February 21, 2011

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, Clerk-Treasurer Dorothy Johnson, Interim Superintendent David Hajczewski and planning board member, Dennis Laughlin.


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

Fund Account Balance
Village General Fund $ 92,660.57
Water Fund 40,628.75
Total Fund $133,289.32
Trust & Agency Fund 15,948.56

Fund Savings Account
Water System Repair Reserve $ 2,285.88
Cemetery Capital Reserve 12,960.92
Unemployment Insurance Reserve 4,862.87
Equipment Reserve 3,094.96
Capital Water Debt Service Reserve 39,445.38
Parks & Recreation Reserve 5,336.48
Sidewalk Repair/Replacement 732.49

Water Bills

Billed January 1st $51,217.25
Paid in Jan. 31,919.10
Adjusted 145.00
Unpaid 2/1/11 $19,153.15

HOME RENOVATIONS - Keith Shue, Maple Avenue

Mr. Shue attended the meeting to discuss renovations he plans to do to his home on Maple Avenue. He provided the board with sketches of the planned second floor balcony. Though there are no village regulations in effect at this time, the board asked planning board member Dennis Laughlin to give his opinion. All agreed that Mr. Shue’s plans are consistent to the home and the neighborhood.


The Village of Cherry Valley, the Friends of Alden Park/ Community Center, and the Cherry Valley Fire Department will be hosting a Winter Carnival during the weekend of March 11 and 12, 2011. Various activities are planned beginning with an alumni basketball game on Friday evening.
On Saturday morning a pancake breakfast will be held at the firehouse followed by family events at the Community Center. Games, crafts, food, live entertainment, a chili contest, and a bake sale are some of the planned events as well as an adult dodge ball game and evening dance.
The Village will put the notice in the Pennysavers as well as apply for temporary food permits.

DPW - Water

A discussion was held regarding the loss of water, comparing metered to water actually pumped. Several reasons were noted. Department of Public Works employees have been repairing outside readers as well as replacing meters to get more accurate readings. As most of the trailers have outside, underground meters that do not work properly, it was upon motion of Trustee Flint, seconded by Mayor Stiles, unanimously carried,
All residences must have a meter installed inside their residence . Meters will be provided by the village to home owners, to be installed by the homeowner and at his expense. This policy will be in effect beginning June 1, 2011. Anyone not installing a meter will be subject to additional charges.

Snow Removal

A discussion was held as to whether or not the state reimburses the village for snow removal on state highways, as they do the town. It is possible that they only reimburse if we had signed a contract with them. Trustee Flint will check with the state and Mayor Stiles will speak with the town superivisor.


WalMart has again donated $250.00 to the Village’s youth, on behalf of Maureen Clapper. Thank you to WalMart and to Maureen for all of your hours given to us as well as the donation of money.


Before the soccer season begins, those who have in the past allowed their dogs to roam freely and/or leave deposits on the ground while the children are using the grounds, will be notified that their dogs are no longer welcome in the park. Complaints have been received and the people have been told previously.

HISTORIAN –Memorial Stone

Village Historian Gary Thompson notified the Clerk that he has a Memorial stone that was originally placed in the park in honor of Franz Tines and Clarence “Butch” Baldwin, two local servicemen who were killed in the Vietnam conflict. He would like to re-dedicate this memorial, possibly during the Memorial Day 2011 Weekend. Board members agreed, though would like to discuss the matter more fully with Mr. Thompson. Mr. Thompson also asked for more of the veteran grave markers as he has found more unmarked veteran graves. It was agreed that the village will purchase more of these. He also said he has been categorizing the soldiers and will eventually give the file cards to the clerk to keep in the Village Office.


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

General Fund Ch #’s 8785 - 8841 $6,191.81
Water Fund “ “ 489.57
Total Fund $6,681.38
Trust & Agency Fund Ch #’s 1637 – 1647 $1,166.40


It was upon motion of Trustee Flint, seconded by Mayor Stiles, unanimously carried to close the meeting at 8:15 pm.

Respectfully Submitted,

Dorothy E. Johnson
March 3, 2011