2010 Town Budget

The 2010 Town of Cherry Valley Budget is now available in PDF format.

The Summary is located at
cherryvalleyny.us/pdfs/2010 Town of Cherry Valley Budget - sum.pdf

The three page budget is at
cherryvalleyny.us/pdfs/2010 Town of Cherry Valley Budget - 1-3.pdf

TB Mtg Oct 8, 2009

TB Meeting October 8, 2009

The regular meeting of the Town Board of Cherry Valley was held on Thursday, October 8, 2009 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 P
Jim Johnson Councilperson P
Ed VanDerWerker Highway Superintendent P
Mary Beth Flint Town Clerk Excused
Kevin Flint Deputy Town Clerk P

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

Bills for the month of October 2009 are presented:
375 RBS Inc $250.00pd
376 Cordia Communications $106.74pd
377 Medical Arts Press $95.96pd
378 Verizon Wireless $101.46pd
379 Cherry Valley Hardware $206.59pd
380 RL Parsons Inc $308.00pd
381 Transcription Associates $873.60pd
382 Logical Net $17.95pd
383 Gruver, Zweifel and Scott LLP $2,925.00pd
384 Postmaster $40.00pd
385 Cintas Corporation $206.73pd
386 Casella Waste Services $58.08pd
387 Time Warner Cable Business $69.95pd
388 Bassett Healthcare $22,793.83pd
389 William T. Ryan Associates $6,379.04pd
390 National Grid $972.24pd
391 Calendars $24.29pd
392 Tri-County Communications Inc $179.10pd
393 JB Supply $160.84pd
394 Public Goods Pool $714.00pd
395 Ikon Financial Services $196.91pd
396 Regen, LLC $1,220.00pd
397 Paraco Gas $115.21pd
398 Cherry Valley Springfield CS $1,211.25pd
399 Time Warner Cable Business $74.95pd
400 Excellus BC/BS Gen Medical $1,504.47pd
401 Excellus BC/BS Gen Dental $222.47pd
402 Verizon $198.90pd
403 Hughesnet $86.59pd
404 Medical Arts Press $71.96pd
405 NBT Bank $21,134.44pd
406 NBT Bank $27,066.00pd
407 NYS Retirement System $60.07pd
408 Cherry Valley Fireman’s Auxiliary $100.00pd
409 Broadview Networks $323.03pd

Highway Vouchers:
Item 1 (31-36)
Item 3 (108-122)
Item 4 (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 April, May, June, July and August 2009.
Town share of monthly County sales tax collected for the month of July 2009 is $4,497.
Copies of monthly checks over $1,000 received will be presented to the Town Clerk

Community Center: Revenue for Sept $980.00. Expense $2,471.
Pork roast dinner at the Community Center Saturday, October 10 from 5-7

Miscellaneous Information:
Paycheck direct deposit is available. Monthly paychecks will be cut on the 25th of each month and mailed so recipients will have them by the 1st of each month.

Health Center:
Revenue for Sept $26,586. Expenses $34,912. Expenses are up due to Audit and employees receive 3 paychecks in the month of October.
Supervisor Garretson received a letter of request for resignation for a Health Center Board member.
Supervisor Garretson received a letter of resignation from a Health Center Board member.
Supervisor Garretson has requested a meeting with the Auditor to discuss the 2008 audit numbers. He has some concerns because the Supervisors numbers differ from the audit report by $90,000 in revenue.

Town Facilities:
William Ryan and Associates-new board room is ready for carpet. The room should be ready in time for Election Day voting on November 3.

Community Center Facilities Corp:
Supervisor Garretson suggested a meeting with himself, the Mayor of the Village and Mr. Dubben to discuss the financial numbers for the Facilities Corporation. The organization has been struggling to make ends meet as of late.

Village:
Town and Village board minutes and info available on the website www.cherryvalleyny.us
American Legion 5K Run/Walk Veteran’s Day Weekend-Nov. 7, 2009
2000 Chevrolet Dump Truck bids being accepted until October 19, 2009. So far no bids have been received.
Mathias VanDerWerker has been hired for the vacant position in the Village Department of Public Works

Visitor’s Center:
Survey completed and available for viewing
Foit-Albert rough draft of visitor center presented. Supervisor Garretson did not like some of the designs to the proposed Hop House draft blueprint. There will be a Public Hearing for the Visitor Center proposed building in the future.

Planning Board:
Road Preservation Law presented by Mark Cornwell for Walter Buist and is subject to modifications. All parts of the rough draft of the Road Preservation Law have been extracted from the current Comprehensive Plan and Wind Law to create a stand alone law entitled Industrial Traffic and Sound Law.
Councilperson Cornwell asked how do we enforce these laws and who will be the permitting authority. Supervisor Garretson stated future entities would need to contact the Highway Superintendent to discuss what roads can handle what equipment, etc.
Proposal inquires requested for Town-wide Assessment Re-eval Project has been sent to the papers by Supervisor Garretson. Motion made by Councilperson Cornwell to have a re-evaluation of the Town seconded by Councilperson Johnson. Motion carried.

Highway Department:
Town Barn dumpster change-Vet’s/Casella to Wheelock Disposal.
County Snow and Ice Contract review and concerns. Need a resolution for 3 years, however Supervisor Garretson spoke with Highway Superintendent VanDerWerker and decided on 1 year renewal term.

Federal/State/County:
Road lines requested on County Route 32
State Route 166 bridge project presentation-update
Supervisor Garretson received notification from FEMA the Town’s Flood Plan has been updated and revised.

Land Use Committee:
Land Use Regulation Document is ready for public viewing. Will need multiple copies placed in various locations and on the website for the public to view.

Alternative/Renewable Energy Committee:
NYS wind law setbacks document to be completed by year end. Councilperson Cornwell will wrap up Excel spread sheet.

Supervisor Garretson presented the 2010 Town of Cherry Valley Preliminary Budget. A Public Hearing for the Preliminary Budget will be held on November 12th, 2009 at the Town Barn Main Street Cherry Valley, NY County of Otsego at 7:00 o’clock PM. The Town Clerk will publish the notice in the 3 Town Newspapers.

Questions and comments were entertained by the public present.

Andy Minnig asked are dog licenses for two years?

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

Respectfully submitted

Kevin Flint

TB Mtg Sept. 10, 2009

TB Meeting September 10, 2009

The regular meeting of the Town Board of Cherry Valley was held on Thursday, September 10, 2009 with meeting called to order at 7:04PM 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 2009 meeting were read. Supervisor Garretson approved the minutes as corrected.

Bills for the month of September 2009 are presented:
333 Haggerty Hardware $13.99pd
334 Thomas Garretson $376.92pd
335 Time Warner Cable Business $69.95pd
336 Broadview Networks $314.16pd
337 Quill Corporation $158.91 pd
338 Transcription Associates $741.45pd
339 RBS Inc $250.00pd
340 Verizon Wireless $97.46pd
341 Joe Weaver $55.00pd
342 Cordia Communications $106.74pd
343 Cherry Valley Hardware $99.71pd
344 The Daily Star $20.99pd
345 Rurys Food Store $186.45pd
346 Cintas Corporation $252.00pd
347 Logical Net $17.95pd
348 Hummels Office Plus $156.22pd
350 Courtney VanBrink $150.00pd
351 Mallory Garretson $135.00pd
352 Mary Auld $105.00pd
353 Joseph Supp $150.00pd
354 Maya Anichini $45.00pd
355 Bassett Healthcare $20,882.81pd
356 Verizon $197.65pd
357 William T. Ryan Associates $1,171.50pd
358 Time Warner Cable Business $74.95pd
359 Public Goods Pool $710.00pd
360 Duane France $264.89pd
361 Excellus BC/BS $222.47pd
362 Excellus BC/BS $1,504.47pd
363 National Grid $882.81pd
364 Casella Waste Services $58.08pd
365 Fredy Herr $120.24pd
366 Roseboom Area Senior Citizens $100.00pd
367 Hummels Office Plus $103.67pd
368 Regen, LLC $1,220.00pd
369 Hughesnet $86.59pd
370 NYS Unemployment Insurance $311.49pd
371 Quill Corporation $221.32pd
372 Broadview Networks $318.02pd
373 Tim Powers $55.00pd
374 Charles Pabst $110.00pd

Highway Vouchers:
Item 1 (27-30)
Item 3 (97-107)

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.

Information presented to the Town Clerk by Supervisor Garretson is as follows:
County sales tax revenue for June was $4,301.
Presentation of Tentative Budget for 2010
October Town Board meeting will be the Preliminary Budget.

Updates
Community Center:
Revenue for August was $1,095 and Expenses were $3,335
Payment received from the WIC program. Invoice sent to Glimmerglass Opera.
September 22 Assemblyman Marc Butler will be holding a Town Hall meeting starting at 7:00pm
September 23 NYSDOT will beholding a public meeting about the upcoming bridge project slated for the bridge entering the village on Route 166.

Miscellaneous Information:
Paycheck direct deposit is available
Received a letter from Steve Eisenberg of Reunion Power stating Reunion Power is ceasing their wind energy developments in Cherry Valley
Received a thank you note from the Roseboom Senior Citizens for the Towns donation.

Health Center:
Revenue for August was $29,958 and Expenses were $28,575.

Village:
Town and Village board minutes and info online @ cherryvalleyny.us
American Legion 5K Run/Walk is scheduled for Veteran’s Day weekend, November 7, 2009. Applications are available outside the Town Clerks Office and also at Larry’s Barber shop.

Visitor’s Center:
Lease agreement signed by NYSDOT and the Town of Cherry Valley.
Foit-Albert request of information letters sent to various agencies.

Planning Board had no official business. Walter Buist read a statement from the Planning Board to the Town Board making recommendations to add 2 new laws for excessive noise from industrial noise and excessive use of roadways from industrial traffic.

Highway Department:
Rabies clinic scheduled for September 15 from 6-8PM
New truck anticipated delivery date is end of October

Land Use Committee:
Presentation of proposed local law-Public hearing is postponed until November.

Federal/State/ County:
Road lines requested on County Route 32. Stones will be swept and lined.
State Route 166 bridge project presentation by Jillian Drapper from the NYSDOT will be at the Community Center on September 23 @ 5:00PM

Alternative/Renewable Energy Committee:
Update on comparable NYS wind law setbacks-nothing new to report as of this meeting.

Resolution 2009-6: required examination of justice court records.

PROPOSED 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, the said agreement provides for an annual update of the estimated expenditure to be determined by NYS DOT, and

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

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED: The town board conducted the required examination and audit of the court records and dockets of the town justice on January 8th 2009.

Motion made by Councilperson Johnson to accept Resolution 2009-6 required examination of justice court records second by Councilperson Cornwell. Roll Call vote is taken Supervisor Garretson-yes, Councilperson Johnson-yes, and Councilperson Cornwell-yes. Resolution is duly carried.


Question and comments from the public present:

Respectfully submitted,


Mary Beth Flint, Town Clerk

TB Mtg May 2009

TB Meeting May 21, 2009

The regular meeting of the Town of Cherry Valley Town Board was held on Thursday May 21, 2009 with meeting called to order at 7:05PM by Supervisor Garretson.

Pledge to the Flag said.

Roll Call 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 2009 meeting were read. Supervisor Garretson approved the minutes as corrected.

Bills for the month of May are presented:
173 Standard Security Life Insurance $53.40pd
174 NBT Bank $8,811.70pd
175 Marian Gerlach $20.00pd
176 Broadview Networks $319.64pd
177 Quill Corp $170.72pd
178 Hughesnet $86.59pd
179 Time Warner Cable Business Class $69.95pd
180 RBS Inc $400.00pd
181 Verizon Wireless $94.47pd
182 RL Parsons Inc. $1,662.81pd
183 Cordia Communications $106.05pd
184 The Daily Star $6.30pd
185 Cintas Corp #121 $197.56pd
186 Logical Net $17.95pd
187 William T. Ryan Associates $14,419.38pd
188 Kassandra Cade Laymon $27.00pd
189Casella Waste Services $55.50pd
190 Rury’s Food Store $116.54pd
191 JB Supply $110.85pd
192 Mercury Media Group $3.57pd
193 Transcription Associates $859.05pd
194 Ikon Financial $196.91pd
195 Hummels Office Plus $211.00pd
196 National Pastime $500.50pd
197 Hillyard/New York $80.92pd
198 National Grid $1,348.96pd
199 Dorothy Johnson $32.40pd
200 Postmaster-13450 $28.00pd
201 Otsego County Magistrates Assoc. $40.00pd
202 NBT Bank $31,392.00pd
203 County of Otsego $14.20pd
204 Postmaster $420.00pd
205 Medical Arts Press $159.72pd
206 Hughesnet $86.59pd
207 Rod’s Welding $210.00pd
208 Hummel’s Office Plus $123.13pd
209 Time Warner Cable Business Class $69.95pd
210 Road Runner LLc $74.95pd
211 Verizon $235.60pd
212 NYS Public Goods Pool $483.00pd
213 Postmaster $31.20pd
214 Excellus BC/BS Gen-Med $1,504.47pd
215 Excellus BC/BS Gen-Dental $222.47pd
216 Cherry Valley Hardware $111.13pd
217 Bassett Healthcare $25,573.36pd

Highway Vouchers
Item 3 (46-58)
Item 1 (7-12)

Motion made by Councilperson Johnson second by Councilperson Cornwell to pay the bills as presented. 3 yes 0 no motion carried.

Town share of monthly sales tax collected for the month of February 2009 is $5,257.07

Dog Control Officers reports for February and March are filed with the Town Clerk.

Primary Election Date: September 15, 2009
General Election Date: November 03, 2009

Correspondence received from Steve Eisenberg from Reunion Power.

New DECALS software runs off of Road Runner no longer need extra telephone line for dial up service.

Community Center/Alden Field:
Revenue for April is $710 and Expenses are $3,016.


Miscellaneous information:
Assessor to meet with the public and tentative roll-May 7, 11, 14 and 23.
Board of review will meet May 26 from 4-8PM.
2010 Census: Bureau well be visiting between April and July 2009
Maggie Milner has been chosen to go to Washington DC to represent the School for a scholarship opportunity for her poetry writing.

Health Center:
· Revenue for April $37,349 and Expenses are $35,346.
· Gary Schaeffer will be the custodial support for the Health Center

Town Facilities:
· William T. Ryan and Associates to complete new board room by 12-31-2009

Village:
Monthly Meeting Minutes are online @ cherryvalleyny.us
American Legion 5K Run/Walk will be held on Veteran’s Day weekend, November 07, 2009.
Restore NY Grant: Restoration of the Lafler Building progressing.

Visitor Center:
Permit issued by NYSDOT for Town use of State owned property.

Planning Board:
Supervisor Garretson received and e-mail from Liz Plymel asking not to be reinstated on the Planning Board.

Highway Department:
Rabies clinic scheduled for September 15 6-8PM
Received notice from the State re: bridge replacement on Route 166 slated in the near future.

Federal/State/County:
BOE new councilperson positions-one 4 yr term, one 2yr unexpired term

Land Use Committee:
Supervisor Garretson will try to contact Walter regarding the “draft document”

Alternative/Renewable Energy Committee:
Opened up the questionnaires they received back from residents.
85 questionnaires were sent out to 65 landowners and 57 were returned.

Questions and comments from the public present:

Andy Minnig asked that the adoption dates of the Wind Ordinances the committee reviewed be included in their review.

Flo Clapper asked why there are so many communication bills from different companies? She also asked can Cherry Valley develop its own wind project without big companies being involved.

Jack Palmenteri suggested attracting small investors.

There being no further business a motion to adjourn was made by Councilperson Cornwell and seconded by Councilperson Johnson.

Meeting adjourned at 8:06pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Beth Flint
Town Clerk

TB Mtg Aug 2009

TB Meeting August 13, 2009

The regular meeting of the Town of Cherry Valley Town Board was held on Thursday, August 13, 2009 with meeting called to order at 7:15PM 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 July 2009 meeting were read and corrected. Supervisor Garretson approved the minutes as corrected.

Bills for the month of August are presented:
290 Cherry Valley Hardware $1,112.43pd
291 Thompson Electric and Plumbing $1,097.47pd
292 Standard Security Life Insurance $53.40pd
293 Time Warner Cable Business Class $69.95pd
294 RBS Inc. $250.00pd
295 Laurie Spencer $341.25pd
296 Joe Weaver $110.00pd
297 Verizon Wireless $97.68pd
298 Cordia Communications $106.44pd
299 RL Parsons, Inc. $607.66pd
300 Cintas Corp #121 $201.74pd
301 Casella Waste Services $57.32pd
302 Logical Net $17.95pd
303 NYS Town Clerks Association $50.00pd
304 NYS Unemployment Insurance $914.48pd
305 William T. Ryan Associates $143.10pd
306 US Postal Service $255.60pd
307 Courtney VanBrink $150.00pd
308 Mallory Garretson $105.00pd
309 Mary Auld $120.00pd
310 Joseph Supp $150.00pd
311 Jacob Palumbo $135.00pd
312 Transcription Associates $1,059.90pd
313 Hummel’s Office Plus $82.00pd
314 Verizon $198.03pd
315 Ikon Financial Services $196.91pd
316 Bassett Healthcare $22,782.41pd
317 National Grid $869.19pd
318 Time Warner Cable Business $74.95pd
319 Thomas Garretson $24.99pd
320 The Freeman’s Journal $24.61pd
321 Excellus BC/BS $222.47pd
322 Excellus BC/BS $1,504.47pd
323 Public Goods Pool $621.00pd
324 US Postal Service $255.60pd
325 Medical Arts Press $227.79pd
326 Postmaster $99.00pd
327 Hughesnet $86.59pd
328 Quill Corporation $2.65pd
329 Courtney VanBrink $120.00pd
330 Mallory Garretson $135.00pd
331 Mary Auld $150.00pd
332 Joseph Supp $150.00pd
333 Jacob Palumbo $105.00pd

Highway Vouchers:
Item 1 (20-26)
Item 3 (81-96)
Item 4 (11-14)

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 May 2009 was $4,363.00.

Updates:

Community Center: Revenue for July is $150; Expenses for July are $4363
Soda machine revenue for 2009-Village Community Center Budget Review

Miscellaneous Information:
Supervisor Garretson received correspondence from Marion Holmes requesting a donation to the Roseboom Senior Citizens Club. Many members are from the Town of Cherry Valley. Supervisor Garretson made a motion to include a $100 donation be included in the annual budget, 2nd by Councilperson Johnson. All in favor motion carried.
Wal-Mart VAP donates a $250 grant back to the town for employees submitting paperwork showing 25 hours of volunteerism. Paperwork has been submitted to Wal-Mart.
Health Insurance Review. Supervisor Garretson sent a letter to Town Employees re: Health Insurance expenses for the upcoming budget year. This letter addressed different options he is looking at for the future budget.

Health Center:
Revenues for July are $29,266 and Expenses for July are $29,955.
Audit for years 2007 and 2008 has been completed

Town Facilities report:
The handicap ramp is being completed for the new entrance into the meeting room still under construction in the Community Center.

Facilities Corporation update given by Sam Dubben:
Things have been running smoother w/o the cost of running the daycare.

Village Shared Services:
Town and Village board minutes and info online at cherryvalleyny.us
Gates Cole letter to fellow business owners regarding the recent break in at their business.
Folk Fest for food is scheduled for August 13, 20, and 27

Visitor Center:
Lease agreement is ready to be signed by town and NYSDOT. Kevin Yerdon will be surveying the lot.
$345,200 in County, State and Federal Grant Funding all renewed and secure

Planning Board:
Walter Buist, Planning Board Chairman, stated Planning Board members will be able to pick what courses they would like to be re-trained on.

Highway Department:
Rabies clinic will be held on September 15 from 6-8PM
Ed Harvey, village trustee, Marty Fields, Fire Chief, would like to do an open house for the public to see the newest trucks that are being purchased in the town and the fire department. Supervisor Garretson also inquired about the Moving Wall display information. Mary Beth will get this information to Tom.

Federal/State/County:
· County Rep Sam Dubben reported the County Board voted to not man the information booths.
· The county is running behind on sales tax revenue.
· County is hoping to operate The Manor on a break-even system.
· Working on the equalization rate. Cherry Valley is at the lowest rate currently in the County.
· Scott Fickbaum is currently asking for letters of support for a grant for the watershed

Land Use Committee:
Draft has been presented to the Supervisor, which he will review. Public Hearing will be scheduled at the next meeting of the Town Board.

Alternative Renewable Energy Committee:
Chairman, Mark Cornwell reports he is currently plugging all the wind laws he has gathered from NYS into a spread sheet.

Eric Miller, Executive Director of OCCA handed out packets of information re: Government jurisdiction regarding gas drilling. He also handed out information on addressing current local laws in regards to local road usage, noise ordinances and taxation. Mr. Miller gave a presentation touching on the aforementioned topics including the burden falls on a Community to prove they are not generic to NYSDEC with regards to historical as well as agricultural resources for examples. Mr. Miller also encouraged the Town to support the local Assessor.

Question, comments and concerns by the public present.
Many of the public present had questions for Mr. Miller. Supervisor Garretson asked for adjournment so questions could be asked and discussions could be held w/ individuals as needed.

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

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There being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 8:43PM.

Respectfully submitted,


Mary Beth Flint
Town Clerk

TB Mtg

TB Mtg June 11, 2009

TB Meeting June 11, 2009

The regular meeting of the Town of Cherry Valley Town Board was held on Thursday, June 11, 2009 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 May 2009 meeting were read. Supervisor Garretson approved the minutes as corrected.

Bills for the month of June were presented:
218 Jaird Johnson $40.00pd
219 Broadview Networks $325.61pd
220 RBS Inc $250.00pd
221 Verizon Wireless $97.98pd
222 Cherry Valley Hardware $103.49pd
223 Bruce Hall Corp $23.58pd
224 William T. Ryan Associates $13,278.64pd
225 Clarks Sport Center $500.00 pd
226 Cordia Communications $106.44pd
227 The Daily Star $6.75pd
228 Bassett Healthcare $22,150.78pd
229 Cintas Corp $243.98pd
230 Logical Net $17.95pd
231 Laurie Spencer $57.44pd
232 Transcription Associates $998.40pd
233 RL Parsons Inc $524.75pd
234 Casella Waste Services $56.46pd
235 Ikon Financial $196.91pd
236 William T. Ryan Associates $2,985.05pd
237 NYS Public Goods Pool $421.00pd
238 The Freeman’s Journal $31.54pd
239 Verizon $167.02pd
240 Road Runner LLC $74.95pd
241 National Grid $989.08pd
242 Susan Schaffer $45.12pd
243 US Postal Services $1,237.60pd
244 Thomas Garretson $20.00pd
245 Quill Corp $89.32pd
246 Ikon Office Supply $70.64pd
247 Medical Arts Press $5.99pd
248 Hughesnet $86.59pd
249 Edward Vanderwerker $58.29pd
250 Excellus BC/BS Gen Dental $222.47pd
251 Excellus BC/BS Gen Medical $1,504.47pd
252 Williamson Law Book Co. $111.48pd
253 Silver and Gold Seniors $200.00pd
254 Carpet Doctor $109.00pd
255 Postmaster $25.00pd
256 Gates Cole Associates $819.25pd
257 Thompson Electric and Plumbing $2,396.20pd
258 Broadview Networks $323.06pd
259 Time Warner Cable Business Class $69.95pd

Highway Vouchers:
Item 1 13-15
Item 3 59-74
Item 4 009

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 2009 $3,701.65.

Community Center/Alden Field and Park:
Revenue for May was $222.00. Expenses $3,701.95
Opera is currently renting sporadically for June and July. They pay their bill at the end of the season when a bill is submitted.
Waiting on payment from WIC organization

Misc. Information:
2010 Census Bureau will visit you between April and July 2009

Health Center:
Revenue for May was $37,967.25 Expenses $30,965.28

Town Facilities:
Wm Ryan and Associates to complete new board room by 12-31-09

Village:
Town and Village Board minutes and info online @ cherryvalleyny.us
American Legion 5K Run/Walk-Veteran’s Day Weekend 11-07-09
Lease for the Village Hall has been finalized for Artworks

Visitor Center:
· Lease agreement currently being reviewed by town attorney Lynn Green

Planning Board:
· Vacancy on the Planning Board. Past letters of interest will be reviewed by the Planning Board

Highway Department:
· Rabies clinic scheduled for Sept 15th 6-8PM
· Received a check from insurance company for $4,000 for damages to Town Truck when a guide wire broke and broke the windshield and horns on the truck

Land Use committee:
Walter is working on final Draft to present to the Board. Will need to have a public hearing

Alternative/Renewable Energy Committee:
Meeting held on June 02
Tom and Mark will draft another letter asking residents who did not respond to the first questionnaire to please respond to the questionnaire.

Angelica Goss-Bley and Paul Mendohlson presented a petition regarding natural gas drilling in the Town of Cherry Valley. They gave a presentation re: gas drilling. Presented testimonials from individuals in other Towns who have had drilling in their Communities. There is a conference to be held on June 20th @ Morrisville Sate College on Natural Gas Development.

Question and Comments were received by the public present:
Greg Noonan commented on the gas drilling people who stayed with him and their jobs were to get leases signed.
A lengthy discussion pursued re: this issue

There being no further business a motion to adjourn was made by Councilperson Johnson and seconded by Councilperson Cornwell. Meeting adjourned @ 8:05PM.

Respectfully submitted,


Mary Beth Flint
Town Clerk

TB Mtg July 09, 2009

TB Meeting July 09, 2009

The regular meeting of the Town Board of Cherry Valley was held on Thursday, July 09, 2009 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 Excused
Mary Beth Flint Town Clerk P

Minutes of the June 2009 meeting were read. Supervisor Garretson approved the minutes as read.

Bills for the month of July 2009 are presented:
260 Verizon Wireless $94.95pd
261 Susquehanna SPCA $77.00pd
262 RBS Inc $250.00pd
263 Cordia Communications $106.49pd
264 Cherry Valley Hardware $214.87pd
265 The Daily Star $35.10pd
266 Transcription Associates $656.85pd
267 Rury’s Food Store $171.44pd
268 Cintas Corporations #121 $198.55pd
269 Logical Net $17.95pd
270 Edward Harvey $267.00pd
271 Brian Haig $267.00pd
272 Louis Guido Jr $267.00pd
273 Bassett Healthcare $22,404.71pd
274 Ikon Financial Services $196.91pd
275 Tri-County Communications $179.10pd
276 Public Goods Pool $561.00pd
277 Excellus BC/BS Gen Dental $231.72pd
278 Excellus BC/BS Gen Medical $1,504.47pd
279 National Grid $851.34pd
280 Verizon $197.94pd
281 McBee Systems Inc $373.27pd
282 Time Warner Cable Business Class $74.95pd
283 Susan Schaffer $32.95pd
284 Coca-Cola Enterprises $371.50pd
285 Hughesnet $86.59pd
286 Hummels Office Plus $41.70pd
287 Broadview Networks $319.33pd
288 Kevin Flint $150.00pd
289 Casella Waste Services $57.32pd

Highway Vouchers:
Item 1 (16-19)
Item 3 (75-80)

Item 4 (10)

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:
Town share of monthly County sales tax collected for the month of April 2009 is $4,139.00.
Community Center:
Revenue for June $192.00. Expense $1,545.
Supervisor Garretson would like Mary Beth to contact the Village Clerk and inquire if the Village has a line for the Community Center in their annual budget. Questioning the soda invoice and the revenue.

Miscellaneous Information:
Supervisor Garretson received a thank you note from Claudine Haig for the donation from the Town for the Silver and Gold seniors.
Supervisor Garretson read an excerpt from Field, Forest and Fen in regards to the Thayer Homestead being part of an Archaeological study at CVSCS and SUNY Oneonta under the direction of Social Studies instructor, Melissa Jaquay.

Health Center: July Revenue $31,591. Expenses $29,141.

Town Facilities:
Supervisor Garretson met w/ Bill and Jeff regarding the ongoing construction and general maintenance of the Community Center meeting room. Water fountain needs to be repaired as well as a broken window in the gym. Thompson Electric will be finishing the light switches and outlets. Handicap ramp needs to be installed at the new doorway entrance and will match the current ramp in the back of the building. Need to get price quotes from Crazy Tom’s for carpeting. Three round tables and chairs have been donated by Fox Hospital to the Community Center.

Village:
Town and Village board minutes and info are online at cherryvalleyny.us
American Legion 5K/ Run/Walk-Veteran’s Day Weekend, November 07, 2009. Registration forms are available outside the Town Clerk’s office on the bulletin board and at Larry’s Barber Shop.

Visitor’s Center:
Lynn Green, Town Attorney, reviewed the lease agreement and has outlined some concerns and recommendations. The current lease is being revised.
Supervisor Garretson stated in order to keep the Grant Money the Town needs to apply and invoice towards the project. He sent an invoice for current expenses for Foyt-Albert to Barb Thomas. This invoice reflects charges for postage.
Supervisor Garretson also noted the Visitor Center Project is listed in the Mohawk Valley Economic Development District.

Planning Board:
Supervisor Garretson called and left a message for Walter to return his call.

Highway Department:
Rabies Clinic is scheduled for September 15th from 6-8PM @ the Town Barn.

Alternative/Renewable Energy Committee:
Update on East Hill Wind mapping and comparable NYS setbacks.

Resolution # 2009-5 July 09, 2009

Resolution of the Cherry Valley Town Board

Proposed Action: Amendment to change the Snow and Ice Agreement signed on November 8th 2007

WHEREAS, due to the severity of the winter and the high cost of fuel during the 2008/2009 season, this municipality request that the Municipal Snow and Ice Agreement estimated expenditure be revised to reflect the additional lane miles of sate roads that were plowed and or treated during the afore mentioned season, and the additional costs associated with the higher fuel prices, and

WHEREAS, all terms and conditions of the original cataract extension remain in effect except the original estimated expenditure of $47,690.39 will have an additional adjustment of $16,716.85 for a revised estimated expenditure of $64,407.23; and

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, this board authorizes Thomas Garretson-Supervisor to enter into amendment B which will adjust the 2008/2009 snow and ice contract for a revised payment factor with the New York State Department of Transportation.

Motion made by Councilperson Cornwell to adopt Resolution #2009-5, seconded by Councilperson Johnson. Roll call of votes is taken: Supervisor Garretson-yes, Councilperson Johnson-yes, and Councilperson Cornwell-yes. All in favor 3 yes 0 no. Resolution 2008-5 is duly carried.

Questions and comments were entertained by the public present.

Andy Minnig had a question regarding the bills for the Community Center and who donated the furniture to the Community Center? Also what was the name of the teacher offering the Archeology study at CVSCS?

Paul Mendohlson stated he attended the Morrisville conference regarding gas drilling. He gave a brief presentation of what he learned at this conference. Suggestions such as revisit Highway Road Laws, Real Property tax laws etc.

Motion made by Councilperson Cornwell to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Councilperson Johnson meeting adjourned at 7:54PM.

Respectfully submitted-Mary Beth Flint, Town Clerk

Resolution #2008-8 Gas Drilling Comments

Resolution of the Cherry Valley Town Board

Resolution # 2008- 8 December 11, 2008

A RESOLUTION OF THE TOWN OF CHERRY VALLEY ENTITLED “COMMENTS TO NYSDEC ON THE on the Draft Scope for Draft Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the Oil, Gas and Solution Mining Regulatory Program for Well Permit Issuance for Horizontal Drilling and High-Volume Hydraulic Fracturing focusing on the Development of the Marcellus Shale and Other Low-Permeability Gas Reservoirs.”

WHEREAS, the Town of Cherry Valley recognizes the need to develop domestic sources of energy and their potential for economic development in upstate New York; and

WHEREAS, the Town of Cherry Valley is located in the Marcellus shale field and other gas bearing formations; and

WHEREAS, the Town of Cherry Valley is located at the shallow, northern edge of the Marcellus Shale Field where it outcrops along U.S. Rte 20 in northern Otsego County; and

WHEREAS, there are numerous natural gas leases signed between private land owners and gas exploration companies within the Town on file with the Otsego County Clerk; and

WHEREAS, aspects of hydraulic fracturing include the potential impacts of (1) water withdrawals, (2) transportation of water to the site via town roads, (3) the use of additives in the water to enhance the hydraulic fracturing process, (4) space and facilities required at the well site to ensure proper handling of water and additives, and (5) removal of spent fracturing fluid from the well site and its ultimate disposition.

WHEREAS, due to the technological advances of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing, the Marcellus shale and others gas bearing formations in the Town of Cherry Valley, these gas bearing formations have become economically feasible to exploit; and

WHEREAS, the Town of Cherry Valley has identified the pollution of groundwater as a major concern in its comprehensive plan, adopted by the Cherry Valley Town Board in 2007; and

WHEREAS, the karst topography, limestone bedrock and shallow depth to the Marcellus shale which underlie the Village and the Town of Cherry Valley make our water bearing formations especially vulnerable to pollution; and

WHEREAS, groundwater is the sole source of all public and private water use in the Town and Village of Cherry Valley; and

WHEREAS, the Department of Environmental Conservation is solely responsible for regulating the exploration, development and production of oil and gas resources in New York; and mineral rights owners and exploration companies are interested in developing a potentially significant gas resource in the Town of Cherry Valley through the use of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing; and


WHEREAS, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is accepting written comments from ALL interested parties on the Draft Scope for Draft Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the Oil, Gas and Solution Mining Regulatory Program for Well Permit Issuance for Horizontal Drilling and High-Volume Hydraulic Fracturing focusing on the Development of the Marcellus Shale and Other Low-Permeability Gas Reservoirs; and

WHEREAS, the Town of Cherry Valley is a local unit of government that has afforded the citizens an opportunity to comment and provide input in the Draft Scope and the actions therein; and

WHEREAS, the oil and natural gas industries are exempt from Federal Clean Water Act, Federal Clean Air Act, Safe Drinking Water Act, and are exempt from local planning review under the New York State Environmental Conservation Law (ECL Section 23-0303); and

WHEREAS, the New York State Environmental Conservation Law (ECL Section 23-0303) preempts towns from regulating land use by the Oil and Natural gas industries except over roads or the rights of local governments under the real property tax law; and

WHEREAS, drilling and hydraulic fracturing involves the use of heavy equipment, millions of gallons of water, all delivered to the well site by heavy trucks, the potential for the degrading of Town roads is possible; and

WHEREAS, the Town of Cherry Valley has reviewed the Draft Scope and affirms that the Draft Scope and the Supplement to the Generic Environmental Impact Statement must include measures to afford adequate protection for the Town’s citizens, water resources, public health, environment and roads.

NOW, BE IT RESOLVED THAT THE TOWN BOARD OF CHERRY VALLEY APPROVES THAT THE NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION (NYSDEC) TAKE ACTION TO ADDRESS IMPACTS TO THE HEALTH, SAFETY AND WELFARE OF THE CITIZENS OF THE TOWN REGARDING the Oil, Gas and Solution Mining Regulatory Program for Well Permit Issuance for Horizontal Drilling and High-Volume Hydraulic Fracturing BY INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING IN THE DRAFT SCOPE AND SGEIS:

(1) Notify the Town of Cherry Valley upon receipt of an application to drill within the Town and notify the Town of issued permits and permit conditions enacted by the NYSDEC for each well, and

(2) Require representatives (company) of the oil and natural gas industry operating in the Town of Cherry Valley to provide the Town a comprehensive list of all substances and their concentrations (chemical and inert) used in drilling, hydraulic fracturing and recovery processes a minimum of six months prior to the start of drilling or hydraulic fracturing so an adequate water quality baseline for our water supplies can be established prior to drilling/hydraulic fracturing; and

(3) Prohibit the use of all hydraulic fracturing fluid constituents that are known to pose a significant risk to human health, and

(4) Require all oil and natural gas exploration in the Town of Cherry Valley use closed loop systems to avoid open pits and potential of contamination of surface and ground water by hydraulic fracturing fluid due to the sensitive nature of the karst topography and shallow depth to the water bearing formations within the Town, to safeguard our drinking water, public health and the environment; and

(5) Notify the Supervisor of the Town of Cherry Valley of violations to permit conditions that occur at any drilling/hydraulic fracturing site within the Town within 24 hours of the violation; and

(6) Require representatives (company) of the oil and natural gas industry operating in the Town of Cherry Valley to fund completely, water tests for residues of drilling/hydraulic fracturing fluids before and after drilling/hydraulic fracturing for any public or private potable water source (well or surface) within 10,000 feet of the water source to be repeated annually at the expense of the representatives of the oil and natural gas industry for 3 years post drilling/hydraulic fracturing; and

(7) Require representatives (company) of the oil and natural gas industry operating in the Town of Cherry Valley to fund completely, radon tests for any home within 10,000 feet of the proposed well to be repeated annually at the expense of the representatives of the oil and natural gas industry for 3 years post drilling/hydraulic fracturing; and

(8) Make the results of the aforementioned tests available to the Cherry Valley Town Board and every owner of the water source or home within that area, and

(9) Require each representative (company) of the oil and natural gas industry operating in the Town of Cherry Valley to post an Environmental Quality Bond to the Town of Cherry Valley while operating in the Town, the amount of this bond to be determined in consultation with NYSDEC, and

(10) Require representatives (company) of the oil and natural gas industry operating in the Town of Cherry Valley to provide the Town a comprehensive list of all substances used in hydraulic fracturing and their concentrations (chemical and inert) moved off site, including a final destination for these substances to insure proper disposal, and

(11) File a transportation plan with the Town Supervisor and Highway Supervisor to insure Town roads and bridges will accommodate this industrial use, and

(12) Require each representative (company) of the oil and natural gas industry operating in the Town of Cherry Valley to post a Performance Bond to the Town of Cherry Valley for potential damages to Town roads, the amount of this bond to be determined in consultation with NYSDOT and Otsego County DPW, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this industry should result in NO additional tax burden whatsoever on the citizens of the Town of Cherry Valley; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the certified copy of this resolution be filed with the New York State Department of State, Office of the Assembly, Office of the NYS Senate, and the Governor’s Office to convey that necessary action is needed to update New York Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) Section 23-0303 to allow for more local influence in protecting the health and welfare of residents.

TB May 21, 2009

TB Meeting May 21, 2009

The regular meeting of the Town of Cherry Valley Town Board was held on Thursday May 21, 2009 with meeting called to order at 7:05PM by Supervisor Garretson.

Pledge to the Flag said.

Roll Call 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 2009 meeting were read. Supervisor Garretson approved the minutes as corrected.

Bills for the month of May are presented:
173 Standard Security Life Insurance $53.40pd
174 NBT Bank $8,811.70pd
175 Marian Gerlach $20.00pd
176 Broadview Networks $319.64pd
177 Quill Corp $170.72pd
178 Hughesnet $86.59pd
179 Time Warner Cable Business Class $69.95pd
180 RBS Inc $400.00pd
181 Verizon Wireless $94.47pd
182 RL Parsons Inc. $1,662.81pd
183 Cordia Communications $106.05pd
184 The Daily Star $6.30pd
185 Cintas Corp #121 $197.56pd
186 Logical Net $17.95pd
187 William T. Ryan Associates $14,419.38pd
188 Kassandra Cade Laymon $27.00pd
189Casella Waste Services $55.50pd
190 Rury’s Food Store $116.54pd
191 JB Supply $110.85pd
192 Mercury Media Group $3.57pd
193 Transcription Associates $859.05pd
194 Ikon Financial $196.91pd
195 Hummels Office Plus $211.00pd
196 National Pastime $500.50pd
197 Hillyard/New York $80.92pd
198 National Grid $1,348.96pd
199 Dorothy Johnson $32.40pd
200 Postmaster-13450 $28.00pd
201 Otsego County Magistrates Assoc. $40.00pd
202 NBT Bank $31,392.00pd
203 County of Otsego $14.20pd
204 Postmaster $420.00pd
205 Medical Arts Press $159.72pd
206 Hughesnet $86.59pd
207 Rod’s Welding $210.00pd
208 Hummel’s Office Plus $123.13pd
209 Time Warner Cable Business Class $69.95pd
210 Road Runner LLc $74.95pd
211 Verizon $235.60pd
212 NYS Public Goods Pool $483.00pd
213 Postmaster $31.20pd
214 Excellus BC/BS Gen-Med $1,504.47pd
215 Excellus BC/BS Gen-Dental $222.47pd
216 Cherry Valley Hardware $111.13pd
217 Bassett Healthcare $25,573.36pd

Highway Vouchers
Item 3 (46-58)
Item 1 (7-12)

Motion made by Councilperson Johnson second by Councilperson Cornwell to pay the bills as presented. 3 yes 0 no motion carried.

Town share of monthly sales tax collected for the month of February 2009 is $5,257.07

Dog Control Officers reports for February and March are filed with the Town Clerk.

Primary Election Date: September 15, 2009
General Election Date: November 03, 2009

Correspondence received from Steve Eisenberg from Reunion Power.

New DECALS software runs off of Road Runner no longer need extra telephone line for dial up service.

Community Center/Alden Field:
Revenue for April is $710 and Expenses are $3,016.

Miscellaneous information:
Assessor to meet with the public and tentative roll-May 7, 11, 14 and 23.
Board of review will meet May 26 from 4-8PM.
2010 Census: Bureau well be visiting between April and July 2009
Maggie Milner has been chosen to go to Washington DC to represent the School for a scholarship opportunity for her poetry writing.

Health Center:
· Revenue for April $37,349 and Expenses are $35,346.
· Gary Schaeffer will be the custodial support for the Health Center

Town Facilities:
· William T. Ryan and Associates to complete new board room by 12-31-2009

Village:
Monthly Meeting Minutes are online @ cherryvalleyny.us
American Legion 5K Run/Walk will be held on Veteran’s Day weekend, November 07, 2009.
Restore NY Grant: Restoration of the Lafler Building progressing.

Visitor Center:
Permit issued by NYSDOT for Town use of State owned property.

Planning Board:
Supervisor Garretson received and e-mail from Liz Plymel asking not to be reinstated on the Planning Board.

Highway Department:
Rabies clinic scheduled for September 15 6-8PM
Received notice from the State re: bridge replacement on Route 166 slated in the near future.

Federal/State/County:
BOE new councilperson positions-one 4 yr term, one 2yr unexpired term

Land Use Committee:
Supervisor Garretson will try to contact Walter regarding the “draft document”

Alternative/Renewable Energy Committee:
Opened up the questionnaires they received back from residents.
85 questionnaires were sent out to 65 landowners and 57 were returned.

Questions and comments from the public present:

Andy Minnig asked that the adoption dates of the Wind Ordinances the committee reviewed be included in their review.

Flo Clapper asked why there are so many communication bills from different companies? She also asked can Cherry Valley develop its own wind project without big companies being involved.

Jack Palmenteri suggested attracting small investors.

There being no further business a motion to adjourn was made by Councilperson Cornwell and seconded by Councilperson Johnson.

Meeting adjourned at 8:06pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Beth Flint
Town Clerk

TB Mtg April 09, 2009

TB Meeting April 09, 2009

The regular meeting of the Town Board of Cherry Valley was held on Thursday, April 09, 2009 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 March 2009 meeting were read. Supervisor Garretson approved the minutes as corrected.

Bills for the month of April 2009 are presented:
130 Hummel’s Office Plus $35.90pd
131 Hughesnet $86.59pd
132 Broadview Networks $330.35pd
133 Marian Gerlach $540.00pd
134 Time Warner Cable Business Class $69.95pd
135 Transcription Associates $809.40pd
136 Verizon Wireless $95.28pd
137 Cordia Communications $105.59pd
138 RBS Inc $250.00pd
139 Cherry Valley Hardware $87.99pd
140 Cintas Corporation #121 $222.59pd
141 Postmaster $122.70pd
142 Hummel’s Office Plus $43.25pd
143 Logical Net $17.95pd
144 NYS Assoc of Tax Rec and Coll. Annual dues $25.00pd
145 RL Parsons Inc $1,499.11pd
146 Paraco Gas $525.33pd
147 Otsego County Treasurer $210.00pd
148 William T. Ryan Associates $669.09pd
149 National Grid $1,305.13pd
150 Cherry Valley Hardware $42.50pd
151 Crown Awards $46.00pd
152 NYS Public Goods Pool $448.00pd
153 Ikon Office Supply $70.64pd
154 Road Runner LLC $74.95pd
155 Verizon $187.84pd
156 Ikon Financial $196.91pd
157 Bassett Healthcare $28,693.29pd
158 Schwaab Inc $37.99pd
159 Medical Arts Press $135.95pd
160 Quill Corporation $170.86pd
161 United Healthcare $8.00pd
162 CASEB $22.00pd
163 Williamson Law Book Company $1,887.40pd
164 Tri-County Communications Inc $179.10pd
165 JB Supply $67.11pd
166 NYS Assoc of Magistrates Court $35.00pd
167 NYS Assoc of Magistrates Court $80.00pd
168 The Freemans Journal $6.08pd
169 Excellus BC/BS $222.47pd
170 Excellus BC/BS $231.72pd
171 Excellus BC/BS $1,504.47pd
172 Excellus BC/BS $4,209.11pd
173 Casella Waste Services $111.30pd

Highway Vouchers:
Item 1 (3-6)
Item 3 (37-45)

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:
Town share of monthly County sales tax collected for the month of January 2009 $3,123.42

Community Center/Alden Fields and Park:
Revenue for March $65. Expenses $2,295
Ed VanDerWerker will roll the soccer and Little League Baseball fields
The opera will be renting the space again this year for rehearsals

Miscellaneous Information
Williamson Law Book Company Town Clerk software is up and running. Still learning how to use the different applications within the software
The Town Justices explained to Supervisor Garretson they are unable to speak to the general public by law. The only time they can have communications is during court sessions
Town Board meeting moved from May 14th2009 to May 21, 2009

Health Center:
March Revenue $42,151. Expenses $36,659
A donation was received from the Brigham family in memory of Morris towards Health Center equipment.
Supervisor Garretson received a resignation letter from Nancy Erway resigning her position on the Health Center Board.

Town Facilities:
William T. Ryan Associates to complete new board room by 12-31-2009
Supervisor Garretson ran a building maintenance report and so far we are ahead of the budget for 2009. We are through the first phase of the project. The second phase will
consist of carpet installation and additional bathroom. The third phase will be Handicapped ramp.
Village:
Town and Village Board minutes online @ cherryvalleyny.us
American Legion 5K Run/Walk scheduled for Veteran’s Day weekend- November 07, 2009

Visitor’s Center:
NYS DOT is conducting land survey of leased property

Highway Department:
Rabies clinic is scheduled for September 15, 2009 6-8PM
New truck quote $192,196.35, this is less than original quote due to some options being removed

Land Use Committee:
Supervisor Garretson will look into delegating authority for the draft document.

Federal/State/County:
BOE new councilperson positions are as follows: one 4 year term, one 2 year unexpired term
Justices to send copy of Bonds and Undertaking to County Clerk-notified

Alternative/Renewable Energy Committee:
Sent out 65 questionnaires on March 25, 2009. The questionnaires will be opened and reviewed at the next meeting, May 5, 2009

Resolution 2009-4
Proposed Action: Snow and Ice Contract Extension 2009-2010-between NYS DOT and the Town of Cherry Valley

Whereas, the NYS DOT 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 2009, 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 agreement between the NYS DOT and Town of Cherry Valley is hereby extended for a period of one year; now to expire on June 30th 2010, and

Further be it resolved: The Estimated expenditure of the agreement shall be $3957.74 per lane mile for 12.6 lane miles for a total of $49,8670.52 for the 2007/2008 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 2009-4 Snow and Ice Agreement second by Councilperson Cornwell. Roll Call vote is taken Supervisor Garretson-yes,

Councilperson Johnson-yes, and Councilperson Cornwell-yes. 3-yes 0-No. Resolution is duly carried.

Question and comments from the public present:

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 7:35PM.

Respectfully submitted,


Mary Beth Flint, Town Clerk

TB Meeting March 19, 2009

TB Meeting March 19, 2009

The regular meeting of the Town Board of Cherry Valley was held on Thursday, March 19, 2009 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 February 2009 meeting were read. Supervisor Garretson approved the minutes as corrected.

Bills for the month of March 2009 are presented:
87 Otsego County Town Supervisors Association $100.00pd
88 Paraco Gas $883.85pd
89 NYS Association of Magistrates Court $35.00pd
90 Time Warner Cable Business Class $69.95pd
91 US Postal Service $482.60pd
92 Medical Arts Press $200.59pd
93 Quill Corporation $227.96pd
94 CASEBP $55.13pd
95 NYS Unemployment Insurance $297.92pd
96 Rural Business Services $250.00pd
97 Verizon Wireless $95.92pd
98 Broadview $332.87pd
99 Transcription Associates $906.15pd
100 Rury’s Food Store $128.00pd
101 Medical Arts Press $92.95pd
102 Cordia Communications $106.51pd
103 R.L. Parsons Inc. $1,975.94pd
104 Cherry Valley Hardware $42.50pd
105 The Daily Star $17.95pd
106 Thomas Garretson $16.80pd
107 Postmaster $15.60pd
108 Cintas Corporation $195.60pd
109 Logical Net $17.95pd
110 Bassett Healthcare $22,276.54pd
111 Verizon $189.51pd
112 Ikon Financial Services $196.91pd
113 Time Warner Cable Road Runner $74.95pd
114 National Grid $1,618.12pd
115 Lyman and James Johnson $2,400pd
116 Cherry Valley Fire District $81,045.00pd
117 Jaird Johnson $23.00pd
118 Otsego County Town Clerks Association $50.00pd
119 JB Supply $74.24pd
120 Thelma Cecce $162.50pd
121 Ed Vanderwerker $390.16pd
122 Anderson’s Hardware $89.55pd
123 Paraco Gas $438.51pd
124 RBS Inc. $100.00pd
125 NYS Public Goods Pool $499.00pd
126 Excellus BC/BS General Dental $222.47pd
127 Excellus BC/BS Hwy Dental $231.72pd
128 Excellus BC/BS General Medical $1,504.47pd
129 Excellus BC/BS Hwy Hlth $4,209.11pd

Highway Vouchers:
Item 1 (1-2
Item 3 (25-36)
Item 4 (7-8)

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.

Information presented to the Town Clerk by Supervisor Garretson is as follows:
Town share of monthly County sales tax collected for the month of December 2008 is $3,714.72.
Dog Control Officers reports for Nov2008-January 2009.

Updates:
Community Center:
Revenue for Feb was $182 and Expenses were $3,834.00.
Biddy Basketball was a success this year
The Opera will be renting the Community Center this summer.

Miscellaneous Information:
The Town Clerk is still learning the new Town Clerk Software.
Supervisor Garretson will inform the Justices to come up with a mutual way for the public to contact them with questions.
Reminder that the Town Board meeting for May 14th is moved to May 21st.

Health Center:
Revenue for Feb $27,625 and Expenses for Feb was $29,629
Supervisor Garretson received to quotes from other CPA firms one came in at $7,000 and the other at $9,000. Gruver, Zweifel and Scott came in at $3,000. An agreement letter has gone out to Gruver, Zweifel and Scott for the 2008 health center audit.

Town Facilities:
Supervisor Garretson will run an expense report to see if we can complete the Board Room by 12/31/2009

Village:
Town and Village board minutes online @ cherryvalleyny.us
Supervisor Garretson will contact Mayor Stiles to see if there is a necessity for a joint meeting at this time.

Visitor’s Center:
DOT use of occupancy permit has been approved. Supervisor Garretson received an e-mail from NYS DOT stating the land will not be sold, but will be leased for an undetermined amount of time at this time.

Highway Department:
Rabies clinic scheduled for September 15th from 6-8PM
Quote from Burr Truck for New Dump Truck $197,242.11.
A motion is made by Councilperson Cornwell for Highway Superintendent Vanderwerker to pursue purchase of a new dump truck for delivery by the end of 2009, motion seconded by Councilperson Johnson. All in favor. Motion carried.

Federal/State/County:
BOE new councilperson positions are a one 4 year term and one 2 year term unexpired term.
A special election will take place on March 31 for the 20th congressional district.
Justices to send copy of Bonds and Undertaking to County Clerk
2009 elections will have a combination of the lever machines as well as the BMD (ballot marking device)

Land Use Committee:
Supervisor Garretson asked Councilperson Johnson to find out when the draft document Public Hearing will be.

Alternative/Renewable Energy Committee:
Meeting agenda for Feb. 25, 2009 presented to Town Clerk
List of neighboring land owners to receive questionnaire
Questionnaire

Resolution 2009-3 Temporary Appointment by the Town Assessor

Proposed Action: Designation of a qualified person to stand in for the Town Assessor on Grievance Day

Whereas, the town assessor is required to be present with the board of assessment review on grievance day, the fourth Tuesday in May 2009, and

Whereas, the town assessor is expecting to give birth to her first child on or about the fourth Tuesday in May 2009, and

Whereas, the town assessor has the right to appoint a qualified person to supervisory role to stand in and answer any questions that the board of review may have, and

Whereas, the town assessor has asked to have George Cade appointed to a supervisory role to the board of assessment review, in the event that the town assessor is giving birth on the fourth Tuesday in May 2009, and

Whereas, George Cade is an assessor and has the qualifications to fill this role, and

Now, therefore be it resolved, the Cherry Valley Town Board appoints George Cade to stand in for the town assessor as needed on the forth Tuesday in May 2009.

Motion made to accept Resolution 2009-3 by Councilperson Johnson, seconded by Councilperson Cornwell. Roll call of votes is taken: Supervisor Garretson-yes, Councilperson Cornwell-yes, and Councilperson Johnson-yes. 3 yes 0 no. Duly carried.

Question and comments from the public present:

Andy Minnig presented a FOIL request to the Town Clerk from the Advocates for Cherry Valley. Mr. Minnig also spoke on behalf of Mr. And Mrs. Palminteri regarding the wind farm issue. Mr. Minnig read several quotes from an individual whose land adjoins a turbine owners land in another community. Mr. Minnig stated he is not opposed to a wind farm, but the placement of the wind farm.

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

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Beth Flint, Town Clerk












TB Meeting February 12, 2009

TB Meeting February 12, 2009

The regular meeting of the Town Board of Cherry Valley was held on Thursday, February 12, 2009 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 January 2009 meeting were read. Supervisor Garretson approved the minutes as presented.

Bills for the month of January 2009 are presented:
38 Standard Security Life Insurance $53.40pd
39 Thomas Garretson $8.40pd
40 Susquehanna SPCA $77.00pd
41 Cordia Communications $106.51pd
42 Verizon Wireless $96.08pd
43 Rural Business Services $250.00pd
44 Cherry Valley Hardware $38.55pd
45 Time Warner Cable Business Class $69.95pd
46 Broadview Networks $140.13pd
47 Lisa Fassett $259.04pd
48 Postmaster $168.00pd
49 Gates Cole Associates $504.00pd
50 Cintas Corp. #121 $242.00pd
51 Otsego Telephone System $315.00pd
52 NYS Magistrates Association $140.00pd
53 Dorothy Johnson $351.30pd
54 Rury’s Food Store $147.01pd
55 Logical Net $17.95pd
56 Ikon Financial Services $196.91pd
57 Transcription Associates $722.70pd
58 Medical Arts Press $268.47pd
59 Quill Corp. $147.55pd
60 Paraco Gas $768.85pd
61 R.L. Parsons Inc. $2,124.03pd
62 Bassett Healthcare $22,340.42pd
63 William T. Ryan Associates $5,272.44pd
64 Mary Beth Flint $88.94pd
65 Road Runner Business Class $74.95pd
66 Verizon $188.62pd
67 National Grid $1,430.38pd
68 Casella Waste Services $56.51pd
69 Hummels Office Supply $17.09pd
70 NYS Retirement $21,350.00pd
71 Excellus BC/BS Gen. Dental $222.47pd
72 Excellus BC/BS Hwy Dental $231.72pd
73 Excellus BC/BS Gen. Medical $1,504.47pd
74 Excellus BC/BS Hwy Health $4,209.11pd
75 Coca Cola Enterprises $220.32pd
76 Williamson Law Book Co. $39.80pd
77 Paraco Gas $776.84pd
78 Postmaster $38.00pd
79 Gates Cole Associates $25,104.10pd
80 Public Goods Pool $767.00pd
81 Hughes Network Systems $86.59pd
82 Cherry Valley Facilities Corp. $86.59pd
83 Cherry Valley American Legion $450.00pd
84 Cherry Valley Historical Association $8,900.00pd
85 Susan Miller $330.00pd
86 Cherry Valley Library $7,900pd

Highway Vouchers:
Item 3 (9-24)
Item 4 (3-6)

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:
Town share of monthly County sales tax collected for the month of November 2008 is $5,294.77.

Updates:
Community Center:
Revenue for Jan was $158 and Expenses were $8,105.
Biddy Basketball is winding down for the season
The Opera has contacted Mary Beth to rent the space for the summer season

Miscellaneous Information:
Williamson Law Book Company Town Clerk Software installation
Town Justice contact procedure review and recommendations. The public needs to be able to make contact with the Justices and the Justices need to reply to the public in regards to questions regarding Court procedures, payment and or questions about traffic violations, etc.
Motion made by Supervisor Garretson to move the Town Board meeting for May 14th 2009 to May 21, 2009 seconded by Councilperson Cornwell. Motion carried.

Health Center:
Revenue for Jan $28,476 and Expenses for Jan was $30,398

Town Facilities:
William T. Ryan Associates to complete new board room by 12/31/2009

Community Facilities Corp:
Mr. Dubben inquired about extra blacktop to complete parking lot

Village:
Joint board meeting invite for 7PM on March 16th at Village Office
Art Works to lease part of the old village hall
SMSI Grant review-Not pursuing grant at this time
Village owned garbage pickup service being reviewed
Town and Village board minutes online @ cherryvalleyny.us
Councilperson Cornwell inquired about the study to merge the Town and the village.

Visitor’s Center:
Foit-Albert meeting on 01-29-09
DOT use of occupancy permit has been approved-dated 02-01-09. Funding is in place for the center.

Highway Department:
Ed had a meeting with Eric Snow from Burr Truck
1.5 yard dumpster usage reviewed
Rabies clinic scheduled for September 15th from 6-8PM

Federal/State/County:
Board of Elections has been notified regarding the two new councilperson positions
One 4 year term
One 2 year un-expired term
County rep Sam Dubben reported sales tax revenue is down. A penalty was paid to MOSA b/c the counties garbage tonnage is down as well.

Alternative/Renewable Energy Committee:
Meeting minutes presented to the Town Clerk. Committee discussed a feasibility study of adjacent landowner to potential turbine owners. Supervisor Garretson felt the meeting went well. Mark Cornwell stressed Town and Village residents need to be kept informed.


Question and comments from the public present:

Andy Minnig stated the list of Towns who have banned turbines should be included in the Alternative/Energy Committee’s list of Towns who have turbines as well. Mr. Minnig also inquired about the list of landowners being public information and requests a copy of the list. Mr. Minnig also asked how much of the Community Center do we heat? He also commented the newly paved Center Road is excellent.

Lynn Marsh asked who is in charge of the Dumpster area? She also commented the steps are in need of repair. Ms. Marsh inquired if the Town abandoned the road across from Paul Solomon’s land. Can a portion of Porath road be considered abandoned as well?

Motion made by Councilperson Cornwell to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Councilperson Johnson meeting adjourned at 7:56PM.

Respectfully submitted,
Mary Beth Flint, Town Clerk

TB Meeting January 08, 2009

The regular meeting of the Town of Cherry Valley Town Board was held on Thursday January 08, 2009 with meeting called to order at 7:00PM by Supervisor Garretson.

Pledge to the Flag said.

Roll Call was taken:
Tom Garretson Supervisor P
Mark Cornwell Councilperson P
Jim Johnson Councilperson P
Ed VanDerwerker Highway Superintendent Excused
Mary Beth Flint Town Clerk P

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

Bills for the month of January are presented:

01 Broadview Networks $109.83pd
02 Time Warner Cable Business Class $69.95pd
03 William T. Ryan Associates $1,229.66pd
04 Transcription Associates $800.85pd
05 Paraco Gas $76.68pd
06 Cherry Valley Hardware $33.44pd
07 Rural Business Service $250.00pd
08 Cordia Communications $106.46pd
09 Cintas Corp. #121 $193.60pd
10 The Daily Star $31.50pd
11 R.L. Parsons Inc. $1,460.26pd
12 Gruver, Zweifel and Scott, LLP $3,000pd
13 Verizon Wireless $95.76pd
14 Logical Net $17.95pd
15 The Freeman’s Journal $37.24pd
16 Ikon Financial Services $196.91pd
17 Hummel’s Office Plus $159.70pd
18 Susquehanna SPCA $77.00pd
19 Jaird Johnson $26.50pd
20 Postmaster $48.00pd
21 Public Goods Pool $453.00pd
22 Road Runner Business Class $74.95pd
23 National Grid $1,359.98pd
24 Paraco Gas $721.77pd
25 Verizon $214.46pd
26 Bassett Healthcare $21,419.54pd
27 Excellus BC/BS General Dental $222.47pd
28 Excellus BC/BS Hwy Dental $231.72pd
29 Utica Business Park General Medical $1,504.47pd
30 Utica Business Park Hwy Hlth $4,209.11pd
31 Paraco Gas $103.39pd
32 Owens Wadkins $54.00pd
33 Barry Haig $90.00pd
34 Casella Waste Services $57.94pd
35 Mercury Media Group $18.80pd
36 Hughes Net Systems $86.59pd
37 Broadview Networks $86.81pd

Highway Vouchers
Item 3 (1-08)
Item 4 (1&2)

Motion made by Councilperson Johnson second by Councilperson Cornwell to pay the bills as presented. 3 yes 0 no motion carried.

Town share of monthly sales tax collected for the month of October 2008 is $4,334.53.

Community Center/Alden Field:
Revenue for December 2008 is $270 and Expenses are $3,964.
Revenue for 2008 is $8,529 and Expenses are $41,356
Youth commission meeting will be set up in the near future.

Miscellaneous information:
Town to offer health/dental insurance rates to the Cherry Valley Volunteer Fire Department members. Any Fire Department member wishing to take advantage of the current rates offered to Town employees will pay their own premiums. The Town will not pay for their premiums.

Health Center:
· Revenue for December 2008 is $41,150 and Expenses are $32,639.
· Revenue for 2008 is $397,316 and Expenses are $399,887.
· Councilperson Cornwell asked if the next audit could be done by a cheaper auditor.

Town Facilities:
· The new door in the future Town Board meeting room has been installed.

Community Facilities Corporation. There was no meeting in December.

Village:
Monthly Meeting Minutes are online @ cherryvalleyny.us
Joint board meeting is tentatively scheduled for January 21 @ 7:00PM in the Village/Town Clerks’ office.

Visitor Center:
Foit-Albert will conduct an environmental assessment of property.
Resolution 2009-3 Intention of the Town to build a Visitor Center.

Planning Board. No meeting in December.

Highway Department:
Plans are to order new truck for delivery in late 2009.

Federal/State/County:
No report available

Alternative/Renewable Energy Committee: Report given by Mark Cornwell, chairman. The committee met on Tuesday, January 2, 2009. Discussion held regarding hosting an information meeting on gas drilling. They hope to have Erik Miller come and speak. Supervisor Garretson has asked that the committee be utilized for any future wind projects to come before the Town.

RESOLUTION 2009-2

Resolution of the Cherry Valley Town Board

Proposed Action: Amendment to change the Snow and Ice Agreement signed on November 8th 2007

Whereas, due to the severity of the winter and the high cost of fuel during the 2007/2008 season, this municipality request that the Municipal Snow and Ice agreement estimated expenditure be revised to reflect the additional lane miles of state roads that were plowed and or treated during the aforementioned season, and the additional costs associated with the high fuel prices, and

Whereas, all terms and conditions of the original contract extension remain in effect except the original estimated expenditure of $34,990.54 will have an additional adjustment of $21,447.68 for a revised estimated expenditure of $56,438.21, and

Now, therefore be it resolved, this board authorizes Thomas Garretson-Supervisor to enter into amendment B which will adjust the 2007/2008 snow and ice contract for a revised payment factor with the New York State Department of Transportation.

Motion made by Councilperson Johnson to accept Resolution 2009-2, seconded by Councilperson Cornwell. A roll call vote is taken: Supervisor Garretson-yes, Councilperson Johnson-yes, and Councilperson Cornwell-yes, 3 yes 0 no. Motion Carried.




Annual Organizational meeting called to order at 7:40pm by Supervisor Garretson.

Annual Organizational Meeting of the Cherry Valley Town Board
January 2009


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 and Park
Misc Information
Health Center
Town Facilities
Community Facilities Corp
Village
Visitor Center
Planning Board
Highway Department
Federal / State / County
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 2009 budget for the town is $ 1,411,176.
The adopted 2009 tax levy for the town is $ 709,020.

The Town Clerk will provide the Supervisor with 2 sealed copies of adopted resolutions.
The following positions have been reappointed for 2009

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

The following positions have been reappointed and /or reemployed for 2009

Town Attorney Lynn Green $6150
Town Assessor Kassandra Cade Lymon $8450
Dog Control Officer Jarid Johnson $3250
Town Historian Susan Miller $330
Town Tax Collector Dorothy Johnson $2350
Community Center Director Mary Beth Flint $3250
Community Center Custodian Bob Loucks $3900
Town Facilities Cleaner Lisa Fassett – per hour $11.00
Health Center Office Secretary Dayle Barra $22,880
Health Center Office Manager Sue Schaffer $27,560
Town Highway Employees per hour $14.50
Court Clerks per hour $10.00
Part Time Employees per hour $11.00
Town Highway Overtime per hour $21.75

The following are elected positions for 2009

Town Supervisor / Town Budget Officer Tom Garretson $11,550
Town Clerk Mary Beth Flint $9850
Town Councilperson Jim Johnson $2750
Town Councilperson Mark Cornwell $2750
Town Superintendent of Highways Ed Vanderwerker $44,000
Town Justice Fredy Herr $8950
Town Justice Deb Whiteman $8950

The following institutions and organizations will receive monetary contributions in 2009

Cherry Valley American Legion $450
Cherry Valley Library $7900
Cherry Valley Museum $8900


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.
A Petty Cash fund in the amount of $200 is granted to the Superintendent of Highways

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 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

Edward Harvey September - 2011
Brian Haig September - 2012
Louis Guido September - 2013

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

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
Carolyn Minich September - 2015


The following will be Town Board Goals for 2009

Ed Vanderwerker – continue to develop an effective and efficient working relationship between the town highway department and village services.

Jim Johnson – complete land use regulations and then become a town board representative on the visitor center committee.

Mark Cornwell – research the concept of a town supported wind energy project

Mary Beth Flint – complete installation and training of Williamson Town Clerk Software and monitor the progress and completion of the new town board meeting room

Tom Garretson – provide support to all the board members and the 2009 goals


The attached employee benefit package has been updated for 2009



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
Holidays may be used on a floating basis as needed.
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% for the first 6 months - after 6 months the Town pays 100%
Annual Individual Plan: package # 021 and contract type 12


Annual Sub-Family Plan: package # 021 and contract type 13


Annual Full-Family Plan: package # 021 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 and Town
On date of hire
Employee contributions per request and Town contribution of 3% of salary after enrollment




Dental Coverage
Town of Cherry Valley
Employee pays 20% for the first 6 months - after 6 months the Town pays 100%
Annual Individual Plan: package # D1


Annual Family Plan: package # D2











RESOLUTION 2009-1

Resolution of the Cherry Valley Town Board

WHEREAS: by state law an annual organizational meeting should be held as soon as possible after the new year begins, or as part of the first regularly scheduled monthly board meeting of the new year, and

WHEREAS: by state law the annual organizational meeting information is required to be presented and available to the public, and

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: The Annual Organizational Meeting of the Town of Cherry Valley has been conducted, and the annual organizational information will be available to the public upon request of the Town Clerk.

Motion made by Councilperson Johnson to accept Resolution 2009-1 seconded by Councilperson Cornwell. A roll call of votes is taken: Supervisor Garretson-yes, Councilperson Johnson-yes, Councilperson Cornwell-yes, 3 yes and 0 no.

Motion carried.

Questions and comments are heard by the public present:

Andy Minnig requested to see the organizational meeting outline.

Wolfgang Welter asked how the Town is coming with the windmills.

There being no further business a motion to adjourn was made by Councilperson Johnson and seconded by Councilperson Cornwell.

Meeting adjourned at 8:06pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Beth Flint
Town Clerk