the missing sign is progressing?

Motion made by Councilperson Johnson to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Supervisor Garretson meeting adjourned at 7:58PM.

Respectfully submitted,


Mary Beth Flint, Town Clerk

TB Meeting September 11, 2008

The regular meeting of the Town Board of Cherry Valley was held on Thursday, September11, 2008 with meeting called to order at 7:02PM 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 August 2008 meeting were read. Supervisor Garretson approved the minutes as corrected.

Bills for the month of September 2008 are presented:
367 Cordia Communications $95.32pd
368 Mallory Garretson $150.00pd
369 Tiffany Thompson $150.00pd
370 Courtney Van Brink $150.00pd
371 Nick Traficante $150.00pd
372 Joshua Hayes $150.00pd
373 Verizon Wireless $132.10pd
374 The Freeman’s Journal $9.12pd
375 Cherry Valley Hardware $71.32pd
376 RBS $25.00pd
377 Time Warner Cable $69.95pd
378 Thomas Garretson $355.72pd
379 Broadview Networks $195.44pd
380 Hummel’s Office Plus $365.84pd
381 Lisa Fassett $201.04pd
382 The Daily Star $21.96pd
383 Lisa Fassett $19.20pd
384 Postmaster $84.00pd
385 Transcription Associates $867.30pd
386 Medical Arts Press $93.98pd
387 Public Goods Pool $459.00pd
388 Logical Net $17.95pd
389Casella Waste Services $61.05pd
390 Cinta’s Corp $232.25pd
391 Ikon Financial $196.91pd
392 US Postal Services $243.60pd
393 Susquehanna SPCA $231.00pd
394 Bassett Healthcare $21,574.90pd
395 US Postal Services $243.60pd
396 Road Runner $74.95pd
397 National Grid $1,286.66pd
398 Verizon $156.44pd
399 Medical Arts Press $85.88pd
400 Quill Corp $46.15pd
401 Public Goods Pool $655.00pd
402 Ed Van Derwerker $19.10pd
403 Paul Mendelsohn $80.00pd
404 Postmaster $38.00pd
405 Excellus BC/BS $256.06pd
406 Excellus BC/BS $231.72pd
407 Excellus BC/BS $3,731.97pd
408 Excellus BC/BS $2,077.00pd
409 Lisa Fassett $4.80pd
410 Time Warner Cable $69.95pd
411 Broadview Networks $300.06pd
412 Hughes Network Systems $91.59pd
413 RBS $250.00pd
414 Tim Powers $55.00pd
415 William T. Ryan Associates $2,141.12pd

Highway Vouchers:
Item 1 (21-24)
Item 3 (127-139)
Item 4 (16-17)

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.

Information presented to the Town Clerk by Supervisor Garretson is as follows:
Dog Control Officers Report for the months of July and August
Town share of monthly County sales tax collected for the month of June 2008 is $5,619.61.
2 Publications for the Town Assessor

Updates:
Community Center update given by Mary Beth Flint: Bills went out for the Opera and WIC program. September is the start of our busy season at the Community Center with many youth activities as well as rentals for private events. Revenue for August $100 Expense $4,311.00

Alden Field: Fall soccer season is beginning and the concession stand will be up and running.

Miscellaneous Information and review goals for 2008.
Facility Maintenance Supervisor job description is still pending.
Williamson Town Clerk Software is still pending.

Health Center: August Revenue $24,836. Expenses $29,306

Village: Supervisor Garretson recognized Mayor Donny Brigham’s many years of service. Mayor Brigham resigned from office effective August 31, 2008.

Town Facilities:
Roof drain repair
Boiler manifold has been rebuilt

Visitor’s Center: Committee received 4 different letters of interest from Architect/Engineering Firms. A Savings account has been set up at NBT bank for the Visitor Center.
Community Center Facilities Corp. The Children’s Center has been operating under the new owners since August.

Highway Department: Handicapped parking area has been paved at the Community Center for Election Day.

Alternative/Renewable Energy Committee report. Committee is preparing for guest speaker Mr. Zaengle on September 18 @ 7:00PM .

Sam Dubben reported on the Counties meeting:
Keeping track of where waste is being delivered
Voted to repair a microwave system
Verizon installed a cell tower in the County Court House
Annex building renovation

The 2009 tentative budget for the Town of Cherry Valley was read. Tentative budget will be delivered to the Town Clerk by September 30, 2008. Preliminary budget will be read at the October Town Board meeting.

Questions and comments were entertained by the public present.
Mr. Minnig had questions regarding, the Tax levy and the Community Center operating budget.

Motion made by Councilperson Johnson to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Councilperson Cornwell meeting adjourned at 8:29PM.

Respectfully submitted,


Mary Beth Flint, Town Clerk

TB Meeting August 14, 2008

TB Meeting August 14, 2008

The regular meeting of the Town Board of Cherry Valley was held on Thursday, August 14, 2008 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 August 2008 meeting were read. Supervisor Garretson approved the minutes as corrected.

Bills for the month of August 2008 are presented:

314 Time Warner of Albany $69.95pd
315 RBS Inc. $250.00pd
316 Broadview Networks $299.85pd
317 Quill Corporation $60.24pd
318 Hughes Network System $86.59pd
319 Standard Security $53.40pd
320 William T. Ryan Associates $1,777.83pd
321Verizon Wireless $94.50pd
322 Cordia Communications $95.30pd
323 Cherry Valley Hardware $10.87pd
324 Cintas Corp $185.80pd
325 Rury’s Food Store $181.41pd
326 Lisa Fassett $9.60pd
327 NYS Employment Tax $351.23pd
328 Mallory Garretson $150.00pd
329 Tiffany Thompson $150.00pd
330 Courtney VanBrink $150.00pd
331 Nick Traficante $150.00pd
332 Joshua Hayes $150.00pd
333 Ikon Financial Solutions $196.91pd
334 RBS Inc. $546.70pd
335 McBee $180.12pd
336 National Grid $1,199.20pd
337 Bassett Healthcare $21,958.83pd
338 Quill Corp. $23.42pd
339 Medical Arts Press $72.23pd
340 Vets Disposal $61.09pd
341 Kassandra Cade $9.60pd
342 Road Runner $74.95pd
343 Transcription Associates $1,079.25pd
344 Logical Net $17.95pd
345 Edward Dubben $355.00pd
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346 Mathias VanDewerker $300.00pd
347 Harold Couse $55.00pd
348 John Frankl $55.00pd
349 Joe Weaver $110.00pd
350 Ed VanDewerker $49.00pd
351 Verizon $210.13pd
352 Millers Carpet $195.00pd
353 Lisa Fassett $4.80pd
354 Excellus BC BS $256.06pd
355 Excellus BC BS $231.72pd
356 Excellus BC BS $2,077.72pd
357 Excellus BC BS $3,731.97pd
358 NYS Town Clerks Association $50.00pd
359 Mallory Garretson $150.00pd
360 Tiffany Thompson $150.00pd
361 Courtney Van Brink $150.00pd
362 Nick Traficante $150.00pd
363 Joshua Hayes $150.00pd
364 Hughes Net $81.59pd
365 Hummel’s Office Plus $93.66pd
366 Ikon Office Solutions $67.99pd
367 Jaird Johnson $48.00pd

Highway Vouchers:
Item 1 (17-20)
Item 3 (109-126)
Item 4 (14-15)

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.

Information presented to the Town Clerk by Supervisor Garretson is as follows:
Dog Control Officers Report for May and June 2008.
Town share of monthly County sales tax collected for the month of May 2008 is $7,292.53.

Updates:
Community Center update given by Mary Beth Flint: The Community Center continues to be utilized for the month of August. Mary Beth will be preparing the total bill to send to the Glimmerglass Opera for payment of monthly rental fees for June, July and August.
Revenue for July $436.00. Expense $4,136.00. The expenses included the swim program.

Alden Field: Sherri France changed the size of the soccer field and ordered new nets.

Miscellaneous Information and review goals for 2008.
Facility Maintenance Supervisor job description is still pending.
Community Center Custodian job description is presented. Councilperson Johnson made
TB Meeting August 14, 2008

a motion to accept the job description as read; Councilperson Cornwell seconded the motion.
Williamson Town Clerk Software will not be purchased. Supervisor Garretson will be investigating other options.

Health Center: July Revenue $30,336. Expenses $30,181.

Town Facilities:
Heating oil and diesel fuel will be supplied by R.L. Parson.
Propane will be supplied by Paraco (County contract)

Visitor’s Center: Expression of interest letters have been received.

Planning Board report given by Walter Buist no new business.

Highway Department: CHIPS money will be received on September 19 in the amount of $66,500. The Highway Department has rented a pay loader until the new loader is delivered.

Land Use Committee met twice. Still working on document.

Alternative/Renewable Energy Committee report. Members of the committee attended the Natural Gas talk at the Oneonta High School. Also attended Conference of Mayors.

Community Facilities Corp nothing new to report.


Resolution # 2008-4 August 14th 2008

Resolution of the Cherry Valley Town Board

Proposed Action: for the Town of Cherry Valley to be an involved agency in the State Environmental Quality Review Act process pertaining to natural gas drilling permit applications in the Town of Cherry Valley.

WHEREAS, the current price of crude oil and natural gas has resulted in an increase in interest and activity relating to natural gas exploration and drilling; and

WHEREAS, the geologically formed shale beneath the Town of Cherry Valley has been identified as an area that may be a potential source of natural gas; and

WHEREAS, towns in which natural gas drilling is proposed, should be consulted regarding natural gas permit applications and the comments of the municipality should be considered when determinations to natural gas permit applications are made; and

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Town of Cherry Valley requests the Department of Environmental Conservation to include the Town of Cherry Valley as an involved agency in the State Environmental Quality Review Act proceedings relating to natural gas permit applications, and that the views and comments of the Town of Cherry Valley be considered when
TB Meeting August 14, 2008

determinations relating to natural gas permit applications are made; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that copies of this resolution shall be forwarded to:
New York State Governor David Paterson, and
New York State Senator Jim Seward, and
New York State Assembly Member Marc Butler, and
New York State DEC Commissioner Alexander Grannis

Motion made by Councilperson Cornwell to adopt Resolution #2008-4, seconded by Councilperson Johnson. Roll call of votes is taken: Supervisor Garretson-yes, Councilperson Johnson-yes, Councilperson Cornwell-yes. All in favor 3 yes 0 no. Resolution 2008-4 is duly carried.

Resolution #2208-5 August 14, 2008

Resolution of the Cherry Valley Town Board

PROPSED ACTION: Required annual examination and audit of town justice court records and dockets

WHEREAS: Section 2019-a of the Uniform Justice Court Act requires that town justices annually provide their court records and dockets to their respective town auditing boards, and that such records then be examined or audited and that fact be entered into the minutes of the board’s proceedings; and

WHEREAS: The town justice has presented the court records and dockets to the town board for examination and audit; and

WHEREAS: Record of this examination, audit and resolution will be forwarded to Dennis W. Donnelly, Director of Internal Audit, NYS Office of Court Administration, 98 Niver Street Cohoes, NY 12047; and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED: The town bard conducted the required examination and audit of the court records and dockets of the town justice on January 10th, 2008.

Councilperson made a motion to adopt Resolution 2008-5, Councilperson Johnson second the motion. Roll call vote is taken; Supervisor Garretson-yes, Councilperson Cornwell-yes, Councilperson Johnson-yes, 3 yes 0 no, Resolution 2008-5 is duly carried.

Questions and comments were entertained by the public present.

Lynn Marsh had several issues to present to the board, Dead End sign at the end of Ryan Road, parking issues in CV for Springfield’s MSG plan, information regarding a school wind turbine in MA, County Board meeting presentation of a moratorium on gas drilling, natural gas leases.

Motion made by Councilperson Johnson to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Councilperson Cornwell meeting adjourned at 8:41PM.

Respectfully submitted-Mary Beth Flint, Town Clerk

TB Meeting July 10, 2008

TB Meeting July 10, 2008

The regular meeting of the Town Board of Cherry Valley was held on Thursday, July 10, 2008 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 Excused
Jim Johnson Councilperson P
Ed VanDerWerker Highway Superintendent P
Mary Beth Flint Town Clerk P

Minutes of the June 2008 meeting were read. Supervisor Garretson approved the minutes as read.

Bills for the month of June 2008 are presented:

272 Ed VanDerwerker $49.00
273 Broadview Networks $297.94pd
274 Medical Arts Press $196.37pd
275 Hughes Net $86.59pd
276 Time Warner of Albany $69.95pd
277 Duane France $505.97pd
278 Rural Business Services $250.00pd
279 Cherry Valley Facilities Corp. $200.00pd
280 Lyman/James Johnson $200.00pd
281 Cherry Valley Hardware $34.12pd
282 Cordia Communications $95.30pd
283 Verizon Wireless $95.92pd
284 Edward Harvey $267.00pd
285 Louis Guido Jr. $267.00pd
286 Brian Haig $267.00pd
287 Cintas Corp. $185.80pd
288 Transcripton Associates $925.95pd
289 Suburban Propane $1,505.25pd
290 Logical Net $17.95pd
291 Bassett Healthcare $21,139.59pd
292 Mercury Media Corp. $8.79pd
293 The Daily Star $27.90pd
294 The Freeman’s Journal $20.90pd
295 The Pennysaver $42.30pd
296 BCD Tire Chip Mfg, Inc. $180.00pd
297 Linda Martinez $140.37pd
298 Lisa Fassett $4.80pd
299 Ikon Financial Services $196.91pd
300 Public Goods Pool $423.00pd
301 Carpet Doctor $128.25pd
302 Tri-County Communications $179.10
303 Verizon $178.84pd
304 National Grid $1,070.18pd
305 Casella Waste Services $59.97pd
306 Road Runner, LLC $74.95pd
307 Smile Makers $86.81pd
308 Quill Corp $178.70pd
309 Excellus BC BS $231.72pd
310 Excellus BC BS $3,731.97pd
311 Rick/Cassie Collins $35.13pd
312 Laurie Spencer $339.14pd
313 Thomas Garretson $329.37pd

Highway Vouchers:
Item 1 (13-16)
Item 3 (94-108)
Item 4 (13)

Councilperson Johnson made a motion to accept the invoices and payments as read Supervisor Garretson seconded the motion. The invoices and payments have been presented and accepted. All in favor 2 yes 0 no. Motion carried.

Town share of monthly sales tax collected for the month of April 2008 is $4,504.57.

Information presented to the Town Clerk by Supervisor Garretson is as follows

Updates:
Community Center update given by Mary Beth Flint: The Community Center continues to be utilized for the month of July. Revenue for June $0. Expense $3,530

Miscellaneous Information: Review Goals for 2008.
Facility Maintenance Supervisor job description is pending.
Custodian job description is presented. Additions and corrections are made.

Health Center: June Revenue $40,144. Expenses $27,972.
Seamless gutters installed. Porch roof to be patched in 08/replaced in 09.

Village monthly meeting minutes can be viewed online @ cherryvalleyny.us

Visitor’s Center: Logical location is the pull off on Route 20. Letters sent perspective Architect/engineering firms. Application to purchase New York State Surplus property.

Planning Board report given by Walter Buist. Recent subdivision submitted has been completed.

Highway Department: Tire and scrap steel collection day is pending.

Land Use Committee met twice. Still working on document awaiting Dick Page to recover from recent eye problem.

Alternative/Renewable Energy Committee report unavailable.

Community Facilities Corp update given by Sam Dubben. The Daycare Center has been leased by the Sissy's Little Lamb Daycare Center starting August 1.

County information provided by Representative Sam Dubben. County took Bids for Fuel and Diesel. Propane bid went to Perico. Relocating polling place from Town Barn to Community Center.

Resolution # 2008-3 July 10th 2008

Resolution of the Cherry Valley Town Board

Proposed Action: relocation of the Town of Cherry Valley polling place


WHEREAS, the Otsego County Board of Elections has contacted the Town of Cherry Valley in regards to the current polling place accommodations; and

WHEREAS, the current location is not large enough to accommodate the new voting machines for the upcoming fall election; and

WHEREAS, the Cherry Valley Community Center is large enough to accommodate the new voting machines, and the tables and chairs needed for a polling place;

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Cherry Valley Town Board that the polling place for the Town of Cherry Valley is hereafter the Cherry Valley Community Center located at 2 Genesee Street - Cherry Valley - New York.

Motion made my Supervisor Garretson to approve Resolution #2008-3, seconded by Councilperson Johnson. Roll call of votes is taken: Supervisor Garretson-yes, Councilperson Johnson-yes, Councilperson Cornwell-Excused absence. All in favor 2 yes 0 no. Motion carried.

Questions and comments were entertained by the public present.

Barb Perry inquired about the terms of the upcoming additional Board Members.
Andy Minnig inquired about the Community Center revenue and expenses.

Motion made by Councilperson Johnson to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Supervisor Garretson, meeting adjourned at 8:02PM

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Beth Flint
Town Clerk

TB Meeting June 12, 2008

The regular meeting of the Town of Cherry Valley Town Board was held on Thursday, June 12, 2008 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 May 2008 meeting were read and corrected. Supervisor Garretson approved the minutes as corrected.

Monthly Bills for the month of May 2008 are presented:

233 Springers Inc. $1,995.00pd
234 Cherry Valley Hardware $4.73pd
235 Broadview Networks $311.52pd
236 Huges Network System $86.59pd
237 Time Warner of Albany $69.95pd
238 US Postal Service $7.00pd
239 Public Goods Pool $771.00pd
240 Cordia Communications $95.30pd
241 Kathy Walsh $11.15pd
242 Caryn McGovern $40.00pd
243 Cinta’s Corp. $323.25pd
244 Verizon Wireless $94.69pd
245 Bassett Healthcare $29,676pd
246 Transcription Assoc. $1,012.80pd
247 Coca Cola Enterprises $170.85pd
248 RH Crown Co. $102.79pd
249 Hoke Supply $51.80pd
250 LJ Hand Farm Center $265.15pd
251 M Wheelock Disposal $749.63pd
252 Jaird Johnson $26.00pd
253 Rury’s Food Store $96.56pd
254 Rural Business Service $250.00pd
255 Carpet Doctor $110.25pd
256 Ikon Financial Services $196.91pd
257 Vets Disposal $59.61pd
258 Logical Net $17.95pd
259 Suburban Propane $657.71pd
260 Verizon $180.62pd
261 Public Goods Pool $547.00pd
262 Medical Arts Press $82.38pd
263 Lisa Fassett $14.60pd
264 Quill Corporation $142.43pd
265 Gruver Zweifel & Scott $3,400.00pd
266 Road Runner LLC $74.95pd
267 National Grid $1,392.14pd
268 Postmaster $138.00pd
269 NYS Association of Magistrates Court $35.00pd
270 Thomas Garretson $50.00pd
271 Excellus BC/BS $256.06pd
272 Excellus BC/BS $2,077.72pd

Highway Vouchers:
Item 1 (10-12)
Item 3 (79-92)
Item 4 (12)

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 March 2008 is $4,416.52.

Information presented to the Town Clerk by Supervisor Garretson is as follows:
Dog Control Officers Reports for May 2008 is pending.
Board of Assessment review Meeting on 05-27-08-Legal Notice

Updates:
Community Center update given by Mary Beth Flint: The month of June is busy almost everyday with Opera Rehearsals and private parties. A tree was planted in front of the Community Center in memory of Dan Kiesow. May revenue $1,657.00 expenses $1,671.02.

Alden Field has new dugouts for the Little League Baseball program is up and the Little League Baseball Teams have been using them.

Miscellaneous Information: Review Goals for 2008.
Clerk Office and Salt shed lease payment is now paid annually instead of monthly.
Community Center Custodian Job Description presented.
Williamson Town Clerk Software update. Mary Beth waiting for new quote proposal minus the Highway Superintendent software

Health Center: May Revenue $43,688.96 Expenses $43,069.24.
2005 and 2006 info to auditors for AHCF Cost Report certification.

Town Facilities report: RL Parson fuel oil cost is pending. Ed will check into propane prices and check county bid price for fuel.

Visitor’s Center: Minutes read by Supervisor Garretson from the Citizens Committee meeting.

Highway Department: Form SH-900.1-Summary of Work Related Injuries presented.
Tire and Scrap Steel Collection Day is pending waiting for information from MOSA.

Land Use Committee continued to review site plans from other town to draft our own.

Alternative/Renewable Energy Committee: Don Barber’s presentation at the Community Center was well attended. Mark will be in contact with George Hula re: energy efficient ideas for the school.

Community Facilities Corp update given by Sam Dubben. The CFC board voted to discontinue supporting the Daycare center as of September 01, 2008. They are hoping someone will show an interest in opening another Daycare facility and assuming all bills for the daily operations.

County information provided by Representative Sam Dubben. The salt contract will become reality. Several different telecommunications systems have been presented to the County Board for their review.

Supervisor Garretson read a thank you letter from Cate LaBarre regarding the road maintenance recently completed on her road.

Motion made by Councilperson Johnson for Ed to pursue a contract with Vantage Equipment for $119,219.00 for new pay loader and the bonding for the new pay loader. Motion seconded by Councilperson Cornwell. All present are in favor. Motion carried.

Motion made by Councilperson Johnson to accept letter of guarantee from Roy Teitsworth, Inc. Auctioneer service for the Sale of the John Deere Pay Loader in the amount of $38,500 at the August 7, 2008 auction in Seneca Falls, NY. Motion seconded by Councilperson Cornwell. All present are in favor. Motion carried.

There were no questions or comments by the public present.

Motion made by Councilperson Johnson to adjourn the meeting, seconded by
Councilperson Cornwell. Meeting adjourned at 8:18PM

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Beth Flint
Town Clerk

TB Meeting May 8, 2008

The regular meeting of the Town of Cherry Valley Town Board was held on Thursday, May 8, 2008 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 P
Mary Beth Flint Town Clerk P

Minutes of the April 2008 meeting were read and corrected. Supervisor Garretson approved the minutes as corrected.

188 Lyman & James Johnson $200.00pd
189 Cherry Valley Facilities Corp. $200.00pd
190 NBT Bank $9,130.19pd
191 Standard Security Life Insurance $53.40pd
192 Time Warner $69.95pd
193 Rural Business Services $250.00pd
194 Cordia Communications $95.10pd
195 Verizon Wireless $94.46pd
196 Cherry Valley Hardware $37.37pd
197 Cintas Corp. $167.80pd
198 Clarks Sports Center $500.00pd
199 Suburban Propane $1,913.00pd
200 Hummel’s Office Plus $124.92pd
201 AFLAC New York $166.80pd
202 United States Treasury $49.54pd
203 NYS Employment Taxes $838.25pd
204 US Postal Service $236.60pd
205 Logical Net $17.95pd
206 Vets Casella Waste Services $58.42pd
207 Ikon Financial Services $196.91pd
208 Mercury Media Group $9.95pd
209 The Daily Star $39.84pd
210 Transcription Associates $928.50pd
211 Lisa Fassett $9.20pd
212 Postmaster $41.00pd
213 Gates Cole Associates $1,039.69pd
214 Verizon $178.98pd
215 National Grid $1,685.81pd
216 Bassett Healthcare $21,868.24pd
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217 Road Runner LLC $139.91pd
218 Hummel’s Office Plus $82.01pd
219 Medical Arts Press $20.98pd
220 Quill Corp. $73.14pd
221 US Postal Service $1,187.60pd
222 Russell Johnson $320.94pd
223 Jessica Vanbreukelen $40.00pd
224 William T. Ryan Associates $791.69pd
225 Dorothy E. Johnson $23.40pd
226 Coca Cola Ent. $35.00pd
227 Excellus Blue Cross $256.06pd
228 Excellus Blue Cross Blue Sheild $3,731.97pd
229 Cherry Valley Hardware $1,404.00pd
230 NBT Bank $32,448.00pd
231 County of Otsego $12.60pd
232 A Rose is A Rose $65.00pd

Highway Vouchers:
Item 1 (5-9)
Item 3 (68-78)

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 February 2008 is $5,808.15.

Information presented to the Town Clerk by Supervisor Garretson is as follows:
Dog Control Officers Reports for March and April 2008

Miscellaneous Information and Review of Goals for 2008. Supervisor Garretson made a motion to change salt and sand lease payment and Town Clerk/Village Clerk lease payment from a monthly payment to an annual payment. Councilperson Cornwell seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Mary Beth presented the Town Clerk software program from Williamson Law Book Co. to the Board.

Updates:

Alden Field: Taylor Miles will be lining the soccer fields and doing light custodial work at the concession stand.

Community Center update given by Mary Beth Flint: Youth commission met on April
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15th. Bob Loucks will be completing Dan Kiesow’s appointed duties at the Community Center.

Health Center: April Revenue $41,094.00 Expenses $28,843.

Town Facilities report: Volunteer workday is pending.

Visitor’s Center: Motion made by Councilperson Cornwell to form a Citizens Committee for the Visitors Center. Councilperson Johnson seconded the motion. Councilperson Johnson will join the committee at the end of 2008.

Planning Board report given by Walter Buist. There is no current business before the Planning Board. Walter spoke with Steve Eisenburg of Reunion Power and two met towers have been removed.

Highway Department: Highway Superintendent Ed VanDerwerker updated the board on a new pay loader and a new truck. Supervisor Garretson spoke with Terry Bliss regarding a scrap steel and tire pick up day. Supervisor Garretson gave Ed The Highway Superintendents software package from Williamson Law Book Co. Update also given regarding the salt shed electrical use reimbursement from Adirondack Maple Farms.

Land Use Committee did not meet in April.

Alternative/Renewable Energy Committee Agenda for May 2008 is presented. Town of Caroline wind energy project presentation is scheduled for May 21, 2008 at 7:00pm at the Community Center.

Cate LaBarre and Win McIntyre addressed the Board regarding the condition of their road, Salt Springville Road. During the winter months the road is great and it is drivable. During the summer months there is a big dust problem and with the aggregate used on the road. They are asking if something can be done to reduce the dust problem on this road. Highway Superintendent VanDerwerker explained the road maintenance schedule for the Town Roads. Oil and gravel has been put down and this has alleviated some of the dust problems.

Richard Marks gave and update to the Board regarding the recent audit of the Health Center books.

Questions and Comments were entertained by the public present.

Jack Palmenteri asked if a location for the visitor center has been decided?

Motion made by Councilperson Cornwell to adjourn the meeting, seconded by
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Councilperson Johnson. Meeting adjourned at 8:39PM

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Beth Flint
Town Clerk

TB Meeting March 13, 2008

The regular meeting of the Town of Cherry Valley Town Board was held on Thursday, March 13, 2008 with meeting called to order at 7:10PM 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 February 2008 meeting were read and corrected. Supervisor Garretson approved the minutes as corrected.

Bills for the month of February are presented:

87 VOIDED check #5838 Lisa Fassett -$810.74
88 Cherry Valley Facilities Corp. $200.00pd
89 Lyman and James Johnson $200.00pd
90 AFLAC-NY $120.84pd
91 Broadview Networks $288.28pd
92 RBS, Inc $937.96pd
93 Hughes Network Systems $86.59pd
94 Gates Cole Assoc. $25,146.14pd
95 NYS Retirement System $24,727.00pd
96 Jaird Johnson $73.00pd
97 Time Warner of Albany $69.95pd
98 VerizonWireless $95.85pd
99 Hummel”s Office Supply $11.54pd
100 Quill Corp. $80.17pd
101 Medical Arts Press $211.17pd
102 Cherry Valley Hardware $76.63pd
103 Haggerty Hardware $90.44pd
104 Bassett Healthcare $22,363.91pd
105 Transcription Associates $956.40pd
106 Cordia communications $95.78pd
107 Dan Kiesow $60.00pd
108 Cintas Corp. $209.75pd
109 Quill Corp. $71.82pd
110 ProVantage $25.85pd
111 Otsego Telephone System $315.00pd
112 Postmaster $134.00pd
113 Lisa Fassett $16.09pd
114 Logical Net $17.95pd
115 NYS Association of Towns $30.00pd
116 Vets Disposal $57.94pd
117 The Daily Star $16.20pd
118 Suburban Propane $2,761.56pd
119 RBS, Inc. $400.00pd
120 National Pastime $700.00pd
121 Coca Cola $113.00pd
122 Suburban Propane $573.22pd
123 Excellus BC/BS $487.78pd
124 Excellus BC/BS $5,809.69pd
125 National Grid $1,535.45pd
126 Verizon $177.75pd
127 Lyman and James Johnson $400.00pd
128 Thompson Electric $553.00pd
129 Hummel’s Office Plus $6.31pd
130 Ikon Financial Service $196.91pd
131 Cherry Valley American Legion $420.00pd
132 Susan Miller $320.00pd
133 Cherry Valley Historical Association $8,650.00pd
134 Cherry Valley Library $7,700.00pd
135 VOID check #5820 NYS Assoc. of Magistrates -$52.50
136 VOID check #5902 NYS Assoc. of Magistrates -$35.00
137 Cherry Valley Fire District $80,525.00pd
138 Roger CeCe $162.50pd
139 Otsego County Superintendent Association $35.00pd
140 Laurie Spencer $501.59pd
141 Ikon Office Solutions $67.99pd
142 Quill Corp. $101.25pd
143 Medical Arts Press $270.00pd
144 Hughes Network Systems $86.59pd
145 Suburban Propane $499.94pd
146 VOID check #5915 Gates Cole Assoc. -$504.00
147 Gates Cole Assoc. $504.00pd
148 Quill Corp. $25.42pd

Highway Vouchers:
Item 3 (32-51)
Item 4 (5-7)

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 December 2007 is $4,257.82.

Information presented to the Town Clerk by Supervisor Garretson is as follows:
Otsego County Board of Elections
Health Center Monthly Income/Expense Report
Town of Cherry Valley Citizens Committee on Alternative and Renewable Energy Agenda for March 4, 2008
Local Law 2008-1 Town of Cherry Valley Local Law authorizing a Real Property Tax Exemption for Cold War Veterans

Updates:

Community Center update given by Mary Beth Flint: There will be a Tool Sale on March 17 and 18. A broken window needs to be replaced. The WIC (women infants and children) program will be meeting every third Friday of the month for 2008.

Health Center: Supervisor Garretson reported the expenses for the month of December 2007 $30,950.00 and Revenues $23,079.00. A CPA has been retained from Oneonta. Currently the 2004 budget audit is complete.

Town Facilities report: Supervisor Garretson asked that the webpage be updated with the 2008 budget. He also reviewed the goals of 2008 to make sure we are meeting expectations. Supervisor Garretson asked Mary Beth Flint to compose a job description for the Community Center Director and he will ask Dan Kiesow, Building Superintendent to do the same.

Facilities Corporation update given by Supervisor Garretson. Recently a meeting took place between the Village Board, Facilities Corp representatives and Town Board members. This meeting was to open up lines of communication and how each entity can work together.

Visitor Center: Supervisor Garretson was unable to meet with the Chamber, but did speak with Jackie Hull regarding a Citizen’s Committee regarding the Visitor’s Center.

Planning Board: Walter Buist, Chairman, reports the Planning Board has contacted Reunion Power regarding the MET Towers on East Hill. Steve Isenberg of Reunion Power will be getting back to Walter regarding the MET towers.

Highway Department: Ed VanDerWerker, Highway Superintendent, reports Roadrunner is now installed on his computer. He spoke with Maggie Gage regarding the insurance on equipment. The new overhead door has been installed.

County Rep Sam Dubben reports currently county business is running smoothly. The County Board is investigating ideas to change the microwave system currently being used by the County. Towns throughout the County have had to use more sand on the roads do to the salt shortage.

Land Use Committee: Walter Buist reviewed the discussion document, revisions have been made and will be ready to review at the next meeting. The goal is to have a draft document by summer..

Alternative Renewable Energy Committee: Chairman, Mark Cornwell reports the committee will be focusing their efforts on an Energy Audit sponsored by NYSERD and working with the School regarding Alternative and Renewable Energy projects.

Federal/State/County: Scott Fickbohn, District Manager of Otsego County Soil and Water Services will be next month’s speaker at the Town Board meeting.

Questions and comments from the Public present:

Andy Minnig questioned the Towns donation to the American Legion and he requested Reunion Power be contacted as to what happened to the MET tower on East Hill?

Francis Clough has a concern regarding the road drain in front of his Alden Street business. The Town plows plug it up when they come through to plow and the water backs up in front of his business. There is also a section of the curb missing. He is also concerned about the amount of dirt on the roadway and hopes this will be cleaned up in the spring.

Councilperson Johnson made a motion to adjourn the meeting, Councilperson Cornwell second the motion.

There being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 8:15pm.

Respectfully submitted,


Mary Beth Flint
Town Clerk

Public Hearing for Local Law 2008-1 Town of Cherry Valley County of Otsego-State of NY Authorizing a Real Property Tax Exemption for Cold War Veterans is opened at 8:16pm.

There being no public input, concerns or questions Councilperson Johnson made a motion to close the Public Hearing, Councilperson Cornwell second the motion.

The Public Hearing is closed at 8:17pm.

TB Meeting February 14, 2008

The regular meeting of the Town of Cherry Valley Town Board was held on Thursday, February 14, 2008 with meeting called to order at 7:07PM 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 2008 meeting were read and corrected. Supervisor Garretson approved the minutes as corrected.

Bills for the month of February are presented:

41 Otsego County Superintendent Assoc. $35.00
42 Roger CeCee-Safety Consultant $162.50
43 Cinta’s Corporation #121 $332.80pd
44 Logical Net $17.95pd
45 Cherry Valley Hardware $48.72pd
46 Dan Kiesow $67.50pd
47 Susquehanna SPCA $308.00pd
48 Time Warner $69.95pd
49 Otsego County Town $100.00pd
50 Broadview Networks $294.01pd
51 Thomas Garretson $81.59pd
52 AFLAC $166.80pd
53 Standard Security $63.37pd
54 Suburban Propane $927.13pd
55 NYS Magistrates Assoc. $60.00pd
56 National Pastime $387.94pd
57 Lisa Fassett $9.20pd
58 NYS Employee Taxes $646.23pd
59 United States Treasurer $57.82pd
60 Williamson Law Book Co. $25.93pd
61 NYS Assoc. of Towns $41.00pd
62 Verizon Wireless $94.07pd
63 Suburban Propane $683.30pd
64 Verizon $179.61pd
65 Cordia Communications $94.74pd
66 RBS Inc. $104.00pd
67 Transcription Assoc. $815.55pd
68 Vets Disposal $58.06pd
69 Ikon Financial Services $196.91pd
70 Rury’s Food Store $119.33pd
71 Medical Arts Press $21.21pd
72 Quill Corporation $63.77pd
73 Excellus BC/BS $487.78pd
74 Excellus BC/BS $11,619.38pd
75 NYS Assoc. of Magistrates Court $52.50pd
76 Postmaster $36.00pd
77 Bassett Healthcare $21,447.60pd
78 Lyman & James Johnson $200.00pd
79 Cherry Valley Facilities Corp. $200.00ps
80 Thomas Garretson $16.40pd
81 Hummel’s Office Plus $25.40pd
82 American Heart Assoc. $50.00pd
83 Quill Corp. $9.73pd
84 Public Goods Pool $240.00pd
85 National Grid $1,725.82pd
86 Suburban Propane $1,563.84pd

Highway Vouchers:
Item 3 (17-31)
Item 4 (3-4)

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 November 2007 is $6,927.08

Updates:

Community Center update given by Mary Beth Flint: Community Center continues to be busy. Tom met with Jeff Stiles and Bill Ryan regarding the Boiler and the manifold needs to be rebuilt. Tom also spoke with the Mayor regarding the locker room and there will be a volunteer workday scheduled in the near future to clean and prep the locker rooms for completion hopefully by 2009.

Health Center: Supervisor Garretson reported the expenses for the month of January 2008 $29,817.00 and Revenues $27,318.00. A CPA will be coming in to Audit the books. The employee’s of the health center were inquiring if the sidewalk outside the Health Center is their responsibility? Tom Spoke with Jeff Stiles, Village Trustee and the village is responsible for the sidewalk outside the Health Center.

Town Facilities report: Supervisor Garretson spoke with NBT Bank and asked them to look at the Bonds interest rates. After snow season Tom and Ed will evaluate the Highway equipment replacement schedule.

Facilities Corporation update given by Sam Dubben: Several grants have been applied for for the building upkeep. There will be a meeting set up with the Facilities Corp, the Village and the Town in the near future.

Visitor Center: Supervisor Garretson is invited to the next Chamber meeting to discuss future plans for a citizens committee.

Planning Board: Walter Buist, Chairman, reports there was no meeting January. There will be a regular meeting in February. Planning Board will be looking into the MET towers that remain on East Hill.

Highway Department: No new news to report.

County Rep Sam Dubben reports the County entered into an agreement with ECC. Emergency services needs to be updated.

Land Use Committee met in January and will reviewe the discussion document in the upcoming months.

Alternative Renewable Energy Committee: No meeting in February do to the weather.

Liz Plymell presented a Recreational Trails Program. She will leave the information with Supervisor Garretson if anyone is interested in pursuing this program.

Supervisor Garretson introduced proposed Local Law 2008-1 Real Property Tax Exemption for Cold War Veterans. There will be a public hearing at the next Town Board meeting.

There were no questions or comments from the public present.

Councilperson Cornwell made a motion to adjourn Councilperson Johnson second the motion.

There being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 8:31pm.

Respectfully submitted,
Mary Beth Flint
Town Clerk

TB Meeting January 10, 2008

The regular meeting of the Town of Cherry Valley Town Board was held on Thursday, January 10, 2008 with meeting called to order at 7:10PM 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 December 2007 meeting were read and corrected. Supervisor Garretson approved the minutes as corrected.

Bills for the month of January are presented:
01 Lyman & James Johnson 200.00pd
02 Cherry Valley Facilities Corp. 200.00pd
03 AFLAC 166.80pd
04 The Daily Star 24.30pd
05 Lisa Fassett 4.60pd
06 US Postal Service 236.60pd
07 Thomas Garretson 81.59pd
08 Time Warner of Albany 74.85pd
09 Suburban Propane 928.40pd
10 Broadview Networks 283.94pd
11 Cherry Valley Hardware 86.88pd
12 Transcription Associates 986.85pd
13 RBS, Inc. 250.00pd
14 Vets Disposal 57.34pd
15 Otsego County Assessors Association 25.00pd
16 Otsego County Town Clerks Association 50.00pd
17 Fredy Herr 39.77pd
18 Dan Kiesow 60.00pd
19 Hummel’s Office Plus 41.96pd
20 The Daily Star 31.50pd
21 Logical Net 17.95pd
22 Cherry Valley Facilities Corp. 400.00pd
23 US Postal Service 395.00pd
24 AW Direct 441.00pd
25 Suburban Propane 800.79pd
26 Ikon Financial Services 196.91pd
27 Postmaster 123.00pd
28 Medical Arts Press 77.38pd
29 Public Goods Pool 927.00pd
30 US Postal Service 696.60pd
31 Public Goods Pool 473.00pd
32 Lisa Fassett 50.30pd
33 The Freeman’s Journal 28.50pd
34 Excellus BC/BS 487.78pd
36 Voided Check # 5761 Verizon -154.35
37 Voided Check #5762 Verizon -154.35
38 Verizon 154.35pd
39 Bassett Healthcare 21,567.11pd
40 Voided Check #57381 James Johnson -205.87

Highway Vouchers:
Item 1 (1-2)
Item 3 (1-16)
Item 4 (1-2)

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 October 2007 is $4,800.53.

Information presented to the Town Clerk by Supervisor Garretson is as follows:
Agreement for the control of snow and ice on County Roads
Email from Judi Taylor-Verizon
Town of Cherry Valley Citizens Committee on Alternative and Renewable Energy Agenda for January 3, 2008

Martin Field spoke on behalf of the Tompkins Family regarding the recent Fund Raiser.

Updates:

Community Center update given by Mary Beth Flint: Community Center is very busy this time of year hosting Biddy Basketball as well as other private functions. A recognition plaque needs to be replaced because it accidentally got broke.

Health Center: Supervisor Garretson reported the expenses for the month of December 2007 $30,525.00 and Revenues $33,273.00.

Town Facilities report: Supervisor Garretson reports Lisa Fassett will be cleaning the Health Center as well as the Town Board Room and bathrooms at the Town Barn.

Facilities Corporation update given by Sam Dubben: The boiler has been repaired. Bathrooms in the main hallway have been fixed as well. There was a working bathroom in the Teen Cafe during the down time of the hallway bathrooms. There have been financial rumors circulating regarding the Facilities Corp and Mr. Dubben assures these are just rumors. Financially the Corporation is running ok. The Child Daycare has and is a financial challenge at this time.

Village Shared Services: Lou Guido, trustee, wrote a letter to the NYS Parks and Trails for possible funding to put in a 1.25 mile walking trail between the Public Parking lot and Alden Field.

Visitor Center: Supervisor Garretson is waiting for correspondence from Barb Thomas of the NYSDOT.

Planning Board: Walter Buist, Chairman, reports there was no meeting for December 2007. Currently, there is no pending business. The January meeting is cancelled due to Mr. Buist being out of town. Meeting will resume in February.

Highway Department: Ed VanDerWerker, Highway Superintendent, reports he will talk with Terry Bliss of the County Planning Department regarding a Tire Day for Cherry Valley. Salt supply is back in stock at the County Highway Department. The current contract for snow and ice removal on County Highways expires in November 2008. This is a 3 year contract. Mileage of County roads in the Town of Cherry Valley can be added to the contract at the time of renewal.

County Rep Sam Dubben reports the Organizational meeting for the County was held and Jim Powers is the new County Chairman. Committees have been chosen as well. The County is looking into Workers Comp coverage being charged back to the Towns. Mr. Dubben also sits on the Board for Otsego Manor and feels the facility and the recent personnel issues are moving in the right direction.

Land Use Committee: No meeting in December. Meeting will resume in February due to Chairman being out of Town.

Alternative Renewable Energy Committee: Chairman, Mark Cornwell, reports the committee would like to host a NYSERDA sponsored audit of Town Facilities for money incentives to improve our infrastructure. The next meeting will be held on February 12 instead of February 5 do to the Chairman being out of town.

The Annual Organizational meeting for the Town of Cherry Valley is called to order at 7:35pm.

The following is the outline for Town Board Meetings:

Organizational Meeting of the Cherry Valley Town Board
Annual January 2008

The Town Board Meetings will be called to order at 7:00 pm, 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. Board members will begin review of the invoices no later then 6:30 pm on the night of the town board meeting.

96 hours prior notice will be allowed to the Supervisor, for consideration of a topic or presentation to appear on the monthly town board meeting agenda.

The Rules of Procedure for the monthly Town Board meeting are as follows:
Call to Order
Pledge to the Flag
Roll Call of Officers
Minutes of the last monthly meeting
Presentation of invoices and payments
Monthly information to the Town Clerk
Updates and New Business:
Community Center
Alden Fields
Health Center
Town Facilities
Community Facilities Corp
Shared Services with the Village
Visitor Center
Planning Board
Highway Department
Federal / State / County Info
Land Use Committee
Alternative / Renewable Energy Committee

Questions, Comments and Concerns from the public will be entertained prior to the board meeting adjournment. There will be a 2 minute limit per speaker.

The Budget Officer is authorized to pay employees, insurance, utility, communication and any other due invoices prior to the review and approval of the town board.

The Budget Officer will document and produce all invoices, paid and unpaid, for town board audit review and approval.

The adopted 2008 budget for the town is $ 1,362,156.
The adopted 2008 tax levy for the town is $ 689,526.

The Town Clerk will provide the Supervisor with 2 sealed copies of adopted resolutions.
The following positions have been reappointed for 2008

Town Health Officer Maureen Kuhn
Registrar of Vital Statistics Mary Beth Flint

The following positions have been reappointed and /or reemployed for 2008

Town Attorney Lynn Greene $6000
Town Assessor Kassandra Cade Laymon $8200
Dog Control Officer Jaird Johnson $3190
Town Historian Susan Miller $320
Town Tax Collector Dorothy Johnson $2270
Community Center Director Mary Beth Flint $3190
Community Center Custodian Dan Kiesow $3800
Health Center Cleaner per hour $10.00
Health Center Secretary Susan Schaffer $23,750
Health Center Office Manager Lisa Fassett $27,580
Town Highway Employees per hour $14.00
Court Clerks per hour $9.00
Part Time Employees per hour $10.00
Overtime per hour x 1.5

The following are elected positions for 2008

Town Supervisor / Town Budget Officer Tom Garretson $11,230
Town Clerk Mary Beth Flint $9580
Town Councilperson Jim Johnson $2675
Town Councilperson Mark Cornwell $2675
Town Superintendent of Highways Ed Vanderwerker $42,750
Town Justice Fredy Herr $8700
Town Justice Deb Whiteman $8700

The Official Town newspapers will be The Freeman’s Journal, The Richfield Mercury, The Daily Star, and The Cooperstown Crier.

The Official Town Bank will be the Cherry Valley branch of NBT

Town business travel reimbursement will be $0.50 per mile
A Petty Cash fund in the amount of $200 is granted to the Town Clerk.

The Superintendent of Highways is authorized to purchase equipment and replacement parts prior to the review and approval of the town board, not to exceed $2000.

The Superintendent of Highways will provide the Supervisor with the number of overtime hours per highway employee, no later then 4pm on the Wednesday of the payroll week.
The Board of Assessment Review will consist of the following town board appointed individuals with terms expiring on the following month and year:

Brian Haig September - 2007
Louis Guido September - 2008
Edward Harvey September - 2011

The Town Planning Board will consist of the following town board appointed individuals with terms expiring on the following month and year:

Jeff Wait September - 2008
Elizabeth Plymell September - 2009
Leonard Press September - 2010
Marion Holmes September - 2011
Edward Garretson September - 2012
Walter Buist September - 2013
Russell V. Flint September - 2014

The employee benefit package has been updated and is included with this document.

Town Board procedure changes for 2008 will include the following:
Damaged or voided checks will be included in the monthly presentation to the Town Clerk.
The Town Board Council members will be paid the first of every month.

Town Board goals for 2008 will include the following:
Reduce the health center outstanding accounts receivable amount by $40,000.

Improve the town web site and the forms of communication to the supervisor

Update contact information and the contact preference of the board member

Create job descriptions for all town board appointed positions

Delegation from the supervisor to the board for additional support and service

Fence installation between the Shelly and Town property

Adopt planning board supported land use regulations

Continue with the locker room renovation to create a multi purpose room

Educational – Informational meetings from the real property tax department

The use of fire proof safes for Town Clerk record retention

Town of Cherry Valley - Employee Benefits Package - 2008
Benefit
Who pays
When you are eligible
What you receive
Vacation
Town of Cherry Valley
Pro-rated for the first year
2 weeks for 1 to 10 years of service



3 weeks for 10 to 20 years of service



4 weeks for 20 or more years of service




12 Holidays
Town of Cherry Valley
On date of hire
New Year's Day


President's Day



Memorial Day



Independence Day



Labor Day



Columbus Day



Election Day



Veterans' Day



Thanksgiving Eve Afternoon



Thanksgiving Day



Christmas Eve Afternoon



Christmas Day



Birthday or equivalent day off




Personal Days
Town of Cherry Valley
Pro-rated for the first year
5 days per year - no annual carry over




Sick Days
Town of Cherry Valley
Pro-rated for the first year
10 days per year - maximum annual carry over of 180 days




Medical Insurance
Town of Cherry Valley
Employee pays 20% of cost for the first 6 months - after 6 months of employment the Town of Cherry Valley pays 100%
Excellus - BlueCross/BlueShield


Annual Individual Plan: package # 060 and contract type 12


Annual Family Plan: package # 060 and contract type 14




Unemployment Insurance
Town of Cherry Valley
On date of hire
Town sends payment quarterly with form: NYS-45 to the state




Disability / Compensation Insurance
Town of Cherry Valley
On date of hire
Town sends payment quarterly with form: E06160-000 to standard security life insurance




State Retirement
Employee
On date of hire
Individual contributions, loans or arrears set up by town per employee's request




Dental Coverage
Town of Cherry Valley
On date of hire
Excellus - BlueCross/BlueShield



Annual Individual Plan: package # D1



Annual Family Plan: package # D2




Aflac Life Insurance
Employee
On date of hire
Individual policy type and coverage set up by town per employee's request





Resolution 2008-1 Annual Organizational Meeting is presented.

Councilman Cornwell made a motion to approve Resolution 2008-1 as presented, Councilperson Johnson 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 2008-1 is approved and carried.

Resolution 2008-2 Otsego County All Hazard Mitigation Plan is presented.

Councilperson Johnson made a motion to accept Resolution 2008-2 as presented, Councilperson Cornwell second the motion. A roll call vote is taken. Supervisor Garretson-yes, Councilperson Cornwell-yes, Councilperson Johnson-yes. 3-yes votes 0-no votes. Resolution 2008-2 is approved and carried.

There were no questions or comments from the public present.

Councilperson Johnson made a motion to adjourn Councilperson Cornwell second the motion.

There being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 8:27pm.

Respectfully submitted,


Mary Beth Flint
Town Clerk