DRAFT TB meeting December 12, 2013

DRAFT TB meeting December 12, 2013

The regular meeting of the Town Board of Cherry Valley was held on Thursday, December 12, 2013 with meeting called to order at 7:05PM 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
Tracy Laughlin-Councilperson P
Ed VanDerwerker-Highway Superintendent 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 10106
000 Voided Check 10074
000 Voided Check 10083
405 Cherry Valley Hardware $29.00pd
406 Time Warner Cable Business $69.95pd
407 Ricoh USA Inc. $87.00pd
408 Hummel’s Office Plus $3.87pd
409 Verizon Wireless $101.23pd
410 NBT Bank $24,986.31pd
411 Cornerstone Telephone Company $407.95pd
412 RL Parsons Inc. $984.45pd
413 The Daily Star $59.40pd
414 Cintas Corporation #121 $345.87pd
415 State Comptroller $5,320.00pd
416 William T. Ryan Associates $1,267.15pd
417 Casella Waste Services $45.95pd
418 National Grid $807.97pd
419 Mary Beth Flint $71.60pd
420 Time Warner Cable Business $74.96pd
421 Edward VanDerWerker $62.72pd
422 NYS Association of Towns $800.00pd
423 JB Supply $116.85pd
424 Excellus BC/BS $140.20pd
425 Otsego Electric Cooperative $49.99pd
426 Hummel’s Office Plus $120.74pd
427 Public Goods Pool $444.00pd
428 Public Goods Pool $673.00pd
429 Medical Arts Press $120.23pd
430 CDPHP Universal Benefits $698.68pd
431 William T. Ryan Associates $3,000.00pd
432 William T. Ryan Associates $3,000.00pd
433 William T. Ryan Associates $3,000.00pd
434 William T. Ryan Associates $3,000.00pd
435 William T. Ryan Associates $2,816.84pd

Highway Vouchers:
Item 1 (51-54)
Item 3 (157-176)
Item 4 (15-17)

Councilperson Barown made a motion to accept the invoices and payments as read Councilperson Johnson 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.

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 Oct 2013 is $5217.97

Community Center/Alden Fields and Park:
• Biddy Basketball has commenced. Everything else is status quo.

Town Facilities:
• There is an occasional TV. Superintendent VanDerWerker stated MOSA is telling people to drop their old TV’s at the transfer station and the Highway Superintendent will bring them to Oneonta.

Community Facilities Corp/Old School
• Chris Barown stated the Board is happy with the roof replacement and feels it has made the ascetics of the building look good. There has been talk of asking Mr. Stiles to join the Board and he will bring good ideas to the Board. The Corp is continuing to do things to improve the building as far as they can with the means that they have such as repairing or replacing the windows.

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

Highway:
• Everything is going well.
Federal/State/County:
• County Rep Beth Rosenthal gave an update of County Business.

Question and comments by the public present:
None

Motion to adjourn-Councilperson Cornwell Seconded by Councilperson Barown

There being no further business meeting adjourned at 7:34pm.

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












DRAFT TB meeting November 14, 2013

Public Hearing for Town of Cherry Valley Preliminary Budget is opened at 6:57PM

A question was asked why the retirement for Town highway employees is covered by the highway fund May through October what happened to January through May. January through May is covered by the other portion of the highway fund.

A question was asked how do you know how much to budget for FEMA for emergency aid. The FEMA is tentative for the June flooding in 2013 not yet received.

Public Hearing closed at 7:00PM

DRAFT TB meeting November 14, 2013

The regular meeting of the Town Board of Cherry Valley was held on Thursday, November 14, 2013 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
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:
379 Hummel’s Office Plus $225.33pd
380 RBS Inc $75.00pd
381 Ricoh USA Inc $87.00pd
382 Verizon Wireless $102.31pd
383 Cherry Valley Hardware $17.98pd
384 Thomas Garretson $18.24pd
385 RL Parsons Inc $269.71pd
386 Cintas Corp #121 $275.51pd
387 US Postal Service $44.00pd
388 Cornerstone Telephone Co $410.33pd
389 National Grid $697.85pd
390 Medical Arts Press $19.98pd
391 Bassett Healthcare $31,660.09pd
392 Casella Waste Services $45.95pd
393 Otsego County Assessors Association $45.00pd
394 William T. Ryan Associates $2,718.06pd
395 State Comptroller $1,698.00pd
396 Excellus BC/BS $140.20pd
397 Otsego Electric Cooperative Inc $49.99pd
398 Time Warner Cable Business $74.95pd
399 Medical Arts Press $87.92pd
400 RBS Inc $250.00pd
401 Paraco Gas $81.29pd
402 CDPHP Universal Benefits $698.68pd
403 Ricoh USA Inc $37.50pd
404 Hummel’s Office Plus $120.07pd

Highway Vouchers:
Item 1 (45-50)
Item 3 (143-156)

Superintendent had lunch with Senator Seward regarding the money the DOT wants back for their portion of the Visitor Center which comes to about $41,000. Senator Seward is able to push this repayment off to May 2017. Supervisor Garretson stated we could work this into the budget without bonding the repayment. Councilperson Barown asked if the Town could make payments and the DOT wants a lump sum and will expect it in May of 2017.

The National Grid invoice was looked at because we get 5 invoices from them and Supervisor Garretson was able to combine the 4 of the 5 into a cheaper supplier which is a good savings. The supplier is North American Power and Gas LLC

William T. Ryan Associates balance on the expense account is larger than the payments being made because Supervisor Garretson is paying on the total invoice monthly while waiting on the bond.

Councilperson Barown made a motion to accept the invoices and payments as read Councilperson Laughlin 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.

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 Oct 2013 is $9,445.23
• Mortgage Tax Apr-Sep 2013 $3,275.09

Community Center/Alden Fields and Park:
• Blood drive scheduled for this month
• Assemblyman Lopez is having an open house on November 21
• Biddy basketball starting up
• Looking to do a work detail after biddy basketball is over

Miscellaneous Information:
• Supervisor Garretson called on the Cell Tower there is no completion date. Councilperson Barown saw the microwave antenna has been put up.
• Supervisor Garretson hasn’t heard back from the lady who is interested in purchasing the Town’s portion of the parking lot for a commercial business. Councilperson Barown suggested asking the Village if they would be interested in purchasing the parking lot before letting it go to someone else.

Health Center:
• Adopted Budget is reviewed

Town Facilities:
• Transfer station has been going well.
• Town Clerk Flint let Councilperson Barown know that the DEC Valeron paper printer will be connecting to the Town Clerk computer via USB.

Community Facilities Corp/Old School
• New roof project is moving along well. Will bond this next month and hopefully there will be enough to do the storm windows in the gym

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

Town Planning:
• Councilperson Barown spoke with Chairman Buist and he has notified everyone on the Town Planning Board there will be a meeting next month and all will need to attend. He will be letting them know they will need to show up each month for the meeting even if there is no agenda item.

Highway:

Resolution 2013-6 Examination and Audit of Town Justice 2012 Court Records is presented. Motion to accept the Resolution is made by Councilperson Johnson and seconded by Councilperson Cornwell. Roll call vote is taken Supervisor Garretson-yes, Councilperson Barown-yes, Councilperson Johnson-yes, Councilperson Cornwell-yes and Councilperson Laughlin-yes 5-yes 0-No. Resolution 2013-6 is duly carried.

Town of Cherry Valley Budget for 2014 is presented. Motion to accept the Town of Cherry Valley Budget for 2014 as presented is made by Councilperson Barown and seconded by Councilperson Cornwell all in favor 5-yes 0-no. Town of Cherry Valley Budget for 2014 is adopted.

Question and comments by the public present:
None

Motion to adjourn-Councilperson Barown Seconded by Councilperson Laughlin

There being no further business meeting adjourned at 7:39pm.

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