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 PChris 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
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
· Nothing new to report.
- Cherry Valley Library appreciation dinner September 17, 2011
- Town and Village board minutes and information can be found on the website at www.cherryvalleyny.us
- 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.
· 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 isappropriate, 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
Mary Beth Flint