Wednesday, March 17, 2021


DRAFT ONLY TB MEETING MARCH 11, 2021 The regular meeting of the Town Board of Cherry Valley was held on Thursday March 11, 2021 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 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 13 RL Parsons Inc $485.55pd 14 RICOH USA $72.87pd 15 Quill Corporation $192.54pd 16 National Grid $172.67pd 17 Spectrotel $316.05pd 18 Public Goods Pool $22.00pd 19 Constellation Newenergy Inc $107.88pd 20 Quill Corporation $633.12pd 21 Bassett Healthcare $38,332.10pd 22 Ricoh USA Inc $19.77pd 23 Public Goods Pool $608.00pd Voided check 1626 Voided check 1633 GENERAL FUND 39 RL Parsons Inc $2,329.84pd 40 State Comptroller $9,137.00pd 41 Spectrum Enterprise $79.95pd 42 National Grid $378.12pd 43 Constellation Newenergy Inc $230.46pd 44Cintas Corporation #121 $251.96pd 45 Spectrotel $368.96pd 46 Spectrum Enterprise $74.95pd 47 On Time Waste $50.00pd 48 Otsego Co Hwy Superintendent Association $100.00pd 49 Excellus BC/CS $391.06pd 50 Shelterpoint Life Ins Company $589.80pd 51 Gates Cole Associates $29,548.69pd 52 Jeff Stiles Contractor $2,134.58pd 53 ABM Fire Equipment Inc $48.00pd 54 State Comptroller $2,266.00pd 55 United Healthcare $17.65pd 56 Hummel’s Office Plus $105.93pd 57 RH Crown Co Inc $373.19pd 58 ABM Fire Equipment Inc $84.00pd Highway Vouchers: Item 3 (329-338) Item 4 (137-140) Councilperson Vanderwerker made a motion to accept the invoices and payments as presented, Councilperson Cornwell 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: • Sales Tax for the month of JAN check from the County $3,375.45 • Sales Tax for the month of JAN check from the County $2,253.27 Community Center Alden Field and Park: • Gym remains closed until the ceiling and roof can be inspected. Community Facilities Corp/Old School • May is the unofficial date for decision on resident applications. Town Planning Board: • Lorraine Bosma, chairperson is in attendance tonight. She reports on the Public Hearing for the communication tower being extended and small generator on the ground project on Rendering Works Road. There was no public in attendance for the public hearing. The site plan presented was well put together and the Planning Board had 30 days to ask additional question. However, with that said the Company presenting the project does not need the permission of the PB to move forward with the project. Lorraine stated as projects come forward such as Solar projects etc, the Town Board should have some control or Home Rule regulations. These projects can present to the Town Planning Board as a courtesy but they do not need permission from the Town Planning Board. The State can supersede any Home Rule regulations. Lorraine also requested the Town Board hire a person who can take a look at the proposed Solar Law and Town Comprehension plan and update the plan. The Town Planning Board had several sessions with the County Planning Board and they reviewed the site plan law and were very comfortable with how the site plan law is written. • Councilperson Cornwell will make contact with some professional people he knows for guidance in how to move forward with the proposed Solar Law. • Lorraine also would like to talk about the issue of a Town Code Enforcer. The County Code Enforcer will not enforce local Town Code Laws. Lorraine would like the Town Board to take this into consideration for future projects. Village: • Town and Village Board Minutes and info- • Parking lot that was deeded to the Village with the stipulation the Town has first refusal to buy back. The Village is selling .24 acres for $3,000.00. There was a discussion held by the Board regarding this issue. Highway Department: • Superintendent Field reports the new employee started and is doing well. • Doing some cold patching and getting ready for spring. • The tractor broom is in very bad shape. Motion is made by Councilperson Waterfield to allow the Superintendent of Highways Martin Field to research purchasing a new mower with attachments. 2nd by Councilperson Vanderwerker. All in favor 5yes 0No • Superintendent Garretson states we have more trucks than we have drivers. He would like the old international truck and take to the Spring auction. Councilperson Cornwell inquired about eligible expenses to submit for the American Rescue Plan. Councilperson Waterfield stated the funding will come from the County. Public Questions, Comments and concerns…………..2 minute limit per request Phil Durkin gave an update on the Foxes Den motocross situation on East Hill. Lorraine is under the impression the Town Attorney sent a letter to the Foxes Den individuals. Lorraine has not had a response to her 2 emails to the Town Attorney. If such a letter exits the Town Supervisor Garretson would have been CC or a copy of such letter would have been sent to him and he has not received anything from the Town Attorney. Lorraine wants to clarify, even though the Land Use Law addresses noise nuisances this still does not preclude the land owner from proceeding with a motocross track on their land or any additional land purchased. Motion to adjourn- Councilperson Cornwell Seconded-Councilperson Waterfield There being no further business meeting adjourned at 8:04PM. Next Town Board meeting is April 08, 2021 AT 7:00PM Respectfully submitted, Mary Beth Flint-Town Clerk- Town Board minutes were recorded.

No comments:


  DRAFT ONLY TB MEETING SEPTEMBER 14, 2023   The regular meeting of the Town Board of Cherry Valley was held on Thursday September...