TB Meeting August 14, 2008

TB Meeting August 14, 2008

The regular meeting of the Town Board of Cherry Valley was held on Thursday, August 14, 2008 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
Ed VanDerWerker Highway Superintendent P
Mary Beth Flint Town Clerk P

Minutes of the August 2008 meeting were read. Supervisor Garretson approved the minutes as corrected.

Bills for the month of August 2008 are presented:

314 Time Warner of Albany $69.95pd
315 RBS Inc. $250.00pd
316 Broadview Networks $299.85pd
317 Quill Corporation $60.24pd
318 Hughes Network System $86.59pd
319 Standard Security $53.40pd
320 William T. Ryan Associates $1,777.83pd
321Verizon Wireless $94.50pd
322 Cordia Communications $95.30pd
323 Cherry Valley Hardware $10.87pd
324 Cintas Corp $185.80pd
325 Rury’s Food Store $181.41pd
326 Lisa Fassett $9.60pd
327 NYS Employment Tax $351.23pd
328 Mallory Garretson $150.00pd
329 Tiffany Thompson $150.00pd
330 Courtney VanBrink $150.00pd
331 Nick Traficante $150.00pd
332 Joshua Hayes $150.00pd
333 Ikon Financial Solutions $196.91pd
334 RBS Inc. $546.70pd
335 McBee $180.12pd
336 National Grid $1,199.20pd
337 Bassett Healthcare $21,958.83pd
338 Quill Corp. $23.42pd
339 Medical Arts Press $72.23pd
340 Vets Disposal $61.09pd
341 Kassandra Cade $9.60pd
342 Road Runner $74.95pd
343 Transcription Associates $1,079.25pd
344 Logical Net $17.95pd
345 Edward Dubben $355.00pd
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346 Mathias VanDewerker $300.00pd
347 Harold Couse $55.00pd
348 John Frankl $55.00pd
349 Joe Weaver $110.00pd
350 Ed VanDewerker $49.00pd
351 Verizon $210.13pd
352 Millers Carpet $195.00pd
353 Lisa Fassett $4.80pd
354 Excellus BC BS $256.06pd
355 Excellus BC BS $231.72pd
356 Excellus BC BS $2,077.72pd
357 Excellus BC BS $3,731.97pd
358 NYS Town Clerks Association $50.00pd
359 Mallory Garretson $150.00pd
360 Tiffany Thompson $150.00pd
361 Courtney Van Brink $150.00pd
362 Nick Traficante $150.00pd
363 Joshua Hayes $150.00pd
364 Hughes Net $81.59pd
365 Hummel’s Office Plus $93.66pd
366 Ikon Office Solutions $67.99pd
367 Jaird Johnson $48.00pd

Highway Vouchers:
Item 1 (17-20)
Item 3 (109-126)
Item 4 (14-15)

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 3 yes 0 no. Motion carried.

Information presented to the Town Clerk by Supervisor Garretson is as follows:
Dog Control Officers Report for May and June 2008.
Town share of monthly County sales tax collected for the month of May 2008 is $7,292.53.

Community Center update given by Mary Beth Flint: The Community Center continues to be utilized for the month of August. Mary Beth will be preparing the total bill to send to the Glimmerglass Opera for payment of monthly rental fees for June, July and August.
Revenue for July $436.00. Expense $4,136.00. The expenses included the swim program.

Alden Field: Sherri France changed the size of the soccer field and ordered new nets.

Miscellaneous Information and review goals for 2008.
Facility Maintenance Supervisor job description is still pending.
Community Center Custodian job description is presented. Councilperson Johnson made
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a motion to accept the job description as read; Councilperson Cornwell seconded the motion.
Williamson Town Clerk Software will not be purchased. Supervisor Garretson will be investigating other options.

Health Center: July Revenue $30,336. Expenses $30,181.

Town Facilities:
Heating oil and diesel fuel will be supplied by R.L. Parson.
Propane will be supplied by Paraco (County contract)

Visitor’s Center: Expression of interest letters have been received.

Planning Board report given by Walter Buist no new business.

Highway Department: CHIPS money will be received on September 19 in the amount of $66,500. The Highway Department has rented a pay loader until the new loader is delivered.

Land Use Committee met twice. Still working on document.

Alternative/Renewable Energy Committee report. Members of the committee attended the Natural Gas talk at the Oneonta High School. Also attended Conference of Mayors.

Community Facilities Corp nothing new to report.

Resolution # 2008-4 August 14th 2008

Resolution of the Cherry Valley Town Board

Proposed Action: for the Town of Cherry Valley to be an involved agency in the State Environmental Quality Review Act process pertaining to natural gas drilling permit applications in the Town of Cherry Valley.

WHEREAS, the current price of crude oil and natural gas has resulted in an increase in interest and activity relating to natural gas exploration and drilling; and

WHEREAS, the geologically formed shale beneath the Town of Cherry Valley has been identified as an area that may be a potential source of natural gas; and

WHEREAS, towns in which natural gas drilling is proposed, should be consulted regarding natural gas permit applications and the comments of the municipality should be considered when determinations to natural gas permit applications are made; and

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Town of Cherry Valley requests the Department of Environmental Conservation to include the Town of Cherry Valley as an involved agency in the State Environmental Quality Review Act proceedings relating to natural gas permit applications, and that the views and comments of the Town of Cherry Valley be considered when
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determinations relating to natural gas permit applications are made; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that copies of this resolution shall be forwarded to:
New York State Governor David Paterson, and
New York State Senator Jim Seward, and
New York State Assembly Member Marc Butler, and
New York State DEC Commissioner Alexander Grannis

Motion made by Councilperson Cornwell to adopt Resolution #2008-4, seconded by Councilperson Johnson. Roll call of votes is taken: Supervisor Garretson-yes, Councilperson Johnson-yes, Councilperson Cornwell-yes. All in favor 3 yes 0 no. Resolution 2008-4 is duly carried.

Resolution #2208-5 August 14, 2008

Resolution of the Cherry Valley Town Board

PROPSED ACTION: Required annual examination and audit of town justice court records and dockets

WHEREAS: Section 2019-a of the Uniform Justice Court Act requires that town justices annually provide their court records and dockets to their respective town auditing boards, and that such records then be examined or audited and that fact be entered into the minutes of the board’s proceedings; and

WHEREAS: The town justice has presented the court records and dockets to the town board for examination and audit; and

WHEREAS: Record of this examination, audit and resolution will be forwarded to Dennis W. Donnelly, Director of Internal Audit, NYS Office of Court Administration, 98 Niver Street Cohoes, NY 12047; and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED: The town bard conducted the required examination and audit of the court records and dockets of the town justice on January 10th, 2008.

Councilperson made a motion to adopt Resolution 2008-5, Councilperson Johnson second the motion. Roll call vote is taken; Supervisor Garretson-yes, Councilperson Cornwell-yes, Councilperson Johnson-yes, 3 yes 0 no, Resolution 2008-5 is duly carried.

Questions and comments were entertained by the public present.

Lynn Marsh had several issues to present to the board, Dead End sign at the end of Ryan Road, parking issues in CV for Springfield’s MSG plan, information regarding a school wind turbine in MA, County Board meeting presentation of a moratorium on gas drilling, natural gas leases.

Motion made by Councilperson Johnson to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Councilperson Cornwell meeting adjourned at 8:41PM.

Respectfully submitted-Mary Beth Flint, Town Clerk