Annual Meeting - April 2, 2012

April 2, 2012


Refuse removal bids were opened as follows:

Weaver Sanitation, Fort Plain ……………. (incomplete bid)
On Time Waste Disposal, Sprakers ……… $53,724.00 annual
Cassella Waste, Oneonta ………………… $56,388.00 annual

After discussion, it was upon motion of Trustee Harvey, seconded by Trustee Flint, unanimously carried,
RESOLVED, to accept the lower bid of Scott, Moxham, On Time Waste Disposal, Sprakers. This will be effective on June 1st, with Thursday pickup, so OnTime will begin pick upon June 7th. The other change will be that recyclables will only be picked once per month, on the 3rd Thursday.


Mayor- Jeffrey S. Stiles, elected to 4/13 $ 1,750.00 annual
Trustee- Kevin J. Flint, elected to 4/13 $ 1,500.00 ”
Trustee- Edward A. Harvey, elected to 4/14 $ 1,500.00 “
Deputy Mayor –Kevin J. Flint app. to 4/13 $ 100.00 “
Attorney- Dennis Laughlin – contracted $ 4,000.00 “
Clerk-Treasurer, Record’s Keeper, Tax Collector-
Dorothy E. Johnson – 2 yr. app. to 4/13 (w/benefits, inc. health ins) $13,286.00 “
Registrar of Vital Statistics – D. Johnson, app. to 4/13 $ 125.00 “
Deputy Clerk-Treasurer & Deputy Registrar- Eileen D. Kerzick $10.00 per hr.
Interim Superintendent/Maintenance worker- David Hajczewski, $14.50 per
app. annually w/ benefits, inc. health ins.
Maintenance Worker – Mathias VanDerwerker – w/ health ins & benefits $11.50 per hr.
Part time laborer – Leonard D. Perry $10.00 per hr.
Other Part time laborers – hired as needed $10.00 per hr.
Election Inspectors – Hired at time of need $7.25 per hr.
Public Health Officer-Brenda Davies-Wait app. to 4/15 -0-
Historian – Gary Thompson -0-
Park Maintenance – K. Don Brigham ……………………………………....$100.00 annual


Dennis Laughlin, 7 yr. term to 4/2015
Blake Hayes, 7 yr. term to 4/2013
Howard Young, probationary period to 4/2013
Dorothy Reiberg 7 year term, to 4/2016

A motion was made by Trustee Flint, seconded by Trustee Harvey, unanimously carried,
RESOLVED, to accept the above appointments.


Official Bank – NBT Bank of Norwich, Cherry Valley Branch
Official Newspaper- Daily Star, Oneonta
Official Board Meeting- 3rd Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m.
Authorization for Clerk to pay utilities, health insurance, postage, and small items to run office and equipment as needed, prior to board meeting approval
Interest Rate Charge- 5% first month, with 1% added each month thereafter.
Copies - $ .25 each
Classes/work related meetings
Work related travel - $ .54 per mile
Meals- If not included with class, as per policy of 10/92: $15.00 per day.
Bounced check fee- $20.00
County Sales Tax receipts – 75% to General Fund. 25% to Water Fund
All Employees- Offered NYS Retirement & Deferred Compensation Plan
Policies – Investment, Procurement, Code of Ethics, Prohibition of Sexual Harassment, Drug Free Work Place, Meal Reimbursement, Emergency Preparedness Plan, Water Restriction During Drought Emergency, Hazardous Mitigation Plan, Clerk/Deputy Clerk Segregation of Duties, DPW Guidelines.
Water Rules and Regulations
Cemetery Rules and Regulations

It was upon motion of Trustee Harvey, seconded by Trustee Flint, unanimously carried,
RESOLVED to accept the above stated policies and procedures.


It was upon motion of Trustee Flint, seconded by Trustee Harvey, unanimously carried,
RESOLVED, the public hearing on proposed budgets of the Village of Cherry Valley will be held on April 16, 2012, beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Village Clerk’s Office, 2 Genesee Street, Cherry Valley, New York. Anyone interested in viewing the proposed budget may do so at the above address during the hours of 9 am to 1 pm, Monday through Friday.

Proposed Budgets are as follows:
General Fund Water Fund
Appropriations $247,700.00 Appropriations $110,605.00
Revenues (inc. reserves) 78,758.00 Revenue 110,605.00
To be raised by taxes $171,041.00 -0-

Rate: $5.4754 per thousand Rate: $6.75 per thousand gallons
Small decrease No change

Proposed salaries of Board Members:
Mayor $1,750.00 annual
Trustees $1,500.00 each annual


Another area of sidewalk concern (as discussed at the last meeting) is on Lancaster Street in front of the Saba residence, where the village tractor broke a section and it was never repaired. This will be taken care of this year.


Attorney Laughlin reported that there has been little activity with the Planning Board.
Michael Swatling plans to divide his property off of Main Street, to build a home on a portion of it. Mr. Swatling will be notified that there is no sub division in the village and that he has complied with all rules.


The Mayor has met with Historian Gary Thompson regarding the placement of the stone and cherry tree in Alden Field. The dedication will be done on Memorial Day Weekend.


A letter will be sent to the Evans family, Genesee regarding a number of unregistered vehicles on their property. The village has a local law that states no more than one unregistered vehicle is to be on each property.


A discussion was held regarding possibly re-locating the bus stop.


The meeting adjourned upon motion of Trustee Harvey, seconded by Trustee Flint, unanimously carried, at 8:25 pm.