The regular meeting of the Town Board of Cherry Valley was held on Thursday, December 11, 2014 with meeting called to order at 7:04PM by Supervisor Garretson.

Pledge to the Flag was said

Roll call of Officers was taken:
Tom Garretson-Supervisor P
Jim Johnson-Councilperson Excused
Chris Barown-Councilperson P
Mark Cornwell-Councilperson P
Ed VanDerwerker-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 10699
000 Voided Check 10700
319 Hummel’s Office Plus $563.31pd
320 Time Warner Cable Business $79.95pd
321 Ricoh USA Inc $87.00pd
322 Rory’s Food Store $179.69pd
323 United Healthcare $38.35pd
324 Verizon Wireless $152.30pd
325 Cherry Valley Hardware $18.18pd
326 RBS Inc. $250.00pd
327 The Daily Star $88.81pd
328 State Comptroller $1,7400pd
329 Cintas Corporation #121 $420.76pd
330 Cornerstone Telephone Co. $420.76pd
331 Hummel’s Office Plus $69.80pd
332 Gates Cole Associates $668.00pd
333 Casella Waste Services $45.95pd
334 Time Warner Cable Business $74.95pd
335 Medical Arts Press $272.97pd
336 Edward VanDerWerker $3.29pd
337 M and M Lawn mowing & Contracting $2,100.00pd
338 JB Supply $101.16pd
339 Otsego Electric Cooperative Inc $49.99pd
340 Excellus BC/BS $140.20pd
341 National Grid $947.00pd
342 William T Ryan Associates $382.32pd
343 Michelle Wickwire $87.28pd
344 Bassett Healthcare $33,518.13pd
345 CDPHP Universal Benefits $824.95pd

Highway Vouchers:
Item 3 (167-175)
Item 4 (21-24)

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 3 yes 0 no. Motion carried.

Presentation of Invoices and Payments:
• Budget reviewed as well as NBT Account balances.

Misc. information to the Town Clerk:
• Sales tax for the month of Oct $5,691.00
• Mortgage Tax for Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug and Sep $3,138.58
• Otsego County Treasurer of Otsego County Dog Money Distribution Surplus $19.13
• Supervisor Garretson received an e mail from Helene Russell regarding dog waste from Montgomery ST to Church ST

Community Center/Alden Fields and Park:
• Biddy Basketball has started
• Work detail done last Tuesday-carpet and walls cleaned in the conference room. Under the bleachers cleaned and new score board installed. Work performed by Community Center Board members; Helen Stiles, Don Brigham, Mary Beth Flint, Raymond Freer as well as volunteers from the biddy basketball program, BJ Whiteman, Emma Whiteman, Michael Freer, Matthew Freer, and our Building maintenance person-Jeff Stiles. Community volunteers, Scott Flint, Kevin Flint, Mayor and Janet Brigham.
• Councilperson has been in contact with Jeff Stiles regarding replacing the lights in the Gym with more energy efficient lights.

Misc. Updates:
• Councilperson Barown has been asked to sit on the Food Pantry Board to see this service continue for people in the surrounding area.
• Received the audit report from the State Comptroller. SCO recognized the Town is financially stressed. Suggested raising taxes. Supervisor Garretson as well as Councilperson Barown spoke with Dan Crowell regarding the audit and he to suggested raising taxes. Supervisor Garretson duly noted the suggestion. Councilperson Cornwell pointed out the same State government is asking us to stay under the 2% tax cap and then they give us unfunded mandates such as raising the contribution to the NYS retirement and then audit us and tell us we are fiscally stressed.
• Dorothy Johnson the Town Tax Collector states she needs an updated computer to do the Town Taxes.

Health Center:
• Supervisor Garretson met with the new part time employee hired, Danielle Easton. She likes her new position.
• Health Center end of the year report is on file in the Town Clerk’s office.

• Town and Village board minutes online @ cherryvalleyny.us

• Ed VanDerWerker isn’t sure he is part of the Association of Towns. Supervisor Garretson states he is. The Town pays the dues yearly.

Question and comments by the public present:

Motion to adjourn-Councilperson Barown Seconded by Councilperson Cornwell. There being no further business meeting adjourned at 7:25pm.

Respectfully submitted,
Mary Beth Flint, Town Clerk
Town Board minutes were recorded.

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