DRAFT ONLY TB MEETING November 12, 2015/DRAFT ONLY PUBLIC HEARING FOR Town of Cherry Valley 2016 Preliminary Budget November 12, 2015

DRAFT ONLY PUBLIC HEARING FOR Town of Cherry Valley 2016 Preliminary Budget November 12, 2015

Public hearing opened at 7:00PM

No public in attendance

Motion to close the Public Hearing made by Councilperson Barown second by Councilperson Cornwell

Public hearing closed at 7:03PM

DRAFT ONLY TB MEETING November 12, 2015

The regular meeting of the Town Board of Cherry Valley was held on Thursday, November 12, 2015 with meeting called to order at 7:03PM 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
Holly Waterfield-Councilperson P
Ed VanDerwerker-Highway Superintendent-P
Mary Beth Flint-Town Clerk Excused

Reading of last month’s 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 11303
000 Voided check 11325
000 Voided check 11326
000 Voided check 11275
389 Bruce Hall Corp $467.28pd
390 United Healthcare $38.39pd
391 Quill Corporation $82.27pd
392 Time Warner Cable Business $79.95pd
393 Cherry Valley Hardware $26.16pd
394 Cinta’s Corporation #121 $193.49pd
395 Cornerstone Telephone Co $459.37pd
396 NYS Unemployment Ins $1,631.09pd
397 Ricoh USA Inc $87.00pd
398 Quill Corp $59.98pd
399 State Comptroller $5,576.00pd
400 National Grid $760.86pd
401 RBS Inc $250.00pd
402 Otsego Electric Cooperative Inc $49.99pd
403 Time Warner Cable Business $74.95pd
404 Casella Waste Services $49.22pd
405 Constellation Newenergy Inc $311.59pd
406 Excellus BC/BS $140.20pd
407 NYS Association of Towns $800.00pd
408 Public Goods Pool $445.00pd
409 Ricoh USA Inc $37.50pd
410 Hummel’s Office Plus $77.60pd
411 CDPHP Universal Benefits $1,276.98pd
412 US Postal Service $50.00pd
413 Bassett Healthcare $38,652.82pd

Highway Vouchers:
Item 1 (29-33)
Item 3 (153-163)
Item 4 (22)

Councilperson Barown made a motion to accept the invoices and payments as read Councilperson Waterfield 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.
• Health center Budget is a little off. Supervisor Garretson and Maureen Kuhn are going to contact Bassett to look into better billing/collecting programs for the HC reimbursements coming in quicker.

Misc. information to the Town Clerk:
• Sales tax for Sept 2015 $8,720.02
• Councilperson Barown asked the question why is the County still having budget issues after the sale of The Manner? Supervisor Garretson stated the current owner’s Focus is having issues financially.

CV Facilities Corp:
• Richard Saba contacted Supervisor Garretson regarding the furnace fund raiser hasn’t raised enough to cover the cost and the Facilities Corp will be seeking a loan from the Bank. Appraiser will need to get in the whole building, including the Gym to do the appraisal. Councilperson Barown stated the loan was approved.
• Councilperson Barown also reported on the Fenner Foundation in the past had donated to the Old School. Councilperson Barown will be pursuing this money through the Fenner Foundation.
• Chamber of Commerce will be doing a Holiday Auction on December 11

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

Town Planning Board:
• Supervisor Garretson handed out information regarding Planning Boards in general. Town’s are not required to have a Planning Board. The Planning Board is a work in progress in terms of updating members and reorganization of the Board.

Highway Department:
• Inspection report given to Highway Superintendent VanDerWerker by Supervisor Garretson
• Motion to allow the Highway Superintendent VanDerWerker to proceed with the purchase of a new Freightliner to replace the GMC is made by Councilperson Johnson second by Councilperson Barown. Motion carried.

Discussion held by the Board regarding Workman’s Comp tax coming back to the Town tax from the County tax. This cannot be put in the budget until Supervisor Garretson gets a notice form the County Reps stating the County will not be covering the Workers Comp tax.

2016 Town of Cherry Valley Budget-Preliminary Budget is presented to the Board. Motion to accept the 2016 Budget as presented is made by Councilperson Barown and second by Councilperson Cornwell. All in favor 5 yes 0 no

Town Resolution 2015-9 Re: Dominion New Market Project
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission concludes that this project would not constitute a major Federal action or any significant impact. It is resolved that the Town of Cherry Valley stands in solidarity with the Town’s of Minden, Canajoharie, Otsego, Roseboom and the Village of Fort Plain in the following earnest requests, made in the interest of protecting local and regional air quality, and the public health and well being of these communities.
Motion to accept Resolution 2015-9 Dominion New Market Project Councilperson Barown second Councilperson Waterfield. Roll call vote Supervisor Garretson-yes Councilperson Johnson-yes, Councilperson Barown-yes, Councilperson Cornwell-yes and Councilperson Waterfield-ys 5 yes 0 no Duly carried.

Question and comments by the public present:
None

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

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