DRAFT ONLY Town Board Meeting November 13, 2014

DRAFT ONLY
PUBLIC HEARING OPENED AT 7:01PM FOR 2015 PRELIMINARY BUDGET FOR THE TOWN OF CHERRY VALLEY

Dennis Laughlin inquired about Health Center revenue and how did it jump so much? Councilperson Barown answered with there was a delay in compensation for services provided by Medicaid and Medicare. Noticed Mortgage tax was lower than anticipated due to slow economy in terms of real estate sales within the Town. It is difficulty for individuals to get financing to purchase land.

Motion made by Councilperson Barown to close the public hearing and seconded by Councilperson Cornwell. All in favor 4 yes 0 no.

Public hearing closed at 7:05PM

DRAFT ONLY
The regular meeting of the Town Board of Cherry Valley was held on Thursday, November 13, 2014 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
Jim Johnson-Councilperson P
Chris Barown-Councilperson P
Mark Cornwell-Councilperson P
Ed VanDerwerker-P
Mary Beth Flint-Town Clerk P
Jared Johnson-DCO-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:
287 Bruce Hall Corp. $591.89pd
288 Cherry Valley Hardware $28.98pd
289 RBS Inc $250.00pd
290 Otsego Telephone Systems Inc $95.00pd
292 US Postal Service $447.00pd
293 Ricoh USA $38.24pd
294 Ricoh USA $91.35pd
295 David Yerdon $25.00pd
296 Verizon Wireless $151.85pd
297 Paraco Gas $64.05pd
298 Cornerstone Telephone Company $402.82pd
299 Otsego County Assessors Association $45.00pd
300 Cintas Corp. #121 $329.85pd
301 Hummel’s Office Plus $80.42pd
302 Casella Waste Services $45.95pd
303 US Postal Service $48.00pd
304 JB Supply $126.78pd
305 Edward VanDerWerker $72.30pd
306 Jaird Johnson $153.45pd
307 State Comptroller $4,679.00pd
308 National Grid $931.28pd
309 Time Warner Cable Business $74.95pd
310 Otsego Electric Cooperative $49.99pd
311 Excellus BC/BS $140.20pd
312 Public Goods Pool $864.00pd
313 Medical Arts Press $198.26pd
314 US Postal Service $286.55pd
315 CDPHP Universal Benefits $824.95pd
316 Thomas Garretson $11.41pd
317 Ricoh USA Inc. $37.50pd
318 Bassett Healthcare $31,266.94pd

Highway Vouchers:
Item 1 (46-48)
Item 3 (153-166)
Item 4 (20)

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.

Presentation of Invoices and Payments:
• Budget reviewed as well as NBT Account balances.

Misc. information to the Town Clerk:
• Sales tax for the month of Sept $9,421.39
• Dog reports going back to May and up to November
• Supervisor Garretson presented information Councilperson Cornwell to apply for a grant for trees for Arbor Day.

Community Center/Alden Fields and Park:
• WIC is not moving from the Community Center as the need for mandatory internet access is delayed until 2019 by the State. However they are using a jetpack through Verizon to have access to the internet as needed.
• Biddy Basketball has begun.
• Thanksgiving Eve Dance will be November 26
• Need to have the Carpet Doctor clean the Board room carpet.
• Would like to replace the heavy tables with the lighter white tables each year as the budget allows along with chairs
• Legion held their Run/Walk and it went very well.
• Community Center Board will be meeting next week to discuss a work detail and other issues as needed.

Misc. Updates:
• Councilperson Barown has been asked to sit on the Food Pantry Board to see this service continue for people in the surrounding area.

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

Highway:
• HS VanDerWeker needs to do some blasting @ the quarry and Spectra Environmental Group will be modifying the current mining permit to have a baseline which includes surveying the quarry this will cost $8,500. Motion to have Spectra revise current Minor permit is made by Councilperson Barown and seconded by Councilperson Cornwell. All in favor 4 yes 0no. Motion carried.

Federal/State/County:
• Workman’s comp expense is being handed over to the Town’s. For the Town of Cherry Valley it is going to be an extra $12,000 a year. Need to budget this for 2016
• The only change in the Budget is the Town did not have the Fire Department’s budget and now we do so that is the change in the Preliminary Budget.

Town of Cherry Valley 2015 Preliminary Budget adoption. Motion to adopt the budget as presented is made by Councilperson Cornwell and seconded by Councilperson Barown. All in favor 4 yes 0 no. 2015 Budget has been adopted.

Resolution 2014-11 NYS DOT Local Roads Listing Update/Correction

Proposed action: Review and update/correction to the New York State Department of Transportation Local Road Listing as requested.

Whereas: The Town of Cherry Valley listing has been reviewed and updated where necessary.

Please see the attached document for the details of the resolution:

Motion to accept Resolution 2014-11 NYS DOT Local Roads Listing-Update/Correction is made by Councilperson Johnson and seconded by Councilperson Cornwell. Roll call vote is taken Supervisor Garretson-yes, Councilperson Johnson-yes, Councilperson Barown-yes and Councilperson Cornwell-yes. 4 yes 0 no. Resolution 2014-11 is duly carried.

Question and comments by the public present:

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Spencer asked that Morton Road be kept open all year as they need to get their wood supply to customers.

Mrs. Spencer also inquired about the Food Pantry’s hours and will there be a notice somewhere so people will know when the Food Pantry can be accessed.

Motion to adjourn-Councilperson Johnson Seconded by Councilperson Cornwell. There being no further business meeting adjourned at 7:47pm.

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












DRAFT TB meeting October 09, 2014

PUBLIC HEARING OPENED AT 7:00PM FOR LOCAL LAW 2014-1 TAX LEVY LIMIT OVERRIDE

No public comment by the public present.

Motion made by Councilperson Barown to close the public hearing and seconded by Councilperson Cornwell. All in favor 4 yes 0 no.

Public hearing closed at 7:07PM

DRAFT TB meeting October 09, 2014

The regular meeting of the Town Board of Cherry Valley was held on Thursday, October 09, 2014 with meeting called to order at 7:07PM 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-Excused
Mary Beth Flint-Town Clerk P
Jared Johnson-DCO-P
Town Attorney Green-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:
265 Verizon Wireless $162.90pd
266 Cherry Valley Hardware $23.79pd
267 Tri-County Communications Inc $179.10pd
268 State Comptroller $769.00pd
269 RBS Inc $250.00pd
270 CDPHP Universal Benefits $824.95pd
271 Cornerstone Telephone Company $409.24pd
272 Cintas Corp #121 $327.08pd
273 Medical Arts Press $361.39pd
274 Ricoh USA $87.00pd
275 Optimizer Systems Inc $250.00pd
276 Susan Schaffer $75.00pd
277 National Grid $875.22pd
278 Time Warner Cable Business $74.95pd
279 Casella Waste Services $45.95pd
280 Excellus BC/BS $140.20pd
281 Otsego Electric Cooperative Inc $49.99pd
282 NYS Association of Towns $800.00pd
283 Bassett Healthcare $32,821.98pd
284 William T. Ryan Associates $836.84pd
285 NYS Unemployment Insurance $443.69pd
286 Time Warner Cable Business $79.95pd

Highway Vouchers:
Item 1 (39-43)
Item 3 (137-150)

Councilperson Cornwell 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 4 yes 0 no. Motion carried.

Presentation of Invoices and Payments:
• Budget reviewed as well as NBT Account balances.

Misc. information to the Town Clerk:
• Sales tax for the month of August $ 6,825.46

Community Center/Alden Fields and Park:
• American Legion Run/walk on November 8

Village:
• Town and Village board minutes online @ cherryvalleyny.us
• Mayor Flint is in attendance and states there is nothing pressing at this time

Federal/State/Count:
• County Rep Beth Rosenthal gave an update of County Board Business

Local Law 2014-1 of the year 2014 Town of Cherry Valley, Count of Otsego
Tax Levy Limit Override

A local law to override the tax levy limit established in General Municipal Law 3-c
Section 1. Legislative Intent
It is the intent of this local law to override the limit on the amount of real property taxes that may be levied by the Town of Cherry Valley, County of Otsego pursuant to General Municipal law 3-c, and to allow the Town of Cherry Valley, County of Otsego to adopt a town budget for (a) town purposes (b) fire protection districts and (c) any other special or improvement district governed by the town board for the fiscal year 2015 that requires a real property tax levy in excess of the “tax levy limit” as defined by General Municipal Law 3-c

Section 2. Authority
This local law is adopted pursuant to subdivision 5 of General Municipal Law 3-c, which expressly authorizes the town board to override the tax levy limit by the adoption of a local law approved by vote of sixty percent (60%) of the town board.

Section 3. Tax Levy Limit Override
The Town Board of the Town of Cherry Valley, County of Otsego is hereby authorized to adopt a budget for the fiscal year 2015 that requires a real property tax levy in excess of the limit specified in General Municipal Law 3-c.

Section 4. Severability
If any clause, sentence, paragraph, subdivision, or part of this Local Law or the application thereof to any person, firm or corporation, or circumstance, shall be adjusted by any court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unconstitutional such order or judgment shall not affect, impair, or invalidate the remainder thereof but shall be confined in its operation to the clause, sentence, paragraph, subdivision, or part of this Local Law or in its application to the person, firm or corporation, or circumstance, directly involved in the controversy in which such judgment or order shall be rendered.

Section 5. Effective date
This local law shall take effect immediately upon filing with the Secretary of State.

Local Law 2014-1 Tax Levy Limit Override is reviewed by the Town Board
Motion to accept Local Law 2014-1 Tax Levy Limit Override is made by Councilperson Barown seconded by Councilperson Cornwell All in favor 4-yes 0-no Local Law 2014-1 Tax Levy Limit Override is enacted.

Preliminary Budget is being proposed to the Town Board. Extra copies are available in the Town Clerk’s office.

Resolution 2014-8 Audit of Town Justice Court Records and Dockets. Motion to adopt Resolution 2014-8 is made by Councilperson Cornwell seconded by Councilperson Barown. Roll call vote is taken Supervisor Garretson-yes, Councilperson Johnson-yes, Councilperson Barown-yes, Councilperson Cornwell-yes 4 yes 0 no Resolution 2014-8 is duly carried.

Resolution 2014-9 NYS snow and Ice Contract Extension 2014/2015
Proposed Action: Snow and Ice Contract Extension 2014-2015-between NYSDOT and the Town of Cherry Valley

Whereas, the NYSDOT and the Town of Cherry Valley have entered into agreement # D010680 entitled “Indexed Lump Sum Snow and Ice Agreement between the New York State Department of Transportation and the Town of Cherry Valley dated January 14th 1997, and

Whereas, the present term of the agreement as previously extended, expires June 30th 2014, and

Whereas, the said agreement provides for an annual update of the estimated expenditure to be determined by NYSDOT, and

Now, therefore be it resolved: The aforementioned agreement between the NYSDOT and the Town of Cherry Valley is hereby extended for a period of one year; now to expire on June 30th 2015, and

Further be it resolved: The estimated expenditure of the agreement shall be $5,105.39 per lane mile of 12.6 lane miles for a total of $64,327.87 for the 2012/2013 season and for the remainder of the term of the agreement, unless changed by a future update.

Motion to adopt Resolution 2014-9 is made by Councilperson Johnson and seconded by Councilperson Barown. Roll call vote is taken: Supervisor Garretson-yes, Councilperson Johnson-yes, Councilperson Barown-yes and Councilperson Cornwell-yes 4 yes 0 no Duly carried.

Keith Schue a local resident who works with Otsego 2000 presented information to the Town Board on the Dominion Pipeline Project and how their project implicates Otsego County.

Question and comments by the public present:

Tammy Saba came to discuss the potential dog problem in the Village and is concerned with the public safety issue at large.

Motion to adjourn-Councilperson Barown Seconded by Councilperson Johnson. There being no further business meeting adjourned at 8:07pm.

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












DRAFT TB meeting September 11, 2014

DRAFT TB meeting September 11, 2014

The regular meeting of the Town Board of Cherry Valley was held on Thursday, September 11, 2014 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 P
Mary Beth Flint-Town Clerk P
Town Attorney Green-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 10571
230 Time Warner Cable Business $79.95pd
231 ACCO Brand Direct $24.09pd
232 Cherry Valley Hardware $62.38pd
233 Verizon Wireless $165.75pd
234 Cornerstone Telephone Co. $415.78pd
235 Cintas Corp #121 $408.85pd
236 RBS Inc $528.35pd
237 United Healthcare $38.43pd
238 The Daily Star $19.92pd
239 US Postal Service $48.00pd
240 State Comptroller $1,260.00pd
241 Emily Erway $20.00pd
242 Alexis Cronkhite $160.00pd
243 Jacob Church $200.00pd
244 Claudia Preston $100.00pd
245 Victoria Viscosi $200.00pd
246 Jacob Wilson$200.00pd
247 Ethan Johnson $200.00pd
248 National Grid $994.46pd
249 Casella Waste Services $45.95pd
250 Time Warner Cable Business $74.95pd
251 Ricoh USA Inc $87.00pd
252 Medical Arts Press $212.36pd
253 Public Goods Pool $562.00pd
254 Edward VanDerWerker $7.61pd
255 Excellus BC/BS $140.20pd
256 Otsego Electric Cooperative $49.99pd
257 US Postal Service $1058.95pd
258 Rury’s Food Store $156.00pd
259 Ricoh USA Inc $37.50pd
260 Medical Arts Press $68.92pd
261 Time Warner Cable Business $79.95pd
262 CDPHP Universal Benefits $824.95pd
263 United Healthcare $32.44pd
264 Bassett Healthcare $26,711.68pd

Highway Vouchers:
Item 1 (33-38)
Item 3 (129-136)

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.

Presentation of Invoices and Payments:
• Budget reviewed as well as NBT Account balances.
• Councilperson Barown inquired if the Town had a surplus does that surplus go into a reserve? Superintendent Garretson stated the Town can’t carry over more than the budget. There is a limit to what Town’s can carry over. Councilperson stated he thinks there is a limit that can go into reserves and the remainder has to go towards next year’s budget. The Town has never had this problem he was just inquiring.
• Supervisor stated NYS is changing the way the CHIPS money is dispersed to Towns for the end of the year. Currently the Town has paid December Highway invoices in January when the tax money comes in January. The State is holding back on sending the CHIPS money until all the invoices are paid for the year. Once the State receives the cancelled checks from the Town, then the CHIPS money is released. Supervisor Garretson will contact the bank and see about taking out a short term loan for a revenue anticipation loan to pay the invoices for the end of the year. Town Attorney Green will need to prepare the paperwork for the lending institute. Town Attorney Green stated the Town needs to get 3 different quotes form lenders to compare interest rates. The Town has a best value policy not necessarily lowest bid policy. A motion is made by Councilperson Barown for the Town Supervisor to take out a revenue anticipation note to cover the end of the year invoices, motion seconded by Councilperson Cornwell. Roll call vote is taken: Supervisor Garretson=yes, Councilperson Johnson-yes, Councilperson Cornwell=yes, Councilperson Barown=yes 4=yes and 0=No

Misc. information to the Town Clerk:
• Sales tax for the month of July $ 6,938.15
• Local Law No. 2014-1 Local override Law for the tax levy limit public hearing for next months October Board meeting.

Community Center/Alden Fields and Park:
• Blood drive coming Monday from 2-5
• Zuma Class starting every Monday
• Men’s basketball will be starting every Wednesday evening starting in October.
• Softball tournament coming up down at Alden Field
• Kite Fest end of September

Health Center:
• Looking to hire a part time MOA position
• Itemized health center budget presented to the Board

Highway Department:
• Highway Superintendent VanDerWerker presents a price on the new truck as he needs to send a letter of intent to purchase the new truck. Motion to allow the Superintendent of Highways to send a purchase agreement letter to Beam Mack is made by Councilperson Cornwell seconded by Councilperson Barown. All in favor 4 yes an d0 no motion carried.

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

Resolution 2014-7 Agreement for the Control of Snow and Ice on Otsego County Roads in the town of Cherry Valley commencing Jan 1st 2015. (Agreement on file with the Town Clerk)

Motion to adopt Resolution 2014-7 Agreement for the Control of Snow and Ice on Otsego County Roads in the town of Cherry Valley commencing Jan 1st 2015. (Agreement on file with the Town Clerk) made by Councilperson Barown and seconded by Councilperson Johnson. Roll call vote is taken Supervisor Garretson-yes, Councilperson Barown-yes, Councilperson Cornwell-yes 4 yes 0 no. Resolution 2014-5 duly carried.

Councilperson Barown has been trying to contact the Cornerstone rep he has dealt with to speak to him about the Town phone bills and the rep has not gotten back to him.

The tentative Budget is presented to the Board tonight. The preliminary budget will be presented to the Board at the October Town Board meeting.

There will be a public hearing for Local Law 2014-1 Tax levy limit override if needed.

Question and comments by the public present:
Andy Minnig displays a poster for the upcoming Kite Fest sponsored by the Artworks of Cherry Valley for the weekend of September 27.

Motion to adjourn-Councilperson Barown Seconded by Councilperson Cornwell. There being no further business meeting adjourned at 7:57pm.

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












DRAFT TB meeting August 14, 2014

DRAFT TB meeting August 14, 2014

The regular meeting of the Town Board of Cherry Valley was held on Thursday, August 14, 2014 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 Excused
Chris Barown-Councilperson P
Ed VanDerwerker-Highway 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 10520
000 Voided Check 10542
185 RBS Inc $250.00pd
186 Ricoh USA Inc $87.00pd
187 Cherry Valley Hardware $24.17pd
188 Russell Johnson $65.00pd
189 Verizon Wireless $160.22pd
190 Cintas Corporation #121 $327.08pd
191 RL Parsons Inc $244.00pd
192 Michelle Wickwire $274.29pd
193 Service Education Inc $950.00pd
194 Cornerstone Telephone Co $413.93pd
195 State Comptroller $1,140.00pd
196 NYS Town Clerks Association $75.00pd
197 Edward VanDerWerker $21.78pd
198 Casella Waste Services $45.95pd
199 Paraco Gas $101.94pd
200 Time Warner Cable Business $74.95pd
201 Jacob Church $140.00pd
202 Claudia Preston $200.00pd
203 Emeilya Erway $100.00pd
204 Alexis Cronkhite $180.00pd
205 Victoria Viscosi $100.00pd
206 Jacob Wilson $200.00pd
207 Ethan Johnson $180.00pd
208 Jared Tracy $40.00pd
209 National Grid $888.98pd
210 NYS Unemployment Insurance $89.66pd
211 Otsego Electric Cooperative Inc $49.99pd
212 Excellus BC/BS $289.65pd
213 Bassett Healthcare $40,602.46pd
214 Southern Tier Credit Center $33.00pd
215 Public Goods Pool $417.00pd
216 ABM Fire Equipment Inc. $222.80pd
217 CDPHP Universal Benefits $2,840.66pd
218 Joe Weaver $130.00pd
219 Medical Arts Press $322.66pd
220 Ricoh USA $37.50pd
221 Department of the Treasury $4.00pd
222 Russell Johnson $150.00pd
223 Alexis Cronkhite $180.00pd
224 Jacob Church $100.00pd
225 Claudia Preston $200.00pd
226 Victoria Viscosi $200.00pd
227 Jacob Wilson $200.00pd
228 Ethan Johnson $200.00pd
229 Thomas Garretson $506.52pd

Highway Vouchers:
Item 1 (23-32)
Item 3 (120-128)

Councilperson Barown 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 3 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 June 2014 is $8,791.43
• Treasurer of Otsego County fringe benefit for snow and ice $2,942.82
• Thank you not fro the Library for the Town’s contribution
• Tentative budget will be presented at the next Town Board meeting.
• Local community members as well as past community members looking into doing the reenactment of the CV Massacre as an annual or biannual event.

Community Center/Alden Fields and Park:
• Fall activities are beginning so the center will be increasing in activity. Fall soccer is also beginning

Health Center:
• Councilperson Barown has been researching companies to audit how the Health Center is collecting insurance reimbursement. Such as are we billing correctly, coding services correctly, etc.

Highway Department:
• Mill road bridge railings are fixed. Abutments are next. Shale pit on East Hill needs to have a permit for blasting. Superintendent VanDerWerker is working on the permit. Superintendent presented prices for a new truck.

Community Facilities Corp/Old School


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

Federal/State/County:
• Beth Rosenthal, County Rep presented the County update.

Resolution 2014-6 Amendment to NYS Snow and Ice Contract
Resolution 2014-6 of the Cherry Valley Town Board

PROPOSED ACTION: Amendment to Contract #D01680 of the Municipal Snow and Ice

WHEREAS: due to the severity of the winter and the high cost of fuel during the 2013-2014 season the municipality request that the Municipal Snow and Ice Agreement estimated expenditure be revised to reflect the additional lane miles of state roads that were plowed and or treated during the aforementioned season, and the additional costs associated with the higher fuel prices, and

WHEREAS: all terms and conditions of the original contract extension remain in effect except the original estimated expenditure of $61,165.65 will have an additional adjustment of $21,591.47 for a revised estimated expenditure of $82,757.12, and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED: this board authorizes Thomas Garretson-Supervisor to enter into amendment B which will adjust the 2013/2014 snow and ice contract for a revised payment factor with the New York State Department of Transportation.

Motion to accept Resolution 2014-5 Speed Reduction on a portion of County Highway 54 made by Councilperson Cornwell and seconded by Councilperson Barown. Roll call vote is taken Supervisor Garretson-yes, Councilperson Barown-yes, Councilperson Cornwell-yes 3 yes 0 no. Resolution 2014-5 duly carried.

Question and comments by the public present:
Andy Minnig was inquiring about how much funding the Town would be putting towards an annual or biannual reenactment of the Massacre.

Motion to adjourn-Councilperson Cornwell Seconded by Councilperson Barown. There being no further business meeting adjourned at 7:52pm.

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












DRAFT TB meeting July 10, 2014

DRAFT TB meeting July 10, 2014

The regular meeting of the Town Board of Cherry Valley was held on Thursday, July 10, 2014 with meeting called to order at 7:01PM 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 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 10468
000 Voided Check 10486
147 Edward Harvey $250.00pd
148 Brian Haig $250.00pd
149 Louis Guido Jr. $250.00pd
150 Shred-It USA Syracuse $252.00pd
151 Carpet Doctor $458.62pd
152 Rury’s Food Store $184.38pd
153 Time Warner Cable Business $69.95pd
154 RBS Inc. $250.00pd
155 Bruce Hall Corp. $232.78pd
156 NBT Bank $15,008.00pd
157 Verizon Wireless $161.46pd
158 Cherry Valley Hardware $13.19pd
159 RL Parsons Inc. $776.63pd
160 Tri-County Communications Inc. $179.10pd
161 Cornerstone Telephone Company $436.55pd
162 The Daily Star $48.14pd
163 Cinta’s Corporation #121 $271.52pd
164 Otsego County Code Enforcement $50.00pd
165 Excellus BC/BS $140.20pd
166 State Comptroller $3,089.00pd
167 National Grid $1,194.72pd
168 Bassett Healthcare $29,308.85pd
169 Ricoh USA Inc. $87.00pd
170 Otsego Electric Cooperative Inc. $49.99pd
171 Medical Arts Press $305.97pd
172 Time Warner Cable Business $74.95pd
173 Michael Fassett $661.00pd
174 William T. Ryan Associates $1,788.59pd
175 Casella Waste Services $45.95pd
176 Cherry Valley Facilities Corp. $2,700.00pd
177 Tony Miles $19.00pd
178 Public Goods Pool $478.00pd
179 Russell Johnson $60.00pd
180 Public Goods Pool $26.00pd
181 CDPHP Universal Benefits $824.95pd
182 NYS Unemployment Insurance $479.74pd
183 Ricoh USA Inc. $37.50pd
184 Time Warner Cable Business $69.95pd

Highway Vouchers:
Item 1 (14-22)
Item 3 (108-119)

Councilperson Cornwell 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 4 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 June 2014 is $5,515.18
• Treasurer of Otsego County Snow and Ice $49,413.32

Community Center/Alden Fields and Park:
• Continues to be rented and utilized. Mathias VanDerWerker presented Mary Beth with quotes from two different vendors for a floor machine. The gym floor is in need of some attention in regards to cleaning and preserving the present gym floor. Mary Beth will be scheduling a meeting with the Community Center Board of Directors in the near future to get their input on the floor machine purchase.

Highway Department:
• Start working on the Bridge. Highway Superintendent VanDerWerker has submitted the paperwork to FEMA for the project and is waiting for FEMA’s response.

Community Facilities Corp/Old School
• Little Lambs is officially out of the space.

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

Federal/State/County:
• Beth Rosenthal, County Rep presented the County update.
Resolution 2014-5 Speed Reduction on a portion of County Highway 54.
Resolution 2014-5 of the Cherry Valley Town Board

PROPOSED ACTION: Request by the Town of Cherry Valley for a New York State speed reduction on a portion of County Highway 54

WHEREAS: 3 accidents have been recorded and documented by failing to negotiate the curves, turns and the blind hill on the proposed portion of County Highway 54; and

WHEREAS: There is no advantage to accelerate and then proceed to decelerate within the 0.6 mile of the 55 MPH zone; and

WHEREAS: The safety of the drivers and residents of County Highway 54 are of the ut most importance to the Town of Cherry Valley; and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED: The Cherry Valley Town Board requests that the New York State speed limit be reduced from 55 MPH to 45 MPH on County Highway 54, from the Village of Cherry Valley to the Cherry Valley-Springfield Central School.

Motion to accept Resolution 2014-5 Speed Reduction on a portion of County Highway 54 made by Councilperson Barown and seconded by Councilperson Johnson. Roll call vote is taken Supervisor Garretson-yes, Councilperson Barown-yes, Councilperson Johnson-yes, Councilperson Cornwell-yes 4 yes 0 no. Resolution 2014-5 duly carried.

Question and comments by the public present:
None

Motion to adjourn-Councilperson Barown Seconded by Councilperson Johnson. There being no further business meeting adjourned at 7:37pm.

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












DRAFT TB meeting June 12, 2014

DRAFT TB meeting June 12, 2014

The regular meeting of the Town Board of Cherry Valley was held on Thursday, June 12, 2014 with meeting called to order at 7:08PM 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 P
Mary Beth Flint-Town Clerk P

Town Attorney Green-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 10398
000 Voided Check 10426
000 Voided Check 10434
120 Clarks Sports Center $500.00pd
121 US Postal Service $1,061.20pd
122 Cherry Valley Hardware $34.78pd
123 Haggerty Hardware $68.57pd
124 Bruce Hall Corp $431.04pd
125 RBS Inc $250.00pd
126 RL Parsons Inc $1,541.32pd
127 Cintas Corp #121 $339.40pd
128 Verizon Wireless $161.37pd
129 Medical Arts Press $69.95pd
130 Ricoh USA Inc $87.00pd
131 JB Supply $116.85pd
132 Casella Waste Services $45.95pd
133 State Comptroller $2.024.00pd
134 Time Warner Business Cable $74.95pd
135 Cornerstone Telephone Co $381.96pd
136 National Grid $1,852.61pd
137 Excellus BC/BS $140.20pd
138 Otego Electric Cooperative $49.99pd
139 Medical Arts Press $233.99pd
140 Bassett Healthcare $29,731.02pd
141 Gates Cole Associates $927.89pd
142 Kassandra Cade-Laymon $30.25pd
143 Public Goods Pool $404.00pd
144 Ricoh USA Inc $37.50pd
145 CDPHP Universal Benefits $824.95pd
146 Time Warner Business Cable $69.95pd

Highway Vouchers:
Item 1 (6-13)
Item 3 (92-107)
Item 4 (17-19)

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 4 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 April 2014 is $5,509.00
• Mortgage Tax 10/1/13-3/31/14 $5,142.97

Community Center/Alden Fields and Park:
• Continues to be rented and utilized.

Highway Department:
• Bridge inspection e mail received by Highway Superintendent VanDerWerker for the Miller Road one lane bridge. This bridge has been red flagged. After the flood there was some erosion that needs to be addressed. The bridge is still open.

Community Facilities Corp/Old School
• Councilperson Barown stated the Daycare is definitely closing.
• Town Clerk Office rent needs to be paid.
• The space is available for rent.

Miscellaneous:
• Supervisor Garretson received another request for speed limit reduction for a portion of County Route 54. The request was received from Victoria Pressly via the Superintendent of Highways for the County, Ron Tiderencel.

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


Question and comments by the public present:
None

Motion to adjourn-Councilperson Barown Seconded by Councilperson Johnson. There being no further business meeting adjourned at 7:44pm.

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












DRAFT TB meeting May 8, 2014

MY APOLOGIES FOR THE DELAY IN GETTING THE MINUTES ON THE WEBSITE I WAS HAVING COMPUTER ISSUES THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE~MBF/TC



DRAFT TB meeting May 8, 2014

The regular meeting of the Town Board of Cherry Valley was held on Thursday, May 08, 2014 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 Excused
Jim Johnson-Councilperson P
Chris Barown-Councilperson P
Ed VanDerwerker-Highway Superintendent Excused
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:
61 RBS Inc $250.00pd
62 Cherry Valley Hardware $21.98pd
000 Voided Check 10373
000 Voided Check 10329
000 Voided Check 10369
163 RL Parsons $2,999.17pd
164 Ricoh USA Inc $87.00pd
165 Verizon Wireless $216.62pd
166 Cornerstone Telephone Co. $427.00pd
167 US Postal Service $48.00pd
168 State Comptroller $3,030.00pd
169 Hummel’s Office Plus $106.70pd
170 Lyman and James Johnson $2,400.00pd
171 Cintas Corp. #121 $271.52pd
172 Paraco Gas $1,444.56pd
173 Edward VanDerWerker $33.55pd
174 Tony Miles $19.25pd
175 RBS Inc $449.99pd
176 Casella Waste Services $45.95pd
177 National Grid $2,034.48pd
178 Time Warner Cable Business $74.95pd
179 Otsego Electric Cooperative Inc $49.99pd
180 Dorothy Johnson $57.47pd
181 Excellus BC/BS $140.20pd
182 Otsego County Treasurer $17.40pd
183 Hummel’s Office Plus $90.26pd
184 CDPHP Universal Benefits $698.68pd
185 NBT Bank $41,129.11pd
186 NBT Bank $26,112.00pd
187 Hummel’s Office Plus $474.38pd
188 Medical Arts Press $204.56pd
189 Ricoh USA Inc $37.50pd
190 Public Goods Pool $394.00pd
191 Bassett Healthcare $26,775.76pd

Highway Vouchers:
Item 1 (3-5)
Item 3 (73-91)
Item 4 (14-16)

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 4 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 March 2014 is $7332.90

Community Center/Alden Fields and Park:
• Status Quo weekends are filling up. Councilperson Barown spoke with Jeff Stiles regarding the storm windows for the Community Center and Jeff stated this definitely on the project agenda.

Town Facilities:
• Transfer Station continues to run smoothly.

Highway Department:
• Highway Superintendent VanDerWerker stated the new lights have been installed in the shop.

Community Facilities Corp/Old School
• Councilperson Barown stated the FC in talks with Little Lambs regarding their tenancy. The dormitory lease ends in August.

Village:
• Town and Village board minutes online @ cherryvalleyny.us
• Mayor Flint reported the Village Board is trying to get a handle on the feral cat problem in the Village.
• Would like to do a work detail down at the entrance to the Park to install a bridge over the creek and replace the tube. So far he has gotten all the materials donated.
• The Mayor would also like to pave the streets of the Village but the numbers are too large for the Village to afford right now.
• Larry Thompson is doing a great job as the Cemetery caretaker.

Federal/State/County:
• Supervisor Garretson received a letter back from the State regarding the Speed reduction request on County Road 32 and it is under review by the State.
• Beth Rosenthal County Rep is present and gives an update on the County Business.

Resolution 2014-3 Sexual and other Harassment Prevention Policy is distributed and reviewed by the Town Board. Motion to accept Resolution 2014-3 as presented is made by Councilperson Cornwell and Seconded by Councilperson Barown Roll call vote is taken: Supervisor Garretson-yes Councilperson Barown-yes Councilperson Cornwell-yes and Councilperson Johnson-yes 4 yea 0 no. Resolution 2014-3 is duly carried.

Resolution 2014-4 Workplace Violence Prevention Procedure Policy is distributed and reviewed by the Town Board. Motion to accept Resolution 2014-4 as presented is made
by Councilperson Cornwell and seconded by Councilperson Johnson. Roll call vote is taken: Supervisor Garretson-yes Councilperson Barown-yes Councilperson Cornwell-yes and Councilperson Johnson-yes 4 yea 0 no. Resolution 2014-4 is duly carried.

Supervisor Garretson received a phone call last night from the Cherry Valley Alumni Association requesting a separate storage room at the Community Center for the memorabilia they receive from past alumnus. This request will be brought before the Community Center Board for consideration.

Question and comments by the public present:

Motion to adjourn-Councilperson Johnson Seconded by Councilperson Barown
There being no further business meeting adjourned at 7:45pm.

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












DRAFT TB meeting April 10, 2014

DRAFT TB meeting April 10, 2014

The regular meeting of the Town Board of Cherry Valley was held on Thursday, April 10, 2014 with meeting called to order at 6:59PM 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
Chris Barown-Councilperson P
Ed VanDerwerker-Highway Superintendent P
Tracy Laughlin-Councilperson P
Mary Beth Flint-Town Clerk P

Town Attorney Will Green-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:
122 Time Warner Cable Business $69.95pd
123 Dorothy Johnson $26.97pd
124 Ricoh USA Inc $37.50pd
125 Otsego County Hwy Superintendent $100.00pd
126 CDPHP Universal Benefits $698.68pd
127 Medical Arts Press $191.31pd
128 Edward VanDerWerker $65.61pd
129 Cherry Valley Hardware $46.76pd
130 Jaird Johnson $207.35pd
131 Ricoh USA Inc $87.00pd
132 RL Parsons Inc $3,645.08pd
133 A Rose is a Rose $50.00pd
134 Cornerstone Telephone Company $413.59pd
135 Verizon Wireless $102.90pd
136 NYS Retirement System $25.00pd
137 Tri-County Communications Inc $179.10pd
138 State Comptroller $2,780.00pd
139 Cintas Corporation #121 $271.52pd
140 Hummel’s Office Plus $2,144.21pd
141 Paraco Gas $940.73pd
142 Casella Waste Services $45.95pd
143 National Grid $1,992.08pd
144 Medical Arts Press $205.64pd
145 Bassett Healthcare $27,109.64pd
146 Time Warner Cable Business $74.95pd
147 Otsego Electric Cooperative Inc $49.99pd
148 Excellus BC/BS $140.20pd
149 Medical Arts Press $4,601.96pd
150 Rury’s Food Store $170.52pd
151 Public Goods Pool $489.00pd
152 RBS Inc. $250.00pd
153 CDPHP Universal Benefits $698.68pd
154 Looseleaf Law Publications Inc $13.39pd
155 NYS Unemployment Insurance $1,724.85pd
156 US Postal Service $400.00pd
157 Medical Arts Press $105.97pd
158 Ricoh USA Inc $37.50pd
159 Time Warner Cable Business $69.95pd
160 RBS Inc $250.00pd

Highway Vouchers:
Item 3 (58-72)
Item 4 (11-13)

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 Feb 2014 is $4,112.14
• NYS Dept. of Taxation Snow & Ice $6,236.45
• NYS Dept. of Taxation Snow & Ice $61,165.65
• NYS Dept. of Taxation JCAP Grant App $1,561.45
• Thank you note received from CVFD Woman’s Auxiliary
• Thank you note received from Sharon Silver & Gold

Community Center/Alden Fields and Park:
• Spring Fling and Dodge Ball Tournament took place last weekend and the Psychic Fair is this coming weekend.
• Councilperson Barown would like to get the storm windows done by next winter.

Town Facilities:
• Transfer Station is functioning better with On Time Waste being there.
• National Grid will be replacing all the lights at the Town Garage after the audit was completed.

Community Facilities Corp/Old School
• Chris reported they insulated ¾ of the pipes in the basement. The second story windows being replaced/restored and the ply board are slowly disappearing.
• The 10 year commitment with the daycare is up, which is what the Corp had to have in the building when they received the grant money to renovate. The lease will be up with Little Lambs. Discussions are being held how to charge Little Lambs Rent.

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

Town Planning:
• Supervisor Garretson received another phone call from the lady that wants to buy the parking lot for a Dollar General Store. For sale of property owned by the Town within the Village needs to have a Public Referendum. Will Green, Town Attorney affirmed this is what needs to happen if the Town decides to move forward with the sale of the parking lot.
• Risk management procedures are handed out to the Board. Every year the Town Insurance Co. asks if we have these policies in place.

Federal/State/County:
• Beth Rosenthal County Rep is present and gives an update on the County Business.

Resolution 2014-2 Speed Reduction Request on County Highway 32
PROPOSED ACTION: Request by the Town of Cherry Valley for a New York State speed reduction on a portion of County Highway 32

WHEREAS: 14 accidents have been recorded and documented by failing to negotiate the curves and turns of the proposed portion of County Highway 32; and

WHEREAS: The safety of the drivers and residents of County Highway 32 are of the up most importance to the Town of Cherry Valley; and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED: The Cherry Valley Town Board requests that the New York State speed limit be reduced to 45 MPH on County Highway 32, from US Route 20 north to Shulgay Road.

Councilperson Johnson made a motion to accept Resolution 2014-2 Councilperson Laughlin seconded the motion. Roll call vote is taken Supervisor Garretson-yes Councilperson Johnson-yes, Councilperson Barown-yes, and Councilperson Cornwell- yes Councilperson Laughlin-yes 5 yes 0 no.

Resolution 2014-2 is duly carried.

Supervisor Garretson has received a resignation letter from Councilperson Laughlin. She has accepted a new position that does not allow her to hold a political office. Councilperson Laughlin’s resignation is affective at the close of tonight’s meeting. It has been a pleasure serving with Councilperson Laughlin. The Town Clerk will notify the Board of Elections of the newly vacated seat on the Town Board.

Question and comments by the public present:
None

Motion to adjourn-Councilperson Cornwell Seconded by Councilperson Laughlin

There being no further business meeting adjourned at 7:44pm.

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












DRAFT TB meeting March 13, 2014

DRAFT TB meeting March 13, 2014

The regular meeting of the Town Board of Cherry Valley was held on Thursday, March 13, 2014 with meeting called to order at 7:07PM 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
Chris Barown-CouncilpersonP
Ed VanDerwerker-Highway Superintendent Excused
Tracy Laughlin-Councilperson P
Mary Beth Flint-Town Clerk P

Town Attorney Will Green-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:
79 Time Warner Cable Business $69.95pd
80 NYS Magistrates Association $80.00pd
81 Gates Cole Associates $24,278.60pd
82 Rury’s Food Store $127.90pd
83 Michelle Wickwire $95.07pd
84 Paraco Gas $1,282.10pd
85 Hummel’s Office Plus $149.38pd
86 Sue Miller $350.00pd
87 American Legion Post 1360 $480.00pd
88 Cherry Valley Library $10,000.00pd
89 cherry Valley Historical Association $10,000.00pd
90 Cherry Valley Fireman’s Auxiliary $ 100.00pd
91 CV Fish and Game Club $250.00pd
92 Cherry Valley Fire District $250.00pd
93 Silver and Gold Seniors $100.00pd
94 Roseboom Area Senior Citizens $100.00pd
95 Verizon Wireless $105.81pd
96 Haggerty Hardware $43.10pd
97 NYS Magistrates Association $80.00pd
98 Cherry Valley Hardware $89.69pd
99 US Postal Service $48.00pd
00 Voided Check 10267
100 RL Parsons Inc $5,462.92pd
101 Cornerstone Telephone Company $420.55pd
102 RBS Inc $250.00pd
103 The Daily Star $22.50pd
104 Cintas Corporation #121 $339.40pd
105 State Comptroller $1,443.30pd
106 Williamson Law Book Company $39.90pd
107 Cherry Valley Fire District $89,690.00pd
108 Casella Waste Services $45.95pd
109 Time Warner Cable Business $74.95pd
110 National Grid $1,689.95pd
111 Public Goods Pool $1,294.00pd
112 Ricoh USA Inc $87.00pd
113 Amber Emerson Testing $185.00pd
114 Bassett Healthcare $27,459.53pd
115 JB Supply $82.05pd
116 First Rehab Life $200.00pd
117 William T. Ryan Associates $1,132.03pd
118 Excellus BC/BS $140.20pd
119 Otsego Electric Cooperation $49.99pd
120 Paraco Gas $1,391.75pd
121 Hillyard/New York $132.49pd
000 Voided check 10268

Highway Vouchers:
Item 3 (39-53)
Item 4 (8-10)

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 4 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 Jan 2014 is $5,055.39
• Treasurer Otsego County Snow & Ice $26,092.05
• Thank you note received from CV Fish and Game
• Thank you note received from Roseboom Seniors
• Dog Report

Miscellaneous:
• Copy of The Association of Towns Budget
• 2014 Town Budgets and Salaries

Community Center/Alden Fields and Park:
• Biddy Basketball is finishing up. Weekends are being booked up for April and May

Town Facilities:
• Transfer Station is now being serviced by On Time Waste Removal and it seems to be going well. Supervisor Garretson called Casella Waste to ask if there was a contract with previous guy showing up and they said no.

Community Facilities Corp/Old School
• Councilperson Barown, who sits on this Board, stated some repairs are being done such as insulating the pipes in the basement.
• Planning an auction later in the summer
• Chris brought up running Bingo, however this is a process that is restricted and a lot of leg work to get this up and running. So for now it is just an idea being considered.

Village:
• Town and Village board minutes online @ cherryvalleyny.us
• Mayor Flint stated the Village has hired a new employee. Everything else is moving along as usual. Village elections are coming up as well.

Town Planning:
• Supervisor Garretson received an information update from Anne Marie Garti from FERC (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission). Because the Town signed on to be intervener’s we will receive updates periodically.
• National Grid came out and did an audit of the Town Highway Barn. Suggested replacing the lights. Estimated cost would be a little over $8,000 and National Grid would pay $4,500 of this upgrade.
• After this project the lights in the Gym should be looked at to be replaced some time.

Federal/State/County:
• Beth Rosenthal County Rep is present and gives an update on the County Business.

Question and comments by the public present:
Deri and Rosada Utter presented information regarding the many traffic accidents that have happened over the years near their home. Vehicles travel to fast through the curve. They are asking the Town if there is a way to apply to the State for a reduced speed limit through this section and at the very least put up some kind of chevrons indicating sharp curve.

Aaron VanBuren, Captain from the Cherry Valley Emergency Squad, presented a 911 reflective sign project they have been working on, to hopefully get everyone in the Town to have one of these 911 signs at their residence. The squad will be doing the installations for any resident who would agree to have a sign installed. The squad’s hope is to have the signs installed in the same or similar location at each residence so it will be easier to identify the residence when a call comes in instead of trying to find a sign that was maybe placed on a tree or a porch, etc. This would be optional to the resident and the squad would install the signs free of charge. Aaron has been looking into grants to pay for this project. He is here tonight to ask the Town for their consideration of helping out with the cost for this service.

Motion to adjourn-Councilperson Barown Seconded by Councilperson Johnson

There being no further business meeting adjourned at 8:05pm.

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












DRAFT TB meeting February 13, 2014

DRAFT TB meeting February 13, 2014

The regular meeting of the Town Board of Cherry Valley was held on Thursday, February 13, 2014 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
Tracy Laughlin-Councilperson P
Ed VanDerwerker-Highway Superintendent Excused
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:
39 RBS Inc $250.00pd
40 Time Warner Cable $69.95pd
41 Ricoh USA Inc $87.00pd
42 Verizon Wireless $106.74pd
43 Town Tax Collector $980.00pd
44 County of Otsego $448.14pd
45 RL Parsons Inc $2,934.36pd
46 Cherry Valley Hardware $47.02pd
47 Michael Fassett $474.00pd
48 Cintas Corporation #121 $307.34pd
49 Cornerstone Telephone Company $404.30pd
50 US Postal Service $$44.00pd
51 Otsego County Magistrates Assoc. $40.00pd
52 William T. Ryan Associates $466.47pd
53 Mary Beth Flint $65.20pd
54 US Postal Service $106.00pd
55 JB Supply $87.75pd
56 Mosert, Manzaner & Scott LLP $3,500pd
57 Paraco Gas $1,464.63pd
58 State Comptroller $1,044.00pd
59 Time Warner Cable Business Class $74.95pd
60 National Grid $2,197.97pd
61 Excellus BC/BS $140.20pd
62 Otsego Electric Cooperative Inc $49.99pd
63 Casella Waste Services $45.95pd
64 Otsego Telephone Systems Inc $315.00pd
65 Public Goods Pool $1,155.00pd
66 Medical Arts Press $144.17pd
67 Dorothy Johnson $63.95pd
68 Their-Jo Climenhaga $210.51pd
69 US Postal Service $286.55pd
70 Bassett Healthcare $46,709.45pd
71 CDPHP Universal Benefits $698.68pd
72 RBS Inc $175.00pd
73 Ricoh USA Inc $37.50pd
74 Medical Arts Press $216.06pd
75 Hummels Office Plus $101.01pd
76 Williamson Law Book Co. $660.00pd
77 William T Ryan Associates $4,289.52pd
78 NYS Retirement System $21,162.00pd
000 Voided Check 10198
000 Voided Check 10216
000 Voided Check 10232

Highway Vouchers:
Item 1 (2)
Item 3 (21-38)
Item 4 (3-7)

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 Dec 2013 is $7484.10

Community Center/Alden Fields and Park:
• Biddy Basketball continues. Spaghetti dinner 2/22 to benefit CV children’s Christmas fund.

Town Facilities:
• Transfer station still continues to have TV’s left.
Community Facilities Corp/Old School
• Chris Barown reported William T Ryan Associates have submitted a bid to repair
• the front roof and gutter on the front of the building in regards to the gym area.
Health Center:
• Revenue has doubled from last year.
AVillage:
• Town and Village board minutes online @ cherryvalleyny.us

Town Planning:
• Supervisor Garretson touched on a letter he received from the County regarding the recyclable tonnage. The letter is pre-filled with numbers from the collector and the County is asking the Board to approve the numbers.

Question and comments by the public present:
• Scott Moxham from Ontime Waste addressed the board with his interest in managing the trash removal at the transfer station. He currently has the Village contract and is interested in improving the service currently at the Transfer station. Councilperson Barown did express there has been some inconsistency with the price for each kitchen bag of garbage. There has been a different individual “manning” the transfer station each weekend charging different prices per kitchen bag.

Motion to adjourn-Councilperson Barown Seconded by Councilperson Cornwell

There being no further business meeting adjourned at 7:33pm.

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












DRAFT TB meeting January 09, 2014

DRAFT TB meeting January 09, 2014

The regular meeting of the Town Board of Cherry Valley was held on Thursday, January 09, 2014 with meeting called to order at 7:04PM 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
Chris Barown-Councilperson P
Tracy Laughlin-Councilperson P
Ed VanDerwerker-Highway Superintendent P
Mary Beth Flint-Town Clerk P

Attorney Will Green-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:
1 Time Warner Cable Business $69.95pd
2 RBS Inc $250.00pd
3 Bassett Healthcare $29,245.70pd
4 RICOH USA Inc $87.00pd
5 Medical Arts Press $95.99pd
6 RICOH USA Inc $37.50pd
7 Novitas Solutions Inc $48.00pd
8 Rurys Food Store $127.88pd
9 RL Parsons Inc $1,423.06pd
10 Cherry Valley Hardware $19.69pd
11 Cherry Valley Springfield CS $1,480.00pd
12 Tri-County Communications Inc $179.10pd
13 Verizon Wireless $100.16pd
14 Cintas Corporation $366.93pd
15 Cornerstone Telephone Company $401.22pd
16 Paraco Gas $834.73pd
17 State Comptroller $2,436.00pd
18 Casella Waste Services $45.95pd
19 Otsego Electric Cooperative Inc $49.99pd
20 Bassett Healthcare $27,681.73pd
21 Time Warner Cable Business $$74.95pd
22 Gates Cole Associates $668.00pd
23 National Grid $1,136.56pd
24 US Postal Service $463.00pd
25 Excellus BC/BS $140.20pd
26 Paraco Gas $803.09pd
27 Susquehanna SPCA $95.00pd
28 NYS Unemployment Insurance $182.01pd
29 Route 20 Association of NYS $100.00pd
30 Public Goods Pool $365.00pd
31 Hummels Office Plus $53.61pd
32 Ricoh USA Inc $37.50pd
33 Kassandra Cade-Laymon $18.15pd
34 Medical Arts Press $157.45pd
35 William T Ryan Associates $25,878.28pd
36 CDPHP Universal Benefits $698.68pd
37 Smile Makers $349.39pd
38 US Postal Service $568.60pd

Highway Vouchers:
Item 1 (1)
Item 3 (1-19)
Item 4 (1-2)

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 4 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 Nov 2013 is $5,796.79
• CHIPS Capital Program $79,946.65

Community Center/Alden Fields and Park:
• Biddy Basketball continues through to the end of February

Town Facilities:
• Councilperson Barown has been approached by a couple of older Town residents asking if there can be some kind of device to prop open the recyclable bin at the transfer station so it stays open when they are trying to put their recyclables into the container
• TV’s are still being dropped off at the transfer station

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

Resolution 2014-1 Annual Organizational Meeting
Organization meeting is reviewed by the Town Board
Motion made by Councilperson Johnson to accept Resolution 2014-1 as presented seconded by Councilperson Laughlin. Roll call vote Supervisor Garretson-yes Councilperson Johnson-yes Councilperson Barown-yes Councilperson Laughlin-yes 4-yes 0-no Duly carried.

Question and comments by the public present:
Andy Minnig inquired about the Library donation amount. Mr. Minnig also inquired about the name of the person/town that asked for the Town Wind Law.

Motion to adjourn-Councilperson Barown Seconded by Councilperson Laughlin

There being no further business meeting adjourned at 7:29pm.

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