Saturday, March 5, 2022

DRAFT ONLY TB MEETING FEBRUARY 17, 2022 and Public Hearing

Motion made to open the Public Hearing for the Town of Cherry Valley and Village of Cherry Valley Joint Planning Board is made by Councilperson VanDerwerker and 2nd by Councilperson Johnson at 6:45PM on Thursday February 17, 2022


Village Board members present:

Amy Herr-Village Clerk, Lou Guido-Mayor, Ed Harvey-Village Trustee and

Ian Feulner-Village Trustee


Public comment:

Trustee Harvey asked once the Boards are joined does Village relinquish any jurisdiction or final say over properties in the village?  Lorraine Bosma, Chairperson for the Town Planning Board answered no to this question.  The new Planning Board will consist of Village and Town members.  If there are any decisions to be made on Village and or Town properties and there aren’t any representatives from the Town or Village at a particular meeting there will be no final decisions made until all members can be present at a future meeting.


No further public comments.


Motion to close the public hearing is made by Councilperson Cornwell and 2nd by Councilperson Johnson.  All in favor 4 yes 0 no  The public hearing is closed at 7:01PM




Supervisor Garretson called for a moment of silence for the passing of Robert Loucks past Supervisor for the Town of Cherry Valley.


This meeting is dedicated to the memory of Robert Loucks, past Supervisor for the Town of Cherry Valley.


The regular meeting of the Town Board of Cherry Valley was held on Thursday February 17, 2022 with meeting called to order at 7:01PM 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 P

Holly Waterfield-Excused

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:


09.  Cherry Valley Hardware LLC $45.60pd

10.  RL Parsons Inc $927.80pd

11.  Maureen Kuhn $450.00pd

12.  Spectrotel $582.02pd

13. Constellation Newenergy Inc $139.53pd

14.  National Grid $153.50pd

15.  Quill Corporation $232.98pd

16.  Otsego Telephone Systems Inc $615.00pd

17.  Ricoh USA Inc $72.87pd

18.  Excellus BC/BS $110.24pd

19.  Bassett Healthcare $71,356.54pd

20.  Public Goods Pool $451.00pd

21.  Ricoh USA Inc $17.80pd

22.  Quill Corporation $207.98pd

23.  American Wholesalers $51.99pd

24.  Bassett Physicians Group $161.79pd



19.  Jeff Stiles Contractor $7,265.95pd

20.  United States Treasury $566.04pd

21.  Otsego County Code Enforcement $50.00pd

22.  Cherry Valley Hardware LLC $17.51pd

23.  Thomas Garretson $24.76pd

24.  RL Parsons Inc $3,216.11pd

25.  Spectrum Enterprise $74.95pd

26.  Spectrum Enterprise $89.95pd

27.  Hummel’s Office Plus $47.41pd

28.  The Daily Star $476.52pd

29.  Spectrotel $730.04pd

30.  American Wholesalers $102.85pd

31.  Excellus BC/BS $126.17pd

32.  Lorraine Bosma $83.01pd

33.  US Postal Service $160.00pd

34.  Drogen electric Supply $1,916.82pd

35.  Fargo Overland Protective Service $120.00pd

36.  Emerson Testing LLC $245.00pd

37.  Hometown Hauling $40.00pd

38.  State Comptroller $3,543.00pd

39.  Constellation Newenergy Inc $242.93pd

40.  National Grid $309.94pd

41.  Cintas Corporation #121 $288.68pd

42.  Hummel’s Office Plus $5.08pd

43.  Williamson Law Book Company $785.00pd

44.  Bruce Hall Corp $707.16pd

45.  Deb Whiteman $800.00pd

46.  Philadelphia Insurance Company $862.00pd

47.  United Healthcare $17.65pd

48.  Sue Miller $370.00pd

49.  Cherry Valley Emergency Squad $300.00pd

50.  American Legion Post 1360 $560.00pd

51.  Cherry Valley Historical Association $10,200.00pd

52.  Cherry Valley Library $10,200.00pd

53.  Cherry Valley Fireman’s Auxiliary $150.00pd

54.  Cherry Valley Fish and Game Club $150.00pd

55.  Cherry Valley Fire Department Company 1 $300.00pd

56.  Cherry Valley Facilities Corporation $3,600.00pd

57.  Artworks $2,050.00pd

58.  Lyman and James Johnson $2,800.00pd

59.  Gates Cole Associates $30,732.96pd

Voided check #14463

Voided check #14499


Highway Vouchers:

Item 1 None

Item 3 (446-457)

Item 4 (160-162)


Councilperson Johnson made a motion to accept the invoices and payments as presented, Councilperson Cornwell 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:

  • Otsego County Treasurers check for Sales Tax for the month of DEC $10,767.50
  • Otsego County Treasurers check for snow and ice $3,984.59
  • Thank you card received from the Cherry Valley Fireman’s Auxiliary
  • Thank you from Jane Sapinsky from Artworks


Community Center Alden Field and Park:

  • Biddy Basketball games and practices have been going well.




Town Planning Board:

  • Lorraine Bosma, Chairperson received an email from Omni regarding a previous contract for a solar farm by the Cherry Valley Springfield Central School.  This contract became void with not meeting certain deadlines in 2019.  A new contract is being drafted by Green Street Power partners.  This contract has been sent to the school’s attorney.


Local Law 2022-1 Joint planning board for the Town and the Village of Cherry Valley has been presented to the Board Motion to accept Local Law 2022-1 as presented is made by Councilperson VanDerwerker and 2nd by Councilperson Johnson.  Roll call vote is taken:  Supervisor Garretson-yes, Councilperson Johnson-yes, Councilperson VanDerwerker-yes, Councilperson Cornwell-yes  4 yes 0 no  Local Law 2022-1 is adopted.


Current Chairperson Lorraine Bosma is presenting the following Joint Planning Board members and terms:

Town members

Frank McGrath-1 year term

Lisa Hershey-2 year term

Ellen LaSalle-2 year term

Lorraine Bosma-4 year term


Village Members

Dave Cornilia-3 year term

Cierra Utter-5 year term

Karen Walker-5 year term



Marianne Scully

William Compton

Tracy Donavan Laughlin


Highway Department:

  • Email to Marty Field from Alex Hillis regarding a clothing drop to be placed near the recyclable bins.  Marty warned that they could end up with more garbage than clothing.


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


No public comment from public present.


Motion made by Councilperson Cornwell to adjourn the meeting 2nd by Councilperson Johnson.


There being no further business meeting adjourned at 7:26PM.


Next Town Board meeting will be Thursday, March 10, 2022 7:00PM


 Mary Beth Flint-Town Clerk

Town Board minutes were recorded.









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