Beautification Awards

The winners of this year's Beautification Award have been presented to the following: Town Auto Sales (formerly Flint's Garage) - Commercial Allen and Wendy Whiteman - Residential Louis and Joann Guido - Residential Margaret Wickwire - Residential Recipients of the awards received a plaque and $500.00. Awards were donated by an anonymous donor and the awarding run through the village. Congratulations to all. Dorothy E. Johnson

Newsletter to be sent with January 2015 water bills.

January 1, 2015 – Newsletter (Village Office – 264-3791) NO All Night Parking – Reminder - There is no parking allowed on any street within the Village during the hours of 2 am to 7 am during the period of October 1st to May 1st. Garbage Collection Information – Garbage Cans must be used. This will be enforced. If your garbage is not in a can when placed out for pickup any animal can get into it and make a mess. Therefore, beginning with the January 29th pickup, if you place your garbage out for pickup by the village garbage contractor and do not have your garbage in a can, it will not be picked up.************ Pickup of Ashes – Ashes will be picked up by the garbage collector or the village IF they are not hot and in a clear bag, pellet bag, or another type that distinguishes that they are ashes. Card Board Boxes – All boxes must be broken down/flattened out. You may tie them together but do not put them into a bigger box. Sidewalk Clearing - Please try to keep the sidewalks adjacent to your home clear of snow and ice, without shoveling snow onto the village streets, adjacent sidewalks or your neighbor’s property. The Village DPW will do what they can to keep the sidewalks clear, but it is up to you to make sure they are maintained. Please make sure, when the Department of Public Works employee comes around to clear the sidewalks: Garbage Cans and vehicles must not be blocking the walks. Vehicles will be towed. Town Taxes – May be paid at the home of the collector, 3 Quarry Street during the hours of 4 to 6 pm on Wed. & Thurs during the month of January, (other times by chance or appointment) or at the village office at 2 Genesee St. (with receipt mailed to you if you desire one) Monday through Thursday 9 am to 12 noon, or by mail (P.O. Box 474). Next Village Meeting Dates Mon., January 19, 2014 at the Clerk’s Office, Mon., February 16th 2 Genesee St. Mon., March 16th @ 7 pm Beautification Awards – This July the beautification awards will be slightly different, with three prizes going to residential properties and one to commercial. Prizes are awarded for beautification, upkeep, improvements … with a plaque and money. Though the award is handled through the village, no village taxpayer’s money is used; funding is from a donation given to us by a very generous person who” loves to see Cherry Valley looking beautiful.” Town of Cherry Valley Dog Law SECTION 5: Restrictions: It shall be unlawful for any owner of any dog in the Town to permit or allow such dog to: (a) Run at large unless the dog is accompanied by its owner or a responsible person and under the full control of such owner or person. For the purpose of the Local Law, a dog or dogs hunting in the company of a hunter or hunters shall be considered as accompanied by its owner. (b) Engage in habitual and loud howling, barking, crying or shining or conduct as town reasonably and habitually disturb the comfort or repose of any person other than of such dog. (c) Uproot, digs, or otherwise damages any vegetables, lawns, flowers, garden beds, or other property without the consent or approval of the owner. (d) Chase, jump upon or at or otherwise harass any person in such manner as to reasonable cause intimidation or fear or to put such person in reasonable apprehension of bodily harm. (e) Habitually chase, run alongside of or bark at motor vehicles, motorcycles or bicycles while on a public street, highway, or place, or upon private property without the consent or approval of the owner of such property. (f) Create a nuisance by defecating, urinating or digging on public property, or on private property without the consent or approval of the owner of such property. (g) If a female dog, when in heat, be off the owner’s premises, unrestrained by a leash. Dog Control Officer – Jaird Johnson @ 264-3211.

REFUSE REMOVAL NOTICE Ashes will be picked up by the garbage collector, though MUST be bagged separately. Cardboard boxes MUST be broke down to be picked up. Preferably tied and bundled. Thank you

NO Dogs allowed in the Village Park unless they are service dogs. NO Dogs allowed in Village Cemetery. Also a reminder, children are NOT to be playing in the cemetery.

Notice from Senator Seward re: STAR exemption

you are a homeowner who receives a Basic STAR exemption (not the Enhanced STAR for senior citizens) for your school property taxes, you will need to register with the NYS Department of Taxation and Finance to keep getting the STAR exemption in 2014 and beyond. This is part of a new effort to eliminate fraud and protect property taxpayers.
Beginning this month, the State Tax Department will mail detailed instructions to all current Basic STAR recipients on how to register. The letter will include a personalized code that homeowners will need to register on-line or over the phone. The registration process will simply require homeowners to provide some basic information to confirm their eligibility for the STAR program.
This is a one-time process. Basic STAR recipients will not need to re-register every year. Senior citizens who receive the Enhanced STAR exemption are not affected by the new registration requirement.
A complete fact sheet is available on my website – click here.

A recent state comptroller’s report showed that taxpayers are being cheated out of tens of millions of dollars every year by individuals who are fraudulently obtaining STAR exemptions for their properties. This statewide accountability effort will help end that abuse. Most homeowners are doing the right thing, but when someone takes advantage of the system everyone else has to pay more in taxes. That’s not fair or legal.
If you have additional questions, please contact my office.
P.S. If you are not currently receiving the Basic STAR exemption, I urge you to file an application with your local assessor and start taking advantage of this tax-saving tool.

Notice of Annual Drinking Water Quality Report

Annual Drinking Water Report The Village of Cherry Valley has completed their annual Drinking Water Quality Summary for the 2012 year. The Village has met all health standards for this past year. Anyone interested in viewing the report, may pick up a copy at the office of the Clerk, 2 Genesee Street, Cherry Valley Monday through Friday, 9 am to 1 pm or request a copy to be mailed to them by phoning (607) 264-3791 or writing to the Village Clerk at PO Box 392, Cherry Valley, 13320. Dorothy E. Johnson Clerk-Treasurer March 4, 2013