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

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

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