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