June 19, 2017

Meeting opened at 7:03 PM by Mayor Guido with the Pledge to the Flag.  In attendance were Mayor Louis A. Guido, Trustee Edward A. Harvey, Trustee Conway Bishop, Clerk-Treasurer Amy Herr, Dave Hajczewski, Int. DPW Superintendent and Dennis Laughlin, Village Attorney.  Also in attendance was Beverly Putnam.

The first item on the agenda was approval of the May minutes as members received in written form.  It was upon motion of Trustee Bishop, seconded by Trustee Harvey, unanimously carried, to accept the minutes as written.


Checking Account

06/01/17 Balance


Total Fund

Trust & Agency

Savings Accounts

06/01/17 Balance
Water System Repair Reserve

$ 2,897.19
Cemetery Capital Reserve

Unemployment Insurance Reserve

Water Debt Service Reserve

Parks & Recreation Reserve

Sidewalk Repair & Replacement Res

James Wait Basketball Court Fund

Taxes Unpaid 5/1/17
Water Unpaid 4/1/17


Billed in May

Paid in May
All unpaid as of  5/1/17 was returned to Otsego County for addition to Taxes on  5/4/17

Unpaid 6/1/17

It was upon motion of Trustee Harvey, seconded by Trustee Bishop,
unanimously carried,
RESOLVED, to accept the report as given.


          Beverly Putnam is having a problem with water on her property that is currently being pumped out with a hose.  Dave Hajczewski has spoken to Mike Stocking for suggestions on how to resolve the issue as it is ground water, not water from the Village water system. Mike Stocking has suggested that a line be dug to bury a drain line into the drains in the parking lot.  This would then drain it into the creek. There was a creek that ran along the hedge line on Beverly Putnam’s property many years ago.  Dave Hajczewski will contact Mike Stocking for Beverly Putnam to have him see her about having the work completed.

          Beverly Putnam also asked about eliminating curbs that are along the sidewalk in front of her house as they make it difficult for her to get into the front of her house due to her disabilities.  The DPW will look into this.


          Jake Wikoff, Suit-Kote has submitted a quote to the Village to for the streets that will be repaired this summer.  Quotes have not been received yet from Gorman or Cobleskill Stone. 

          The DPW will be repairing the damage that was done to Margaret Wickwire’s drive next week.  The water line at the Triangle Tavern needs to be repaired.  Any work that is done past the curb stop will be charged to the Triangle Tavern.  The turnaround at the end of Quarry Street is going to be filled in with some crusher run.

          There will not be a Scrap Metal Day held at this time as Richard Herron has taken a job out of the area and is not available to do the pickup of the scrap metal.

          The bridge over the creek to Alden Field may be worked on this summer.  There are no final plans at this time as to how to fix the bridge and resolve the flooding issues on the field in the Spring when there are heavy rains and snow melt run off. 

          Mayor Guido and Dave Hajczewski met with Bill Bagley from the New York State Department of Transportation last week.  They discussed and observed issues regarding Alden and Main Streets, such as drainage, street conditions and crosswalks.

          Dave Hajczewski requested that some equipment be declared as surplus.  Motion was made Trustee Harvey, seconded by Trustee Bishop, unanimously carried,
RESOLVED to declare the following as Village of Cherry Valley Surplus equipment to be sold:
Case 480 E backhoe 2900 hours
Weedeater rear engine  ride on 28" cut mower
Haban sickle bar cutter 3 point hitch
Cub Cadet 32 cubic foot leaf vacuum.


          Discussion was held regarding speeding in the Village and drivers not stopping at the stop sign at the intersection of County Highway 54 and State Highway 166.  Complaints have been made by residents in the area to the State Police.  Complaints may need to be made to the County Sheriff to try to get a Deputy to patrol the area at various times of the day.  Mayor Guido requested that a letter be sent to the Otsego County Highway Department to ask that the signs in the area on County Highway 54 be replaced with signs with LED lights on them. 

          There have been complaints received from the school and a resident on Maple Avenue that the individuals from the Opera that are residing at a home on Maple Avenue are parking on both sides of the street.  The school bus was not able to make it up the street one day.  Motion was made by Trustee Bishop, seconded by Trustee Harvey, unanimously carried,
          RESOLVED to place No Parking sides on the northern side of Maple Avenue.

          Information has been received from National Grid regarding the costs to acquire the street lights in the Village versus requesting that National Grid replace the current lights with LED lights while National Grid retains ownership of the lights.  Acquisition costs would be $48,471.00 with an additional $15,700.00 Disconnect Device Security cost.  LED conversion costs would be $66.02 per unit for 94 units for a total cost of $6202.04.  Motion made by Trustee Bishop, seconded by Trustee Harvey, unanimously carried to have National Grid replace the current street lights with LED lights with National Grid retaining ownership of the street lights.


          The End of the Year meeting was canceled for Monday, June 12, 2017.


          So far one individual has made the payment for their property taxes with a credit card.


          Verbal price quotes have been obtained from providers of Diesel, Fuel Oil and Propane.  Current prices were obtained from Parsons, Mirabito, Little Falls Fuel and Harbor Point Energy Products.  The prices obtained were as follows:  Parsons – Diesel & Fuel Oil, $1.749 and Propane $1.499, Mirabito – Diesel & Fuel Oil, $2.079, Little Falls Fuel - Diesel & Fuel Oil,  $2.09 &$2.14, Harbor Point - Diesel & Fuel Oil – $1.81 & $1.76 and Propane $1.40 (contract until March 31, 2018 required).  Motion made by Trustee Harvey, seconded by Trustee Bishop, unanimously carried
RESOLVED to change from Suburban Propane to Parsons for supply of Diesel, Fuel Oil and Propane.


          Discussion was held regarding resident requests for replacement of the sidewalk in front of their property.  Motion made by Trustee Bishop, seconded by Trustee Harvey, unanimously carried
RESOLVED that a resident will go to the top of the sidewalk replacement list if they pay for the materials with the Village suppling the labor to replace the sidewalk, otherwise the sidewalk replacement will wait until the Village plans to replace the sidewalk. 


          Lighting studies have been completed at the Village Shop (Quonset Hut) and the Well House.  The estimates were for replacement of the lights with motion detecting LED lights.  No changes will be made at this time.

          Dave Hajczewski and Cody Duncan went to the training in Sidney, NY for the Southeastern New York Water Works Conference.  Joe Zippi had information at the meeting about grants for water meters.  Contact will be made with Joe Zippi to see what may be available to replace the water meters in the village.


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

General Fund
Ch. #’s 12420-12467
Water Fund                                     
Total Fund

Trust and Agency Fund
Ch. #’s 1897
& auto deductions- Social Security, Medicare, Federal, Retirement

RESOLVED to make payment on bills and budget amendments as follows:

General Fund
Ch. #’s 12473-12496
Water Fund                                     
Total Fund

Trust and Agency Fund


Budget Amendments
From                                To                                    To                                   
Eugene Thaw                   A8810.4      $20,000       A2705         $20,000


          The meeting adjourned at 8:20 PM upon motion of Trustee Bishop, seconded by Trustee Harvey.

Respectfully Submitted,

Amy S. Herr

June 26, 2017

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