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