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

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