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