April 2010 minutes

April 19, 2010

The meeting of the Cherry Valley Village Board opened at 7:00 p.m. with Mayor Jeffrey S. Stiles presiding. In attendance were Trustee Kevin J. Flint, Trustee Edward A. Harvey, Clerk-Treasurer Dorothy Johnson, DPW maintenance worker David R. Hajczewski and Planning Board members Tim Horvath and Dennis Laughlin.


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 Harvey, seconded by Trustee Flint, unanimously carried,
RESOLVED, to dispense with the reading of the minutes and approve as written.


Fund Checking Account Balance
Village General Fund $101,987.46
Water Fund 16,408.60
Total Fund $118,396.10
Trust & Agency Fund -0-

Fund Savings Account
Water System Repair Reserve $ 1,265.66
Cemetery Capital Reserve 12,747.53
Unemployment Insurance Reserve 6,948.70
Equipment Reserve 2,880.34
Capital Water Debt Service Reserve 39,404.41
Parks & Recreation Reserve 4,864.34
Sidewalk Repair/Replacement 531.83

Unpaid Water

Unpaid 3/1/10 $16,976.67
Paid in Mar. 3,874.47
Unpaid 4/1/10 $13,102.20

It was upon motion of Trustee Flint, seconded by Trustee Harvey, unanimously carried to accept the Treasurer’s report as read.


Comprehensive Plan/Sewer System

Tim Horvath presented a revised draft comprehensive plan for board members to review, make changes, add to or whatever they feel is needed. He explained that the additions are based on resident surveys. One thing in particular residents would like, according to Mr. Horvath, is a village wide sewer system. He offered someone to apply for a grant for a system. Mayor Stiles explained that even with grant money there is no way the village could finance and maintain a system without “bankrupting” the village. (The village met earlier in the year with a representative from Lamont Engineer’s regarding the above.) Trustee Flint added that there is no grant money to get. Mr. Horvath suggested talking with the town board to see their thoughts on the town being involved. As there are other minor issues that village officials wish to discuss with the town board, it was decided to ask their members to attend the next regular meeting of the village board on May 17, 2010.

Outdoor Furnace Ordinance

Dennis Laughlin said he will be finishing up the draft outdoor furnace law, for further review by the board.

Board members thanked the planning board for their time and help. Mr. Horvath said if there is anything they want to delegate to them, to let the planning board know.

There was a concern that with Mr. Horvath serving on the town board that there may be a conflict with him being on the village planning board. Attorney Laughlin said he doesn’t feel there is a conflict.


Dave Hajczewski, Interim Foreman of the Department of Public Works, gave an update on equipment as well as the work they have been doing. He said he will be flushing hydrants on May 18th and 19th and asked to have the Clerk publicize it. Also, he asked to have the people bundle their leaves and to make sure their brush is put out so it can be easily handled – no longer than 8 to 10 feet long.

The Fire Department will be washing the streets on May 11th, as part of their drill. The Clerk will also have this put in the newspaper and notices around town.

Trustee Flint stated that their may again be a problem with the oil that was used on Maple Lane and Maiden Lane as it appears to have a lot of loose stone. It will be checked out better and if no problem is found, the DPW will go ahead and sweep the street. If it is determined that their is a problem with bad oil again, the company will be notified to come back to repair the streets.

Parking Lines – Trustee Flint said the state is willing to provide materials to paint parking spaces on Main and Alden Street. It approved by board members to do this.

CEMETERY – Lot Sold, Deed signed to:

Irwin and Audrey Dawson
2 Grave lot
Section B2, lot 96 b & 100 a.


After review by the board, it was upon motion of Trustee Harvey, seconded Trustee Flint, unanimously carried,
Resolved, to make payment on bills and transfer appropriations as follows:

General Fund Ch #’s 8294 - 8340 $19,563.29
Water Fund “ “ 5,219.68
Total Fund $24,782.97
Trust & Agency Fund Ch #’s 1550-1561 $ 2,452.37

Transfer of Appropriations

From To

A1990.4 $85.40 A1450.4 $85.40


It was upon motion of Trustee Flint, seconded by Trustee Harvey, unanimously carried to close the meeting at 8:40 pm.

Respectfully Submitted,

Dorothy E. Johnson
May 6, 2010