December 20, 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, Interim Superintendent David Hajczewski, Dennis Laughlin, Jane Sapinsky, Tim Horvath, and Dan McCamley.


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, and unanimously carried,
RESOLVED, to dispense with the reading of the minutes and approve as written.

Fund Account Balance
Village General Fund $117,291.29
Water Fund 15,580.91
Total Fund $132,872.20
Trust & Agency Fund 29,860.90

Fund Savings Account
Water System Repair Reserve $ 2,285.60
Cemetery Capital Reserve 12,959.38
Unemployment Insurance Reserve 4,862.29
Equipment Reserve 3,094.60
Capital Water Debt Service Reserve 39,440.68
Parks & Recreation Reserve 5,335.84
Sidewalk Repair/Replacement 732.32

Water Bills

Unpaid Nov. 1, 2010 $7,109.14
Paid in Nov. - 268.13
Billed in Nov. + 15.00
Unpaid 12/1/10 $6,856.01


Mrs. Sapinsky presented bills to date, for window replacement on the village hall totaling $10,170.92. Payment of bills was approved upon motion of Trustee Flint, seconded by Trustee Harvey. Funding for this project is from the New York Power Authority grant.


After review of the draft Comprehensive Plan as revised by the Village Planning Board, it was upon motion of Trustee Harvey, seconded by Trustee Flint, unanimously carried,
RESOLVED, to hold a public hearing on the proposed plan to be held on January 17, 2011, hours 7 pm to 8 pm at the office of the Village Clerk, 2 Genesee Street, Cherry Valley, New York.
The Plan may be viewed by any interested person at the following locations:
Clerk’s Office, 2 Genesee Street
NBT, Main Street
Gates-Cole, Main Street
CV Library (one copy for review only)

CHURCH STREET HOME – Excessive (underground) lawn water

Mr. Horvath asked about piping water from the lawn of 6 Church Street into the street and across to the opposite ditch. Trustee Harvey said he sees no problem with it as the water is already entering the street (through a natural channel). Trustee Flint said that you cannot direct water from private property onto another property or the street. Board members agreed that they would look at the matter in the spring and possibly advise Mr. Horvath of a solution. Mayor Stiles stated that the village will not pay for anything, nor purposely direct water into the street, as there are already problems in this area.

CVCFC – Rent

Dan McCamley came to the meeting to request an increase in rent for the office space the village (and town) rent from the Cherry Valley Community Facilities Corporation. The lease agreement was unclear so Mayor Stiles asked Attorney Laughlin (as he was at the meeting) for advice on the matter. He felt that the increase was not to be at this time, per the contract. Therefore, the increase was denied.


Bowen Stone

The Thomas and Debra Bowen stone has not been re-located to its proper placement, to be done in the spring per Mayor Stiles.

Bardwell Stone

The Bardwell military marker has not yet been raised up. It, too have to wait until spring to be completed.

Tree Removal

Nathan Waterfield, Timberworks Tree and Stone, has given estimates for removal/trimming of certain trees in the cemetery. After review of the estimates, it was decided that Mr. Hajczewski will speak with him further to do what is best for the trees/village.


Quonset Roof

The roof on the Quonset has been partially completed, to be finished in the spring. The ceiling and walls can now be done.


After review and discussion it was upon motion of Trustee Flint, seconded by Trustee Harvey, unanimously carried,
RESOLVED, to renew insurance with CDPHP with a different medical plan # HMO – HA29S11.


After reviewing the proposed policy, it was upon motion of Trustee Flint, seconded by Trustee Harvey, unanimously carried,
RESOLVED, to accept the policy as presented by Michael Hutcherson of the SEFCU Insurance Agency.


Montgomery Street

Several residents complained about the water running onto Montgomery Street and causing a possible hazard. The edge of the street was originally suppose to have a swail to keep the water off of the middle of the street, but the paving company’s machine was apparently too large to create this. DPW employees have since put in a temporary fix, which will have to do until warm weather.

Plowing Streets

Two residents complained that the Village DPW should not be plowing the village streets after the Town of Cherry Valley has plowed them. The employees have been told in the past that if they see areas on village streets that are in need of plowing - scraping slush off, intersections, widening areas, etc. they are to use the plow.


Permission has been given to allow snowmobiles to travel on the land near the tank site, providing they stay well away from the fenced area. The snowmobile club is to provide a certificate of insurance to the village as well.


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

General Fund Ch #’s 8693- 8744 & 8752 $14,647.40
Water Fund “ “ 4,244.19
Total Fund $18,891.59
Trust & Agency Fund Ch #’s 1623 – 1629 $11,675.33

Transfer of Appropriations

From To
A5110.4 $169.20 A3989.4 $169.20


It was upon motion of Trustee Harvey, seconded by Trustee Flint, unanimously carried to close the meeting at 8:55 pm.

Respectfully Submitted,

Dorothy E. Johnson
December 29, 2010