April 2011 Minutes

April 18, 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 Edward A. Harvey, Trustee Kevin J. Flint, Clerk-Treasurer Dorothy Johnson, Interim Superintendent David Hajczewski, and Village Attorney Dennis B. Laughlin.


Mayor Stiles opened the public hearing on the proposed budget at 7pm, for public comment. Proposed budget is as follows:

General Fund Water Fund
Appropriations $252,328.00 Appropriations $106,000.00
Revenues (inc. reserves) 87,497.00 Revenue 106,000.00
To be raised by taxes $166,373.00 -0-

Tax Base – 9.808,137

Rate: $16.9998 per thousand Rate: $6.75 per thousand gallons
No change No change


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


Checking Account 4/1/11 Balance
General $75,399.25
Water 8,148.43
Total Fund $83,547.68
Trust & Agency - 1,407.96

Unpaid Water
Unpaid 3/3/11 $14,936.18
Paid in March 2,717.13
Unpaid 4/1/11 $12,219.05

Savings Accounts 4/1/11 Balance
Water System Repair Reserve $ 2,286.14
Cemetery Capital Reserve 12,962.39
Unemployment Insurance Reserve 4,863.42
Equipment Reserve 3,095.31
Water Debt Service Reserve 39,449.85
Parks & Recreation Reserve 7,427.70
Sidewalk Repair & Replacement Reserve 732.62


Hydrants Flushed

Mr. Hajczewski reminded the board that he will be flushing hydrants on April 20th and 21st. The Clerk has sent a notice to the Daily Star regarding the above. Mr. Hajczewski said he will be washing some streets as well while doing the hydrants.

Brush Pickup

It was noted that brush will be picked up on an as needed/time permit basis until the end of May, at which time it will go back to Monday pickup. A reminder has been posted that no loose leaves are to be picked up at this time of year – Fall only. Leaves and debris must be contained in pails, wheelbarrows, bags so they can be dumped onto the truck by the Department of Public Works.


The DPW will help Mr. Perry with re-setting some of the tipped stones in the cemetery as well as other maintenance, when time permits.

It was decided to have the roadway sealed before Memorial Day.

The trees in the cemetery have been trimmed of dead limbs.

Montgomery Street Ditch

The ditch on Montgomery Street will be milled to create a channel for the water to flow.

Bank Fence

NBT Bank officials had asked for help with the repair of the fence that surrounds their lawn adjacent to the village parking lot. It has started to break, possibly from the snow that is piled there while clearing the lot. It was looked at but before the village crew did anything to it, bank officials had the fence taken completely down. According to Mr. Hajczewski only part of the fence was previously broken, but the wood appears to be rotten from the weather and there are now more broken sections.
It was decided that as the fence is on private property and further, as it is broken more since a bank employee took the fence down, and as the wood may be rotten due to weather, the village will not take any responsibility for the repair of it.


The DPW have been sweeping the village owned streets. The State will do Main and Alden Street. Trustee Flint said the county will be here to do Genesee Street in one to two weeks.

CHIPS - Sidewalk

It was decided to create a sidewalk from the handicapped parking entrance on Main Street (corner of Main and Alden) to the sidewalk that leads to the handicap entrance of the health center (about 10 feet). This will be completed with CHIPS funds and done when Lancaster Street sidewalks are done.

BUDGET HEARING – Close/Adopt Budget

It was upon motion of Trustee Harvey, seconded by Trustee Flint, unanimously carried,
RESOLVED to close the public hearing on the proposed budget at 8 pm, with no public comment.

It was upon motion of Trustee Flint, seconded by Trustee Harvey, unanimously carried,
RESOLVED, to adopt the budget as proposed.

Materials will be ordered for roofing of the well house, to be repaired when time and weather permit.


Two loads of clay have been ordered for the little league field, the building has been cleaned, backboards need to be painted and put up, and the flag/pole will be repaired in the near future. Trustee Flint and Mayor Stiles will work on signs for the ball fields as well as a score board. One of the items requested by the “Friends of Alden Field” was a score board and they raised more than enough money to fund these items.

After discussion, it was agreed by board members to order 22 hanging baskets, not to exceed the cost of $25.00 each, to be hung before Memorial Day weekend.


The Chamber will be hosting a celebration on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend, April 28th. There will be sidewalk and crafters, live entertainment, as well as food sales.


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 8881 – 8920 $15,691.98
Water Fund “ “ 3,746.47
Total Fund $19,438.45
Trust & Agency Fund Ch #’s 1653 - 1659 $ 1,026.07
Automatic transfer – EFTPS 1,691.75
Total $ 2,717.82

Transfer of Appropriations

To From
A8160.4’ $49.95 A8170.4 $49.95
F8310.4 39.10 F1990.4 39.10


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

Respectfully Submitted,

Dorothy E. Johnson
April 25, 2011

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