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.