TB Meeting November 13, 2008

The regular meeting of the Town Board of Cherry Valley was held on Thursday, November 13, 2008 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
Ed VanDerWerker Highway Superintendent P
Mary Beth Flint Town Clerk P

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

Bills for the month of November 2008 are presented:

451 R.H. Crown Co. Inc. $181.13
452 Ed VanDerwerker $18.98
453 Standard Security Life Ins. $1,288.56pd
454 Time Warner Cable Business Class $69.95pd
455 Cherry Valley Hardware $30.03pd
456 R.L. Parsons Inc. $870.45pd
457 Medical Arts Press $151.98pd
458 Cintas Corp. $185.80pd
459 Logical Net $17.95pd
460 Verizon Wireless $94.52pd
461Vet’s Disposal $59.97pd
462 Robert James Co., Ins. $124.73pd
463 Susan Schaffer $4.80pd
464 Quill Corp. $204.17pd
465 Tanscription Associates $872.55pd
466 Cordia Communications $95.32pd
467 Kassandra Cade-Laymon $238.50pd
468 Paraco Gas $91.30pd
469 New York Public Goods Pool $333.00pd
470 National Grid $1,108.19pd
471 Ed VanDerwerker $36.99pd
472 Tri-County Communications $179.10pd
473 National Pastime $499.00pd
474 Ikon Financial Services $196.91pd
475 Verizon $218.20pd
476 Excellus BC/BS G-Dental $256.06pd
477 Excellus BC/BS H-Dental $231.72pd
478 Excellus BC/BS G-Hlth $2,077.72pd
479 Excellus BC/BS H-Hlth $3,731.97pd
480 Paraco Gas $295.73pd
481 Road Runner LLC Business Class $74.95pd
482 William T. Ryan Associates $1,323.17pd
483 Highmark Medicare Service $7,098.00pd
484 Postmaster $142.00pd
485 Susan Schaffer $4.80pd
486 Bassett Healthcare $35,842.64pd
487 Lisa Fassett $85.56pd
488 Hughes Network Systems $86.59pd
489 US Postal Service $243.60pd

Highway Vouchers:
Item 1 (29-31)
Item 3 (150-163)
Item 4 (19)

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 3 yes 0 no. Motion carried.

Information presented to the Town Clerk by Supervisor Garretson is as follows:
Correspondence from the law offices of Green & Green.
Town share of monthly County sales tax collected for the month of August 2008 is $7,398.41.

Community Center update given by Mary Beth Flint: The winter schedule has begun with Scouts and the Biddy Basketball program. Men’s basketball continues on Wednesday evenings. Adult soccer has not begun due to any interest at this time. Revenue for Sept: $2,315. Expenses for Sept. $2,834. Mary Beth will ask Helen Stiles where the revenue from the concession stand goes.

Miscellaneous Information and review goals for 2008.
Received a Thank You from Artworks for the Highway Departments work on the road leading up to the Kite fest.

Health Center: Sept. Revenue $27,988. Expenses for Sept. $52,978.
New patients are being accepted at the Health Center. Expenses were high due to 3 pay periods, $7,000 check to Medicare and 3 audits in one year

Village Department of public works has a new employee: David Hajczewski.

Visitor’s Center: Architect/Engineering firm selection pending with Foit-Albert Associates out of Albany.

Planning Board report given by Leonard Press. Nothing new to report with exception of a land query on Scopoletti Road.

Highway Department: Pay Loader has arrived. Supervisor Garretson asked Ed Vanderwerker, Highway Superintendent to check with the Town Highway employees about floating holiday.

Federal/Sate/County information given by Sam Dubben, County Representative: Workman’s Comp is down $7,800. Previous administration wanted the money in reserve, but current administration is not necessary to have this money in reserve.

Land Use Committee report given by Jim Johnson: Committee continues to meet. Last meeting was attended by Terry Bliss and Sam Wikoff from the County Planning Board.

Alternative/Renewable Energy Committee report given by Mark Cornwell. Committee did not meet in November due to Election Day. The committee is planning on hosting an informational

Community Facilities Corp report given by Sam Dubben: There will be an informational meeting at the Café on November 19 @ 8:00PM regarding interest in extending the bus route for the Public Transportation provided by Bernie Bus Corp.

Resolution # 2008-7 November 13, 2008

Resolution of the Cherry Valley Town Board

Proposed Action: Installment Bond for purchase of Volvo loader

WHEREAS: The Town of Cherry Valley has received delivery of a 2008 Volvo L90F Loader; and

WHEREAS: The purchase price of said loader is $119,219.09; and

WHEREAS: The Town of Cherry Valley will pay the supplier being Vantage Equipment the purchase price in full for sale and delivery of said loader; and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED: The Town Board of the Town of Cherry Valley authorizes Thomas Garretson, Town Supervisor to obtain a Statutory Installment Bond in the amount of $119,219.09 for payment in full of said loader; and

NOW, FURTHER, BE IT RESOLVED: The bond shall mature in five years from the date of issue and shall be paid in equal annual installments of $23,843.82 of principal plus accrued interest.

Motion made by Councilperson Cornwell to adopt Resolution #2008-7, 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 2008-7 is duly carried.

Questions and comments were entertained by the public present.

Lynn Marsh still wondering what’s going on with the road signage and is the road going to be re-opened? She is considering putting a gate up on her property to stop vehicles from using the road. Her second question: Was the vacancy for the Community Center custodian posted?

Andy Minnig asked how the Town knows what we are going to receive from the State for General Fund revenue sharing.

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

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