DRAFT ONLY TB MEETING JANUARY 13, 2022

 

Before Town Board meeting is called to order, all currently elected officials took their Oaths of Office.

 

DRAFT ONLY TB MEETING JANUARY 13, 2022

 

The regular meeting of the Town Board of Cherry Valley was held on Thursday January 13, 2022 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

1 Millers Cleaning Service $290.00pd

2 RICOH USA $72.87pd

3 National Grid $166.54pd

4 Bassett Healthcare $60,113.98pd

5 Constellation Newenergy Inc $159.29pd

6 Ricoh USA $17.80pd

7 Publics Good Pool $295.00pd

8 Quill Corporation $1,248.03pd

Voided check 1740

Voided check 1741

Voided check 1742

 

GENERAL FUND

1  Timberworks Tree Service $675.00pd

2  On Time Waste $140.00pd

3  RL Parsons Inc $2,008.07pd

4  Gates Cole Associates $590.00pd

5  Bruce Hall Corp $3,615.89pd

6  Spectrum Enterprise $74.95pd

7  Tri-County Communications Inc $179.10pd

8  National Grid $341.73pd

9  Jimmy Thompson $29.99pd

10 Cintas Corporation #121 $385.98pd

11 Spectrum Enterprise $89.95pd

12 Thompson Electric and Plumbing $290.83pd

13 Constellation Newenergy Inc $293.17pd

14 Hummel’s Office Plus $153.59pd

15 Excellus BC/BS $522.02pd

16 Jon Ackerman $144.00pd

17 United Healthcare $17.65pd

18 State Comptroller $3,129.00pd

 

Highway Vouchers:

Item 1 None

Item 3 (436-446)

Item 4 (158-159)

 

Councilperson VanDerwerker 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 NOV $6,793.60
  • February Town Board meeting needs to be moved to Thursday, February 17

 

Community Center Alden Field and Park:

  • Biddy Basketball games and practices have been going well.
  • Supervisor Garretson has opted to close the Community Center for the next 2 weeks as COVID cases have increased at the school.  The Cherry Valley Springfield Central School is closing for the next 2 weeks to quarantine to help reduce the positive COVID cases.

 

Village:

 

Town Planning Board:

  • Lorraine Bosma gave an update on the proposed joint planning board for the Town and the Village.  She has a draft of the Local Law for the potential joint planning board.  Lorraine has forwarded the draft onto Will Green, Attorney for the Town and Hyde Clark, Attorney for the Village for their review.

 

Highway Department:

  • HS Field gave an update on the stand by generator, the generator is 18 months out and the price has tripled.  The generator purchase has been tabled for now.
  • HS Field stated it is 18-24 months away from getting a plow truck.  Prices are not available due to the weight times.
  • Motion to allow the Highway Superintendent to look into the purchase of a new plow truck.  Motion made by Councilperson Cornwell and 2nd by Councilperson Waterfield.
  • HS Field has had some inquiries about the available position. 
  • Freightliner still in Albany waiting to be fixed and waiting on parts.

 

Resolution 2022-1 Annual examination of Town Justice records/dockets.  Motion to accept the Town Justices records/dockets as presented is made by Councilperson Cornwell and 2nd by Councilperson VanDerwerker.  Roll Call vote is taken:  Supervisor Garretson-yes, Councilperson Johnson-yes, Councilperson VanDerwerker-yes, Councilperson Cornwell-yes and Councilperson Waterfiled-yes  5 yes 0 No  Duly carried.

 

Resolution 2022-2 Request of speed reduction on County Highway 54 Motion to accept the request for speed reduction for County Highway 54 is made by Councilperson Cornwell and 2nd by Councilperson Johnson.  Roll Call vote is taken:  Supervisor Garretson-yes, Councilperson Johnson-yes, Councilperson VanDerwerker-yes, Councilperson Cornwell-yes and Councilperson Waterfiled-yes  5 yes 0 No  Duly carried.

 

Resolution 2022-3 Presentation of the annual organization meeting. 

 

Annual Organizational Meeting of the Cherry Valley Town Board

 

January 2022

 

 

 

The Cherry Valley Town Board Meetings will be held on the 2nd Thursday of the month and will be called to order at 7 pm.

 

If the Town Board is unable to meet on the 2nd Thursday of the month, they will meet on the 3rd Thursday of the month.

 

Town Board members will begin review of the invoices and payments no later then 6:30 pm on the night of the town board meeting.

 

96 hours prior notice will be allowed to the Supervisor for consideration of a topic or presentation to appear on the monthly Town Board meeting agenda.

 

The Rules of Procedure for the monthly Town Board meeting are as follows:

 

Call to Order

Pledge to the Flag – (all are requested to stand)

Roll Call of Officers

 

  1. Minutes of the last Monthly Meeting - on file with the Town Clerk
  2. Presentation of Monthly Invoices and Payments
  3. Monthly Budget Review and NBT Account Balance Review
  4. Misc. Information to the Town Clerk
  5. Community Center / Alden Fields and Park
  6. Misc. Information and Updates
  7. Health Center
  8. Town Facilities
  9. Community Facilities Corp / Old School
  10. Village
  11. Town Planning
  12. Highway Department
  13. Federal / State / County

 

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

 

Adjourn

 

Contact information for the Town Supervisor is as follows:

 

Tom Garretson - Supervisor - Town of Cherry Valley

356 Mill Road - Cherry Valley - NY - 13320

cvsupervisorgarretson@yahoo.com 

 

Home Office and Evening Phone: 607-264-9045….. (8pm to 10pm is best)

 

The Town Supervisor will serve as the Town Budget Officer.

 

The Budget Officer is authorized to pay employees, insurance, utility, communication and any other due invoices prior to the review and approval of the town board.

 

The Budget Officer will provide all paid invoices with attached check stubs for monthly town board audit review and approval.

 

The Budget Officer will provide proof of any voided, damaged or destroyed check.

 

The adopted 2022 budget for the town                     $2,018,836

The adopted 2022 tax levy for the town                    $1,077,186

 

Included in the adopted 2022 Town Budget, are the following budgets:

 

The Cherry Valley Health Center Budget                   $590,000

The Cherry Valley Fire Department Budget               $95,055

The Cherry Valley Community Center Budget           $24,400

  

The Town Clerk will stamp all Resolutions, Local Laws, and Payment Acceptance Agreements with the Official Town of Cherry Valley Stamp.

 

One copy of each stamped document will be provided to the Town Supervisor.

 

Appointed and elected paid positions that are vacant will be advertised in the official town newspaper with a request of letters of interest sent to:

 

Thomas Garretson - Town Supervisor - 356 Mill Road - Cherry Valley – 13320

 

                       

The following positions have been appointed, reappointed and /or reemployed for 2022

 

Town Health Officer                           Alletta Horth                            $200               

Registrar of Vital Statistics                 Mary Beth Flint

Deputy Town Clerk                             Kevin Flint

Youth Program Coordinator               Amy Garretson

Deputy Supervisor                              Amy Garretson

Swim Program Director                      Deb Whiteman                       $800

Town Attorney                                    Will Green                               $6,500

Town Assessor                                   Kassandra Cade - Laymon    $9,400

Dog Control Officer                            Jarid Johnson                         $3,500

Town Historian                                    Susan Miller                            $370

Town Tax Collector                             Mary Beth Flint                        $2,600

Community Center Director                Mary Beth Flint                        $4,200

Community Center Custodian            Kevin Flint                               $4,200

Health Center Office Manager           Susan Schaffer                      $38,480

Court Clerk                                         Nicole Vanderwerker              $3,200

Town Highway Employees                 per hour                                   $19.50

Town Highway Overtime                    per hour                                   $27.75

Part Time Employees                         per hour                                   $15.00

Swim Instructors                                 per day                                    $35.00

           

The following are elected paid positions for 2022     

 

Town Supervisor / Budget Officer      Tom Garretson                        $13,000          

Town Clerk                                         Mary Beth Flint                        $11,000

Town Councilperson                           Jim Johnson                            $3,000

Town Councilperson                          Mark Cornwell                         $3,000

Town Councilperson                           Ed Vanderwerker                    $3,000

Town Councilperson                          Holly Waterfield                      $3,000

Town Superintendent of Highway      Martin Field                             $48,000          

Town Justice                                       Fredy Herr                               $11,000

Town Justice                                       Chris Barown                          $11,000

 

 

The following institutions and organizations will receive monetary contributions in 2022

 

           

 

Cherry Valley Emergency Squad                                                       $300

Cherry Valley American Legion                                                          $560

Cherry Valley Library                                                                          $10,200

Cherry Valley Museum                                                                       $10,200

Cherry Valley Firemen’s Auxiliary                                                      $150

Cherry Valley Fish and Game Club                                                    $300

Cherry Valley Fire Department – Company No. 1                             $300   

Cherry Valley Facilities Corporation – Town Clerk Office Rent        $3,600

Cherry Valley Artworks                                                                       $2,050

                                                                                   

Salt and Sand Shed / Recyclables Transfer Station land lease        $2,800

 

The Official Town Newspaper will be The Daily Star.

 

The Official Town Bank will be the Cherry Valley branch of NBT

 

Town business travel reimbursement will be $0.60 per mile

 

A Petty Cash fund in the amount of $200 is granted to the Town Clerk.

 

A Petty Cash fund in the amount of $200 is granted to the Superintendent of Highways

 

The Superintendent of Highways is authorized to purchase equipment and replacement parts prior to the review and approval of the town board, not to exceed $5,000

 

The Superintendent of Highways will provide the Supervisor with overtime hours per highway employee no later then 4pm on Wednesday of the payroll week.

 

The Town Supervisor will provide the Community Center Director with an annual budget and provide monthly updates of revenue and expense.

 

The Cherry Valley Community Center Director will be responsible for organizing and conducting an annual meeting with all parties involved with the use and maintenance of the Community Center and Alden Fields.

 

The Town Supervisor will serve as Chairman of the Cherry Valley Health Center Board.

 

The Town Supervisor will provide the Cherry Valley Health Center Board with an annual budget and provide monthly updates of revenue and expense.

 

 

The Board of Assessment Review will consist of the following paid individuals

 

Brian Haig                                                                   $250

Louis Guido                                                                 $250

Edward Harvey                                                           $250

 

 

The Town Planning Board will consist of the following non paid individuals

                       

                                                           

Lorraine Bosma - Chairperson          

Tracy Donovan – Deputy Chairperson          

Lisa Hershey              

Karen Walker - Secretary      

Ellen LaSalle                                      

                       

 

The 2022 fringe benefit package for full time town employees is as follows

 

2 weeks vacation for 1 to 10 years of service

3 weeks vacation for 10 to 20 years of service

4 weeks vacation for 20 or more years of service

 

12 holidays - can be used on a floating basis – no carry over

5 personal days - can be used as needed - no carry over

10 sick days - can be used for sickness only - maximum carry over of 180 days

 

Town paid medical, dental and vision insurance coverage is available to full time employees – town paid medical, dental and vision insurance is not available to employees that chose the op-out program. (details below)

 

An op-out insurance program is available to full time employees - proof of other health insurance coverage is required – the annual op-out payment is based on the single package contract rate premium for the year. The op-out payment for 2022 is $11,390

 

Cintas work clothes provided daily to the highway department employees

 

Disability payment to full time employees is $510 / wk

 

Death benefit - payable to the estate of the full time employee is $100,000

 

 

Motion to accept the annual organization meeting as presented is made by Councilperson Johnson and 2nd by Councilperson VanDerwerker.  Roll Call vote is taken:  Supervisor Garretson-yes, Councilperson Johnson-yes, Councilperson VanDerwerker-yes, Councilperson Cornwell-yes and Councilperson Waterfiled-yes  5 yes 0 No  Duly carried.

 

 

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

 

Andy Minnig inquired about the planning board member with the combination of the Village and Town planning boards.

 

 

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

 

There being no further business meeting adjourned at 7:46PM.

 

Next Town Board meeting will be Thursday, February 17, 2022 7:30PM

 

 Mary Beth Flint-Town Clerk

Town Board minutes were recorded.

 

                                                                                                                       

 

 

 

 

 

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