TB Mtg May 2009

TB Meeting May 21, 2009

The regular meeting of the Town of Cherry Valley Town Board was held on Thursday May 21, 2009 with meeting called to order at 7:05PM by Supervisor Garretson.

Pledge to the Flag said.

Roll Call 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 April 2009 meeting were read. Supervisor Garretson approved the minutes as corrected.

Bills for the month of May are presented:
173 Standard Security Life Insurance $53.40pd
174 NBT Bank $8,811.70pd
175 Marian Gerlach $20.00pd
176 Broadview Networks $319.64pd
177 Quill Corp $170.72pd
178 Hughesnet $86.59pd
179 Time Warner Cable Business Class $69.95pd
180 RBS Inc $400.00pd
181 Verizon Wireless $94.47pd
182 RL Parsons Inc. $1,662.81pd
183 Cordia Communications $106.05pd
184 The Daily Star $6.30pd
185 Cintas Corp #121 $197.56pd
186 Logical Net $17.95pd
187 William T. Ryan Associates $14,419.38pd
188 Kassandra Cade Laymon $27.00pd
189Casella Waste Services $55.50pd
190 Rury’s Food Store $116.54pd
191 JB Supply $110.85pd
192 Mercury Media Group $3.57pd
193 Transcription Associates $859.05pd
194 Ikon Financial $196.91pd
195 Hummels Office Plus $211.00pd
196 National Pastime $500.50pd
197 Hillyard/New York $80.92pd
198 National Grid $1,348.96pd
199 Dorothy Johnson $32.40pd
200 Postmaster-13450 $28.00pd
201 Otsego County Magistrates Assoc. $40.00pd
202 NBT Bank $31,392.00pd
203 County of Otsego $14.20pd
204 Postmaster $420.00pd
205 Medical Arts Press $159.72pd
206 Hughesnet $86.59pd
207 Rod’s Welding $210.00pd
208 Hummel’s Office Plus $123.13pd
209 Time Warner Cable Business Class $69.95pd
210 Road Runner LLc $74.95pd
211 Verizon $235.60pd
212 NYS Public Goods Pool $483.00pd
213 Postmaster $31.20pd
214 Excellus BC/BS Gen-Med $1,504.47pd
215 Excellus BC/BS Gen-Dental $222.47pd
216 Cherry Valley Hardware $111.13pd
217 Bassett Healthcare $25,573.36pd

Highway Vouchers
Item 3 (46-58)
Item 1 (7-12)

Motion made by Councilperson Johnson second by Councilperson Cornwell to pay the bills as presented. 3 yes 0 no motion carried.

Town share of monthly sales tax collected for the month of February 2009 is $5,257.07

Dog Control Officers reports for February and March are filed with the Town Clerk.

Primary Election Date: September 15, 2009
General Election Date: November 03, 2009

Correspondence received from Steve Eisenberg from Reunion Power.

New DECALS software runs off of Road Runner no longer need extra telephone line for dial up service.

Community Center/Alden Field:
Revenue for April is $710 and Expenses are $3,016.

Miscellaneous information:
Assessor to meet with the public and tentative roll-May 7, 11, 14 and 23.
Board of review will meet May 26 from 4-8PM.
2010 Census: Bureau well be visiting between April and July 2009
Maggie Milner has been chosen to go to Washington DC to represent the School for a scholarship opportunity for her poetry writing.

Health Center:
· Revenue for April $37,349 and Expenses are $35,346.
· Gary Schaeffer will be the custodial support for the Health Center

Town Facilities:
· William T. Ryan and Associates to complete new board room by 12-31-2009

Monthly Meeting Minutes are online @ cherryvalleyny.us
American Legion 5K Run/Walk will be held on Veteran’s Day weekend, November 07, 2009.
Restore NY Grant: Restoration of the Lafler Building progressing.

Visitor Center:
Permit issued by NYSDOT for Town use of State owned property.

Planning Board:
Supervisor Garretson received and e-mail from Liz Plymel asking not to be reinstated on the Planning Board.

Highway Department:
Rabies clinic scheduled for September 15 6-8PM
Received notice from the State re: bridge replacement on Route 166 slated in the near future.

BOE new councilperson positions-one 4 yr term, one 2yr unexpired term

Land Use Committee:
Supervisor Garretson will try to contact Walter regarding the “draft document”

Alternative/Renewable Energy Committee:
Opened up the questionnaires they received back from residents.
85 questionnaires were sent out to 65 landowners and 57 were returned.

Questions and comments from the public present:

Andy Minnig asked that the adoption dates of the Wind Ordinances the committee reviewed be included in their review.

Flo Clapper asked why there are so many communication bills from different companies? She also asked can Cherry Valley develop its own wind project without big companies being involved.

Jack Palmenteri suggested attracting small investors.

There being no further business a motion to adjourn was made by Councilperson Cornwell and seconded by Councilperson Johnson.

Meeting adjourned at 8:06pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Beth Flint
Town Clerk

TB Mtg Aug 2009

TB Meeting August 13, 2009

The regular meeting of the Town of Cherry Valley Town Board was held on Thursday, August 13, 2009 with meeting called to order at 7:15PM 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 July 2009 meeting were read and corrected. Supervisor Garretson approved the minutes as corrected.

Bills for the month of August are presented:
290 Cherry Valley Hardware $1,112.43pd
291 Thompson Electric and Plumbing $1,097.47pd
292 Standard Security Life Insurance $53.40pd
293 Time Warner Cable Business Class $69.95pd
294 RBS Inc. $250.00pd
295 Laurie Spencer $341.25pd
296 Joe Weaver $110.00pd
297 Verizon Wireless $97.68pd
298 Cordia Communications $106.44pd
299 RL Parsons, Inc. $607.66pd
300 Cintas Corp #121 $201.74pd
301 Casella Waste Services $57.32pd
302 Logical Net $17.95pd
303 NYS Town Clerks Association $50.00pd
304 NYS Unemployment Insurance $914.48pd
305 William T. Ryan Associates $143.10pd
306 US Postal Service $255.60pd
307 Courtney VanBrink $150.00pd
308 Mallory Garretson $105.00pd
309 Mary Auld $120.00pd
310 Joseph Supp $150.00pd
311 Jacob Palumbo $135.00pd
312 Transcription Associates $1,059.90pd
313 Hummel’s Office Plus $82.00pd
314 Verizon $198.03pd
315 Ikon Financial Services $196.91pd
316 Bassett Healthcare $22,782.41pd
317 National Grid $869.19pd
318 Time Warner Cable Business $74.95pd
319 Thomas Garretson $24.99pd
320 The Freeman’s Journal $24.61pd
321 Excellus BC/BS $222.47pd
322 Excellus BC/BS $1,504.47pd
323 Public Goods Pool $621.00pd
324 US Postal Service $255.60pd
325 Medical Arts Press $227.79pd
326 Postmaster $99.00pd
327 Hughesnet $86.59pd
328 Quill Corporation $2.65pd
329 Courtney VanBrink $120.00pd
330 Mallory Garretson $135.00pd
331 Mary Auld $150.00pd
332 Joseph Supp $150.00pd
333 Jacob Palumbo $105.00pd

Highway Vouchers:
Item 1 (20-26)
Item 3 (81-96)
Item 4 (11-14)

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.

Town share of monthly sales tax collected for the month of May 2009 was $4,363.00.


Community Center: Revenue for July is $150; Expenses for July are $4363
Soda machine revenue for 2009-Village Community Center Budget Review

Miscellaneous Information:
Supervisor Garretson received correspondence from Marion Holmes requesting a donation to the Roseboom Senior Citizens Club. Many members are from the Town of Cherry Valley. Supervisor Garretson made a motion to include a $100 donation be included in the annual budget, 2nd by Councilperson Johnson. All in favor motion carried.
Wal-Mart VAP donates a $250 grant back to the town for employees submitting paperwork showing 25 hours of volunteerism. Paperwork has been submitted to Wal-Mart.
Health Insurance Review. Supervisor Garretson sent a letter to Town Employees re: Health Insurance expenses for the upcoming budget year. This letter addressed different options he is looking at for the future budget.

Health Center:
Revenues for July are $29,266 and Expenses for July are $29,955.
Audit for years 2007 and 2008 has been completed

Town Facilities report:
The handicap ramp is being completed for the new entrance into the meeting room still under construction in the Community Center.

Facilities Corporation update given by Sam Dubben:
Things have been running smoother w/o the cost of running the daycare.

Village Shared Services:
Town and Village board minutes and info online at cherryvalleyny.us
Gates Cole letter to fellow business owners regarding the recent break in at their business.
Folk Fest for food is scheduled for August 13, 20, and 27

Visitor Center:
Lease agreement is ready to be signed by town and NYSDOT. Kevin Yerdon will be surveying the lot.
$345,200 in County, State and Federal Grant Funding all renewed and secure

Planning Board:
Walter Buist, Planning Board Chairman, stated Planning Board members will be able to pick what courses they would like to be re-trained on.

Highway Department:
Rabies clinic will be held on September 15 from 6-8PM
Ed Harvey, village trustee, Marty Fields, Fire Chief, would like to do an open house for the public to see the newest trucks that are being purchased in the town and the fire department. Supervisor Garretson also inquired about the Moving Wall display information. Mary Beth will get this information to Tom.

· County Rep Sam Dubben reported the County Board voted to not man the information booths.
· The county is running behind on sales tax revenue.
· County is hoping to operate The Manor on a break-even system.
· Working on the equalization rate. Cherry Valley is at the lowest rate currently in the County.
· Scott Fickbaum is currently asking for letters of support for a grant for the watershed

Land Use Committee:
Draft has been presented to the Supervisor, which he will review. Public Hearing will be scheduled at the next meeting of the Town Board.

Alternative Renewable Energy Committee:
Chairman, Mark Cornwell reports he is currently plugging all the wind laws he has gathered from NYS into a spread sheet.

Eric Miller, Executive Director of OCCA handed out packets of information re: Government jurisdiction regarding gas drilling. He also handed out information on addressing current local laws in regards to local road usage, noise ordinances and taxation. Mr. Miller gave a presentation touching on the aforementioned topics including the burden falls on a Community to prove they are not generic to NYSDEC with regards to historical as well as agricultural resources for examples. Mr. Miller also encouraged the Town to support the local Assessor.

Question, comments and concerns by the public present.
Many of the public present had questions for Mr. Miller. Supervisor Garretson asked for adjournment so questions could be asked and discussions could be held w/ individuals as needed.

Councilperson Cornwell made a motion to adjourn Councilperson Johnson second the motion.

There being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 8:43PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Beth Flint
Town Clerk

TB Mtg