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