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