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