September 2011 Minutes

September 19, 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, Trustee Edward A. Harvey, Village Attorney Dennis B. Laughlin, Clerk-Treasurer Dorothy E. Johnson, Interim Superintendent David R. Hajczewski, and residents George Alverson, Stacey Michael, Pamela and Charles Plymell, Phil & Kathy Moore, David & Bonnie Sheldon, Tony & Gail Miles, Gordon Young, Richard Guernsey, June Barwick, Chuck Matteson, Jeff Massari, and Charles See,


The first item on the agenda was the approval of the minutes, as sent to all board members in written form. The Clerk read an addition to be added to the minutes under the Public Hearing on the proposed law, as well as the ending time of the hearing, which was 8:05, not 9:05 pm.
It was upon motion of Trustee Flint, seconded by Trustee Harvey, and unanimously carried,
RESOLVED, to dispense with the reading of the minutes and approve as amended.


Checking Account 9/1/11 Balance
General $134,325.36
Water 37,299.32
Total Fund $171,624.36
Trust & Agency $ -11.54

Savings Accounts 9/1/11 Balance
Water System Repair Reserve $ 2,286.82
Cemetery Capital Reserve 11,126.02
Unemployment Insurance Reserve 4,864.85
Equipment Reserve 3,096.21
Water Debt Service Reserve 34,460.28
Parks & Recreation Reserve 7,429.88
Sidewalk Repair & Replacement Reserve 732.75

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


Several residents attended the meeting in regards to the recent flooding of their properties. Mrs. Sheldon spoke on behalf of most explaining their dilemma, due to the overflowing creek. Mayor Stiles explained that due to the state of disaster, we have until October 1st to remedy problems in the creek and this will be completed within the next two weeks. The Department of Environmental Conservation has granted an emergency permit, expiring October 1, 2011, which will allow repair work to streams as a result of the recent flooding. The mayor said his biggest concern is protecting the well head. He thanked Mr. Guernsey for his help with getting easement signed, to enter properties to gain access to the creek. A discussion period followed.
Department of Public Works employees will be attending a meeting with FEMA officials later in the week in regards to reimbursement to the village for storm related expenses.


Mrs. Plymell and Mr. Rasin complained about the large number of cats on Montgomery Street. Mayor Stiles said that cats do not fall under the Agriculture and Market’s Law, but will have the clerk check with the state to look into the problem. He stressed not to feed the cats, as they will not leave if they are being fed.


Stacey Michael read a report /alternative local law, as prepared by the committee and planning board. Board members agreed that the matter will be further discussed, a decision to be made at the next meeting.

WATER LINE REPAIR – G. Alverson/Glimmerglass Opera & Harvey

Mr. Alverson agreed to sign a revised agreement to allow the village
access to a portion of his property for the purpose of repairing and /or
re-laying of water pipe and conduit line, as Mrs. Alverson did not sign the
previous agreement as expected.


National Grid will be removing the anchor wire from the dead tree in front of the Field, Montgomery Street property and placing a new pole. They said that they will possibly re-locate the pole, which is in the middle of the intersection, in the future.


Mayor Stiles again commended Dave Hajczewski and Mathias VanDerwerker on their work with the Department of Public Works.

CEMETERY – Outside Resident Charges

Mr. Frank Flint presented a claim to the board. After review by the board and no discussion,
It was upon motion of Trustee Flint, seconded by Trustee Harvey, unanimously carried to pay the refund of $100.00 to Mr. Flint.


The inventory for the office has been completed and submitted.


A newsletter including Fall notices will be delivered throughout the village:
Hydrants to be flushed on Oct. 11 & 12.
Leaf Pickup to begin early October
No All Night Parking
Trick or Treating – October 31


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

General Fund Ch #’s9136 – 9195 $ 21,543.53
Water Fund “ “ 5,166.35
Total Fund $26,709.88
Trust & Agency Fund Ch #’s 1677 – 1681 $ 429.00


It was upon motion of Trustee Harvey, seconded by Trustee Flint, unanimously carried to close the meeting at 9:10 pm, at which time the board went into Executive Session to discuss potential litigation matters.

Respectfully Submitted,

Dorothy E. Johnson
September 28, 2011