August 18, 2008
The regular meeting of the Cherry Valley Village Board opened at 7:00 p.m. by Deputy Mayor Jeffrey S. Stiles. In attendance were Trustee Kevin J. Flint, Clerk-Treasurer Dorothy E. Johnson, and Superintendent Kelly J. Wright. When Mayor Brigham arrived, he continued with the meeting.
The first item on the agenda was the approval of the minutes, as sent to all board members in written form.
It was upon motion of Trustee Flint, seconded by Trustee Stiles, unanimously carried,
RESOLVED, to dispense with the reading of the minutes and approve as written.
Fund Checking Account Balance
Village General Fund $141,182.33
Water Fund 25,795.36
Total Fund $166,977.69
Trust & Agency Fund $ 196.78
Fund Savings Account
Water System Repair Reserve $ 1,256.93
Cemetery Capital Reserve 12,659.58
Unemployment Insurance Reserve 6,900.73
Equipment Reserve 2,860.46
Capital Water Debt Service Reserve 48,078.89
Parks & Recreation Reserve 3,598.00
Sidewalk Repair/Replacement 527.55
Unpaid Taxes Unpaid Water
Billed 6/1/08 $163,936.08 Billed 7/1/08 $44,580.31
Less Cablevision 64.25 Paid in July 24,812.03
Paid in June 129,158.92 Billed in July 25.74
Paid in July 15,059.39 Unpd. 8/1/08 $19,794.02
Unpd. 8/1/08 $ 19,653.52
It was upon motion of Trustee Flint, seconded by Trustee Stiles, unanimously carried to accept the report as read.
MUNICIPAL BUILDING – Artworks/American Legion
The Clerk invited members of Artworks to our meeting in hopes of beginning a plan for the village hall. As the American Legion is now housed in the building, it was decided to invite them to the next meeting of the board.
It was decided to try to get a dwarf pine tree at least ten feet tall that will not exceed 15 feet in height at full growth. The Superintendent will prepare the area and get someone to help plant the tree.
QUONSET BUILDING – ADJACENT LAND - Nothing to report.
STATE LINE ITEM
Sidewalk Grant – The Clerk reported the contract has been returned from the state and work can begin any time. She is advertising for bids for the placement of concrete with a broom finish by the yard.
Rebekah Lodge – Waiting for contract to be returned from the state.
Montgomery Street Ditch/Maple Lane/ Maiden Lane/Maple Avenue Area
Superintendent Wright and Trustee Flint will meet to finalize plans for the ditch work.
Trustee Flint reported that the county may not have the time to help us with the shimming of the streets and suggested asking the town for help.
UTILITY POLES -Nothing to report.
COMMUNITY GRANT – WAL*MART - Nothing to report.
No Parking has been painted on the pavement be the entrance to the park. Other signs for the park will be in place this week and all materials are ready for the Clerk’s office sign, according to Trustee Flint.
NY POWER AUTHORITY - $45,000 Grant
No official word from the New York Power Authority has been given to date.
Mayor Brigham reported he is waiting for the revised contract to be returned from the state.
FUEL - OTSEGO COUNTY BID/SUBURBAN PROPANE
Suburban Propane offered to match the price given us through the county bid. It was agreed upon motion of Trustee Stiles, seconded by Trustee Flint, to continue service with Suburban Propane for fuel oil, diesel, and propane as long as it has no affect on the county’s bid.
WATER – Tank Inspection
Superintendent Wright reported the inspection of the water tank showed it is in good condition, showing little signs of wear.
CHANGE OF MEETING DATE
Upon request of the Clerk, it was upon motion of Trustee Stiles, seconded by Trustee Flint, unanimously carried,
RESOLVED to change the October meeting from Monday, October 20th to Tuesday, October 28, 2008.
HALLOWEEN – TRICK OR TREATING
It was decided that Halloween Trick or Treating will be held on Friday, October 31st, hours 5:30 to 7:30 pm.
Trustee Stiles reported the stove in the kitchen is in need of replacement. It was agreed to take money from concessions to purchase a new stove. Also, the village will purchase storm windows and curtains for the windows in the gymnasium.
VANDALISM IN PARK
Mayor Brigham reported a recent act of vandalism in the park. A garbage can was set on fire, near the concession building and propane tank of the gas grill. The matter was reported to the police authorities.
Mayor Brigham presented a letter of resignation to the board to be effective August 31, 2008. The Mayor’s resignation was accepted upon motion of Trustee Flint, seconded by Trustee Stiles, unanimously carried.
DONATION THANK YOU LETTERS
Thank you letters for recent donations have been received from the Roseboom Area Senior Citizens, Sharon Springs Silver & Gold, Cherry Valley Firemen’s Ladies Auxiliary, and a budget report from the Cherry Valley Historical Association.
AUDIT OF CLAIMS
After review by the board, it was upon motion of Trustee Stiles, seconded Trustee Flint, unanimously carried,
Resolved, to make payment on bills and transfer appropriation/budget amendment as follows:
General Fund Ch #’s 7314 – 7353 $13,703.22
Water Fund “ “ 18,587.16
Total Fund $32,290.38
Trust & Agency Fund Ch #’s 1406 - 1409 $ 1,147.56
Transfer of Appropriations/Budget Amendment
General Fund A1640.3 $200.00 Water Fund F8340.4 $200.00
For Cherry Valley Community Facility Corporation Rent
It was upon motion of Trustee Flint, seconded by Trustee Stiles, unanimously carried to close the meeting at 8:10 pm.
Dorothy E. Johnson
August 20, 2008
August 18, 2008