TB Meeting Minutes February 10, 2011

PUBLIC HEARING FOR NEW DOG CONTROL LAW is opened at 7:00pm, February 10, 2011. There was no discussion held by the public present. Public hearing closed at 7:01pm.

TB Meeting February 10, 2011

The regular meeting of the Town Board of Cherry Valley was held on Thursday, February 10, 2011 with meeting called to order at 7:01PM 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
Chris Barown Councilperson P
Tim Horvath Councilperson P
Ed VanDerWerker Highway Superintendent P
Mary Beth Flint Town Clerk P

Minutes of the January 2011 meeting were read. Supervisor Garretson approved the minutes as corrected.

Bills for the month of February are presented:
36 NYS Association of Towns $800.00pd
37 Standard Security Life Insurance $47.43pd
38 The Freeman’s Journal $65.60pd
39 M Wheelock Disposal $41.50pd
40 RBS Inc. $250.00pd
41 Rury’s Food Store $49.47pd
42 Quill Corporation $180.96pd
43 Postmaster $40.00pd
44 Time Warner Cable Business $69.95pd
45 Town Tax Collector $210.00pd
46 County of Otsego $437.12pd
47 MVP Health Care, Inc $1,398.70pd
48 Verizon Wireless $100.55pd
49 DCH Enterprises $745.35pd
50 Cherry Valley Hardware $13.25pd
51 The Daily Star $72.00pd
52 RL Parsons $2,844.36pd
53 Paraco Gas $851.21pd
54 Cornerstone Telephone Company $389.56pd
55 Cintas Corporation #121 $272.00pd
56 State Comptroller $3,325.00pd
57 Ikon Financial Services $196.91pd
58 Mike Fassett $528.00pd
59 Gates Cole Associates $24,688.69pd
60 National Grid $1,401.51pd
61 Bassett Healthcare $29,545.06pd
62 Amber Emerson Testing $162.50pd
63 George Cade $4,893.00pd
64 Mary Beth Flint $30.33pd
65 NYS Magistrates Association $80.00pd
66 Rury’s Food Store $99.74pd
67 Otsego Telephone Systems Inc. $315.00pd
68 Time Warner Cable Business $74.95pd
69 Hummel’s Office Plus $244.38pd
70 Excellus BC/BS $256.06pd
71 Michelle Wickwire $42.50pd
72 Postmaster $140.00pd
73 NYSDEC-PBS Unit Region 4 $100.00pd
74 Hughesnet $64.99pd
75 Paraco Gas $933.60pd
76 NYS Magistrates Association $80.00pd
77 Hummel’s Office Plus $78.42pd
78 NYS Retirement System $32,250.00pd
79 Lyman and James Johnson $2,400.00pd
80 Cherry Valley Facilities Corp $2,400.00pd
81 American Legion Post 1360 $460.00pd
82 Cherry Valley Library $7,980.00pd
83 Cherry Valley Historical Association $8,990.00pd
84 Sue Miller $335.00pd
85 Silver and Gold Seniors $200.00pd
86 Roseboom Area Senior Citizens $100.00pd
87 Go Tags.com $432.95pd
88 Public Goods Pool $485.00pd
89 RBS Inc $425.00pd
90 MVP Health Care Inc. $1,398.70pd
91 M Wheelock Disposal $41.50pd
92 Hummel’s Office Plus $36.90pd
93 Smile Makers $320.36pd
94 Medical Arts Press $226.55pd
95 Cherry Valley Facilities Corp $300.00pd
96 William T. Ryan Associates $207.09pd
97 The Freemans Journal $25.96pd

Highway Vouchers:
Item 3 (16-33)
Item 4 (3-5)

Councilperson Barown 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 5 yes 0 no. Motion carried.

Information presented to the Town Clerk by Supervisor Garretson is as follows:
Town share of monthly County sales tax collected for the month of Nov 2010 is $7,276.
Received thank you note from The Roseboom Area Senior Citizens group for the Town’s donation to the club.
Received a thank you note from Kathy Lane-Treasurer for the Museum for the Town’s donation to the museum.

Community Center:
· Revenue for January $0 and Expenses $3,890
· Girl Scouts will be painting the women’s bathroom
· Winter Carnival is being planned
· Opera will be renting space this summer
· Reservations are being made to rent the gym for private events.

Miscellaneous Information:
Two letters of interest have been received for the upcoming vacancy on the Town Board.
The letters received are from Linda Franzese and Jim Falvino
Sample of new signage for the Town’s entrances.
Cherry Valley Library appreciation day tentative for spring of 2011.

Health Center:
Revenue for January $23,414. Expenses $38,303.

Town Facilities:
Tentative for Spring 2011-Stone and Oil Area of Community Center Parking Lot

Community Facilities Corp:
Tentative Joint Meeting for 2011

Town and Village board minutes and info available on the website www.cherryvalleyny.us

Visitor’s Center:
John Sagendorf-Director of the Route 20 Association is the new Cherry Valley Rep.
A public hearing was held for the Villages Comprehensive Plan. The Comprehensive Plan has been accepted.

Town Planning:
George Cade gave an update of the revaluation project. March 7 and March 14 scheduled for informal hearings. All exemptions must be filed by March 1, 2011. Farm exemptions must be filed by April 1, 2011
There will be a meeting with Delta Engineers on February 17, 2011 at the Oneonta County Building. Councilperson Cornwell asked if whoever was going to be present to ask Delta about the Local Law that was promised and paid for exists and can the Town have a copy of the Law.
Land Use document still in its final stages after Nan Stoltenberg’s recommendations have been considered and applied where applicable. Councilperson Barown also mentioned having a Zoning Board of appeals which would be 3 or 5 people. An enforcement officer needs to be in place, some Towns use their Assessors for this purpose or the County Enforcement Officer is also a choice.
Walter Buist spoke with Terry Bliss, Otsego County Planner, regarding the proposed Verizon Tower for Route 20. At a Public Hearing there was a request to move the Tower 100feet to the East. The County is awaiting revised plan for approval. Walter also presented a lengthy overview of the proposed gas drilling issues and conversations he has had with Terry Bliss regarding Laws for Mineral extractions.

Highway Department:
NYS Mined Land Survey and Permit are still in progress.
Still in the process of finding a pickup truck for the Town

Local Law 2011-1 Dog Control Law of the Town of Cherry Valley is voted on: Motion made by Councilperson Cornwell to adopt Local Law 2011-1 Dog Control Law of the Town of Cherry Valley, motion seconded by Councilperson Horvath. Roll Call vote is taken: Supervisor Garretson-yes, Councilperson Barown-yes, Councilperson Johnson-yes, Councilperson Cornwell-yes and Councilperson Horvath-yes. 5 yes 0 no Motion duly carried.

Local Law 2011-1 Dog Control Law of the Town of Cherry Valley can be viewed on the Town Website or in the Town Clerk’s office during regular business hours or by contacting the Town Clerk to schedule an appointment.

Questions and comments were entertained by the public present.
Paul Mendelsohn recognizes the Town taking on the Local Law for Land Use document and appreciates the time and effort being put into the Law. Mr. Mendelsohn also inquires about the possibility of the Town being sued down the road with conjunction to the Gas Drilling Issue.

Andy Minnig inquired about having a legal defense fund set up.

George Cade made the comment that there is gas drilling going on in other areas of the State.

Motion made by Councilperson Barown to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Supervisor Garretson meeting adjourned at 8:30PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Beth Flint
Town Clerk