TB Meeting November 10, 2011

Public Hearing November 10, 2011


Public Hearing for proposed Local Law 2011-4 Override Tax Levy Law was opened at 6:58PM.

Public comment:
Richard Mark opposes the current proposed Law. He feels the current budget cap is adequate. The economy is not getting better and this is not the time to increase the levy to exceed the 2% cap once this law is passed.

Town Attorney Green stated if the State determines the budget is over 2% then the Board will have a safety net for the Town.

No further comments from the public present.

Public hearing closed at 7:05PM.

Public Hearing for the 2012 Preliminary Budget is opened at 7:05PM.
Richard Mark stated the Community Center is losing money and costing the Town to operate. He does not wish to see the Center Closed, but merely pointing out the money situation.

Matt Utter asked what fund the Re-eval was paid from. Supervisor Garretson answered the General Fund.

No further comments from the public present.

Public hearing closed at 7:07PM

TB meeting November 10, 2011
The regular meeting of the Town Board of Cherry Valley was held on Thursday, November 10, 2011 with meeting called to order at 7:10PM 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 2011 meeting were read. Supervisor Garretson approved the minutes as corrected.

Bills for the month of November 2011 are presented:
383 M Wheelock Disposal $44.50pd
384 Postmaster $297.00pd
385 Time Warner Cable Business $69.95pd
386 Cherry Valley Fireman’s Auxiliary $100.00pd
387 RBS Inc. $250.00pd
388 Hummel’s Office Plus $76.65pd
389 DCH Enterprises $880.80pd
390 Verizon Wireless $109.09pd
391 Cherry Valley Hardware $30.73pd
392 Medical Arts Press $268.08pd
393 RL Parsons Inc $730.62pd
394 Cintas Corporation #121 $227.08pd
395 State Comptroller $3,020.50pd
396 Cornerstone Telephone Company $385.89pd
397 Ikon Financial Services $196.91pd
398 National Grid $1,000.48pd
399 US Postal Serviced $255.60pd
400 National Grid $530.04pd
401 United Healthcare $142.34pd
402 Spectra Environmental Group IN $732.83pd
403 Edward VanDewerker $141.26pd
404 Medical Arts Press $92.95pd
405 Time Warner Cable Business $74.95pd
406 Excellus BC/BS $140.20pd
407 Bassett Healthcare $29,366.18pd
408 Hughesnet $64.99pd
409 Postmaster $42.00pd
410 MVP Health Care Inc. $821.98pd
411 Public Goods Pool $597.00pd
412 M Wheelock Disposal $44.50pd
413 RBS Inc. $250.00pd
414 Time Warner Cable Business $69.95pd
415 Michael Fassett $396.00pd

Highway Vouchers:
Item 1 (40-49)
Item 3 (151-159)
Item 4 (17)

Councilperson Johnson 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:
• Budget reviewed as well as NBT Account balances.
• Town share of monthly County sales tax collected for the month of Aug 2011 is $8,908.49
• NYS Department of Taxation and Finance transportation department $32,086.34 for Snow and Ice.
• Dog Control Officers monthly reports for the months of March-October 2011
• Received a Thank You note from the Fireman’s Auxiliary for the donation

Community Center/Alden Fields and Park:
• Nothing new to report.

Miscellaneous updates:
• County Equalization Rates for 2012 Tax Roll list presented to the Town Clerk. Cherry Valley is at 100%

Health Center:
• 2012 Adopted Budget $425,000 (2011 adopted budget $415,000)

Village:
• Town and Village board minutes online @ cherryvalleyny.us

Town Planning:
• Otsego Soil and Water monitoring water quality is being done at 50 county testing sites

Highway Department:
• FEMA-3341-EM Tropical Storm Irene-Designation and Assistance update. Highway Superintendent Ed VanDewerker stated the Town’s estimated cost for repairs is approximately $60,000.

Proposed Local Law 2011-4 Local Budget Override Law is presented to the Board. Motion to accept the proposed Local Law 2011-4 is made by Councilperson Barown and seconded by Councilperson Cornwell. 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 Local Law 2011-4 is duly enacted.

Preliminary Budget is presented to the Board. Motion to accept the Budget as presented by Councilperson Johnson. Seconded by Councilperson Horvath. 2012 Town of Cherry Valley Budget passed.

Resolution 2011-9 County Snow and Ice Agreement for 2012 is presented to the Board. Motion to accept Resolution 2011-9 is made by Councilperson Barown. Seconded by Councilperson Johnson. 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.

Resolution 2011-10 American Tower Corporation is presented to the Board. A discussion ensued between the Board and the Town Attorney, Lynn Green, regarding the inactive Tower assessment being reduced and what happens if the Tower is sold. Attorney Green spoke with the Assessor about the inactive Tower. The assessment could be reduced. Attorney Green requires an authorization letter from the Board to sign a stipulation for the entry of the court order. American Tower Corporation will continue to pay taxes on the Tower. If the Tower is sold substantially above the assessment there will be a new appraisal.
Motion to accept Resolution 2011-10 made by Councilperson Horvath, seconded 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.

The aforementioned Local Law, 2012 Budget and Resolutions are filed in the Town Clerk’s office for public viewing.

Question and comments from the public present:
Matt Utter inquired about Councilperson Horvath’s eligibility to still be active on the Town Board in regards to his current residency? The potential vacancy has been advertised for the Spring of 2011.

Kevin Flint inquired if the Town has any By-Laws to refer to regarding the issue of impending vacancies on the Board?

A discussion ensued among the public present. Attorney Green will have to research the issue.
A motion is made by Councilperson Johnson to go into Executive session. Seconded by Councilperson Cornwell.

Motion to leave Executive session and adjourn the meeting made by Councilperson Barown and seconded by Councilperson Cornwell.

There being no further business meeting adjourned at 8:36PM

Respectfully submitted,
Mary Beth Flint, Town Clerk

TB meeting October 13, 2011

The regular meeting of the Town Board of Cherry Valley was held on Thursday, October 13, 2011 with meeting called to order at 7:07PM 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 September 2011 meeting were read. Supervisor Garretson approved the minutes as corrected.

Bills for the month of October 2011 are presented:
358 Tri-County Communications Inc. $179.10pd
359 Cherry Valley Hardware $12.15pd
360 Rury’s Food Store $176.93pd
361 Verizon Wireless $107.93pd
362 DCH Enterprises $1,008.15pd
363 Cintas Corp. #121 $272.60pd
364 State Comptroller $3,920.00pd
365 Cornerstone Telephone Company $385.42pd
366 Ikon Financial Services $196.91pd
367 JB Supply $77.90pd
368 William T. Ryan Associates $1,125.38pd
369 Chelsea Zembower $75.00pd
370 Calendars $22.49pd
371 Bassett Healthcare $34,970.70pd
372 Ikon Office Supply $69.00pd
373 Medical Arts Press $466.12pd
374 Time Warner Cable Business $74.95pd
375 MVP Health Care, Inc. $699.35pd
376 Excellus BC/BS $140.20pd
377 Hughesnet $64.99pd
378 Paraco Gas $76.75pd
379 Public Goods Pool $658.00pd
380 Hummel’s Office Plus $36.99pd
381 RBS Inc. $130.00pd
382 National Grid $323.29pd

Highway Vouchers:
Item 1 (31-39)
Item 3 (141-150)
Item 4 (16)

Councilperson Cornwell 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:
• Budget reviewed as well as NBT Account balances.
• Town share of monthly County sales tax collected for the month of July 2011 is $5,912.86
• NYS Department of Taxation and Finance general purpose state aid AIM Payment $5012.00

Community Center/Alden Fields and Park:
• Men’s Basketball will be starting every Wednesday evening from 7-9PM
• The girls scouts will be utilizing the conference room for meetings
• Senior Citizens Exercise Class is every Monday and Wednesday from 10AM-11AM
• WIC (Woman Infant and Children) program runs every third Thursday from 9:30-2:30
• Reservations continue to come in.

Village:
• Town and Village board minutes online @ cherryvalleyny.us

Visitor’s Center:
• Regrouping

Town Planning:
• Tentatively budget $3,000 to retain Tavis Austin Consulting Service.

Highway Department:
• Delta Road Use Agreement-Councilperson Cornwell deferred to Lynn Green to discuss SEQR process. Mr. Green stated it is unnecessary to do SEQR process. At this point there is no need to push through a Road Use Law.
• Highway files and equipment will be relocated from the Town Court area.
• FEMA-3341-EM Tropical Storm Irene-Designation and Assistance update. Highway Superintendent Ed VandDewerker stated FEMA will be coming for a site visit in the near future. The time line for receiving funding from FEMA can take weeks.
• A motion was made by Councilperson Barown to give permission to trade the 87 Mac truck to Town of Middlefield for 8 new truck tires. Seconded by Councilperson Horvath. Motion carried.

Town of Cherry Valley 2012 Preliminary Budget presented. There will be two public hearings scheduled before next Town Board meeting in November. Public hearing number one will be for a proposed local law to override 2 % tax levy. Public hearing number two will be for the 2012 Preliminary Budget.

Question and comments from the public present:

None

Motion made by Councilperson Johnson to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Councilperson Barown meeting adjourned at 7:55PM.

Respectfully submitted,
Mary Beth Flint, Town Clerk

TB meeting September 8, 2011

TB meeting September 8, 2011

The regular meeting of the Town Board of Cherry Valley was held on Thursday, September 8, 2011 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                            P

Minutes of the August 2011 meeting were read.  Supervisor Garretson approved the minutes as completed.

Bills for the month of September 2011 are presented:
324 DCH Enterprises                                            $853.05pd
325 Cherry Valley Hardware                                  $45.82pd
326 Verizon Wireless                                                $100.80pd
327 Cherry Valley Springfield Central School            $1,440.00pd
328 The Daily Star                                          $60.30pd
329 Medical Arts Press                                             $33.69pd
330 Cintas Corporation #121                             $218.08pd
331 William T. Ryan Associates                         $1,180.69pd
332 State Comptroller                                           $2,875.00pd
333 Tristan Fralick                                      $225.00pd
334 Brittany Schidzick                                              $225.00pd
335 Olivia Hull                                                  $225.00pd
336 Kylie Graham                                    $120.00pd
337 Jessica Carson                                      $120.00pd
338 Joseph Supp                                         $75.00pd
339 Cornerstone Telephone Co.                           $390.51pd
340 Excellus BC/BS                                      $140.20pd
341 United Healthcare                                             $71.17pd
342 Bassett Healthcare                                             $27,147.58pd
343 Spectra Environmental Group In                       $791.13pd
344 Postmaster                                                  $42.00pd
345 National Grid                                          $1,225.88pd
346 Ikon Financial Services                                    $196.91pd
347 Public Goods Pool                                           $586.00pd
348 MVP Health Care, Inc.                              $699.35pd
349 HUGHESNET                                      $64.99pd
350 Edward VanDerWerker                          $75.43pd
351 Quill Corporation                                           $11.99pd
352 Medical Arts Press                                             $295.00pd
353 Time Warner Cable Business                       $69.95pd
354 M Wheelock Disposal                                    $44.50pd
355 RBS Inc.                                                    $250.00pd
356 Time Warner Cable Business                       $74.95pd
357 Untied Healthcare                                             $71.17pd

Highway Vouchers:
Item 1               (24-30)
Item 3               (133-141)

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:
  • Budget reviewed as well as NBT Account balances.
  • Town share of monthly County sales tax collected for the month of June 2011 is $6,120.47.
  • NYS Department of Taxation and Finance (Transportation Dept.) check $7,567.64.
  • Supervisor Garretson called the NYSDOT inquiring about the Snow and Ice Adjustment check for $37,000.  The Highway Department is also expecting a check from the CHIPS program in the amount of $60,000.
Community Center/Alden Fields and Park: 
  • Reservations are coming in at a steady pace
  • There will be a work detail on September 17 to fix the riverbank and clean up the debris from the flood.
  • Primary Day is September 13 scheduled in the Conference room.
Village:
  • Town and Village board minutes online @ cherryvalleyny.us
Visitor’s Center: 
  • Waiting for feedback from Foit-Albert regarding the lack of bids on the Visitor Center project.  The project will be opened for re-bid in the spring.
Town Planning:
  • Councilperson Cornwell was unable to attend the Road Use meeting with Delta last month.  Councilperson Cornwell did speak with Bill Isley, Supervisor for Springfield, and found out the State will be the lead agency with this particular Road Use issue.  Most likely each Town will have to go through the SEQR process and use their own attorney.  Money paid to Delta will or should be refunded. Cherry Valley will have to pass our own Local Law in terms of Road Use.
Highway Department: 
  • Delta Road Program-Joint SEQR process with County revised.
  • Highway Files and Equipment will be relocated from Town Court Area.
The following Resolutions will be on file at the Town Clerk’s Office: 

Resolution 2011-6 Snow and Ice Contract Extension 2011/2012 between NYSDOT and Town of Cherry Valley presented.  Supervisor Garretson made a motion to approve Resolution 2011-6, seconded by Councilperson Barown.  Roll call vote was taken: Supervisor Garretson-yes, Councilperson Johnson-yes, Councilperson Barown-yes, Councilperson Cornwell-yes and Councilperson Horvath-yes. 5 yes 0 no Duly carried. 

Resolution 2011-7 Annual Audit of Town Justice Court Records presented:  Councilperson Barown made a motion to approve Resolution 2011-7, seconded by Councilperson Horvath.  Roll call vote was taken; Supervisor Garretson- yes, Councilperson Johnson-yes, Councilperson Barown-yes, Councilperson Cornwell-yes and Councilperson Horvath-yes.  5 yes 0 no.  Duly carried. 

Resolution 2011-8 Justice Court Assistance Grant application presented.  Councilperson Cornwell made a motion to approve Resolution 2011-8, seconded by Councilperson Johnson.  Roll call vote was taken; Supervisor Garretson-yes, Councilperson Johnson-yes, Councilperson Barown-yes and Councilperson Horvath-yes.  5 yes 0 no.  Duly carried. 

The tentative budget for 2012 is reviewed.  A public hearing will be held before the November Town Board meeting at 7:00PM.  The Preliminary Budget will be presented at the October Town Board meeting. 

Question and comments from the public present:

None

Motion made by Councilperson Cornwell to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Councilperson Horvath meeting adjourned at 7:51PM.

Respectfully submitted,
Mary Beth Flint
Town Clerk











           





                                   

                                                                                                                                   






Special Town Board meeting August 25, 2011

SPECIAL TB meeting August 25, 2011


The Special Town Board meeting was opened at 7:45PM.

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
Mary Beth Flint Town Clerk P

One (1) sealed bid was received for the Visitor Center construction. This bid was from Boland’s Excavating and Topsoil, Inc. 1403 Milburn Drive Conklin, NY 13748.

The Town Board rejected the bid. The project will need to be re-bid at a later date.

A discussion ensued with Ken Baldwin, architect with Foit-Albert Architects. Mr. Baldwin will need to take a look at the project and follow up with the Town Board.

A motion was made by Councilperson Horvath to close the meeting and seconded by Councilperson Cornwell. Meeting closed at 8:35PM.

Respectfully submitted,
Mary Beth Flint, Town Clerk

TB meeting August 11, 2011

TB meeting August 11, 2011


The regular meeting of the Town Board of Cherry Valley was held on Thursday, August 11, 2011 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 E
Chris Barown Councilperson P
Ed VanDerWerker Highway Superintendent P
Mary Beth Flint Town Clerk P

Minutes of the July 2011 meeting were read. Supervisor Garretson approved the minutes as corrected.

Bills for the month of August 2011 are presented:
282 Cherry Valley Hardware $6.55pd
283 Medical Arts Press $561.90pd
284 Rury’s Food Store $147.00pd
285 Patricia Augur $294.84pd
286 Quill Corporation $61.59pd
287 Hughesnet $64.99pd
288 M Wheelock Disposal $44.50pd
289 Time Warner Cable Business $69.95pd
290 Verizon Wireless $100.37pd
291 Thomas Garretson $403.92pd
292 Medical Arts Press $87.98pd
293 Cornerstone Telephone Company $398.05pd
294 Cintas Corporation #121 $273.59pd
295 Ikon Office Supply $67.00pd
296 DCH Enterprises $857.40pd
297 The Daily Star $81.00pd
298 State Comptroller $2,585.00pd
299 Ikon Financial Services $196.91pd
300 National Grid $1,076.44pd
301 Service Education, Inc. $950.00pd
302 Edward VanDerWerker $25.00pd
303 NYS Town Clerk’s Association $50.00pd
304 Time Warner Cable Business $74.95pd
305 Excellus BC/BS $140.20pd
306 Jessica Carson $165.00pd
307 Joseph Supp $105.00pd
308 Kylie Graham $225.00pd
309 Olivia Hull $225.00pd
310 Brittany Schidzick $225.00pd
311 Tristan Fralick $210.00pd
312 Chelsea Zembower $75.00pd
313 Bassett Healthcare $23,550.67pd
314 NYS Unemployment Insurance $334.16pd
315 MVP Health Care, Inc. $699.35pd
316 Hughesnet $50.03pd
317 Public Goods Pool $497.00pd
318 Medical Arts Press $109.95pd
319 Hummel’s Office Plus $183.70pd
320 Time Warner Cable Business $69.94pd
321 M Wheelock Disposal $44.50pd
322 RBS Inc. $250.00pd
323 RBS Inc. $250.00pd

Highway Vouchers:
Item 1 (20-23)
Item 3 (120-132)

Councilperson Johnson made a motion to accept the invoices and payments as read Councilperson Cornwell seconded the motion. The invoices and payments have been presented and accepted. All in favor 4 yes 0 no. Motion carried.

Information presented to the Town Clerk by Supervisor Garretson is as follows:
• Budget reviewed as well as NBT Account balances.
• Town share of monthly County sales tax collected for the month of May 2011 is $8,088.97.
• Daily Star ad for the Completion of the Final Assessment Roll
• Councilperson Barown met with Tim Powers of Cornerstone Telephone Company to review why our phone bills have increased over the past month and Mr. Powers stated phone usage at the Health Center is up.
• Mr. Powers and Councilperson Barown also discussed companies that do credit card transactions. This would be useful for the Town Court system and the Town Clerk to be able to collect fees via credit card transactions.
• Justice Wickwire is looking into a $30,000 grant for renovations to the Court Room at the Town Barn.

Community Center/Alden Fields and Park:
• The Opera’s rehearsals have ended and a bill will be sent to them soon.
• There are a number of reservations coming up.
• There will be a Community Dinner in the fall to benefit the CV Library.
• Councilperson Barown spoke with Jeff Stiles, buildings supervisor, regarding thermo storm windows to put on the windows in the gym. He will be getting quotes from Bruce Hall.

Village:
• Town and Village board minutes online @ cherryvalleyny.us
• Folk Fest for Food has begun and will be August 11, 18 and 25 in the bank parking lot.

Visitor’s Center:
• John Sagendorf is the contact for NYSOGS (Office of General Services) for the general service signs for the Route 20.
• Building proposal bids will be opened on August 25 at the Community Center at 7:00PM.

Town Planning:
• 2012 Budget Workshop will be August 25th at the Community Center at 7:15PM
• Consider including Tavis Austin in the 2012 budget as a resource for Town Planning.

Highway Department:
• Councilperson Cornwell gave an update on the Delta Road Use program. Delta has been paid for the highway survey and Councilperson Cornwell has contacted Delta via e-mail for updates on where they are in the process. Eleven of fourteen towns have signed on with Delta to use their attorneys for the model Law. A question was raised whether or not the town will have jurisdiction on who can drive on a particular road. Discretionary authority may want to think about SEQRA for every permit issued. Recommend using a Local Law and using the Town Attorney to pursue or hiring Whiteman, Osterhoudt and Hannah the cost to join is $1,300. The Town could come up with a Road Use agreement.
• There will be a meeting on August 16 at The Meadows with Delta and the County Planning Board regarding the draft Road Use Law.
• Rabies Vaccination free clinic will be September 6th from 6-8PM at the Town Barn/Highway.
• Highway Files and Equipment will need to be relocated from the Town Court Area.

Question and comments from the public present:

Beth Rosenthal, Town Clerk for Roseboom, stated the Town Board may want to consider sending a message to the County regarding not using flow back fluid on the roads during the snow and ice removal or using it to control dust on dirt roads.

Andy Minnig stated legislation was recently passed called Empower New York. This will take away the authority from municipalities to place power plants. The Town Board may want to consider sending a resolution to the Governor.

Motion made by Councilperson Barown to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Councilperson Cornwell meeting adjourned at 8:00PM.

Respectfully submitted,
Mary Beth Flint, Town Clerk

TB meeting July 14, 2011

TB meeting July 14, 2011
The regular meeting of the Town Board of Cherry Valley was held on Thursday, July 14, 2011 with meeting called to order at 7:15PM 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

Also present Town Attorney, Lynn Green.

Minutes of the June 2011 meeting were read. Supervisor Garretson approved as read.

Bills for the month of July 2011 are presented:
257 NBT Bank $16,520.00pd
258 Time Warner Cable Business $69.95pd
259 M Wheelock Disposal $44.50pd
260 Cherry Valley Hardware $633.68pd
261 Peggy Smith $500.00pd
262 Verizon Wireless $102.52pd
263 Cintas Corporation #121 $229.96pd
264 Cornerstone Telephone Company $388.81pd
265 The Daily Star $29.70pd
266 DCH Enterprises $877.80pd
267 Ikon Financial Services $196.91pd
268 Paraco Gas $23.26pd
269 Medical Arts Press $151.84pd
270 Fort Plain True Value $10.97pd
271 Tri-County Communications Inc $179.10pd
272 Spectra Environmental Group INC $342.62pd
273 Bruce Hall Corp $454.00pd
274 State Comptroller $1,265.00pd
275 Doug Gustafson $310.79pd
276 Athmedics $210.00pd
277 National Grid $889.20pd
278 Bassett Healthcare $27,147.58pd
279 Time Warner Cable Business $74.95pd
280 Public Goods Pool $531.00pd
281 Foit-Albert Associates, P.C. $9,478.50
282 Excellus BC/BS $140.20pd

Highway Vouchers:
Item 1 (14-19)
Item 3 (102-119)
Item 4 (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.

Presentation of Invoices and Payments:
• Budget reviewed with Board
• NBT Account Balances reviewed by Board

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 2011 is $4,722.01.
• Three checks from the Treasurer of Otsego County
1. Fringe Benefits 10/2010-4/2011 $2,821.48-Snow & Ice
2. Snow & Ice Jan-Apr 2011 $47,406.17
3. Mortgage Tax 10/1/10-3/31/11 $2,715.22

Community Center/Alden Fields and Park:
• There will be a Community Softball Game Day on August 27 as a fund raiser for the Community Center.
• Opera will be rapping up their rehearsals by mid July

Village:
• Town and Village board minutes online @ cherryvalleyny.us

Visitor’s Center:
• Construction Management and Contract Document are tentative. Supervisor Garretson reported the State Bids are handled differently and will be going out in approximately 3 weeks.

Town Planning:
• NYS Real Property Tax Service notice of equalization rate = %100
• NYS 2% Property Tax Cap-Town Budget Review will be at the August meeting. If the Town maintains the 100% equalization rate we will get back $5 per parcel.

Highway Department:
• Delta Road Preservation Program. Joint SEQR process with the County. Supervisor Garretson would like Councilperson Cornwell to work on the Road Preservation Program.
• Free Rabies vaccination Clinic is September 6 from 6-8PM at the Town Barn, Main Street.

Federal/State/County
• The Land Use Document was presented to the County Planning Board, which gave their approval to adopt the CV Land Use Law, before they disbanded.

Resolution 2011-5 Amendment to NYSDOT Snow and Ice Contract was read. Motion to adopt Resolution 2011-5 Amendment to NYSDOT Snow and Ice Contract was made by Councilperson Cornwell and seconded by Councilperson Johnson. Roll Call vote was taken: Supervisor Garretson-yes, Councilperson Johnson-yes, Councilperson Barown-yes, Councilperson Cornwell-yes, and Councilperson Horvath-yes. 5 yes 0 no. Duly carried. Resolution 2011-5 NYSDOT Snow and Ice Contract will be filed at the Town Clerk’s office.

Local Law 2011-3 Town of Cherry Valley Land Use Law was read. Motion to enact as presented made by Councilperson Barown seconded by Councilperson Horvath. Roll call vote was taken: Supervisor Garretson-yes, Councilperson Johnson-yes, Councilperson Barown-yes, Councilperson Cornwell-yes and Councilperson Horvath-yes. 5 yes 0 no. Duly enacted. Local Law 2011-3 Town of Cherry Valley Land Use Law will be filed at the Town Clerk’s office.

Question and comments from the public present:

Dennis Laughlin wanted to thank the Highway Department for blacktopping Nielson Road.

Karina Gable asked how the Board would handle some one with land who wanted to pursue a Business in their home. Walter Buist Planning Board Chairman commented these would have to be looked at individually.

Supervisor Garretson recommends the Comprehensive Plan adopted in 2007 be reviewed every 5 years.

Kathleen Taylor thanked the Board for protecting the Town with this Law.

There being no further business a motion is made by Councilperson Cornwell to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Councilperson Horvath meeting adjourned at 7:51PM.

Respectfully submitted,
Mary Beth Flint, Town Clerk

















TB meeting July 14, 2011




The regular meeting of the Town Board of Cherry Valley was held on Thursday, July 14, 2011 with meeting called to order at 7:15PM 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



Also present Town Attorney, Lynn Green.



Minutes of the June 2011 meeting were read. Supervisor Garretson approved as read.



Bills for the month of July 2011 are presented:

257 NBT Bank $16,520.00pd

258 Time Warner Cable Business $69.95pd

259 M Wheelock Disposal $44.50pd

260 Cherry Valley Hardware $633.68pd

261 Peggy Smith $500.00pd

262 Verizon Wireless $102.52pd

263 Cintas Corporation #121 $229.96pd

264 Cornerstone Telephone Company $388.81pd

265 The Daily Star $29.70pd

266 DCH Enterprises $877.80pd

267 Ikon Financial Services $196.91pd

268 Paraco Gas $23.26pd

269 Medical Arts Press $151.84pd

270 Fort Plain True Value $10.97pd

271 Tri-County Communications Inc $179.10pd

272 Spectra Environmental Group INC $342.62pd

273 Bruce Hall Corp $454.00pd

274 State Comptroller $1,265.00pd

275 Doug Gustafson $310.79pd

276 Athmedics $210.00pd

277 National Grid $889.20pd

278 Bassett Healthcare $27,147.58pd

279 Time Warner Cable Business $74.95pd

280 Public Goods Pool $531.00pd

281 Foit-Albert Associates, P.C. $9,478.50

282 Excellus BC/BS $140.20pd



Highway Vouchers:

Item 1 (14-19)

Item 3 (102-119)

Item 4 (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.



Presentation of Invoices and Payments:

• Budget reviewed with Board

• NBT Account Balances reviewed by Board



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 2011 is $4,722.01.

• Three checks from the Treasurer of Otsego County

1. Fringe Benefits 10/2010-4/2011 $2,821.48-Snow & Ice

2. Snow & Ice Jan-Apr 2011 $47,406.17

3. Mortgage Tax 10/1/10-3/31/11 $2,715.22



Community Center/Alden Fields and Park:

• There will be a Community Softball Game Day on August 27 as a fund raiser for the Community Center.

• Opera will be rapping up their rehearsals by mid July



Village:

• Town and Village board minutes online @ cherryvalleyny.us



Visitor’s Center:

• Construction Management and Contract Document are tentative. Supervisor Garretson reported the State Bids are handled differently and will be going out in approximately 3 weeks.



Town Planning:

• NYS Real Property Tax Service notice of equalization rate = %100

• NYS 2% Property Tax Cap-Town Budget Review will be at the August meeting. If the Town maintains the 100% equalization rate we will get back $5 per parcel.



Highway Department:

• Delta Road Preservation Program. Joint SEQR process with the County. Supervisor Garretson would like Councilperson Cornwell to work on the Road Preservation Program.

• Free Rabies vaccination Clinic is September 6 from 6-8PM at the Town Barn, Main Street.



Federal/State/County

• The Land Use Document was presented to the County Planning Board, which gave their approval to adopt the CV Land Use Law, before they disbanded.



Resolution 2011-5 Amendment to NYSDOT Snow and Ice Contract was read. Motion to adopt Resolution 2011-5 Amendment to NYSDOT Snow and Ice Contract was made by Councilperson Cornwell and seconded by Councilperson Johnson. Roll Call vote was taken: Supervisor Garretson-yes, Councilperson Johnson-yes, Councilperson Barown-yes, Councilperson Cornwell-yes, and Councilperson Horvath-yes. 5 yes 0 no. Duly carried. Resolution 2011-5 NYSDOT Snow and Ice Contract will be filed at the Town Clerk’s office.



Local Law 2011-3 Town of Cherry Valley Land Use Law was read. Motion to enact as presented made by Councilperson Barown seconded by Councilperson Horvath. Roll call vote was taken: Supervisor Garretson-yes, Councilperson Johnson-yes, Councilperson Barown-yes, Councilperson Cornwell-yes and Councilperson Horvath-yes. 5 yes 0 no. Duly enacted. Local Law 2011-3 Town of Cherry Valley Land Use Law will be filed at the Town Clerk’s office.



Question and comments from the public present:



Dennis Laughlin wanted to thank the Highway Department for blacktopping Nielson Road.



Karina Gable asked how the Board would handle some one with land who wanted to pursue a Business in their home. Walter Buist Planning Board Chairman commented these would have to be looked at individually.



Supervisor Garretson recommends the Comprehensive Plan adopted in 2007 be reviewed every 5 years.



Kathleen Taylor thanked the Board for protecting the Town with this Law.



There being no further business a motion is made by Councilperson Cornwell to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Councilperson Horvath meeting adjourned at 7:51PM.



Respectfully submitted,



Mary Beth Flint, Town Clerk





































TB Mtg June 9, 2011

TB meeting June 9, 2011


The regular meeting of the Town Board of Cherry Valley was held on Thursday, June 9, 2011 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 Excused

Ed VanDerWerker Highway Superintendent P

Mary Beth Flint Town Clerk P

Minutes of the May 2011 meeting were read. Supervisor Garretson approved as read.

Bills for the month of June 2011 are presented:
215 NBT Bank $29,280.00pd
216 M Wheelock Disposal $41.50pd
217 Time Warner Cable Business $41.50pd
218 Medical Arts Press $86.96pd
219 Paraco Gas $112.92pd
220 Gruver, Zweifel and Scott LLP $3,500.00pd
221 DCH Enterprises $900.30pd
222 Verizon Wireless $99.50pd
223 Cherry Valley Hardware $2.39pd
224 RBS Inc. $250.00pd
225 RL Parsons Inc $982,63pd
226 Bruce Hall Corp $14.03pd
227 Cornerstone Telephone Co. $375.81pd
228 Cintas Corporation #121 $229.96pd
229 Community Planning Env. Assoc. $50.89pd
230 Route 20 Associates of NYS $100.00pd
231 Postmaster $277.00pd
232 Ikon Financial Services $196.91pd
233 State Comptroller $2,125.00pd
234 William T. Ryan Associates $494.56pd
235 National Grid $1,107.67pd
236 Gates Cole Associates $928.20pd
237 Spectra Environmental Group Inc $1,067.16pd
238 Otsego Iron & Metal Co $576.90pd
239 Time Warner Cable Business $74.95pd
240 CV-S Marching Band Fund $50.80pd
241 Excellus BC/BS $140.20pd
242 Postmaster $26.40pd
243 MVP Health Care Inc $699.35pd
244 Susquehanna SPCA $503.90pd
245 William T. Ryan Assoc. $377.00pd
246 Hughesnet $64.99pd
247 Carpet Doctor $183.22pd
248 Medical Arts Press $111.99pd
249 Public Goods Pool $492.00pd
250 Clarks Sports Center $500.00pd
251 Edward Harvey $250.00pd
252 Brian Haig $250.00pd
253 Louis Guido Jr $250.00pd
254 Medical Arts Press $94.00pd
255 RBS Inc. $250.00pd
256 Bassett Healthcare $23,267.04pd

Highway Vouchers:
Item 1 (11-13)
Item 3 (86-101)
Item 4 (13-14)

Councilperson Johnson made a motion to accept the invoices and payments as read Councilperson Cornwell seconded the motion. The invoices and payments have been presented and accepted. All in favor 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 March 2011 is $4,895.56.
• Check from NYS Taxation and Finance $18,641.71 S&I Final 10-11

Community Center/Alden Fields and Park:
• There will be a Community Softball Game Day in August as a fund raiser for the Community Center.
• Opera is renting the facility sporadically for the months of June and July

Misc. Updates:
• Designation Petitions for upcoming elections in November are due to the Board of Elections the week of July 11

Health Center:
• Continues to do well.

Town Facilities:
• Hole in public parking lot has been fixed.

Village:
• Town and Village board minutes online @ cherryvalleyny.us

Visitor’s Center:
• Right of Way Clearance Certificate to NYSDOT. The project is moving forward

Town Planning:
• George Cade and Kassy Cade-Laymon reported the Board of Review went well. Approximately 17 people appeared before the Board. There is one issue still pressing.
• Springfield will be going forward with their reevaluation process.
• The Draft Local Land Use Law will be presented to the Otsego County Board meeting on June 13, 2011 at 6:00pm

Highway Department:
• Ed sent new maps to Delta Engineers so they can pick new roads to place counters.
• Single Stream Recycling will be in effect. Meaning all recyclables can now be placed in the same container and plastics, glass and cans do not have to be separated starting July 4, 2011

Question and comments from the public present:
Andy Minnig asked what the date of the Public Hearing will be for the Draft Local Land Use Law? The Public Hearing will be June 16 @ 7:00PM.

Richard Page asked if the Board will be voting on the Final Land Use Law. He feels the Board will be making a big mistake if they pass this law. Mr. Page also stated he felt like the token farmer on the Land Use Committee. He felt a lack of respect.

Matt Utter feels the plan is premature. There is no agriculture assessment. The Board will not be doing Justice for the Town. Gas and mineral rights have not been addressed. The Board has not come to the big land owners in Town and spoken to them to get their opinions. There is more wrong with the plan. Where was Nan Stolzenburg approved as the Town Planner?

There being no further business a motion is made by Councilperson Cornwell to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Councilperson Horvath meeting adjourned at 7:45PM.

Respectfully submitted,
Mary Beth Flint, Town Clerk

TB Meeting May 11, 2011

TB Meeting May 11, 2011

The regular meeting of the Town Board of Cherry Valley was held on Thursday, May 11, 2011 with meeting called to order at 7:10PM 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 2011meeting were read.  Supervisor Garretson approved the minutes as corrected.

Bills for the month of May are presented:
182 Rury’s Food Store                                                     $241.59pd
183 RBS Inc.                                                                    $250.00pd
184 Time Warner Cable Business                                   $69.95pd
185 Verizon Wireless                                                      $104.84pd
186 Cherry Valley Hardware                                           $55.47pd
187 Haggerty Hardware                                                  $16.99pd
188 The Daily Star                                                          $90.70pd
189 Nan Stolzenburg                                                       $3,947.92pd
190 RL Parsons Inc.                                                        $3,545.02pd
191 State Comptroller                                                     $1,440.00pd
192 William T. Ryan Associates                                    $497.76pd
193 Ikon Office Supply                                                  $43,76pd
194 Maureen Kuhn                                                         $193.73pd
195 Cornerstone Telephone Company                           $399.73pd
196 Medical Arts Press                                                  $194.27pd
197 DCH Enterprises                                                     $995.55pd
198 Susan Schaffer                                                        $100.00pd
199 Ikon Financial Services                                           $196.91pd
200 Cintas Corporation #121                                        $273.59pd
201 County of Otsego                                                    $12.90pd
202 MVP Health Care Inc.                                            $699.35pd
203 RBS Inc.                                                                  $302.37pd
204 Public Goods Pool                                                  $718.00pd
205 Edward VanDerWerker                                          $70.12pd
206 Time Warner Cable Business                                 $74.95pd
207 National Grid                                                          $1,494.60pd
208 Excellus BC/BS                                                      $140.20PD
209 Bassett Healthcare                                                  $23,162.81pd
210 US Postal Service                                                   $1,494.60pd
211 Paraco Gas                                                              $883.76pd
212 Hughesnet                                                               $64.99pd
213 Dorothy Johnson                                                     $61.00pd
214 Hummel’s Office Plus                                            $9.49pd

Highway Vouchers:
Item 1                   (4-10)
Item 3                     (70-85)
Item 4                   (11-12)

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 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 2011is $6,405.73
  • Thank you note from the Cherry Valley Memorial Library Board
  • Budget review conducted by the Board
  • NBT Account Balance reviewed by the Board
  • Memorandum from the County Office Building Planning Department entitled Recycling Attendants
Community Center/Alden Field and Park:
·        Nothing new to report.

 Miscellaneous Information:
  • Cherry Valley Library appreciation dinner September 17, 2011
Village:
Town Planning:
  • George Cade reports Village residents got a reduction in their assessments after the State review.
  • Still no word from Delta Engineers regarding the Road Use Law
  • Minutes presented by Supervisor Garretson for the Special Meeting of the Cherry Valley Town Board on April 21, 2011 taken by Councilperson Cornwell in the absence of the Town Clerk Flint.  Motion to accept the minutes as presented is made by Councilperson Barown seconded by Councilperson Horvath.
Highway Department:
·        Ed will contact Delta Engineers to ask where they want to put the traffic counters.

 Resolution 2011-4 Environmental Assessment Form-Negative Declaration
Proposed Action:  Environmental Assessment Form-Negative Declaration
WHEREAS:  The Cherry Valley Town Board has carefully reviewed the Environmental Assessment form.  The Comprehensive Plan has been reviewed by the Town Board and we are fully familiar with the Plan as well as the proposed Town of Cherry Valley Land Use Law, and
WHEREAS:  Various maps of the Town were presented for the Comprehensive Plan and these were reviewed in relation to EAF, and
WHEREAS: The proposed Land Use Law incorporates protection of the current uses of the land in the Town and allows growth in a manner consistent with the historic and scenic nature of the community.  The community continues to be primarily agricultural; the proposed Local law encourages continuation of agricultural pursuits, and
WHEREAS: Growth of the Town along the nature currently existing appears it is not authorized but is encouraged by the proposed Local Law, therefore
IT IS RESOLVED:  That the Town Board determines that there are no impacts that would negatively effect the environment of the Town of Cherry Valley in the proposed Local Law, and
BE IT FURTHER RESOVED:  That the Town Board has determined that a negative declaration is
appropriate, and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED:  To authorize the Town Supervisor to sign the Full Environmental Assessment Form indicating same and see to the appropriate filing and publishing.
 Councilperson Chris Barown made a motion to adopt Resolution 2011-4 Environmental Assessment Form-Negative Declaration, Seconded by Councilperson Horvath.  Roll call vote is taken: Supervisor Garretson-yes, Councilperson Barown-yes, Councilperson Horvath-yes, Councilperson Johnson-yes, and Councilperson Cornwell-excused. 4 yes 0 no.

Councilperson Barown made a motion to send a copy of the Land Use Law, Referral Sheet, Negative Declaration, Environmental Assessment Form and any other necessary documents required to the County Planning Board, Councilperson Horvath seconded the motion.  Motion carried.

Tavis Austin presented information pertaining to a Circuit Rider Planner for little or no cost for a Town Planner for the Town of Cherry Valley.  Mr. Austin would be interested in being employed as a liaison between the County and the Town.  Grant writing can also be offered.  Mr. Austin would also be able to find answers and legal advice from the Association of Towns. 

 Mr. Green, Town Attorney, strongly suggests the Town consider hiring such and individual.  He feels this would be an invaluable service to the Planning Board, who will be administering the Land Use Document.

 Public questions, comments and concerns:
Paul Mendelsohn thanked the Board for all their hard work and he likes what the OCCA & Tavis are offering.

 There being no further business a motion is made by Councilperson Barown to adjourn the meeting seconded by Councilperson Horvath.  Meeting adjourned at 8:20PM

Respectfully submitted,
Mary Beth Flint
Town Clerk