TB meeting October 13, 2011

The regular meeting of the Town Board of Cherry Valley was held on Thursday, October 13, 2011 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
Tim Horvath Councilperson P
Chris Barown Councilperson P
Ed VanDerWerker Highway Superintendent P
Mary Beth Flint Town Clerk P

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

Bills for the month of October 2011 are presented:
358 Tri-County Communications Inc. $179.10pd
359 Cherry Valley Hardware $12.15pd
360 Rury’s Food Store $176.93pd
361 Verizon Wireless $107.93pd
362 DCH Enterprises $1,008.15pd
363 Cintas Corp. #121 $272.60pd
364 State Comptroller $3,920.00pd
365 Cornerstone Telephone Company $385.42pd
366 Ikon Financial Services $196.91pd
367 JB Supply $77.90pd
368 William T. Ryan Associates $1,125.38pd
369 Chelsea Zembower $75.00pd
370 Calendars $22.49pd
371 Bassett Healthcare $34,970.70pd
372 Ikon Office Supply $69.00pd
373 Medical Arts Press $466.12pd
374 Time Warner Cable Business $74.95pd
375 MVP Health Care, Inc. $699.35pd
376 Excellus BC/BS $140.20pd
377 Hughesnet $64.99pd
378 Paraco Gas $76.75pd
379 Public Goods Pool $658.00pd
380 Hummel’s Office Plus $36.99pd
381 RBS Inc. $130.00pd
382 National Grid $323.29pd

Highway Vouchers:
Item 1 (31-39)
Item 3 (141-150)
Item 4 (16)

Councilperson Cornwell 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 5 yes 0 no. Motion carried.

Information presented to the Town Clerk by Supervisor Garretson is as follows:
• Budget reviewed as well as NBT Account balances.
• Town share of monthly County sales tax collected for the month of July 2011 is $5,912.86
• NYS Department of Taxation and Finance general purpose state aid AIM Payment $5012.00

Community Center/Alden Fields and Park:
• Men’s Basketball will be starting every Wednesday evening from 7-9PM
• The girls scouts will be utilizing the conference room for meetings
• Senior Citizens Exercise Class is every Monday and Wednesday from 10AM-11AM
• WIC (Woman Infant and Children) program runs every third Thursday from 9:30-2:30
• Reservations continue to come in.

• Town and Village board minutes online @ cherryvalleyny.us

Visitor’s Center:
• Regrouping

Town Planning:
• Tentatively budget $3,000 to retain Tavis Austin Consulting Service.

Highway Department:
• Delta Road Use Agreement-Councilperson Cornwell deferred to Lynn Green to discuss SEQR process. Mr. Green stated it is unnecessary to do SEQR process. At this point there is no need to push through a Road Use Law.
• Highway files and equipment will be relocated from the Town Court area.
• FEMA-3341-EM Tropical Storm Irene-Designation and Assistance update. Highway Superintendent Ed VandDewerker stated FEMA will be coming for a site visit in the near future. The time line for receiving funding from FEMA can take weeks.
• A motion was made by Councilperson Barown to give permission to trade the 87 Mac truck to Town of Middlefield for 8 new truck tires. Seconded by Councilperson Horvath. Motion carried.

Town of Cherry Valley 2012 Preliminary Budget presented. There will be two public hearings scheduled before next Town Board meeting in November. Public hearing number one will be for a proposed local law to override 2 % tax levy. Public hearing number two will be for the 2012 Preliminary Budget.

Question and comments from the public present:


Motion made by Councilperson Johnson to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Councilperson Barown meeting adjourned at 7:55PM.

Respectfully submitted,
Mary Beth Flint, Town Clerk