DRAFT ONLY TB MEETING DECEMBER09, 2021

DRAFT ONLY TB MEETING DECEMBER09, 2021

 

The regular meeting of the Town Board of Cherry Valley was held on Thursday December 09, 2021 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

Jim Johnson-Councilperson P

Ed VanDerwerker-Councilperson P

Mark Cornwell-Councilperson P

Holly Waterfield-P

Highway Superintendent Marty Field-P

Mary Beth Flint-Town Clerk-P

 

Reading of last month’s minutes will be dispensed of and minutes accepted as presented and or corrected.    

 

Presentation of invoices and payments:

HEALTH CENTER FUND

113 US Postal Service $1,385.10pd

114 Constellation Newenergy Inc $136.93pd

115 National Grid $143.13pd

116 Spectrotel $277.32pd

117 RL Parsons Inc $341.42pd

118 Ricoh USA Inc $72.87pd

119 American Wholesalers $104.70pd

120 Bassett Healthcare $36,581.80pd

121 Public Goods Pool $363.00pd

122 Ricoh USA Inc $17.80pd

123 Quill Corporation $808.24

Voided check 1719

 

GENERAL FUND

202 Bruce Hall Corp$2,238.24pd

203 Hummels Office Plus $42.16pd

204 Spectrum Enterprise $74.95pd

205 Cintas Corporation #121 $286.84pd

206 Spectrum Enterprise $89.95pd

207 The Daily Star $69.54pd

208 Constellation Newenergy Inc $183.35pd

209 National Grid $240.84pd

210 Spectrotel $369.86pd

211 Kassandra Cade-Laymon $24.88pd

212 Excellus BC/BS $525.32pd

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213 Charlie Gaughan $200.00pd

214 Hummels Office Plus $38.36pd

215 On Time Waste $72.00pd

216 United Healthcare $17.18pd

217 US Postal Service $354.95pd

218 State Comptroller $5,914.00pd

Voided check 8537

 

Highway Vouchers:

Item 1 None

Item 3 (426-435)

Item 4 (156-157)

 

Councilperson Waterfield made a motion to accept the invoices and payments as presented, Councilperson Johnson seconded the motion.  The invoices and payments have been presented and accepted.   All in favor 5 yes 0 no

 

Presentation of Invoices and Payments:

  • Budget reviewed as well as NBT Account balances.

 

Misc. information to the Town Clerk:

  • Otsego County Treasurers check for Sales Tax for the month of OCT $7,266.07
  • Otsego County Treasurers check for Mortgage Tax for 3 months $8,302.04
  • U.S. Specialty Insurance Co check from Wells Fargo $3,980.00 for lightening strike to the Health Center this past summer
  • Will need to swear in reelected candidates at January meeting.
  • Scott Moxham from On Time Waste is retiring.

 

Community Center Alden Field and Park:

  • Gym area will reopen on December 15, 2021
  • Biddy Basketball will resume with Games in January, February and first part of March
  • Rentals starting to come in for 2022

 

Misc. Updates:

  • With the recent fire that took place on Chestnut Street County Route 34A the Fire Marshal from Binghamton came out to investigate and immediately condemned the property.  National Grid was contacted and cut the wires and pulled the meters.  A week later the wires are hooked up and the meters are back in.  Supervisor Garretson is delegating Councilperson Waterfield and Councilperson Cornwell to find out why the electricity was reconnected after the Fire Marshal condemned the property.  Start with County Codes and DEC.

 

Village:

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Town Planning Board:

  • Planning Board had their joint meeting with the Village Planning Board
  • Fran McGrath attended the meeting and Lorraine Bosma is drafting the procedures and guidelines for the next Planning Board meeting on Tuesday, December 21.

 

Highway Department:

  • Highway Superintendent Field reported in order to have the speed limit reduced on County Highway 54 there needs to be a resolution from the Town Board and then a state study needs to be done.
  • Resident on the corner of Ray Mower Road is inquiring about the speed zone on this road.  Speed limit signs need to be posted.
  • Truck is still on schedule to be delivered the second week in January 2022.
  • Currently there are two candidates for the upcoming vacant position on the Town Highway.

 

Federal/State/County:

  • Supervisor Garretson gave an update on the American Rescue Plan Act.  Supervisor Garretson contacted the State for guidance.  State sent a document outlining how the money should be used to finance for non-budget expenditures.  These monies are not prohibited from being used for reoccurring expenditures. Which means the Town’ annual money for the library, the museum and etc.  This money can be used for the recent repairs to the Community Center Gymnasium ceiling.

 

Supervisor Garretson spoke to Bill Waznuski of the Route 20 Scenic Byway to have the Pomeroy signs put up to direct tourists to the Cherry Valley cut off. 

 

Public Questions, Comments and concerns…………..2 minute limit per request

 

Theri Jo Climenhaga, Superintendent of the Cherry Valley Springfield Central School, is inquiring about the Biddy Basketball program and will there be a mask mandate put in place for the coaches, players and spectators.  She inquires because other school Superintendents have called to ask the question because their biddy basketball players use the school facility and they are required to wear masks in the public school.  Because the Community Center is not a public school what will be the policy of the Community Center?  Supervisor Garretson stated currently there isn’t a mandate in place and can be left up to the parents and coaches to police how they want to proceed.  Councilperson Waterfield in favor of being consistent with the surrounding area schools who are mandating mask wearing for a safe environment.  Their Jo is sharing the major concerns of the surrounding schools.  Mary Beth Flint, Community Center board member and scheduler will contact the Board of directors for the gym to discuss how to move forward with mask wearing.

 

Their Jo Climenhaga also gave an update on the school is moving forward with a School based health center.

 

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Motion made by Councilperson VanDerwerker to adjourn the meeting 2nd by Councilperson Cornwell.

 

There being no further business meeting adjourned at 7:54PM.

 

Next Town Board meeting will be Thursday, JANUARY 13, 2022 7:30PM

 

 Mary Beth Flint-Town Clerk

Town Board minutes were recorded.

 

                                                                                                                       

 

 

 

 

 

 

DRAFT ONLY TB MEETING NOVEMBER 11, 2021

Motion made by Councilperson Cornwell to open the Public Hearing for 2022 Budget for the Town of Cherry Valley Second by Councilperson VanDerwerker  3-YES 0-NO

 

Public hearing open at 6:50PM on NOVEMBER 11, 2021

 

No comment from the public present

 

Motion to close the Pulic Hearing made by Councilperson VanDerwerker second by Councilperson Cornwell.  3-yes 0-no 

 

Public hearing closed at 7:00PM

 

DRAFT ONLY TB MEETING NOVEMBER 11, 2021

 

The regular meeting of the Town Board of Cherry Valley was held on Thursday November 11, 2021 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

Jim Johnson-Councilperson Excused

Ed VanDerwerker-Councilperson P

Mark Cornwell-Councilperson P

Holly Waterfield- Excused

Highway Superintendent Marty Field-P

Mary Beth Flint-Town Clerk-P

 

Reading of last month’s minutes will be dispensed of and minutes accepted as presented and or corrected.    

 

Presentation of invoices and payments:

HEALTH CENTER FUND

100 Public Goods Pool $27.00pd

101 Excellus BC/BS $110.24pd

102 Quill Corporation $182.26pd

103 Ricoh USA Inc $19.62pd

104 US Postal Service $669.50pd

105 Spectrotel $294.26pd

106 Ricoh USA Inc $72.87pd

107 Excellus BC/BS $86.76pd

108 RBS Inc $900.00pd

109 Constellation Newenergy Inc $135.78pd

110 National Grid $146.74pd

111 Bassett Healthcare $38,828.89pd

112 Empire BC/BS $33.02pd

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113 Quill Corporation $79.98pd

114 Ricoh USA Inc $17.80pd

Voided check 1727

 

GENERAL FUND

182 Tri-County Communications Inc $275.00pd

183 Bruce Hall Corp $650.91pd

184 The Daily Star $53.74pd

185 Spectrotel $368.36pd

186 Sheraton Niagara Falls $514.67pd

187 On Time Waste $68.00pd

188 Spectrum Enterprise $89.95pd

189 Hummel’s Office Plus $209.30pd

190 Cintas Corporation #121 $286.84pd

191 National Grid $232.79pd

192 Constellation Newenergy Inc $167.69pd

193 Spectrum Enterprise $74.95pd

194 Route 20 Association of NYS $1,000.00pd

195 Conway Bishop $79.20pd

196 Excellus BC/BS $525.32pd

197 United Healthcare $31.71pd

198 State Comptroller $7,558.00pd

199 Hummel’s Office Plus $78.22pd

200 Hummel’s Office Plus $300.11pd

201 ACCO Brands Direct $29.63pd

 

Highway Vouchers:

Item 1 (188-189)

Item 3 (410-425)

Item 4 (152-155)

 

Councilperson Cornwell made a motion to accept the invoices and payments as presented, Councilperson VanDerwerker seconded the motion.  The invoices and payments have been presented and accepted.   All in favor 3 yes 0 no

 

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 SEP check from the County $10,260.09

 

Community Center Alden Field and Park:

  • Gym area remains closed for ceiling repairs.
  • Legion is having their Run/Walk event this weekend. Using conference room
  • Gym should be ready for the Biddy Basketball season

School Superintendent spoke with Superintendent Garretson regarding the policy for DRAFT ONLY TB MEETING NOVEMBER 11, 2021

 

  • mask wearing during Biddy basketball and there will be no policy requiring mask wearing during biddy basketball.

 

Village:

 

Town Planning Board

  • Lorraine Bosma, Chair, is in attendance at tonight’s meeting and reports there is consideration in combining the two Planning Boards for the Town and the Village. Comprehensive Plan for the Village is being worked on and the Town’s Comprehensive Plan for the Town needs reviewing a well.
  • There will be a special Planning Board meeting on Tuesday November 23, 2021 at 7:00PM in the conference room at the Community Center.  This meeting is intended for discussion regarding combining the two boards.

 

 

Highway Department:

  • Request from a neighbor living on the road to the school requesting a reduction in the speed limit since the road has been redone.
  • Storage for the new tractor is complete.
  • New truck should be in here January.
  • The truck that is at auction is currently at $3,500.
  • Still waiting to hear from Nathan Waterfield regarding tree removal.

 

Resolution 2021-6 American Rescue Plan Acts Fund policy and procedures

Motion to accept Resolution 2021-6 is made by Councilperson Cornwell and second by Councilperson VanDerwerker  Roll Call vote Supervisor Garretson-yes Councilperson Cornwell-yes Councilperson VanDerwerker-yes  3-yes 0-no.  Resolution 2021-6 is duly carried.

 

Resolution 2021-7 2022 Budger for the Town of Cherry Valley

Motion to accept Resolution 2021-7 is made by Councilperson VanDerwerker and second by Councilperson Cornwell  Roll Call vote Supervisor Garretson-yes Councilperson Cornwell-yes Councilperson VanDerwerker-yes  3-yes 0-no.  Resolution 2021-7 is duly carried.

 

Public Questions, Comments and concerns…………..2 minute limit per request

Andy Minnig inquired about how much money is the Town getting from the American Rescue Plan Act?  Supervisor Garretson stated it will be approximately $38,000 this year and $38,000 next year.  This money has limitations as to where it can be applied.

 

The money is sent from the State to the County and then it is disbursed accordingly to each Townshp.

 

DRAFT ONLY TB MEETING NOVEMBER 11, 2021

 

Phil Durkin extending a thank you on behalf of the Route 20 association and congratulations to recent elected officials.

 

Motion made by Councilperson Cornwell to adjourn the meeting 2nd by Councilperson VanDerwerker

 

There being no further business meeting adjourned at 7:34PM.

 

Next Town Board meeting will be Thursday, DECEMBER 09, 2021 at 7:30PM

 

 Mary Beth Flint-Town Clerk

Town Board minutes were recorded.