Saturday, October 23, 2021


Motion made by Councilperson Cornwell to open the Public Hearing for Local Law 2021-2

Property Tax Cap Override  2nd by Councilperson Johnson


Public hearing open at 6:54PM on OCTOBER 14, 2021


Phil Durkin asked if the Town Board anticipated having to override the Tax cap.  Answer by Supervisor Garretson-No


Motion to close the Public Hearing made by Councilperson Cornwell  2nd by Councilperson Waterfield.  All in favor 4-yes 0-no


Public hearing closed at 7:08PM




The regular meeting of the Town Board of Cherry Valley was held on Thursday October 14, 2021 with meeting called to order at 7:09PM 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 Excused

Mark Cornwell-Councilperson P

Holly Waterfield-P    

Highway Superintendent Marty Field-P

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:


88 Optimizer Systems Inc $283.08pd

89 Public Goods Pool $451.00pd

90 Quill Corporation $211.28pd

91 Ricoh USA $17.80pd

92 Ricoh USA $72.87pd

93 Bruce Hall Corp $97.04pd

94 Spectrotel $277.92pd

95 National Grid $176.26pd

96 Bassett Healthcare $45,643.57pd

97 Public Goods Pool $371.00pd

98 Constellation Newenergy Inc $167.01pd

99 American Wholesalers $72.50pd




167 The Daily Star $57.39pd

168 Bruce Hall Corp $37.38pd

169 NYS Association of Towns $900.00pd

170 Spectrotel $376.72pd

171 Tri-County Communications Inc $179.10pd

172 Spectrum Enterprise $74.95pd

173 Spectrum Enterprise $89.95pd

174 Nan Stolzenburg $1,698.33pd

175 National Grid $246.47pd

176 Cintas Corporation #121 $343.55pd

177 Constellation Newenergy Inc $183.34pd

178 Excellus BC/BS $25.32pd

179 On Time Waste $75.00pd

180 State Comptroller $2,114.00pd

181 United Healthcare $21.71pd

Voided check 14328

Voided check 14340



Highway Vouchers:

Item 1 (178-187)

Item 3 (396-409)

Item 4 (150-151)


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:

  • Sales Tax for the month of JUNE check from the County $8,837.12
  • Check received from Otsego County Treasurer for traffic diversion program 8/2021 $1,300.00


Community Center Alden Field and Park:

  • Gym area remains closed for ceiling repairs.


Community Facilities Corp:

  • All apartments are rented out.






  • Dave Bliss, County Rep, is present at tonight’s meeting.  He gave an overview of the County’s plan to move forward with a paid ambulance service for the whole County.


Highway Department:

  •  Hinkley mountain work is complete.  There is no way to make the road State regulated width
  • Previous plow truck ordered will be here in January 2022 however it is 1-2 years to receive a new truck once ordered
  • Spare plow truck will be used for this winter and then this truck will be sent to auction.
  • CHIPS paperwork has been submitted.
  • HS Field has been in touch with Nathan Waterfield for tree removal on Campbell Road.


Local Law 2021-1 Solar Energy Generating Systems

Councilperson makes a motion to adopt Local Law 2021-1 Solar Energy Generating Systems 2nd by Councilperson Waterfield all in favor 4 yes 0 no Local Law 2021-1 adopted.


Local Law will be filed in the Town Clerk office as well as


Local Law 2021-2 Town of Cherry Valley, County of Otsego Override Tax Levy Limit

*Law will be filed in the Town Clerk’s Office and at


Motion to adopt Local Law 2021-2 Override Tax Levey Limit made by Councilperson Johnson 2nd by Councilperson Waterfield 4 yes 0 no Local Law 2021-2 adopted.


Preliminary Budget for 2022 is presented to the Town Board for review and comments.


Town Clerk Flint handed out a Survey for Internet access and Try our broadband by NYS Public Service


Public Questions, Comments and concerns…………..2 minute limit per request


Steve Pasternak addressed the Town Board regarding Salt Springville Road needing attention in terms of being deemed “hazardous” by the Cherry Valley Springfield Superintendent of transportation as well as the Superintendent of the CVSCS therefore the bus will not pick up his child for school.  Mr. Pasternak is appealing to the Town Board for some help with this issue.

A discussion was held with outcome being a meeting to walk the road should be set up with aforementioned Superintendents as well as Town officials to try and come up with a solution.


Phil Durkin wants to acknowledge on behalf of the Route 20 association he sent a letter to the Town Board for consideration of funds from the  American Recovery Program Act for 501C3 non-profit organizations.


Motion made by Councilperson Cornwell to adjourn the meeting 2nd by Councilperson Waterfield


There being no further business meeting adjourned at 8:05PM.


Next Town Board meeting and Public Hearing for the Preliminary Budget for 2022 will be Thursday, November 11, 2021 at 7:30PM


 Mary Beth Flint-Town Clerk

Town Board minutes were recorded.








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