DRAFT TB meeting September 12, 2013

Public Hearing for Town Budget Tax Levy Limit Override-Local Law 2013-4 is opened at 7:00Pm.

Councilperson Barown posed the question do they, the State, actually do the calculation for us? At some point to tell us what the increase was? Supervisor Garretson stated we were under the 2%, however other things are exempt from the 2% such as State retirement etc. Councilperson Barown asked the County Treasurer Dan Crowell if the Town should always pass the law from year to year and his advice was always pass the Law.

Councilperson Cornwell asked is there a penalty if the Town went over the 2% levy limit? Supervisor Garretson stated there isn’t one. If the Law was not passed 3-5 Board Members could adopt the Budget as is. What would happen if the Town did not pass the Local Law every year for the override? Supervisor Garretson stated he didn’t know and is guessing the tax levy would be in jeopardy. Councilperson Barown stated the Town may only be able to collect 2% even though the Town would need 2 ¼ to make budget, hypothetically speaking. Then there is a Budget that exceeds revenue.

No comments from the public present

Motion to close the public hearing is made by Councilperson Barown, seconded by Councilperson Johnson. All are in favor.

Public Hearing closed at 7:02PM

DRAFT TB meeting September 12, 2013

The regular meeting of the Town Board of Cherry Valley was held on Thursday, September 12, 2013 with meeting called to order at 7:02PM 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
Ed VanDerwerker-Highway Superintendent P
Tracy Laughlin-Councilperson P
Mary Beth Flint-Town Clerk P

Reading of last months minutes will be dispensed of and minutes accepted as presented.
Any corrections can be made to the Town Clerk.

Presentation of invoices and payments:
000 Voided Check 9922
311 Hummel’s Office $96.23pd
312 Randi Farris $200.00pd
313 Victoria Viscosi $200.00pd
314 Jacob Church $200.00pd
315 Addie Wilson $200.00pd
316 Kylie Graham $100.00pd
317 Olivia Preston $20.00pd
318 Time Warner Cable Business $69.95pd
319 RBS Inc $487.00pd
320 Ricoh USA Inc $37.50pd
321 The Daily Star $20.70pd
322 Clark’s Sports Center $500.00pd
323 Verizon Wireless $104.57pd
324 Cherry Valley Hardware $44.16pd
325 Haggerty Hardware $216.13pd
326 Cintas Corporation #121 $317.40pd
327 Ricoh USA Inc $87.00pd
328 Cornerstone Telephone Company $405.54pd
329 Susan Schaffer $252.50pd
330 National Grid $1,263.10pd
331 Otsego Electric Cooperative Inc $49.99pd
332 Time Warner Cable Business $74.95pd
333 Casella Waste Services $45.95pd
334 Medical Arts Press $170.94pd
335 Public Goods Pool $752.00pd
336 William T Ryan Associates $1,006.40pd
337 State Comptroller $4,036.00pd
338 Postmaster $44.00pd
339 ACCO Brands Direct $23.99pd
340 McBee Systems Inc $514.54pd
341 Quill Corporation $84.12pd
342 Ricoh USA Inc $38.35pd
343 CDPHP Universal Benefits $698.98pd
344 Bassett Healthcare $31,268.29pd
345 Excellus BC/BS $140.20pd

Highway Vouchers:
Item 1 (33-38)
Item 3 (120-129)

Councilperson Laughlin 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.

Presentation of Invoices and Payments:
· Budget reviewed as well as NBT Account balances.
· Councilperson Barown asked Supervisor Garretson about the Health Center’s revenue collection? It’s an issue of the revenue has not been collected yet due to getting reimbursement from the insurance companies. It may be a good idea to send our Accounting person for training to make sure she is up to date with how to file for claims. Councilperson Barown stated there is one insurance company that has always been a problem getting the claims accepted. Supervisor Garretson will be addressing this with the Health Center.

Miscellaneous Information presented to the Town Clerk by Supervisor Garretson is as follows:
· Town share of monthly County sales tax collected for the month of July 2013 is $7,082.01
· Thank you received from Lynn Green’s family for the flowers sent in Lynn’s memory.
· Tentative budget is handed out to the Board.

Community Center/Alden Fields and Park:
· Softball Tournament was a success. The revenue is for the Cherry Valley Museum.
· Reservations have been increasing

Miscellaneous Information:
· 157 people attended the House Tours
· A developer is interested in purchasing the Town Parking Lot for commercial development, however, it hinges on the parcel owned by Red Point Construction being sold to this developer as well. This is not likely to happen.

Health Center:
· Tentative budget for 2014 for the Health Center is disbursed

Town Facilities:
· Star exemption letter’s have been sent out by the State
· Highway Superintendent VanDerWerker reported on the recycling area being still fair. He believes it is a good idea to install a camera.

Community Facilities Corp/Old School
· The Corp has tentatively agreed with the roofing project that will be going forward over the Community Center portion of the meeting room.

· Town and Village board minutes online @ cherryvalleyny.us

Town Planning:
· Supervisor Garretson was successful in registering the Town as an intervener with the State. Supervisor Garretson will forward any requests he receives to the Town Board.

· Highway Superintendent VanDerWerker met with FEMA and checked all the sites and will be submitting the paperwork on the computer.

Motion to accept Local Law 2013-4 Tax levy Limit Override as presented Councilperson Cornwell made the motion, motion seconded by Councilperson Johnson. Roll call vote is taken: Supervisor Garretson-yes, Councilperson Johnson-yes, Councilperson Barown-yes, Councilperson Cornwell-yes and Councilperson Laughlin-yes. 5 yes 0 no: Adopted

Motion to adopt Resolution 2013-2 NYS Snow and Ice Contract #D010680 as presented Councilperson Barown made the motion, motion seconded by Councilperson Laughlin. Roll call vote is taken: Supervisor Garretson-yes, Councilperson Johnson-yes, Councilperson Barown-yes, Councilperson Laughlin-yes, 5 yes 0 no: Duly carried.

Motion to adopt Resolution 2013-3 Otsego County Snow and Ice Contract 2013-2014 as presented Councilperson Barown made the motion; motion seconded by Councilperson Laughlin Roll call vote is taken Supervisor Garretson-yes, Councilperson Johnson, Councilperson Barown-yes, Councilperson Cornwell, and Councilperson Laughlin. 5 yes 0 no: Duly carried.

Motion to adopt Resolution 2013-4 Justice Court Assistance Program Grant Application as presented, motion made by Councilperson Cornwell, motion seconded by Councilperson Johnson Roll call vote is taken: Supervisor Garretson-yes, Councilperson Johnson, Councilperson Barown-yes, Councilperson Cornwell, and Councilperson Laughlin-yes, 5 yes 0 no: Duly carried.

Supervisor Garretson stated he has a conflict for the October meeting of the Town Board and asks the Board if they would like to move the meeting to the third Thursday or keep the meeting as scheduled and he will be late? The Board unanimously voiced to keep the meeting on October 10. Motion made by Councilperson Cornwell to assign Chris Barown as the Deputy Superintendent for the October meeting, motion seconded by Councilperson Johnson all in favor 5 yes 0 no.

Question and comments by the public present:
Bill Glocker introduced himself as he is running for County Rep.

Motion to adjourn-Councilperson Cornwell Seconded by Councilperson Barown

There being no further business meeting adjourned at 7:55pm.

Respectfully submitted,
Mary Beth Flint, Town Clerk
Town Board minutes were recorded.

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