The regular meeting of the Town Board of Cherry Valley was held on Thursday February 06, 2020 with meeting called to order at 7:00PM by Supervisor Garretson.

Pledge to the Flag was said

Roll call of Officers was taken:
Tom Garretson-Supervisor P
Jim Johnson-Councilperson P
Ed VanDerWerker-Councilperson P
Mark Cornwell-Councilperson Excused
Holly Waterfield-P
Tony Miles-Highway Superintendent Excused
Mary Beth Flint-Town Clerk-P

Reading of last month’s minutes will be dispensed of and minutes accepted as presented and or corrected.

Presentation of invoices and payments:
1 Susan Schaffer $100.00pd
2 US Postal Service $383.75pd
3 Quill Corporation $96.09pd
4 Spectrotel $251.11pd
5 National Grid $152.16pd
6 Constellation Newenergy Inc $81.81pd
7 RBS Inc $300.00pd
8 Quill Corporation $252.28pd
9 Otsego Telephone Systems Inc $615.00pd
10 Ricoh USA Inc $17.80pd
11 Public Goods Pool $238.00pd
12 Bassett Healthcare $34,984.53pd

1 Williamson Law Book Company $24.95pd
2 Town Tax Collector $70.00pd
3 RBS Inc $40.00pd
4 Cherry Valley Hardware LLC $190.81pd
5 RL Parsons Inc $2,493.83pd
6 Spectrum Enterprise $79.95pd
7 Spectrum Enterprise $74.95pd
8 State Comptroller $1,794.00pd
9 Mary Beth Flint $19.71pd
10 Otsego Co Hwy Superintendent Association $100.00pd
11 US Postal Service $120.00 pd

12 US Postal Service $334.50pd
13 Hummel’s Office Plus $70.91pd
14 Cintas Corporation #121 $491.34pd
15 Spectrotel $343.99pd
16 Sue Miller $370.00pd
17 Cherry Valley Emergency Squad $300.00pd
18 American Legion Post 1360 $560.00pd
19 Cherry Valley Library $10,200.00pd
20 Cherry Valley Historical Association $10,200.00pd
21 Cherry Valley Fireman’s Auxiliary $150.00pd
22 Cherry Valley Fish and Game $300.00pd
23 Cherry Valley Fire Dept Co $300.00pd
24 Silver and Gold Seniors $100.00pd
25 Roseboom Area Senior Citizens $100.00pd
26 Cherry Valley Facilities Corp $3,600.00pd
27 Lyman and James Johnson $2,400.00pd
28 Cherry Valley Fire District $98,800.00pd
29 Deb Whiteman $800.00pd
30 NYS Retirement System $15,514.00pd
31 US Postal Service $56.00pd
32 US Postal Service $56.00pd
33 Verizon $104.79pd
34 On Time Waste $80.00pd
35 Tri-County Communications Inc $24.18pd
36 Excellus BC/BS $628.15pd
37 United Healthcare $25.76pd
38 National Grid $499.63pd
39 US Postal Service $316.85pd
40 Williamson Law Book Company $714.00pd
41 Otsego County Auditor $490.50pd
42 Artworks $2,050.00pd
Voided check 13593
Voided check 13578

Highway Vouchers:
Item 3 (401-410)
Item 4 (94-99)

Councilperson Waterfield made a motion to accept the invoices and payments as presented, Councilperson Johnson seconded the motion. The invoices and payments have been presented and accepted. All in favor 4 yes 0 no

Presentation of Invoices and Payments:
• Budget reviewed as well as NBT Account balances.


Misc. information to the Town Clerk:
• Thank You from the Historical Association
• Thank you from the Fireman’s Auxiliary
• Motion made by Councilperson VanDerwerker to cover expenses for the Town Clerk to attend the NYSTCA conference in Albany April 26-April 29, 2020 2nd by Councilperson Waterfield All in favor 4 yes 0 no Motion carried

Community Center Alden Field and Park:
• Biddy Basketball season underway
• Corn Hole League Tuesday nights
• Soccer League Friday nights

• Town and Village Board Minutes and info- www.cherryvalleyny.us
• Supervisor Garretson spoke with Mayor Guido about transferring the Town parking lot the village. More info to come.

Councilperson Waterfield gave an overview of a potential Solar Law. Main concern is who and how will the Town enforce the Law. Some of the bullet points are:
• Reporting and tracking large scale systems
• Owner or operator would have the facility inspected annually and file this report with the Town
• Need to know what needs to be included in report and if everything is sufficient
• Keeping track of where the properties are, who the contact is and have a follow up procedure for what happens if the owner/operator doesn’t file with the Town.
• Planning Board wants to put most of the responsibility on the owner and how to deal with an owner who does not comply, etc.
• Would the Town have a code enforcement officer? The County will not participate in this type of enforcement.
• Supervisor Garretson suggested reaching out to the Town Attorney for wording of a Solar Law.

Supervisor Garretson emailed Dave Bliss regarding the recyclable issues at the Town site. Dave forwarded the email to Karen Sullivan and she forwarded the email to Cassella.

Motion for the Superintendent of Highways to purchase a new truck through the Piggyback program through Chenango County made by Councilperson VanDerwerker Councilperson Johnson 2nd the motion. Motion carried.

Town Justice position currently held by Chris Barown will be on the November Ballot.

Resolution 2020-2 required annual examination audit of town justice court records and dockets is completed by the Town Board. Motion to accept Resolution 2020-2 Annual examination and

Audit of Justice Court Records as presented made by Councilperson Johnson 2nd by
Councilperson VanDerwerker. All in favor 4 yes 0 no. Roll call vote is taken Supervisor Garretson-yes, Councilperson Johnson-yes, Councilperson VanDerwerker-yes and Councilperson Waterfield-yes 4-yes 0-no Resolution 2020-2 is duly carried.

Public Questions, Comments and concerns…………..2 minute limit per request
Kathleen Taylor presents information regarding School Ballot initiative for the 4 county Library systems. The initiative would address increasing school taxes to meet annual Library budgets. A Library line would appear on the school taxes. The School has to put it on the Ballot in May for the public to vote yeah or nah to increase the taxes to support our local libraries in Cherry Valley and Springfield.

Motion to adjourn- Councilperson VanDerwerker Seconded-Councilperson Johnson

There being no further business meeting adjourned at 7:57PM.

Next Town Board meeting is Thursday March 12, 2020.

Respectfully submitted,
Mary Beth Flint-Town Clerk-Town Board minutes were recorded.