TB Meeting March 11, 2010

TB Meeting March 11, 2010

The regular meeting of the Town Board of Cherry Valley was held on Thursday, March 11, 2010 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
Tim Horvath Councilperson P
Chris Barown Councilperson P
Ed VanDerWerker Highway Superintendent P
Mary Beth Flint Town Clerk P

Minutes of the February 2010 meeting were read. Supervisor Garretson approved the minutes as corrected.

Bills for the month of March 2010 are presented:
89 Verizon Wireless $95.51pd
90 Bassett Healthcare $23,516.45pd
91 MVP Health Care, Inc. $1,875.38pd
92 Broadview Networks $314.41pd
93 Paraco Gas $907.94pd
94 M Wheelock Disposal $41.50pd
95 Cherry Valley Hardware $68.24od
96 RBS, Inc. $250.00pd
97 Cordia Communications $107.01pd
98 Thomas Garretson $20.38pd
99 Cintas Corp #121 $209.00pd
100 The Daily Star $20.70pd
101 Transcription Associates $868.50pd
102 RL Parsons Inc $3,224.43pd
103 Time Warner Cable Business $69.95pd
104 Williamson Law Book Co. $747.50pd
105 Hummel’s Office Plus $18.89pd
106 Cherry Facilities Corp $2,400.00pd
107 American Legion Post 1360 $460.00pd
108 Cherry Valley Fire District $85,883.00pd
109 Cherry Valley Library $7,980.00pd
110 Cherry Valley Historical Assoc. $8,990.00pd
111 Silver and Gold Seniors $200.00pd
112 Roseboom Area Senior Citz. $100.00pd
113 Sue Miller $335.00pd
114 Cherry Valley Fireman’s Auxiliary $100.00pd
115 Lyman and James Johnson $2,400pd
116 Ikon Financial Services $196.91pd
117 Michelle Wickwire $751.10pd
118 National Grid $1,474.07pd
119 Edward VanDerWerker $55.46pd
120 Amber Emerson Testing $162.50pd
121 NYS Association of Towns $20.00pd
122 Fredy Herr $74.84pd
123 Verizon $164.83pd
124 Medical Arts Press $52.99pd
125 Excellus BC/BS $222.47pd
126 Time Warner Cable Business $74.95pd
127 Williamson Law Book Company $25.24pd
128 George Cade $4,893.00pd
129 Public Goods Pool $423.00pd
130 Otsego County Magistrates Assoc. $40.00pd
131 Postmaster $89.75pd
132 Hummels Office Plus $141.22pd
133 Department of the Treasury $472.26pd
134 Hughsnet $129.98pd
135 Paraco Gas $814.29pd
136 Hummel’s Office Plus $17.38pd
137 Logical Net $17.95pd

Highway Vouchers:
Item 3 (29-41)
Item 4 (9-11)

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 5 yes 0 no. Motion carried.

Monthly budget and NBT account balances are reviewed.

Information presented to the Town Clerk by Supervisor Garretson is as follows:
Town share of monthly County sales tax collected for the month of December-09 was $4,145.
Revenue checks received by the Town over $1000 are as follows:
State of New York Transportation Dept. $21,771.25
State of New York Justice Court $5,340.00
Excellus BC/BS $5,713.58
Treasurer of Otsego County Snow & Ice 10/09-12/09 $18,377.27
Councilperson Cornwell asked how long we are waiting to put the Re-eval into the Budget. Supervisor Garretson stated the Town will have to Bond the excess expense.

Community Center/Alden Field:
Revenue for Feb was $70 and Expenses for Feb $3,848
The Safe Capture group enjoyed using the facility and will most likely be holding their training here again next year.
Community Center Dinner to recognize the Health Center is set for Saturday April 10

Miscellaneous Information:
Thank you received from Sharon Springs Silver and Gold Organization
Roseboom area Senior Citizens Club also sent a thank you note
2010 Census Questionnaire is showing up on people’s doors and in their mailboxes. Supervisor Garretson encourages all to fill out the forms and mail back to the Census Bureau
The April Board meeting will be ending early to help set-up for the Community Center Dinner and Penny raffle

Health Center:
Revenue for Feb was $28,761 and Expense for Feb was $30,872
Health Center Appreciation dinner at the Community Center is April 10. Supervisor Garretson would like to see 100% participation from the Board on this day.
Volunteers needed to sell raffle tickets for the event

Community Facilities Corp/Old School:
Loan Balances at Wilber bank have been requested by Supervisor Garretson
Councilperson Barown inquired about overlapping Liability Insurance the Facilities Corp has to cover the whole building.

Town and Village board minutes and info is posted on the website-www.cherryvalleyny.us
Shared service snow removal-village and town

Visitor Center:
Reimbursement checks from both NYSDOT and Jim Seward member item received
Hop Barn redesign is improving
Councilperson Horvath met w/Jackie and gathered all the information on the Visitor’s Center Building. Councilperson Horvath will be contacting the Architect Engineers.
Town Planning:
Road Preservation Law progress updates-Mark Cornwell. Mark handed out a Draft of the document-Industrial Traffic and Sound. The key purpose of this document is to establish a Transportation Law. The Board will be reviewing the permit application process as well. Councilperson Horvath stated the more Laws and or regulations the Town has in place the more experienced and desirable contractors are likely to apply for future permits and less experienced and desirable contractors will not want to jump through all the hoops required in future permits.
Sam Dubben –County Rep stated the Town may want to incorporate a Road Agreement as the well drilling issue is at the fore front of most towns these days and this would outline continuous maintenance to local town roads.
Land Use Regulation Document-draft copies to public venues-Councilperson Barown is waiting for the commercial maps he requested from the County to be included with this document.
Sign inventory-Highway Superintendent Ed VanDerWerker will work on a sign for Sub-Division notice when entering the Town.
The 3-member Revaluation Review Committee selection is temporarily on hold per Supervisor Garretson-not sure if it is necessary.
Councilperson Horvath reported on the Lafler Building Grant. Money has been received for renovation of the building. This is a repayment grant.
Town Clerk supplied the Town Supervisor with a FEMA flood insurance question and answer help sheet.

Highway Department:
Supervisor Garretson complemented our Highway Employees on the great job they do especially with the recent snow storms. Our roadways are the BEST in the County.

Still waiting on the phone line to be installed in the new Conference Room to be in compliance with the Board of Elections request to have a phone installed.
Representative Dubben stated the loop will be done for the Emergency Service Microwave system. This is partnered with the State Police to pay for the system.

Supervisor Garretson met with Justice Fredy Herr and Michelle Wickwire to do a check and balance for their deposits.

Councilperson Barown compiled a list of phone lines in the Town and found some lines that are not in use anymore. Councilperson Barown is looking into a different vendor for phone service in the Town to incorporate all lines for the Town to be at a cheaper rate. The contract will be signed by Supervisor Garretson when ready.

There were no questions or comments from the public present.

There being no further business a motion was made by Councilperson Cornwell and seconded by Councilperson Horvath. Meeting adjourned at 8:29pm.

Respectfully submitted,
Mary Beth Flint-Town Clerk