The regular meeting of the Town Board of Cherry Valley was held on Thursday, July 9, 2015 with meeting called to order at 7:03PM by Supervisor Garretson.

Pledge to the Flag was said

Roll call of Officers was taken:
Tom Garretson-Supervisor P
Jim Johnson-Councilperson P
Chris Barown-Councilperson P
Mark Cornwell-Councilperson P
Holly Waterfield-Councilperson P
Ed VanDerwerker-Excused
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:
235 NBT Bank $14,504.00pd
236 Hummel’s Office Plus $298.23pd
237 Carpet Doctor $193.20pd
238 Otsego County Assessors Association $45.00pd
239 Verizon Wireless $154.08pd
240 RBS Inc $250.00pd
241 RICOH USA Inc $87.00pd
242 Bruce Hall Corp $$418.56pd
243 TRI-County Communications Inc $179.20pd
244 The Daily Star $49.80pd
245 CDPHP Universal Benefits $1,276.98pd
246 CINTAS Corp #121 $342.65pd
247 William T Ryan Associates $442.57pd
248 A Rose is a Rose $12.00pd
249 Cornerstone Telephone Company $406.65pd
250 Susan Schaffer $62.13pd
251 Edward VanDerWerker $27.50pd
252 State Comptroller $3,454.00pd
253 Casella Waste Services $48.25pd
254 Time Warner Cable Business $74.95pd
255 National Grid $699.36pd
256 Constellation Newenergy Inc $281.26pd
257 Otsego Electric Cooperative $49.99pd
258 Clarks Sports Center $500.00pd
259 Excellus BC/BS $231.72pd
260 Gates Cole Associates $23.00pd
261 CDPHP Universal Benefits $1,276.98pd
262 Department of the Treasury $8.00pd
263 Russell Johnson $60.00pd
264 Joe Weaver $65.00pd
265 Time Warner Business $79.95pd
266 Kevin Flint Lettering $65.00pd
267 US Postal Service $272.00pd

Highway Vouchers:
Item 1 (9-12)
Item 3 (104-116)
Item 4 (18)

Councilperson Johnson 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.

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 MAY from the County $5573.54
• Treasurer of Otsego County Snow and Ice $63,442.78
• Treasurer of Otsego County Mortgage Tax $6,274.29

Community Center/Alden Fields and Park:
• Food Pantry will be located in the old coaches office
• Freezer was purchased for a recent meat donation to the Food Pantry
• New cabinets in the conference room were paid for by the CVS Alumni Association
• Alumni Banquet coming up
• Blood Drive coming in August

Heath Center:
• Revenue down awaiting Medicaid reimbursement

• Town and Village board minutes online @ cherryvalleyny.us

Resolution 2015-4 CHIPS Revenue Anticipation Note:

WHEREAS, the Town of Cherry Valley is aware that New York State is changing the way Consolidated Local Street and Highway Improvement Program (CHIPS) money is disbursed, and

WHEREAS, New York State Consolidated Local Street and Highway Improvement Program (CHIPS) will only release funds once all invoices are pad and cancelled checks are provided to the State, and

WHEREAS, the Town of Cherry Valley will need to pay invoices in advance of receiving these funds; it is

RESOLVED, that the Supervisor, Thomas Garretson, is hereby authorized to execute a Revenue Anticipation Note, and it is further

RESOLVED, that the Town shall expend $125,000.00 on the Revenue Anticipation Note.

Motion to accept Resolution 2015-4 as presented is made by Councilperson Cornwell and seconded by Councilperson Barown. Roll call vote is taken: Supervisor Garretson-yes, Councilperson Cornwell-yes, Councilperson Barown-yes, Councilperson Johnson-yes and Councilperson Waterfield-yes 5 yes 0 no Resolution 2015-4 is duly carried.

Supervisor Garretson submitted a letter to the Board from the State Comptroller stating the Town is fiscally stressed. Because of the 2% tax cap the Town will continue on this path until such a time taxes need to be raised.

Question and comments by the public present:


Motion to adjourn-Councilperson Johnson Seconded by Councilperson Cornwell. There being no further business meeting adjourned at 7:38pm.

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

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