October 2019 Meeting minutes

October 21, 2019

Meeting opened at 7:00 PM by Mayor Guido with the Pledge to the Flag.  In attendance were Mayor Louis A. Guido, Trustee Ian Feulner, Trustee Edward Harvey, Amy Herr, Clerk-Treasurer, David Hajczewski, Int. DPW Superintendent, and Taylor Miles, Maintenance Worker.  Also in attendance were JoAnn Guido, Wendy Johnson and Jacob Johnson.

Approval of the September 23rd and October 2nd minutes as members received in written form.  It was upon motion of Trustee Feulner, seconded by Trustee Harvey, unanimously carried, to accept the minutes as written.


Checking Account

10/01/19 Balance


Total Fund

Trust & Agency

Savings Accounts      

10/01/19 Balance
Water System Repair Reserve

Cemetery Capital Reserve

Unemployment Insurance Reserve

Water Debt Service Reserve

Parks & Recreation Reserve

Sidewalk Repair & Replacement Res

General Fund Savings

Taxes Unpaid 9/1/19
Water Unpaid 9/1/19

Paid in September
Billed in September
Unpaid 10/1/19

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


            Wendy Johnson brought up that her neighbor, Dan Yerdon, has a dog that has bitten several individuals.  This has previously been taken to the Town Court and an order was issued that the dog is to be restrained whenever it is outside by either a lead or a physical fence.  Dan Yerdon is not following the court order. The Board requests that the Dog Control Officer, Jaird Johnson, or the Village Attorney, Hyde Clarke, follow up with the court on this matter.


The DPW is working on collecting the leaves in the Village and general Autumn cleanup.  The furnace in the shop is going bad and will need work done on it.


            As the unexpired term of Trustee Bishop was vacated and  an appointment by Mayor Guido with Edward Harvey to be Trustee was made, it was upon motion of Trustee Feulner, seconded by Trustee Harvey, unanimously carried
RESOLVED that a Special Election will have to be held to elect a Trustee to complete the unexpired term of Trustee Bishop.  The Special Election will be for a one year term that will complete the remainder on the unexpired term following the election.  
The polling place for the Village Election is at the Clerk’s Office, 2 Genesee Street, Cherry Valley, NY and will be held on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 from 12 noon to 9 PM.


            A deed for two cemetery lots that was purchased by Raymond and Beverly Leneker was signed by Mayor Guido and Trustees Feulner and Harvey.


            The Cemetery will be closing on November 15, 2019.  Burials after that date will require the approval of the Interim Superintendent and the Mayor or a Trustee.


It was upon the motion of Trustee Harvey seconded by Trustee Feulner, unanimously carried that 

WHEREAS, the Village of Cherry Valley believes that climate change poses a real and increasing threat to our local and global environments and is primarily due to the burning of fossil fuels; and
WHEREAS, the effects of climate change will endanger our infrastructure, economy and livelihoods; harm our farms, orchards, and ecological communities, including native fish and wildlife populations; spread invasive species and exotic diseases; reduce drinking water supplies and recreational opportunities; and pose health threats to our citizens; and
WHEREAS, we believe that our response to climate change provides us with an unprecedented opportunity to save money, and to build livable, energy-independent and secure communities, vibrant innovation economies, healthy and safe schools, and resilient infrastructures; and
WHEREAS, we believe the scale of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions required for climate stabilization will require sustained and substantial efforts; and
WHEREAS, we believe that even if emissions were dramatically reduced today, communities would still be required to adapt to the effects of climate change for decades to come,

IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED that Village of Cherry Valley, in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to a changing climate, adopts the New York State Climate Smart Communities pledge, which comprises the following ten elements:

1) Build a climate-smart community.
2) Inventory emissions, set goals, and plan for climate action.
3) Decrease energy use.
4) Shift to clean, renewable energy.
5) Use climate-smart materials management.
6) Implement climate-smart land use.
7) Enhance community resilience to climate change.
8) Support a green innovation economy.
9) Inform and inspire the public.
10) Engage in an evolving process of climate action.


            Following discussion by the Board it was decided to advertise for a temporary Maintenance Worker position with the understanding that if the Full time Maintenance Worker position becomes available that the individual in the temporary position will be appointed to the Full time position if the requirements of the temporary position have been met. The salary for the temporary position will by $13.00 per hour.  Funding for the position will come from Street Maintenance Personal Services and Contingent Funds.



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

General Fund
Ch. #’s 13760-13798 & EFT # 8
Water Fund                                            
Ch. #’s 13760-13798 & EFT # 8
Total Fund
Ch. #’s 13760-13798 & EFT # 8
Trust and Agency Fund
Ch. #’s 1934-1941 & Auto deductions

Budget Modifications
To                                                                    From                                                              

Budget Amendments
From                                       To                                            To                                             


            The meeting adjourned at 7:58 PM upon motion of Trustee Harvey, seconded by Trustee Feulner, unanimously carried.

Respectfully Submitted,

Amy S. Herr, Clerk-Treasurer
October 22, 2019

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