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