TB Meeting May 11, 2011

TB Meeting May 11, 2011

The regular meeting of the Town Board of Cherry Valley was held on Thursday, May 11, 2011 with meeting called to order at 7:10PM by Supervisor Garretson. 

Pledge to the Flag was said.

Roll call of Officers was taken:

Tom Garretson                                Supervisor                                                P
Mark Cornwell                                Councilperson                                          Excused
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 April 2011meeting were read.  Supervisor Garretson approved the minutes as corrected.

Bills for the month of May are presented:
182 Rury’s Food Store                                                     $241.59pd
183 RBS Inc.                                                                    $250.00pd
184 Time Warner Cable Business                                   $69.95pd
185 Verizon Wireless                                                      $104.84pd
186 Cherry Valley Hardware                                           $55.47pd
187 Haggerty Hardware                                                  $16.99pd
188 The Daily Star                                                          $90.70pd
189 Nan Stolzenburg                                                       $3,947.92pd
190 RL Parsons Inc.                                                        $3,545.02pd
191 State Comptroller                                                     $1,440.00pd
192 William T. Ryan Associates                                    $497.76pd
193 Ikon Office Supply                                                  $43,76pd
194 Maureen Kuhn                                                         $193.73pd
195 Cornerstone Telephone Company                           $399.73pd
196 Medical Arts Press                                                  $194.27pd
197 DCH Enterprises                                                     $995.55pd
198 Susan Schaffer                                                        $100.00pd
199 Ikon Financial Services                                           $196.91pd
200 Cintas Corporation #121                                        $273.59pd
201 County of Otsego                                                    $12.90pd
202 MVP Health Care Inc.                                            $699.35pd
203 RBS Inc.                                                                  $302.37pd
204 Public Goods Pool                                                  $718.00pd
205 Edward VanDerWerker                                          $70.12pd
206 Time Warner Cable Business                                 $74.95pd
207 National Grid                                                          $1,494.60pd
208 Excellus BC/BS                                                      $140.20PD
209 Bassett Healthcare                                                  $23,162.81pd
210 US Postal Service                                                   $1,494.60pd
211 Paraco Gas                                                              $883.76pd
212 Hughesnet                                                               $64.99pd
213 Dorothy Johnson                                                     $61.00pd
214 Hummel’s Office Plus                                            $9.49pd

Highway Vouchers:
Item 1                   (4-10)
Item 3                     (70-85)
Item 4                   (11-12)

Councilperson Johnson made a motion to accept the invoices and payments as read Councilperson Barown seconded the motion.  The invoices and payments have been presented and accepted.  All in favor 4 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 February 2011is $6,405.73
  • Thank you note from the Cherry Valley Memorial Library Board
  • Budget review conducted by the Board
  • NBT Account Balance reviewed by the Board
  • Memorandum from the County Office Building Planning Department entitled Recycling Attendants
Community Center/Alden Field and Park:
·        Nothing new to report.

 Miscellaneous Information:
  • Cherry Valley Library appreciation dinner September 17, 2011
Town Planning:
  • George Cade reports Village residents got a reduction in their assessments after the State review.
  • Still no word from Delta Engineers regarding the Road Use Law
  • Minutes presented by Supervisor Garretson for the Special Meeting of the Cherry Valley Town Board on April 21, 2011 taken by Councilperson Cornwell in the absence of the Town Clerk Flint.  Motion to accept the minutes as presented is made by Councilperson Barown seconded by Councilperson Horvath.
Highway Department:
·        Ed will contact Delta Engineers to ask where they want to put the traffic counters.

 Resolution 2011-4 Environmental Assessment Form-Negative Declaration
Proposed Action:  Environmental Assessment Form-Negative Declaration
WHEREAS:  The Cherry Valley Town Board has carefully reviewed the Environmental Assessment form.  The Comprehensive Plan has been reviewed by the Town Board and we are fully familiar with the Plan as well as the proposed Town of Cherry Valley Land Use Law, and
WHEREAS:  Various maps of the Town were presented for the Comprehensive Plan and these were reviewed in relation to EAF, and
WHEREAS: The proposed Land Use Law incorporates protection of the current uses of the land in the Town and allows growth in a manner consistent with the historic and scenic nature of the community.  The community continues to be primarily agricultural; the proposed Local law encourages continuation of agricultural pursuits, and
WHEREAS: Growth of the Town along the nature currently existing appears it is not authorized but is encouraged by the proposed Local Law, therefore
IT IS RESOLVED:  That the Town Board determines that there are no impacts that would negatively effect the environment of the Town of Cherry Valley in the proposed Local Law, and
BE IT FURTHER RESOVED:  That the Town Board has determined that a negative declaration is
appropriate, and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED:  To authorize the Town Supervisor to sign the Full Environmental Assessment Form indicating same and see to the appropriate filing and publishing.
 Councilperson Chris Barown made a motion to adopt Resolution 2011-4 Environmental Assessment Form-Negative Declaration, Seconded by Councilperson Horvath.  Roll call vote is taken: Supervisor Garretson-yes, Councilperson Barown-yes, Councilperson Horvath-yes, Councilperson Johnson-yes, and Councilperson Cornwell-excused. 4 yes 0 no.

Councilperson Barown made a motion to send a copy of the Land Use Law, Referral Sheet, Negative Declaration, Environmental Assessment Form and any other necessary documents required to the County Planning Board, Councilperson Horvath seconded the motion.  Motion carried.

Tavis Austin presented information pertaining to a Circuit Rider Planner for little or no cost for a Town Planner for the Town of Cherry Valley.  Mr. Austin would be interested in being employed as a liaison between the County and the Town.  Grant writing can also be offered.  Mr. Austin would also be able to find answers and legal advice from the Association of Towns. 

 Mr. Green, Town Attorney, strongly suggests the Town consider hiring such and individual.  He feels this would be an invaluable service to the Planning Board, who will be administering the Land Use Document.

 Public questions, comments and concerns:
Paul Mendelsohn thanked the Board for all their hard work and he likes what the OCCA & Tavis are offering.

 There being no further business a motion is made by Councilperson Barown to adjourn the meeting seconded by Councilperson Horvath.  Meeting adjourned at 8:20PM

Respectfully submitted,
Mary Beth Flint
Town Clerk




TB Meeting April 14, 2011

TB meeting April 14, 2011

The regular meeting of the Town Board of Cherry Valley was held on Thursday, April 14, 2011 with meeting called to order at 7:05PM 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 March 2011 meeting were read.  Supervisor Garretson approved the minutes as corrected.

Bills for the month of April 2011 are presented:
138 Bassett Healthcare                                                         $23,683.51pd
139 Highmark Medicare Services                                        $576.00pd
140 Cherry Valley Hardware                                               $75.69pd
141 Washington County Real Property                               $674.40pd
142 RBS Inc                                                                         $250.00pd
143 Time Warner Cable Business                                       $139.90pd
144 Hummel’s Office Plus                                                  $229.97pd
145 Ikon Office Supply                                                       $87.52pd
146 Verizon Wireless                                                          $100.99pd
147 Medical Arts Press                                                       $50.99pd
148 Cornerstone Telephone Co.                                         $384.42pd
149 DCH Enterprises                                                          $796.50pd
150 Swish Kenco Ltd                                                         $50.60pd
151 Cintas Corporation #121                                             $219.07pd
152 State Comptroller                                                        $3,875.00pd
153 RL Parsons Inc                                                            $3,486.97pd
154 First Rehab Life                                                          $176.40pd
155 Jaird Johnson                                                               $109.65pd
156 The Freeman’s Journal                                                $33.18pd
157 Medical Arts Press                                                      $134.72pd
158 Susan Schaffer                                                            $89.91pd
159 Postmaster                                                                   $188.00pd
160 Ikon Financial Services                                               $196.91pd
161 Edward VanDerWerker                                              $58.00pd
162 Tri-County Communications Inc.                               $179.10pd
163 George Cade                                                               $3,500.00pd
164 Spectra Environmental Group                                    $5,829.39pd
165 Rod’s Welding                                                            $361.66pd
166 National Grid                                                              $1,356.81pd
167 Paraco Gas                                                                  $915.97pd
168 Time Warner Cable Business                                      $74.95pd
169 Medical Arts Press                                                      $210.83pd
170 Public Goods Pool                                                       $621.00pd
171 Hughesnet                                                                   $64.99pd
172 Mary Beth Flint                                                           $110.00pd
173 Mcbee Systems Inc                                                     $341.55pd
174 Otsego Telephone Systems Inc                                   $50.00pd
175 William T. Ryan Associates                                        $384.34pd
176 The Freeman’s Journal                                                $54.46pd
177 Hummel’s Office Plus                                                $144.20pd
178 MVP Health Care Inc.                                                $699.35pd
179 Medical Arts Press                                                     $10.99pd
180 M Wheelock Disposal                                                $41.50pd

Highway Vouchers:
Item 1               (3)
Item 3               (50-69)
Item 4               (8-0)

Councilperson Barown made a motion to accept the invoices and payments as read Councilperson Horvath 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 January 2011 is $3,824.
  • Check from Treasurer of Otsego County $21,110.26-Snow & Ice Oct-Dec 2010
  • Check from Otsego Auto Crushers $1,212.60 for old Town pick up truck.
  • Dog Report from DCO-Jaird Johnson for the months of Dec-2010 to Mar 2011
  • News paper advertisements from The Daily Star and the Cooperstown Crier
  • Letter of interest for the upcoming Town Board vacancy from Tracy A. Donovan
Community Center/Alden Fields and Park: 

  • Revenue for March was $535 and Expenses for March were $3,834.
  • Winter schedule is wrapping up.  The Opera will be renting the Community Center through June and July sporadically.
  • Other rentals continue to be booked
  • Mary Beth stated the Expense and Revenue report for the Community Center as reported each month looks skewed because of the vast difference.  Supervisor Garretson reported the numbers are on target according to the Community Center Budget.  Utilities are bundled to create one check in regards to the Community Center, Health Center and other building maintenance expenses.
Health Center: 

  • Revenue for March $43,503 and Expenses for March was $32,985
Town Facilities:

  • Stone and Oil area of Community Center Parking Lot-tentative.

  • Town and Village board minutes online @ cherryvalleyny.us
Visitor’s Center: 

  • Septic design approved by Otsego County Code Enforcement Office
Town Planning:

  • George Cade reported he is finished with the revaluations and will be meeting with the Board of Review.  Tentative Tax Roll will be printed by May 1, 2011.
  • Lynn Green, Town Attorney, recommended a training session or two with the Board of Review.  The BOR should have some familiarity of how the revaluations process works before grievance day on May 24, 2011
  • Tavis Austin from Otsego County Conservation Program gave an update regarding the Road Agreement with Delta.  Tavis has inquired numerous times for an update from the office of Terry Bliss, County Planning Board, but to no avail.  There is a new Road Use Tab on the County Website.  The Law template is not available from Delta as of this date.
  • Land Use Committee adopted a resolution to forward the Draft Land Use Law along with letters of comment to the Town Board.  Currently Supervisor Garretson is in possession of these items.  Lynn Green, Town Attorney, recommended taking time to review the document thoroughly since the DEC will not be ready until September to move forward.   Haste makes waste.
Highway Department: 

  • Mining permit and survey have been mailed out.
  • Replacement pick up truck has been purchased it is a 1999 Ford F150

  • Jerry Mirello is the new contact with the State for the Snow & Ice removal in the Village, also know as Main Street.
Resolution 2011-3 NYS Disability Insurance Coverage

Proposed Action:  New York State Disability Insurance Benefits Coverage to Full Time Town Employees

 Whereas, The First Rehabilitation Life Insurance company of America is the new provider of the Town’s Disability Insurance coverage to the Town’s full time employees, and

Whereas, By New York State Law the Town is required to adopt a resolution stating that the Town will provide Disability Insurance coverage to the Town’s full time employees, and

Now, therefore be it resolved, The Town of Cherry Valley will provide annual Disability Insurance coverage of the full time employees of the Town of Cherry valley.

Motion made by Councilperson Johnson to adopt Resolution 2011-3 NYS Disability Insurance Coverage, seconded by Councilperson Cornwell.  Roll call vote is taken:  Supervisor Garretson-yes, Councilperson Johnson-yes, Councilperson Barown-yes, Councilperson Cornwell-yes, and Councilperson Horvath-yes.  5-yes 0-no duly carried.

Question and comments from the public present:

Andy Minnig inquired about a timeline for the Draft Land Use Document

Town Attorney Lynn Green stated the Draft Land Use Document will be completed in a timely manner.

 Tavis Austin presented a data sheet as information only to the Town Board as a comment/submission during the Public Comment on future land use law amendments.

 The Town Board will be having a work session on April 21 at 7:00 to review environmental assessment review form.

Motion made by Councilperson Barown to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Councilperson Horvath meeting adjourned at 8:10PM.

Respectfully submitted,

 Mary Beth Flint, Town Clerk