TB meeting October 11, 2012

TB meeting October 11, 2012

The regular meeting of the Town Board of Cherry Valley was held on Thursday, October 11, 2012 with meeting called to order at 7:00PM 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         
Ed VanDerwerker                   Highway Superintendent      P
Tracy Laughlin                                       Councilperson       P
Mary Beth Flint                                          Town Clerk       P

 Reading of last months minutes will be dispensed of and minutes accepted as presented.  Any corrections can be made to the Town Clerk.

Presentation of invoices and payments:
000 Voided Check #9319
000 Voided Check #9333
345 Department of the Treasury $833.75pd
346 M Wheelock Disposal $44.40pd
347 RBS Inc. $250.00pd
348 Time Warner Cable Business $69.95pd
349 Verizon Wireless $102.52pd
350 Cornerstone Telephone Co. $404.86pd
351 Cherry Valley Hardware $87.29pd
352 Richoh USA Inc. $87.00pd
353 The Daily Star $53.10pd
354 Tri-County Communications Inc. $179.10pd
355 Tavis Austin $240.00pd
356 Cintas Corporation #121 $305.10pd
357 State Comptroller $1,695.00pd
358 Bassett Healthcare $26,920.85pd
359 National Grid $1,099.35pd
360 Excellus BC/BS $140.20pd
361 Time Warner Cable Business $74.95pd
362 NBT Bank $1,500.00pd
363 Gates Cole Associates $500.00pd
364 Cherry Valley Historical Associates $250.00pd
365 Cherry Valley Chamber of Commerce $840.00pd
366 Swish Kenco LTD $38.98pd
367 Public Goods Pool $439.00pd
368 Medical Arts Press $312.00pd
369 Richoh USA Inc. $37.50pd
370 DCH Enterprises $965.70pd
371 Hummel’s Office Plus $151.35pd
372 Hughesnet $64.99pd
373 Thompson Electric and Plumbing $3,500.00pd
374 NYS Unemployment $280.13pd
375 CDPHP Universal Benefits $658.74pd
376 Medical Arts Press $69.00pd
377 Paraco Gas $69.00pd
378 M Wheelock Disposal $4.50pd
379 Time Warner Cable Business $69.95pd
380 RBS Inc. $250.00pd

Highway Vouchers:
Item 1 (35-38)
Item 3 (134-142)

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.

Presentation of Invoices and Payments:

  • Budget reviewed as well as NBT Account balances.
Miscellaneous Information presented to the Town Clerk by Supervisor Garretson is as follows:

  • Town share of monthly County sales tax collected for the month of July 2012 is $6,598.29
  • NYS Dept. of Taxation and Finance, Division of Homeland Security $28,629.38
  • Copy of letter sent by Supervisor Garretson for check reimbursement to all the monetary contributors to the Visitor Center.
  • Letter received from Lynn Marsh and Doug Delong addressing Town Rule with regards to land use
Community Center/Alden Fields and Park: 

  • Dinner and Dance coming up in November.  Supervisor Garretson stated revenue is up from last year at this time and expenses were down.  Expenses were down as a result of the mild winter we had.
  • There is a new stove in the kitchen.
  • In regards to the construction of the pitched roof over the boardroom area, construction projects need to be bid if they will exceed $35,000 limit. 
Miscellaneous Information:

  • Seasonal to Limited Use Roads Procedure update.  Lynn Green, Town Attorney, will address this at a future meeting.
Health Center:

  • Bassett Healthcare Medical Record upgrade is happening at the Health Center.  Chris Barown from RBS is involved with the EPIC medical record networking process and Jeff Stiles will be involved with the electrical part of it.  Bassett has grant money for this transition and RBS will bill Bassett directly for the work.
  • Councilperson Cornwell asks who owns the system once it is installed?  Chris stated that Bassett would be taking care of the EPIC system in terms of software updates, etc.  Chris stated technically the Health Center will be getting higher reimbursements from insurance due to electronic filing.

  • Town and Village board minutes online @ cherryvalleyny.us
Town Planning:

  • Councilperson Barown gave an update to the Comprehensive Plan and he does not see any major changes that need to be made.  He does have some questions regarding the last 2000 Census in terms of numbers and should these numbers be changed to reference the 2010 Census?  Things like unemployment rates and average incomes etc.  The other recommendation Chris is going to make to the Town Board is there are sections in the Comprehensive Plan like forestry and water quality to name a couple, each one of these sections has recommendations to move the Town in the direction that the Comprehensive Plan is suggesting.  Councilperson Barown’s suggestion is to form a committee to go through these recommendations and to see which ones we are doing, which ones we aren’t doing and which ones we should be doing.  Councilperson Barown will have a written report for next meeting with his suggestions.

  • New truck has been ordered through Beam Mack & Henderson.  The truck should arrive roughly around March 2013.

  • Beth Rosenthal gave a brief update on County Business. For more information regarding County Business can be found on the Otsego County web site.
  • The last FEMA check has been received.
Resolution 2012-4 Justice Court Assistance Grant Application.  Michele Wickwire, Justice, has applied for another grant to complete some more work needed up at the Courtroom that has not been completed yet.  Motion to adopt Resolution 2012-4 made by Councilperson Barown second by Councilperson Johnson.  Roll call vote is taken: Supervisor Garretson-yes, Councilperson Johnson-yes, Councilperson Barown-yes, Councilperson Cornwell-yes Councilperson Laughlin-yes 5-yes 0-no. Duly carried.

Supervisor Garretson distributed the Preliminary/Tentative Budget for 2013 for the Town Board to review.  Motion to adopt the Preliminary Budget 2013 made by Councilperson Johnson and second by Councilperson Laughlin.

 Questions or comments from the public present:
June Barwick inquired how to view the minutes before the Town Board? 

June Barwick and Margaret Lunzman addressed the Board regarding the Visitor Center project in terms of other

 Motion to adjourn- Councilperson Barown Seconded by Councilperson Cornwell
There being no further business meeting adjourned at 7:59pm.
 Respectfully submitted,
Mary Beth Flint, Town Clerk
Town Board minutes were recorded.




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