September 2012 Minutes


September17, 2012

The meeting was opened at 7:00 p.m. by Mayor Jeffrey S. Stiles. In attendance were Trustee Kevin J. Flint, Trustee Edward A. Harvey, Village Attorney Dennis B. Laughlin, Interim Department of Public Works Superintendent, David Hajczewski, and Dorothy E. Johnson, Clerk-Treasurer.


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 9/1/12 Balance

General $142,386.18

Water 36,608.95

Total Fund $178,994.95

Trust & Agency $ 3,015.76

Savings Accounts 9/1/12 Balance

Water System Repair Reserve $ 2,888.54

Cemetery Capital Reserve 11,133.76

Unemployment Insurance Reserve 5,168.33

Equipment Reserve .14

Water Debt Service Reserve 29,482.83

Parks & Recreation Reserve 6,139.11

Sidewalk Repair & Replacement Reserve 233.24

Unpaid Taxes

Unpaid 8/1/12 ….. $23,123.26

Paid in August 3,815.99

Unpaid 9/1/12 $19,307.27

Unpaid Water

Unpaid 8/1/12….. $11,350.98

Paid in August 3,395.26

Unpaid 9/1/12 $ 7,955.72

After discussion, it was upon motion of Trustee Harvey seconded by Trustee Flint, unanimously carried,

RESOLVED, to accept the report as given.


The Mayor has met with Jackie Hull, Chamber of Commerce agreeing on a joint project of hanging banners on downtown poles.

ALDEN FIELD – Vandalism/Cameras

The recent vandalism at Alden Field was further discussed. It was upon motion of Trustee Flint, seconded by Trustee Harvey, unanimously carried,

RESOLVED, to purchase up to 6 surveillance cameras to be put in different areas on the park property.


Street Work

Lancaster Street is ready for blacktop, which is scheduled for Wednesday, September 19th.

Water Operator Course

A discussion was held regarding the water course that Todd Hull will be taking through the New York State Department of Health. It is undecided as to weather Mr. Hull will take the home course or one a Morrisville College this winter.

Motorcycle in Parking Lot

Mr. Hajczewski was authorized to have the motorcycle that had to be pushed out of the parking lot, towed if not removed by Friday, 9/21/12.

BI-CENTENNIAL – Fire Department

The Clerk reported the committee has met and plans begun for the Bi-Centennial/Otsego County Firemen’s Convention to be held in June 2013. It was agreed that the Village will join with the Fire Department in this effort, as the fire department helped with the Village Bi-Centennial last June. Funds remaining are in the amount of $2,338.52, ($45.00 less than previously reported, funds reportedly owed to the Historical Association for booklets and calendars) and will go toward this celebration.


Leaf Pickup

The Village of Cherry Valley Department of Public Works will begin picking up leaves at the beginning of October, until mid-November throughout the village. Leaves must be raked to the curb, not in the ditch and with no other brush included. Other brush, garden and lawn debris will be picked separately on Mondays.

No All Night Parking

Parking is prohibited on all streets within the Village of Cherry Valley from October 1st through May 1st, between the hours 2:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m.

Parking in the village parking lots is available during the evening hours, though not for winter storage.

Hydrant Flushing

Hydrants will be flushed on Wednesday and Thursday, October 10th and 11th. Water may be discolored and pressure disrupted during this time.

Halloween Celebrations

Trick or Treating will be held on Wednesday, October 31st in the Village of Cherry Valley, hours 5:30 to 7:30 pm.

The Firemen’s Auxiliary will hold a party on Saturday, October 27th from 1 - 3 pm at the firehouse.

Unpaid Taxes

All village taxes remaining unpaid after November 1st will be sent to Otsego County for collection.

Christmas Celebration

Santa will be at the tree in the Village Park on Christmas Eve with gifts and goodies for all area children.

FUNDRAISERS –Cherry Valley Children’s Christmas/Community Center

Pork Roast Dinner to be held at the Community Center on Saturday, October 6th, 5 – 7:30 pm, dinner provided by Wolfgang and Loretta Welter of the Limestone Mansion.

Spaghetti Dinner/Dance to be held at the Community Center on Saturday, November 3rd, beginning at 5 pm. Music to follow by MaxViolet.


Trustee Flint will order letters and some kind of closure will be figured out this week for the community bulletin board.


Trustee Flint reported that the Town of Cherry Valley will be working on the parking lot this week.


Trustee Flint reported that he had learned at the town meeting, the bill for workmen’s compensation insurance, through Otsego County, will increase by about 15% this year.

TAX RATE – 2% Cap

Attorney Laughlin suggested we may want to entertain passing a resolution to waive the state’s 2% cap on taxes. This will be discussed at a later date if the board feels it is needed, for possible public hearing.


A thank you was received from the Sharon Springs Chapter of Silver and Gold for the donation.

Thank you cards sent to Mayor Stiles and his staff from Dee Mahalick and the Daily Bread Food Pantry for their recent help with the Folk fest for Food.


After review by the board, it was upon motion of Trustee Harvey, seconded Trustee Flint, unanimously carried,

Resolved, to make payment on bills, amend budget and transfer appropriations as follows:

General Fund Ch #’s 9763– 9801 $25,006.57

Water Fund “ “ 4,204.13

Total Fund $29,210.70 $

Trust & Agency Fund Ch #’s 1743-1748 $2,771.39

Including deductions – Social Security, Medicare, Federal, Retirement

Budget Amendments

From To To

FEMA/SEMO $7,388.90 A3060.4 $7,388.90 A1990.4 $7,388.90

Transfer of Appropriations

To From

A7140.4 $481.32 A7110.4 $481.32


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

September 19, 2012