January 2013 Minutes


January 21, 2013

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, Clerk-Treasurer Dorothy E. Johnson, Interim DPW Superintendent David R. Hajczewski, Garbage hauler, Scott Moxham, and property owners Jacqueline Hull and Susan Miller.


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 1/1/13 Balance

General $114,866.81

Water 6,201.82

Total Fund $121,068.63

Trust & Agency $ 3,138.55

In the Trust and Agency Fund, $2,464.53 is the remainder of funds raised for the Village Bi-Centennial Celebration of June 9, 2012. After discussion, it was resolved to donate $2,000.00 to the Cherry Valley Volunteer Fire Department to help out with their Bi-Centennial/County Convention Celebration to be held this coming June 8th. The remaining $464.53 will be used toward miscellaneous expenses incurred by the village for this celebration.

Savings Accounts 1/1/13 Balance

Water System Repair Reserve $ 2,889.02

Cemetery Capital Reserve 11,135.62

Unemployment Insurance Reserve 5,169.19

Equipment Reserve -0-

Water Debt Service Reserve 29,487.75

Parks & Recreation Reserve 8,308.93

Sidewalk Repair & Replacement Reserve 233.31

Unpaid Water

Water Billed 1/1/13 $54,084.41

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

RESOLVED, to accept the report as given.


Mrs. Hull and Mr. Moxham attended the meeting in regards to a disagreement of disposal of green waste in the garbage. Mrs. Hull said that she has very little actual garbage, but small pieces of ribbon, tags, and other waste get mixed in with the greens. Mr. Moxham said he did pick up some of this until others began complaining about it. He is not supposed to be picking up the greens (garden debris). After a discussion, Mayor Stiles requested that all parties try a bit harder, stick with the refuse rules as best as they can, try to keep the ribbon to a minimum, and the Village Department of Public Works will pick up the green waste as they normally do at all places within the village.


Mrs. Miller attended to ask board members if they are planning to sell food at the psychic fair that she is planning in April 2013 in Cherry Valley. She said they expect about 200 to 250 to attend. Mayor Stiles said he would have some of the people who have helped in the past and get back to Mrs. Miller.


Mrs. Hull has spoken to the place where they will order the banners. They are willing to lend the village a bracket, to use to make our own.


Caucus Dates are as follows:

Monday, January 28, 2013 @ 7 pm, Village Office – Republican Caucus

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 @ 7 pm, Village Office – Democratic Caucus

Registration Day will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2013, beginning at 12 noon and ending at 5 pm at the Village Office, 2 Genesee Street, Cherry Valley.

Inspectors were contacted, to be finalized at the February meeting.


Mr. Hajczewski reported one leak has been found and repaired on Maiden Lane. He has installed meters in the Town Barn and the Firehouse, to meter the larger lines in those buildings, in trying to account for usage.


A donation is coming from Wal-Mart on behalf of Maureen Clapper for the parks and recreation fund. It was upon motion of Trustee Flint, seconded by Trustee Harvey, unanimously carried,

RESOLVED to deposit this check for $250 into the Parks and Recreation Savings account until which time it is needed.

A donation is also coming from Wal-Mart in the amount of $250 on behalf of Jacqueline Flint to be remitted to the Daily Bread Food Pantry.


As the Cherry Valley Volunteer Fire Department will be celebrating its bi-centennial as well as hosting the Otsego County Firemen’s Convention this coming June, it was upon motion of Trustee Flint, seconded by Trustee Harvey, unanimously carried,

RESOLVED to continue on with the previous plans made to co-sponsor the event with the Fire Department, as they did with the 2012 Village Bi-Centennial celebration. This includes, but is not limited to, insuring the use of fields, buildings, and fireworks, co-sponsoring the parade, and applying for permits.


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

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

General Fund Ch #’s 9944 - 10000 $18,960.02

Water Fund “ “ 3,880.36

Total Fund $22,840.38

Trust & Agency Fund Ch # 1754 – 1756 $ 2,318.98

Including deductions – Social Security, Medicare, Federal, Retirement


It was upon motion of Trustee Harvey, seconded by Trustee Flint, unanimously carried to close the meeting at 8:30 pm.

Respectfully Submitted,

Dorothy E. Johnson

January 29, 2013

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