Village Board Minutes - October 15, 2007

October 15, 2007

The regular meeting of the Cherry Valley Village Board opened at 7:00 p.m. with Mayor K. Don Brigham presiding. In the absence of the Clerk, the Mayor took notes. In attendance were Trustee Jeffrey S. Stiles, DPW Superintendent Kelly Wright and resident Kevin Flint.


The first item on the agenda was the approval of the minutes, as sent to all board members in written form. The Clerk had asked to the minutes amended by having one sentence deleted – Pamela and Liz Plymell were not at the September meeting, nor did they say the village owned the land in question on Railroad Avenue; there fore it should not have been placed in the minutes. Also, the Clerk would like to express her apologies to the Plymells.
It was upon motion of Trustee Stiles, seconded by Mayor Brigham, unanimously carried,
RESOLVED, to dispense with the reading of the minutes and approve as written as amended.

No TREASURER’S REPORT due to Clerk Dorothy Johnson being absent for bereavement.

VANDALISM – Alden Field & Old School Gym

Mr. Flint suggested that the Village and Town prosecute the person who vandalized the village park and old school to the fullest extent of the law to make an “example” out of them. Trustee Stiles reported that he had been in contact with Deputy Freer and that they would be processing the arrest through the proper and usual channels. An itemized bill will be sent to the Sherriff’s Department.

PROPOSED Local 1, 2007, Regulating Outdoors Furnaces

As the draft law was incomplete, Attorney Green suggested not passing the proposed law at this time. He had comments that will be forwarded to the planning board.


The ownership of the Railroad Avenue property that Charlie See wants to purchase from the village was again discussed. Tax maps were looked at and it seems that the village does not own the property in question. It was decided to wait for Mr. See to come in with more information supporting his position. The Clerk has also spoken to people who remember the removal of the coal tower shed, which the village owned.


Mayor Brigham has completed the contract with Joann Ryan, NYS Department of State on the village dissolution study. The State has to finalize the contract before the committee will convene.


There was no new discussion on the state of the development of the nature trail.


Superintendent Wright reported that they are picking up leaves on a regular basis and that the vandalized areas have all been repainted and repaired.

CVCFC – Rent/Water Bill

The Clerk wrote to the Facilities Corporation to see if they were agreeable to accept the non-payment of their water bill as payment in full for the rent “owed to them” by the village. Nothing has been heard back. It was decided to give them an additional 30 days to make their decision – while continuing to charge them interest.


It was discussed to meet with the American Legion to discuss the heating and water requirements of the village hall for the pending winter.

CEMETERY Lots Sold & Deeds Signed to:

Charles & Dorothy Sherwood – 2 Grave lot. (Trustee Guido so sign at a later date.


Trick or treating will be held on Wed., October 31st, hours 5:30 to 7:30. The Clerk will post notices.


Mayor Brigham reported that he has been in contact with Senator Seward’s office supporting a grant requesting $36,000 by Isabella VanDewerker and the Rebekah Lodge. It was agreed to roll the outstanding grant money from last year into the total to be used to stabilize the back section of the building.


After review by the board, it was upon motion of Trustee Stiles, seconded Mayor Brigham, unanimously carried,
Resolved, to make payment on bills as follows:

General Fund Ch #’s 6749 - 6878 $4,528.07
Water Fund “ “ 2,138.08
Total Fund $6,666.15
Trust & Agency Fund Ch #’s 1351 – 1357 $2,080.40


It was resolved by Trustee Stiles, approved by Mayor Brigham to adjourn the meeting at 7:27 pm.

Respectfully Submitted
with notes from Mayor Brigham,

Dorothy E. Johnson
October 24, 2007