TB Meeting November 11, 2010

TB Meeting November 11, 2010

The regular meeting of the Town Board of Cherry Valley was held on Thursday, November 11, 2010 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
Tim Horvath Councilperson P
Chris Barown Councilperson P
Ed VanDerWerker Highway Superintendent P
Mary Beth Flint Town Clerk P

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

Bills for the month of November are presented:
398 NBT Bank Void will be on the Hwy Abstract
399 Cherry Valley Hardware $64.39pd
400 RBS Inc $250.00pd
401 Susan Schaffer $5.05pd
402 Cherry Valley Springfield School $1,400.00pd
403 MVP Health Care, Inc $1,875.38pd
404 Time Warner Cable Business $69.95pd
405 Hummel’s Office Plus $41.24pd
406 M Wheelock Plus $41.50pd
407 Cornerstone Telephone Properties $376.69pd
408 Verizon Wireless $95.93pd
409 Cintas Corporation #121 $265.47pd
410 Paraco Gas $131.36pd
411 Transcription Associates $776.10pd
412 Rury’s Food Store $144.83pd
413 Medical Arts Press $94.00pd
414 Quill Corporation $82.69pd
415 Ikon Financial Services $196.91pd
416 Bassett Healthcare $22,848.84pd
417 RBS Inc $1,100pd
418 National Grid $918.39pd
419 Time Warner Cable Business $74.95pd
420 Hummel’s Office Plus $48.89pd
421 George Cade $4,194.00pd
422 Excellus BC/BS $222.47pd
423 NYS Unemployment Insurance $277.99pd
424 Public Goods Pool $449.00pd
425 Postmaster $40.00pd
426 MVP Health Care, Inc $1,875.38pd
427 Hughesnet $64.99pd
428 Dorothy Johnson $6.10pd
429 Otsego County Assessors Association $45.00pd
430 M Wheelock Disposal $41.50pd
431 Time Warner Cable Business $69.95pd
432 RBS Inc $250.00pd
433 Hummel’s Office Plus $268.67pd

Highway Vouchers:
Item 1 (38-40)
Item 3 (124-141)
Item 4 (18)

Councilperson Barown 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 5 yes 0 no. Motion carried.
Monthly budget reviewed
NBT Account Balances reviewed

Information presented to the Town Clerk by Supervisor Garretson is as follows:
Town share of monthly County sales tax collected for the month of August 2010 is $6,911
Check for $2000 received from Leonard Zaccagnino for tractor.

Updates:
Community Center:
Revenue for October $0 and Expenses $2,532
Biddy basketball will be starting soon
Thanksgiving eve dance will be on November 24

Miscellaneous Information:
Voting machine Sample to the Town of Cherry Valley Museum
Cherry Valley Library Appreciation Day in 2011-tentative

Health Center:
Revenue for Oct $32,232 and Expenses for Oct was $29,394
Heath Center tentative budget for 2011 is $415,000

Town Facilities:
Stone and Oil-Area of Community Center Parking Lot-Tentative

Village:
Town and Village board minutes online @ cherryvalleyny.us
The Lafler building will need to be taken down at some point.

Visitor’s Center:
Next step is the bidding process for construction
Final Design Report accepted by the NYSDOT

Town Planning:
Reassessment Project update given by George Cade
Otsego County Road Use Agreement Services update.
Land Use Law Document update

Highway Department:
Hinkley Mountain Road-Letter of Safety Concern by Land Owner
Box Documents for shredding-Everything prior to 2003 excluding payroll information.

Federal/State/County:
Update by County Rep Sam Dubben

Resolution 2010-8 Adopted Budget-Town of Cherry Valley- 2011

Motion made to Adopt Resolution 2010-8 Town of Cherry Valley-2011 by Supervisor Garretson, seconded by Councilperson Cornwell. Roll call of votes is taken: Supervisor Garretson-yes, Councilperson Cornwell-yes, Councilperson Johnson-yes Councilperson Horvath-yes and Councilperson Barown-yes. 5 yes 0 no. Duly carried

Question and comments from the public present:

Lynn Marsh presented a copy of a Resolution passed by the State Grange Association convention held in Watertown, NY October 2010, dealing with Hydrofracking in New York State.

Motion made by Councilperson Cornwell to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Councilperson Barown meeting adjourned at 8:51PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Beth Flint, Town Clerk

TB Meeting October 14, 2010

TB Meeting October 14, 2010
The regular meeting of the Town Board of Cherry Valley was held on Thursday, October 14, 2010 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
Tim Horvath Councilperson P
Chris Barown Councilperson P
Ed VanDerWerker Highway Superintendent P
Mary Beth Flint Town Clerk Excused
Minutes of the September 2010 meeting were read. Supervisor Garretson approved the minutes as corrected.
Bills for the month of October 2010 are presented:
369 Medical Arts Press $114.13pd
370 Transcription Associates $768.00pd
371 Verizon Wireless $98.87pd
372 Cherry Valley Hardware $36.47pd
373 The Daily Star $11.25pd
374 Bruce Hall Corp. $33.98pd
375 Service Education, Inc $800.00pd
376 Cinta’s Corporation #121 $220.16pd
377 Cornerstone Telephone Company $380.33pd
378 Bassett Healthcare $34,649.64pd
379 Ikon Financial Services $196.91pd
380 Community Planning $800.00pd
381 William T. Ryan Associates $762.85pd
382 George Cade $4,194.00pd
383 Tri-County Communications Inc. $179.10pd
384 Edward VanDerWerker $45.33pd
385 Calendars $26.59pd
386 Ryan Rockwell $84.00pd
387 Thomas Garretson $17.60pd
388 JB Supply $95.85pd
389 Time Warner Cable Business $74.95pd
390 National Grid $922.93pd
391 Hummel’s Office Plus $224.50pd
392 Excellus BC/BS $222.47pd
393 Foit-Albert Associates, P.C. $716.00pd
394 Ikon Office Supply $71.42pd
395 Hughesnet $203.46pd
396 Postmaster-13450 $201.00pd
397 Medical Arts Press $253.88pd
398 Public Goods Pool $588.00pd
Highway Vouchers:
Item 1 (33-39)
Item 3 (111-123)
Item 4 (16-17) Void invoice #16
Councilperson Barown made a motion to accept the invoices and payments as read Councilperson Horvath seconded the motion. The invoices and payments have been presented and accepted. All in favor 5 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 July 2010 is $5,473.
NYS DEPT. OF TAXATION AND FINANCE general-purpose state aid $5,114.
Updates:
Community Center:
Revenue for September $50 and Expenses were $1041.
Miscellaneous Information:
Election Day is November 2
Cherry Valley Library Appreciation Day in 2011-Tentative
Health Center:
Revenue for Sept $33,820 and Expenses for Sept was $44,216
Health Center Budget for 2011
Town Facilities:
Stone and oil Area of Community Center Parking Lot-Tentative
Community Facilities Corp/Old School
Joint Town/Village Meeting-Fall/Winter-Tentative
Village:
Town and Village board minutes online @ cherryvalleyny.us
Visitor’s Center:
Next step-The bidding process for construction.
Town Planning:
Reassessment Project-Update
Otsego County Road Use Agreement Services-Update
Land Use Law Document-Update
Highway Department:
County Recycling Container Change-Concerns and Update
$2,000 received for old tractor mower.
Resolution 2010-7 Otsego County 2011 Snow and Ice Contract
Preliminary Budget-2011
Question and comments from the public present:
Paul Solomon has concerns with well drilling in regards to protecting the Town.
There being no further business a motion made by Councilperson Barown to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Councilperson Horvath meeting adjourned at 8:40PM.
Respectfully submitted,
Thomas Garretson-Supervisor
Town Clerk Excused from meeting.

TB Meeting September 9, 2010

TB Meeting September 9, 2010

The regular meeting of the Town Board of Cherry Valley was held on Thursday, September 9, 2010 with meeting called to order at 7:05PM 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
Chris Barown Councilperson P
Tim Horvath Councilperson P
Ed VanDerWerker Highway Superintendent P
Mary Beth Flint Town Clerk P


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

Bills for the month of September are presented:
325 Time Warner Cable Business Class $69.95pd
326 The Freeman’s Journal $84.74pd
327 M Wheelock Disposal $41.50pd
328 Public Goods Pool $513.00pd
329 Harold Couse $55.00pd
330 Joe Weaver $55.00pd
331 Cooperstown Pony Association $60.00pd
332 RBS Inc $250.00pd
333 Joseph Supp $150.00pd
334 Mallory Garretson $60.00pd
335 Ivy Hanlon $150.00pd
336 Alex Denninger $150.00pd
337 Kylie Graham $90.00pd
338 Ashley VanBrink $45.00pd
339 Transcription Associates $635.85pd
340 Verizon Wireless $69.69pd
341 Cherry Valley Hardware $52.68pd
342 The Daily Star $131.14pd
343 Rury’s Food Store $168.24pd
344 Public Good’s Pool $610.00pd
345 Cinta’s Corp. $211.07pd
346 Cornerstone Telephone Company $369.76pd
347 Bassett Healthcare $21,550.62pd
348 Ikon Financial Services $196.91pd
349 National Grid $1,155.83pd
350 Foit-Albert Associates, P.C. $10,624.76pd
351 The Freeman’s Journal $14.82pd
352 Time Warner Cable Business $74.95pd
353 George Cade $4,194.00pd
354 Excellus BC/BS $222.47pd
355 Jaird Johnson $123.50pd
356 NYS Unemployment Insurance $374.88pd
357 MVP Healthcare, Inc. $1,875.38pd
358 Hummels Office Plus $361.72pd
359 Hughesnet $64.99pd
360 Clarks Sports Center $500.00pd
361 NYS Magistrates Association $80.00pd
362 Gruver, Zweifel and Scott, LLP $3,400.00pd
363 M Wheelock Disposal $41.50pd
364 The Freeman’s Journal $12.92pd
365 Medical Arts Press $259.36pd
366 Hummels Office Plus $11.24pd
367 Time Warner Cable Business $69.95pd
368 RBS Inc. $250.00pd

Highway Vouchers:
Item 1 (27-32)
Item 3 (103-110)
Item 4 (14-15)

Councilperson Barown made a motion to accept the invoices and payments as read Councilperson Horvath seconded the motion. The invoices and payments have been presented and accepted. All in favor 5 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 June 2010 is $5,628.
· Dog Control Officers report’s for March, April and July 2010
· NYSDOT S&I adjustment $9,574.56
· NYSDOT voucher NO. UP05110 $1,240.58
· NYSDOTF Court fines/fees $3,639.23
· Need to have a new Dog Licensing Law in place before January 1, 2011

Community Center:
· Revenue for August $50 and Expenses $2,392
· There will be a pork roast dinner coming up on September 18. As well as the Kite Festival.

Miscellaneous Information:
· Christmas Ornaments are on sale to benefit the Community Crèche
· Cherry Valley Kite Festival-Saturday, September 18, 2010

Health Center:
· Revenue for Aug is $25,484. Expenses are $32,507.
· $760 printer has been purchased with Appreciation Day funds.

Town Facilities:
· Lever Voting machine Disposal options. After some discussion it was decided that the Town would dispose of the machine.

Community Center Facilities Corp/Old School:
· Tentatively there will be a joint Town/Village Meeting this fall or winter.

Village:
· Town and Village board minutes and info available on the website www.cherryvalleyny.us

Visitor’s Center:
· Supervisor Garretson spoke with Deb Taylor, Tourism Director, and she stated the money budgeted to remove the old Tourism Booth has been removed from the budget, but she will push to get this money put back into the budget.
· The exit for Cherry Valley will have generic signage for eating (fork, spoon, knife), lodging (bed) gas (gas pump) etc.

Town Planning:
· George Cade gave a break down of how the reval review will happen. He would like the Town Board to be a participant with the review as well as the Board of Review.
· Otsego County will be using Delta Engineering for their Road Use Agreement. The Town of Cherry Valley will be using the County’s agreement as a template for our own local law for road use.
· Land Use document still being reviewed.

Highway Department:
· Rock Salt contract with Cargill reviewed. Salt usage has gone down with the new salt shed. The Town is using approximately 70% of its quota.
· When the recyclable containers are full the County designates a person to come and empty them.

Resolution 2010-6 Examination and Audit of Town 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 board, 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: Record of this examination, audit and resolution will be forwarded to Dennis W Donnelly, Director of Internal Audit, NYS Office 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 14th 2010

Motion to adopt Resolution 2010-6 was made by Councilperson Johnson and second by Councilperson Barown. Roll call vote is taken: Supervisor Garretson-yes, Councilperson Johnson-yes, Councilperson Barown-yes, Councilperson Cornwell-yes and Councilperson Horvath-yes. 5 yes 0 no Duly carried.

Supervisor Garretson presented the 2011 Town of Cherry Valley Tentative Budget. A Public Hearing for the Preliminary Budget will be held on November 11th, 2010 at the Cherry Valley Community Center Conference Room 2 Genesee Cherry Valley, NY County of Otsego at 7:00 o’clock PM. The Town Clerk will publish the notice in the 3 Town Newspapers.

There were no questions and or comments by the public present.

There being no further business a motion is made by Councilperson Horvath to adjourn the meeting, second by Councilperson Cornwell, meeting adjourned at 8:35PM.

Respectfully submitted

Mary Beth Flint
Town Clerk

TB Meeting August 12, 2010

TB Meeting August 12, 2010

The regular meeting of the Town Board of Cherry Valley was held on Thursday, August 12, 2010 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
Chris Barown Councilperson P
Tim Horvath Councilperson Excused
Ed VanDerWerker Highway Superintendent P
Mary Beth Flint Town Clerk P

Minutes of the July 2010 meeting were read. Supervisor Garretson approved the minutes as corrected.

Bills for the month of August 2010 are presented:
283 Route 20 Association $100.00pd
284 MVP Healthcare Inc. $1,875.38pd
285 Thomas Garretson $376.92pd
286 Time Warner Cable Business $69.95pd
287 RBS Inc. $250.00pd
288 Verizon Wireless $98.95pd
289 Medical Arts Press $50.00pd
290 Cherry Valley Hardware $12.36pd
291 The Daily Star $34.20pd
292 Bruce Hall Corp. $337.97pd
293 Bassett Healthcare $21,244.50pd
294 Cornerstone Telephone Co. $373.11pd
295 Ikon Financial Services $196.91pd
296 Cintas Corp. #121 $263.59pd
297 CASEBP $81.61pd
298 US Postal Service $255.60pd
299 George Cade $5,592.00pd
300 NYS Town Clerk’s Association $50.00pd
301 Joseph Supp $150.00pd
302 Mallory Garretson $135.00pd
303 Ivy Hanlon $60.00pd
304 Kylie Graham $150.00pd
305 Jessica Carson $150.00pd
306 Alec Denninger $135.00pd
307 Ashley VanBrink $60.00pd
308 National Grid $983.82pd
309 Transcription Associates $842.10pd
310 Medical Arts Press $32.19pd
311 Excellus BC/BS $222.47pd
312 Time Warner Cable Business $74.95pd
313 MVP Healthcare, Inc. $1,875.38pd
314 Hummel’s Office Plus $45.69pd
315 William T. Ryan Associates $211.97pd
316 Hughesnet $64.99pd
317 MVP Healthcare, Inc. $66.97pd
318 Joesph Supp $150.00pd
319 Ivy Hanlon $150.00pd
320 Jessica Carson $120.00pd
321 Alec Denninger $150.00pd
322 Kylie Graham $150.00pd
323 Ashley VanBrink $30.00pd
324 M Wheelock Disposal $41.50pd

Highway Vouchers:
Item 1 (21-26)
Item 3 (91-102)

Councilperson Barown 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 4 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 May 2010 is $6,662.91
Treasurer of Otsego County Snow & Ice Fringe $2,301.59
It was suggested to add approximately $8,500 to the budget for the proposed engineering firm to help with the future Road Preservation Law.

Community Center/Alden Fields and Park:
Revenue for July $330.00 Expenses July $2,950.00
The venue for Food Fest will be in the Gym if it rains.

Miscellaneous Information
MVP is revising rates for 2011. Town Employee Health Insurance premiums will change. Employee’s have been notified of the pending rate change.

Health Center:
July Revenue $32,100. Expenses $27,404
Healthcare usage is down 5% all across the USA according to an article Supervisor Garretson handed out to Board members.

Town Facilities:
The portions of the parking lot behind the old school have been identified as needing to be paved in the near or distant future.

Village:
Town and Village Board minutes online @ cherryvalleyny.us

Visitor’s Center:
Informational meeting for the public was held on July 14, 2010 @ 7:00PM in the Conference Room at the Community Center. Foit-Albert engineers for project hosted the meeting. Few attended the meeting. The display board at the meeting will be on display at the NBT Bank. Signage on Route 20 for Cherry Valley has to go through NYSDOT. Sam, County Rep, can help with County signage.

Supervisor Garretson will contact Senator Seward and Carolyn Lewis for help with Route 20 signage.

Town Planning:
George Cade from the assessor’s office gave an update regarding mailers that were sent out regarding an informational meeting occurring on August 19 @ 7:00PM in the Conference Room at the Community Center.
Otsego County Road Use meeting was held on July 14th. Councilperson Cornwell reported that the County is accepting proposals for an engineering firm to do a baseline study for an apt out plan for Town’s if proposed drilling is to happen on a state route. This would release the Town’s responsibility if the proposed drilling would be out of the Town’s jurisdiction and then it would become a County or State regulated site.

Highway Department:
Thank you received from the Village for help on Church and Montgomery Streets.
Recycling change-replacement of roll off container is the Counties decision and not the Town’s decision. Older residents cannot lift their recyclables into the new bins.

Land Use Committee:
Councilperson’s Barown and Cornwell need to go over the extensive changes/suggestions made by Nan Stolzenburg.

Federal/State/County:
County Rep. Sam Dubben gave an update on the New Towers for the updated Microwave System.
MOSA is contracted until 2014 and after this the County will probably opt out of using MOSA. The County will need to have a solid waste treatment plan.
CR Dubben spoke with Jeff Stiles, Mayor of Cherry Valley and a tentative meeting is set up to discuss the old school and shared services.

Resolution 2010-5 NYSDOT Snow and Ice Contract Extension

Proposed Action: Snow and Ice Contract Extension 2010-2011-between NYSDOT and Town of Cherry Valley

Whereas, the NYSDOT 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 2010, and

Whereas, the said agreement provides for an annual update of the estimated expenditure to be determined by NYSDOT, and

Now, therefore be it resolved: The aforementioned agreement between the NYSDOT and the Town of Cherry Valley is hereby extended for a period of one year; now to expire on June 30th 2011, and

Further be it resolved: The estimated expenditure of the agreement shall be $4,483.34 per lane mile for 12.6 lane miles for a total of $56,490.04 for the 2008/2009 season and for the remainder of the term of the agreement, unless changed by a future update.

Motion made by Councilperson Barown to accept Resolution 2010-5 Snow and Ice Contract Extension second by Councilperson Cornwell. Roll Call vote is taken Supervisor Garretson-yes,
Councilperson Johnson-yes, and Councilperson Cornwell-yes and Councilperson Barown-yes. 4-yes 0-No. Councilperson Horvath-excused. Resolution is duly carried.

Question and comments from the public present:

Mr. Minnig inquired if the suggestions made by Nan Stolzenburg are for public view? Also will there be a clause exempting agriculture from the noise ordinance?

There being no further business a motion is made by Councilperson Johnson to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Councilperson Barown meeting adjourned at 8:16PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Beth Flint, Town Clerk

Town Board Meeting July 8, 2010

TB Meeting July 8, 2010

The regular meeting of the Town Board of Cherry Valley was held on Thursday, July 8, 2010 with meeting called to order at 7:05PM 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
Tim Horvath Councilperson P
Chris Barown Councilperson P
Ed VanDerWerker Highway Superintendent Excused
Mary Beth Flint Town Clerk P

Minutes of the June 2010 meeting were read. Supervisor Garretson approved the minutes as corrected.

Bills for the month of July are presented:
247 MVP Healthcare, Inc. $1,875.38pd
248 RBS Inc. $250.00pd
249 M Wheelock Disposal $41.50pd
250 Time Warner Cable Business $69.95pd
251 Medical Arts Press $210.14pd
252 Quill Corporation $162.09pd
253 Cherry Valley Hardware $51.99pd
254 CASEBP $76.98pd
255 Transcription Associates $725.10pd
256 Cornerstone Telephone Co $306.44pd
257 Verizon Wireless $92.23pd
258 RL Parsons $893.22pd
259 Hummel’s Office Plus $5.69pd
260 Cintas corporation #121 $212.06pd
261 Bassett Healthcare $23,453.13pd
262 National Pastime $504.00pd
263 Medical Arts Press $293.38pd
264 Time Warner Cable $74.95pd
265 Ikon Financial Services $196.91pd
266 Russell Johnson $263.97pd
267 George Cade $5,592.00pd
268 Tri-County Communications Inc $179.10pd
269 The Freeman’s Journal $40.28pd
270 Dorothy Johnson $18.00pd
271 Hummel’s Office Plus $162.38pd
272 National Grid $912.87pd
273 US Postal Service $762.20pd
274 Excellus BC/BS $222.47pd
275 Edward Vanderwerker $52.93pd
276 Foit-Albert Associates, P.C. $1,553.84pd
277 Michelle Wickwire $233.94pd
278 Public Goods Pool $453.00pd
279 Postmaster $86.50pd
280 Quill Corporation $104.95pd
281 NYS Unemployment Insurance $23.59pd
282 Hughesnet $64.99pd

Highway Vouchers:
Item 1 (19)
Item 3 (85-90)
Item 4 (14)

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 5 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 2010 is $4,340.
NBT Bank Statutory Installment Bond $70,000.
Treasurer of Otsego County Snow & Ice $47,376.76.
Roy Teitsworth, Inc. Screener $4,729.63

Updates:

Community Center has been rented out sporadically for the month July. The Opera will be finished with their rental by mid July. Revenue for June $739. Expenses for June $2,344.

Miscellaneous Information:
Proposed Cherry Valley Christmas Crèche was discussed. Motion made by Supervisor Garretson to donate $500 towards material, seconded by Councilperson Johnson. Motion not carried.

Health Center:
Revenue for June was $33,086. Expenses for June $31,099.

Village:
Town and Village board minutes and information can be found on the website at www.cherryvalleyny.us

Visitor’s Center:
Informational Meeting with Foit-Albert will be July 14th @ 7:00PM in the Boardroom of the Community Center. Supervisor Garretson would like Councilperson Johnson and Councilperson Horvath to attend this meeting. Councilperson Barown and Councilperson Cornwell will be attending a meeting at the County on the same night in regards to Road Use Regulations.

Town Planning:
Reassessment Project update is given by George Cade. Most of the family dwellings have been completed. A letter will be going out to the few dwellings yet to be evaluated.
Otsego County Road Use Meeting is July 14th @ 6:30PM at the Meadows. Councilperson Barown and Councilperson Cornwell will attend this meeting.

Highway Department:
· CHIPS Capital Highway Improvement Program $83,437 available for 2010.
· Recycling Change-replacement of roll off container to on site compacting.

There were no questions and comments by the public present.

There being not further business a motion was made by Councilperson Cornwell to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Councilperson Horvath meeting adjourned at 8:50PM.

Respectfully submitted
Mary Beth Flint, Town Clerk

Town Board/Public Hearing minutes June 10, 2010

PUBLIC HEARING-LAND USE Meeting June 10, 2010

Motion made by Councilperson Barown to open the Public Hearing. Second by Councilperson Horvath.

Councilperson Barown suggest there be a revision to reduce the size of Commercial Land to be regulated.

Walter Buist Planning Board Chairman also suggested the Public Highways entering the Town be regulated.

Paul Solomon also supports the idea of Land Use regulations for the Town. Mr. Solomon also suggested the Town hire a Professional Planner that knows all of the laws so the document can withstand a court challenge. Need to merge the Comprehensive Plan with the Document.

Andy Minnig agrees with Mr. Solomon’s suggestion of hiring a Professional Planner and thanks all who have worked on the Document thus far.

Councilperson Cornwell would like the definition of a Wet Land changed. The document should use 12.4 acres by the NYSDEC or Army Corps of Engineer’s definition.

Councilperson Barown also questioned the definition of a junkyard. 1 or more unlicensed vehicles is currently the definition he would like to see this increased to2 or more unlicensed vehicles. Councilperson Barown is also going to check with the village to see if they are intending to have Land Use document as well. There shouldn’t be competing documents.

There being no further discussion by the public present a motion is made by Councilperson Barown to close the Public Hearing. Second by Councilperson Johnson. Public Hearing closed at 7:27PM.

TB meeting June 10, 2010

The regular meeting of the Town Board of Cherry Valley was held on Thursday, June 10, 2010 with meeting called to order at 7:27PM 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
Tim Horvath Councilperson P
Chris Barown Councilperson P
Ed VanDerWerker Highway Superintendent P
Mary Beth Flint Town Clerk P

Minutes of the May 2010 meeting were read. Supervisor Garretson approved the minutes as corrected.

Bills for the month of June 2010 are presented:
204 M Wheelock Disposal $41.50pd
205 William T. Ryan Associates $1,368.40pd
206 Bassett Healthcare $21,660.85pd
207 Time Warner Cable Business $69.95pd
208 MVP Health Care, Inc. $1,875.38pd
209 RBS Inc $250.00pd
210 The Penny saver $58.00pd
211 Verizon Wireless $95.50pd
212 Gates Cole Associates $1,064.40pd
213 Transcription Associates $826.80pd
214 Cherry Valley Hardware $155.10pd
215 Haggerty Hardware $34.95pd
216 Hummel’s Office Plus $67.80pd
217 The Daily Star $58.10pd
218 RL Parsons Inc $1,167.51pd
219 Kelly Rogers $75.00pd
220 Rory’s Food Store $134.90pd
221 Cintas Corporation #121 $215.21pd
222 Broadview Networks $4.32pd
223 US Postal Service $1,247.60pd
224 Ikon Financial Services $196.91pd
225 Williamson Law Book Company $20.74pd
226 Swish Kenco Ltd $98.27pd
227 George Cade $5,592.00pd
228 JB Supply $110.85pd
229 Cornerstone Telephone Company $713.37pd
230 National Grid $1,105.70pd
231 Hummel’s Office Plus $1,180.00pd
232 American Cancer Society $100.00pd
233 Excellus BC/BS $222.47pd
234 Doug Gustafson $247.64pd
235 Cherry Valley-Springfield School $52.60pd
236 Public Goods Pool $753.00pd
237 United Healthcare $46.55pd
238 Hughsnet $64.99pd
239 Dorothy Johnson $35.04pd
240 Time Warner Cable Business Class $74.95pd
241 NYS Unemployment Insurance $1,055.80pd
242 Raindrop Cleaning Services $200.00pd
243 Edward Harvey $250.00pd
244 Louis Guido Jr. $250.00pd
245 Brian Haig $250.00pd
246 NYS Unemployment Insurance $8.44pd

Highway Vouchers:
Item 1 (14-18)
Item 3 (75-84)
Item 4 (13)

Councilperson Johnson made a motion to accept the invoices and payments as read Councilperson Barown seconded the motion. The invoices and payments have been presented and accepted. All in favor 5 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 March 2010 is $4,459.
Check received from NYS Department of Taxation and Finance $16,456.28 (Transportation S&I)
Check received from NYS Department of Taxation and Finance $4,019.23 (Court Fees/Fines)
Correspondence from the County regarding vaccinating animals against rabies

Updates:
Community Center:
Revenue for May was $640 and Expenses for May were $2414.
Community Center Director will have the Community Center Professionally cleaned 2 times per year. In the past Liz Partlow provided this service.

Health Center:
Revenue for May $33,930 and Expenses for May was $30,066

Town Facilities:
Supervisor Garretson spoke with Jeff Stiles, building maintenance person, regarding a stand alone backup generator for the Health Center. This will save on throwing away vaccines and drugs after a power outage.

Village:
Town and Village board minutes online @ cherryvalleyny.us
Ruth Snyder and Karen Walker were representing the local Christian Churches and made a presentation on a plan for a Community Crèche/manger in front of the Community Health Clinic in Cherry Valley at Christmas time. The Crèche will be displayed from the First Sunday in Advent (usually last Sunday in November) until January 6. They are asking for a donation from the Town Board? Each church will be doing fund raisers to help support the construction of the Crèche

Visitor’s Center:
Route 20 Association membership Application received. A motion was made by Councilperson Barown to purchase a Bronze membership @ $100 seconded by Councilperson Cornwell.
Foit-Albert is ready to do an information meeting for the public. This meeting will be scheduled in the Conference room at the Community Center.

Town Planning:
Revaluation update-equalization rates for the Town have gone down for Cherry Valley.
Road Use Law update-On June 30 @ 1:00PM County Building there will be a meeting pertaining to this subject. Road Use Law will be e mailed to Board members for their review per Councilperson Cornwell.


Highway Department:
There will be a meeting on June 23 @ the County re: Road Use Agreement.
Signs to be redone: sub-division land use
The Town’s screener was sold @ an online auction for $4,729.63

Resolution 2010-3 Amendment B-2009/2010 Snow and Ice Agreement

Proposed Action: Amendment B to revise the 2009/2010 Snow and Ice Agreement

Whereas, due to the severity of the winter during the 2009/2010 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 afore mentioned season, and

Whereas, all terms and conditions of the original contract extension remain in effect except the original estimated expenditure of $49,867.52 will have an index adjustment of $9,574.56 for a revised estimated expenditure of $59,442.08, and

Now, therefore be it resolved, this board authorizes Thomas Garretson-Supervisor to enter into amendment B which will adjust the 2009/2010 snow and ice contract for a revised payment factor with the New York State Department of Transportation.

Motion made to adopt Resolution 2010-3 by Councilperson Barown, seconded by Councilperson Johnson. Roll call of votes is taken: Supervisor Garretson-yes, Councilperson Cornwell-yes, Councilperson Barown-yes, Councilperson Johnson-yes and Councilperson Horvath-excused . 4 yes 0 no. Duly carried.

Resolution 2010-4 Statutory Installment Bond for the Revaluation Project. Motion made by Councilperson Cornwell to adopt Resolution 2010-4 seconded by Councilperson Johnson. Roll call vote is taken: Supervisor Garretson-yes, Councilperson Cornwell-yes, Councilperson Barown-yes, Councilperson Johnson-yes, and Councilperson Horvath-excused. 4-yes 0-no Resolution 2010-4 duly carried.

Question and comments from the public present:

Andy Minnig suggested laying the Land Use document over the Comprehensive Plan to review for revisions. A professional planner should be used to review the documents.

Motion made by Councilperson Cornwell to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Councilperson Barown meeting adjourned at 8:40
PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Beth Flint, Town Clerk

TB Meeting May 13, 2010

TB Meeting May 13, 2010

The regular meeting of the Town Board of Cherry Valley was held on Thursday, May 13, 2010 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 Excused
Jim Johnson Councilperson P
Tim Horvath Councilperson P
Chris Barown Councilperson P
Ed VanDerWerker Highway Superintendent P
Mary Beth Flint Town Clerk P

Minutes of the April 2010 meeting were read. Supervisor Garretson approved the minutes as corrected.

Bills for the month of May 2010 are presented:
169 Quill Corporation $77.76pd
170 Transcription Associates $1,082.85pd
171 Cintas Corporation #121 $267.73pd
172 Cordia Communications $107.01pd
173 RL Parsons $1,247.48pd
174 US Postal Service $270.60pd
175 Jaird Johnson $62.98pd
176 Verizon Wireless $96.26pd
177 RBS Inc $250.00pd
178 Time Warner Cable Business $69.95pd
179 Broadview Networks $315.10pd
180 M Wheelock Disposal $41.50pd
181 The Copy Shop $45.41pd
182 Ikon Office Supply $196.91pd
183 Public Goods Pool $459.00pd
184 Edward VanDerWerker $221.86pd
185 Tri-County Communications Inc $179.10pd
186 Verizon $131.14pd
187 MVP Healthcare, Inc $1,875.38pd
188 Foit-Albert Associates, P.C. $1,896.62pd
189 Time Warner Cable Business $74.95pd
190 Medical Arts Press $39.00pd
191 Otsego County Dept of Info Tech $15.40pd
192 Village of Cherry Valley $357.75pd
193 George Cade $4,893.00pd
194 Paraco Gas $891.75pd
195 Bassett Healthcare $23,104.23pd
196 NBT Bank $30,336.00pd
197 Dorothy Johnson $54.20pd
198 Hughesnet $64.99pd
199 Thompson electric and Plumbing $427.25pd
200 Medical Arts Press $335.90pd
201 Thomas Garretson $17.60pd
202 Excellus BC/BS $222.47pd
203 National Grid $1,490.39pd

Highway Vouchers:
Item 1 (7-13)
Item 3 (59-74)
Item 4 (12)

Councilperson Barown 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 4 yes 0 no. Motion carried. Monthly budget and NBT account balances are reviewed. Budget is down due in part because of the Reevale, Visitor Center and Health Center. There is also a question whether or not the Town received a check for snow & ice removal from the County-Supervisor Garretson will follow up on this. Motion made by Councilperson Johnson to enter into a $70,000 bond for 5 years, Motion seconded by Councilperson Barown. All in favor 4 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 February 2010 $6330.
Check NYS Dept of Taxation and Finance $1896.62
$250 check from Wal-Mart for volunteerism participation in the Town from one of their employees.
Association of Towns Booklet presented

Updates:
Community Center:
Revenue for Apr was $362. and Expenses were $2346
Town and Village Lease Agreement copy to Board Members
Opera is renting the Community Center sporadically for the month of June and part of July

Miscellaneous Information:
CV-S Marching Band Community Calendar will include the Town Board and Planning Board monthly meetings
Motion made by Councilperson Horvath to make a donation to the American Cancer Society in memory of Russell Flint for $100, motion seconded by Councilperson Johnson. Motion carried.


Health Center:
Revenue for Apr $24,754and Expenses were $32,157. .
Special account for Health Center donation revenue and expenses has been created.
Appreciation Day donations totaled $9,200. This money has been deposited into the special account mentioned above. Donations are still coming in. The donations will not be part of the annual budget for the Health Center. The monies will be used for new equipment. The computer’s at the health center need to be integrated with the EMR(Electronic Medical Record) system at Bassett Medical Center.

Town Facilities:
George Cade reports he is getting good cooperation from the Town and Village people in regards to the reeval process He states he has approx. 100 homes left to re-contact to evaluate their property. He will be following up with a letter.

Community Facilities Corp:
Review of CVCFC loan balance with Wilber National Bank. John Connolly of WNB supplied balances to Supervisor Garretson.

Village:
Town and Village board minutes online @ cherryvalleyny.us
Town and Village Boards meet on May 17th in the Village Office @ 7PM

Visitor’s Center:
The State has been reimbursing on schedule as payments are presented from the Town. Councilperson Horvath had the opportunity to speak w/ a gentleman that studied all the Hop Barnes in Otsego County and was able to obtain good information regarding the design for the Visitor Center.

Planning Board:
Progress Review of 2010 Goals-on file with Town Clerk
A public hearing will be scheduled for the Draft Land Use Document at the next Town Board meeting on June 10th @ 7:00PM. This will be advertised in the Town Papers.

Resolution 2010-2 Record of Standard Work Day for Town Officials
Resolution of the Cherry Valley Town Board

Proposed Action: Record of Standard Work Day for Elected and Appointed Officials

Whereas, by the New York State and Local Retirement System Regulation #315.4 the town board must establish standard work days for elected and appointed officials who are members of the New York state and Local Retirement System, and

Whereas, by New York State and Local Retirement Regulations, a worksheet that reports the total number of days worked per month per official has been documented for three consecutive months and has been submitted to this board within the required 180 days of taking office, and

Now therefore be it resolved, the Cherry Valley Town Board adopts the Standard Work Day and Reporting Resolution that is presented to the Town Clerk for public posing for the required 30 days prior to a certified copy being provided to the Office of the State Comptroller.

Councilperson Barown made a motion to adopt Resolution 2010-2 Record of Standard Work Day for Elected and Appointed Officials, Councilperson Horvath second the motion. Roll call vote was taken: Supervisor Garretson-yes, Councilperson Cornwell-Excused, and Councilperson Johnson-yes, Councilperson Barown-yes, Councilperson Horvath-yes, 4-yes 0-no. Motion duly carried.

Resolution 2010-2 will be posted on the Town Clerks board in the post office for 30 days. At the completion of the posting Resolution 2010-2 will be mailed to the State Comptrollers office.
Jane Sapinsky representative of the Artworks made a presentation regarding the Village Hall. Artworks and the Village have an agreement for a 30 year lease. Artworks have received a $45,000 grant to update the furnace, storm windows and septic system to the building. Artworks have hired and architect firm to help with restoration. Artworks will be holding a Gala on Saturday June 12 @ 7:00PM at the Star Theater in the Village Hall. Neil McManus from the County Codes office has granted approval to do the Gala.

Rodney Earls made a presentation on a proposed Local Trail System. He handed out information to the Board Members.

Question and comments from the public present:

Andy Minnig made an inquiry regarding the Road & Noise ordinance progression. Mr. Minnig also stated he attended a meeting sponsored by Otsego 2000 on the lack of legislation regarding gas drilling.

Motion made by Councilperson Barown to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Councilperson Horvath meeting adjourned at 8:49PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Beth Flint, Town Clerk

TB Meeting April 8, 2010

TB Meeting April 8, 2010

The regular meeting of the Town Board of Cherry Valley was held on Thursday, April 8 2010 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
Tim Horvath Councilperson P
Chris Barown Councilperson P
Ed VanDerWerker Highway Superintendent P
Mary Beth Flint Town Clerk P

Minutes of the March 2010 meeting were read. Supervisor Garretson approved the minutes as corrected.

Bills for the month of April 2010 are presented:
138 RBS Inc $250.00pd
139 Broadview Networks $318.65pd
140 M Wheelock Disposal $41.50pd
141 MVP Healthcare, Inc $1,875.38pd
142 Transcription Associates $751.35pd
143 Time Warner Cable Business $69.95pd
144 Cherry Valley Hardware $113.73pd
145 RL Parsons Inc $2,197.62pd
146 Verizon Wireless $96.21pd
147 Rury’s Food Store $118.54pd
148 Ikon Office Supply $130.68pd
149 Cordia Communications $107.01pd
150 Cintas Corporation #121 $214.13pd
151 Bassett Healthcare $29,568.89pd
152 Otsego County Hwy Superintendent $35.00pd
153 Excellus BC/BS $222.47pd
154 Foit-Albert Associates, P.C. $838.82pd
155 National Grid $1,414.23pd
156 JB Supply $73.90pd
157 William T. Ryan Associates $720.77pd
158 Heather Cronkite $157.68pd
159 Ikon Financial Services $196.91pd
160 William Garretson $125.00pd
161 Time Warner Cable Business $74.95pd
162 Verizon $106.20pd
163 Hillyard/New York $225.28pd
164 Hummel’s Office Plus $267.58pd
165 Public Goods Pool $631.00pd
166 George Cade $4,194.00pd
167 Hughesnet $64.99pd
168 Rod’s Welding $29.70pd

Highway Vouchers:
Item 1 (2-6)
Item 3 (42-58)


Councilperson Barown 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 5 yes 0 no. Motion carried.

Monthly budget and NBT account balances are reviewed.

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 2010 was $3,515.00.
Dog Control Officers Report for 9-09 through 2-10

Community Center/Alden Field:
Revenue for March was $523 and Expenses for March $3,313
Dinner for the Health Center Recognition Day is Saturday, April 10
Winter events are winding down due to nice weather and people wanting to be outside

Miscellaneous Information:
Cornerstone Telephone Company Invoice-Chris to review invoice before payment is made
Next month-Trail System presentation (Google trails.com)

Health Center:
Revenue for March was $31,226 and Expense for March was $36,819
Health Center Appreciation dinner at the Community Center is April 10.
Penny raffle 10am-4pm-Dinner 4pm-7pm-Music 7pm-10pm

Town Facilities:
Dan Crowell, County Treasurer-The Town should change how they submit the Town Tax records to the County. Currently data has to be entered manually into the County Software. The Town will be charged for the extra manual labor it takes to enter the information. The Town should look into software that is compatible with the County software to be able to import the information reducing the manual hours of data entry.

Village:
Town and Village board minutes and info is posted on the website-www.cherryvalleyny.us

Town Planning:
Next Month-Review of 2010 Goals

Assessor Cade gave a brief update of houses completed and houses yet to be completed for the revaluation.

There was one comment from the public present:
Andy Minnig would like to congratulate the new Dad’s on the Town Board.

There being no further business a motion was made by Councilperson Cornwell and seconded by Councilperson Horvath. Meeting adjourned at 7:45pm.

Respectfully submitted,
Mary Beth Flint-Town Clerk

TB Meeting March 11, 2010

TB Meeting March 11, 2010

The regular meeting of the Town Board of Cherry Valley was held on Thursday, March 11, 2010 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
Tim Horvath Councilperson P
Chris Barown Councilperson P
Ed VanDerWerker Highway Superintendent P
Mary Beth Flint Town Clerk P

Minutes of the February 2010 meeting were read. Supervisor Garretson approved the minutes as corrected.

Bills for the month of March 2010 are presented:
89 Verizon Wireless $95.51pd
90 Bassett Healthcare $23,516.45pd
91 MVP Health Care, Inc. $1,875.38pd
92 Broadview Networks $314.41pd
93 Paraco Gas $907.94pd
94 M Wheelock Disposal $41.50pd
95 Cherry Valley Hardware $68.24od
96 RBS, Inc. $250.00pd
97 Cordia Communications $107.01pd
98 Thomas Garretson $20.38pd
99 Cintas Corp #121 $209.00pd
100 The Daily Star $20.70pd
101 Transcription Associates $868.50pd
102 RL Parsons Inc $3,224.43pd
103 Time Warner Cable Business $69.95pd
104 Williamson Law Book Co. $747.50pd
105 Hummel’s Office Plus $18.89pd
106 Cherry Facilities Corp $2,400.00pd
107 American Legion Post 1360 $460.00pd
108 Cherry Valley Fire District $85,883.00pd
109 Cherry Valley Library $7,980.00pd
110 Cherry Valley Historical Assoc. $8,990.00pd
111 Silver and Gold Seniors $200.00pd
112 Roseboom Area Senior Citz. $100.00pd
113 Sue Miller $335.00pd
114 Cherry Valley Fireman’s Auxiliary $100.00pd
115 Lyman and James Johnson $2,400pd
116 Ikon Financial Services $196.91pd
117 Michelle Wickwire $751.10pd
118 National Grid $1,474.07pd
119 Edward VanDerWerker $55.46pd
120 Amber Emerson Testing $162.50pd
121 NYS Association of Towns $20.00pd
122 Fredy Herr $74.84pd
123 Verizon $164.83pd
124 Medical Arts Press $52.99pd
125 Excellus BC/BS $222.47pd
126 Time Warner Cable Business $74.95pd
127 Williamson Law Book Company $25.24pd
128 George Cade $4,893.00pd
129 Public Goods Pool $423.00pd
130 Otsego County Magistrates Assoc. $40.00pd
131 Postmaster $89.75pd
132 Hummels Office Plus $141.22pd
133 Department of the Treasury $472.26pd
134 Hughsnet $129.98pd
135 Paraco Gas $814.29pd
136 Hummel’s Office Plus $17.38pd
137 Logical Net $17.95pd

Highway Vouchers:
Item 3 (29-41)
Item 4 (9-11)

Councilperson Barown 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 5 yes 0 no. Motion carried.

Monthly budget and NBT account balances are reviewed.

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-09 was $4,145.
Revenue checks received by the Town over $1000 are as follows:
State of New York Transportation Dept. $21,771.25
State of New York Justice Court $5,340.00
Excellus BC/BS $5,713.58
Treasurer of Otsego County Snow & Ice 10/09-12/09 $18,377.27
Councilperson Cornwell asked how long we are waiting to put the Re-eval into the Budget. Supervisor Garretson stated the Town will have to Bond the excess expense.

Community Center/Alden Field:
Revenue for Feb was $70 and Expenses for Feb $3,848
The Safe Capture group enjoyed using the facility and will most likely be holding their training here again next year.
Community Center Dinner to recognize the Health Center is set for Saturday April 10

Miscellaneous Information:
Thank you received from Sharon Springs Silver and Gold Organization
Roseboom area Senior Citizens Club also sent a thank you note
2010 Census Questionnaire is showing up on people’s doors and in their mailboxes. Supervisor Garretson encourages all to fill out the forms and mail back to the Census Bureau
The April Board meeting will be ending early to help set-up for the Community Center Dinner and Penny raffle

Health Center:
Revenue for Feb was $28,761 and Expense for Feb was $30,872
Health Center Appreciation dinner at the Community Center is April 10. Supervisor Garretson would like to see 100% participation from the Board on this day.
Volunteers needed to sell raffle tickets for the event

Community Facilities Corp/Old School:
Loan Balances at Wilber bank have been requested by Supervisor Garretson
Councilperson Barown inquired about overlapping Liability Insurance the Facilities Corp has to cover the whole building.

Village:
Town and Village board minutes and info is posted on the website-www.cherryvalleyny.us
Shared service snow removal-village and town

Visitor Center:
Reimbursement checks from both NYSDOT and Jim Seward member item received
Hop Barn redesign is improving
Councilperson Horvath met w/Jackie and gathered all the information on the Visitor’s Center Building. Councilperson Horvath will be contacting the Architect Engineers.
Town Planning:
Road Preservation Law progress updates-Mark Cornwell. Mark handed out a Draft of the document-Industrial Traffic and Sound. The key purpose of this document is to establish a Transportation Law. The Board will be reviewing the permit application process as well. Councilperson Horvath stated the more Laws and or regulations the Town has in place the more experienced and desirable contractors are likely to apply for future permits and less experienced and desirable contractors will not want to jump through all the hoops required in future permits.
Sam Dubben –County Rep stated the Town may want to incorporate a Road Agreement as the well drilling issue is at the fore front of most towns these days and this would outline continuous maintenance to local town roads.
Land Use Regulation Document-draft copies to public venues-Councilperson Barown is waiting for the commercial maps he requested from the County to be included with this document.
Sign inventory-Highway Superintendent Ed VanDerWerker will work on a sign for Sub-Division notice when entering the Town.
The 3-member Revaluation Review Committee selection is temporarily on hold per Supervisor Garretson-not sure if it is necessary.
Councilperson Horvath reported on the Lafler Building Grant. Money has been received for renovation of the building. This is a repayment grant.
Town Clerk supplied the Town Supervisor with a FEMA flood insurance question and answer help sheet.

Highway Department:
Supervisor Garretson complemented our Highway Employees on the great job they do especially with the recent snow storms. Our roadways are the BEST in the County.

Federal/State/County:
Still waiting on the phone line to be installed in the new Conference Room to be in compliance with the Board of Elections request to have a phone installed.
Representative Dubben stated the loop will be done for the Emergency Service Microwave system. This is partnered with the State Police to pay for the system.

Supervisor Garretson met with Justice Fredy Herr and Michelle Wickwire to do a check and balance for their deposits.

Councilperson Barown compiled a list of phone lines in the Town and found some lines that are not in use anymore. Councilperson Barown is looking into a different vendor for phone service in the Town to incorporate all lines for the Town to be at a cheaper rate. The contract will be signed by Supervisor Garretson when ready.

There were no questions or comments from the public present.

There being no further business a motion was made by Councilperson Cornwell and seconded by Councilperson Horvath. Meeting adjourned at 8:29pm.

Respectfully submitted,
Mary Beth Flint-Town Clerk

TB Mtg February 11, 2010

TB Meeting February 11, 2010

The regular meeting of the Town Board of Cherry Valley was held on Thursday, February 11, 2010 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
Tim Horvath Councilperson P
Chris Barown Councilperson P
Ed VanDerWerker Highway Superintendent Excused
Mary Beth Flint Town Clerk P

Minutes of the January 2010 meeting were read. Supervisor Garretson approved the minutes as corrected.

Bills for the month of February 2010 are presented:
37 Standard Security Life Insurance $53.40pd
38 Broadview Networks $325.09pd
39 NYS Town Clerks Association Dues $799.00pd
40 Time Warner Cable Business $69.95pd
41 M Wheelock Disposal $41.50pd
42 Otsego Telephone Systems Inc $315.00pd
43 MVP Health Care, Inc $1,875.38pd
44 RBS Inc $250.00pd
45 Kassandra Cade-Laymon $8.60pd
46 Verizon Wireless $96.13pd
47 Cordia Communications $106.64pd
48 Dorothy Johnson $355.95pd
49 Ikon Financial Services $196.91pd
50 Logical Net $17.95pd
51 Transcription Associates $918.00pd
52 Cintas Corporation #121 $261.25pd
53 RL Parsons Inc $2,148.18pd
54 Bruce Hall Corp $22.40pd
55 US Postal Service $255.60pd
56 Cherry Valley Hardware $24.45pd
57 Swish Kenco Ltd $306.24pd
58 Town Tax Collector $210.00pd
59 Krazy Toms Floor Service $2,664.00pd
60 Verizon $198.69pd
61 National Grid $1,424.96pd
62 The Freeman’s Journal $11.40pd
63 Medical Arts Press $75.96pd
64 Public Goods Pool $353.00pd
65 Rods Welding $672.85pd
66 Postmaster $100.00pd
67 Otsego Towns Clerk Association $50.00pd
68 Mary Beth Flint $70.33pd
69 Time Warner Cable Business $74.95pd
70 Paraco Gas $1,176.33pd
71 RBS Inc $150.00pd
72 Excellus BC/BS Gen Dental $222.47pd
73 NYS Assoc of Magistrates Court $35.00pd
74 NYS Magistrates Association $80.00pd
75 Postmaster $40.00pd
76 Swish Kenco LTD $18.00pd
77 NYS Unemployment Insurance $153.86pd
78 Susan Schaffer $57.20pd
79 Hughesnet $64.99pd
80 Krazy Toms Floor Service $289.25pd
81 William T. Ryan Associates $8,086.92pd
82 NYS Retirement System $18,173.00pd
83 Bassett Healthcare $22,014.67pd
84 Gates Cole Associates $24,869.34pd
85 George Cade $10,485.00pd
86 Smile Makers $126.51pd
87 Quill Corp $202.31pd
88 Medical Arts Press $249.86pd

Highway Vouchers:
Item 3 (17-28)
Item 4 (5-8)

Councilperson Barown made a motion to accept the invoices and payments as read Councilperson Horvath seconded the motion. The invoices and payments have been presented and accepted. All in favor 5 yes 0 no. Motion carried.

Monthly budget and NBT account balances are reviewed.

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 is $6,124.

Updates:
Community Center:
Revenue for Jan was $152 and Expenses were $2832
There will be a Spaghetti Dinner at the Community Center April 10 all proceeds to support the Health Center
Biddy Basketball is winding down.

Miscellaneous Information:
SPCA contract is reviewed by the Board
Otsego County Towns budget comparisons are presented and reviewed by the Board
Letter from Senator James Seward’s office received thanking the Board for their comments to the DEC regarding gas drilling

Health Center:
Revenue for Jan $18,822 and Expenses were $30,458
Health Center Appreciation Dinner at the Community Center April 10th

Town Facilities:
Town owned parking lot has been cleaned out of abandoned property.

Community Facilities Corp:
Question rose regarding the unpaid taxes posted in the paper. Apparently there was an old bill of back taxes that did not get paid.

Village:
Town and Village board minutes online @ cherryvalleyny.us
The Town and Village did a good job removing the snow from the Village streets.

Visitor’s Center:
Supervisor Garretson will be talking to Barb Thomas at NYSDOT on Feb 18th. Supervisor Garretson will also be meeting with Foyt-Albert on this date as well.

Town Planning:
Road Preservation Law-progress update. Mark Cornwell reported it is still in progress.
Supervisor Garretson will be meeting with the Office of Real Property on Feb 18th
Land Use Regulation Document draft copies to public venues Councilperson’s Barown and Horvath will be working together on this.
Councilperson Johnson will form a 3 member Revaluation Review committee.
Councilperson Horvath will deliver the Land Use Regulation Document to the printer.
The Town Clerk will re-establish contact personnel with the Board of Elections.

Highway Department:
Vet’s Disposal invoice will be followed up with Ed VanDerWerker.

Federal/State/County:
Phone will be installed in the new Conference Room at the Community Center- this will serve as the contact phone for the Board of Elections at the time of any and all elections held at the Community Center.

Questions and comments by the public present:

None.

Motion made by Councilperson Johnson to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Councilperson Barown meeting adjourned at 8:15PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Beth Flint, Town Clerk

TB Mtg. January 14, 2010-Organizational mtg.

TB Mtg January 14, 2010

The regular meeting of the Town Board of Cherry Valley was held on Thursday January 14, 2010 with meeting called to order at 7:14PM by Supervisor Garretson.

Pledge to the flag is said.

Newly elected officers have been sworn in.

Roll call of Officers was taken:
Tom Garretson Supervisor P
Mark Cornwell Councilperson P
Jim Johnson Councilperson Excused beginning of mtg/P second half of mtg
Tim Horvath Councilperson P
Chris Barown Councilperson P
Ed VanDerWerker Highway Superintendent P
Mary Beth Flint Town Clerk P

Minutes for the month of December 2009 were read. Supervisor Garretson approved the minutes as corrected.

Invoices and payments for the month of January are presented:
1 Hummels Office Plus $102.86pd
2 Logical Net $17.95pd
3 Cintas Corportation #121 $209.99pd
4 Otsego County Assessors Association $30.00pd
5 RL Parson Inc $673.93pd
6 Regen LLC $375.00pd
7 The Daily Star $59.76pd
8 Cherry Valley Hardware $117.86pd
9 The Freemans Journal $33.82pd
10 RBS Inc $250.00pd
11 Verizon Wireless $97.30pd
12 Otsego County Town Supervisor $75.00pd
13 Cordia Communications $111.64pd
14 Time Warner Cable Business $69.95pd
15 Broadview Networks $323.91pd
16 Ikon Financial Services $196.91pd
17 Transcrition Associates $811.35pd
18 Excellus BC/BS $90.33pd
19 JB Supply $143.10pd
20 Tri-County Communications Inc $179.10pd
21 National Pastime $1,043.00pd
22 M Wheelock Disposal $83.00pd
23 Verizon $198.50pd
24 National Grid $1,091.28pd
25 Anaconda Sports Inc $394.17pd
26 Time Warner Cable Business $74.95pd
27 Public Goods Pool $497.00pd
28 Excellus BC/BS $222.47pd
29 Gates Cole Associates $425.00pd
30 Bassett Healthcare $21,416.72pd
31 Paraco Gas $1,218.12pd
32 Rurys Food Store $125.00pd
33 Southern Tier Credit Center $95.55pd
34 Heather Cronkite $68.82pd
35 Medical Arts Press $56.99pd
36 Ikon Office Supply $69.04pd

Highway Vouchers:
Item 1 (1)
Item 3 (1-16)
Item 4 (1-4)

Councilperson Cornwell made a motion to accept the invoices and payments as read, Councilperson Horvath second the motion. All in favor 4 yes 0 No (Councilperson Johnson not present for vote) motion carried.

Monthly info to the Town Clerk:
· County sales tax revenue for Oct was $3,695.
· The following copy of checks were received from Supervisor Garretson:
State of NY $4,441.25-Justice court
State of NY $33,411.24-Transporation Dept.
Treasurer of Otsego County $6,293.82-Mortgage Tax 4/1/09-9/30/09
NYS Thruway Authority $26,927.81-CHIPS
State of NY $1,952.05-Transportation Dept
· Notice of Tax Warrant advertisement

Community Center/Alden Fields and Park:
· There will be a dinner on March 6 to benefit the Health Center.
· The Comm Ctr is very busy with Biddy Basketball as well as Scouts and private party rentals.

Misc. Information:
· Rural Futures Newsletter-sign up to receive for new board members.
· Paul Solomon-letter of concern of well drilling to DEC
· Town Board contact information update for the town website
· Justice Whiteman failed to remit $5885 in court funds-2003 to2009. Supervisor Garretson was never notified by the State. Document is filed w/Lynn Green-Town Attorney. Supervisor Garretson will be providing a monthly statement of Court funds.
· Town Clerk received a letter from Marc Butler, Assemblyman, acknowledging the receipt of resolution 2009-10 remarks regarding gas drilling.

Health Center:
· Revenue for Dec was $39,074 and Expense for Dec was $28,115
· Revenue for 2009 was $390,779 and Expense for 2009 was $388,306
· New carpet installed-possible fund raiser at the Community Center in early 2010

Town Facilities:
· Town owned parking area should have no long term storage allowed for any type of machinery
· Councilperson Horvath made a call to the owners of a vehicle that has been in the parking lot for quite sometime now to please remove as soon as possible.

Community Facilities Corp/Old School:
· A joint meeting was held with Sam Dubben, Mayor Stiles and Supervisor Garretson on January 9th to do a walk through of the rest of the old school building. The building is not in as bad shape as they had thought.

Village:
· Town and Village board minutes and info can be found at www.cherryvalleyny.us
· Request for Santa to stay in the park for a longer period of time next Christmas Eve to allow the Church children to see Santa.

Visitor Center:
· Supervisor Garretson received draft concept drawing of visitor center-hop barn style. Supervisor Garretson stated the windows are incorrect for a hop style barn.
· Invoices sent to NYSDOT for reimbursement-payment has been received.

Town Planning
· Road preservation Law update. Councilperson Cornwell stated there has been no further progression at this time.
· Supervisor Garretson had meetings with George Cade and Mike Maxwell regarding the Town revaluation. Supervisor Garretson made a motion to use George Cade for the Town’s Revaluation, second by Councilperson Cornwell. Motion carried.
· Mr. Cade will be sending a postcard to Town residents with a public meeting date and time to be determined.
· Land Use Regulation document-draft copies are pending.
· Councilperson Barown will be contacting the County to get a map of Commercial Zones in the Town.

Highway Department:
· Supervisor Garretson asked Highway Superintendent VanDerWerker to get in touch with Vets Disposal and ask why they are still billing the town for refuse removal when they no longer provide this service to the Town.

Federal/State/County:
· Board of elections needs to know the contact person for the Community Center and the polling place needs to have a phone installed.

Resolution 2010-1 Annual organizational meeting is presented:
Annual Organizational Meeting of the Cherry Valley Town Board
January 2010


The Cherry Valley Town Board Meetings will be held on the 2nd Thursday of the every month and will be called to order at 7 pm. If the board is unable to meet on the 2nd Thursday we will meet 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 heard prior to the board meeting adjournment. There will be a 2 minute limit per speaker.

The Town Supervisor will serve as the Town Budget Officer.

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 produce all paid invoices with attached check stubs for monthly town board audit review and approval.

The adopted 2010 budget for the town is $1,460,631
The adopted 2010 tax levy for the town is $735,128

The Town Clerk will mark all resolutions and payment acceptance agreements with the official Town Stamp. One copy of each will be provided to the Town Supervisor.
Vacant appointed paid positions will be advertised in the official town newspapers with a request of letters of interest sent to the Town Supervisor - 356 Mill Road - Cherry Valley

The following positions have been reappointed and /or reemployed for 2010

Town Health Officer Maureen Kuhn
Registrar of Vital Statistics Mary Beth Flint
Town Attorney Lynn Green $6210
Town Assessor Kassandra Cade Lymon $8530
Dog Control Officer Jarid Johnson $3280
Town Historian Susan Miller $335
Town Tax Collector Dorothy Johnson $2370
Community Center Director Mary Beth Flint $3280
Community Center Custodian Bob Loucks $3940
Town Facilities Cleaner per hour $11.00
Health Center Office Secretary per hour $11.33
Health Center Office Manager per hour $13.65
Town Highway Employees per hour $14.95
Court Clerks per hour $11.00
Part Time Employees per hour $11.00
Town Highway Overtime per hour $22.43

The following are elected positions for 2010

Town Supervisor / Town Budget Officer Tom Garretson $11,670
Town Clerk Mary Beth Flint $9950
Town Councilperson Jim Johnson $2778
Town Councilperson Mark Cornwell $2778
Town Councilperson Tim Horvath $2778
Town Councilperson Chris Barown $2778
Town Superintendent of Highways Ed Vanderwerker $44,880
Town Justice Fredy Herr $9580
Town Justice Michelle Wickwire $8500

The following institutions and organizations will receive monetary contributions in 2010

Cherry Valley American Legion $460
Cherry Valley Library $7980
Cherry Valley Museum $8990
Cherry Valley Firemen’s Auxiliary $100
Sharon Springs Silver and Gold Seniors $100
Roseboom Area Senior Citizens Club $100

The Official Town Newspapers will be The Freeman’s Journal, 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 Wednesday of the payroll week.

The Cherry Valley Community Center Director will be responsible for organizing and conducting an annual spring meeting with all parties involved with the use and maintenance of the Community Center and Alden Fields.

The Town Supervisor will provide the Community Center Director with an annual budget and provide monthly updates of revenue and expense.

The Town Supervisor will provide the Cherry Valley Health Center with an annual budget and provide monthly updates of revenue and expense. The Town Supervisor will also serve as Chairman of the Cherry Valley Health Center Board.

The Board of Assessment Review will consist of the following paid individuals with terms expiring on the following month and year:

Edward Harvey September - 2011 $250
Brian Haig September - 2012 $250
Louis Guido September - 2013 $250

The Town Planning Board will consist of the following non paid individuals with terms expiring on the following month and year:

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
Julie Barown September - 2016

The attached employee benefit package has been updated for 2010
Benefit
Who pays
When you are eligible
What you receive
Hourly Wage
Town
On date of hire
$ per hour
Overtime Wage
Town
On date of hire
$ per hour




Vacation
Town
Pro-rated for the first year - no carry over
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
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 - no carry over
Columbus Day
Election Day
Veterans' Day



Thanksgiving Eve Afternoon



Thanksgiving Day



Christmas Eve Afternoon



Christmas Day



Birthday




Personal Days
Town
Pro-rated for the first year
5 days per year - no carry over




Sick Days
Town
Pro-rated for the first year
10 days per year - maximum carry over of 180 days




Medical Insurance
Town
MVP E2000841 - Employee pays 20% for the first 6 months - after 6 months the Town pays 100%
Annual Individual Plan: Single package contract - type S


Annual Sub-Family Plan: Double package contract - type D


Annual Full-Family Plan: Family package contract - type F




Medical Insurance
Town
Op-Out Program
proof of other health ins is required - payment is based on the single package contract rate premium for that year




Unemployment Insurance
Town
On date of hire
Town sends payment quarterly with form NYS-45 to the state




Disability / Compensation Insurance
Town
On date of hire
Town sends payment quarterly with form: E06160-000 to standard security life insurance




State Retirement
Town
On date of hire
Employee contribution is 3% of salary for 10 years - Town contribution is based on annual state rate




Dental Coverage
Town
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

Town Board Member Goals for 2010



Tom: Implement a Town Justice control/check and balance procedure
Maintain the Visitor Center progress
Send all the meeting information to members electronically
Support all the town board members with their goals


Mary Beth: Organize and conduct the annual Community Center meeting
Create an info/ad campaign for the Community Center
Post all forwarded town info on the on-line homepage


Ed: Set up an e-mail account
Inventory town entrance signage and order new after approval
Continue shared services with the village – tighten snow removal


Jim: Complete adoption of land use document
Assist with the town revaluation review committee selection
Meet with the visitor center committee as needed


Mark: Contact NYSERDA for town facilities cost savings and ideas
Pursue grants as warranted
Complete road use law


Tim: Become the town source for the village and chamber info
Assist with the visitor center construction decisions



Chris: Update and refresh the town homepage
Install an upgraded town computer system at the health center


The 3 Member Revaluation Review Committee will be composed of:

Village: ________________________________________
Town: ________________________________________
Farm: ________________________________________

Councilperson Barown made a motion to adopt resolution 2010-1 annual organizational meeting, second by Councilperson Horvath. A roll call vote is taken: Supervisor Garretson-yes, Councilperson Cornwell-yes, Councilperson Johnson-yes, Councilperson Horvath-yes, Councilperson Barown-yes. 5-yes 0-no duly carried.

Questions and comments by the public present:

Andy Minnig inquired about wages for secretary and manager of the Health Center is this reflected in the expenses for the Health Center or in addition to?

There being no further business a motion is made by Councilperson Cornwell to adjourn the meeting second by Councilperson Horvath. Meeting adjourned at 8:50PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Beth Flint
Town Clerk