October 18, 2010
The meeting of the Cherry Valley Village Board opened at 6:58 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, Shawn Clapper, Maureen Clapper, Jaden Clapper, Stacey Michael, Carolyn Lewis, Tim Horvath, Justin Thalheimer, and Dennis McLaughlin.
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 $139,749.26
Water Fund 23,237.59
Total Fund $162,986.85
Trust & Agency Fund 30,321.75
Fund Savings Account
Water System Repair Reserve $ 2,285.22
Cemetery Capital Reserve 12,957.20
Unemployment Insurance Reserve 4,861.47
Equipment Reserve 3,094.08
Capital Water Debt Service Reserve 39,434.05
Parks & Recreation Reserve 4,868.00
Sidewalk Repair/Replacement 732.32
Unpaid Sept. 1, 2010 $15,287.49
Paid in Sept. 1,485.78
Unpaid 10/1/10 $13,801.71
Unpaid Sept. 1, 2010 $10,716.35
Paid in Sept. 3,168.46
Unpaid 10/1/10 $ 7,547.89
STUDENT – PARTICIPATION IN GOVERNMENT
Student, Jaden Clapper attended the meeting as part of a project for her Social Studies class. Miss Clapper was very interested and took several notes.
LEGION – VETERAN’S DAY 5K RUN/WALK
Justin Thalheimer attended the meeting to ask for the village’s support of the Veteran’s Weekend 5K Run/Walk that the Whiteman-Hull-Snyder Post 1360 Legion is sponsoring. Mayor Stiles and Trustees gave them their blessing. The flags will be put out on that day in honor of the veterans. The event will be held on November 13, 2010, beginning at 1 pm.
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN – Planning Board
Tim Horvath, Planning Board Chairman said the draft Comprehensive Plan will be wrapped up at their next meeting of October 25th, for the board’s review for the November meeting. The public hearing will most likely take place at the December meeting.
29 MAIN STREET - RESTORE NEW YORK PROJECT
Stacey Michael read a letter from the Campbell’s stating that they agreed that the building must be demolished. They thanked all of those involved for their help.
Carolyn Lewis said she would check to see if the county money that was allocated for this building may be used to demolish it. This funding is in the form of a loan. Board members agreed to support the building being demolished and further agreed that the village will not spend any money or time on this building or project.
Mayor Stiles thanked Carolyn, Stacey and others for their time and work they have put into this project.
Jane Sapinsky notified the Clerk that she is unable to attend tonight’s meeting, though will attend in November.
Dave Hajczewski reported everything going well with his department. The area on Wall Street by the Bell residence has been completed, to keep the street water out of their driveway. Lancaster Street sidewalks and curbing have been completed. The equipment is in good working order. The roof on the Department of Public Works building will be done next week.
Mr. Hajczewski will look for another lab. to test the water for the village, due to the passing of Mr. Whitbeck. The Clerk sent a letter of condolence to Mrs. Whitbeck.
28 ELM STREET
The home on 28 Elm Street is in the process of being sold. The Clerk is to notify the new owner, realtor and county code office that the fences are to come down and the trees pruned before winter, due to the hazard they pose.
As there are no vacant positions for the Village of Cherry Valley, it was upon motion of Trustee Flint, seconded by Trustee Harvey, unanimously carried,
RESOLVED there will be no village election for the official year beginning March 2011.
A Discussion was held regarding the lots in the old section of the cemetery. Many are unmarked, the size needed for a burial is now much larger than when the cemetery was mapped, both of these causing problems.
The newer part of the cemetery needs to be remapped, due to various problems also. Mayor Stiles suggested using some sort of decorative, metal marker to have points to measure from.
Further discussion of both of these items will continue at the next meeting.
COMMUNITY SERVICE – STUDENT
Mayor Stiles will write a letter regarding the numerous hours of community service that Abby Brigham has donated to our village.
AUDIT OF CLAIMS
After review by the board, it was upon motion of Trustee Harvey, seconded Trustee Flint, unanimously carried,
Resolved, to make payment on bills and amend the budget as follows:
General Fund Ch #’s 8603 - 8651 $17,242.14
Water Fund “ “ 3,815.79
Total Fund $21,057.93
Trust & Agency Fund Ch #’s 1607 - 1614 $ 2,398.03
From To To
(donations) $1,000.00 A7550.4 $1,000.00 A2770 $1,000.00
It was upon motion of Trustee Flint, seconded by Trustee Harvey, unanimously carried to close the meeting at 8:20 pm.
Dorothy E. Johnson
October 21, 2010
October 18, 2010