June 2019 meeting minutes

June 17, 2019

Meeting opened at 7:01 PM by Mayor Guido with the Pledge to the Flag.  In attendance were Mayor Louis A. Guido, Trustee Conway Bishop, Trustee Ian Feulner, Hyde Clarke, Village Attorney, David Hajczewski, Int. DPW Superintendent, Amy Herr, Clerk-Treasurer and Edward Harvey, Consultant.  Also in attendance were Jennifer Bishop, Matthew Freer, Lisa Heinrich, Vicki Fassett and Kelly Flanagan.

Approval of the May minutes as members received in written form.  It was upon motion of Trustee Feulner, seconded by Trustee Bishop, unanimously carried, to accept the minutes as written.

Public Hearing regarding Local Law #1 of 2019 was opened at 7:02 PM.  Comments were made against the law by Laura Freer, Lisa Heinrich, Vicki Fassett and Lew Warner.  Comments against passing the law were that Cherry Valley has had animals in the past, it is a farming community, would be able to have more animals in Albany and NYC than in Cherry Valley, like being able to have animals on own property and would want to replace the current animals when it dies.  Comments in favor of passing the law were that there is a waiver in the law to request replacement of current animals and there have been complaints from Village residents about the chickens and horse manure on the streets.  One comment was made on considering lot size when allowing certain animals.

Bids for street paving were opened.  Bids were received from Gorman Group and Suit-Kote.  The total bid from Gorman Group for both Church and Lancaster Street was $43,923.03 and from Suit-Kote was $40,798.09.

Checking Account 06/01/19 Balance
General $79,687.29
Water $15,241.52
Total Fund $94,928.81
Trust & Agency                  $334.44
Savings Accounts 06/01/19 Balance
Water System Repair Reserve $2,898.37
Cemetery Capital Reserve $10,834.39
Unemployment Insurance Reserve $2,640.09
Water Debt Service Reserve $20,921.78
Parks & Recreation Reserve $3,572.61
Sidewalk Repair & Replacement Res $238.64
General Fund Savings $25,009.59
Water Taxes
Taxes Unpaid 5/1/19
Water Unpaid 5/1/19
$11,174.90 $0.00
Paid in May $351.12 $0.00
Billed in May $140.00 $0.00
Sent to County for reassessment on Taxes $10,963.78
Unpaid 5/31/19 $140.00 $0.00

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


Written report was presented for the past month.  The Town will be doing ditching on Lancaster Street later in the week.  The Water Meters have been read and new meters are being installed.  The sidewalk on Genesee Street will be done as soon as the weather improves.  Drain lines from residence cellars will be put under the new sidewalk.


Attorney Clarke stated that the law can be tailored to be specific about certain animals or numbers of animals.  The Public Hearing can be left open to work on the law further.  It was decided to leave the Public Hearing open until the next meeting.


Motion made by Trustee Feulner, seconded by Trustee Bishop, unanimously approved to accept the bid from Suit-Kote for paving of Lancaster and Church Streets.

Sidewalk work will be done on Genesee Street and part of Montgomery Street.


Attorney Clarke appeared in Supreme Court with Judge Coccoma on June 13, 2019 regarding 8 Lancaster Street.  Judge Coccoma reserved decision.

Motion made by Trustee Bishop, seconded by Trustee Feulner, unanimously approved to authorize Mayor Guido to sign the deed for 8 Lancaster Street to the Village, pending court approval.

Mayor Guido thanked Ed Harvey for the donation of the flower baskets for the Village.

Trustee Feulner had received an inquiry from a Village Resident wanting to know if the Military Flags could be replaced with the Cherry Valley banners that had previously been put up in the summer.  Dave Hajczewski reported that the banners have faded and the lettering is breaking up.  He has spoken to members of the Chamber of Commerce about possibly replacing the banners with flags that are similar to the ones that are currently on the poles.  Due to the current workload for the DPW the banners will not be put up this summer. 

Jennifer Bishop asked about organizing a Memorial Day Craft Fair as was done in the past in the Village.  She was advised to come up with a plan and then bring it back to the Board for further discussion.


After review by the board, it was upon motion of Trustee Feulner, seconded by Trustee Bishop, unanimously carried to make payment on bills and budget amendments and modifications as follows:

General Fund Ch. #’s 13558-13585 $12,708.85
Water Fund                 Ch. #’s 13558-13585 $2,701.30
Total Fund Ch. #’s 13558-13585 $15,410.15
Trust and Agency Fund Ch. #’s 1927 & 1928 & Auto deductions $4,995.68

General Fund Ch. #’s 13589-13604 $7,402.14
Water Fund                 Ch. #’s 13589-13604 $6,499.78
Total Fund Ch. #’s 13589-13604 $13,901.92

Budget Modifications for 2018-2019 Budget
To From

Budget Amendments for 2019-2020 Budget
From To To                        
From 2018-2019 Budget         A5112.2 $22,624.73 A2770 $22,624.73       
From 2018-2019 Budget         A1990 $35,956.56 A2770 $35,956.56
From 2018-2019 Budget         F1990 $4411.52 A2770 $4411.52


The meeting adjourned at 8:32 PM upon motion of Trustee Bishop, seconded by Trustee Feulner, unanimously carried.

Respectfully Submitted,

Amy S. Herr, Clerk-Treasurer
June 24, 2019

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