December 2011 Minutes

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


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


Checking Account 12/1/11 Balance
General $101,529.90
Water 10,683.65
Total Fund $112,213.55
Trust & Agency $ 426.50

Savings Accounts 12/1/11 Balance
Water System Repair Reserve $ 2,287.22
Cemetery Capital Reserve 11,127.96
Unemployment Insurance Reserve 4,865.70
Equipment Reserve 3,096.75
Water Debt Service Reserve 34,466.29
Parks & Recreation Reserve 7,751.22
Sidewalk Repair & Replacement Reserve 732.88

Unpaid Water
Unpaid 11/1/11 $5,863.33
Paid in Nov. 270.00
Unpaid 12/1/11 $5,593.33

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


Paperwork is complete and submitted to the Federal Emergency Management Agency for losses to the building and contents on Alden Field incurred during the severe storms and flooding.


Mr. Hajczewski reported on the Department of Public Works. He mentioned that he would like to redo the side rails on the bridge that leads to the well house.


A letter of resignation from the Village Planning Board was received from Tim Horvath as he has moved out of the area. A thank you will be sent to Mr. Horvath for the fantastic job he did for the village as Planning Board Chairman.
No one has shown interest in being appointed to the Planning Board. Those remaining are Dennis Laughlin and Blake Hayes, as well as Dorothy Reighberg part time.


Restitution has still not been received from Matthew Rackmyer or the insurance company of Rosemary Evans for damages to village property which occurred from a motor vehicle accident in June 2010. The Clerk wrote a letter to Town Justice Michelle Wickwire inquiring about the matter. Attorney Laughlin will now contact the court regarding the money owed to the village.


A complaint was received about the tree branch canopy along Elm Street in the Village and was reviewed by the Village Board. The Village does not have any local ordinances dealing with tree branch canopies over village streets. It has been determined by the Village Board that the tree branch canopy over Elm Street does not impede vehicle traffic or village/town truck traffic. No action is planned.


Lot Sold and Deed signed to:

Steven & Melinda Supp
Two (2) Grave Lot
Section b@, Lot 69 d & e.


The Town of Cherry Valley Board will be invited to the next village meeting to discuss matters of mutual interest.


Fire Hydrants will be re-painted in the spring, a community service.


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 9286 - 9329 $23,860.92
Water Fund “ “ 4,426.93
Total Fund $28,287.85
Trust & Agency Fund Ch #’s 1689 - 1691 $ 1,912.99
Including deductions – Social Security, Medicare, Federal, Retirement

Budget Amendment
From To To
Insurance Recovery - A7111.4 $2,675.00 A2770 $4,089.75
Flooding - Alden Field A5110.1 541.75
A5110.4 873.00
Total $4,089.75

Transfer of Appropriations
To From
A1355.44 $ 150.07 A1430.1 $ 150.07
A9010.8 2,466.00 A1990.4 2,466.00
F9010.8 500.00 F1990.4 500.00


It was upon motion of Trustee Harvey, seconded by Trustee Flint, unanimously carried to close the meeting at 8:10 pm.

Respectfully Submitted,

Dorothy E. Johnson
December 21, 2011