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