Wednesday, March 30, 2022




The regular meeting of the Town Board of Cherry Valley was held on Thursday March 10, 2022 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 Excused

Ed VanDerwerker-Councilperson P

Mark Cornwell-Councilperson Excused

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:


25  Millers Cleaning Service $720.00pd

26  Quill Corporation $10.98pd

27  Ricoh USA Inc $72.87pd

28  RL Parsons Inc $438.88pd

29  Quill Corporation $575.05pd

30  National Grid $148.01pd

31 Constellation Newenergy $ 349.75pd

32  NYSDOH $200.00pd

33  Millers Cleaning Service $720.00pd

34  Quill Corporation $364.22pd

35  Public Goods Pool $154.00pd



60  Cherry Valley Hardware LLC $61.29pd

61  Otsego County Treasurer $521.89pd

62  Hummel’s Office Plus $10.90pd

63  RL Parsons Inc $4,553.69pd

64  US Postal Service $70.00pd

65  Cherry Valley Fire District $95,055.00pd

66  National Grid $450.29pd

67  Spectrum Enterprise $74.95pd

68  Cintas Corporation #121 $364.27pd

69  Spectrum Enterprise $89.95pd

70  Constellation Newenergy Inc $795.20pd

71  Philadelphia Insurance Company $25.00pd

72  Shelter point Life Ins Co.  $696.60pd

73  Tolls by Mail $12.66pd

74  Drogen Electric Supply $257.39pd

75  Otsego Co Hwy Superintendent Association $100.00pd

76  Excellus BC/BS $389.06pd

77  Marin Field $150.00pd

78  Hummel’s Office Plus $339.99pd

79  United Healthcare $17.65pd

80  Hummel’s Office Plus $44.58pd

81  US Postal Service $705.80pd


Highway Vouchers:

Item 1 (190-191)

Item 3 (458-467)

Item 4 (163-165)


Councilperson VanDerwerker made a motion to accept the invoices and payments as presented, Councilperson Waterfield seconded the motion.  The invoices and payments have been presented and accepted.   All in favor 3 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 2 checks for Sales Tax for the month of JAN $4,147.45 and $2,932.60
  • Otsego County Treasurers check for snow and ice Oct-Dec $17,170.07
  • Thank you card received from the Cherry Valley Historical Association.


Community Center Alden Field and Park:

  • Biddy Basketball games and practices are wrapping up as the end of the Biddy basketball season is ending.  One of the coaches wants to continue an open gym for March for the kids, which I agreed to for the month of March only.
  • Parking has become an issue and the Town may want to look into some alternatives with nearby property if the owners would be interested in selling a small portion to add additional parking spots for the Community Center.




Town Planning Board:

  • Lorraine, chairperson, was contacted by Green Street Power Partners with three questions for the Planning Board regarding the solar law.  Lorraine deferred these questions to the Town Attorney, Will Green.

 Highway Department:

  • Superintendent Field stated because of rising costs the truck builders are going to want payment for the chassis next time a truck needs to be built.  Tentatively we are on a build schedule and the minimum is a 2 year wait.
  • The Freightliner is still in Albany waiting to be fixed.  They think there is a transmission problem but they are not sure.  They are still trying to diagnose the problem.
  • Superintendent Field reported as of late people are passing the snow plows unsafely.  The new truck is equipped to mount cameras to capture potential accidents that may occur with these unsafe drivers passing the plows.  Putting themselves in danger and the plow truck drivers in danger.


Resolution 2022-4 Purchase and Bond of 2022 Western Star Truck for the Town of Cherry Valley is presented to the Town Board Motion to accept Resolution 2022-4 is made by Councilperson VanDerwerker and 2nd by Councilperson Waterfield  

Roll call vote is taken:  Supervisor Garretson-yes, Councilperson VanDerwerker-yes and Councilperson Waterfield-yes  3 yes 0 no.  Resolution 2022-4 is duly carried.


Town Clerk will sign, seal and post the Estoppel in the Town Board for 20 days.


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


No comment from the public present.


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


There being no further business meeting adjourned at 7:30PM.


Next Town Board meeting will be Thursday, April 14, 2022 7:00PM


Mary Beth Flint-Town Clerk

Town Board minutes were recorded.








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